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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

Clifford A. Erickson

May 26, 1930 - April 14, 2019

Clifford A. Erickson,88, of Rockland. Died on April 14, 2019 after a brief illness. Born in Boston to the late Carl F. and Helen (Morgan) Erickson . He was raised and educated in Boston and was a graduate of Boston Technical High School as a member of The Class of 1946. Clifford enjoyed military history, particularly focusing on The World War II era and enjoyed doing military themed puzzles...
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David Heshion

September 30, 1954 - April 11, 2019

David Heshion ,64, of Taunton. Died on April 11, 2019 after a brief illness. Born in Boston to the late Charles and Agnes (Brown) Heshion. He was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1972. David had a life-long fascination with outer space. That fascination eventually led to him founding his own space education company, "Dave Heshion's History of Rockets...
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Albert J. Conkey

June 2, 1943 - April 11, 2019

Albert J. Conkey,75, of Rockland. Died on April 11, 2019 after a brief illness. Born in Boston to the late Albert and Josephine (Brownlow) Conkey Baker. Albert was also the Step-Son of the late Herbert Baker. He was raised and educated in The Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston and was a graduate of Dorchester High School as a member of The Class of 1961. Albert enjoyed bowling and was an...
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Warren G. Ellis

April 30, 1937 - April 10, 2019

Warren G. Ellis, of Norwell. Died on April 10, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Milton after a brief illness. Born in Fall River to the late Gordon and Doris (Carr) Ellis, Warren attended Newton High School and was a graduate of Northeastern University. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Norma-Jean (Gammell) Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a self-employed General Contractor. He enjoyed woodworking,...
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Donald L. Johansen, Jr.

April 8, 2019

Donald L. Johansen Jr., 62 of Abington. Died on April 8, 2019 at Brockton Hospital. Devoted and loving husband of 22 years to Ann (Clifford). Father of Ryan Malgeri, and step-father to Melissa Mayes of Somerset. Son of the late Donald and Virginia (Troy) Johansen. Loving brother of Kerry Graveline and her husband Allen of Framingham, Virginia Johansen and her fiance' Ed of Dedham, and...
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Charles L. Faltin, Jr.

October 16, 1927 - April 4, 2019

Charles L. Faltin Jr., 91 of Hanson. Died on April 4, 2019 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Charles was born on October 16, 1927 in Newark, NJ to the late Charles and Mary (Szilega) Faltin. He was raised and educated in Boston and was a graduate of Commerce High School in 1945. Chuck was the loving husband of the late Francis (Pereau) Faltin. Fran was the love of Chucks life. After...
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Kellie Dacosta Poirier

January 8, 1970 - March 27, 2019

Kellie (Remick) Dacosta Poirier, 49, of Plymouth passed to life in Heaven on March 27, 2019. She was born on January 8, 1970 in Beverly, MA to Bob and Brenda (Dobson) Remick of Duxbury. Her life was a physical battle, but she radiated Jesus Love each day. Kellie's greatest joy was her son Jonathan. Physically she had no hope of pregnancy, BUT GOD gave her the strength to get through those nine...
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Sally A. Jackson

November 1, 1932 - March 25, 2019

Sally A. (Hanifan) Jackson, 86 of Rockland, Died on March 25, 2019 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on November 1, 1932 in Weymouth to the late Timothy and Mary (Welsh) Hanifan. Sally was raised and educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth High School and a member of the class of 1949. She was the loving wife of the late Daniel D. Jackson. Sally worked for...
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Curtiss E. Houghton

March 24, 2019

Curtiss E. Houghton, a devoted husband and father and retired school teacher who as a teenager fought in Pacific battles in World War II, died March 24 in Hingham, Massachusetts, surrounded by his family. He was 93 years old. Known as 'Papa' to his grandchildren, he was known for being caring, supportive, and a mentor. Family was always at the center of his life. But events between March 1943...
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Beverly A. Ladner

May 1, 1939 - March 22, 2019

Beverly A. (Chepetsky) Ladner, 79 of Rockland passed away on March 22, 2019 at the South Shore Rehab and Nursing Facility in Rockland. She was born on May 1, 1939 in Quincy to the late Joseph and Barbara (Mattson) Chepetsky. Beverly was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School. She was the loving wife of the late Emory Ladner. Beverly worked as a head chef for...
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Dorothy R. Tait

March 2, 2019

Tait, Dorothy Ruth "Dottie" (St. Louis), age 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 2nd 2019. Predeceased by her parents Loretta and Bernard, son Scott, two sisters Marlene and Brenda and brother Tommy. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years Donald, son Mike and his wife Deb, son Donny and his wife Janet, sister Cindy Plourde and her husband Bob,...
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Beverly J. Parker

October 7, 1932 - February 22, 2019

Beverly Jeanne (Valli) Parker, a lifelong Hanover resident, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2019 with her children at her side. Born October 7,1932 she was the daughter of the late Allen and Astrid Valli. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Parker, she was the loving mother of Dr. John Parker of Hanover, Barry Parker of Hanover and Robyn Hennigan and her husband Tim of Brant Rock; cherished...
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Nicholas D. Cafardo

May 8, 1956 - February 21, 2019

Nicholas Dominic Cafardo, a lifelong Massachusetts resident and a friend to all, passed away suddenly, on February 21, 2019, while working in Fort Myers, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Leeanne Mary (Wood) Cafardo, his son Benjamin, his daughter Emilee, his beloved grandchildren Annabella and Noah, and his brother Fred. Nick was 62. Nick was born on May 8, 1956, in Weymouth, Mass....
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Phyllis A. Mahoney

March 26, 1933 - February 19, 2019

Phyllis A. (Kearns) Mahoney, 85 of Franklin. Died on February 19, 2019 at the Webster Park Nursing Facility in Rockland. She was born on March 26, 1933 in Arlington to the late Martin and Gladys (Tolman) Kearns. Phyllis was raised and educated in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School. She was the loving wife of the late Daniel Mahoney. Mrs. Mahoney worked as an Executive...
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Lorraine M. Pascone

September 15, 1929 - February 16, 2019

Lorraine M. (Munroe) Pascone, 89 of Rockland passed at home on February 16, 2019 She was born in Boston on September 15, 1929 to the late John M. and Jane (MacLeod) Munroe. She was raised and educated in Dorchester and graduated from Jeremiah E Burke High School. Lorraine worked as a Secretary for Bendon Gear and Machine Inc. for many years. She enjoyed cooking, reading and spending time...
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Jane A. Clark

June 25, 1934 - February 8, 2019

Jane A. (Martin) Clark, 84 of Rockland died on February 8, 2019 in Pembroke. She was born on June 25, 1934 in Weymouth to the late Clifford and Mary (Roberts) Martin. Jane was raised and educated in Weymouth and attended Weymouth High School. For sixty seven years she was the loving wife of the late Frederick L. Clark. Mrs. Clark worked as a clerk for the Plymouth County Registry Land Court...
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Arnoldus Itz

December 2, 1927 - February 5, 2019

Arnoldus Itz, 91 of Hanover. Died on February 5, 2019 at the Colonial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Weymouth. He was born on December 2, 1927 in Brunssum, the Netherlands, to the late Hendrikus and Anna (Devtekom) Itz. He was the loving husband for sixty eight years to Barbara (Young) Itz. Raised and educated in the Netherlands, Arnold attended the Maritime Academy in Amsterdam and...
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Robert M. Patt

November 17, 1943 - February 1, 2019

Robert M. Patt, 75 of Pembroke. Died on February 1, 2019 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a courageous battle against Mesothelioma. He was born on November 17, 1943 in East Bridgewater to the late Henry and Mabel (Morse) Patt. He was raised and educated in East Bridgewater and graduated from East Bridgewater High School. He was the loving husband of Madeline L. (Winter) Patt for over...
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Joshua M. Doyle

July 30, 1983 - January 30, 2019

Joshua Doyle, 35, of Rockland passed away suddenly after a long battle with addiction and mental illness. Josh was the loving husband of Justine Doyle and adoring father to three beautiful daughters- Madison, Ciara and Bridget Doyle and one furbaby Molly. Josh's family was his world and he enjoyed nothing more than making them laugh. Josh had a passion for cooking and loved to be the chef-...
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Barbara L. Millar

April 1, 1934 - January 30, 2019

Barbara L. (Kent) Millar, 84, of Rockland went to be with her Lord on January 30, 2019 at the Seasons Hospice in Milton, from complications of Alzheimer's disease which she had battled for nearly ten years. She was born on April 1, 1934 in Boston to Sidney L. and Mildred (Bean) Kent. When she was ten years old, her family moved from Dorchester to Wollaston where she was educated in Quincy...
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Joan M. Monet

June 9, 1949 - January 26, 2019

Joan Marie (Pretanik) Monet , resident of Rockland, passed away at the age of 69 on January 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Monet. Joan was born June 9, 1949 to the late Chester & Margaret (Harkins) Pretanik. Born & raised as a Charlestown "townie". A 1967 graduate of Charlestown High. She was the loving mother of Joan (Evers) MacDonald & husband Robert, Debbie (Evers)...
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Eric M. Darling

May 3, 1993 - January 24, 2019

Eric M. Darling, 25 of Whitman. Died on January 24, 2019. He was born on May 3, 1993 in Brockton to Michele Packer of Whitman and the late Michael J. Darling Sr. He was raised and educated in Rockland. Eric worked as a Customer Service Associate for Lowe's. He enjoyed watching sports such as the Bruins and Patriots. Eric played little league baseball and ice hockey, he was an excellent...
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Ellen C. Hutchinson

June 28, 1924 - January 24, 2019

Ellen (Comer) Hutchinson of North Weymouth passed away on January 24, 2019. She was the wife of the late Thomas R. Hutchinson. Ellen was born in Dunmore, Co. Galway Ireland in 1924 to Thomas and Catherine Comer. She had nine brothers and sisters, Margaret, Katie, Bridget, Michael, Matthew, Mary, Thomas, James and Patrick. Ellen came to America in 1944. Prior to moving to Weymouth in 2001...
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Ruth E. Schadwald

August 6, 1924 - January 21, 2019

Ruth E. (Collyer) Schadwald, 94 of Rockland. Died on January 21, 2019 at the Royal of Norwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on August 6, 1924 in Hanover to the late Charles and Ruth (Robinson) Collyer. Ruth was raised and educated in Hanover and Rockland. She was the loving wife of the late Louis R. Schadwald. Ruth worked for many years as an eyelettor for Stetson Shoe...
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Van J. Brockmann

April 10, 1988 - January 20, 2019

Van John Brockmann, 30, took his own life on January 20th. Van was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 10, 1988. In 1996, when he was 8 1/2 years old, he was adopted by John and Sarah Brockmann. He grew up in Warwick, Maryland, attending public schools, the Tome School, and Delaware's Centreville Layton School. He studied nursing at Cecil College in 2007. When Van re-joined his family in...
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Louise A. Penney

January 14, 1926 - January 12, 2019

Louise Ann (Young) Penney, 92 of Rockland. Died on January 12, 2019 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on January 14, 1926 in Boston to the late Thomas and Ethel (DeBird) Young. She was raised and educated in Dorchester and attended the Dorchester School for Girls. She was the loving wife of the late Eugene Penney. After high school, Nana Penney attended the Cadet Nursing...
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Marion G. Chamberlain

October 31, 1936 - January 11, 2019

Marion G. Chamberlain was born on Halloween 1936 to the late Francis and Marion (Pollard) MacMillan and passed away peacefully on January 11, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Houghs Neck Quincy and was a proud "Necker" til the end. She enjoyed working for Amtrak at South Station in Boston for 27 years. She loved going to lunch, music and dancing, and was a gifted...
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Jeanne T. Barghout

January 10, 2019

Jeanne T. (McSheffrey) Barghout, of Rockland, died on January 10, 2019 at Season's Hospice in Milton.  She was born in Boston to the late Bernard and Gertrude (Ryan) McSheffrey.  She was raised and educated in Braintree and graduated from Braintree High School. Jeanne was a parishioner at Rockland's Holy Family Church for many years and her strong faith sustained her during her treatment...
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Joann M. Rubino

April 24, 1956 - January 10, 2019

Joann Marie Rubino, 62 of Holbrook. Died on January 10, 2019 at Brockton Hospital. She was born on April 24, 1956 in Boston to the late Dominic and Josephine Rubino. Joann was raised and educated in Rockland. Joann worked as a hairdresser for many years. She was a loving aunt and sister. Joann enjoyed spending time caring for animals and spending time with the children in her family. She...
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Helen T. O'Neil

December 16, 1925 - January 9, 2019

Helen O'Neil died last Wednesday January 9, 2019 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham Mass of complications from late life illness. For 93 years she enjoyed a full, active, and happy life shared with family and many friends. She outlived all of her siblings… Eugene O'Neil, John O'Neil, Joseph O'Neil, Alice Carew, Catherine Curley, and Marie Doucette. Her family grew up in Somerville, Mass...
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John F. Malley

October 6, 1963 - January 7, 2019

John F. Malley, 55, of Weymouth, MA, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Jack was born in Boston, MA on October 6, 1963 and grew up in Weymouth. He graduated from Weymouth North High School class of 1982. Jack was survived by his brother Edward Malley and his wife Paula of Rockland, MA, his sister Kathy Schmitt and husband Paul of Weymouth, and his brother Stephen Malley of Norwell, MA...
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Theodore A. Pearson, Sr.

May 31, 1930 - January 7, 2019

Theodore "Ted" A. Pearson Sr., 88 of Rockland.  Died on January 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on May 31, 1930 in Quincy to the late Robert and Ellen (Johnson) Pearson.  He was raised and educated in Abington and was a member of the graduating class of 1948.  Ted was the loving husband of Mary C. (Dugan) Pearson. Ted was a proud veteran of the United...
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Joanne l. Avery

June 13, 1955 - December 31, 2018

Joanne L. ( Melson ) Avery 63 of rockland died at home on dec 31 2018 . She was born june 13 1955 in boston to the late jeanette and carrol melson . She was raised and educated in Roslindale ma. She was the loving wife of the late John Avery , and mother to Kaitlin Avery- Corbett and Matthew Kennedy. She was a dedicated home maker, a loving mother and proud grandmother to Elizabeth, Justin ...
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Leonard F. King

October 10, 1941 - December 31, 2018

Leonard F. King, 77 of Rockland. Died on December 31, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Brockton, MA. He was born on October 10, 1941 in Quincy to the late Stanley and MArgaret (Savoie) King. He was raised and educated in Quincy and Weymouth. Leonard was the loving husband of Judith A. (Cinquegrano) King. Mr. King was a proud veteran of the United States Army. After the military he worked at the...
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Havelock A. Dickson

December 30, 2018

Havelock A. Dickson, 100, of Naples, Maine, died December 30, 2018, after a brief stay at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough, ME. He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, to the late Hedrick and Edith (Lockhart) Dickson. Havelock was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of the Chelsea High School Class of 1936. He was the loving husband of the late Genevieve (Rusczyk) Dickson. ...
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Virginia A. Matthews

February 4, 1924 - December 30, 2018

Virginia A. (Pedretti) Matthews, 94 of Rockland. Died at her home on December 30, 2018. She was born on February 4, 1924 in Quincy to the late Charles and Rose (Barsanti) Pedretti. She was raised and educated in Quincy and attended Quincy High School. She was the loving wife of the late Robert A. Matthews Sr. Mrs. Matthews was a dedicated homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. She...
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Carol L. Callahan

November 30, 1942 - December 29, 2018

Carol L. (Adam) Callahan, 76 of Rockland.  Died peacefully at her home on December 29, 2018 after a bout with cancer.  She was born on November 30, 1942 to the late Ralph and Mary (Decoste) Adam in Weymouth, MA.  Carol was raised and educated in Weymouth. In grammar school she was given the title of Ms. Elden B. Johnson and was a graduate of Weymouth High School.  She was the loving wife of...
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Jane E Finn

March 24, 1948 - December 28, 2018

Jane (Feeney) Finn, 70, of Bridgewater, formerly of Hanson, Braintree and South Boston, died on December 28, 2018 surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was born in South Boston, daughter of the late Francis and Helen Morash Feeney. Mrs. Finn was raised and educated in South Boston, graduating from South Boston High School in 1965. Jane worked for many years in the customer...
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Sean E. Wike

June 15, 1970 - December 25, 2018

Sean E. Wike, born June 15, 1970, died on December 25, 2018 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Raised and educated in Tempe, AZ, he was part of the Mclintock high school graduating class of 1988. Sean, or "Big Daddy" as he was affectionately known by many including his Army brothers and sisters, was an incredible husband to Kerri, and awesome father to Jackson and Charlee. They adored him and...
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Karin D. Crocker

March 18, 1927 - December 13, 2018

Karin D. (Larsen) Crocker, 91 of Hanson. Died on December 13, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on March 18, 1927 to the late Trygve and Signe (Holm) Larsen. Karin was raised and educated in Quincy and attended Quincy High School. She was the loving wife of the late Roger Crocker. Mrs. Crocker worked for many years as a dry cleaning presser. She loved spending...
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Erin L Rafferty

April 17, 1985 - December 4, 2018

Erin L. Rafferty, 33 of Abington. Died on December 4, 2018 at The Massachusetts General Hospital, after a period of failing health. She was born in Weymouth, Daughter of Michael and Sharon (Dunajski) Rafferty. Erin was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 2003. Erin worked in the sales department of Brite Incorporated in Holbrook for the last 10 years. She...
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Martin "Marty" Gray

July 1, 1962 - December 3, 2018

Martin R. "Marty" Gray, 56 of Rockland. Died on December 3, 2018 at the Webster Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Rockland surrounded by his family. Marty was born on July 1, 1962 in Boston to the late Hugh and Mary (Costa) Gray. Marty was raised and educated in the Montclair area of Quincy and was a graduate of the Quincy Vocational Technical High School Class of 1980. Marty worked...
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Mary A. Connors

October 29, 1930 - December 1, 2018

Mary A. Connors, 88 of Rockland. Died on December 1, 2018 at her home in Rockland, after a period of failing health. She was born in Holbrook, Daughter of the late George and Ellen (Crowley) Kelley. Mary worked as a Caregiver at South Shore Nursing Facility in Rockland for many years. Her true calling however was that of a devoted and loving Mother. Mary loved country music, singing, and...
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Dorothy J. Morrison

November 16, 1933 - November 30, 2018

Dorothy Jeanne (Lane) Morrison, 85 of Abington. Died on November 30, 2018 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on November 16, 1933 in Dedham to the late James F. and Ina A. (Haskell) Lane. Dorothy was raised and educated in Dedham and was a graduate of Dedham High School. Dot spent her years working as a bank teller. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. ...
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Anne Marie Golemme

November 19, 2018

Anne Marie (Donnelly) Golemme, 71 of Duxbury, died on Wednesday November 19, 2018 at The South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a period of failing health. She was born in Brockton Daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Cahill) Donnelly. Anne Marie was raised and educated in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. She earned both her Bachelors and her Masters Degrees from...
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Laurie A. Moran

February 18, 1970 - November 16, 2018

Laurie A. Moran (Sheehan), 48 of Rockland, died on Friday November 16, 2018 after fighting a battle with heart disease. She was born in Boston. Daughter of the late Robert D. Sheehan, and the late Maureen P Mathias. Laurie was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1988. Laurie was a beautiful person with a tremendous sense of humor and a smile that would light...
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Francis P. Metcalf

November 13, 2018

Francis P (Frannie) Metcalf passed away peacefully on November 13th at the Webster Park Nursing Facility in Rockland where he had been cared for. He was 93. Frannie was the loving husband of the Late Barbara A. (Smith) Metcalf and he cherished every day of their 67 year marriage. Dad was a great father, devoted husband and devout Christian who loved Jesus. Dad was a Marine and World War Two...
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Holly A. Fontana

November 7, 2018

Holly A. Fontana, 49 of Rockland, died on Wednesday November 7, 2018 at her home in Rockland. She was born in Weymouth, Daughter of Leopold M. Fontana, and the late Kathleen A. McShane. Holly was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1987. Holly attended Massasoit Community College and later worked as a Customer Service Specialist for Shaw's Supermarket for...
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Helena "Sylvia" Duhaine

November 3, 2018

Helena S Duhaine (Sylvia), lifelong Rockland resident and daughter of Earl Hunting (Peg) Dunham and Sarah Ellen (Helen) McGowan. She passed on November 3, 2018 at the age of 88. She is pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years Richard I Duhaine, David Dunham of Rockland, Stanley Lincoln, Shirley Clark and in September by her daughter Joyce S Duhaine of Arizona. Survived by her dedicated son...
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Helen C. Callahan

December 10, 1940 - November 2, 2018

Helen Claire Callahan, 77 of Brockton. Died at her home on November 2, 2018. She was born on December 10, 1940 in Boston to the late Joseph and Helen (Noonan) Callahan. Helen was raised and educated in Canada. Helen worked as a hospital nurses aide and clerk for Quincy Hospital for many years. Later in life, Helen attended Massasoit Community College and graduated with an Associates degree. ...
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Timothy R. Smith

January 23, 1953 - October 26, 2018

Timothy Rockwell Smith (65) of Rockland, passed away on October 25, 2018. Tim was born in Weymouth, MA to Doris and Clarence Smith He was a lifelong resident of Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School. Tim was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed the biker culture as he shared with many organizations on the south shore. Tim is survived by his daughter Helen, of Plymouth MA his brothers...
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Raymond A. Succar

July 22, 1977 - October 16, 2018

Raymond A. Succar, 41 of Rockland died on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at The Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham. Ray was born in Bechrri Lebanon on July 22, 1977 son of Antonios and Lidia (Kachi) Succar. Ray is survived by his loving Wife, Chere (Pero) Succar of Rockland. Father of Brian T. Steeves of FL, Brianna Steeves of Rockland, and Teah L Succar of Rockland. Brother of Roger Succar and his...
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Thomas P. McGuiness

November 28, 1956 - October 4, 2018

Thomas P McGuiness (Boo-Boo) of Rockland diedpeacefully at home October 4, 2018 after a period of failing health. Tom was born in Boston, son of the late James and Marie McGuiness. Tom was raised and educated in Rockland, a graduate of Rockland High School. Tom was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan always looking forward to Spring Training after the end of the Football season. Tom is...
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Mary F. Sides

February 2, 1926 - October 3, 2018

Mary F. (White) Sides, 92 of Hanover passed away at her home on October 3, 2018.  She was born on February 2, 1926 in Weymouth to the late John H. and Ruth A. (Mann) White.  Mary was raised and educated in Hanover graduating in 1943.  She was married to the late William B. Sides Sr. for 49 years. Mary was co-owner of the Nobbie Beauty Shoppe in Scituate Harbor for over 40 years.  She was a...
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John A. Martin

March 28, 1941 - October 1, 2018

John A. Martin, 77 of Rockland passed away on October 1, 2018 at Boston Medical Center Hospital. Beloved husband for 58 years to Barbara A. (Blake) Martin. He was born on March 28, 1941 in Bay City, MI to the late John C. and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Schmidt) Martin. John was raised and educated in Bay City, MI and a member of the Handy High Class of 1959. John focused his studies as a criminal...
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Richard "Dick" Walls

March 7, 1929 - September 27, 2018

Richard "Dick" Walls (89) of Rockland, passed away on September 27, 2018. Dick was born in Brockton, MA to Magorisk L. and Elsie (Ames) Walls. He was a lifelong resident of Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1947. Dick served in the U.S Army from March, 1952 to March, 1954. Following his return from service, he worked for the Rockland School Department for 35 years retiring...
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Frederick L. Clark

November 16, 1928 - September 21, 2018

Frederick L. Clark of Rockland died on September 21, 2018 after a period of failing health. Fred was born in Brockton son of the late Frederick and Thirza (Hickey) Clark. Fred was raised and educated in Rockland. He graduated from Rockland High School in 1946. Mr. Clark was a proud veteran of our Nations Armed Services, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was the owner/operator of Clark Builders in...
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Robert M. Henry

September 19, 2018

Robert M. Henry 78, of Rockland, Died on September 19, 2018 at South Shore Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a period of failing health. Bob was born in Boston, son of the late Harry and Barbara (McDonough) Henry. He was raised and educated in South Boston and was a 1957 graduate of Gate of Heaven High School. Mr. Henry was a veteran of our Nations Armed Services serving in the U.S....
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Joan F. Calder

September 18, 2018

Joan F. (Bennett) Calder, 81, of Hanover, died on September 18, 2018 at The South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Joan was born in Stoughton, Daughter of the late Harold and Ella (Rieser) Bennett. She was raised and educated in Stoughton graduating from Stoughton High School in 1955. Joan was very active and enjoyed walking her dogs and swimming in the family pool. She also enjoyed reading,...
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Roy "Pete" Baldwin

June 7, 1932 - September 10, 2018

Roy Palmer Baldwin, known as Peter, of Center Barnstead N.H., formerly of Hanover Ma. passed away peacefully on September 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy Strachan Baldwin. His children Kathy Lunetta, Barbara Whidden, Debby Law, Susan Hall, Robert Drake, Ronald Drake, Dana Thornton and Leif Thornton, sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He served in...
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John E. Casey

January 23, 1932 - September 2, 2018

John E. Casey, "Jack" 86, of Quincy, Died on September 2, 2018 after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston son of the late Maurice and Mabel (Talbot) Casey. John was raised and educated in South Boston. Mr. Casey was a proud veteran of our armed services. He served our country in The United States Marine Corps for over 25 years. Mr. Casey later went to work in the field of...
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Marylou P Boyle

September 8, 1965 - August 31, 2018

BOYLE, Marylou P. , "Lou" , age 52 of Rockland passed away peacefully on Friday August 31, 2018 at Curahealth Hospital in Stoughton, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on September 8, 1965 at the Goddard hospital to parents John and Evelyn Palma. She was a graduate of Holbrook High School and studied at Bridgewater State University, Class of 1987. Marylou was a very active member...
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Carrie E. Evanson

October 24, 1925 - August 30, 2018

Carrie E. (Grono) Evanson, 92, of Amherst, NH (formerly of Hudson, NH for 48 years) passed away peacefully with family at her side, on August 30, 2018 at the Corville at Manchester Nursing Facility in Manchester, NH. She was born on October 24, 1925 in Boston, MA to the late Frederick and Flora (Baxter) Grono. Carrie was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Carrie loved...
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Irene M. Jefferson

May 26, 1930 - August 26, 2018

Irene M. (Pollard) Jefferson, 88 of Hanover. Died on August 26, 2018 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on May 26, 1930 in Vermont to the late Fred and Evelyn (Sheltry) Pollard. Irene was raised and educated in Colebrook, NH and was a graduate of Colebrook Academy. She was the loving wife of the late Richard S. Jefferson. After attending Colebrook Academy, Irene continued...
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Michael M. McGarry, Jr.

April 19, 1980 - August 25, 2018

Michael M. McGarry Jr., 38 of Rockland, Died unexpectedly on August 25th, 2018. He was born on April 19, 1980 in South Weymouth to Michael McGarry and Mary (Burke) McGarry. Michael was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School. Michael formerly worked as a driver for Stop & Shop Pea-Pod. He was an avid Boston sports fan, with his favorite being the New...
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Olga Smith

January 24, 1922 - August 22, 2018

Olga Rudziak Smith In her own words….. "Don't cry for me, I had an extraordinary life!" I am a proud product of Russian immigrants. My mother Elena Tarremova who was 16 and my dad Dmitri Rudziak (Rhoudyack) at 18 came to Ellis Island where they are honored on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor – DMITRI RUDZIAK- ELENA TAMERA – both on panel 643. My older sister Vera, my brother...
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Robert S. Smith

October 11, 1930 - August 17, 2018

Robert (Bob) S. Smith, 87, of Hanover passed away peacefully on Friday, August 17. He was born and raised in Weymouth, the only son of Roland and Dorothy (Simonds) Smith. Bob was a graduate of Weymouth High School in 1948 and went on to receive his bachelors degree from Northeastern University. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served in the Korean War until his discharge in 1955. He...
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Keith E. Plum

January 12, 1972 - August 16, 2018

Keith E. Plum, age 46, of Gardner, died August 17, 2018 at home. Keith was the son of the late Barbara O'Connor and the late John O'Connor. He was the brother of the late Diane Plum and uncle to her children, Tyler, Brody, and Madison. Keith loved watching NASCAR, especially Kyle Busch. He loved the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots and he enjoyed texting his friends Ed and...
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Christopher Leonard

July 29, 2018

Christopher Leonard passed away Sunday July 29, 2018. Chris, aka "Crooner", met his beautiful bride when he was six years old. They grew up across the street from each other in South Weymouth and eventually found each other again in 2002. Chris's pride and joy were his four beautiful children. He was a dedicated and incredible father to them. Chris was an avid Boston sports fan. He...
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Speranza DeNicola

July 22, 1921 - July 25, 2018

Speranza (Hope) Mastriani DeNicola, 97, of Rockland & Hingham, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 25, 2018. Predeceased by her husband Ferdinand (Pete) DeNicola. Loving mother of Carol Wilson of Rockland, Jerry DeNicola of Crossville, TN, and the late Barbara Cronin-Basler of Norwell. Grandmother to Brian Cronin, Ledyard CT, Deanna Buelow, Santa Maria, CA, Pamela Hatch,...
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Lois M. Maloney

July 26, 1936 - July 22, 2018

Lois Marilyn (Bouldry) Maloney, 81 of Taunton, formerly of Rockland and E. Bridgewater, passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer on July 22, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 26, 1936 to the late Robert and Phyllis (Fairman) Bouldry. Lois was raised and educated in E. Bridgewater. She raised her family in Rockland and resided there for 40+ years. She...
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James A. Kaszanek

July 14, 2018

James A. Kaszanek, 77, died peacefully on July 14, 2018. Born and raised in Boston, Jim graduated from Mission Church High School, Class of '58, and Bentley College. He moved to Rockland in 1963 where he raised his family. Jim was a true leader and very committed and involved in the community; he held numerous positions in the Rockland Jaycees, the Rockland Democratic Town Committee and the...
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Robert L. Bowles

July 13, 2018

Robert L. Bowles, 84, of Rockland, passed away July 13, 2018, at Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate following a long illness. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane E. (Brooks) Bowles of Rockland; his two sons, Robert L. Bowles, Jr. of Marshfield and Steven M. Bowles of Hull; and 3 grandchildren. Bob was born in South Weymouth, MA, the son of William L. Bowles and Ruth E. (Olson)...
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James A. Oldham

February 21, 1948 - July 8, 2018

James A. Oldham, 70 of Hanover, died early Sunday morning July 8 at the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury.He was born in Weymouth, son of the late James and Virginia (Lewis) Oldham. James was raised and educated in Hanover graduating from Hanover High School. Mr. Oldham was a proud Veteran of our Nations Armed Services. James was a decorated Combat Veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Division...
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Richard N. Capeless

September 18, 1956 - July 4, 2018

Richard N. Capeless, 61 of Abington. Died on July 4, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 18, 1956 in Boston to the late John and Dorothea (King) Capeless. Richard was raised and educated in South Boston and was a graduate of Holbrook High School. Mr. Capeless worked for many years as a Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Richard was a member of the Rockland Fraternal Order of...
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Stefan D. Bonfiglio

September 16, 1965 - July 3, 2018

Stefan Dominic Bonfiglio, 52 of Hyannis. Died on July 3, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 16, 1965 in Dorchester to Barbara (nee Matacunas) Bonfiglio and the late Dominic Bonfiglio. He went to elementary school at Holy Family School, where he received all his sacraments and his Catholic education. He played basketball for the school team, leading them in scoring. He was a member...
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Jean A. Curran Traverse

September 13, 1933 - June 22, 2018

Jean A. (Paton) Curran Traverse, 84 of Halifax, died at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Facility on June 22, 2018 after a period of failing health. She was born in Arlington, Daughter of the late Robert and Rubina (Bruce) Paton. Mrs. Curran Traverse was the long time Proprietor of her family's business, The Hutcheon's Flower Company in Abington. Jean was a beloved Wife, Mother, Granny, GREAT...
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Janet Hickey

June 15, 2018

Janet Hickey, age 69, of Norwell, left this world peacefully in the comfort of her home and surrounded by the loving care and affection of her family, on June 15th, 2018. Through her ministries at both Holy Family Church in Rockland and The Church of the Resurrection in Hingham, Janet lived her life as a devout Catholic and demonstrated her passion for Faith with all who had the pleasure of...
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Margaret Ann Bernabei

June 12, 2018

Margaret Ann (Sullivan) Bernabei, 81 of Rockland died on June 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at TUFTS Medical Center in Boston. She was born in Boston to the late John and Helen (Hutchinson) Sullivan. She was educated in South Boston school district and later University of Massachusetts. . She was a librarian for Boston Public Schools until she retired. She was a member of the Red...
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Marie P. Tilden

June 9, 2018

Marie Patricia (McLellan) Tilden of Rockland passed away on the morning of June 9th, 2018, surrounded by family at her home after a brief illness. Pat, as she was known best, was happily married to Charles Tilden Sr. for over 50 love-filled years. The daughter of the late William and Marie McLellan, she was raised in Cohasset with her Sisters Margaret Haley and her husband Richard of Texas,...
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Mary Qualter

July 29, 1922 - June 8, 2018

Mary Regina (Gaffney) Qualter 95 of Hanover passed from this life on June 8, 2018 while recuperating at Wingate Skilled Nursing Facility in Kingston. She was born on July 29, 1922 in Philadelphia PA to the late Francis and Sarah (Bright) Gaffney.  She was educated in Philadelphia and was the loving wife of the late Timothy J Qualter Sr. Mrs. Qualter retired as a clerk for the US Postal...
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Diane N. Bryant

July 22, 1937 - June 4, 2018

Diane N. Bryant, 80, of Whitman, died on June 3, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital after a period of failing health. She was born in Brockton and was the daughter of the late John and Gladys (Mullins) Parker. Diane was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1955. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Stonehill College in 1959, and later earned her Master's...
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Alphonse A. L'Italien

September 22, 1940 - June 1, 2018

Alphonse A. L'Italien, 77 of Hanover, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 22, 1940 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. Alphonse came to the United States in 1958 and became an American citizen in 1996. Alphonse is survived by his wife, Patricia (Sullivan), of 53 years. Along with his wife, he leaves behind three children,...
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Martin E. Morrill, Jr.

January 15, 1937 - May 31, 2018

Martin Edward Morrill Jr. of Duxbury, long time resident of Norwell, died on May 31, 2018. He was born on January 15, 1937 in Boston to the late Martin Sr. and Isabel (Black) Morrill. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Ellis) Morrill and former husband of the late Mary Joyce Morrill. Martin was a proud service member of the United States Army, serving as a Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne...
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Patrick H. McKeagney

March 3, 1926 - May 17, 2018

Patrick H. McKeagney, 92 of Rockland. 1926 – 2018. Born in Boston, son of the late Peter McKeagney and Catherine (Maloney) McKeagney. Died at his home after a brief illness. Patrick served in the United Sates Navy during World War II. He loved golf, baseball and horse racing. Patrick worked for the Quincy Shipyard as a foreman for many years. He was the brother of the late Thomas B....
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Henry R. Ceurvels

April 15, 1939 - May 10, 2018

Henry Roy Ceurvels, 79 of Rockland, passed on May 10, 2018 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born on April 15, 1939 in Boston to the late Henry and Robina (Lannigan) Ceurvels. He was raised and educated in South Boston and was the loving husband of Mary Ann (Kehoe) Ceurvels. Mr. Ceurvels served his country as an enlisted member in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his return, he...
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Delores Woods

February 24, 1935 - May 9, 2018

Delores Woods, 83 of Hanover died after a long illness at the Southwood Nursing Home in Norwell, MA. She was born on February 24,1935 in Danville,Va to the late Walter and Caledonia (Owens) Haymes. Delores was raised and educated in Danville and attended Langston High School. She was the devoted wife of the late Mark Woods. Mrs. Woods worked as a psychiatric nurse for the Department of...
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Michael E. Luddington

February 8, 1970 - May 8, 2018

Michael Edward Luddington, 48 of Kingston. Died unexpectedly on May 8,2018. He was born on February 8, 1970 in Weymouth to Kathleen McCulloch and the late Michael R. Luddington, beloved fiance of Angela Goodrich of Stoughton. Michael was raised and educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth North High School. Michael previously lived in Guam and Las Vegas. Michael was an...
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Elaine S. DeFilippo

April 12, 1938 - May 5, 2018

Elaine Sylvia (Crawford) DeFilippo, 80 of Rockland, Died on May 5, 2018 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center. She was born on April 12, 1938 in Ellsworth, ME to the late Charles and Gerelyn (Ireland) Crawford. Elaine was raised and educated in Abington and was the loving wife of Robert T. DeFilippo. Mrs. DeFilippo worked as a Clerk for the WearGuard company and was a member of the...
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Jean Marie Peterson

June 8, 1955 - April 29, 2018

Jean Marie Peterson (Callahan) of Rockland, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, surrounded by her family. Jean was born in Dorchester but lived most of her life with her family in Quincy. Jean was the daughter of Thomas and Jean (Page) Callahan. She was raised and educated in Dorchester graduating from Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in 1973. Following High School...
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James Medico

September 16, 1954 - April 26, 2018

James Medico, 63, of Rockland, died at his home on April 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Quincy on September 16, 1954, to the late Lorenzo and Margaret (Luciano) Medico. James was the brother of Christine M. Reske of Rockland, Margaret "Peggy" Hunt of Weymouth, Maureen (Rusty) Lee of East Bridgewater, the late Lorenzo "Sonny" Medico Jr. and the late Jean Young. His...
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James D. Wyllie

January 27, 1946 - April 25, 2018

James David Wyllie, 72, of Rockland, formerly of Dorchester, died on April 25th at his home. He was born on January 27, 1946 in Dorchester to the late James L. and Mary (Halpin) Wyllie. He was raised and educated in Dorchester and was the loving husband of Rosemarie (O'Brien) Wyllie. James had worked and retired as a mechanic for the MBTA. He enjoyed his union work and was a member of the...
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Joseph A. Bouchard

September 19, 1952 - April 22, 2018

Joseph A. "Joe" Bouchard of West Greenwich, R.I., former life-long resident of Rockland, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, after a brief illness at the age of 65. Joe was a 1971 Graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School and Graduated in 1975 from Bentley University. He was the son of the late Oscar and Margaret (Morrisey) Bouchard. Beloved father of Leah and her fiancé Gerald of East...
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Dorothy L. Miller

December 8, 1927 - April 19, 2018

Dorothy Louise (Bowser) Miller, 90 of Rockland died on April 19, 2018 with her children bedside at the Queen Anne's Nursing Home in Hingham. She was born on December 8, 1927 in Weymouth to the late James and Louise (St. Onge) Bowser. Dorothy was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School where she was class sweethearts with, and would eventually marry, the late...
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Dominic A. Bonfiglio

January 3, 1932 - April 15, 2018

Dominic Aloysius Bonfiglio, 86, of Rockland has passed away peacefully from natural causes at the West Roxbury VA Hospital on Sunday, surrounded by all those whom he loved. Dominic was born in Belmont on January 3rd, 1932 of his parents, the late Eugenio and Giovanina (nee Giaccalone) Bonfiglio. Giovanina died shortly after his birth from complications and his father worked as a plastering...
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Edward F. Reid

February 22, 1951 - April 14, 2018

Edward F. Reid, 67, of Rockland, died on April 14, 2018 at The South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Eddie was born in Boston, son of the late James and Theresa (Isiah) Reid. He was raised and educated in the Upham's Corner Neighborhood of Dorchester. Mr. Reid was a proud veteran of our Nation's Armed Services, serving in the United States Marine Corps. During his military service, Ed was stationed...
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Judith A. Parrott

February 3, 1941 - April 13, 2018

Judith A. Parrott of Norwell, formerly of Rockland and of Boston, age 77, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 13th, 2018. After many years of declining health, Judy found comfort and care at the Southwood Nursing Facility. Born in Boston to the late George and Catherine (Gormely) Mahoney, Judy's older sister Kathleen Mahoney Patrick predeceased her. Judy married Clayton...
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John Francis D'Acci

June 23, 1947 - April 12, 2018

John" King Johnny" Francis D'Acci, 70, of Rockland, Massachusetts Vietnam Combat War Veteran passed away on April the 12th, 2018 at 10:15 A.M., battling 4 active cancers for over 6 years. He was preceded in death by his Parents Beatrice D'Acci and Joseph D'Acci both of Carver, Massachusetts. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Linda and his children Blaine (Tasha) and...
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Gregory J. Byron

February 3, 1980 - April 2, 2018

Gregory James Byron, 38 of Whitman. Died unexpectedly on April 2, 2018. Greg was born on February 3, 1980 in Brockton to James and Nancy (Richards) Byron. He was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of the Rockland High School class of 1999. Greg was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He later worked as a foreman for Fire Resistant Solutions for the past seven years. He...
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Robert Arthur Fulton

October 26, 1957 - March 30, 2018

Robert "Bob" Arthur Fulton, 60 of Brockton, died on Friday March 30, 2018 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was born on October 26, 1957 in Weymouth to the late Ronald and Doris (Hall) Fulton. Bob was raised and educated in Abington and was a part of the 1975 graduating class at Abington High School. Mr. Fulton had been a past member of the South Shore Harley Owners...
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