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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

Margaret "Peg" Gotreau

April 13, 2021

Margaret "Peg" (Rogers) Gotreau, 92, of Bridgewater, passed away on Tuesday April 13, 2021, at the Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice Home in Braintree after a period of failing health. Born August 7, 1928 in Abington, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Lucille (Burrell) Rogers. A graduate of Abington High School, Peg moved to Bridgewater in 1963 to raise her family. She worked at Christo's...
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Elizabeth McCracken

April 9, 2021

McCracken, Elizabeth A of Rockland, MA formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2021. Betty was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith McCracken, sister of the late Joseph McCracken of Hingham. She is survived by four nieces, Joan, Mary, Eileen and Barbara and a nephew, Joe. Betty retired from John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston after 40 years. After she retired...
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Joseph L. Maloney

April 6, 2021

Joseph Louis Maloney, 90, of Weymouth, formerly of Dorchester, passed peacefully Tuesday evening, April 6, 2021, at South Shore Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 12, 1930. Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather (Papa), brother, uncle and friend. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Louis T. and Helen (O'Connor) Maloney of West Roxbury (formerly...
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Roland Swinamer

March 22, 2021

Roland Edwin Swinamer 2/21/1925-3/22/2021 Roland Edwin Swinamer of Rockland passed away on March 22 after a short illness while under the supportive care of the Pat Roche Hospice house in Hingham Ma. Son of the late Lottie and Clifford Swinamer of Halifax, Nova Scotia he immigrated with his family to the Roxbury section of Boston in 1927. Rollie is survived by his loving wife of 73 years...
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Caitlin O'Leary

March 22, 2021

Caitlin Christine O'Leary Caitlin Christine O'Leary, of Abington, formerly of Randolph, died unexpectedly on March 22, 2021. She was born in Newton, on November 16th, 1983 to Leo J. O'Leary and Kathleen V. O'Leary. She was a graduate of Norfolk Agricultural High School and Massasoit Community College with an Associate's degree in business and a medical assistant certificate. She loved...
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Margaret McEnelly

March 12, 2021

Margaret E. McEnelly, 83, of Rockland, MA passed to eternal life at home on March 12, 2021. She was predeceased by her parents Ruth and James L. McEnelly, her brother James M. McEnelly and her beloved aunts and uncles. Margaret is survived by her sister-in-law Doris McEnelly, niece Sandra McEnelly and nephews James McEnelly Jr. and his wife Minerva, Mark McEnelly and his wife Cherri, all of...
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Jean A Callahan

March 12, 2021

Jean A. Callahan (Page) 9/2/30-3/12/21 Jean succumbed to cancer after a 6 month battle. Beloved wife of Thomas J. Callahan and mother of the late Jean Marie Peterson(Callahan)and son-in-law Mark Peterson,the late Gail Kelley (Callahan) and son-in-law James Kelley, Thomas H. Callahan and daughter-in-law Ellen Callahan, Andrea Coughlin(Callahan)and son-In-law Richard Coughlin, Paula Connaughton...
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Cory Johnson

March 9, 2021

On Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, Cory Johnson passed away unexpectedly at the age of 31. He was raised in Rockland, MA and the beloved son of Phil and Kim (Robinson) Johnson. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister, Ashley Gamache (Johnson) and her husband Daniel Gamache of Bridgewater. He was the proud uncle to his nephews Jason and Lincoln Gamache and his new niece, Jordyn...
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Richard Desroches

March 9, 2021

Richard M Desroches of Plymouth passed away on March 9th from a sudden illness. Son of the late Joseph Desroches and Lois Desroches of Plymouth. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Desroches of Rockland and the late Jeanne Desroches of Plymouth. Devoted father of Michelle Gannon of Halifax, Dennis Desroches and his wife Stacey of Middleboro, Dawn McLaughlin and her husband David of Abington...
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James F Pitts, Sr.

March 3, 2021

JAMES F. PITTS SR. James F. Pitts Sr., 81 peacefully entered into eternity at South Shore Hospital on March 3, 2021 after a period of declining health. James was born in East Boston to George and Florence (Whalen) on April 22, 1939. He was one of 4 brothers. Although he was born in east Boston James grew up in Somerville where he met the love of his life, Mary (Doherty). He worked almost...
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Richard D Gilmore

March 1, 2021

Richard D. Gilmore passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 1st 2021. Born February 6th 1934 to Samuel Gilmore and Dorothy (Mullen) Gilmore. Ritchie was born and raised in the Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. He was a butcher by trade for 50 years and after his retirement Ritchie drove for Bagnell Auto Parts for 11 year. Ritchie was married to his wife Patricia (Larkin)...
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Janet Horkey

March 1, 2021

Whitman - Janet C Horkey (Occhino), 79 yrs, formerly of Braintree, died peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Albert D Horkey, daughter of the late Mike and Margaret (Shehab) Occhino, and sister of the late Carol Occhino. Jan was born and raised in Belmont, before moving to Braintree. After graduating from Braintree High in 1958,...
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Mary Jane McDonnell

February 27, 2021

Mary Jane (MJ) McDonnell, 78, of South Boston, passed away with her loving family by her side on February 27, 2021. Born in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Anna (Geary) and Dennis McDonnell. She was predeceased by her brother William (Billy) McDonnell and his wife Katherine (Kathi) McDonnell. She is survived by her nieces Julie McDonnell, Kathleen Daggett, Maureen McDonnell-Mini...
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Maryann Kenneally

February 23, 2021

Maryann(Grabowski) Kenneally unexpectedly passed away peacefully on February 23,2021. Born in Cambridge on February 8, 1947 to Stanley and Martha (Gorski) Grabowski, she grew up in Dorchester, moving to Rockland in 1985. Maryann loved all things related to the beach, the moon and stars, Star Trek and Minions. She also loved music, especially The Beach Boys and Chicago. She had a great sense of...
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Edward Ted Taylor

February 22, 2021

Edward "Ted" Taylor passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 22, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth (Deary) Taylor of Rockland, his daughter Susan Diver and her husband Patrick of Rockland, his daughter Anne and her husband Colin of Weymouth, his son Christopher Taylor and his wife Wendy of Haverhill as well as his devoted grandchildren Elizabeth,...
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David Griffith

February 14, 2021

David Griffith, 77, passed away peacefully at the South Shore Hospital on February 14th, 2021 as he went to be with the Lord. David was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Garland Griffith and Florence Schaaf on July 16th, 1943. He was one of 7 siblings. Upon High school graduation, David enlisted in the Navy and served as a SeaBee for twenty years. David took three tours back to Vietnam and later...
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Karyl Wotton

February 12, 2021

Karyl (Young) Wotton, 93, passed away surrounded by her family on February 12, 2021. She was born in Quincy, MA to the late Herbert Young and Irene (Atkins) Young. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 45 years, Philip D. Wotton. She is survived by her daughter Susan (Wotton) Bryant and her husband Rich, son Michael Wotton and his wife Joan, daughters Karen Wotton, Lisa Wotton,...
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Alan A Lyons

February 12, 2021

Alan A. Lyons, 69, passed away surrounded by his family on February 12, 2021. Born in Liverpool, England and the youngest son to the late Edward Lyons and Florence (Short) Lyons. He is survived by his daughter Christina Lyons of Rockland, MA and his son Jonathan Lyons and wife Ashley Lyons of Abington, MA. Brother of Dennis Lyons and the late Brian Lyons. Grandfather of Josiah Lyons and Jonathan...
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Geraldine Gerry Noonan

February 12, 2021

GERALDINE "GERRY" (LOFGREN) NOONAN Due to complications from dementia. Born in Boston to her parents Harold and Elizabeth (Toner) Lofgren September 22, 1937. She was raised in Jamaica Plain and moved to Rockland in 1960. Gerry retired from an administrative career with the federal government in 2012, beginning with the National Park Service and then with the Department of Homeland Security (U...
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Robert Stanton

February 8, 2021

On February 8, 2021 Robert Neil Stanton Jr., father of two beautiful children, passed away. He was 30 years old.He joins his father, Robert Neil Stanton Sr. In heaven. Rob will be remembered for his beautiful smile and laugh that could light up an entire room. His children were his entire world and he was an amazing father. He will be missed by his two wonderful children Sean and Mila, and their...
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Michael Moriarty

January 31, 2021

Michael Francis Moriarty July 25, 1956 - January 31, 2021 Michael F. Moriarty, 64, passed on Sunday morning, surrounded by immediate family after courageously battling cancer for almost 3 years. Michael was born in Boston to the late Robert Moriarty and Marie (Mercadante) Moriarty. He was raised in Stoughton Massachusetts where he excelled at sports including karate, baseball, basketball and...
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Carol and Lee Hall

January 29, 2021

Carolee (Carol Green) and Lee H. Hall Carol and Lee died recently after brief, non-COVID-19 related illnesses. They both passed peacefully - Lee on December 29, 2020 in Hartford Hospital (CT) at age 85 and Carol on January 29, 2021, surrounded by her family, at age 86, in The Suffield House. For Lee and Carol, life was a journey of love and passion... Love for each other, for their...
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Eleanor Cole

January 29, 2021

Born in South Boston June 13, 1929 to the parents of Thomas and Adeline (Silva) Lannan. She was married to the late John J. Cole, Jr. She lived in Jamica Plain for 9 years before moving to Rockland in 1961. Eleanor worked at the North River Collaborative for 18 years with special needs students. She also worked for the Rockland Public Schools until her retirement in 1999. Eleanor was a...
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Beverly Webb

January 28, 2021

Beverly (Mills) Webb January 10th, 1964 – January 28th2021 Beverly (Mills) Webb Passed away Thursday January 28th after loosing her battle with Covid-19. Beverly was raised in Braintree by her parents Chester and Barbara Mills and surrounded by the love of her five siblings Chet, Carol, Pamela, Kevin, and Barbara. After becoming a mother, Beverly devoted her life and love to her four...
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Scott M. Donnelly

January 18, 2021

Scott M. Donnelly, 47, died on January 18th after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Paul & Pauline Donnelly of Rockland. Scott graduated from Rockland High School in 1991 and joined the US Naval Reserve. He was Honorably Discharged from the Navy in March 2000. Scott was a talented athlete and excelled at baseball and football. He was the Co-Winner of the Jake Cormier award for...
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Mary Jasper

January 16, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Jasper passed away surrounded by her family on January 16, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Richard C. Jasper, her twin sister Ann Ita Golemme, and her parents Delia and Martin Walsh who immigrated from Ireland. She is survived by Ann Jasper of Rockland, Mary Boyle and her husband Jack of Marshfield, Roseann Potter of Pembroke, Sheila Horstman and her husband...
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Rose Sullivan

January 15, 2021

Rose Anne Sullivan of Rockland died unexpectedly on January 15. Rose, Rosie, Rosebud burst into this world 30 years ago full of life, smiles, happiness and the wonderful gift to make everyone she encountered laugh. Rose attended Holy Family School, Rockland High School then bravely joined The United States Army. Rose was honorably discharged and at the time her death was a 100% Disabled...
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Gail Thorne Leander

January 11, 2021

Gail (Thorne) Leander, 69, of Plymouth, MA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL passed away on January 11, 2021 at home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. Gail was born in Hingham, MA on February 25, 1951 to the late Budd Thorne and Jean (Falletti) Thorne. She graduated from Hingham High School in 1969 and attended Northeastern University. Gail married Wayne Leander and recently celebrated...
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Daniel Punchard

January 6, 2021

Daniel M. Punchard, of Rockland, passed away at home on January 6, 2021 from complications of liver cancer at the age of 91. Daniel was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, graduated from Boston Trade High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Boston University. He was an Air Force Korean War veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Dan taught...
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Joseph W. Angie

January 3, 2021

Joseph W Angie of Rockland, passed away on January 3, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born in Brockton on November 26, 1947 to William A and Mildred (Martin) Angie, he was raised in Rockland were he excelled at sports. Joe received many awards during his football career at Rockland High as well as playing football for the USMC. Joe graduated and enrolled in the Marine Corps, where he served...
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James F Sawaya

January 2, 2021

James Ferris Sawaya (Jim) of Rockland, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2 at the age of 95. He was ten days shy of his 96th birthday. Jim was born in Boston's South End on January 12, 1925 to Lebanese immigrant parents, the late Joseph and Yamna (Shwirey) Sawaya. He was predeceased by his three younger siblings—Ferris Sawaya, Mitchell Sawaya and Selma "Tootsie" Sawaya....
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Mary Tallent

January 1, 2021

Mary A. Tallent passed away on Friday January 1st, 2021 at Bringhams and Women's Hospital in Boston Massachusetts at the age of 84. Mary was born and raised in South Boston Massachusetts. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Vincenza Megna of Norfolk Massachusetts. After her 1959 marriage to Martin A Tallent, Mary resided in Dorchester Massachusetts. In 1992 Mary and her family relocated...
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Bert Erwin

December 25, 2020

Bert Oliver Erwin Jr. 1/1/1949-12/25/2020 Bert, a resident of Whitman, passed away at home on Christmas morning, after long period of failing health. Bert was the son of the late Bert Erwin and Eleanor (Erwin) Davis. He was raised in Rockland and graduated from Rockland High School in 1967. Bert was married to and divorced from Mary J. (Erwin) Springer of Orlando, Fl. He was a loving...
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Richard Hughes

December 21, 2020

RICHARD J. HUGHES, 71, died on December 21, 2020 after a brief illness. Born on December 11, 1949, Richard was the son of the late Elizabeth Wentworth. Richard enlisted in the United States Army at age 17 and proudly served in the 172nd Engineering Detachment in Vietnam, being Honorably Discharged on July 4, 1969. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the...
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Peter Westberg

December 17, 2020

On Thursday, December 17th, 2020, Peter Westberg, loving son, brother, and Uncle, passed away at the age of 54, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Peter was born on January 8, 1966 to Kenneth and Nora (Umbrianna) Westberg. He graduated from Rockland High school class of 1984. Peter had many hobbies he was passionate about. He loved making models, collecting retro music, vintage...
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Gerry DeMeo

December 14, 2020

Geraldine "Gerry" DeMeo of Rockland, Massachusetts, passed peacefully and surrounded by her family on December 14, 2020 at the age of 90. She was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on July 2, 1930 to the late George and Mae (Dineen) Orcutt. In her early years she was an outstanding athlete at North Quincy High. Gerry married Marino "Caesar" DeMeo of East Boston on New Year's Day 1950, and soon...
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Madeline "Sally" Gardner

December 13, 2020

Madeline I. Gardner, "Sally" Died December 13, 2020, and was not ready to go! Sally was the daughter of the late E. Frank Gardner and Bessie Erminie Prouty Gardner of Rockland. Born on November 14, 1924, Sally graduated from Rockland High School, the class of 1942. She attended Burdett Business College and graduated in 1944. Her career at began Waldorf Systems, Inc. Boston as a...
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Theresa Murray

December 12, 2020

Ms. Theresa F. (Jordan) Murray of Norwell, MA passed away peacefully Saturday, December 12, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. She was 81 years old. Theresa was born in Cambridge, MA on July 19, 1939 to Irish immigrant parents the late John Jordan and Bridget (O'Shea) Jordan and she was one of seven children. She grew up on Holly Avenue in Cambridge and attended St. Mary's High School. She...
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Krysta Lee Doherty

December 12, 2020

Krysta Lee Doherty began her journey to heaven on December 12, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was only 19 years old. She was known by her family and friends to be loving, caring, smart, beautiful, goofy, ambitious, and ready for anything. While Krysta was finishing up her senior year at Rockland High School she would work at her local pizzeria and began her passion of working with...
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Wiliiam F. Fitzmaurice

December 9, 2020

William Francis Fitzmaurice, Jr. ("Fitz") of Hanson, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9th at the age of 76. Fitz grew up in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War during 1964 – 1970 in the infantry. Fitz was an accomplished licensed journeyman plumber who mastered the trade after learning from his father William. Fitz left...
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George Lannin

December 8, 2020

George W. Lannin, 75, of Rockland, MA and Brownfield, ME died suddenly of natural causes in Rockland on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. George was born on June 26, 1945 to Alice (Swiriduk) Lannin and William A. Lannin who both predeceased him. He is also predeceased by his late wife Susan Lannin of Brownfield ME. He is survived by his ex-wife Deborah L. Lannin-Miller of Pembroke and their three...
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Mary "Mimi" Keegan

December 3, 2020

Mary "Mimi" Coleman Keegan Rockland – Mary Keegan died unexpectedly December 3, 2020 after a short term illness while at CuraHeath Rehab Facility in Stoughton, MA. Mary was born in Roxbury, MA on July 22, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Mary Kitterick Coleman and John Coleman. Mary attended St. Patrick's Parochial School in Roxbury, Massachusetts and was in the graduating...
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Patrick Cambio

November 27, 2020

Patrick was born on Nov. 1, 1952 in Boston, MA and lived in Rockland, MA most of his life. He graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1970 and then entered the Air Force. After his service, he began a long career in hi-fi retail where he made as many friends as he sold high-end audio components. Later in life, he worked for nThrive medical coding in customer service until he retired. He...
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Maureen Kirslis

November 25, 2020

Maureen T. (Kelliher) Kirslis, 83, of Rockland, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 25, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late John G. Kirslis; loving mother to Robert Kirslis and his wife Tina of Rockland, and James Kirslis and his wife Joyce of Rockland; sister to the late John Kelliher, formerly of Stoughton, Margaret Sweeney of Braintree and Richard Kelliher of Rhode Island. She...
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Ruth E. Demers

August 17, 1921 - November 25, 2020

Ruth E. Demers of Abington, November 24, 2020, 99 years young. Loving wife of the late Robert W. Demers. Loving mother of Mona White of Weymouth and Robert W. Demers Jr. of Abington. Loving foster mother of Gene Coleman. Loving grandmother of Scott White of Weymouth, Denise Banagis of Weymouth and the late Paula Barry. Loving great grandmother of Tommy Jones, Heather Banagis, Paige Banagis,...
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Kenneth Painter

November 24, 2020

Kenneth "Ken" Painter, age 78, passed away at South Shore Hospital on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Ken was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, sibling, and uncle and will be greatly missed by his family. He was a loving husband to his wife of 57 years, Susan (Acker) Painter. He was the best father ever to his three children, Laura, Janet, and the late David Painter, as well as a dear father-in...
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Aurélie Sélamise Saintil

December 3, 1929 - November 21, 2020

Aurélie Sélamise Saintil December 3, 1929 - November 21, 2020 Born December 3, 1929 in Guichard, North West department, Haiti. Father : Mercilien Saint-Germain (late) Mother: Louise Charles (late) Husband: Athanase Saintil (late) Children : (5) Yvette Saintil Fleurisca, Yolande Saintil Henaff, Jeanine Saintil Clarel Eustache Saintil and ...
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David Murphy

November 19, 2020

David A. Murphy of Halifax, MA, 78, passed into the loving arms of his Creator on Thursday, November 19, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Doreen; sisters, Patricia Woodard of Marshfield, MA and Nancy Rau of FL; son, Scott (Elizabeth) Murphy of Shohola, PA; daughters Sherri (Ralph) Fraser, of Vero Beach, FL and Deidra (Steve) Howard of Laurel, DL; Stephen (Atsuko) of Braintree, MA and...
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Donald Metcalf

November 15, 2020

Donald "Donnie" W. Metcalf Age 78 died peacefully at home Nov 15, 2020.. Born in Brockton Ma in 1942. Son of the late Wilson and Mildred Metcalf. He was the devoted husband to his wife Joyce of 54 years. Also survived by son Andrew Metcalf of Avon Ma and his wife Kerin and their 2 children Cole and Jenna. His daughter Heather-Sue of Ft Lauderdale Fl. Also survived by his daughter Christina...
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Enid McMahon

November 11, 2020

Enid R. (Oliver) McMahon Enid R. McMahon, 95, of Rockland, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital on Wednesday, November, 11, 2020. Born in Portland, Maine on February 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Florence Oliver and sister of the late Betty Hodgden. Beloved wife of the late John A. McMahon, Jr. Loving mother of three children, Catherine...
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Lorraine Newhall

November 11, 2020

Lorraine F. (Frino) Newhall, of Whitman, age 81 passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on November 11th, 2020, after facing a series of health challenges with admirable determination and great courage. Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late Richard F. Newhall Sr. Together; they shared 29 years of happiness. She was the proud and loving mother of her eight...
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Louise McBrine

November 8, 2020

MCBRINE, Louise M. (Geden) Age 90 of Rockland, formerly of Braintree, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Rockland on Sunday, November 8th. Devoted wife of the late William F. McBrine, beloved mother of Mary L. Corrieri and her husband Gregory of Rockland, MA, William J. McBrine and his wife Judy of N. Attleboro, MA, Robert J. McBrine and wife Karen of Holbrook, MA, Stephen H....
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Linda Nicholson

November 6, 2020

Linda Susan Nicholson passed away on Nov 6th 2020 at her home of 50 years in Pembroke MA, which she shared with her loving husband Karl W Nicholson (deceased). Linda was born to Harold (Babe) and Catherine (Catty) Pittsley and grew up with her seven siblings, Denise, William, Dennis, Christine, Dean, Eileen, and Mary. She graduated from Whitman Hanson High School. In 1967 she married her beloved...
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William S Reyno

November 5, 2020

William S. Reyno (Weezy) 58, of Rockland, MA passed away on November 5, 2020 at South Shore Hospital Weymouth MA Born in Cambridge, MA Graduate of Rockland, MA in 1980. Loving Husband of Paula J. Reyno (Umbrianna) of Rockland. Survived by his loving sons, Timothy W. Reyno, Kimberly R. Reyno, Erin Walleston and Layla M. Walleston Reyno all from Rockland, MA, Son of the late Faye M. Reyno ...
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Ronald Bryant

November 5, 2020

Ronald "Ron" Martin Bryant, 84, of Whitman, died on November 5, 2020 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Boston and was the son of the late Charles Oliver Bryant and Gladys (Zeoli) Bryant. Ron was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1955. After high school he served in the Navy and then earned his Bachelor's degree from Stonehill College in 1964,...
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William A. Horsch

November 4, 2020

William A. Horsch (Bill), 94, of Rockland, formerly of South Weymouth died peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 4, 2020. A WWII veteran completing twenty years of active service in the United States Navy, retiring in 1962 as a Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician. He served at many stations during WWII, with Air Group 75 on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the...
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Patricia Strobis

November 2, 2020

Patricia A Strobis (O'Keefe), 80, currently from Rockland, MA passed away peacefully on November 2, 2020 just three days shy of her 81st birthday. Pat was born to Charles and Katherine O'Keefe on November 6th, 1939 in South Boston, Massachusetts. Being Charlie and Kay's first child and only daughter, she was the light of her father's eye. Growing up in South Boston as a child she...
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Robert A Osborn

May 4, 1943 - November 1, 2020

Rockland - Robert A. Osborn, "Ozzie," 77, of Rockland MA passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Ozzie was raised and educated in Hingham, graduating from Hingham High School in 1961, where he was a star of his hockey team, and has made his home in Rockland for the past 43 years. He is a retired electrician and a proud union member of Local 103. His beloved...
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Kenneth E. Hennebury

October 29, 2020

Kenneth Edward Hennebury of Rockland, Son of the late William R Hennebury and Shirley E Deneau Hennebury brother of the late Michael C Hennebury, the late William Hennebury, Survived by his sister Barbara A Milligan and his nephews, Russell Milligan and Daniel Milligan of Whitman. His daughters Barbara J Dickinson of Rockland, Ma and her husband Patrick W Dickinson, Kendra L Arenburg of...
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Robert E. Bombardier

October 25, 2020

Robert Edward Bombardier, 83, of Brockton, MA, formerly of Rockland MA, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. Robert was the loving son of the late Clifford and Fannie (Inkley) Bombardier. He was also predeceased by his three siblings Lois DesRoches (Joe) of Plymouth, Grace McIlwee (Jim) of McLean VA, and Francis Bombardier (Barbara) of Rockland. He also...
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Norman Pulaski

October 23, 2020

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

October 22, 2020

Francis Fessenden Chase Jr. age 96 died suddenly at South Shore Hospital on Thursday October 22, 2020. He was born in Boston MA, son of the late Francis F and Julia (Hall) Chase. He was the devoted husband of the late Elizabeth (Betsy) Wyman Chase for 65 years. Also survived by two sons Allan Bradford Chase of Rockland Ma, his wife Marie and their three sons, Justin of Rockland MA, Matthew of...
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Helen Jose Mencke

October 17, 2020

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

October 14, 2020

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

October 10, 2020

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

October 9, 2020

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

September 27, 2020

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

September 26, 2020

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

September 24, 2020

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

September 23, 2020

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

September 22, 2020

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

September 20, 2020

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

September 20, 2020

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

September 16, 2020

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

September 15, 2020

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

September 12, 2020

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

September 7, 2020

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

August 29, 2020

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

August 28, 2020

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

August 23, 2020

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

August 21, 2020

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

August 20, 2020

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

August 19, 2020

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

August 13, 2020

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

December 29, 1926 - August 11, 2020

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

August 5, 2020

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

July 21, 2020

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

July 19, 2020

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

July 15, 2020

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

July 10, 2020

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

July 1, 2020

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

June 30, 2020

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

June 26, 2020

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

April 22, 1952 - June 26, 2020

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

June 26, 2020

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

June 24, 2020

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

January 8, 1939 - June 24, 2020

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

June 20, 2020

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

June 17, 2020

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

June 16, 2020

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