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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

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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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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Stephen J. Garvey, Jr.

June 7, 1938 - January 14, 2017

Stephen J. Garvey Jr. of Rockland and Humarock died on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Steve was born on June 7, 1938 to Stephen and Mary Kelly Garvey at the Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain. He is the beloved husband to Claire Larner Garvey, devoted father of Kathleen (K.C.) Cowing and her husband Michael of Hanover. Adored Papa of Michaela Cowing. Loving brother of William Garvey of Hanson,...
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Mildred L. Steinberg

February 26, 1929 - January 13, 2017

Mildred Louise (Simmons) Steinberg, 87, of Rockland died on January 13, 2017 at the All American Assisted Living Center in Hanson. Mildred was born on February, 26 1929 to Percy and Flora (Paris) Simmons. She was the loving wife of the late Richard J. Steinberg. Mildred was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School. Mildred worked as a clerk for the E.T...
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Eleanor Tully

October 29, 1915 - January 12, 2017

Eleanor (Powers) Tully, of South Weymouth and Mashpee, died January 12, 2017 of natural causes at the age of 101. Eleanor was born on October 29, 1915 to Richard and Mary (McCarthy) Powers and was raised in St. Williams Parish in Savin Hill, Dorchester. After graduating from high school and secretarial school, she worked many years as a secretary and retired from the Social Security office in...
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Mary M. Larkin

May 1, 1920 - January 11, 2017

Mary Margaret (Heney) Larkin, 96, of Bridgewater died at Massachusetts General Hospital onJanuary 11, 2017. Mary was born in Brockton to John and Nellie (Byrnes) Heney on May 1,1920. She was the loving wife of the late Robert R. Larkin. Mary was raised and educated in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School (where she met her future husband at age 14 while standing in line for the...
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William D. McVey

April 27, 1946 - January 7, 2017

William D. McVey 70, of Hanson, formerly of Hanover, died on January 7, 2017, after a period of failing health. Mr. McVey was born in Boston, He was the son of the late William and Bernadette (Collins) McVey. He was raised and educated in Quincy, graduating from North Quincy High School. William later went on to earn his bachelors degree in business from Northeastern University. Mr. McVey was...
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Francis M. Burns

April 25, 1935 - January 6, 2017

Francis M. Burns, (Butch) 81,of Rockland died on January 6, 2017 at The South Shore Hospital after a brief illness.Francis was born in Hanover son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Beardsly) Burns. Mr. Burns was raised and educated in Rockland. He was a graduate Rockland High School in 1954. While in high school Francis excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. After graduating, Mr. Burns...
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Elinor M. Cowing

June 4, 1933 - January 4, 2017

Elinor M. (Angeley) Cowing, 83, of Rockland died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 4, 2017. Elinor was born in Abington to Joseph and Jennie (Hammond) Angeley. She was the loving wife of the late Charles B. Cowing Jr and the mother of Charles and Kathy Cowing III of Kentucky, Kathi and Dr. Martin Crane of Martha's Vineyard, Nancy and Michael Ross of Plymouth, Cindy Cowing...
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Peter J. Dotton

October 30, 1940 - January 4, 2017

Peter J. Dotton, 76, of Falmouth, MA died on January 4, 2017 at the Plymouth Rehab and Health Care Center in Plymouth. He was born on October 30, 1940 in Weymouth to Paul and Mary (Twomey) Dotton. He graduated from Rockland High School and was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Before his retirement Peter was the owner/chef of Rooster N' Sun restaurant in Brockton. Peter was...
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K. Adam Emery

January 21, 1980 - January 2, 2017

K. Adam Emery, 36, of Quincy passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2017. Adam was born in Weymouth, son of Kenneth and Cathy (Reale) Emery. He was raised in Hanson, graduating from Whitman-Hanson High School in 1998. He attended Quincy Jr. College. Adam was a loving son and had a great sense of humor, usually paired with a michievious smile. He had a passion for fishing, maintaining boats and...
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John R. Avery

February 7, 1955 - January 2, 2017

John R. Avery, 61 of Rockland died on January 2, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Boston son of the late Francis J. and Eleanor M. (Lord) Avery and was raised and educated in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Jack enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served in the Mediterranean Sea region. A longtime Norwood resident, he has made his home in Rockland for the past 4 years. ...
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Brenda R. Corvi

March 17, 1952 - December 29, 2016

Brenda R. (Angie) Corvi, 64 of Rockland died on December 29, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and cared for by the Hospice of the South Shore. She was born in Brockton, daughter of the late William and Mildred (Martin) Angie and was raised and educated in Rockland. She was a member of the graduating class of 1970 at Rockland High School. Brenda was a proud mother and devoted...
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Marjorie A. Corrigan

April 25, 1933 - December 28, 2016

Marjorie A. (Holmberg) Corrigan, 83, of Rockland passed on December 28, 2016 at the South Shore Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Rockland. Marjorie was born on April 25, 1933 in Malden to Carl and Edna (Spiller) Holmberg. She was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. After high school she was an office manager at Commercial Credit. Marjorie enjoyed her...
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Thomas J. Begley

December 19, 1943 - December 26, 2016

Thomas J. Begley, 74 of Halifax formerly of Rockland died on December 26, 2016 in Wingate at Kingston. He was born in Boston, son of the late Philip J. and Helen T. (Foley) Begley and was raised and educated in Dorchester. A Rockland resident for more than 40 years, Tom has made Halifax his home for the past 18 years. For more than 40 years he had been employed as a fabricator for Local #17...
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Michael F. Guilfoyle

January 3, 1942 - December 26, 2016

Michael F. Guilfoyle, 74 of Pembroke, formerly of Rockland died on December 26, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Rockland son of the late Michael and Mary (Cooke) Guilfoyle and was raised and educated there. He attended Holy Family School and later graduated from Rockland High School. A former employee of Armstrong Cork in Braintree he retired after 22 years as a Letter...
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Marilyn F. Thomson

July 16, 1936 - December 24, 2016

Marilyn F. "Mal" (Bridges) Thomson, 80 of Rockland died at her home on December 24, 2016. She was born in Weymouth, daughter of the late Nelson and Helen (Quann) Bridges and was raised and educated there. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. A Rockland resident for the past 54 years Mrs. Thomson retired as a Sales Associate from Lord and Taylor in Braintree where she had been...
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Ellen K. Partridge

May 1, 1954 - December 21, 2016

Ellen Kathleen Partridge, 62, of Rockland, Massachusetts died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at South Shore Hospital due to injuries sustained in an accident. Her family was with her when she passed. Born on May 1, 1954 in Quincy, Ellen was the second child of Ernest and Mary Partridge. She moved to Rockland as a very young child and graduated from Rockland High School in 1972. She worked...
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Pamela Davidson

August 1, 1944 - December 20, 2016

Pamela (Grob) Davidson, formerly of The Villages, Florida and Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away peacefully at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, MA on December 20, 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 72. Raised in Queens, NY, Pam was the daughter of the late James W. Grob, Sr. and Priscilla Ferris Grob. She was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Rocchio. ...
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Marie H. Litchfield

July 4, 1925 - December 14, 2016

Marie H. (Austin) Litchfield, 91, of North Weymouth, died on December 14, 2016 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on July 4, 1925 in Franklin, MA. Marie was the daughter of the late Chester Austin and Helen (Bucini) Borgeson. She was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School. Marie is predeceased by her husband Roy V. Litchfield, her son Robert A....
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Ann C. Moran

May 28, 1932 - December 11, 2016

Ann C. Moran, 84, of Rockland passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016, surrounded by her family at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Roxbury, daughter of the late Mortimer and Julia (Connolly) Cronin. Ann was raised and educated in Roxbury attending St. Patrick's Parish School. Before starting her family, Ann worked as a bookkeeper for The Kasanof Bakery in Boston. Ann was...
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William A. Morison

October 21, 1925 - December 3, 2016

William "Bill" A. Morison, 91, of Abington, died on December 3, 2016. He was born on October 21, 1925 in Avon, MA. Bill was the son of the late William and Ethel (Oakes) Morison. He was raised and educated in Avon but would later move to Groton, CT and graduate from Groton High School. Bill graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration. Bill was a proud...
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Peter B. Gallagher

December 3, 2016

Peter B. Gallagher, 69 of Braintree, died on December 3, 2016. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late Robert and Mary (Concannon) Gallagher. Peter was raised in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School. He was a graduate of Northeastern University. Mr. Gallagher dedicated his career to public service, serving as a Detective in the Quincy Police Department for 29 years. He was a member...
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Laura D. Crea

July 5, 1930 - November 29, 2016

Laura D. (MacLarty) Richardson Crea of Bridgewater passed away Tuesday November 29, 2016 at the age of 86. She was born in Bethlehem PA to Roderick and Flora (Campbell) MacLarty, raised and educated in North Quincy MA. She graduated from North Quincy High followed by 3 ½ years at Massachusetts College of Art. Later moving to the town of Rockland, she was employed as a substitute teacher in...
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Patrick A. Real

August 28, 1938 - November 28, 2016

Patrick A. Real, 78 of Rockland died on November 28, 2016 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Facility. He was born in Limerick Ireland son of the late John and Josephine (Low) Real. Pat immigrated to the United States in 1967 after having served for several years in Canada as a Missionary. Settling in Rockland he was employed at the E.T. Wright Shoe Co. in town as a stitcher and later he...
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Barbara Barker Kemp

May 20, 1932 - November 27, 2016

Barbara Barker Kent, of Hanover died on November 27, 2016. Barbara was born in Needham, Massachusetts to Chester and Nina Underhill. She is survived by her devoted husband, Dr. Wallace Kemp; son, Jeff Barker and wife Kate; daughter, Holly Beneville and husband Tom; daughter, Libby Ritchie and husband Tom, and five grandchildren, Margaret Beneville, Mark Ritchie, John Beneville, Rebecca...
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Keith Harlow Crosby

April 12, 1957 - November 26, 2016

Keith Harlow Crosby, 59 of Rockland and Hingham died on November 26, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Weymouth son of Priscilla (Harlow) Crosby of Rockland and the late Richard Crosby. Keith was raised and educated in Pembroke and attended the Silver Lake Schools, he later graduated from Hanover High School. A former Hanson resident he resided in Hingham and Rockland for...
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Judith J. Smaller

April 29, 1936 - November 26, 2016

Judith J. (Jordan) Smaller, 80 of Hanover formerly of Rockland died at her home on November 26, 2016 after a period of failing health. She was born in Winthrop, daughter of the late Lawrence and Elda (Messina) Jordan. She was a graduate of Dorchester High School and had attended Bryant and Stratton Business School and the Berkeley School of Music. Judy was a talented professional singer since...
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Constance A. Flavell-Pratt

December 27, 1925 - November 21, 2016

Constance A. Flavell-Pratt, 90 a longtime Norwell resident died on November 21, 2016 at the Wingate at Silver Lake Nursing Facility in Kingston. She was born in Rockland daughter of the late Paul and Ann (O'Brien) Flavell and was raised and educated there She was a graduate of Rockland High School and later received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. Constance...
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Carol A. Murphy

September 16, 1923 - November 15, 2016

Carol A. (Roberts) Murphy, 93 of Rockland died on November 15, 2016 at Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham. She was born in Boston, daughter of Harry and Alice (Reidy) Roberts, was raised in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School. She is predeceased by her husband John F "Jack" Murphy and her son John F Murphy, Jr. Carol is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Stefani and her husband...
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Joan E. Sallinger

June 19, 1926 - November 9, 2016

Joan Emilie Sallinger, 90 of Stamford, CT died on Wednesday November 9, 2016 while in New York. She was born in New York City, daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth (Collin) deLaurant and was raised and educated there and in Forest Hills, NY. After high school she attended Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Sallinger in 1950, who predeceased her. ...
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George H. Crane

October 18, 1932 - November 9, 2016

George H. Crane,84 of Rockland died at his home on November 9, 2016 surrounded and cared for by his loving family. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late George H. and Elizabeth R. (Campbell) Crane and was raised and educated in Rockland. He was a member of the graduating Class of 1950 at Rockland High School, where he was a standout athlete on both the basketball and track teams. He was quite...
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Linda D Salmon

May 5, 1945 - November 8, 2016

Linda D. (Carlson) Salmon died on November 8, 2016 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on May 5, 1945 in Boston, MA to Chester and Kathryn (Hughes) Carlson. Linda was raised and educated in Abington but has made her home in Weymouth since 1999. She had been an operator for the past 15 years for Verizon. Previously, Linda worked at the Bomark and Klear-Vu Corporation in Fall...
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William P. Leddie

September 23, 1934 - November 7, 2016

William P. Leddie, 82 of Rockland died unexpectedly on November 7, 2016 peacefully at his home. Born and raised in Cork City Ireland, the son of the late William, and Mary (Healy) Leddie. Mr. Leddie was a long time Rockland resident. He was an active communicant of Holy Family Church in Rockland. William was a long time employee of Harvard University. William loved the game of Soccer. He...
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Jesse M. McCauley

November 15, 1991 - November 6, 2016

Jesse McCauley, 24 of Rockland MA passed away on November 6, 2016 from a heroin overdose in Delray Florida. Jesse has struggled with the disease of addiction for the past 6 years along with his brothers Corey (25) and Jordan (20) who also struggled with addiction. Jesse has now reunited with his brothers who await his arrival to heaven. From a young age Jesse stood out. He was in love with...
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Robert Corvi, Sr.

August 10, 1930 - November 6, 2016

Robert Corvi, Sr. 86 of Rockland died on November 6, 2016 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockland after a period of failing health. He was born in Braintree, son of the late Benedetto and Theresa (Giannini) Corvi. Bob was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served on the Rockland Fire Department for 22 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. He...
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Joseph Paul Cronin

November 19, 1962 - November 4, 2016

Joseph Paul Cronin, Son of Joseph B. Cronin and Pauline (Berard) Cronin, deceased and brother to the late Patricia Ann Cronin. Joe died in his home in Raleigh, NC after fighting his battle with brain cancer. Joe was raised and educated in Rockland, MA and is survived by his wife, Beth Cronin of Raleigh, NC, his brothers, Jim Cronin and John Cronin of Creedmoor, NC, Daniel Cronin and Dennis...
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Richard S. Murdock,, Jr.

April 29, 1954 - November 3, 2016

Richard S. Murdock, Jr. 62 of Rockland died on November 3, 2016 at the Season's Hospice House in Milton. He was born in Cambridge, son of the late Richard S. and Gloria (Kavey) Murdock, Sr. and was raised and educated in Watertown. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and later matriculated and graduated from Bentley College. A Rockland resident for the past 12 years, Rick had been an...
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Paul E. Mastrangelo

November 13, 1939 - November 2, 2016

Paul E. Mastrangelo, 76 of Plymouth died on November 2, 2016 at his home. He was born in Somerville son of the late Peter and Mary (Donovan) Mastrangelo and was raised and educated there. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Kilo Co 3/3 and served during the early days of the Vietnam War. He was extremely proud of his service to his country. He had made his home in Rockland since...
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Cynthia Jean Fimian

May 21, 1955 - November 2, 2016

Cynthia J. (Pitts) Fimian, 61 of Rockland died on November 2, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in Quincy, daughter of the late William E. and Florence C. (Veno) Pitts and was raised and educated there. She was a member of the Class of 1973 at Quincy High School. She later graduated from Quincy Jr. College with an Associate's Degree in Secretarial Science. Cindy was a Rockland resident...
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Elizabeth E. Taylor

May 6, 1933 - October 31, 2016

Elizabeth E. (Woodworth) Taylor, 83 of Rockland died on October 31, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital. She was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, daughter of the late Archibald and Gertrude (Freeman) Woodworth and was raised and educated there. She came to the United States on 1966 and settled in Rockland. Mrs. Taylor had been a crossing guard for the Town of Rockland and later worked as...
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Ann (Davis) Wolfe

January 11, 1939 - October 29, 2016

Ann (Davis) Wolfe, 77 of Biddeford, ME formerly of Rockland and Weymouth died on October 29, 2016 at the South Shore Hospital. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late James and Esther (Shapiro) Davis and was raised and educated in Sharon. She was a longtime Rockland resident and later lived in Weymouth before retiring to Maine 20 years ago. Mrs. Wolfe had been a longtime secretary at the...
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Barbara A. McFadyen

March 10, 1940 - October 19, 2016

Barbara A. (Stano) McFadyen, 76 of Bourne died on October 19, 2016 at her home, where she lost her 4 and a 1/2 year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Harriet (Cass) McGrath and her husband John McGrath. She was raised and educated in the Jamaica Plain Section of the city. She was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School, where she met the love of her life,...
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John W. Edwards

October 16, 2016

John W. Edwards, 77 of Hanson died on October 16, 2016 after a tragic motor vehicle accident. He was born in Joplin, Missouri son of John E. and Georgia Lucille (Sexton) Edwards and was raised and educated there. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy achieving the rank of Sargent First Class (SFC)E-7 and also served after his discharge in the Army National Guard. He was a member of the VFW...
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Helen E. McCulloch

June 24, 1925 - October 10, 2016

Helen E. McCulloch, 91, of Halifax and longtime resident of Weymouth, died on October 10, 2016 at South Shore Nursing Facility in Rockland. She was born in Boston, Daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Fallon) Driscoll, and was raised and educated in Westwood. Following her high school education, Helen graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston Helen was a talented...
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Carl J. Casagrande

May 11, 1947 - October 6, 2016

Carl J. Casagrande, 69, of Rockland died on October 5, 2016 at Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center. He was born on May 11, 1947 in Boston, MA to Joseph and Ellen (Sawtelle) Casagrande. Carl was raised in Quincy and attended Sacred Heart Grammar and High School in Weymouth. Carl earned his Bachelors degree from Northeastern University and his Masters degree from Anna Maria College. Carl was...
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Thomas F. Long

December 11, 1937 - September 29, 2016

Thomas F. Long, 78 of Rockland died on September 29, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 11, 1937 in Somerville, MA, the son of the late James and Marion (Sullivan) Long. Tom and his wife Nancy were married for 55 years. Tom was the father of Patricia Faria and her husband Michael of Billerica, Maureen Bannon and her late husband Gabriel of Rockland...
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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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