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November 11, 2011
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More than 200 folks welcomed home local solider Lt. Col. George Rollins last month at the McKeon Post in Dorchester, commemorating his return from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan. George, a Mission High man and a West Point graduate, spoke passionately about being thrilled to be home and about the death of his comrades...

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350 run in MH Road Race

October 14, 2011
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About 350 runners competed in the Mission Hill Road Race on Oct. 1. The race is in memory of beloved Kevin Fitzgerald, who was a state rep. from Mission Hill. The race, which was attended by Mayor Thomas Menino and organized by Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, raised funds to maintain Kevin Fitzgerald Park....

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October 14, 2011
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Condolences to the family of Michael Prendergast, formerly of Mission Hill, who unexpectedly passed away last month. Michael, who was living in Foxborough, worked for NSTAR. Michael was a gret family man with a heart full of love. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Lauria (Defina), and his children, three of whom...

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September 16, 2011
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Former Mission Hill High School principal Sister Patrice Garrity departed her beloved Mission Hill Parish last month, having been reassigned to a convent in Connecticut. Sister Garrity, a 1947 Mission High School graduate, was the school’s best principal when the school closed in the early ’90s. In the last year of Mission High, I...

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August 19, 2011
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    By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette   Condolences to the family of Richard Dwyer, who passed away last month. Back in the ’80s, Rich and I were softball teammates for Winnie’s Pub in the Mission Hill Softball League, and he was a class act. Rich graduated from Mission High School...

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July 15, 2011
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By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette Condolences to the family of Jimmy Casey, who passed away May 29 after a long illness. Jimmy, a loving family man, leaves his wife Kerry (Harris) and three children. He was a hard worker and a member of the pipefitter and refrigerator union Local 537. I...

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June 3, 2011
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By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Special to the Gazette   Condolences to the family of Dave O’Connor, a World War II veteran and a Mission Hill icon, who passed away May 5 in Sarasota, Fla., at 86. Dave, a Mission High School graduate, was a Pearl Harbor survivor who served in the U.S. Navy. He...

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