Obituaries 09-11-2012

Katherine Duggan

Brookline Resident

Katherine (Marcellino) Duggan of Brookline, formerly of Milton, died on September 7.

She was the loving mother of Amy M. Duggan of Brookline, devoted grandmother of Maeve K. Laslie of Brookline, sister of Donna Marcellino of Olympia, WA, Lora Sheptyck of Eastham, Samuel Marcellino of Ohio, Thomas Marcellino of New Sharon, ME and the late Jan Smith. She is also survived by her former husband, Joseph M. Duggan of Beacon Hill.

Her Funeral Service will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, East Milton on Wednesday, September 12 at noon. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions in Katherine’s memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New England Chapter, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For directions, information and guestbook please visit

Dr. Marie M. Hall

Former Mt. Vernon Street resident

Marie M. Hall, Ph. D. died in Durham, N.C., on Aug. 30. She was 95.

Dr. Hall was a resident of The Cedars in Chapel Hill, N. C., since 2007. She was born in New York City and graduated from Hunter College and The New School of Social Research in New York. In 1950, she moved with her three children to Nashville, Tenn., and received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tenn., making her the first woman to receive a Ph. D. in psychology from the school. At Vanderbilt, she also met and later married George C. Hall, who also received a doctorate in clinical psychology.

Both Halls were clinical psychologists serving in various capacities with the Veterans Administration and devoted their careers to helping veterans deal with mental health problems. In addition, Dr. Hall and her late husband were pioneers in neuropsychology, specializing in brain function. Dr. Hall’s research was instrumental in enhancing the profession’s understanding of hemispheric function, suggesting the concept of the left hemisphere having the role of critic, judge and the right hemisphere being the innovator, the artist.

Prior to moving to Chapel Hill, the Halls lived for 35 years on Mt. Vernon Street on Beacon Hill and were members of the Saint Botolph Club, former members of the Cambridge Boat Club and were active in Boston’s Waltz evenings. They had a vacation home on Cape Cod in Wellfleet. The Halls shared a wide range of interests, including art, architecture, music, literature, and were frequent theatre and opera attendees.

George C. Hall died in 2008. Dr. Marie Hall is survived by a son, James C. Mabry of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a daughter, Eileen Mabry; three grandchildren, William Mabry of Los Angeles, Calif., James C. Mabry IV of Richmond, Va., Elizabeth Owen of Concord, N.C., Kim M. Kreps, Austin Texas; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were scheduled to be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with internment at Evergreen Cemetery.

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