In Memoriam: Giles E. Mosher Jr.


The Institution has received word of the death of Honorary Corporation Member Giles E. Mosher Jr., on February 12, at his home in Wellesley.  He ws 80.

Giles was a graduate of Boston College, Northwestern University's School of Financial Public Relations, and Rutgers University Stonier Graduate School of Banking.  He was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of BayBank and Vice Chairman Emeritus of Bank of America. Giles was elected to the WHOI Corporation in 1995 and became an honorary member in 2005.  He was also a devoted trustee of Boston College for more than 40 years.  Giles was also a member of the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Boston, a director of Boston Mutual Life Insurance, the Massachusetts Business Development Corporation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for more than four decades. A Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Giles was a member of Brae Burn Country Club and the Clover Club of Boston.

Giles leaves his best friend, confidant and dear wife, Thelma. He was the loving father of Mary Beth Grimm and her husband James of Wellesley; Susan Mosher and Tom MacDonald of Newton; Michelle Cibotti of Canton; Giles E. Mosher III and his wife Susan of Dover; Alison Birmingham and her husband Stephen of Dover; and Caitlyn Ellis and her husband Jason of Wellesley. He was the cherished grandfather of A.J., Ryan, and Meagan Grimm; Kristin Cibotti; Giles E. Mosher IV (Teddy), and Robert Mosher; and Grace and Liza Birmingham.

Visiting hours will be on Friday, February 15, from 4-8 p.m., at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington Street (Rt 16), Wellesley, MA. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Road, Wellesley Hills, MA, at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Newton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perpetual Benevolent Fund, c/o Bank of America, 39 Main Street, Watertown, MA, 02472.

Information for this obituary was taken from the
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Homes website.


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