Arthur Dean Sargent

  • Died: October 10, 2020
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

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Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family


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 throughout their 61 years of marriage. Dean was happiest when he was dancing the jitterbug with his "Ruthie" aka "Flovely", by his side.

Dean was raised in Rockland and was one of five children born to the late Arthur J. and Florence (Hawes) Sargent of Rockland. He is survived by sister Lynette Crovo, late husband Bill of Halifax, and his late siblings David, Betsy, and Cyndi Wessman, husband Mike of Plymouth. Dean was an incredible dad to three children; his late son Douglas D. Sargent of Rockland, son Scott A. Sargent and his wife Barbara of Rogers, Arkansas, and daughter Gail M. Lincoln and her husband John of Pembroke. Dean enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren Darice, Matt, Mike and Marissa as well as partners Will, Taylor, Chris and Bianca. Dean was just getting to know the three newest little additions to the Sargent family, his beautiful great grandchildren Elise, Luke and Eloise.

Throughout his life, Dean's journey included being a sportsman/outdoorsman, historian, entrepreneur and traveler. Expanding on these passions, his love of History included publishing two books, being an active member of the GAR (Grand Army Republic), receiving the "key to the city" at Sargent, Nebraska for identifying the origins of the city's name.
Dean and Ruth honeymooned in Bermuda and were frequent travelers to this beautiful island over the years. The pair were fortunate enough to visit many European countries, Caribbean Islands, Hawaii and Alaska with Dean having a particular fondness for his trip to Normandy. Lastly, Dean and Ruth had a passion for antiquing.

At this time services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dean Sargent Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please mail donations to:
Carla Dunn
℅ Rockland High School
52 McKinley Way
Rockland, Ma 02370

To share a memory or condolences with the Sargent family, please visit magounbiggins.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

A great husband, father, son and godfather....but especially a friend to me as a nonbiological brother. Loved his sports & hobbies. The US veterans & heroes became alive with his marching & salutes to their bravery & devotion to our country.. Thank you dear friend & happy rendezvous with Doug & family.

Posted by Jack Madden - Duxbury, MA - Family Friend   October 29, 2020

We're very sorry for your loss Aunt Ruthie. God has a special place beyond for all his children. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love from Lysa, Sashua and Tracy

Posted by Lysa DelPrete - Jacksonville, FL - Family   October 24, 2020

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. He made the world a better place. Our condolences.

Posted by Rick and Heidi Potts - Rogers, AR - Family Friend   October 23, 2020

Ruthie and family, sorry to hear about Dean's passing. It was always a pleasure too see him outside when I was out walking with his big smile and saying Hi! Thoughts and prayers to you Ruthie!

Posted by Christine Murphy-DelPrete - Rockland, MA - Friend   October 21, 2020

Ruthie, and family. I am so sorry to read that Dean passed away. Please accept my sympathy and condolences for your loss...Rest in peace Dean

Posted by Donna MacMillan Nichols - Plymouth, MA - Friend   October 21, 2020

My family and I are so very sorry to hear about your dad.

Posted by Karen Ladd - Middleboro, MA - Friend   October 20, 2020

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We're so sorry for your loss Ruthie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Dean. You will be missed.
Love Sam and Kathy

Posted by Sam and Kathy Foresta - Naples, FL - Friend   October 19, 2020

I believe God puts spacial people in our lives. I am grateful for the time I was allowed to be in Deans. Ruth & Dean's life together is what true love is. Ruth, you are one of the most amazing, loving people I have had the honor to get to know & love. My prayers are with you always

Posted by Debi Davis - Hanson, MA - Family Friend   October 19, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Uncel Dean passing. Sending
healing prayers and comforting
hugs to you all as we
remember and honnor him and all the beautiful memories he leaves you with!
Love Vicky and Family

Posted by Vicky Pinuelas - San diego, CA - Family   October 19, 2020

A wonderful non biological family member indeed. Great companion in all aspects of life & godfather to my Sue...Loved his devotion to Ruth and family as well as his being a great son to his Mom & Dad. His legacy is his giving spirit to community programs for sports and researching area history of those that served our country well. Thank You Deano!!!

Posted by Jack Madden - Duxbury, MA - Friend   October 19, 2020

Known Dean since high school(so many years ago) and as a neighbor for 60 odd years. He was always kind courteous and lovingly family devoted. He could be counted on to lend a helping hand when needed. He will be remembered well.

Posted by Betty Hines - Rockland, MA   October 18, 2020

Sis, Gail, and Scott, Dean will be missed. Sorry for your loss. Sending much love.

Love Mary DelPrete

Posted by Mary DelPrete - Kingston, MA - Family   October 18, 2020

Thinking of all of you! Uncle Dean was a wonderful soul and we are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jan Combs - Norton, MA - Family   October 18, 2020

Gail and family,
I was very sorry to hear about your dad. Looks like he lived a beautiful life with all his family and what great pictures you shared. May he rest in peace. Ms. Janet NRC

Posted by Janet Rodriguez - Rockland, MA - Friend   October 18, 2020

Posted by Michael Wessman - Plymouth, MA   October 17, 2020

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Posted by Michael Wessman - Plymouth, MA   October 17, 2020

Posted by Michael Wessman - Plymouth, MA   October 17, 2020

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Posted by Michael Wessman - Plymouth, MA   October 17, 2020

Dean Sargent was my first cousin, nine years older, and although I did not know him well, my memories of him are all positive. He was an exceedingly nice person to me. My mother married his uncle, Russell Hawes, and as sometimes happens, took him off to Pittsburgh at the end of the Great Depression, and away from small-town Rockland, Massachusetts. Life got in the way, and I was to see my cousin Dean just a few times, always with his strong glasses, and later with his wonderful wife Ruthie. Alzheimers took my mother and now it has taken Dean, but it cannot take away my positive memories of him.

Posted by Fred Hawes - San Diego, CA - Family   October 17, 2020

Mike Crovo

Posted by michael crovo - Halifax, MA - Family   October 17, 2020

Deano was the greatest man I had the privilege to know these past almost 40 years. He took me into his family not only as a brother-in-law, but as a son. I'll miss him dearly and will never forget him. Rest in peace Deano

Posted by Michael Wessman - Plymouth, MA - Family   October 17, 2020

Prayers for my sister during this difficult time. Dean Rest In Peace

Posted by Diane Herdegen - Lewisville, TX - Family   October 17, 2020

Uncle Dean may you Rest In Peace. Prayer for the family during this difficult time

Posted by Sheila Kelly - Lewisville, TX - Family   October 17, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss Ruthie thought and prayer are with u and the family

Posted by Mary Jo DelPrete Franey - Abington, MA - Family   October 16, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Courtney and Lisa Sargent and Family

Posted by Courtney Sargent - Lucama, NC - Family   October 16, 2020


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