QUINCY — More than 100 guests turned out to celebrate baker extraordinaire and all around good guy George Montilio at Alba’s Restaurant in Quincy. The spectacular eatery was rocking to 1970’s music on Sunday evening for the surprise 70th birthday party, which was hosted by George’s wife, Christine, and daughters, Jenna and Elissa. Many of the guests doned 1970’s attire as you can see in the photos below. The local wags want to know if…

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BRAINTREE — It seems like everyone including Santa Claus turned out the other day to celebrate Harry Brett’s “30th” birthday party. The surprise — and he was surprised — was set up and organized by Harry’s daughters Mary Ellen and Margaret. A parade of cars made its way (slowly) by the Brett house in Braintree as a very happy Harry Brett and his wife, Lucille, waved as each car passed by. The phalanx was led…

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BOSTON — More than 500 guests turned out Saturday night for the surprise 65th birthday party for Jake Kennedy, who with his wife, Sparky, founded the annual Christmas in the City. Saturday’s party was held at the Seaport Hotel. The night also served as a fundraiser for the Jake Kennedy ALS Fund, which has a goal of raising $1 million for ALS research. Jake was diagnosed with ALS and it is not the first time…

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SOUTH BOSTON — 2,500 guests attended the 244th birthday of the US Marine Corps at a special lunch held by the Semper Fidelis Society Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Among those on hand to help in the celebration were US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, Admiral Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations, and General David H. Berger, the 38th commandant of the US Marine Corps. The luncheon also included a…

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NANTUCKET SOUND — Bill Brett was on the ferry from Nantucket to the Cape when the boat got an announcement that it was a woman’s birthday. A rendition of “Happy Birthday” followed soon after. Bill, who was traveling back from covering the Ireland Funds Nantucket Celebration, was seated next to Tom Sexton, a Boston-based bagpiper who had performed at the Ireland Funds event. (We’ll publish his photographs from that event in the coming days.) Sexton…

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