Maurice A. Hastings

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Maurice A. Hastingsof Mattapan, in Weymouth February 19, 2016 a long time resident of Mattapan.Born October 1930, Maurice was raised in Allston, Massachusetts. The loving Hastings family was full of the same humor and laughter Maurice valued throughout his life. An avid Red Sox fan, as a young man Maurice worked at both Boston Braves Field and Fenway Park. He was an Alumni of St. Anthony’s Grammar School, Boston College High and Boston College.

            After serving his country in the US Army in the Korean War, Maurice met Elaine Burns at Mosley’s on the Charles and they married in October of 1957. He and Elaine had 3 children, Mary, Elaine, and John. He enjoyed being involved in their lives and teaching them many important life lessons. He could always be counted on to organize a neighborhood whiffle ball game and was an ever-ready chauffer to his kids and their friends. His many nieces and nephews also have fond memories of their uncle. Most recently, he enjoyed being an active grandfather to Kirstin, Joshua, Sarah, Rachel, Jae and Erin.

Maurice earned a Masters in Education from Boston Teacher’s College. He began his teaching career at the Washington Allston School and continued as a teacher and administrator at the Sarah Greenwood, Endicott, and Joseph E. Lee schools. He also served St. Gregory’s Parish in many capacities, such as Eucharistic Minister and CCD teacher. After his retirement he stayed active as a volunteer at the JFK Library and Mass Genealogical Society.

            Maurice will be missed by many but he left all with cherished memories of a life well lived. Maurice was the beloved husband Elaine (Burns) Hastings.Loving father of Mary Hasler and husband John of CO, Elaine Martin and husband Mike of Pembroke and John Hastings and wife Margaret of Norwood. Brother of the late Patricia, Jeannine, Barbara, Frances, Ursula and Edward. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, Dorchester Wednesday at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. Late Korean War Veteran. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.