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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home is an independent, family owned and operated funeral home located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Our facilities are situated in a stately Victorian Mansion that was built in 1876, and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Founded in 1956 by Wendell T. Magoun, our firm has taken great pride in providing personal service to the community in all aspects of care giving. Wendell's son Robert W. Magoun continued this legacy of family service for over thirty-five years.

Currently the firm is owned and operated by Robert J. Biggins and his son Daniel J. Biggins, they and a dedicated staff of caregivers are committed to provide ethical and tender service to the community. They continue the legacy and bring a vision for the future to expand and improve the available resources of care and compassion. Together they strive to assist each and every family that they serve to "Celebrate the Dignity of Life".

We are proud members of the National Funeral Director's Association and as a record of our outstanding service, ethical practices and comfortable facilities, our's is the only firm in our community to be recognized with the prestigious "Pursuit of Excellence" award.

As an NFDA member, we are pledged to strict adherence to the high standards to which members are dedicated. Our responsibilities to each family we serve will be in keeping with NFDA's nationally known Code of Professional Conduct.


Our Obituaries

Raymond W. Agius

September 12, 1941 - September 22, 2016

Raymond W. Agius, 75 of Hanson died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after a very brief period of failing health. He was born in Brockton, son of the late Paul and Irene (Carreaux) Agius and was raised and educated in Whitman. He as a graduate of the former Whitman High School. Ray later attended the Franklin Institute in Boston and graduated from Bridgewater State College with...
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Marilyn J. Spaulding

January 21, 1928 - September 20, 2016

Marilyn J. (Anderson) Spaulding, 88 of Halifax died on September 20, 2016 at Wingate at Silver Lake. She was born in Springfield, MA daughter of the late John C. and Edith E. (Ekland) Anderson and was raised and educated there. She was a graduate of Commerce High School. Mrs. Spaulding was a longtime resident of West Springfield and later lived in Norwell and Bourne before settling in Halifax...
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Theresa B. Foster

October 6, 1934 - September 17, 2016

Theresa B. Foster, 81, of Rockland, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 after a long illness. She is survived by five children. John J. Foster of Plymouth, MA, Stephen Foster of Rockland, MA, Robert C. Foster of Pennsylvania, Glenda M. Head of Kentucky and Sandra J Sullivan of Rockland, MA. She leaves behind fourteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews....
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James E. Farrell

March 11, 1945 - September 16, 2016

James Edward Farrell, 71, of Rockland died at The Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on September 16, 2016, after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston son of the late Edward, and Grace (Kane) Farrell. James was the Husband of Margaret E. (Palermo) Farrell of Rockland. Father of Anthony Farrell and his Wife Brandie of NV, and the late Victoria M. Champagne, and her Husband...
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Shawn M, Dupuis

March 30, 1969 - September 10, 2016

Shawn M. Dupuis, 47, of Rockland passed away unexpectedly on September 10, 2016 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born on March 30, 1969 to Maurice J. Dupuis of Centerville and Eva Kirby of South Yarmouth. Shawn was raised and educated in Barnstable but has resided in Rockland for the past 13 years. Shawn worked as a laborer for the Teltron Engineering Company in Foxboro for the...
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Sandra Lee Phillips

February 2, 1944 - September 4, 2016

In loving remembrance of Sandy Phillips, our Mom, Sister, Gramma, Friend and Honorary Mom to many: Groundhog Day, February 2, 1944. Sandra (Sandy) Lee Bowker was a strawberry blonde baby girl born to Robert and Dorothy Bowker, in Weymouth, MA, younger sister to Paul E. Bowker (deceased) and Virginia Mullen (Ginny), older sister to Robert (Bob) Bowker and Nancy Bowker. Early years were...
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Marilyn J. Damon

October 2, 1936 - September 3, 2016

Marilyn J. Damon, 79 of Rockland died on September 3, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Timothy and Julia (Donahue) Damon and was raised and educated in West Roxbury, later graduating from Roslindale High School. Marilyn was a longtime employee of One Beacon Insurance, where she worked as a clerk. She loved to read, and to travel,...
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Harry "Lee" Winslow

May 19, 1927 - August 31, 2016

Harry F.L. "Lee" Winslow, 89 of Hanover died on August 31, 2016 in his own home cared for by his family and the Hospice of the South Shore. He was born in Hanover, son of the late Ralph and Jane (Young) Winslow and was raised and educated there. Harry was a lifelong "Hanoverian!" He enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces and served as a Navy Seabee during World War II. Lee was an active member of...
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Flora Caron

April 2, 1922 - August 29, 2016

Flora (Cedrone) Caron "Flo", 94 of Rockland died on August 29, 2016 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Facility. She was born in Quincy, Daughter of the late Carmine and Donata (Quintiliani) Cedrone. She was raised and educated in Quincy, and was a long time Rockland resident. Flo worked for many years at The Holy Family School Thrift Shop in Rockland. She also preciously had worked for...
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Jeffrey S. Clark

December 8, 1961 - August 27, 2016

Jeffrey S. Clark, 54 of Rockland died on August 27, 2016 surrounded by his closest loved ones listening to Free Bird at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born in Norfolk VA, son of the late Ralph, and Donna (Hillsgrove) Clark. Jeff was raised and educated in Bow NH, along with his siblings Shari Mahon and Scott Clark of Concord and the late Suzanne and Ricky Clark. Jeffrey worked...
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Michael J. Darling

December 16, 1988 - August 21, 2016

Michael J. Darling Jr., 27 of Rockland, died unexpectedly on August 21, 2016 in Pennsylvania. He was born in Weymouth on December 16, 1988 to Michele (King) Darling and the late Michael Darling. Michael was raised and educated in Rockland and was part of the graduating class of 2007. He later attended ITT Technical Institute in Pennsylvania. A lover of sports, Michael played hockey in...
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Richard A. Aitken

March 2, 1943 - August 12, 2016

Richard A. Aitken, 73 of Rockland died on August 12, 2016 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center. He was born in Stoughton, son of the late Allen and Barbara (Damon) Aitken and was raised and educated in Rockland. Dick had a long career as a firefighter in the Town of Rockland and retired in 2007 after more than 40 years of service. He was a member of the International Association of...
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Catherine I. Mcnamara-Pedersen

May 18, 1935 - August 9, 2016

Catherine I. McNamara-Pederson (Thibeault) of Rockland passed away on Tuesday August 9,2016. She was born in Weymouth Ma on May 18,1935. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Sara Thibeault. Sister of Edward Thibeault, Joseph Thibeault, and Helen Lukeman (Thibeault). Loving wife of the late James McNamara and the late Eric Pederson. Mother of the late Michael McNamara, the late Maureen...
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Matthew Adam Capone

August 23, 1990 - August 9, 2016

Matthew A. Capone, 25 of Rockland died on August 9, 2016. He was born in Boston, son of Matthew A. Little of Rockland and the late Vikki Capone Schutt. He was raised and educated in Virginia and Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 2008. While at Rockland High he was a member of the wrestling team. For the past several years, Matt had been a crewman at Dunkin Donuts at their...
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Carole A. Anderson

March 4, 1944 - August 8, 2016

Carole A. (Coleman) Anderson, 72 of Rockland died at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on August 8, 2016. She was born in Boston on March 4, 1944 to John and Mary (Kitterick) Coleman. Carole was raised and educated in Roxbury and attended St. Patrick's High School. She has since made her home in Rockland since 1972. Carole had been an Administrator at Boston Medical Center for 30 years. ...
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Lorraine E. O'Brien

July 4, 1927 - August 8, 2016

Lorraine E. O'Brien (Bennett) of Fairhaven, Ma, died August 8, 2016, at her home in Fairhaven after a period of failing health. She was born in Rockland, Daughter of the late Archie and Bertha (Chesbro) Bennett and was raised and educated there, attending Rockland High School. Lorraine was the wife of the late James O'Brien. Mother of Paul B. Rock of Fairhaven. Also survived by many nieces,...
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Daniel Salvucci

August 3, 2016

Daniel "Dan" Salvucci, 95 of Rockland passed away peacefully on August 3, 2016 in the home that he built. He was surrounded by his family and cared for by the Hospice of the South Shore. He was born in West Quincy and lived his entire life focused on his family. He left school at the Age of 16 to join the Civil Conservation Corps and later enlisted in the U.S. Army serving with the Army Corps of...
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Deborah Jean Bowen

February 18, 1950 - July 28, 2016

Deborah Jean (Simmons) Bowen passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born in Weymouth on Feb. 18, 1950. She was the daughter of Herbert and Marilyn Simmons, sister of Merideth Smith and Joan Rogers and loving mother of Max and David Bowen. She was the proud grandmother of Tessa Grace Bowen and Conor Robert Bowen. She was a devoted family member to Joseph...
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James D. Crockett

January 8, 1994 - July 22, 2016

James D. Crockett, 22 of Rockland, died unexpectedly on July 22, 2016. He was born on January 8, 1994 to Katherin Crockett of Rockland. He was raised and educated in Rockland where he attended Holy Family School, Memorial Park and Rogers Middle School. James studied computer information technology and was a graduate of the South Shore Vocational Technical School as part of the class of 2012. ...
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Patricia A. Isaac

May 16, 1933 - July 22, 2016

Patricia A. Isaac (Dorr) of Rockland, Ma, entered eternal life after a long illness on Friday, July 22, 2016. She was born in Boston on May 16, 1933. She attended Girls Latin School and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a degree in drawing and painting. She was the loving wife of the Rev. Donald T. Isaac for 62 years. She was the devoted mother of Cheryl Murphy (Robert) of...
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Daniel G. Maul

August 25, 1959 - July 17, 2016

Daniel G. Maul, 56 of Whitman died at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich on July 17, 2016 after a brief period of failing health. He was born in Weymouth and was raised and educated in Abington. He was a graduate of Abington High School and later attended Boston State University where he played hockey Dan has made his home in Whitman since 2002. Mr. Maul was a self-employed plastering...
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Charles E. Haywood

July 15, 1982 - July 14, 2016

Charles E. Haywood, 33 of Rockland died on July 14, 2016. He was born in Brockton and was raised and educated in Rockland. Charlie had been employed as a laborer for several companies on the South Shore. He is survived by his mother Karen Haywood Corcoran and her husband Larry of Rockland, his father Gilbert Coulstring and his wife Laura of NH, siblings, Sarah Coulstring, Douglas Coulstring...
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Dorothy L. Hartley

December 23, 1924 - July 13, 2016

Dorothy L. (Thomas) Hartley, 91 of Rockland died on July 13, 2016 at her home. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on Dec. 23, 1924 to Richard Lee and Mary Louise (Leonard) Thomas. She was the loving wife of the late Bruce C. Hartley for 58 years. She has lived in Rockland for 62 Years. She was the devoted Mother of Bruce Jr of Shutesbury, MA, Briane L. (Lynne) of Pittsburgh PA, Bradford T. of...
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Linda V. Dawda

October 25, 1947 - July 2, 2016

Linda V. (Zukowski) Dawda, 68 of Pembroke died on July 2, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Boston daughter of Domenick and Alice (Palmer) Zukowski and was raised and educated in Dorchester. She has made her home in Pembroke for 30 years. Linda was a 1964 graduate of South Boston High School and later received her L.P.N. degree at Quincy Jr. College and later her R.N....
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Nicholas Trabazan

November 20, 1929 - June 26, 2016

Nicholas Trabazan, 86, died on June 26, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Boston, he had been a resident of Rockland, MA where he lived with his beloved wife, Lynne Grant Trabazan. He also leaves behind a sister, Joanne Trabazan, of North Reading, MA and three nieces: Katina Burton with her husband Randall, of Newark, Delaware; Connie Meyers of Van Wert, Ohio and Kelly Whittiker of Celina,...
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Mary "Marie" McGillivray

February 24, 1927 - June 25, 2016

Mary T. (Cawley) McGillivray, 89 of Hanover died on June 25, 2016 at the Wingate at Silver Lake Nursing Facility in Kingston, MA. Mary was born in Boston, MA on February 24, 1927 to the late John and Abby (Sullivan) Cawley. She was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Mary was a devoted and caring homemaker to her family and those who knew...
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Dianne C. Boretti

March 21, 1966 - June 18, 2016

Dianne C. (Gay) Boretti, 50 of Rockland died on June 18, 2016 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, MA. Dianne was raised and educated in Hanover. She was a Hanover High School graduate with the Class of 1984. She had been employed as an account manager for the Tedeschi Food Shops for 14 years. A resident of Rockland for the past twelve years, Dianne was a proud homemaker and committed...
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Jane M. Mellor

February 2, 1940 - June 14, 2016

Jane M. (McLaughlin) Mellor, 76 of Rockland, died on June 14, 2016 at her home in Rockland, after a period of illness. She was born in Boston, Daughter of the late John, and Agnes (Fanning) McLaughlin. Jane was raised and educated in Boston, graduating from Boston's Archbishop Cushing High School in 1957. Jane also attended Boston State College where she majored in Teaching, she left Boston...
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Richard P. Graham, Jr.

November 29, 1956 - June 13, 2016

Richard (Richie) P. Graham Jr., 59 of Sharon, died suddenly on June 13, 2016 at the Norwood Hospital after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Greenwich CT, son of the late Marie B. (Thompson) and Richard P. Graham Sr. He was raised and educated in Quincy and Sharon, and graduated from Sharon Senior High School in 1975. Richie was a long time taxi driver, working for Great...
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Eleanor M. Turner

September 26, 1923 - June 11, 2016

Eleanor Mary (Bell) Turner died peacefully in her sleep June 11,2016 at South Shore Hospital. Eleanor was born September 26, 1923 in Malden, MA. She grew up in Everett, MA and graduated from Everett High School in 1941. She was the widow of Harold Burton (Red) Turner who she married December 15, 1942 in San Diego,CA. Eleanor moved to Rockland in 1945. In 1953 she became a Girl Scout Leader,...
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Frances M. Muncey

June 18, 1928 - June 10, 2016

Frances M. (McKeagney) Muncey, 87of Rockland, died on June 10, 2016 at the Alliance Healthcare Facility in Braintree. She was born in Quincy, Daughter of the late Peter, and Catherine (Maloney) McKeagney, and was raised and educated in Quincy. Formerly of Holbrook Frances had lived in Rockland since November of 2015. Mrs. Muncey enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, and family gatherings. Fran was...
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Richard W. Shoughrow

April 29, 1946 - June 8, 2016

Richard W. Shoughrow, 70 Died at the Kindred Healthcare Facility in Stoughton after a period of failing health. He grew up in Rockland, graduating from RHS in 1964. He then continued on to So. Shore Vo Tech where he studied to be an electrician. He pursued that career at the Quincy shipyard for two years. He had also worked at Stop & Shop supermarkets since the age of 16, left for the two...
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Karl W. Nicholson

October 12, 1947 - June 7, 2016

Karl W. Nicholson, 68 of Pembroke died at his home on June 7, 2016. He was born in Wildenheid, Germany son of Helga (Wicklien) Nicholson of Rockland and the late Richard Nicholson. He was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1965. He later attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. He had a long career as a driver for Jenkins and Simmons in Abington and...
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William A. Frazier

February 12, 1948 - June 6, 2016

Wiliam A. Frazier, 68 of Carver died unexpectedly on June 6, 2016 at his home. He was born in Quincy on February 12, 1948 to Arthur and Madeline (Antonious) Frazier. William was raised and educated in Quincy. He would later become a graduate of Quincy High School in the class of 1965. Formerly of Middleboro, William has made his home in Carver for the past 16 years. A former manager for 7...
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Donald H. Cartwright

January 16, 1954 - June 4, 2016

Donald H. Cartwright, 62 of Rockland, died June 4, 2016 at his family home. He was born in Hartford CT, son of the late Marguerite (Bean) and William Cartwright. Donald was raised and educated in Hingham graduating from Hingham High School as a member of the class of 1972. He had made his home in Rockland for the past 33 years. Mr. Cartwright was an avid gardener, and had earned the nickname...
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Eleanor L. Walls

January 9, 1923 - June 4, 2016

Eleanor L. (Mastrodomenico) Walls, 93 of Braintree died at the Sunrise of Braintree Assisted Living Facility on June 4, 2016. She was born on January 9, 1923 in Brockton. Daughter of the late Michael and Antoinette (Costello) Mastrodomenico, Eleanor was the loving wife to the late Frederick G. Walls, Jr. Raised and educated in Rockland, Eleanor was a graduate of Rockland High School. As a...
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Helen A. Cresswell

February 2, 1949 - June 3, 2016

Helen A. (Garvey) Cresswell, 67 of Marshfield died at home on June 3, 2016. She was born in Boston. Daughter of the late John F. and Margaret (Bailey) Garvey, Helen was raised and educated in South Boston and Weymouth. She was a graduate of Weymouth High School. A longtime resident of Rockland, Helen has made her home in Marshfield for the past three years. Helen had been employed as a...
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Mark W. Damon

August 8, 1970 - June 2, 2016

Mark W. Damon, 45 of Hingham died unexpectedly on June 2, 2016. He was born on August 8, 1970. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Smith) Damon, Mark was raised and educated in Rockland. He was the husband of Victoria L. (Nichols) Damon. Mark had been employed as a Laser Technician at Tegra Pharmaceutical Co. in Uxbridge. He had been a cook for Mike's Pizzeria in Rockland, MA. Mark had a...
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Charles J. Small

August 15, 1926 - May 28, 2016

Charles J. Small, 89 of Roslindale, MA and Goffstown, NH died May 28th, 2016 surrounded by his family at his daughter's home in NH. Born in Milton, MA, he was the son of Charles and Rose (Dolan) Small and was raised and educated there. He was a Purple Heart recipient for his service to his country in WWII serving in the U.S. Army. Charlie was a resident of Roslindale for over 35 years. He...
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Bertram I. Horsman

March 11, 1942 - May 23, 2016

Bertram I. Horsman 74, died at his home in Rockland after a period of failing health. He was born in New Brunswick Canada, Son of the late Ira, and Mary (Simpson) Horsman. He was raised and educated in Montcon New Brunswick, and moved to Abington MA at the age of 23. When Bertram moved to Abington he went to work at Moran Jewelers of Brockton, and later Park Jewelers in Whitman. Later he...
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Jeannette Canale

January 28, 1933 - May 18, 2016

Jeannette (Bedard) Canale 83 passed away on May 18, 2016 at her home in Hanson after a period of failing health surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Fall River and raised in Rockland daughter of the late Wilfred and Celia Bedard. Jeannette retired many years ago from Armstrong Corporation in Braintree and enjoyed 18 years of retirement in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Wife of the...
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John "Jack" Lincoln

September 12, 1945 - May 14, 2016

John "Jack" Stephen Lincoln passed away unexpectedly on May 14, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. He was born on September 12, 1945 to the late John and Patricia (Williams) Lincoln. Raised and educated in Brockton, Jack enlisted in the Air Force where he proudly served our country during Vietnam. Later, Jack would earn his Associates Degree from Newbury College and then...
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Claire Duncklee

June 21, 1927 - May 7, 2016

Claire (Kilduff) Duncklee, 88 of Rockland died on May 7, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a period of failing health. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late John and Anna (Flaherty) Kilduff and was raised and educated in Dorchester, She was a graduate of Dorchester High School. Mrs. Duncklee has made her home in Rockland since 1962. She participated in the Rockland...
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Donald J. Unwin

March 8, 1945 - May 5, 2016

Donald J. Unwin, 71 of Halifax died at the home that he and his late wife Jean R. (Gallagher) Unwin built together in 1974. He was born in Weymouth son of the late Donald M. and Barbara M. (Heffernan) Unwin and was raised and educated in Rockland. He was a graduate of Rockland High School. Don had been employed at Halliday Lithograph Company in Hanover and retired as a supervisor after 30...
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Nicholas A. DiBona

June 5, 1980 - May 4, 2016

Nicholas A. DiBona 35 of Bridgewater died May 4th 2016 after a long battle with addiction. He was raised and educated in Rockland. He had worked side-by-side with his father in their family-owned business, as a stone engraver, for the past 20 years. He loved spending time with his children, his family and loved the outdoors. He was predeceased by his mother Diane M Cook, and is survived by...
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William D. McDonnell

September 30, 1938 - May 4, 2016

William D. McDonnell, 77 of Rockland died peacefully at his home on May 4, 2016 surrounded by his devoted family. He was born in East Cambridge, son of the late Dennis and Anna (Geary) McDonnell and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. William also served with the United States Army Military Police in Germany. A Rockland resident since 1968. Mr. McDonnell had been employed for 30 years...
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Richard H. Smith

June 7, 1988 - May 1, 2016

Richard H. Smith 27 of Rockland died on May 1, 2016 after a long battle with addiction. He was raised and educated in Weymouth and has made his home in Rockland for the past 8 years. A former employee at T&K Asphalt services, Rich had recently been employed as a technician at Fire Guard Sprinkler, Co. He was an avid Patriots fan and loved spending time with his daughter. He is survived by...
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Janet M. Sforza

December 11, 1958 - April 30, 2016

Janet "Janny" M. (McCurdy) Sforza age 57 passed peacefully, on April 30, 2016 at home, surrounded by the love of her family, after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Weymouth on December 11, 1958, to the late William and E. Ann (McNamara) McCurdy. Raised and educated in Weymouth, Janet made her home in Rockland for the past 25 years. She formerly worked in...
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Kenneth E. Tedeschi, Sr.

July 1, 1946 - April 28, 2016

Kenneth E. Tedeschi, Sr. 69 of Whitman died on April 28, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Weymouth son of the late Henry and Marion (Richards) Tedeschi and was raised and educated in Rockland. He attended Rockland High School. Ken was a resident of Whitman for the past 17 years. A "Jack of all trades" he had been employed as a mechanic at Queen Anne Getty, was a pipe fitter...
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Mary K. Burke

May 24, 1926 - April 24, 2016

Mary K. Burke 89, of Grove Manor, Braintree, MA died on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Formerly of Dorchester and Rockland, MA. She served on active duty as a U.S. Army Nurse and subsequently Head Nurse at Stone & Webster Corp., Boston. She was predeceased by her parents Edward A. and Lillian K. Burke and siblings Edward A., Jr; Arthur E; William F; and sister, Dorothy M. Hamilton. She is...
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Dorothy L. Damon

August 21, 1913 - April 21, 2016

Dorothy L. (Blanchard) Damon, 102 of Abington died on April 21, 2016 at the South Shore Nursing Facility in Rockland. She was born in Abington Daughter of the late Alton and Margaret (Pike) Blanchard and was raised and educated there. She had been a longtime clerk at the former RIP'S Wholesale Co. in Abington. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ in Abington participating...
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Elizabeth I. O'Callaghan

June 4, 1926 - April 16, 2016

Elizabeth I. (Howard) O'Callaghan, 89, of Rockland, died on April 16, 2016 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a brief illness. She was born in Boston on June 4, 1926, to the late Walter and Geraldine (Bullis) Howard. Elizabeth was the loving wife to the late Arthur F. O'Callaghan, Sr. She was raised and educated in Chelsea. A longtime resident of Abington, Elizabeth was formerly of...
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Helenmarie Hickey

May 26, 1949 - April 16, 2016

Helenmarie Hickey (Morris), 66, of Hanover, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, and her lifelong friend Kathleen Downes, after a courageous battle with ALS. Helen was born in West Roxbury Daughter of the late Dr. George Morris and his Wife Alice Morris Egan. She was raised and educated in West Roxbury, and attended High School at Ursuline Academy graduating in 1967. Mrs....
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Sandra A. Ewell

February 24, 1940 - April 11, 2016

Sandra A. (Smith) Ewell, 76 of Abington died on April 11, 2016 at the Signature Healthcare-Brockton Hospital. She was born in Weymouth daughter of the late James B. and Dorothea H. (Roberts) Smith and was a graduate of Rockland High School. She has made her home in Abington for more than 50 years. For Several years Sandra worked at the Goegan Law Offices in Rockland as a secretary. She later...
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Suzanne M. Beattie

October 14, 1959 - April 11, 2016

Suzanne M. (Patry) Beattie, 56 of Abington died on April 11, 2016 at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Mediacal Center in Boston. She was born in Brockton, daughter of David and Kathryn (Carlson) Patry of Rockland and was raised and educated in Rockland. I addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, of 20 years, Roger C. Beattie and their sons, Matthew D. Beattie, Jeffery M. Beattie and...
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Coleen E. Evans

December 19, 1950 - April 5, 2016

Coleen "Eloise" (Scott) Evans, 65, of Rockland, died on April 5, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital. She spent years battling cancer and was doing well but died suddenly of heart failure. She was born and raised in Weymouth, then later raised her family in Rockland. Eloise had an amazing strength and will to live. Surviving the deaths of two of her three children and a long battle with...
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Scott W. Low

September 26, 1966 - April 5, 2016

Scott W. Low, 49 of Rockland died at his home on April 5, 2016 after a period of failing health. He was born in Weymouth and was raised and educated in Rockland. He was a member of the Rockland High School class of 1985. He had been employed as a laborer for DelDorp and most recently was a yard attendant at Hoadley Plumbing and Heating in Rockland. He was an all-around handyman and was always...
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Austrino Lima

April 15, 1950 - March 30, 2016

Austrino Lima, 65 of Fall River, MA, died on March 30, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. He was the husband of 41 years to Lucia (Esposa) Lima. Born April15, 1950 in Santa Maria, Azores Portugal, Austrino was raised and educated in the Azores. Son of the late Manuel and Aldora (Correia) Lima of Portugal. Austrino had served proudly in the Portuguese Military. He was later...
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Arlene Snowdale

September 24, 1919 - March 28, 2016

Arlene Germaine Snowdale, 96, of Norwell, passed away at her home on March 28,2016. She was born on September 24,1919 in Hanover to the late Clarence and June (Henderson) Little. Arlene was the wife of the late Walton C Snowdale. Arlene was a wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family and friends. She enjoyed spending her time with her dogs, picking Blueberries, Red Winter berries,...
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Daniel N. Pagliuca

November 1, 1982 - March 28, 2016

Daniel Neil Pagliuca, 33, of Rockland, died after a long struggle with addiction on March 28, 2016 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Born in Weymouth, MA, Daniel was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School where he played varsity hockey. He worked as a plasterer for several South Shore companies. He was a talented artist and enjoyed spending...
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Mary Biggins Taft

January 31, 1953 - March 23, 2016

MADISON, WI- Mary E. (Biggins) Taft, 63, entered her Eternal Rest March, 23, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI, in the loving care of her transplant team and surrounded by family. Born to the late Eleanor Rose (Wasgatt) Biggins and Thomas Joseph Biggins, Jr. in Worcester, MA on January 31, 1953. Mary was the oldest of their six children. She graduated Cathedral...
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Robert L. Duven

August 18, 1920 - March 22, 2016

Robert Louis Duven, a former Abington resident, passed away on March 22nd in Scottsdale, Arizona after a brief illness. He was 95. Bob was the son of the late O. Louis Duven and the late Grace (Murphy) Duven, and the oldest brother of the late Edith Duven Flaherty, the late Frances Duven Sayian, and the late Raymond Duven. He was born in Malden, MA in 1920 and grew up in Hopkington and...
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Melvin L. Johnson

August 11, 1938 - March 22, 2016

Melvin Lester Johnson, beloved husband of the late Beverly L. (Slaney) Johnson, passed away on March 22, 2016. Born August 11, 1938 to the late Harold F. and Marjorie R. (French) Johnson and raised in Hanover, MA. A proud graduate of Hanover High School Class of 1956 and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. A loyal employee for 32 years at...
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Elizabeth J. Cornwell

September 28, 1946 - March 22, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" J. (Thompson) Cornwell, 69, of Norwell, passed away on March 22, 2016 at South Shore Hospital. She was born in Brockton, MA to the late Earle Thompson and Mildred Condon. She was raised in Rockland and Norwell and was a graduate of Norwell High School, class of 1964. She was on the Board of Directors of the Stetson Kindred of America and an active member of the Mayflower...
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Janet R. Condon

November 20, 1931 - March 22, 2016

Janet Richmond (Snyder) Condon—beloved mother, wife, sister, and friend—of Rockland passed away on March 22, 2016 at the age of 84 with family by her side. She was born and raised in Rockland, daughter of the late William and Mary (Buckingham) Snyder and the sister of Sylvia McCarthy of Pembroke and the late Dolores Burpee and John Snyder. She was a member of the Rockland High School...
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Elvira Gorrill

March 20, 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Elvira Gorrill, age 98. Elvira passed away peacefully on March 20th, 2016 in Valdosta, Georgia. Born in Tyne Valley Prince Edward Island, Canada Elvira was the daughter of the late William and Amelia (Brown) Ellis. On July 24, 1937 Elvira immigrated from PEI Canada to the United States where she attended Medford High School and Malden...
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Arthur J. Russo

October 4, 1928 - March 20, 2016

Arthur Russo, age 87 of Rockland, formerly of Abington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Arthur was born in Quincy, son of the late Ignatzio Russo and Rose (Mazzaro) Russo. He was the devoted husband of the late Charlotte (Belair) Russo for 56 years and loving companion of Anna Hassan for 8 years. Arthur served in the United States Army at Fort Bragg, North...
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Gabriel V. Bannon

March 18, 2016

Gabriel V. Bannon, 52 of Rockland, died on March 18, 2016 after a brief illness. He was the loving Husband of Maureen (Long) Bannon of Rockland. He was born in Galway, Ireland to Kathleen (Hynes) Bannon and the late Patrick Bannon, and was raised and educated in Clarenbridge Galway, Ireland. Gabriel was a carpenter by trade, and was also a member of the Carpenters Union. Gabriel had been a...
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Alfred A. Giannotti, Sr.

March 16, 2016

Alfred A. Giannotti Sr., 90 of Rockland, died on March 16, 2016 at his home in Rockland. He was born in Braintree son of the late Ettore, and Louise (Giovannini) Giannotti Sr., and was raised and educated in South Boston. Alfred worked for 25 years as a welder for the Wharf Forging and Welding Company. He also worked for the Rockland Highway Department for over 15 years. Mr. Giannotti...
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Frank M. Olsen, Jr.

April 6, 1959 - March 13, 2016

Frank M. Olsen Jr. was born on April 6th, 1959 and died on March 13, 2016 at his home in Rockland, Massachusetts. He was 56 years old and left behind his three children, Erik Olsen, Kyle Olsen and Olivia Olsen and his ex-wife, Ann Olsen. Frank also leaves behind his mother Ada Olsen and his two sister's Dorothy Corey and Karen Orrall. Frank loved the outdoors and hunting, making many trips to...
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Donald F. Robbins, Jr.

March 13, 2016

Donald F. "Skip" Robbins of Rockland, Massachusetts died at home March 13, 2016. He was 84. He was the former owner of Robbins Heating and Oil Co. of Rockland for many years. More recently he was the owner of Robbins Cab also, of Rockland. A lifelong resident of Rockland, he was a graduate of Rockland High School and Brown University and was an Army veteran who served in the Southwest during...
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Richard D. Rogers

February 12, 1958 - March 12, 2016

Richard D. Rogers, 58 of Hanover, passed away on March 12, 2016. He was born in Boston, son of the late Donald and Norma (Ward) Rogers, and was raised and educated in Hanover, class of 1976. Richard was a life-long learner and professional student. A modern day Renaissance man, Richard was well versed in art, philosophy, music, language, website design and more. He earned bachelor's degrees...
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Catherine M. Knox

February 10, 1937 - March 10, 2016

Catherine M. (Roche) Knox, 79 of Hanson formerly of Weymouth and Ellenton, Florida died on March 10, 2016 at the Webster Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockland. She was born in Boston daughter of the late William and Margaret (Hayes) Roche and was raised and educated in South Boston. She was a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School. She served as President of the New England Club...
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James C. Burrill

August 30, 1980 - March 9, 2016

James C. Burrill died suddenly on March 9th, 2016. He is survived by his parents, Bette Burrill and Daniel Burrill, his sisters Michelle Fiore and Jennifer Condon, his brother in law's Anthony Fiore and Michael Condon and his son, Lukas James Burrill. His nieces, Maria Fiore, Ava Fiore, Abby Condon, Grace Condon, Maegan Condon and his nephew Mikey Condon, also survive him. His family and...
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Robert J. MacDonald

September 27, 1984 - March 7, 2016

Robert J. MacDonald "Bobby", 31, of Rockland, past away on Monday, March 7 , 2016. He succumbed after many years battling with opioid addiction and mental health illness. He was born in Weymouth, and was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 2002. Bobby loved fishing and enjoyed the summertime at the beach playing volleyball. More than anything, he enjoyed...
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Barbara A. Metcalf

February 26, 2016

Barbara A. (Smith) Metcalf, 86, of Rockland, died Friday, February 26, 2016, at the South Shore Nursing Center in Rockland. She was born in Rockland on July 8, 1929, to parents, Thomas and Evelyn (Silvia) Smith She was raised and educated in Rockland where she was a lifelong resident. Barbara was the loving wife of Francis P. Metcalf of Rockland for 69 years.. Barbara is survived by her...
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Agnes A. Brown

September 12, 1935 - February 25, 2016

Agnes A.( Onbashian) Brown, 80, of Rockland, died Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a brief illness. She was born in Rockland on September 12, 1935, to parents, Emasdoohi (Nalkrunian) Onbashian and Vartan Onbashian. She was raised and educated in Rockland where she was a lifelong resident. Wife of the late James E. Brown of Rockland and longtime friend...
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James J. McLaughlin

June 17, 1931 - February 21, 2016

James McLaughlin of Rockland, 84, loving husband of Barbara Dunn for 63 years. Father of Diane McDonald of Stoughton and her partner Joseph Machado, Dennis and his wife Barbara of Whitman, Dawn of Rockland, James Jr. and his wife Susan of Marshfield, and June Quinn and her husband Robert of Quincy. He is survived by twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. James was the brother of...
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Frederick "Bucky" Davis III

November 3, 1935 - February 16, 2016

Frederick E. "Bucky" Davis, III 80 of Rockland died at his home on February 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hanson, son of the late Frederick and Martha (O'Connor) Davis, II. He was raised and educated in Dorchester and graduated from Commerce High School in 1953. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He has been a resident of Rockland for 52 years. He made his...
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William L. Morse III

February 1, 1963 - February 15, 2016

William L Morse III, 53 of Kingston died February 15, 2016 after a brief illness. William was born in Weymouth and raised and educated in Hanover (Class of 1981). William is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Robin A (Newsome) Morse and his adored children, Devon W Morse and Lucas C Morse. He was the son of D. Sharlene Morse-Edwards and her husband Terry Edwards, and William Morse II...
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Eleanor M. Kay

February 14, 2016

Eleanor M. (Smith) Kay, 95, of Pembroke, died Sunday, February 14, 2016, at the Wingate at Silver Lake Nursing Home in Kingston. She was born in Boston on October 30, 1920, to her parents Ernest and Florence (Talbot) Smith. She was raised and educated in Quincy followed by living many years in Bourne. Eleanor was the loving wife to the late James M. Kay. Eleanor is survived by her...
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Douglas D. Sargent

February 20, 1960 - February 12, 2016

Douglas D. Sargent, 55 of Whitman died on February 12, 2016 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in Weymouth son of Arthur Dean and Ruth A. (DelPrete) Sargent of Rockland. Doug was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1978. He was a stellar athlete serving as captain of the Hockey, Football and Track teams. He had served as a clerk at...
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Dorothy E. Folsom

September 29, 1922 - February 12, 2016

Dorothy E. (McCallum) Folsom, age 93 of Rockland, MA and Alton Bay, NH passed away peacefully on February 12, 2016. Dot was born September 29, 1922 in Rockland, MA. After graduating from Rockland High School in 1940, and the Kathleen Dell School in Boston she worked as a legal secretary prior to marrying Bruce B. Folsom in 1944. Bruce and Dot were married for 49 years, made their home in...
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Mark D. Rose

March 29, 1963 - February 11, 2016

Mark D. Rose, 52, of Weymouth passed away suddenly on February 11, 2016 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington surrounded by his family. He was raised and educated in Rockland and made his home in Weymouth. He was a member of the Class of 1981 at Rockland High School. Mark was a long time employee of Sullivan Tire starting in retail sales at their Norwood location. At the time of his death he was...
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David M. Muise

August 8, 1953 - February 9, 2016

David M. Muise, 62 of Halifax died on February 9, 2016 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Facility. He was born in Quincy, son of the late Daniel and Winifred (Caristi) Muise. He was raised and educated in Weymouth having attended Sacred Heart Grammar and High Schools. Mr. Muise attended Massasoit Community College, Bryant College and Boston State College. He had been employed for twenty...
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Glenore Moe

August 7, 1920 - February 2, 2016

Glenore (Cluff) Moe, 95 of Wellfleet died on February 2, 2016 surrounded and cared for by her family. She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire daughter of the late George and Ella (Thompson) Cluff. Mrs. Moe was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of N. Quincy High School. She had been a Rockland resident for 55 years before moving to Wellfleet 3 years ago. The family invites...
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Olive E. Russell

January 24, 1927 - January 30, 2016

Olive Evaline (Fopiano) Russell of Duxbury, wife of the late John Henry Russell died on January 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a period of failing health. Born January 24, 1927 and educated in Rockland, she was a member of the Rockland High School Class of 1944, daughter of the late John David Fopiano and Olive Ruth (Fairley) Fopiano, made her home in Rockland for 85 years and...
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Cosmo M. Mantia

October 29, 1929 - January 29, 2016

Cosmo M. Mantia of Rockland passed away peacefully January 29th at CareOne of Weymouth at the age of 86. He was born in Quincy and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth. Son of the late Anthony J. and Angelina (Sansone) Mantia. He was also beloved husband of the late Beverly Ann (Prest) with whom he shared 58 wonderful years. He worked as a pipefitter for Bethlehem Steel Co. ...
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Daniel Hallissey Galvin , Jr.

March 8, 1921 - January 28, 2016

Daniel Hallissey Galvin, 94 of Hanover died on January 28, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born, raised, and educated in Melrose, son of the late Catherine (O'Brien) and Daniel Hallissey Galvin Sr. Daniel was a 1938 graduate of Melrose High School. Mr. Galvin was a proud member of our Nations Armed Services serving in the United States Navy. Daniel served on the U.S.S....
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Edward J. Grant

April 24, 1946 - January 27, 2016

Edward J. Grant, 69 of Rockland died on January 27, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born in Boston son of the late John and Ethel (Barry) Grant and was raised and educated in the city. He has made his home in Rockland for the past 38 years. Ed was a proud veteran of the United States Navy having served aboard the USS Ranger during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the...
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Margaret W. Deacon

October 3, 1920 - January 23, 2016

Margaret W. (Russell) Deacon, 95 of Rockland died on January 24, 2016 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockland. She was born in Conant, Ohio daughter of the late Harley and Pearl (Gaskill) Russell. She was raised and educated in Ohio and has made Rockland her home for the past 5 years. Wife of the late Richard E. Deacon she was the mother of Shirley Gaskill of...
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Linda Alice Begley

March 8, 1948 - January 15, 2016

Linda Alice Begley, 67, of Rockland passed away on Friday, the 15th, in the presence of her family. She lost a battle to cancer, but not before spending eight beautiful months with her daughter and grandchildren while they knew of her inevitable passing. Linda is survived by her husband Tom Begley, daughter Nikki Custenborder, son in-law Mitch and two grandchildren Stella and Wyatt. Linda...
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Mary A Goodwin

April 15, 1954 - January 14, 2016

Mary A. (Healy) Goodwin 61 of Rockland died on January 14, 2016 at the Kindred Hospital In Stoughton. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Robert and H. Marie (Sullivan) Healy. She was raised and educated in Quincy and had been a resident of Hough's Neck before moving to Rockland in 1977. Mary loved to shop and care for pets. She enjoyed annual trips to Puerto Rico. And she was very...
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Charlotte A. Sampson

February 20, 1933 - January 13, 2016

Charlotte A. (Trevains) Sampson, 82 of Plymouth died on January 13, 2016 at the Royal Cape Cod Nursing Center in Buzzards Bay. She was born in Quincy, daughter of the late Samuel and Isabelle (Reny) Trevains. Mrs. Sampson was raised and educated in Abington and Hanover. She has made her home in Plymouth for the past 13 years. Wife of the late Elbert H. Sampson, she is survived by her...
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Grace L. DiTocco

June 2, 1929 - January 13, 2016

Grace L. (Doherty) DiTocco, a former Massachusetts Mother of the Year, passed away January 13th, 2016. She was born June 2nd, 1929 and grew up in Quincy. She was the past President of the Quincy Women's Club Jr, Holy Family Mothers Club and the Rockland PM Club. She was a member of the Rockland Centennial Committee, Visiting Nurses Association, Rockland Council of Aging and the Regional...
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Wilma B. Hodges

February 27, 1915 - January 12, 2016

Wilma B. (Anderson) Hodges, 100 of Brockton formerly of Hanson died on January 12, 2016 at the West Acres Nursing Home in Brockton. She was born in Lakeville, daughter of the late William L. and Edith T. (Orrall) Anderson.. She was raised and educated in Lakeville and Middleboro and had been a long time waitress at several South Shore restaurants. For many years she was the function manager...
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Patricia A. Lawson

November 4, 1941 - January 11, 2016

Patricia A. (Solomon) Lawson, 74 died on January 11, 2016 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She was born in Brockton, daughter of the late Ralph and Grace (Mullen) Solomon and was raised and educated there. A former Rockland resident, she has made her home in Plympton for the past 12 years. She was the mother of Cheryl Force of Abington, Sheila Lawson of Wareham, Stanley Lawson III of...
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Theresa L. Szlachta

July 20, 1953 - January 9, 2016

Theresa L. (Mulrey) Szlachta, 62 of Mansfield died on January 9, 2016. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late James and Mary (O'Malley) Mulrey and was raised and educated in South Boston. Theresa had been a longtime Rockland resident and has made her home in Mansfield for the past 4 years. She is survived by her children, Michelle L. Mahoney of Canada, Michael M. Szlachta of Rockland,...
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Doris I. Fulton

August 22, 1929 - January 6, 2016

Doris I. (Hall) Fulton, 86 of Abington died on January 6, 2016 at the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. She was born in Terre Haut, Indiana daughter of the late Ray and Ethel (Pierce) Hall and was raised and educated there. She graduated from Garfield High School. She moved with her husband to Abington in the 1940's and had worked as a Court Stenographer and a clerk at both Cumberland...
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Merideth A. O'Reilly

November 3, 1916 - December 30, 2015

Merideth A. (Stanhope) O'Reilly, 99 of Rockland died on December 30, 2015 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born, raised and educated in Hartland, Maine daughter of the late Earl and Leola (Wheeler) Stanhope. She attended Hartland Academy for her education. She had been employed for many years at the former Frank Noone Shoe Company in Rockland and later worked at...
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