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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

Norman Pulaski

October 23, 2020

Pembroke – W. Norman Pulaski, 81, of Pembroke, MA passed away on Friday, October 23rd at home. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Roberta Locke Mahoney Pulaski; his daughter Pamela and her husband Stephen and granddaughter Paige Ashley Parrella of Pembroke, MA; his daughter Melissa and her husband Brian Maguire and granddaughters Grace and Madeline Maguire of Portsmouth, NH and his sister...
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Helen Jose Mencke

October 17, 2020

Helen Jose Mencke passed peacefully in the comfort of her home after enjoying a wonderful life for 94 years. Those who knew and loved Helen marveled at her tenacity and determination to overcome the odds. Throughout the years, she battled cancer many times, broke numerous bones, and fought off a list of ailments that she refused to succumb to. During the weeks before her death, she continued to ...
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Janet Hadlock

October 14, 2020

Janet Hadlock, 83 currently from East Bridgewater, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2020 at South Shore Hospital. Born in Malden, MA, the daughter of the late Gordon Sprague and Viola Shannon Sprague. She was raised in Quincy where she graduated from North Quincy high school. She also earned an Associate degree from Fisher Junior College in Boston. Janet was the beloved wife of Ralph...
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Arthur Dean Sargent

October 10, 2020

Arthur D. Sargent (best known as Dean), of Rockland died on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the age of 84. He died peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Dean was the beloved husband to wife Ruth (DelPrete) Sargent. Ruth and her family recall Dean's funny, loving, and adventurous way, as well as his absolute devotion and unconditional love he shared with his wife Ruth...
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Todd J. Skellett

October 9, 2020

Todd J Skellett, age 46, passed away suddenly on Friday October 9, 2020. He was born in Weymouth MA 1974, to Gary and Maryann Skellett. Todd was raised in Rockland, graduated from high school and later entered into the Army National Guards. After leaving the Guards he worked until his passing as a Construction Laborer and member of local 223. Todd lived in Watertown MA with his long...
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Robert Busa

September 27, 2020

Robert Pollis Busa, 56, of Rockland, MA, passed away suddenly on 9/27/2020. Loving husband of Sharon ( McDonough) Busa. Beloved son of John L. Busa of Weymouth MA, and the late Jean (Pollis) Busa. Cherished brother of Leonard Busa of Braintree, Mary Tobin of Weymouth MA/ Bonita Springs, Florida, and her late husband William Tobin (Chief,.B.F. D), Luanne O'Connell of Framingham and her companion...
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Heather J. Reilly

September 26, 2020

In Loving Memory Heather Jean MacDonald February 13, 1979 – September 26, 2020 Heather Jean (MacDonald) Reilly, age 41, of Lakeville, MA passed away after a six year battle with metastatic breast cancer on Saturday, September 26, 2020. She passed peacefully at home with family by her side. Heather was born in Rockland, MA and raised in Hanson, MA. She lived in Rockland MA and Carver...
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James Mariano

September 24, 2020

Rockland- James "Jim" Mariano, 55, of Rockland, MA passed away on Thursday, September 24th at Brockton Hospital. Jim is survived by his wife, Paula (Phenix) Mariano; his daughter, Lorena Mariano of Plymouth,MA; his grandson, Nathan Mariano of Rockland, MA, who was his pride and joy; and his step-children, Katelyn Derosier of Worcester, MA and David Derosier Jr & his partner Tom Nellson Jr. of...
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Margaret Cataloni

September 23, 2020

Margaret "Peggy" F. Cataloni (Healy), 88, long time resident of Rockland died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 23, 2020 surrounded by her family. Peggy was born 02/21/1932 and raised in South Boston, (Southie), daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret Healy. The beloved wife of 55 years to the late Charles "Charlie" G. Cataloni, from Hyde Park and raised their family in Rockland. Peg...
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Mary DiRado

September 22, 2020

Mary Rose passed peacefully, on September 22nd at the age of 94. Mary was born and raised in Quincy, MA, where she met and married Victor(Vic) DiRado. They were married for nearly 60 years, at the time of Vics's passing in 2006, Mary has lived in her Rockland home for 64 years, raising her two children, Marilyn Clawson and her husband Jim of North Andover, MA and Stephen DiRado and his wife...
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Lorraine M Fitzgerald

September 20, 2020

Lorraine Mary Fitzgerald, 59, passed away suddenly in her home in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. She was born in Limerick, Ireland to Timothy and Josephine (Real) Fitzgerald, both deceased. When Lorraine was just four years old the family moved to America, residing in Rockland, Massachusetts. She is survived by her two sons, Timothy Martino of Weymouth and his girlfriend Ashley, Nicholas...
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Marilyn LaCamera

September 20, 2020

Marilyn (Mason) LaCamera age 75, a longtime resident of Rockland, Recently passed away due to medical complications at South Shore Hospital on September 20, 2020. She was a loving Wife of 42 years to Peter LaCamera. A cherished Mother to Stephen Mason and his wife Nicole, a doting Mimi to Kira Mason. Kind-hearted Sister to David Mason and his wife Gail, a caring Aunt to Sean and the late...
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Mary L Partridge

September 16, 2020

Mary L. (Duggan) Partridge of Rockland, MA., passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2020 at Southwood Nursing Center in Norwell, MA. Recently she was under hospice care; however, she lived a very happy and healthy 99 plus years. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was kind to everyone she met and cared deeply for her family and friends. "Mum" will be deeply...
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Carol "Maggie" Bray

September 15, 2020

Carol "Maggie" Bray passed away peacefully at home and was immediately reunited with her beloved son, William Bray Jr., and her loving husband of over fifty years, William A. Bray. Carol raised her family in North Quincy for over sixty years. Carol dedicated 25 years to the Department of Education as the Commissioner's Assistant. Carol blessed her community with her hard work and creativity....
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Siobhan Manning

September 12, 2020

Siobhan Elizabeth Manning, a.k.a "Shawnie", age 36, passed away September 12, 2020. Siobhan was born on January 16, 1984 to her loving parents Paul Manning Jr and Robin (Lemieux) Manning. Siobhan was a graduate of Southeastern Regional High School in 2002. She graduated with her Associates in Human Services with Honors from Massasoit Community College in 2015. Siobhan was employed at High...
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Joseph Fiore

September 7, 2020

Joseph S Fiore son of (Alberto and Constance) passed away peacefully at his home in Rockland Monday September 7th 2020. Beloved husband of 53 years to Carol (Mulkern) Fiore - Father to Joseph S Fiore Jr and Anthony R Fiore. Joe was born in Somerville and a graduate of Medford High School. Joe was a resident of Rockland for over 50 years. Joe worked at Nissan Baking Company for 39 years as a...
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Thomas Manning

August 29, 2020

Thomas J Manning age 59, a long time resident of Rockland, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Rockland on August 29, 2020. He was born in Boston to the late John F Manning Jr. And Marie J. (Kelly) Manning. Raised and educated in Rockland, graduated Rockland High School 1980. Tom was a kind goodhearted man love to Fish, hunt, hang out with friends and have a good time. He Was...
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Eleanor E. Mosher

August 28, 2020

Eleanor E. Mosher (Peterson) passed away peacefully at her home in Rockland on August 28th, 2020. She had just celebrated her 93rd birthday on August 10th. Eleanor was raised in Quincy and the daughter of the late Herbert and Anna Peterson, and sister to the late Ethel Bartuschat. She was a graduate of Quincy High School. She resided in Abington for many years where she raised her three...
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Liam P. O'Neil

August 23, 2020

Liam Patrick Joseph O'Neill, beloved son of Jacqueline Cook and Patrick O'Neill, answered his parents' prayers upon entering this world on October 19, 2019. He left this earth to be among the stars on August 23, 2020. Liam's smile was infectious and he brought joy and happiness to everyone he touched. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Anthony and Celeste...
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Sheila L. Emery

August 21, 2020

Abington- Sheila Louise (MacLeod) Emery, age 83, died peacefully surrounded by her very large family on August 21, 2020. Sheila was born in Rockland, Massachusetts August 29, 1936 to the late Robert MacLeod and Mary Louise (Holbrook) MacLeod. Sheila was raised and educated in Middleboro, Massachusetts, graduate of the class of 1955. Sheila's first job was at a local egg farm where she...
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Edward P. Morrissey

August 20, 2020

Edward Patrick Morrissey, Jr., 81, of Marlboro and Rockland, MA departed peacefully to eternal rest on Thursday, August 20 after a rich life of devotion and service to his family, his faith and his country. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, life partner and caregiver of 57 years, Maureen Holland Morrissey. He will be missed dearly by his children and their spouses: Christopher and...
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Lester "Bud" Wyman

August 19, 2020

Lester "Bud" Wyman Jr. passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Born in 1927, Bud called Hanson, Massachusetts, home since 1958. He was a graduate of Rockland High School (Class of 1944), and an alumnus of University of Massachusetts Amherst (BS 1953) and Bridgewater State University (MEd 1965). In his lifetime, he was a China Marine; a Hood milkman; a Hanson firefighter; a school teacher at...
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Deborah A Donovan

August 13, 2020

Deborah A. Donovan of Weymouth passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday August 13th. She was born on September 30th, 1957 in Weymouth and raised in Rockland. Deborah was the 2nd oldest of seven children and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family especially her daughter Taylor. She will be remembered for her compassion and quick wit. Deborah would always find the good...
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Carmella M Kelley

December 29, 1926 - August 11, 2020

Carmella "Cal" M. Kelley (DiMartino), of Rockland, MA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born and raised in Boston, MA. Carmella worked for Phillips Family Hospitality Group for many years until she retired at the age of 82. Carmella's greatest joy in life was her family. Devoted wife to Thomas J. Kelley who predeceased...
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George R. Riddell

August 5, 2020

GEORGE R. RIDDELL of Uxbridge, MA formerly of Kingston, MA, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2020, after a brief battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Kent Riddell of Kingston, MA. In addition to his many friends and colleagues, he leaves behind his two sons, Alexander Riddell and Ryan Riddell, both of Northbridge, MA, his mother, Deedee Nelson of Florida, his sisters, Susan Erickson...
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William Kaszanek

July 21, 2020

William Joseph Kaszanek Junior of Rockland passed away at his home on July 21st after battling ALS. William was born in Boston on June 26, 1937 and graduated from Mission High. William was married to Mary Ford for over 55 years. After high school he worked for a short time at the Roxbury District Court House, before entering the Marines. After serving his country for 6 years he returned...
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Ann E. Garner

July 19, 2020

Ann E Garner, of Rockland, MA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday July 19, 2020 after her valiant battle with cancer for the last 7 years. Beloved wife of 57 years to Larry A Garner. Ann was born in Weymouth, MA and a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School. She has been a resident of Rockland for the last 50 years. Ann enjoyed reading and afternoon lunches with...
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John P. Corrigan

July 15, 2020

John P. Corrigan, 91, of Rockland, MA passed away on July 16, 2020. Husband to the late Majorie A. (Holmberg) Corrigan. John was born December 31, 1928 to Phillip J. and Mary T. (Gallagher) Corrigan. He was raised and educated in Everett, MA. After graduation, John enlisted in the Navy to serve his country during the Korean War. John served as a Hospital Corpsman Third Class alongside a Marine...
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William H. Sheehan III

July 10, 2020

On the morning of July 10, 2020 William Henry Sheehan III (Wild Bill) of Rockland MA passed away at the age of 55. Billy was born in Boston MA on April 29, 1965 to parents William H. Sheehan Jr. and Kathleen Anne Sheehan of Rockland, MA. He is survived by his ex-wife and close friend Mary-Collette Griffin, son Matthew Joseph Sheehan, daughter Stefanie Anne Sheehan, his two grandsons Chase Allen...
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Robert L. Craig

July 1, 2020

Robert Lawrence Craig ("Bob"), age 87 of Hanson, Massachusetts, passed away on July 1, 2020, just 11 days after the loss of his wife and following a long battle with cancer. He was born on May 26, 1933, to Lawrence Craig and Dorothea (Johnson) Craig in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Robert graduated from Rockland High School in 1950 and served in the Coast Guard reserves from 1951-1969. He married...
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Thomas Hannon

June 30, 2020

HANNON, Thomas J. Of Rockland, MA, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 30. Tom was born in Cambridge, MA to the late Patrick and Agnes (Walsh) and was predeceased by his siblings Patricia, Francis, and John Hannon. Tom graduated from Our Lady's High School in Newton, MA and Boston University. He proudly served in the United States Air Force, was a Vietnam Veteran, and was...
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Julie Fisher

June 26, 2020

Julie Fisher ( Dean) 80 . Passed away unexpectedly on June 26,2020 Julie was born on January 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W Dean and Helen C Dean ( Madsen) of Randolph. Sister of the late Joseph A Dean of Grapeland Tx, and the late Robert W Dean of Ocala Fl . Sister of John E Dean of Sandwich Ma, and Richard E Dean of Holbrook Ma. Devoted wife to the late George C...
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Robert R. Bonn

April 22, 1952 - June 26, 2020

Robert R. Bonn, 68, of Kenosha, WI, formerly of Rockland, MA passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Freodtert South Pleasant Prairie. Bob was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 22, 1952 and was the son of Irene (Conrad) Bonn and the late Roy Bonn. He was married to the love of his life, Michele (Yung) Bonn in 1974. In addition to his wife Michele and mother Irene he is...
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John Edward Seymour

June 26, 2020

John Edward Seymour, 85, passed away on June 26, 2020 due to natural causes. He was born in 1935 to parents Henry and Margaret in Cork, Ireland. He is survived and missed by his beloved wife of 62 years, Maura (née Sullivan); sons Stephen (Doreen) of Menands, NY; Patrick (Catarina) of Wilton, CT; brother Timothy (Nora Ann) of Skibbereen, Ireland; son-in-law Edward Mitchell of Clearwater Beach...
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Marian E. Wyman

June 24, 2020

Marian E. Wyman of Tavern Way in Hanson passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 24. Marian was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 3, 1929, daughter of Marion and Vernon Mathews. She grew up in Hanover and graduated from Hanover High School in 1947. She married the love of her life, Les Wyman, in 1948 and they lived in California and Ohio before settling in Hanson and...
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Carol McDermott

January 8, 1939 - June 24, 2020

On Wednesday, June 24th, Carol Jean Wynne McDermott, 81 of Rockland, died in Franklin, MA after fighting a brave, battle with ALS. Born in Boston on January 8, 1939, to John A. Wynne and Mary McDermott Wynne. Carol was brought-up with five sisters and a brother in Roslindale and Norwood and attended Notre Dame Academy Primary school in Boston, and in 1956, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy...
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Kathleen Craig

June 20, 2020

Kathleen Mary Craig ("Kay"), age 87 of Hanson, Massachusetts, passed away June 20, 2020, from natural causes. She was born November 8, 1932, to William Kenealy and Helen (Gummow) Kenealy in Whitman, Massachusetts. Kathleen graduated from Whitman High School in 1950. A feminist before her time, she petitioned her high school to enroll in science classes, which were closed to women, as she aspired...
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Eleanor Robbins

June 17, 2020

Eleanor Lois (Brackett) Robbins of Rockland passed away at the age of 83 on June 17, 2020. Born and raised in Quincy Ma on July 17, 1936 to the late Everett and Grace (Frazier) Brackett. Ellie graduated from Quincy High School in 1954. She was married to the late James Robbins on November 26, 1955 and together they raised four children in the 37 years of marriage. Ellie is survived by her four...
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Kenneth G. Murray

June 16, 2020

ORONO - Kenneth G. Murray, 77, husband of Faye (Chase), died June 16, 2020, after a lengthy illness at his home. Ken was born in Boston, MA, the only child of George R. and Evelyn (Dyson) Murray. Ken was predeceased by his wife Carol (Cleary) in 2000. Ken graduated from Weymouth High School and attended Northeastern. He worked for more than 20 years for Nabisco as an operations supervisor...
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Brian Hussey

June 7, 2020

Hussey, Brian E. Age 57, of Rockland, formerly of Hyde Park, died unexpectedly on June 7, 2020. Brian was the loving husband of Donna (DiRoma) and devoted father to Sean and Angelina; son of the late William F. and Rosemary E. (O'Gorman) Hussey. Also survived by his siblings Richard and his wife Betty Hussey of Billerica, William Hussey and his wife Deborah Kuhlman-Hussey of Marion, James...
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John P. Crowley

June 7, 2020

John Patrick Crowley, 65, of Hanson, died on June 7, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home after a year-long battle with cancer. John was the loving husband of the late Janice (Smith) Crowley. He was born and raised in Hanson, MA. He was the son of the late Lorraine (Bryson) Crowley and Thomas K. Crowley. John was a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School and was employed by JP Noonan for...
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Laura M Volk

June 1, 2020

Laura M. (Anderson) Volk of Scituate passed away at the age of 75 on June 1, 2020. Born in Quincy, Ma on January 30, 1945 to Arnold and Aili (Aalto) Anderson, Laura was raised in Abington where she graduated from high school in 1963. After graduating from the Chandler School for Women in 1965, Laura began her career in the accounting department of Brockton Hospital. She later worked for many...
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Thomas J Donnelly

May 23, 2020

On Saturday, May 23, Thomas James Donnelly of Rockland and North Port, Florida passed away peacefully at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham at the age of 91. He was born in Jamaica Plain on April 23, 1929 to Thomas Donnelly and Mary Elizabeth Kaise. Tom was educated in the Boston Public Schools and served our country in the Marines and the Navy where he toured many countries aboard the U.S.S....
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Judith Phelps

May 19, 2020

Judith Nettie Phelps passed away peacefully on May 19, 2020. She was born on 6/8/34 in Boston, Massachusetts to Edward Phelps and Katherine (Swett) Phelps. Raised and educated in Rockland MA, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and her Master's Degree in Education from Columbia University in New York City. She spent most of her career teaching...
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Lynda RobertsFerraro

May 19, 2020

Lynda RobertsFerraro January 23,1951 - May 19, 2020 Lynda is survived by her spouse Darlene Ferraro Lynda (Mim) as she was called, was retired, she spent her days taking care of her family, her dogs and Max the cat. Her kids and grand kids meant everything to her. Lynda was the "rock" of the family and kept us whole. She loved to bake and cook. Lynda loved SCIFI movies. Thanksgiving...
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Dennis W Archibald

May 18, 2020

Dennis William Archibald, 68, a resident of Saint John Paul II Center in Danbury, CT (former resident of Rockland, MA and West Haven, CT), passed peacefully into eternal glory on May 18 ,2020. He is survived by a sister, Joanne Archibald of Danbury, CT; brother, Bruce Archibald of Brockton, MA; nephew, Daniel Spring of Naugatuck, CT; niece, Heather Spring of Antioch, TN and several cousins...
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Ian A. Curran

May 11, 2020

Ian Albert Curran, 48, a resident of Columbia, MD, and former resident of Rockland & North Easton, MA, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2020 He is survived by his loving parents Russell and Denise Curran of Rockland, MA, and his two brothers Russell of Abington, MA and Chris of Middleboro, MA, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins from Massachusetts to Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin....
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Peter V. Austin

May 9, 2020

Peter Val Austin, 72, of Rockland passed away on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Peter was born in Quincy, and grew up in Abington. He was the son of Seymour and Margaret "Denny" Austin. He graduated from Abington High School in the class of 1965, and Massasoit Community College with a degree in Fire Science. He became a proud member of The Abington Fire...
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Lorraine Chisholm

May 9, 2020

Lorraine L. (Cudworth) Chisholm, 91, of Plymouth and formerly of Rockland, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Life Care Center in Plymouth. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Velma (Tower) Cudworth of Rockland. Wife of the late and loving husband, Donald B. Chisholm, Lorraine leaves behind 5 children; Donna Chisholm of Hanover, Kathleen Hitchcock and her husband Paul of...
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Thomas H. Shea

May 7, 2020

Thomas H. Shea of Mansfield, passed away peacefully at home on May 7,2020 at the age of 61. Thomas was affectionately known as "Heci", a nickname he was given in middle school. He was born and raised in Milton and was a graduate of the Milton High class of 1977. Heci was an avid fisherman and loved to ski in his younger years. He was employed at Precision Devices Inc. for 30 years and had just...
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Robert L. Kamel

May 7, 2020

Robert L. Kamel,"Grampy," 73, of Rockland, died on Thursday May 7, 2020. Robert was born in Readville, Son of the late George Kamel and Sandria Campbell. Robert was the beloved Husband of Joanne Kamel of Rockland. Father of Jennifer Kamel of Rockland. Grandfather (Grampy) of, Alex Mejia, Jendry Mejia, Johnathan Oliveira, Ryan Otis and his Wife Joy, Cassidy Dunbar, Cameron Dunbar, Catrina Dunbar...
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Stanley J. Kuzborski

May 6, 2020

Stanley John Kuzborski, 91, a resident of Weymouth, MA, died on May 6, 2020, following a brief illness. Stanley was born in Abington, MA on February 17, 1929 to Stanley Kuzborski and Sophie (Czymbor) Kuzborski. He graduated from Abington High School in 1947, where he played basketball and football. He joined the Navy and served on the submarine USS Capitaine, with ports of call in New Orleans...
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George Douglas Thibeau

July 20, 1942 - May 6, 2020

George Douglas Thibeau, 78, of Rockland, Ma, passed May 6th, 2020. Doug was born to James and Blanch, July 20th, 1942, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated from High School in 1960. Doug joined the U.S. Army in 1966, with a tour of duty in Neu Ulm, Germany. Following his years in the service Doug received a Tradesman Certificate in HVAC. He married Gail Marie Smith in 1969, and...
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Ivy Foshey

May 3, 2020

Ivy Kathleen Foshey, a long-time resident of Moncrief Rd. Rockland died on May 3. Her health had been deteriorating over the last few months and she passed peacefully at Webster Park, Rockland. She is survived by her 3 children: Ivy K Matheny of Halifax, Charles E Foshey, Jr. of Pembroke, William K. Foshey of Marion, her 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren who reside in Massachusetts and...
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Virginia H. Long

May 3, 2020

Virginia Long Obituary (January 22, 1940-May 3, 2020) Virginia Helen (Monigle) Long of Newport, RI passed into the next life on May 3rd, following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. She lived for 80 remarkable years. Ginny grew up in Millbury, MA, the oldest daughter of Charles and Helen Monigle, along with her brother, Bill, and her sister, Charlotte. She attended UMass, studying...
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Florence Snow

October 21, 1924 - May 1, 2020

Florence (Davis) Snow, age 95 of Rockland, MA died Friday, May 1, 2020 at Baypointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center where they fondly referred to her as "Auntie Flo", "Frosty" and "Snow Ball". She died peacefully surrounded by family (outside window) and her loving caregivers at Baypointe after contracting Covid-19 (Corona virus). She was born to James & Bessie Davis on October 21, 1924 in...
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Gertrude L. Batts

April 29, 2020

Gertrude Louise (Hughes) Batts, 82, a lifelong resident of Rockland, died of natural causes on April 29, 2020 following a sudden decline in health. She was affectionately known as Gert, and later in life, proudly known as Gram. She held many meaningfully funny nicknames, all carried with pride, which was one of the many ways she shared her incredible sense of humor and her infinite capacity to...
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Dorothy McCauley

April 27, 2020

Dorothy McCauley of Rockland passed away peacefully on April 27th, 2020 in her home while surrounded by her loving family. Fondly known as Dottie, she is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 53 years, Richard McCauley. She was a dedicated mother to her 6 children, Elaine (John) Meehan of Brighton, Maria (Edward) Joseph of Rockland, Annemarie (Matthew) MacDonald of Norwell, Richard (Sherry)...
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Robert A. Gramazio

April 21, 2020

Robert Anthony Gramazio, 57, of Rockland MA passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2020. He was born at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Raised and educated in Rockland where he has been a resident all of his life. He was the son of the late Americo and Dorothy (Cormier) Gramazio. Robert worked at GTR Manufacturing as a press operator for 15 years. Robert was a very caring person and had so...
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David A. Stoddard

April 20, 2020

David A. Stoddard passed away from cancer on April 20th. David was born in Brockton to the late Everett and Priscilla (Putter) Stoddard, and grew up in Hanover. He graduated from Hanover High School and then went on to post grad schooling at South Shore Vocational Technical High School, where he became a machinist. David also served in the Navy and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay during the...
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Michael F. McMurrough

April 20, 2020

Michael Francis McMurrough of Dorchester, passed away unexpectedly on April 20, 2020 at the Age of 63. Born on June 8, 1956, Michael was known for his charismatic personality and his ability to light up any room he walked into. Michael was a Master Hair Stylist, many would call him an "Artist with Scissors", and the proud owner of Astra Salon of Boston for over 20 years. Michael also served as a...
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Lydia Paskavitch

April 19, 2020

On April 19, 2020, at the age of 97, the beautiful and spunky Lydia (Spaziani) Paskavitch passed on to eternal life. She succumbed to her battle with Covid-19. Lydia was born in Rockland, MA as the eldest child of Italian immigrants Anthony and Nancy (Cardarelli) Spaziani. She attended Rockland High School and was voted into the Pro-Merito Society (honor given to students excelling in academics...
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Alice P Fraher-Mason

August 9, 1928 - April 19, 2020

Alice Fraher-Mason, 91, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy went home to be with the Lord at Care one nursing home on Sunday April 19th after complications from the COVID-19 virus. Alice was preceded in death by both of her loving husbands William Fraher of Weymouth, MA and Ralph Mason of Adamsville, TN Alice was always a hard worker and took pride in everything she did, first as the manager of...
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Shirley F. Whitley

January 15, 1929 - April 18, 2020

Shirley Whitley (aka Nana) passed away peacefully on April 18 of natural causes. Shirley was born in Dorchester on January 15, 1929 to Edward and Ellen Berchtold. Shirley married Paul Whitley of Dorchester on January 15, 1957. In 1961 they settled in Rockland and raised 9 children. She loved travel, her trips included Aruba, Alaska and Europe. A first lady by all accounts Nana peacefully...
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Richard A. Spratley

October 10, 1935 - April 14, 2020

Richard A. Spratley, born on October 10, 1935 died on April 14, 2020 of natural causes. He was the son of Edith (Selwood) and Henry Chester Spratley. He was a graduate of Hingham High School, attended University of Rhode Island before joining the United States Marine Corps which was a point of deep pride for him. His career path was in the food service industry working for Valle's...
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Philip C Maher

September 6, 1964 - April 13, 2020

Maher, Philip C. passed away suddenly April 13 at his home. Son of the late Rita Maher of Rockland. Survived by his father James Maher of Rockland, sister Deborah Heikkila of NH, sister of Laura Maher of Rockland, and brother of James Maher of North Andover. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. His true love was his family. As a young man he excelled in all sports. He...
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Janet Poillucci

April 13, 2020

Janet Ann Poillucci (Tolman) "Mimi" 84, of Abington passed away peacefully on April 13th, after a period of failing health. Janet was born to Lou Tolman and Marie Martell in the town of W. Enfield, Maine. Janet is the devoted mother to her loving children, Tina Volpe and husband John, Tara-Jan Hitchcock all of Rockland and Michael Hitchcock and wife Wendy of Austin, TX. Predeceased by her loving...
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Richard Chenevert

January 24, 1934 - April 8, 2020

Richard C. Chenevert, 86, passed away peacefully at his Norwood home on April 8, 2020 following a period of declining health. "Dickie" was born on January 24, 1934 to Daniel F. "Spike" and Marguerite (Carney) Chenevert, the youngest of four children. He was predeceased by his brother Daniel and sister-in-law Mary (Thorpe) Chenevert, brother Robert Chenevert, sister Mary (Chenevert) Ellis and...
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Walter J. Quackenbush

May 28, 1943 - April 7, 2020

Walter James Quackenbush Jr., age 76, of Rockland died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury, MA due to complications of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). After a recent hospitalization, Walter had been residing in a local nursing facility for the past six-weeks prior to the sudden onset of Coronavirus. Wally was surrounded by his entire VA medical team at his time of death. The...
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Charles M. Morse

September 26, 1938 - April 5, 2020

Charles M Morse, 81, of Hanover, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2020 from the effects of advanced dementia. He was the beloved husband of the late Marcia (Trippier) Morse and the late Katherine Casey, and he was the loving father of Charles T and Debra Morse of Hanover, Seamus and Michelle (Morse) Mellon of Swatragh, Ireland, Eamonn and Laura Casey of Tewksbury, and Shaun Casey of Taunton. He...
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Frances DePietro

January 25, 1939 - April 5, 2020

Frances T. DePietro (Lynch) 81 of Rockland (Brighton) born January 25,1939, died April 5, 2020 peacefully at home. Frances was born and raised in Dorchester, the daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Kelly) Lynch. She went on to work as a Nurse's Aid at the Greenery Nursing Home in Brighton and also worked as a caretaker. She enjoyed shopping, gardening and creating flower arrangements. ...
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David Alen Thompson

May 6, 1957 - March 27, 2020

David A. Thompson, age 62, of Hanover, MA passed away peacefully at home on Friday evening, March 27, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was lovingly cared for by his 2 children and Hospice of the South Shore. Beloved husband of the late Susan M. Thompson (Strassell), father to Shannon Dahill (James) and David (Amy). Brother to Sally Tibbetts and Shirley Ainslie of Hanover, Margie Tyrie of...
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Richard J. Porrino

March 24, 2020

Richard J. Porrino, 74, of Whitman died on March 24, 2020 at The South Shore Hospital after a brief illness. Richard was born in Brockton, son of the late Alfonzo Porrino and Mary (Hannigan) Porrino. Richard was raised by Joseph and Nellie (Beardsly) Burns of Rockland and lived most of his life in that town. A graduate of Rockland High School, Richard went on to serve as a Sergeant in the U.S....
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Ethel I Purslow

May 31, 1924 - March 20, 2020

Ethel I. Purslow (Daum), 95, of Rockland, died on March 20, 2020 after a period of failing health. She was born in Cambridge, Daughter of the late George and Agnes (Silva) Daum. Ethel was an avid Red Sox fan since the age of 15, she was also a big Bruins fan. She volunteered and participated at the Marshfield Faire and won many ribbons on her handmade crafts that ranged from knitting to crochet...
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Adrian R Dion

March 16, 2020

Adrian René "Red" Dion, aged 86, was called to his rest by our Heavenly Father on March 16, 2020 after a long illness. A 50-year Rockland resident, he was born in 1933 in Burlington, VT to the late John C. and Gabrielle (Boisvert) Dion. Red spent his early years in Barre, VT before moving to Jamaica Plain, MA. He served as an Air Policeman in the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Japan during the...
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Alice C. Bowman

January 16, 1931 - March 14, 2020

Alice C. Bowman (Wooldridge) 89, of Rockland, died on March 14, 2020 after a period of failing health. Alice was born in Roxbury, Daughter of the late Luke and Mabel (Farnell) Wooldridge. She was raised and educated in Burlington. Alice was the Wife of the late George P. Bowman. Mother of, Sandra Blood and her Husband Ronald of Hanson, Susan and Joseph Reis of Rockland and Jeffrey Bowman of AZ...
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Phyllis M. Gardner

March 14, 2020

Of Rockland, passed away peacefully, March 14, 2020 in her 97th year and after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Rockland and beloved wife of the late LeRoy Edward Gardner, she is survived by her 14 children, Dorothy McCauley (Richard) of Rockland, Roy (Janice) of East Bridgewater, Anne Marie Kennedy of Rockland, Mary (David Vernick) of West Roxbury, Madeline Meryash (David) of Manhasset NY,...
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Margaret K Whalen

November 25, 1935 - March 13, 2020

Margaret K. Whalen (Pickering) "Peggy" 83, of Abington, died on March 13, 2020 after a period of failing health. Peggy was born in Haverhill, Daughter of the late William and Katherine (Gately) Pickering. She was raised and educated in there graduating from Haverhill High School. Mrs. Whalen worked for over 20 years at Bradley's Store corporate offices in Braintree as a payroll clerk. She was a...
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Mark K. Comeau

June 3, 1968 - March 3, 2020

Mark Comeau, born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 3, 1968, died unexpectedly on March 3, 2020. Mark was the beloved husband of Ruth (Fagerberg) Comeau and the cherished son of the late Robert and Anna Comeau. The sixth of seven children, Mark grew up in a large, lively, loud family in the tight-knit Idlewell neighborhood of Weymouth. His childhood near the ocean inspired a lifelong love of...
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Tara Ann O'Brien-McNally

September 10, 1960 - February 20, 2020

Tara A. O'Brien-McNally, of Rockland, died on February 20, 2020. Tara was born in Boston, Daughter of the late Edward and Ann (Lewonis) O'Brien. She was raised and educated in Easthampton MA graduating from The Williston Academy. Tara earned her bachelor's degree from Providence College and her Master of Business Administration from The University College of Dublin. A loving mother, raising...
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Blanche Serafin

May 21, 1922 - February 19, 2020

Blanche Serafin was born into a Polish family in Salem Ma. She grew up in Salem on Essex St near the House of Seven Gables. As a young woman, Blanche loved to sail with friends in the harbor off the Salem Willows. She also liked to ski and would travel to the mountains of New Hampshire. Blanche loved adventure and travel. She spent a week on a windjammer in Maine and even traveled to Cuba in the...
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Michael M Leone

February 16, 2020

Michael Mario Leone of Rockland, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16th, 2020, at the age of 71, after short illness and subsequent complications. Michael was born in San Nicola Baronia, Province of Avellino, Italy in 1948 to the late Filomena Maria and Giovanni Leone. His three dearly loved siblings Carmen, Benito and Michael preceded him in...
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Nancy G. Oldham

December 31, 1923 - February 15, 2020

Nancy G. Oldham, 96, of Hanover, passed away peacefully on February 15th, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late David A. Oldham and daughter of the late Charles E. and Harriet P. (Gifford) Glover. She was predeceased by her brother James E. Glover of Cambridge, MD. Nancy was born on December 31, 1923 in Waterville, Maine. She graduated from Waterville High School and went...
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Terrence M. Ball, Sr.

July 3, 1968 - February 11, 2020

Terrence M. Ball 51, of Rockland, died on February 11, 2020. Terrence was born in Boston, Son of, Gerald Ball of Hull and his partner Marta Clogston, and the late Malena Ball. Terrence loved being "Grandpa Ball". He was an avid sports fan and loved nothing more than watching all his children play sports over the years. He loved his kids more than anything in this world. Terrence was...
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Sheryl J. Beers

March 14, 1938 - January 31, 2020

Sheryl J. Beers 81, of Rockland. Sheryl was proceeded in death by her parents Sally and W Kenneth Atkins as well as the late Stuart Beers. Siblings proceeding her in death were Phillip, William H, and N Kenneth Atkins Sheryl is survived by her sons Scott A Beers and William L Beers as well as her grandchildren: Alexander, Aaron J, Brendon Beers and Michael McGrath. Her remaining siblings...
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Theresa C. Hall

August 11, 1961 - January 28, 2020

Theresa C. Hall, 58, of Milford, died on January 28, 2020 in The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton. She was born in Boston Daughter of the late Peter and Ruth (Whalen) Gibbons. Theresa was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1979. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree from Simmons College as a member of the class of 1984. Mrs. Hall was the...
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Julie A. Coleman

April 16, 1981 - January 27, 2020

Julie A. Coleman of Abington passed away unexpectedly on January 27, 2020 at the age of 38. She was the loving daughter of the late Susan (Remick) and John J. Coleman III. She was a graduate of Abington High School class of 1999, received her Bachelor's degree from UMASS Dartmouth and was previously employed by Mercer in Canton/Norwood. Julie will be greatly missed by her brother, John...
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Paul R. Mincone

July 6, 1946 - January 27, 2020

Paul R. Mincone, 73, of Abington, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 27, 2020, after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He is the son of the late Louis and Loretta Mincone. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Karen L, Mincone; son Paul Mincone, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Barrington, RI;...
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Stephen E Hackett

September 20, 1962 - January 24, 2020

Stephen Hackett, of Rockland, MA, passed away January 24, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Stephen was born on September 20, 1962. Loving son of Ann Crowley and step-son of the late John Crowley of Rockland, MA. He leaves behind his significant other, Suzanne Edsall of Rockland. Loving brother of David Hackett and Michael Hackett of Rockland, James Hackett of Pembroke, Debra...
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Howard F. Warmington

May 26, 1926 - January 20, 2020

Howard F. Warmington, 93, of Rockland, died on Monday January 20, 2020 in the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born in Quincy, son of the late Frederick and Dorris Warmington (Rendle). Mr. Warmington was a proud veteran of our nation's armed services having served in The United States Navy during World War II. Howard was a long time Rockland resident and Mr. Warmington was the long...
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Richard L Osterman

June 19, 1957 - January 17, 2020

Richard Louis Osterman "Grampa" Age 62, passed away on January 17th 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Richard is survived by his devoted wife Debra to whom he was married for 34 years. He is survived by his four beautiful daughters; Jennifer Keefe and her husband Mark of Bridgewater, Jody O'Brien of Rockland, Amanda Osterman and her girlfriend Amanda Smith of Weymouth, Caitlin...
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Amanda K. Crowley

January 2, 1990 - January 16, 2020

Was born January 2,1990 and left this life January 16, 2020. Amanda is survived by her father, James Crowley and stepmother, Nancy,of Whitman; her daughter, Brielle Crowley-Roosa; sisters: Jennifer Roosa of Rockland, Christine Crowley and her partner, Ben Johnson, of Pembroke; her nieces: Arianna and Natalia Roosa of Rockland and her mother, Deborah Crowley. Amanda's beautiful spirit will...
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Barbara E DiBona

August 17, 1923 - January 13, 2020

Barbara E. (Bettridge) (McGovern) DiBona, age 96, died Jan. 13, 2020 at the Hannah B. Shaw home in Middleboro, passing peacefully in her sleep. She was the wife of the late Dante W. DiBona. Born in Brockton on Aug. 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. And Marian V. (Holmes) Bettridge. She grew up in the Campello section of Brockton and graduated from Brockton High...
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Linda Marie O'Brien

July 10, 1955 - January 13, 2020

Linda M. O'Brien of Rockland died suddenly on 1/13/2020. Daughter of the late Robert E. and Patricia A. (Fay) O'Brien, loving big sister to James O'Brien, Timothy O'Brien and the late Jaqueline of Abington, Lee (O'Brien) and Dana Murray, Lynn (O'Brien) and Paul (PJ) Lynch all of Rockland, Lisa (O'Brien) and the late Robert Stanton, Laura (O'Brien) and Joe Casna of Kingston, Thomas and Emilia O...
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Ricky D Caldwell

April 11, 1959 - January 12, 2020

Ricky Dee Caldwell, 60, of Rockland, died on January 11, 2020 Ricky's family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate his life in The Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12:00 AM-2:30 PM. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 1:30 PM. Following the funeral service, a light reception will be held at 8 Studley Court Community Center.
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Paul Foster

May 6, 1955 - January 9, 2020

Paul M. Foster 64 of Hanover, formerly of Weymouth, passed away peacefully at home Thursday January 9, 2020. He was the son of the late Robert and Lucy (Lavoie) Foster of Hanover. He attended both Weymouth and Hanover schools. After high school he began a career as a welder with Byrne Industries of Hingham until his retirement. Paul was an all around fun loving son, brother and uncle. He...
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Patricia A. Osborne

January 10, 1944 - January 6, 2020

Patricia Ann (Bailey) Osborne, "GRAM" age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in her home on January 6, 2020. Patricia was the wife of the late Bruce Delano Osborne SR. She is survived by her 6 children Lynda J Gallant of Halifax, ma, the late Debra M (Osborne) Wilson of Whitman, Bruce D Osborne Jr of Whitman, Donna E (Osborne) Coste of Plymouth, Ma, David C. Osborne of...
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Carol T. Maines

April 5, 1954 - January 5, 2020

Carol T. (MacKenzie) Maines, 65, of Abington, died on Sunday January 5, 2020 in the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Daniel MacKenzie and Louise Mackenzie (Cambell). Carol was raised and educated in Abington and Quincy. She was a 1972 graduate of Abington High School. Carol was a long time Abington resident having lived in the community...
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Charles M. Mason

January 22, 1928 - January 4, 2020

Charles Mason passed away peacefully early Friday morning on January the 3rd at South Shore Hospital with his granddaughter Nicole by his side. He is rejoining his wife of 49 years Nancy, who passed away in 2000. Charlie was a life long resident of Rockland. He was born on Bigelow Ave, to Parents Lucretia and William Mason, just a street over from where he made his home with his beloved wife...
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Scott Schlieff

August 17, 1952 - January 3, 2020

Scott Schlieff, 67, passed away on January 3, 2020, surrounded by family. Scott is survived by his devoted wife Elsie to whom he was married to for 48 years: his son Scott and wife Traci, his son Derek, his son Jarod and his daughter Valerie and her husband Rob. He is also survived by his seven loving grandchildren, Jordyn, Alyssa, Jensen, Kyle, Jaden, Samantha and Claudia. He also survived by...
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