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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

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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Ruth E. Lincoln

August 14, 1927 - July 20, 2019

Ruth E. (Higgins) Lincoln, 91 of Rockland. Ruth was a homemaker, secretary at Frazier's Department Store in Brockton, and a Tupperware Dealer. She died on July 20, 2019 at the Pat Roche Hospice House of Hingham after a brief illness. Born in Brockton and was raised and educated there as well. She was a 1946 graduate of Brockton High School. Ruth was an active member of the Robert J. Nyman...
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Josephine L. Mahoney

February 19, 1932 - July 17, 2019

Josephine Louise (Bizzozero) Mahoney of Rockland, died on July 17, 2019 at Season's Hospice in Milton. She was born on February 19, 1932 in Quincy to the late Jerimiah and Laura (Cellucci) Bizzozero. Josephine was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School. She is predeceased by her loving husband Cornelius Mahoney. Mrs. Mahoney worked for many years as a...
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Robert E. Ernst

September 1, 1955 - July 14, 2019

Robert (Bob) Ernst (63) of Rockland MA, formerly of Weymouth, Bob was a carpenter, auto repair shop owner and technician, and all-round handy person. Bob graduated from South Shore Vocational High School. Bob leaves his wife Jeanne (Lawless), daughter Deirdre (Aaron) Caulfield of Hanover MA., and two grandchildren Kyra and Kellan. Bob is predeceased by his sister Diane Catrambone. Also...
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Patricia Venuti

August 20, 1946 - July 11, 2019

Patricia J. Venuti, of Rockland, age 72, died on July 11, 2019 at Sachem Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Patricia was born in Brockton Daughter of the late Lawrence and Thelma (Eldridge) Roode. She was raised and educated in Randolph, graduating from Randolph High School in 1964. Patricia was a wonderful Grandmother and loved spending time with her Grandchildren whenever she could. She...
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John J. Donovan

May 4, 1956 - July 10, 2019

John J. Donovan, Jr., 63, of Hanson, MA, passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2019, surrounded by his family. John faced the devastating disease, FTD-ALS, with unwavering courage, faith and hope. John was born in Quincy, MA on May 4, 1956 and was raised in Rockland, MA, the oldest of seven. He was a devoted older brother who enjoyed a tight-knit family life that included gatherings...
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Ann M. Campbell

March 27, 1939 - June 29, 2019

Ann M. Campbell (Miller) of Rockland, age 80, died on June 29, 2019 at The Royal Braintree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ann was born, in Boston, Daughter of the late Otis and Helen (Grey) Miller. She was raised, and educated in The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood of Boston, graduating from the JAMAICA plain High School in 1957. Mrs. Campbell was a devoted Mother who loved spending time with...
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Timothy W. O'Donnell

August 15, 1984 - June 24, 2019

Timothy W. O'Donnell 34, of Quincy, formerly of Rockland, died on Monday June 24, 2019. Tim relapsed after achieving 9 months of sobriety finally succumbing to his addiction to initially prescribed opiates. Tim was born in Boston, beloved son of Steven G. O'Donnell Sr. and his wife Rosemary (Dunphy) O'Donnell of Rockland. Tim was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High...
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Donald "Wishy" Gillis

May 1, 1932 - June 22, 2019

Donald A. Gillis "Wishy",87, of North Port Fl, formerly of Rockland, died on June 22, 2019.Donald was born on May 1, 1932, son of the late John and Jessie (MacLennen) Gillis. Wishy was raised and educated in Rockland. Donald joined the Army in 1952. He served with the 2nd Mortar Battalion in Korea. He was employed by the HH Arnold Company for 39 years as a machinist until his retirement. ...
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Pamela A. Barnett

February 8, 1945 - June 21, 2019

Pamela Ann Barnett 74, of Rockland, passed away surrounded by family on June 21, 2019. Pamela was born and raised in Quincy MA to the late Olav Arthur Ostby and Muriel Elizabeth Whitaker on February 8, 1945. She was married to the late Phillip "Paul" Barnett on June 23, 1967. They resided in Rockland, Massachusetts where together they raised two children. Pam worked several years at...
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Helen Schelter

January 17, 1915 - June 21, 2019

Helen J. Schelter, of Rockland, died Friday, June 21, 2019 after a period of failing health. Helen was born on January 17, 1915 to the late Bernard and Mary (Madden) Schelter. Helen was raised and educated in Rocklanfd graduating from Rockland High School as a member of The Class of 1934. Helen was a life-long parishioner of Holy Family Church in Rockland where she was a member of The...
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Laura Jean McGeoghegan

February 16, 1927 - June 20, 2019

Laura Jean (Evans) McGeoghegan, age 92 was peacefully welcomed into the arms of her heavenly father on June 20, 2019, surrounded by love in Brockton, Massachusetts. Wife of the late Charles Michael McGeoghegan. Born on February 16, 1927 to Thomas and Agatha Evans of St. Teresa, Prince Edward Island. She grew up a farm girl who played the mandolin and harmonica at local kitchen parties. Like...
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Sheila A. Ward

February 8, 1940 - June 15, 2019

Sheila Ward 79, of Hanson, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 after a period of failing health. Sheila was born on February 8, 1940 to the late John and Catherine (Anderson) Glennon. Sheila was raised and educated in Brookline graduating from Brookline High School as a member of The Class of 1958. She went on to Boston State College where she would graduate with a bachelor's degree in 1962. Sheila...
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Albert F. Costa

November 5, 1933 - June 8, 2019

Albert F. Costa 85, of Rockland, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 evening after a short period of failing health. Albert was born on November 5, 1938 to the late John and Maria (Spolsino) Costa. Mr. Costa was proud to have served his country in The United Stated Army. Albert worked for many years as a skilled Truck Mechanic, most notably working for Mack Motors. Albert enjoyed caring for his...
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Therese "Terri" Higgins

April 21, 1963 - June 6, 2019

Therese M. (Smith) Higgins,"Terri", 56, of Rockland, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Terri was born in Braintree, Daughter of the late Robert Smith and Patricia (Fahey) Smith and was raised and educated there graduating from Braintree High School in 1981.Terri formerly worked in the corporate offices of Dunkin' Brands in Canton. She also worked at...
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Mary E Lounsbury

August 11, 1926 - June 4, 2019

Mary E. Lounsbury (Brown) 92, of Rockland, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 after a period of failing health. Mary was born in Weymouth, Daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Gagon) Brown and was raised and educated there. Nana enjoyed bingo, playing cards, the lottery, and trips to casinos. More than anything she enjoyed spending time with her family. Nana had a smile and a hug for everyone....
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Johann B. Baum

February 8, 1936 - June 2, 2019

Johann B. (John) Baum 83, of Rockland, died Sunday evening after a period of failing health in the comfort of his own home. He was surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was born on February 8, 1936 to the late Johann B. and Cecelia (Lauman) Baum. He was raised in Borghorst, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1954 at the age of 18. His...
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Ronald F LaCombe

June 29, 1949 - May 31, 2019

Ronald F. LaCombe of Rockland, age 69, lost his valiant battle with cancer on May 31, 2019. For twenty-five years he fought his illness with determination and unwavering courage, and ultimately chose to wage his last battle on his own terms, in the comfort of his own house, surrounded by the people and things that he loved. Ron was born in Weymouth, the son of George F. LaCombe and Anna V. ...
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Paul Killinger

September 25, 1949 - May 24, 2019

Paul Killinger, 69, of Kingston died on May 24, 2019. Born to the late James B and Geraldine (Mullen) Killinger. He was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1968. Paul was a football guy who loved the game. He loved his friends and players, but he loved his family beyond measure. Paul married Jane Cullinan, his junior high and high school sweetheart 49...
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Dorothy deCourcy

May 13, 2019

Dorothy Louise (Rockett) deCourcy 82, of Abington, died on Monday, May 13, 2019 after a period of failing health. Dorothy was born on September 12, 1937 in Weymouth. She was the Daughter of the late Daniel S. and Dorothy L. (Jacobs) Rockett. She was the wife of 57 years to the late John A. deCourcy. She was raised and educated in Rockland and was a 1955 graduate of Rockland High School....
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Walter E. Hickey, Jr.

February 11, 1949 - May 13, 2019

Walter E. Hickey Jr. 70, of Hanover, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Walter was born in Brockton, Son of the late Walter E. Hickey Sr. and his Wife Ada. He was raised and educated in Braintree and graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in 1967. Mr. Hickey was a graduate of Worcester State College. Mr. Hickey then went on to work as an...
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Marianne Kalapinski

December 31, 1930 - May 12, 2019

Marianne Kalapinski, 88, of Hooksett, NH passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side on May 12, 2019. She was born in Lynn, MA on December 31, 1930, Daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Mendalka) Kuc. Marianne was raised and educated in Lynn, MA, graduating from Lynn Classical High School. She married her childhood sweetheart and love of her life, the late John W. Kalapinski ...
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Hazel "Carol" Brady

June 30, 1936 - May 6, 2019

Hazel R. Brady, "Carol" 82, of Rockland, passed away with her loved ones by her side on May 6, 2019. She was born in Belmont, Daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Oteri) Kirkwood. Carol was raised and educated in Weymouth. She loved to cook and to play cards. She also loved her white Cadillac's and they were easily identified by her "CBRADY" license plates. Carol was a former home daycare...
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Kevin Campbell

May 5, 2019

Kevin Gerard Campbell, 47 of Hanover, died on May 5, 2019 after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston, son of Regina (Nelson) Campbell of Hanover and the late David McKinley Campbell. He was raised and educated in Hanover graduating from Hanover High School. He also attended Wentworth Institute. Kevin was the Father of Abigail Claire. Loving brother of Nancy Campbell Smith of...
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Mary Ann Ceurvels

January 30, 1940 - April 30, 2019

Mary Ann Ceurvels (Kehoe), 79, of Rockland passed on April 30, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (Conroy) Kehoe. Mary Ann grew up in Dorchester/South Boston and attended 12 yrs. of school at St Augustine's. She married her high school sweetheart, and in 1963 they moved to Rockland where they raised their 5 children. Mary Ann was...
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Kathleen A. Cina

September 4, 1958 - April 26, 2019

Kathleen Cina, 60 of Plymouth, MA the beloved wife of Anthony Cina died on April 26, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. Born in Weymouth, Daughter of Marguerite Goodale of Carver and the late William Goodale. Kathy was raised and educated in Hanson and graduated from Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in 1976. There was no one more committed and dedicated to being a mother and homemaker...
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Clifford A. Erickson

May 26, 1930 - April 14, 2019

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

September 30, 1954 - April 11, 2019

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

June 2, 1943 - April 11, 2019

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

April 30, 1937 - April 10, 2019

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

April 8, 2019

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

October 16, 1927 - April 4, 2019

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

January 8, 1970 - March 27, 2019

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

November 1, 1932 - March 25, 2019

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

March 24, 2019

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

May 1, 1939 - March 22, 2019

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

May 20, 1951 - March 19, 2019

Kathy Lane ,67, of Virginia Beach VA, formerly of Hanover, died on March 19, 2019 after a period of failing health. Born in Hanover, Daughter of Joyce (Torrey) Tucker of Hanover, and the late Robert Tucker. Kathy was raised and educated in Hanover, graduating from Hanover High School in 1969. Kathy worked for many years as a professional accountant. She enjoyed sewing crocheting and doing...
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Dorothy R. Tait

March 2, 2019

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

October 7, 1932 - February 22, 2019

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

May 8, 1956 - February 21, 2019

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

March 26, 1933 - February 19, 2019

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

September 15, 1929 - February 16, 2019

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

June 25, 1934 - February 8, 2019

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

December 2, 1927 - February 5, 2019

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

November 17, 1943 - February 1, 2019

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

July 30, 1983 - January 30, 2019

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

April 1, 1934 - January 30, 2019

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

June 9, 1949 - January 26, 2019

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

May 3, 1993 - January 24, 2019

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

June 28, 1924 - January 24, 2019

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

August 6, 1924 - January 21, 2019

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

April 10, 1988 - January 20, 2019

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

January 14, 1926 - January 12, 2019

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

October 31, 1936 - January 11, 2019

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

January 10, 2019

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

April 24, 1956 - January 10, 2019

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

December 16, 1925 - January 9, 2019

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

October 6, 1963 - January 7, 2019

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

May 31, 1930 - January 7, 2019

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

June 13, 1955 - December 31, 2018

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

October 10, 1941 - December 31, 2018

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

December 30, 2018

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

February 4, 1924 - December 30, 2018

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

November 30, 1942 - December 29, 2018

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

March 24, 1948 - December 28, 2018

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

June 15, 1970 - December 25, 2018

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

March 18, 1927 - December 13, 2018

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

April 17, 1985 - December 4, 2018

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

July 1, 1962 - December 3, 2018

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

October 29, 1930 - December 1, 2018

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

November 16, 1933 - November 30, 2018

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

November 19, 2018

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

February 18, 1970 - November 16, 2018

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

November 13, 2018

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