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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

David Alen Thompson

May 6, 1957 - March 27, 2020

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

May 31, 1924 - March 20, 2020

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

March 16, 2020

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

January 16, 1931 - March 14, 2020

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

March 14, 2020

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

November 25, 1935 - March 13, 2020

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

June 3, 1968 - March 3, 2020

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

September 10, 1960 - February 20, 2020

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

May 21, 1922 - February 19, 2020

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

February 16, 2020

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

December 31, 1923 - February 15, 2020

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

July 3, 1968 - February 11, 2020

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

March 14, 1938 - January 31, 2020

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

August 11, 1961 - January 28, 2020

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

April 16, 1981 - January 27, 2020

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

July 6, 1946 - January 27, 2020

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

September 20, 1962 - January 24, 2020

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

May 26, 1926 - January 20, 2020

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

June 19, 1957 - January 17, 2020

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

January 2, 1990 - January 16, 2020

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

August 17, 1923 - January 13, 2020

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

July 10, 1955 - January 13, 2020

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

April 11, 1959 - January 12, 2020

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

May 6, 1955 - January 9, 2020

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

January 10, 1944 - January 6, 2020

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

April 5, 1954 - January 5, 2020

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

January 22, 1928 - January 4, 2020

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

August 17, 1952 - January 3, 2020

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

December 24, 1922 - December 26, 2019

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

December 23, 1928 - December 25, 2019

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

January 13, 1979 - December 24, 2019

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

December 15, 1924 - December 23, 2019

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

April 25, 1930 - December 22, 2019

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

December 7, 1929 - December 17, 2019

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

May 4, 1932 - December 14, 2019

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

August 8, 1946 - December 12, 2019

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

December 11, 2019

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

April 21, 1945 - December 6, 2019

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

August 18, 1928 - December 5, 2019

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

March 21, 1932 - December 3, 2019

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

December 1, 2019

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

January 1, 1927 - November 27, 2019

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

November 25, 2019

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

May 31, 1951 - November 18, 2019

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

April 22, 1943 - November 17, 2019

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

September 16, 1968 - November 16, 2019

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

September 30, 1923 - October 29, 2019

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

January 11, 1960 - October 25, 2019

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

September 10, 1983 - October 23, 2019

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

October 23, 2019

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

February 28, 1935 - October 20, 2019

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

March 25, 1922 - October 19, 2019

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

August 14, 1929 - October 19, 2019

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

March 4, 1940 - October 18, 2019

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

May 17, 1935 - October 10, 2019

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

December 25, 1935 - October 10, 2019

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

December 12, 1957 - October 5, 2019

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

September 24, 2019

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

July 28, 1925 - September 20, 2019

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

September 19, 2019

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

October 23, 1931 - September 12, 2019

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

September 11, 2019

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

September 10, 2019

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

October 21, 1939 - September 4, 2019

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

August 26, 2019

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

October 26, 1943 - August 25, 2019

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

April 1, 1924 - August 17, 2019

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

July 4, 1952 - August 15, 2019

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

May 12, 1930 - August 11, 2019

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

August 4, 2019

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

August 2, 2019

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

November 20, 1945 - July 29, 2019

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

July 24, 2019

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