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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

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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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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Margaret A Demers

December 24, 1922 - December 26, 2019

Margaret A. Demers (Rafferty) passed away quietly on Thursday, December 26 at the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham. She'd just made it past her 97th birthday, which was on December 24. Margaret – better known as Peg – was born in Boston in 1922. She attended Catholic grammar and high schools in the Boston area where, according to her siblings, she was an excellent student. Peg enlisted...
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Theresa R Squires

December 23, 1928 - December 25, 2019

Theresa Rachel (Sullivan) Squires 91, died at the Royal Norwell Nursing and Rehabilitation after a brief illness. Theresa is survived by her children Douglas Squires and his wife Patty of Hanson MA., Donna Squires Steele of Stuart FL., Kenneth Squires of Hanover MA., nine grand children, eight great grand children and many nieces and nephews. Theresa is preceded in death by her husband William H....
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Sarah Marie Minicucci

January 13, 1979 - December 24, 2019

💞Forever In Our Hearts💞 Sarah Minicucci, 40 years old, of Hanson, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2019 after a long battle of declining health. She was born at St. Margaret's Hospital in Boston to her adoring parents, Michael J. & Cheryl (Meegan) Minicucci on January 13, 1979. Her greatest love was for her family and especially her two wonderful kids, CJ ...
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Dorothy E Tripp

December 15, 1924 - December 23, 2019

Dorothy E. (Loud) Tripp, 95, of Hanover, died on Wednesday December 23, 2019 in The Royal Norwell Nursing Facility in Norwell. She was born in Weymouth, Daughter of the late Carlton and Gladys (Tower) Loud. Dorothy was raised and educated in Rockland and Wareham. She was a 1944 graduate of Wareham High School. Mrs. Tripp was a proud veteran of our nations Armed Services serving in The United...
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Teresa Donnelly

April 25, 1930 - December 22, 2019

Teresa Donnelly April 25, 1930 - December 22, 2019 On Sunday, December 22, 2019, Teresa Donnelly passed away peacefully holding the hand of her beloved daughter, Anne Marie. She joins her parents and her four older sisters, Marie, Irene, Peggy and Rita and many other predeceased and much loved family members and friends. She was born in Boston on April 25, 1930 to immigrant parents,...
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Irving L. Geary

December 7, 1929 - December 17, 2019

Lt Colonel Irving Geary, 90, of New Bern, North Carolina, passed peacefully at home Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Irving was born to Charles Daniel Geary, and Mabel (Wentworth) Geary, December 07, 1929. He graduated from Weymouth High School. He married Virginia Florence Endres Married for 60 Years, and they lived together in Rockland Ma. Irving worked as a Supervisor at Digital Computer Co. ...
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Alton J. Smith

May 4, 1932 - December 14, 2019

Alton John Smith, 87, died Sat., Dec 14th 2019 peacefully at home. He leaves his son David and wife Renee of Hanson, Ma.; his son Stephen and wife Tracy of Hyde Park, Ma. and his grandchildren Rachael, Matthew, Nicholas, Samantha, Patrick, Devin and Elizabeth as well and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Olga, who passed in 2018. Raised in Arlington VT, Al and...
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E. Bradley Ladd

August 8, 1946 - December 12, 2019

E. Bradley Ladd, 73, of Rockland MA passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2019. Born in Quincy MA on August 8, 1946 to the late Doris (Babcock) Ladd and Edmund C. Ladd, he was raised and educated in Braintree MA graduating from Braintree High School with the class of 1964. Early in his career he worked for Franklin Publishing Company and then as Circulation Manager for The Boston Globe. He...
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Allan L. Tweed

December 11, 2019

Allan L. Tweed 81, of Rockland, died on December 11, 2019 in The Briarwood Rehabilitation Center in Needham after a period of failing health. Allan was born in Boston, son of the late Carlton and Evelyn (Freeman) Tweed. He was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1957. Allan worked for Rockland Public Schools for over 30 years. He retired as the Head...
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Paul R. Bryant

April 21, 1945 - December 6, 2019

Paul R. Bryant 74, of Rockland, died on December 6, 2019 in The New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late Charles and Gladys (Zeoli) Bryant. Paul was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1964. Later he was proud to serve his country as a member of The Army National Guard. Paul was a self employed Electrician serving the...
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Helen T. Pratt

August 18, 1928 - December 5, 2019

Helen T. Pratt (Kalwicz), 91, of Carver, died on Wednesday December 5, in the home of loved ones. Helen was born in Abington Daughter of the late Stanley and Caroline Kalwicz (Walska). She was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1946. Helen loved gardening and knitting, often knitting sweaters and hats for her family members. She also enjoyed swimming,...
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Eileen G. Manson

March 21, 1932 - December 3, 2019

Eileen Manson, 87, passed away on Tuesday, December 3rd at her home in Rockland, Mass. Eileen was born at Boston City Hospital on March 21st, 1932, the daughter of Helen Doherty Manson and William Manson, both deceased. Eileen spent her early years in Dorchester and then Roslindale, where she lovingly cared for her elderly parents, later moving to Rockland, Mass., where she enjoyed many...
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Robert L. Lewis

December 1, 2019

Robert L. Lewis Jr., 77, of Whitman, died on December 1, 2019 in The Brockton Hospital. Bob was born in Weymouth, Son of Robert Lewis of FL, and Lydia (Spaziani) Lewis Paskavitch of Kingston. Bob was raised and educated in Rockland. He graduated as a multi-sport athlete from Rockland High School in 1960. Bob was proud to have served his Country in The United States Air Force. Mr. Lewis worked...
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Santa "Buzz" Mancina

January 1, 1927 - November 27, 2019

Santa Mancina, 92, of Rockland, died on November 27, 2019 in The South Shore Hospital after a period of failing health. Santa was born in Washington PA, Son of the late Dominick and Mary (Piacenza) Mancina. Santa was proud to have served his country in The United States Army, having served in The Pacific Theatre during World War 2. Mr. Mancina worked for 35 years as an Area Supervisor for The...
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Robert C Hussey

November 25, 2019

Robert C. Hussey, 91 years old, died peacefully on November 25, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bob was born in West Hanover, MA, January 8, 1928, the son of the late John and Helen (Brouthers) Hussey and brother to Jack Hussey and the late Joseph Hussey. He served in the US Navy aboard a Destroyer and was a member of the American Legion in Hanover and VFW in Marshfield. He had been employed...
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Carol E. Bercury

May 31, 1951 - November 18, 2019

Carol E. Bercury, 68, of Brockton, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on November 18, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Carol was born on May 31, 1951 in Boston, MA to the late Alfred Thomas and Violet Matthew Breach and grew up in Dedham, MA. Sister to Barbara Dauphinee of Ambler, PA and the late William Breach of Norton, MA. She is survived by her loving daughters,...
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James R. Keough, Jr.

April 22, 1943 - November 17, 2019

James R. Keough, Jr, 76, of Hanover. died on November 17, 2019 after a brave battle with Alzheimer's. He was born on April 22, 1943, in Raymond, New Hampshire to the late James R. Keough, Sr. and Eleanor May (Spring) Keough. Jim was educated in Massachusetts and graduated from Hanover High School as a member of The Class of 1962. Jim worked with the Sprinkler Fitters Union 550 before opening...
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Michael J. Kearns

September 16, 1968 - November 16, 2019

Michael J. Kearns of Rockland MA, 51 years old, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Michael was born September 16, 1968 in Boston, MA. Michael was an avid skydiver, on the ski team and enjoyed playing football. He graduated from Milton High School in 1987. Michael worked as a field service engineer for SemiLab USA and traveled the world. There's a reason why Mike was...
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Eugene F. Cronin

September 30, 1923 - October 29, 2019

Eugene Francis Cronin, 96 of Rockland. Died on October 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on September 30, 1923 in Boston to the late Cornelius and Margaret (Murphy) Cronin. He was raised and educated in Boston and graduated from Commerce High School. Eugene was happily married to Grace T. (Foley) Cronin for 72 years. Mr. Cronin was a proud veteran of the United States...
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Cindi Hultzen Rivers

January 11, 1960 - October 25, 2019

Cindi Hultzen Rivers, 59, died on October 25, 2019 surrounded by her siblings and close friends after a long battle with addiction at The Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, MA. Cindi was born in Weymouth January 11, 1960. She is survived by her husband John Rivers of Rockland and her three sons; Steven, Daniel and William. Loving daughter of Dr. John and Marie Smith of Weymouth, sister to...
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Courtney Anne Neville

September 10, 1983 - October 23, 2019

Courtney Anne (Pusko) Neville of Hanover died on October 23, 2019 after a sudden and brief illness. Courtney was born on September 10, 1983 in Cheshire, CT to George and Judy (Goldstone) Pusko. She was an honors student in the Cheshire Schools, where she made many lifelong friends. She was active in the Girl Scouts, achieving the Silver Award. She was an accomplished volleyball player and played...
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James G. Petersen

October 23, 2019

JAMES G. PETERSEN September 1, 1945- October 23, 2019 James G. Petersen, 74, of Rockland, MA died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 23, 2019. James is survived by his wife of 54 years, the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Irene (Tedeschi) Petersen, daughters Christine (Petersen) Mattuchio and her husband Louis Mattuchio III, Kimberlee (Petersen) Dalton and...
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Carole L. Taft

February 28, 1935 - October 20, 2019

Carole L. Taft (Travers), 84, of Rockland, died in The South Shore Hospital on Sunday October 20, 2019 after a period of failing health. Carole was born in Boston, Daughter of the late James Traverse and Jesse Tarbox. Mrs. Taft loved baking and doing various types of arts and crafts. She also enjoyed traveling. She particularly enjoyed her pilgrimages to Medjugorie and to The Holy Land. ...
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Margaret B. Marston

March 25, 1922 - October 19, 2019

Margaret B. Marston , 97, of Rockland, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 19, 2019 after a period of failing health. Margaret was born in Madison Maine Daughter of the late Barbara Bok. Mrs. Marston was the Wife of the late Robert L. Marston Jr. Mother of Richard Marston of Dorchester, Ronald Marston of Abington, Raymond Marston of NV, Ralph Marston of Abington, Barbara...
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Claire Rita Cronin

August 14, 1929 - October 19, 2019

Claire R. Cronin (Leonard), 90, of Rockland, died on October 19, 2019. She will be dearly missed by so many, but we find comfort in knowing the love of her life, Tim was waiting for her for their long awaited reunion. Claire was born in Boston Daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Cotter) Leonard and was raised and educated in Roxbury. Claire enjoyed reading and keeping a beautiful,...
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Albert E. Wood

March 4, 1940 - October 18, 2019

Albert Wood Albert "Woody" Wood of Braintree and most recently of Bridgewater, MA passed away peacefully on October 17, 2019, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Marsha Wood, son of the late Harriet Wood and Albert V. Wood and a brother of the late Florence Hutchinson. Al is survived by his wife Virginia "Ginny"...
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John B Cookson

May 17, 1935 - October 10, 2019

COOKSON, JOHN BURTON May 17, 1935 – October 10, 2019 I Age 84 John B. Cookson Jr. of Hanson, age 84, passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of October 10, 2019. John was the devoted husband to his beloved wife Helen for 64 years. Son of the late John Burton Cookson and Martha Simmons Cookson. Father to son John B. Cookson III and his wife Kathy of Hanson, daughter Cynthia...
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Nancy G Sullivan

December 25, 1935 - October 10, 2019

Nancy G. Sullivan (Cochrane) 83, of Rockland, died on October 5, 2019 in The John Adams Health Care Center in Quincy. She was born in Boston, Daughter of the late George and Katherine (Dudek) Cochrane. Nancy was raised and educated in Dorchester graduating from The Jerimiah E. Burke High School for Girls as a member of The Class of 1953. She later went on to attend Boston Clerical Secretary...
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Brian D. Malone

December 12, 1957 - October 5, 2019

Brian D. Malone, 61, of Carver, died on October 5, 2019 in The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was born in Weymouth, Son of the late Robert and Barbara (Smith) Malone. Brian was raised and educated in Pembroke, graduating from Silver Lake High School in 1977. Mr. Malone worked for The New England Coffee Company for 31 years. Brian was a Boy Scout Leader for over 20 years. He...
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Ruth A. Gould

September 24, 2019

Ruth A. Gould passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband John and her son Jay. Ruth was known for her crocheting, baked goods and card playing. She was an amazing Nana to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also a sort of surrogate Nana to many children who passed through her daughter-in-law's daycare over the years. They provided...
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Ruth C. Moynihan

July 28, 1925 - September 20, 2019

Ruth C. (Landers) Moynihan, 94, of Rockland and formerly of Dorchester, died on Friday September 20, 2019 in The Webster Park Nursing Facility in Rockland. She was born in Boston Daughter of the late John and Katherine (Gunning) Landers. She was raised and educated in Dorchester graduating from Jerimiah Burke High School in 1942. Ruth worked at Building 19 in Hingham for many years. Mother of...
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Elizabeth Betty Crawford

September 19, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Crawford (Mahoney), 80, of Rockland of, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 19, 2019. Born in Brighton, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Cornelius Mahoney. She was the devoted wife of David R. Crawford Jr for 61 years and a loving mother, nannie, sister, and friend. Betty enjoyed camping with her family and taking cruises and casino trips...
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Jacqueline V. Meiley

October 23, 1931 - September 12, 2019

Jacqueline Audrey Pearson Vance Meily "With a song in my heart" Passed away on September 23, 2019 in Hingham. Jackie was born on October 12, 1931 in Wallingford, Connecticut to Eric Pearson and Helen Zamobri. She was the loving mother of the late Robert Glass Vance VII. She is survived by her dedicated son Eric Vance of Whitman, MA. and his wife Beth, her grandchildren Alison...
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Rosemarie Conway

September 11, 2019

Rosemarie (Saulnier) Conway, 93, of Rockland, died on September 11, 2019 in The South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born in Whitman, Daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Comeau) Saulnier. She was raised and educated in Quincy. Rosemarie worked for over forty years at The Raytheon Company in Quincy. She was a longtime member of the Rockland Council on Aging and The Holbrook VFW Ladies...
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Annabelle Earl

September 10, 2019

Annabelle Earl, 8, of Hanson, died on September 10, 2019 at The Brockton Hospital. She was born in Boston, Daughter of Darrell and Karen (Dunstan) Earl. Annabelle loved everyone she came across, and everyone she came across loved her as well. She was a loving and playful sister. Whether she was causing havoc with her Brother Logan by either scaring people by surprising them with an assailing...
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James Manning

October 21, 1939 - September 4, 2019

James E. Manning Sr. (79) of Rockland, died on September 4, 2019 in The South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. James was the Husband of Irene Manning (Crowley) of Hanover. Father of Marie LaMonica and her Husband David Priestly, Joseph LaMonica, Linda Cartwright and her Husband The Late Donald Cartwright, Nancy Lamonica-Smith, Janice Manning, and James Manning Jr. and his Wife Michelle. Brother of...
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Robert E MacKinnon

August 26, 2019

Robert E. MacKinnon Jr. (63) of Hanover, formerly of Rockland, died on August 27, 2019 in The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was born in Brockton, Son of the late Robert E. and Alanne (Leonard) MacKinnon. Robert was raised and educated in Rockland and attended Rockland High School. He enjoyed movies, food, and coffee. Robert had a wonderful sense of humor, and was an inspiration...
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Marie Elena Kiley

October 26, 1943 - August 25, 2019

Marie Elena (Abusheery) Kiley, aged 75, of Hingham and formerly of Dorchester passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was born in Boston on October 26, 1943 to her loving mother Libby K. Abusheery. Marie grew up in Dorchester and graduated Dorchester High with the class of 1962. At the age of 16, Marie met Gerard (Jerry) Kiley. They would later...
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Dorothy F. Sawaya

April 1, 1924 - August 17, 2019

Dorothy F. (Sheehan) Sawaya, 95 of Rockland. Died on August 17, 2019 at the South Shore Rehabilitation Center in Rockland. She was born in Boston on April 1,1924 to the late Daniel and Jennie (Drummond) Sheehan. Dorothy was the loving wife of James F. Sawaya. Mrs. Sawaya worked for many years as a stitcher for the Columbia Belt Company and retired in 1976. She was a member of the Mothers Club...
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Joseph F. Peters, Jr.

July 4, 1952 - August 15, 2019

Joseph F. Peters Jr. (67) of Braintree, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2019. Joseph was born in Boston, on July 4, 1952 son of the late Joseph F. Peters and the late Eleanor (Haskell) Peters. Joseph was raised in Rockland and attended South Shore Vocational Technical High School, Hanover. A diving accident required him to attend Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton. Upon graduation...
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Dallas H. Turner

May 12, 1930 - August 11, 2019

Dallas Helen (Bragg) Turner, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Ma. Dallas was born on May 12, 1930 in Channel, Newfoundland, Canada to Maude and Richard Bragg. Dallas was a loving wife of the late Elwood Bradford Turner. She is the mother of Richard Turner (St. Johns, NL), Diane Turner (Rockland, Ma), and the late Bradford Turner....
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Raymond A. Caputo

August 4, 2019

Raymond A. Caputo (87) of Hanover, died on August 4, 2019. Raymond was born in Chicago, son of the late Albert Dante Italia and Laura (Barrer) Caputo. Raymond was raised and educated there graduating from Austin High School as a member of the Class of 1950. Mr. Caputo was proud to have served our country as a Corporal in The United Stated Army as a paratrooper. Raymond worked for Proctor and...
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Margaret C. Logan

August 2, 2019

Margaret C. Logan (84) of Whitinsville MA, died on August 2, 2019 in The Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. She was born in Rockland, Daughter of the late William Brown and Alice (Binney) Brown. Margaret was raised and educated in Abington graduating from Abington High School in 1952. She married the love of her life Roy Logan in 1955 and the two were married for 63 years. She made...
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James D. Coleman

November 20, 1945 - July 29, 2019

James (Jim) D. Coleman of Dalton GA, formerly of Rockland MA passed away on July 29, 2019 after a very brief battle with lung cancer. Jim faced this devastating disease with courage, faith and hope. Jim was born on November 20, 1945. He was the son of the late, James L. Coleman and Dorothy (Laman) Stepson of the late Robert Klump. Jim is survived by his loving and devoted daughter Cari-Lynne ...
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Daniel "Mac" McLaughlin

July 24, 2019

Daniel P. "Mac" McLaughlin (79) of Rockland, died on July 24, 2019. Dan was born in Boston, son of the late James "Bunny" and Anna (Sullivan) McLaughlin and was raised and educated there. Brother of Gerald McLaughlin and his late wife Hazel of Foxboro, the late Mary (McLaughlin) Amendola and her late husband Joseph of Brookline, the late James McLaughlin and his wife Barbara of Rockland, the...
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