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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

Rosemary B. Torello

July 27, 1948 - December 14, 2017

Rosemary "Rosie" (Higgins) Torello, 69, passed away peacefully in her home on December 14, 2017. She entered eternal rest after fighting a courageous battle with colorectal cancer. Rosemary was born and raised in Randolph Ma. She was the daughter of the late Rose Higgins and the late James Higgins. She worked at John Hancock and Randy's Shoe Company before marrying her beloved husband,...
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Mary M. Sayian

May 20, 1917 - December 13, 2017

Mary M. Sayian of Rockland died on December 13, 2017 at the age of 100. Devoted sister of the late Kirk Sayian of Rockland, the late Vaughn Sayian of Rockville, MD, and the late Edward Sayian of Rockland. Cherished aunt to Stephen (Gwen) Sayian of Hingham, Arthur (Maureen) Sayian of Whitman, Carol (Bryan) Talanian of Norwell, and David Sayian of Chevy Chase, MD Devoted great aunt to...
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Gloria H. Chuilli

June 4, 1933 - November 28, 2017

Gloria H. Chuilli (Green), 84 of Brockton, passed way on November 28, 2017 at the Bay Path Rehab-Nursing Facility in Duxbury, MA after a period of failing health. She was born in Rockland, MA daughter of the late William and Helen (Talbot) Green. Gloria was raised and educated in Rockland. After graduating from Rockland High School, Gloria was a long time employee at Brockton Hospital. She...
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Terry L. Spaulding

July 8, 1955 - November 24, 2017

Terry L. Spaulding, 62 of Rockland, died on November 24, 2017 at his home in Rockland after a period of failing health. Terry was born in Weymouth son of the late Malcolm and Violet (Francis) Spaulding, and was raised and educated in Rockland. Terry worked for many years for The New England Journal of Medicine, and later worked as an I.T. Specialist for IBM. He was a longtime Rockland Little...
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Robert W. Morgan

November 19, 2017

Robert W. (Bob) Morgan of Braintree, died on November 19, 2017 at The VA Medical Center in Brockton after a lengthy illness. He was born in Johnston County, North Carolina , Son of the late E. Earl and Marge E. (Turner) Morgan. Robert was born, raised and educated in Harnett County North Carolina. He was proud to have served his Country in The United States Navy. Grampy Bob is remembered by...
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Robert J. Campbell

June 13, 1939 - November 6, 2017

Robert J. Campbell, 78 of Rockland died at his home on November 6, 2017 surrounded and cared for by his loving family. He was born in Boston, son of the late Thomas and Ann (Talbot) Campbell and was raised and educated in the Jamaica Plain section of the city. He has made his home in Rockland since 1965. Bob Served in the Army National Guard and had been a paint salesman at Sears and Roebuck...
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Matilda Tanzi

March 12, 1926 - November 1, 2017

Matilda (Padrone) Tanzi, 91 of Whitman. Died on November 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 12, 1926 in Italy to the late Antonio and Louisa (Tote) Padrone. Matilda was the loving wife of the late John Tanzi. After coming to the United States in 1949, Matilda worked as a factory seamstress until the age of 65. Matilda loved to entertain and she loved to...
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Joshua R. Webb

July 22, 1986 - October 30, 2017

Joshua Raymond Webb, 31 of Rockland tragically lost his battle with addiction on October 30, 2017. He was born on July 22, 1986 in Stoughton to Beverly (Mills) Webb and James Webb. He was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School class of 2005. Josh was a skilled tradesman who worked in drywall and carpentry. He loved his family very much and enjoyed spending his...
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Michelle Lynn Sullivan

October 2, 1971 - October 25, 2017

Michelle Lynn Sullivan, 46 formerly of Rockland died on October 25, 2017 very suddenly at her residence in Brighton. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia daughter of Anthony Sullivan of Wilton, ME and Susan (Donovan) Sullivan of Brockton. She was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1990. Michelle later attended Massasoit Community College and Bridgewater...
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Michael G. Garner

August 19, 1993 - October 21, 2017

Michael G. Garner, of Middleboro, died on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was born in Brockton, the beloved Son of Michael and Lisa (Rascicot) Garner of Rockland. Michael was raised and educated in Rockland. He was a graduate of South Shore Vocational Technical High School. Michael enjoyed motorcycles, dirt bikes, and boating. He loved taking long rides on his Harley Davidson, spending time...
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Frances G. Silvia

November 9, 1928 - October 19, 2017

Frances G. (Chapman) Silvia, 88 of Rockland died on October 19, 2017 after a period of failing health. She was born in Cambridge daughter of the late Thomas O. and Genevieve E. (Bowser) Chapman and was raised and educated in Brookline and Allston. She has made her home in Rockland for more than 60 years. Frances was a longtime employee of Tedeschi Food Shops working in the corporate office as...
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Ruth L. Maiorano

September 19, 1927 - October 15, 2017

Ruth ( Barker ) Maiorano, 90 years old, of Hanson died on October 15th at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a period of deteriorating health. Ruth was a devoted mother who worked in the garment industry for over 40 years. She was wife of the late Alfonso Maiorano and mother of the late Stephen Maiorano. She was the daughter of Mario and Jenny ( Goetkint ) Barker. She leaves her brother...
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Ernest E. Hill,, Jr.

June 10, 1934 - October 12, 2017

Ernest E. "Junie" Hill, 83 a longtime Hanover resident died on October 12, 2017 at the Webster Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockland. He was born in Cohasset son of the late Ernest E. Hill, Sr. and Annie E. (Myra) Hill. Mr. Hill was raised and educated in Hanover and was a proud Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a talented auto mechanic working at Norfolk Motors in E....
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Max D. Mullins

December 21, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Max D. Mullins, 84 of Rockland, died on October 9, 2017 at the Harrington House in Walpole. He was born on December 21, 1932 in TN to Willie and Velma (MacFarland) Mullins. Max was raised and educated in Shelbyville, TN but has been a longtime resident of Rockland, MA since the early sixties. Since their marriage in 1963, he was the loving husband of the late Stella D. (Dancause) Mullins. ...
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Carol Anne McInerney

July 17, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Carol Anne (Dowdell) McInerney, 76, of Abington died on October 8, 2017 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on July 17, 1941 in Troy, NY to the late John and Mary (Ward) Dowdell. She was raised and educated in Troy and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy. Carol was retired from Kindercare, and prior to that had worked for Harland Printing and Republic...
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Derek S. Maw

March 7, 1984 - September 23, 2017

Derek Steven Maw, 33, of East Boston, died unexpectedly on September 23, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1984 in Stoughton to Steven and Deborah (Lalli) Maw. Derek was raised and educated in Whitman and was a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School Class of 2002. He was a finish carpenter by trade and was the owner of Defiant Remodeling and Restoration. Derek was a former member of the...
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Duncan L. Josselyn

September 3, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Duncan Leon Josselyn, 65 of Hanover, died on September 22, 2017 at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton. He was born on September 3, 1952 in Weymouth, MA to the late Bruce and Janice (Freeman) Josselyn. Duncan was a graduate of South Shore Vocational Technical High School. For ten years Duncan worked as a laborer for the Hanover DPW. He also drove for North River Florist...
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John P. Lydon

July 29, 1936 - September 9, 2017

John P. Lydon, 81, of Rockland, died on Saturday September 9, 2017 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was born on July 29, 1936 in Boston, MA to the late Peter and Mary (Costello) Lydon. He was the loving husband of Georgine (Cleary) Lydon. John was a proud veteran of the United States Army and worked for many years for the MBTA as a locksmith. He was a friend of Bill W., a member of...
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Marcia B. Corvi

July 23, 1931 - August 28, 2017

Marcia B. Corvi (Weixler), of Rockland and Quincy, died on August 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Quincy, Daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Fostello) Weixler. Marcia was born, raised and educated in Quincy. She worked for many years at Sparkle Cleaners, as well as Cathy Ann's Coffee Shop in Rockland. Mrs. Corvi enjoyed word find books, family time,...
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David E. Payne, Jr.

September 30, 1959 - August 23, 2017

David E. Payne, Jr. 57 of Rockland died on August 23, 2017 at the Brockton Hospital after a period of failing health. He was born in Weymouth and was raised and educated in Braintree graduating from Braintree High School with the Class of 1977. A Navy veteran, he later worked for more than 30 years as a clerk at the United States Postal Service in Cohasett until his failing health. Dave was a...
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Patricia A. LaConte

October 22, 1948 - August 20, 2017

Patricia A. (McSharry) LaConte, 68 of Rockland died on August 20, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital after a period of failing health. She was born in Weymouth one of 13 children of Thomas and Mary (Coveney) McSharry and was raised and educated in Braintree and Abington. She attended Archbishop Williams High School and graduated from Abington High School in 1966. A longtime Rockland resident,...
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Anne T. McDermott

May 19, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Anne T. (Cunningham) McDermott, 88 formerly of Norwood died on August 20, 2017 at Plymouth Crossings in Plymouth surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston to Irish immigrants Michael F. and Julia T. (Lynch) Cunningham and was raised and educated in Roslindale. She had been employed as a manager at Larkin Publications Company in Newton for several years. Anne loved to golf, sing,...
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Evelyn Howard

August 19, 2017

Evelyn (Ellis) (Sweeney) Howard age 85, of Pembroke, passed away on August 19, 2017 at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham, MA after a long battle with cancer. Evelyn, lovingly called "Lynn", "Sis" and "Auntie" by friends and family, was born and raised in Hanover to Fanny (Cook) Ellis from Scotland and Fred Ellis from P.E.I., Canada. Married to the late Jack Howard for 44 years. Survived...
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Barbara A. Merlin

June 14, 1934 - August 17, 2017

Barbara A. (Hannigan) Merlin, 83 of Rockland died on August 17, 2017 at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth after a period of failing health. She was born in Boston daughter of Irish immigrants William and Nora (McHale) Hannigan and was raised and educated in Roslindale and was a graduate of the Hyde Park High School. Barbara resided in South Boston and Dorchester for many...
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Richard R. Wark

September 1, 1962 - August 14, 2017

Richard R. Wark (Ricky Ray), 54 of Quincy died on August 14, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was born in Quincy, MA on September 1st, 1962. Son of Joyce E. (White) Barry, and the late Raymond H. Wark. Mr. Wark was raised and educated in Pembroke and Quincy and attended Quincy High School where he ultimately achieved his GED. After high school, Rick went on to join the U.S. Army as a...
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Marion R. Zagarella

August 20, 1919 - August 9, 2017

Marion R. (Colarusso) Zagarella, 97 of Hanson formerly of Abington died at home surrounded and cared for by her loving family. She was born on August 20, 1919 in East Boston the daughter of Italian immigrants, Guiseppe and Marguerita (Iovana) Colarusso. She was raised and educated in East Boston. A longtime Abington resident, Mrs. Zagarella resided in Cape Coral, Florida and for the past six...
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Jeffrey J Cahill

October 7, 1955 - August 2, 2017

Jeffrey J. Cahill, 61, of Abington Massachusetts, died on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 7 1955 and was the son of the late John "Buddy" Cahill and the late Sylvia (Keniley) Cahill. Jeffrey's greatest joys in life were spending time with his daughters; grandchildren, his brother Tim (Don't forget your Brotha), his loving fiancé, cousins and friends of which...
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Sharon J. Hart

October 30, 1964 - August 1, 2017

Sharon J. Hart, 52 of Middleboro, formerly of Rockland and Pembroke, died at her home on August 1, 2017 She was born in Plymouth, daughter of Marjorie (Clarke-Cook) and Frank Costa & the late Philip B Cook. Sharon was a 1982 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School. She is survived by her daughter Stephanie (Hart) Schultz and her husband Brian Schultz of Weymouth. Also survived by her...
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Phylis M. Blake

December 3, 1941 - July 30, 2017

Phylis Mary (Conant) Blake, 75 of Rockland, MA died on July 30, 2017 at the Royal of Norwell Nursing Rehabilitation Center. She was born on December 3, 1941 in Stoughton, MA to the late Gerald Conant and her mother Marjorie (Taylor) Conant. Phylis was raised and educated in Rockland and was part of the Rockland High School graduating class of 1959. She worked for many years as a factory...
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William W. Jordan

April 6, 1941 - July 24, 2017

William W. Jordan, 76 of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Pembroke, MA, died suddenly on July 24, 2017. He was born in Cohasset, son of Leonard and Jeannette (Thompson) Jordan and was raised and educated in Marshfield. Bill's first love was wood crafting. He was a talented craftsman and was known as the "Wooden Chair Doctor" on the South Shore. He was involved in local government in Pembroke, MA...
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Dorothy M. Loughlin

November 1, 1930 - July 24, 2017

Dorothy M (Radcliffe) Loughlin of Venice, FL; formerly of Rockland MA died peacefully surrounded by loved ones July 24, 2017. Dotty was born in Boston, MA on November 1, 1930 to the late John and Margaret Radcliffe. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John C. Loughlin and her brother Thomas A. Radcliffe. Dorothy is survived by her brother John J. Radcliffe, Jr. and wife...
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Annie F. McCarthy

August 24, 1945 - July 23, 2017

Annie F. (Moulton) McCarthy, 71, of Rockland died on July 23, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Annie was born in Boston daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys (Aswalt) Moulton. She was raised and educated in Boston graduating from Dorchester High School. Mrs. McCarthy was a longtime Rockland resident. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and spending time with her...
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Natalie Heffernan

September 4, 1934 - July 16, 2017

Natalie E. Heffernan (Tuttle), of Rockland died on July 16, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on September 4, 1934 in Weymouth MA Daughter of the late William and Edna Tuttle. Natalie was raised and educated in Weymouth graduating from Weymouth High School in 1952. At the age of 45 Natalie made the commitment to return to school earning a degree in Nursing. She later went...
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Joseph P. Kosonen

July 14, 1984 - July 15, 2017

Joseph P. Kosonen, 33 of Rockland died on July 15, 2017 while in Providence, Rhode Island. He was born in Brockton, son of Deborah M. (Haywood) Kosonen and the late Steven M. "Benny" Kosonen. Joe was raised and educated in Rockland and attended Rockland High School. He had been employed in the construction industry. Joe loved fishing, music, four wheeling and he was an avid fan of all of the...
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Donald P. Smith, Jr.

June 13, 1952 - July 12, 2017

Donald Philip Smith Jr., 65, of Rockland died on July 12, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton from a lengthy illness. He was born on June 13, 1952 in Weymouth MA to Dorothy (Pratt) Fitzgerald and the late Donald Smith Sr. Donald was raised and educated in Holbrook and was a graduate of Norfolk Agricultural High School as a butcher. Donald was the husband of Tammi (Cookson) Smith of...
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Robert E. Coakley

September 4, 1947 - July 8, 2017

Robert E. Coakley, 69 of Buckeye, Arizona formerly of Rockland, MA died on July 8, 2017 at the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona. He was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston to his late parents Robert and Mary (McGovern) Coakley. He was raised and educated in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. He attended Mission Grammar school and Mission High School, class...
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Ann Elizabeth Phelps

December 18, 1941 - July 8, 2017

Ann Elizabeth (Delorey) Phelps, passed away surrounded by the people she loved most on July 8, 2017. Ann was the daughter of the late John Emery and Marion (Noren) Delorey, and was born in Brockton on December 18, 1941. She moved to Rockland and attended Rockland High School where she would meet the love of her life, Richard Phelps. After high school, she attended the New England Baptist...
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Ann Fairweather

September 14, 1917 - July 7, 2017

Ann Fairweather, 99 of Rockland died on July 7, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Ann was raised and educated in Newton and had been a waitress at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner for more than 50 years. She has made her home in Rockland for the past 16 years. Wife of the late Arthur Fairweather, she is survived by her daughters Jacqueline Davis and her companion John Rioux...
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Sigmund R. Aleski

October 1, 1933 - July 7, 2017

Sigmund R. Aleski "Al", 83 of Rockland, died on July 7 after a period of failing health. He was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, son of the late Konstanty and Emilia (Bielska) Aleszczyk. Al was raised and educated in Perth Amboy and later went on to serve in the Navy. Following Al's service to our country, he enrolled at Northeastern University where he became a graduate of the business school...
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Christian Alexander Barrett

October 6, 1992 - July 5, 2017

Christian Alexander Barrett, 24, of Abington, MA died suddenly at home in Boynton Beach, Fl on July 5, 2017. Born on October 6, 1992, Christian graduated from Abington High School where he was an outstanding athlete and a proud member of the Greenwave community. He was a valued team player on his beloved Abington Greenwave football team and Abington Greenwave lacrosse team, where he broke scoring...
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Donna M. Anglin

January 5, 1942 - June 30, 2017

Donna Marie Anglin, 75, of Manchester NH died on June 30, 2017 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington Mass. Born in Boston to Dorothy (Batcheldar) and Paul Anglin, Donna was raised and educated in Dorchester. She worked for many years as a nurse. She was a loving mother who enjoyed listening to Elvis music. She was the devoted mother to Darlene, Danny, Debbie, Derek and Darren. She leaves behind...
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Kevin Manning

September 4, 1963 - June 30, 2017

Kevin Manning, 53 of Oklahoma,formerly of Rockland passed away on June 30, 2017 at home after a long illness. He was born on September 4, 1963. He was raised in Rockland later made his home in Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife Tina (Kurfirst) Manning and his children Nicole (Manning) Pickering and her husband Donald Pickering of Rockland, Katelyn Manning of Rockland, Kevin Manning Jr. and...
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Virginia M. Casey

June 29, 2017

Virginia Marie Casey, "Ginne", of Whitman, Ma died on June 29th 2017 at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. Born and raised in Bennington, VT. Ginne was the daughter of the late Joseph Thomas and Alice (Houran) Vachon. She was educated at St. Francis de Sales Academy and Bennington High School and attended St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsfield, Ma. A registered nurse, Ginne was...
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Frederick T. Climo, Jr.

December 7, 1928 - June 27, 2017

Frederick T. Climo, Jr. 88 of Weymouth, formerly of Rockland died on June 27, 2017 at the Care One Nursing Facility in Weymouth. He was born in Boston on December 7, 1928 to the late Frederick T. Climo, Sr. and Helen (Albano) Climo. He was raised and educated in Dorchester and later made his home in Rockland before moving to Weymouth in 1979. Fred was a talented businessman in the metal...
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Virginia C. Snow

July 29, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Virginia C. (Cosgro) Snow, 84, of Kingston died on June 26, 2017 at The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth. Born in Boston, Daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle (Lent) Cosgro. Virginia was raised and educated in Boston graduating from Roslindale High School in 1950. Mrs. Snow made her home in Rockland from 1956-1990. Virginia worked as a cafeteria worker at Rockland High School...
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William Peter Biggins

June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017

William Peter Biggins was born in the evening on June 16, 2017 and, held in his mother's arms, passed to the Lord the next morning. He is survived by his parents, Gretchen and Tom Biggins of Sudbury, MA, who, thanks to the answered prayers of many, were able to see with their own eyes the son they had sensed, felt kick, and watched grow in-utero, display his vibrance, fight, and love for life in...
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Ellen M. McParlin

June 10, 1944 - June 15, 2017

Ellen M. (Galvin) McParlin, 73 of Hanson formerly of Rockland died on June15, 2017 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her family by her bedside. She was born in Boston and was raised and educated in Cohasset. Ellen had been a longtime Rockland resident and has made her home in Hanson for the past three years. She was a longtime employee of the New England Telephone...
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Ruth M. Patton

January 1, 1923 - June 12, 2017

Ruth Griebel Patton passed away in Rockland, Massachusetts, on Monday, June 12th, after a short period of failing health. Ruth was born in Springfield Dock, Long Island, New York, on January 1, 1923 to Alfred and Matilda Griebel. Ruth spoke often of her childhood on the docks, swimming to the store and watching holiday parades boat by her home. Ruth's life was dedicated to her love of God,...
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Francis A. Correia

February 5, 1991 - June 11, 2017

Francis A. Correia, 26, of Rockland passed away on June 11, 2017, from a tragic motorcycle accident. Frank was born in Weymouth, son of Robert and Elaine (Sully) Correia. Frank Correia was raised and educated in Rockland. Frank was a 2009 graduate of the South Shore Vocational Technical High School where he studied in the Automotive Program, and excelled in academics, basketball and football. ...
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Irene G. Boudrot

February 13, 1926 - June 9, 2017

Irene G. (Kelly) Boudrot, 91, of Rockland died on June 9, 2017 at LifeCare of West Bridgewater. Born in Boston to Thomas and Helena (Sullivan) Kelly, Irene was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain. She worked for many years as a book-keeper, but most of all she was a loving mother who enjoyed music,gardening, and singing in the Holy Family Church Choir. An avid reader and bingo player, she...
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Beverly A. Shenett

September 29, 1937 - June 2, 2017

Beverly Ann (Duquette) Shenett, 79, of Rockland died on June 2, 2017 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on September 29, 1937 in Brockton to Wilfred and Vivian (George) Duquette. Beverly was raised and educated in Brockton. Beverly was a dedicated homemaker who loved her family very much. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, puzzles and interior decorating. But spending time...
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Karen Kimball

February 13, 1938 - May 29, 2017

Karen Kimball of Weymouth, passed away May 29, 2017 at the age of 79 after a lengthy illness. Karen was born on February 13, 1938 in New York City to the late Lowell and Phyllis (Laing) Curtis. She was raised and educated in Haverhill, MA. Karen resided in Rockland from 1971-1992 with her husband Donald Kimball, son Benjamin who both predeceased her and her daughter Rebekah. She is...
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Louise (Melanson) Coulstring

September 6, 1929 - May 24, 2017

Louise (Melanson) Coulstring, 87 of Marshfield, formerly of Hanover died on May 24, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine (Cameron) Melanson, she was born, raised and educated in Hanover. Since 2012 she has resided at the Village at Proprietor's Green in Marshfield where she enjoyed ballroom dancing, singing, WII bowling and spending time...
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Deborah J. Mitchell

September 15, 1960 - May 13, 2017

Deborah Jean (Hay) Mitchell, 56, of East Bridgewater has passed unexpectedly on May 12, 2017 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. Deborah was born on September 15, 1960 to Howard and Muriel Hay in the town of Weymouth. Deb was the loving wife of John Mitchell of East Bridgewater. Deb was raised and educated in Hull and was a graduate of Hull High School. Deborah worked very hard as a...
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Kenneth J. Masse

June 21, 1946 - May 10, 2017

Kenneth J. Masse, 70, of Reading, MA passed away on Wednesday May 10, 2017. Born on June 21st, 1946 in Peabody, MA, son of the late Alfred and Alma (Tardy) Masse. He was raised and educated in Salem, MA, graduating from Salem High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country as a member of the Seabee's. After his military service he matriculated to Wentworth Institute of...
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John A. Gasdia

February 6, 1952 - May 3, 2017

John A. Gasdia, Jr. 65 Of Buzzards Bay died on May 3, 2017 at his home. He was born in Brookline, son of Mary L. (Griffin) Gasdia Umbrianna of Halifax and the late John A. Gasdia, Sr. He was raised and educated in Somerville and Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School with the Class of 1969. He has made his home in Buzzards Bay for the past 13 years. John was a talented musician and had...
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Harvey I. Young

July 4, 1939 - May 1, 2017

Harvey I. Young, 77 of Rockland died on May 1, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital after being stricken suddenly. He was born in Brockton, son of the late Louis and Rose (Rosen) Young and was raised and educated there. He has made his home in Rockland for over 50 years. Mr. Young had a long career with the Teamsters Union having been a driver for Anderson-Pierce Trucking Company in Abington. He...
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Robert F. Butman

March 28, 1929 - April 30, 2017

Robert F. Butman, 88, of Pocasset, MA formerly of Rockland, MA, passed away peacefully with his daughter Kimberly B. Partridge by his side, on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital, after a period of failing health. A retired Assistant Vice President of the Rockland Trust Company for 30 years Mr. Butman was born on March 28, 1929 and raised in Cohasset, MA where he graduated from...
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Richard D. Jackson

October 26, 1964 - April 29, 2017

Richard "Ricky" D. Jackson, 52, of Abington, MA died unexpectedly on April 29, 2017 at his home. Ricky was born on October 26, 1964 in Weymouth, MA. He was raised and educated in Rockland and graduated from Rockland High School as part of the class of 1982. Ricky was a passionate and talented musician who enjoyed reading and writing poetry. He was a lover of nature. Animals held a very...
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Norman M MacDonald

October 19, 1926 - April 28, 2017

Norman M. MacDonald, 90 of Rockland died on April 28, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston, son of the late Stewart and Helen (Morse) MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald was raised and educated in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Norman was a proud veteran of our nations armed services serving in The United Stated Navy during World War II. Mr. MacDonald worked as a Fire...
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Michael Steven Gardner

July 24, 1983 - April 18, 2017

Michael Steven Gardner, 33 of Rockland died on April 18, 2017 after a lengthy battle with addiction. He was born in Weymouth son of Peter J. and Ann J. (Burrill) Gardner of Rockland. He attended Rockland High School. Mike worked in the construction field, most recently for Rappold Construction Co. in Scituate. He was a very artistic person and was a talented painter and drawer. His...
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Liem Van Dieu

September 14, 1927 - April 18, 2017

Liem Van Dieu, 89 of Rockland died at his home in Rockland on April 18, 2017 surrounded and cared for by his family. He was born in Vietnam son of Xai Van Dieu and Lieu Thi Nguyen and has lived in the United States for 25 years. He had been employed at the Postal Service in his homeland as a supervisor for more than 40 years. He was very much a "People Person" that loved yard sales, Ocean...
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Thelma V. Collins

April 9, 1921 - April 14, 2017

Thelma V. Collins 96, of Hanover, MA died on April 14, 2017 at Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hingham. Thelma was born in Boston, Daughter of the late Herbert and Edna (Allen) Carnes. Thelma was also raised and educated in Boston graduating from Dorchester High School. Mrs. Collins formerly worked for AT&T, and The Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center. Thelma was the wife of...
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Donald T. Isaac

December 10, 1932 - April 14, 2017

Rev. Donald T. Isaac of Rockland, MA, entered eternal life after a long illness on Friday, April 14, 2017. He was born in Brockton, MA on December 10, 1932 to Melville T. Isaac and Doris (Ernest) Isaac. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Patricia, in July 2016. Her loss left him heart-broken – they are now together again as he wished. He leaves behind three loving...
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John W. Parsons

July 25, 1932 - April 10, 2017

John W. Parsons, 84 of Hanover died on April 10, 2017 at the Brockton Health Center after a period of failing health. He was born in Brockton, son of the late John H. and Mary J. (Murrans) Parsons and was raised and educated there graduating from Brockton High School. Mr. Parsons was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in Korea where he was awarded the Purple Heart...
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Donald N. Lanchester

March 17, 1939 - April 9, 2017

Donald Nelson Lanchester, 78, of Rockland, MA passed away on April 9, 2017at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born on March 17, 1939 in Somerville to the late Nelson and Gertrude (Cochran) Lanchester. Don grew up in Somerville, and graduated from Somerville High School in 1956. After high school he joined the Air Force in 1956 and served for four years. He served in the 32nd...
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Anne C. Hoey

September 28, 1934 - April 8, 2017

Anne C. Hoey, 82, of Weymouth died on April 8, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. Anne was born on September 28, 1934 in Quincy to the late Charles and Mary (Franna) Carey. She was raised and educated in West Quincy. She was a longtime resident of Rockland and resided in Weymouth for the past 5 years. Anne formerly worked for the Whatman Company in Rockland and was a member...
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John F. Glynn

March 20, 1935 - April 7, 2017

John F. Glynn, 82 of Norwell died on April 7, 2017 at the Cardigan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scituate. He was born in Boston, son of the late John and Margaret (Waters) Glynn. He was raised and educated in the Dorchester and Fields Corner sections of the city where he formed his larger than life personality. He attended Boston Tech High School and later attended Northeastern University...
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Patricia Ruth Fregeau

September 26, 1942 - April 3, 2017

Patricia Ruth (Lotti) Fregeau, 74, died peacefully at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida on April 3, 2017 with her husband at her side. Patricia was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on September 26, 1942, the oldest daughter of Charles and Mary (Fran) Lotti. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 51 years, the Reverend Stephen Fregeau, her daughter Michelle (Fregeau) Murphy and her...
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Louise C. Muzrall

March 24, 1918 - March 30, 2017

Louise C (Poore) Muzrall passed away peacefully on March 30, 2017. Louise was born in West Newbury, MA on March 24, 1918, the daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Noyes) Poore. Louise graduated from West Newbury High School and Salem State Teachers College. After college, she taught grades one through six in a one room school house in Pembroke NH. She was married in 1942 and resided in...
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Paul J. Schipper

August 29, 1947 - March 29, 2017

Paul J. Schipper, 69 of Rockland died on March 29, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Weymouth son of the late George P. and Ruth A. (Loughan) Schipper and was raised and educated in Rockland. He attended South Shore Vocational High School and later graduated from Rockland High School with the Class of 1965. He served his country proudly in the Army National Guard. He had been...
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Maryellen Scanlon

December 9, 1945 - March 26, 2017

Maryellen (Mick) Scanlon, 71 of Rockland died on Sunday March 26, 2017 after a lengthy illness at the Pat Roache Hospice House in Hingham with her daughter by her side. She was born in Brockton, daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Miller) Mick and was raised and educated in Rockland, She was a member of the second graduating class of Cardinal Spellman High School in 1963. Prior to her...
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Steven "Woody" Woodward

April 18, 1949 - March 26, 2017

Steven S. "Woody" Woodward, 67 of Rockland died suddenly at his home on March 26, 2017. He was born in Providence, RI son of the late Albert H. and Rita R. (Belanger) Woodward. He was raised and educated in Pembroke and was a 1968 graduate of Silver Lake High School. A Rockland resident for more than 20 years, Woody was an accomplished painting contractor for many years. He had formerly been...
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James H. DeMeule

August 28, 1945 - March 25, 2017

James H. DeMeule, 71 of Rockland, died peacefully surrounded by his family on March 25, 2017 at his home in Rockland. James was born on August 28, 1945 in Weymouth to Henry and Dorothy (Haggerty) DeMeule. He was raised and educated in Rockland and attended Rockland High School. James was the father of Nicole L. DeMeule and her partner Timothy Sullivan Jr. of Marshfield. He was the brother...
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Kenneth J. Molloy, Jr.

August 13, 1981 - March 24, 2017

Kenneth J. Molloy Jr., 35 of Rockland, died unexpectedly on March 24, 2017 in Portland ME. Kenny was born on August 13, 1981 to his loving parents Kenneth Molloy Sr. and Gayle (Perry) Molloy. He was raised and educated in Rockland. Kenny's proudest accomplishment is his baby girl, Aubrey Molloy. He is the big brother of Liz Maestas and her husband Tony Maestas of Rockland. Kenny was welcomed...
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John "Jack" Sherman, Jr.

July 16, 1956 - March 20, 2017

John F. "Jack" Sherman, Jr., 60 of Whitman, died on March 20, 2017 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Jack was born on July 16, 1956 in Chelsea. He was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of the Rockland High School class of 1975. Mr. Sherman was the son of the late Geraldine Sherman Lincoln, John Sherman and his wife Patricia Sherman of Pembroke and stepson of Carlton...
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Alejandro Mosi Valentin Phoenix

January 26, 1987 - March 18, 2017

Alejandro Mosi Valentin Phoenix "Al" 30 years old passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of March 18, 2017 as the result of a tragic car accident. He was surrounded by his closest friends at the time of his passing. He was born in Boston on January 26, 1987 Al had a laugh that could be heard for miles and when you heard his laugh it would make you smile. He was a true Yankees...
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Theodore G. Drummond

November 18, 1936 - March 12, 2017

Theodore Grey Drummond ("Teddy") of Wareham, former longtime resident of Hanover, age 80, died in his home on Sunday, March 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Kerwin) Drummond, to whom he was married for 54 years. Mr. Drummond was the son of the late Roderick and Edith (Greenwood) Drummond. He was born in Milton and raised in Quincy, a 1954 graduate of Quincy High School. Mr....
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James M. Paylor

May 19, 1955 - March 11, 2017

James Michael Paylor of Hanson, age 61 passed away surrounded by family and friends. He grew up in Norwell and graduated from Norwell High. James worked many years for H.P. Hood and Stop & Shop in Norwell. Husband to Paula (Barry) Paylor of Hanson and son of the late Irving T. and Helen R. (Barton) Paylor. Stepson of Louise Paylor of Bradenton, FL and Brother of two sisters and a brother. ...
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Cheryl J. Gallant

October 8, 1957 - March 10, 2017

Cheryl J Gallant, age 59 of Hanover, passed away on Friday, March 10th. She was born to the late Bernard Nunn and Katherine Johnson on October 8, 1957. Cheryl attended Hanover High School, before attending Quincy College of Nursing. She completed her BSN at the University of Phoenix and practiced pediatric nursing for over 20 years. Children were Cheryl's passion and delight. In addition to...
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Lorenna G. Frederick

December 19, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Lorenna G. (Stiles) Frederick, 88, of Whitman, died on February 22, 2017 at the Webster Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Rockland. She was born on December 19, 1928 in Holbrook to Arthur and Lena (Prince) Stiles. Lorenna was raised and educated in Abington. Lorenna was a longtime resident of Rockland. She worked for 15 years as a sole cementer for the E.T. Wright Shoe Company. ...
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Marion 'Lucille' Cullinan

February 11, 1931 - February 17, 2017

Marion 'Lucille' (O'Connor) Cullinan, 86 of Abington, died on February 17, 2017 at the South Shore Nursing Facility in Rockland surrounded by loving family. She was born in Weymouth daughter of Lawrence and Marguerite (Easton) O'Connor and was raised and educated in Rockland. Marion graduated from Rockland High School in 1948. Mrs. Cullinan was a long time member of the First Baptist Church...
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Ethel J. Ullven

February 21, 1930 - February 17, 2017

Ethel J. (Finn) Ullven, 86 of Hanover, formerly of Rockland and Norwell died on February 17, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital. She was born in Boston daughter of George and Ethel (Kennedy) Finn and was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain. Ethel later lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. Mrs. Ullven loved watching television and really enjoyed watching old movies. She was an avid...
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Lisa A. Wright-Murphy

May 18, 1960 - February 14, 2017

Lisa A. Wright-Murphy, 56 of Abington, formerly of Rockland died suddenly at the South Shore Hospital on February 14, 2017. She was born in Weymouth and was the daughter of L. Richard and Mona E. (Phillips) Wright who now reside in Florida. She was raised and educated in Rockland and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Hingham. She continued her education at Bridgewater State College earning...
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Thelma E. Litchfield

September 18, 1929 - February 14, 2017

THELMA E. LITCHFIELD, 87 of Hanover passed away on February 14, 2017, surrounded by the love and care of her family. She was raised in Watertown, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Stead. Beloved wife of the late Paul N. Litchfield, Jr. She was the loving mother of Paul and his wife Beverly Litchfield of Hanover, Leigh Litchfield of Cambridge, Beth Litchfield of Kingston and the late...
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Carolyn E. Richardson

December 26, 1925 - February 14, 2017

Carolyn E. (Hey) Richardson, 91 of Pembroke formerly of Hanover died at her home on February 14, 2017. She was born in Quincy, daughter of the late George and Edna (Shay) Hey and was raised and educated there. She graduated from the Woodward School for Girls. A longtime Hanover resident she was a member of the First Congregational Church of Hanover, the Hanover Garden Club, Hanover Historical...
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Patricia Ann Damon

October 14, 1955 - February 12, 2017

Patricia A. Damon, 61, of Rockland, went home to God on February 12, 2017 after a hard fought battle with brain cancer. She was raised in Braintree, the daughter of the late Daniel and Virginia Byrne. Wife of Richard A. Damon, she was the loving mother of Kaitlynn and her husband Matthew Muzrall of Cumberland, RI, Andrew and his wife Sarah Damon of Stamford, CT, and Rebecca Damon of...
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Joseph G. Grant, Sr.

January 31, 1929 - February 11, 2017

Joseph G. Grant Sr., 88, of Braintree, died on February 11, 2017 after a period of failing health. Joseph was born in Boston, son of the late Francis, and Mary (Daly) Grant. He was raised and educated in Dorchester, graduating from Dorchester High School. He later graduated from Staley College, and earned his Master's Degree in Education from Suffolk University. Mr. Grant was a proud...
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Kelli M. Crampton

June 5, 1989 - February 6, 2017

Kelli M. (Kinlin) Crampton 27, of Rockland, died on February 6, 2017 Kelli was born in Rockland daughter of Patti Lounsbury, and the late Kerry Kinlin. She was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School. Kelli will be remembered for a smile that would light up a room, her kind caring way, and her great love for her husband, son, and family. She enjoyed cooking,...
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Heather K. Wiley

February 21, 1982 - February 4, 2017

Heather K. Wiley, 34 of Rockland died on February 4, 2017. She was born in Boston daughter of Judy A. Wiley and the late Frank A. Wiley and was raised and educated in Kingston and Rockland. She was a graduate of Rockland High School. Heather had previously been employed as an associate at Dunkin Donuts in Quincy. She had tirelessly worked to overcome her personal struggles and was proud of...
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David Porter

February 2, 2017

David Porter, 93, of Pembroke passed away on February 2 after a brief illness. Dave lived in Pembroke for more than 60 years and took pride in the many homes he painted on the South Shore as a self-employed painter. Dave was an avid reader, movie buff, Red Sox fan, craftsman and golfer. He was a long-time member of The Ridder Country Club and a member of the "Gang-Busters" golf league for...
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Dorothy A. Lennon

June 25, 1934 - February 2, 2017

Dorothy A. (Kowalker) Lennon, 82 of Rockland died on February 2, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late George A. and Marie (Clisham) Kowalker and was raised and educated in the Dorchester neighborhood of the City. Mrs. Lennon had been a resident of Rockland for 57 years. She had been employed as a Nurse's Aide at the Colony House Nursing Home in...
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Doris E. Pratt

August 10, 1919 - February 1, 2017

Doris E. (Brown) Pratt, 96 formerly of Halifax died on February 1, 2017 at the Colony House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Abington. She was born in Abington, daughter of the late Leslie and Lulu (Wheeler) Brown and was raised and educated there. She was a graduate of Abington High School. Mrs. Pratt had a long career as a nurse's aide serving at the former Mildred Alford Nursing Home...
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Leo V. Cleary

December 25, 1928 - January 31, 2017

Leo V. Cleary, 88 of Daytona Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017 at Halifax Health Hospice Care Center. Leo was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on December 25, 1928. He was the son of the late Leo and Mary (McIsacc) Cleary. Mr. Cleary is predeceased by his wife of 49 years Charlotte Harris Cleary and his daughter Charlene Brady. Leo is also predeceased by his brother Martin...
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Jean Marie Qualter

December 12, 1947 - January 31, 2017

Jean Marie Qualter, 69, of Hanson died on Monday, January 31, 2017 after a period of failing health. Jean was born in Boston, Daughter of Louis and Geneva (Stewart) Carpenter. She was raised and educated in Boston graduating from Girl's High School in 1965. Jean was a parishioner of Holy Family Church in Rockland, where she was formerly a member of The Mother's Club. She enjoyed knitting, and...
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Steven P. Adamo

October 23, 1976 - January 28, 2017

Steven P. Adamo, 40, of Rockland passed away unexpectedly on January 28, 2017 at the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. Steven was born on October 23, 1976 to Frank W. Adamo Sr. and Dorothy A. Adamo of Rockland. Steven was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of the Rockland High School class of 1995. Steven loved the Dallas Cowboys, the Boston Bruins, and enjoyed...
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Beverly F. Parker

November 28, 1948 - January 28, 2017

Beverly F. (Angie) Parker 68 of Rockland died on January 28, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital. She was born in Brockton daughter of the late William and Mildred (Martin) Angie and was raised and educated in Rockland. Bev had been a longtime employee of Dunkin Donuts both in Rockland and in Hingham. She was a devoted caregiver to many, especially to those beloved members of her family. She...
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Barbara A. Falco

September 4, 1942 - January 25, 2017

Barbara A. (Hanna) Falco, 74, of Rockland died on January 25, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Boston on September 4, 1942 to Ralph H. and Dorothy M. (Hannon) Hanna. She was the loving wife of Vincent Falco. Barbara was raised in Roxbury and was educated at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Boston. Barbara worked for many years as a bookkeeper before her retirement. ...
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James J. Moynihan

November 21, 1931 - January 23, 2017

James J. Moynihan, a resident of Rockland, for many years, previously of Hyde Park died January 23, 2017 at South Shore Hospital at 85 years of age. He was the son of the late Maurice and Margaret (Weschrob) Moynihan. He was the husband of Geraldine (Adams) Moynihan and Father of James Jr. and wife Lori (Packard) of Halifax, brother William and wife Judith of Norton, grandchildren Sean,...
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Charles V. Kimball

December 15, 1932 - January 22, 2017

Charles V. Kimball Jr. 84, of Rockland, died on January 22, 2017, after a period of failing health. Mr. Kimball was born in Boston. Son of the late Charles V. Kimball Sr., and Zora (Moses) LaRussa and her Husband Anthony. He was raised and educated in Boston, graduating from Boston English High School. Charles was a proud veteran of our nation's armed forces serving in the United States Navy. ...
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