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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

Janet Hickey

June 15, 2018

Janet Hickey, age 69, of Norwell, left this world peacefully in the comfort of her home and surrounded by the loving care and affection of her family, on June 15th, 2018. Through her ministries at both Holy Family Church in Rockland and The Church of the Resurrection in Hingham, Janet lived her life as a devout Catholic and demonstrated her passion for Faith with all who had the pleasure of...
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Margaret Ann Bernabei

June 12, 2018

Margaret Ann (Sullivan) Bernabei, 81 of Rockland died on June 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at TUFTS Medical Center in Boston. She was born in Boston to the late John and Helen (Hutchinson) Sullivan. She was educated in South Boston school district and later University of Massachusetts. . She was a librarian for Boston Public Schools until she retired. She was a member of the Red...
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Marie P. Tilden

June 9, 2018

Marie Patricia (McLellan) Tilden of Rockland passed away on the morning of June 9th, 2018, surrounded by family at her home after a brief illness. Pat, as she was known best, was happily married to Charles Tilden Sr. for over 50 love-filled years. The daughter of the late William and Marie McLellan, she was raised in Cohasset with her Sisters Margaret Haley and her husband Richard of Texas,...
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Mary Qualter

July 29, 1922 - June 8, 2018

Mary Regina (Gaffney) Qualter 95 of Hanover passed from this life on June 8, 2018 while recuperating at Wingate Skilled Nursing Facility in Kingston. She was born on July 29, 1922 in Philadelphia PA to the late Francis and Sarah (Bright) Gaffney.  She was educated in Philadelphia and was the loving wife of the late Timothy J Qualter Sr. Mrs. Qualter retired as a clerk for the US Postal...
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Diane N. Bryant

July 22, 1937 - June 4, 2018

Diane N. Bryant, 80, of Whitman, died on June 3, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital after a period of failing health. She was born in Brockton and was the daughter of the late John and Gladys (Mullins) Parker. Diane was raised and educated in Rockland, graduating from Rockland High School in 1955. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Stonehill College in 1959, and later earned her Master's...
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Alphonse A. L'Italien

September 22, 1940 - June 1, 2018

Alphonse A. L'Italien, 77 of Hanover, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 22, 1940 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. Alphonse came to the United States in 1958 and became an American citizen in 1996. Alphonse is survived by his wife, Patricia (Sullivan), of 53 years. Along with his wife, he leaves behind three children,...
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Martin E. Morrill, Jr.

January 15, 1937 - May 31, 2018

Martin Edward Morrill Jr. of Duxbury, long time resident of Norwell, died on May 31, 2018. He was born on January 15, 1937 in Boston to the late Martin Sr. and Isabel (Black) Morrill. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Ellis) Morrill and former husband of the late Mary Joyce Morrill. Martin was a proud service member of the United States Army, serving as a Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne...
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Patrick H. McKeagney

March 3, 1926 - May 17, 2018

Patrick H. McKeagney, 92 of Rockland. 1926 – 2018. Born in Boston, son of the late Peter McKeagney and Catherine (Maloney) McKeagney. Died at his home after a brief illness. Patrick served in the United Sates Navy during World War II. He loved golf, baseball and horse racing. Patrick worked for the Quincy Shipyard as a foreman for many years. He was the brother of the late Thomas B....
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Henry R. Ceurvels

April 15, 1939 - May 10, 2018

Henry Roy Ceurvels, 79 of Rockland, passed on May 10, 2018 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born on April 15, 1939 in Boston to the late Henry and Robina (Lannigan) Ceurvels. He was raised and educated in South Boston and was the loving husband of Mary Ann (Kehoe) Ceurvels. Mr. Ceurvels served his country as an enlisted member in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his return, he...
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Delores Woods

February 24, 1935 - May 9, 2018

Delores Woods, 83 of Hanover died after a long illness at the Southwood Nursing Home in Norwell, MA. She was born on February 24,1935 in Danville,Va to the late Walter and Caledonia (Owens) Haymes. Delores was raised and educated in Danville and attended Langston High School. She was the devoted wife of the late Mark Woods. Mrs. Woods worked as a psychiatric nurse for the Department of...
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Michael E. Luddington

February 8, 1970 - May 8, 2018

Michael Edward Luddington, 48 of Kingston. Died unexpectedly on May 8,2018. He was born on February 8, 1970 in Weymouth to Kathleen McCulloch and the late Michael R. Luddington, beloved fiance of Angela Goodrich of Stoughton. Michael was raised and educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth North High School. Michael previously lived in Guam and Las Vegas. Michael was an...
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Elaine S. DeFilippo

April 12, 1938 - May 5, 2018

Elaine Sylvia (Crawford) DeFilippo, 80 of Rockland, Died on May 5, 2018 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center. She was born on April 12, 1938 in Ellsworth, ME to the late Charles and Gerelyn (Ireland) Crawford. Elaine was raised and educated in Abington and was the loving wife of Robert T. DeFilippo. Mrs. DeFilippo worked as a Clerk for the WearGuard company and was a member of the...
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Jean Marie Peterson

June 8, 1955 - April 29, 2018

Jean Marie Peterson (Callahan) of Rockland, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, surrounded by her family. Jean was born in Dorchester but lived most of her life with her family in Quincy. Jean was the daughter of Thomas and Jean (Page) Callahan. She was raised and educated in Dorchester graduating from Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in 1973. Following High School...
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James Medico

September 16, 1954 - April 26, 2018

James Medico, 63, of Rockland, died at his home on April 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Quincy on September 16, 1954, to the late Lorenzo and Margaret (Luciano) Medico. James was the brother of Christine M. Reske of Rockland, Margaret "Peggy" Hunt of Weymouth, Maureen (Rusty) Lee of East Bridgewater, the late Lorenzo "Sonny" Medico Jr. and the late Jean Young. His...
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James D. Wyllie

January 27, 1946 - April 25, 2018

James David Wyllie, 72, of Rockland, formerly of Dorchester, died on April 25th at his home. He was born on January 27, 1946 in Dorchester to the late James L. and Mary (Halpin) Wyllie. He was raised and educated in Dorchester and was the loving husband of Rosemarie (O'Brien) Wyllie. James had worked and retired as a mechanic for the MBTA. He enjoyed his union work and was a member of the...
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Joseph A. Bouchard

September 19, 1952 - April 22, 2018

Joseph A. "Joe" Bouchard of West Greenwich, R.I., former life-long resident of Rockland, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, after a brief illness at the age of 65. Joe was a 1971 Graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School and Graduated in 1975 from Bentley University. He was the son of the late Oscar and Margaret (Morrisey) Bouchard. Beloved father of Leah and her fiancé Gerald of East...
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Dorothy L. Miller

December 8, 1927 - April 19, 2018

Dorothy Louise (Bowser) Miller, 90 of Rockland died on April 19, 2018 with her children bedside at the Queen Anne's Nursing Home in Hingham. She was born on December 8, 1927 in Weymouth to the late James and Louise (St. Onge) Bowser. Dorothy was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School where she was class sweethearts with, and would eventually marry, the late...
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Dominic A. Bonfiglio

January 3, 1932 - April 15, 2018

Dominic Aloysius Bonfiglio, 86, of Rockland has passed away peacefully from natural causes at the West Roxbury VA Hospital on Sunday, surrounded by all those whom he loved. Dominic was born in Belmont on January 3rd, 1932 of his parents, the late Eugenio and Giovanina (nee Giaccalone) Bonfiglio. Giovanina died shortly after his birth from complications and his father worked as a plastering...
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Edward F. Reid

February 22, 1951 - April 14, 2018

Edward F. Reid, 67, of Rockland, died on April 14, 2018 at The South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Eddie was born in Boston, son of the late James and Theresa (Isiah) Reid. He was raised and educated in the Upham's Corner Neighborhood of Dorchester. Mr. Reid was a proud veteran of our Nation's Armed Services, serving in the United States Marine Corps. During his military service, Ed was stationed...
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Judith A. Parrott

February 3, 1941 - April 13, 2018

Judith A. Parrott of Norwell, formerly of Rockland and of Boston, age 77, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 13th, 2018. After many years of declining health, Judy found comfort and care at the Southwood Nursing Facility. Born in Boston to the late George and Catherine (Gormely) Mahoney, Judy's older sister Kathleen Mahoney Patrick predeceased her. Judy married Clayton...
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John Francis D'Acci

June 23, 1947 - April 12, 2018

John" King Johnny" Francis D'Acci, 70, of Rockland, Massachusetts Vietnam Combat War Veteran passed away on April the 12th, 2018 at 10:15 A.M., battling 4 active cancers for over 6 years. He was preceded in death by his Parents Beatrice D'Acci and Joseph D'Acci both of Carver, Massachusetts. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Linda and his children Blaine (Tasha) and...
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Gregory J. Byron

February 3, 1980 - April 2, 2018

Gregory James Byron, 38 of Whitman. Died unexpectedly on April 2, 2018. Greg was born on February 3, 1980 in Brockton to James and Nancy (Richards) Byron. He was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of the Rockland High School class of 1999. Greg was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He later worked as a foreman for Fire Resistant Solutions for the past seven years. He...
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Robert Arthur Fulton

October 26, 1957 - March 30, 2018

Robert "Bob" Arthur Fulton, 60 of Brockton, died on Friday March 30, 2018 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was born on October 26, 1957 in Weymouth to the late Ronald and Doris (Hall) Fulton. Bob was raised and educated in Abington and was a part of the 1975 graduating class at Abington High School. Mr. Fulton had been a past member of the South Shore Harley Owners...
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Robert J. Biggins

February 15, 1957 - March 29, 2018

Robert J. Biggins, 61 of Hanson, Past President of the National Funeral Directors Association, entered into Eternal Rest on March 29, 2018 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Ft. Myers, Florida, surrounded by family. Bob was born in Worcester, MA, son of Thomas J. Biggins, Jr., and the Late Eleanor (Wasgatt) Biggins. Bob was a graduate of Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester with the...
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Patrick P. Irwin, Jr.

December 20, 1969 - March 25, 2018

Patrick Phillip Irwin Jr., 48 of Rockland, died on March 25, 2018 at his home in Rockland. He was born on December 20, 1969 to Patrick Irwin and Deborah Ellard. Patrick was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Brockton High School. Patrick worked as a Technician for the Hingham Water Treatment Facility. He loved spending his time fishing, watching movies and doing carpentry....
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Elizabeth A. Kimball

June 16, 1938 - March 24, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann (Sutherland) Kimball, 79 of Rockland, died on March 24, 2018 at the Bridges by Epoch Nursing Facility in Hingham. She was born on June 16, 1938 in Charlestown to the late David and Martha (Hird) Sutherland. Betty was raised and educated in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. She was the loving wife of the late Charles V. Kimball. Mrs. Kimball...
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Daniel F. Maimaron

January 31, 1958 - March 23, 2018

Daniel F. Maimaron (Danny) age 60, a resident of Rockland, passed away unexpectedly on March 23, 2018, at his home.   Danny was born on January 31, 1958 in Dorchester MA. He was the dear son of the late Lawrence (Tommy)  Maimaron and  Christine Walter. Danny, was the proud dad of two sons, Jonathan Maimaron of Wilmington, MA and the late Justin Maimaron of Wilmington, MA.  He also leaves...
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Veronica A. Manzella

August 26, 1927 - March 20, 2018

Veronica A. "Vera" (DiGrande) Manzella, 90 of Rockland, entered into eternal life on March 20, 2018 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Boston on August 26, 1927 to Italian immigrants Carmelo and Domenica (Postizzi) DiGrande. She was raised and educated in Boston's West End. A Rockland resident since 1955, she held the position of Vice-President of...
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William J. McGarry,, Jr.

December 2, 1939 - March 20, 2018

William J. McGarry, Jr. 78 of Rockland died at his home on March 20, 2018 surrounded by his family and cared for by the Norwell NNA/Hospice. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late William J. McGarry, Sr. and Eleanor A. (Mahoney) McGarry and was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1957. Bill was a proud veteran of the United States Army. A licensed...
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Paul E. Ryan

July 9, 1932 - March 18, 2018

Honorable Paul E. Ryan, 85, retired District Court Judge passed peacefully on March 18, 2018 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockland. He was born on July 9, 1932, son of the late Thomas F. and Margaret V. (McAleer) Ryan, he was born and raised in South Boston. He graduated from South Boston High School. A Veteran of the Korean War, he proudly served in United States...
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Mark Richard Sprague., Sr.

August 13, 1942 - March 12, 2018

Mark R. Sprague, Sr. 75 of Rockland died suddenly on March 12, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital. Son of the late Harry and Beatrice (Farrah) Sprague, he was raised and educated in Weymouth. He has made his home in Rockland since 1975, He was a self employed window and door contractor and was a proud veteran of both the United States Army and Air Force. Mark was a member of the Whitman...
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Mary Elizabeth Moran

August 4, 1939 - March 11, 2018

Mary Elizabeth (Sampson) Moran, 78 of Whitman died at her home on March 11, 2018 after a period of failing health. She was born, raised and educated in Abington graduating from Abington High School in 1958. A longtime Whitman resident, Mary had been an executive assistant and secretary to her husband in their Homestead Real Estate Offices in Whitman for many years. She also owned and operated...
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Marian L. Sharkey

June 27, 1925 - March 6, 2018

Marian Louise (DuBois) Sharkey, 92 of Brockton. Died on March 6, 2018 at St. Joseph's Manor Nursing Home in Brockton. She was born on June 27, 1925 in Brockton to the late Frederick and Mabel (Guinasso) DuBois. Marian was raised and educated in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. She was the loving wife of the late Charles Sharkey. Mrs. Sharkey was a loving homemaker who...
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William J. Somers III

July 6, 1968 - March 5, 2018

William John Somers III, 49 of Rockland, MA died unexpectedly at home on March 5, 2018.  Bill was born on July 6, 1968 in CA to William and Helene (Roitfarb) Somers.  Bill spent his childhood in the Boston area where Bill was a graduate of West Roxbury High School. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts and worked as an educator then later working in car sales and...
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Edith "Edie" Ridley

June 23, 1926 - February 25, 2018

Edith "Edie" (Huntley) Ridley, 91 of Kingston. Died on February 25, 2018 at the Wingate at Silver Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Kingston. She was born on June 23, 1926 in Pembroke to the late Robert and Alice (Parker) Huntley. Edie was the loving wife of the late Everett C. Ridley. Edie was a 1944 Hanover High School graduate and later attended Wheelock College earning her Bachelors of...
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Mary Ellen Sussan

August 9, 1938 - February 24, 2018

Mary Ellen (Guidoboni) Sussan, 79 of Rockland and Phoenix, AZ. Died on February 24, 2018 at Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings. She was born on August 9, 1938 in Somerville to Daniel and Josephine (Thornton) Guidoboni. Mary was raised and educated in Somerville. She was the devoted wife of the late Norman R. Sussan. Mary had been a longtime resident of Rockland and would later...
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Rena Marcia Ryan

October 2, 1939 - February 20, 2018

Rena Marcia (Horenstein) Ryan, 78 of Pembroke. Died on February 20, 2018 at the Beth Isreal Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. She was born on October 2, 1939 in Boston to Isadore and Edith (Domenico) Horenstein. Rena was raised and educated in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ryan was a dedicated homemaker who previously worked for the Bank of New England Mutual Funds Department in Boston. She also worked...
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Cornell "Mac" McWilliams

August 15, 1950 - February 14, 2018

Cornell McWilliams, lovingly known as Mac, age 67 of Rockland, MA. Died on February 14, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 15, 1950 in Montgomery, AL to Bobbie Lee and Doris (Davis) McWilliams. Preceding the death of his mother Doris, Mac's early years were spent in Camden, AL where he was raised by his late grandmother and late uncle; Mac was later reunited with his...
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Dino Anthony Lupica

November 5, 1950 - February 8, 2018

Dino A. Lupica, 67 of Marshfield formerly of Rockland died on February 8, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Brockton, son of Armand and Donah (Sergio) Lupica and was raised and educated there. He was a graduate of Rockland High School in 1968. Dana was a longtime employee of Tedeschi Food Shops and Tedeschi Liquors. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his sons, Jude D....
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Holly J. Brousseau

August 1, 1965 - February 7, 2018

Holly J. (Parent) Brousseau, age 52, of Hanover, died on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at The South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Holly was born in Quincy, Daughter of William J. and Joan A. (Ransom) Parent of Hanover. Holly enjoyed cooking, baking, drawing, and western movies. She enjoyed being outside and was very much a people person. Holly was the Mother of Paul J. Brosseau of Hanover....
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Virginia M. McParland

February 4, 2018

Virginia M. McParland, age 84, of Rockland, died on Sunday February 4, 2018 at The Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center in Norwell. Virginia was born in South Boston, Daughter of the late Henry and Susan (Murphy) Berlo. Mrs. McParland was raised and educated in South Boston, graduating from South Boston High School. She worked in the accounting department at Stop n' Shop in Quincy for over...
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Jessica M. Santos Smith

September 10, 1980 - February 3, 2018

Jessica M. Santos Smith 37 of Raynham, formerly of Rockland died in Fall River on February 3, 2018 after a long struggle with addiction. She was born in Stoughton daughter of Theodore J. and Christine J. (Strang) Santos and was raised and educated in Rockland. She attended Rockland High School. Jess was a talented artist and musician. She enjoyed dance and had trained at the M.A.D. Dancers...
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Janet M. Simon

July 30, 1951 - January 31, 2018

Janet Simon of Plymouth, MA, passed away peacefully on January 31st at the age of 66, after a long illness. She was born in Boston on July 30, the second daughter of the late Robert and Louise (Hergt) Simon. Raised in Weymouth, she graduated from Weymouth High School in 1969 and went on to Westfield State University where she earned her degree in Elementary Education in 1973. Janet taught in...
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Dennis G. Shea

May 23, 1928 - January 28, 2018

Dennis G. Shea, age 89, of Rockland formerly of Hingham, passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on Jan. 28, 2018 surrounded by his family, Mr. Shea was raised and educated in Dorchester. He was a retired member of Iron Workers Local #7 and a veteran of World War II serving as a Merchant Marine. Mr. Shea loved the ocean. He especially enjoyed boating, fishing, kayaking...
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Virginia R. Kirk

October 28, 1947 - January 25, 2018

Virginia Ruth (Place) Kirk, 70 of Raynham, died on January 25, 2018 at Morton Hospital in Taunton. She was born on October 28, 1947 in Brockton to the late George and Susie "Susan" (Koeppel) Place. Virginia was raised and educated in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. She was the loving wife of Richard Kirk for 52 years. Mrs. Kirk was a dedicated homemaker who loved nothing...
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Edward J. Murphy, Sr.

December 4, 1940 - January 18, 2018

Edward J. Murphy Sr. 77, of Marshfield died January 18th after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston, son of the late Edward G. and Mary Evelyn (Muise) Murphy. Edward was raised and educated in Roslindale and later earned his Associates Degree from Newbury College. Mr. Murphy was a proud veteran of our nation's armed services, having served in the United States Army. He retired as...
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Gerard A derKinderen

July 26, 1935 - January 13, 2018

Gerard A. derKinderen,"Tony," 82, of Weymouth died January 13th after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston, son of the late Hendrick M. and Barbara (Torano) Kinderen. Tony was raised and educated in Boston, graduating from Charlestown High School 1953. Mr. derKinderen served our country in both The U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy during The Korean War. He worked for over 30 years as a...
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Constance C. Keyes

July 24, 1925 - January 13, 2018

Constance Collins (O'Connor) Keyes, of Rockland, died at her home on Saturday, January 13, 2018 as she had wanted. She was born on July 24, 1925 in Boston to the late William and Emily (Collins) O'Connor. Constance was raised and educated in Brookline. She attended and graduated from St. Aidans School. She also attended Regis College. Constance was the loving wife of the late, Elmer W. Keyes. ...
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Russell A. White

October 30, 1967 - January 9, 2018

Russell Anthony White, 50, of Brockton. Died at his home peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was born on October 30, 1967 in Weymouth to George and Laura White and his Mother Shirley (Chamberlain) White. Russell was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School. He was the loving husband of Valerie White. Russell worked as a security manager for the Mercer...
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Thomas E. Barron,, Jr.

June 13, 1957 - December 30, 2017

Thomas E. Barron, Jr. 60 of Hanson, died at his home on December 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Tom was born in Boston, son of the late Thomas E. and Mary T. (Early) Barron, Sr. He was raised and educated in Hanover and was a 1976 graduate of Hanover High School where he played soccer, basketball and baseball. It was during his tenure at...
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Mary Frances Golemme

December 29, 2017

Mary Frances (Butler) Golemme, 90 of Rockland died on December 29, 2017 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on January 8, 1927 in Hanover, Ma to James and Mary (Hayes) Butler. She was raised and educated in Rockland. Mary worked her entire career in the payroll department of E.T. Wright Shoe Company in Rockland. She was predeceased by her husband Robert E....
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Margaret J. Busi

April 15, 1938 - December 27, 2017

Margaret Joan ( Prout, Parsons ) Busi, 79 Passed away on December 27, 2017 after a long battle with a Lung Disease (COPD). She was the daughter of the late Richard Prout and Anne (Johnston) Hedin. Margaret was born in Quincy, MA and was raised in Brockton where she graduated Brockton High School. She was a bookkeeper and homemaker. Margaret was also a fabulous cook and only knew how to...
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Michael A. McDonald

May 10, 1953 - December 25, 2017

Michael A. McDonald, 64 of Rockland died on December 25, 2017 at the Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston. He was born in Kingfield, Maine son of Walter and Gladys (Atwood) McDonald and was raised in Weymouth, MA. He attended the South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover, Ma and has made his home in Rockland since 1975. Mike was originally a self employed contractor and had...
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Robert E. Paulding

September 25, 1936 - December 24, 2017

Robert (Bob) E. Paulding, 81, of Rockland died December 24th after a brief illness in St. Petersburg, Florida. A lifelong resident of Rockland, Bob is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Kathleen (Burke) Paulding and their children Robin Paulding McGowan and her Husband Charles McGowan of St. Petersburg Florida, William C. Paulding and his partner Edward MacDonald of Boylston MA, Edward...
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Patricia Ann Gallagher

December 23, 2017

Patricia Ann Gallagher (Turecki), 78 of Rockland, died on December 23, 2017 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, Daughter of the late Thaddeus and Elizabeth (Innis) Turecki. Patricia was raised and educated in the Savin Hill Neighborhood of Dorchester graduating from Monsignor Ryan High School. She attended Newbury Junior College and Laboure Nursing School before...
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Steven S. Scartissi-Kemp

December 26, 1982 - December 23, 2017

Steven S. Scartissi-Kemp, 34 of Rockland died unexpectedly on December 23, 2017. He was born in Boston and was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 2001. He loved music and played guitar in numerous bands in the region, Steven enjoyed skateboarding and loved being in nature while hiking and trailwalking. "Kempa" is survived by his son Damien M. Scartissi...
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Kenneth Francis Adie, Jr.

March 7, 1958 - December 21, 2017

Kenneth Francis Adie Jr., 59 of Whitman, died on December 21, 2017 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was born on March 7, 1958 in Dorchester to the late Kenneth F. Adie Sr. and Rita (York) Adie of Florida. Kenneth was raised and educated in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School Class of 1977. He worked for over twenty years for the Stop & Shop Corporation. Kenny loved...
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Rosemary B. Torello

July 27, 1948 - December 14, 2017

Rosemary "Roie" (Higgins) Torello, 69, passed away peacefully in her home on December 14, 2017. She entered eternal rest after fighting a courageous battle with colorectal cancer. Rosemary was born and raised in Randolph Ma. She was the daughter of the late Rose Higgins and the late James Higgins. She worked at John Hancock and Randy's Shoe Company before marrying her beloved husband,...
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Mary M. Sayian

May 20, 1917 - December 13, 2017

Mary M. Sayian of Rockland died on December 13, 2017 at the age of 100. Devoted sister of the late Kirk Sayian of Rockland, the late Vaughn Sayian of Rockville, MD, and the late Edward Sayian of Rockland. Cherished aunt to Stephen (Gwen) Sayian of Hingham, Arthur (Maureen) Sayian of Whitman, Carol (Bryan) Talanian of Norwell, and David Sayian of Chevy Chase, MD Devoted great aunt to...
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Arthur R. Mitchell, Jr.

December 12, 2017

Arthur R. Mitchell Jr., of Quincy, died on December 12, 2017 at the age of 68 after a period of failing health. Arthur was born in Boston, son of the late Arthur R. and Margaret M. (Anastasi) Mitchell and was raised and educated in Quincy, graduating from North Quincy High School. Arthur held various jobs early in his life and was always looking for ways to help others at work or home. Though...
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Gloria H. Chuilli

June 4, 1933 - November 28, 2017

Gloria H. Chuilli (Green), 84 of Brockton, passed way on November 28, 2017 at the Bay Path Rehab-Nursing Facility in Duxbury, MA after a period of failing health. She was born in Rockland, MA daughter of the late William and Helen (Talbot) Green. Gloria was raised and educated in Rockland. After graduating from Rockland High School, Gloria was a long time employee at Brockton Hospital. She...
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Terry L. Spaulding

July 8, 1955 - November 24, 2017

Terry L. Spaulding, 62 of Rockland, died on November 24, 2017 at his home in Rockland after a period of failing health. Terry was born in Weymouth son of the late Malcolm and Violet (Francis) Spaulding, and was raised and educated in Rockland. Terry worked for many years for The New England Journal of Medicine, and later worked as an I.T. Specialist for IBM. He was a longtime Rockland Little...
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Robert W. Morgan

November 19, 2017

Robert W. (Bob) Morgan of Braintree, died on November 19, 2017 at The VA Medical Center in Brockton after a lengthy illness. He was born in Johnston County, North Carolina , Son of the late E. Earl and Marge E. (Turner) Morgan. Robert was born, raised and educated in Harnett County North Carolina. He was proud to have served his Country in The United States Navy. Grampy Bob is remembered by...
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Robert J. Campbell

June 13, 1939 - November 6, 2017

Robert J. Campbell, 78 of Rockland died at his home on November 6, 2017 surrounded and cared for by his loving family. He was born in Boston, son of the late Thomas and Ann (Talbot) Campbell and was raised and educated in the Jamaica Plain section of the city. He has made his home in Rockland since 1965. Bob Served in the Army National Guard and had been a paint salesman at Sears and Roebuck...
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Matilda Tanzi

March 12, 1926 - November 1, 2017

Matilda (Padrone) Tanzi, 91 of Whitman. Died on November 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 12, 1926 in Italy to the late Antonio and Louisa (Tote) Padrone. Matilda was the loving wife of the late John Tanzi. After coming to the United States in 1949, Matilda worked as a factory seamstress until the age of 65. Matilda loved to entertain and she loved to...
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Joshua R. Webb

July 22, 1986 - October 30, 2017

Joshua Raymond Webb, 31 of Rockland tragically lost his battle with addiction on October 30, 2017. He was born on July 22, 1986 in Stoughton to Beverly (Mills) Webb and James Webb. He was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School class of 2005. Josh was a skilled tradesman who worked in drywall and carpentry. He loved his family very much and enjoyed spending his...
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Michelle Lynn Sullivan

October 2, 1971 - October 25, 2017

Michelle Lynn Sullivan, 46 formerly of Rockland died on October 25, 2017 very suddenly at her residence in Brighton. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia daughter of Anthony Sullivan of Wilton, ME and Susan (Donovan) Sullivan of Brockton. She was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1990. Michelle later attended Massasoit Community College and Bridgewater...
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Michael G. Garner

August 19, 1993 - October 21, 2017

Michael G. Garner, of Middleboro, died on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was born in Brockton, the beloved Son of Michael and Lisa (Rascicot) Garner of Rockland. Michael was raised and educated in Rockland. He was a graduate of South Shore Vocational Technical High School. Michael enjoyed motorcycles, dirt bikes, and boating. He loved taking long rides on his Harley Davidson, spending time...
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Frances G. Silvia

November 9, 1928 - October 19, 2017

Frances G. (Chapman) Silvia, 88 of Rockland died on October 19, 2017 after a period of failing health. She was born in Cambridge daughter of the late Thomas O. and Genevieve E. (Bowser) Chapman and was raised and educated in Brookline and Allston. She has made her home in Rockland for more than 60 years. Frances was a longtime employee of Tedeschi Food Shops working in the corporate office as...
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Ruth L. Maiorano

September 19, 1927 - October 15, 2017

Ruth ( Barker ) Maiorano, 90 years old, of Hanson died on October 15th at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a period of deteriorating health. Ruth was a devoted mother who worked in the garment industry for over 40 years. She was wife of the late Alfonso Maiorano and mother of the late Stephen Maiorano. She was the daughter of Mario and Jenny ( Goetkint ) Barker. She leaves her brother...
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Ernest E. Hill,, Jr.

June 10, 1934 - October 12, 2017

Ernest E. "Junie" Hill, 83 a longtime Hanover resident died on October 12, 2017 at the Webster Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockland. He was born in Cohasset son of the late Ernest E. Hill, Sr. and Annie E. (Myra) Hill. Mr. Hill was raised and educated in Hanover and was a proud Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a talented auto mechanic working at Norfolk Motors in E....
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Max D. Mullins

December 21, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Max D. Mullins, 84 of Rockland, died on October 9, 2017 at the Harrington House in Walpole. He was born on December 21, 1932 in TN to Willie and Velma (MacFarland) Mullins. Max was raised and educated in Shelbyville, TN but has been a longtime resident of Rockland, MA since the early sixties. Since their marriage in 1963, he was the loving husband of the late Stella D. (Dancause) Mullins. ...
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Carol Anne McInerney

July 17, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Carol Anne (Dowdell) McInerney, 76, of Abington died on October 8, 2017 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on July 17, 1941 in Troy, NY to the late John and Mary (Ward) Dowdell. She was raised and educated in Troy and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy. Carol was retired from Kindercare, and prior to that had worked for Harland Printing and Republic...
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Derek S. Maw

March 7, 1984 - September 23, 2017

Derek Steven Maw, 33, of East Boston, died unexpectedly on September 23, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1984 in Stoughton to Steven and Deborah (Lalli) Maw. Derek was raised and educated in Whitman and was a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School Class of 2002. He was a finish carpenter by trade and was the owner of Defiant Remodeling and Restoration. Derek was a former member of the...
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Duncan L. Josselyn

September 3, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Duncan Leon Josselyn, 65 of Hanover, died on September 22, 2017 at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton. He was born on September 3, 1952 in Weymouth, MA to the late Bruce and Janice (Freeman) Josselyn. Duncan was a graduate of South Shore Vocational Technical High School. For ten years Duncan worked as a laborer for the Hanover DPW. He also drove for North River Florist...
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John P. Lydon

July 29, 1936 - September 9, 2017

John P. Lydon, 81, of Rockland, died on Saturday September 9, 2017 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was born on July 29, 1936 in Boston, MA to the late Peter and Mary (Costello) Lydon. He was the loving husband of Georgine (Cleary) Lydon. John was a proud veteran of the United States Army and worked for many years for the MBTA as a locksmith. He was a friend of Bill W., a member of...
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Marcia B. Corvi

July 23, 1931 - August 28, 2017

Marcia B. Corvi (Weixler), of Rockland and Quincy, died on August 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Quincy, Daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Fostello) Weixler. Marcia was born, raised and educated in Quincy. She worked for many years at Sparkle Cleaners, as well as Cathy Ann's Coffee Shop in Rockland. Mrs. Corvi enjoyed word find books, family time,...
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David E. Payne, Jr.

September 30, 1959 - August 23, 2017

David E. Payne, Jr. 57 of Rockland died on August 23, 2017 at the Brockton Hospital after a period of failing health. He was born in Weymouth and was raised and educated in Braintree graduating from Braintree High School with the Class of 1977. A Navy veteran, he later worked for more than 30 years as a clerk at the United States Postal Service in Cohasett until his failing health. Dave was a...
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Patricia A. LaConte

October 22, 1948 - August 20, 2017

Patricia A. (McSharry) LaConte, 68 of Rockland died on August 20, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital after a period of failing health. She was born in Weymouth one of 13 children of Thomas and Mary (Coveney) McSharry and was raised and educated in Braintree and Abington. She attended Archbishop Williams High School and graduated from Abington High School in 1966. A longtime Rockland resident,...
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Anne T. McDermott

May 19, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Anne T. (Cunningham) McDermott, 88 formerly of Norwood died on August 20, 2017 at Plymouth Crossings in Plymouth surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston to Irish immigrants Michael F. and Julia T. (Lynch) Cunningham and was raised and educated in Roslindale. She had been employed as a manager at Larkin Publications Company in Newton for several years. Anne loved to golf, sing,...
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Evelyn Howard

August 19, 2017

Evelyn (Ellis) (Sweeney) Howard age 85, of Pembroke, passed away on August 19, 2017 at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham, MA after a long battle with cancer. Evelyn, lovingly called "Lynn", "Sis" and "Auntie" by friends and family, was born and raised in Hanover to Fanny (Cook) Ellis from Scotland and Fred Ellis from P.E.I., Canada. Married to the late Jack Howard for 44 years. Survived...
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Barbara A. Merlin

June 14, 1934 - August 17, 2017

Barbara A. (Hannigan) Merlin, 83 of Rockland died on August 17, 2017 at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth after a period of failing health. She was born in Boston daughter of Irish immigrants William and Nora (McHale) Hannigan and was raised and educated in Roslindale and was a graduate of the Hyde Park High School. Barbara resided in South Boston and Dorchester for many...
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Richard R. Wark

September 1, 1962 - August 14, 2017

Richard R. Wark (Ricky Ray), 54 of Quincy died on August 14, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was born in Quincy, MA on September 1st, 1962. Son of Joyce E. (White) Barry, and the late Raymond H. Wark. Mr. Wark was raised and educated in Pembroke and Quincy and attended Quincy High School where he ultimately achieved his GED. After high school, Rick went on to join the U.S. Army as a...
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Marion R. Zagarella

August 20, 1919 - August 9, 2017

Marion R. (Colarusso) Zagarella, 97 of Hanson formerly of Abington died at home surrounded and cared for by her loving family. She was born on August 20, 1919 in East Boston the daughter of Italian immigrants, Guiseppe and Marguerita (Iovana) Colarusso. She was raised and educated in East Boston. A longtime Abington resident, Mrs. Zagarella resided in Cape Coral, Florida and for the past six...
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Jeffrey J Cahill

October 7, 1955 - August 2, 2017

Jeffrey J. Cahill, 61, of Abington Massachusetts, died on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 7 1955 and was the son of the late John "Buddy" Cahill and the late Sylvia (Keniley) Cahill. Jeffrey's greatest joys in life were spending time with his daughters; grandchildren, his brother Tim (Don't forget your Brotha), his loving fiancé, cousins and friends of which...
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Sharon J. Hart

October 30, 1964 - August 1, 2017

Sharon J. Hart, 52 of Middleboro, formerly of Rockland and Pembroke, died at her home on August 1, 2017 She was born in Plymouth, daughter of Marjorie (Clarke-Cook) and Frank Costa & the late Philip B Cook. Sharon was a 1982 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School. She is survived by her daughter Stephanie (Hart) Schultz and her husband Brian Schultz of Weymouth. Also survived by her...
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Phylis M. Blake

December 3, 1941 - July 30, 2017

Phylis Mary (Conant) Blake, 75 of Rockland, MA died on July 30, 2017 at the Royal of Norwell Nursing Rehabilitation Center. She was born on December 3, 1941 in Stoughton, MA to the late Gerald Conant and her mother Marjorie (Taylor) Conant. Phylis was raised and educated in Rockland and was part of the Rockland High School graduating class of 1959. She worked for many years as a factory...
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William W. Jordan

April 6, 1941 - July 24, 2017

William W. Jordan, 76 of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Pembroke, MA, died suddenly on July 24, 2017. He was born in Cohasset, son of Leonard and Jeannette (Thompson) Jordan and was raised and educated in Marshfield. Bill's first love was wood crafting. He was a talented craftsman and was known as the "Wooden Chair Doctor" on the South Shore. He was involved in local government in Pembroke, MA...
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Dorothy M. Loughlin

November 1, 1930 - July 24, 2017

Dorothy M (Radcliffe) Loughlin of Venice, FL; formerly of Rockland MA died peacefully surrounded by loved ones July 24, 2017. Dotty was born in Boston, MA on November 1, 1930 to the late John and Margaret Radcliffe. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John C. Loughlin and her brother Thomas A. Radcliffe. Dorothy is survived by her brother John J. Radcliffe, Jr. and wife...
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Annie F. McCarthy

August 24, 1945 - July 23, 2017

Annie F. (Moulton) McCarthy, 71, of Rockland died on July 23, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Annie was born in Boston daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys (Aswalt) Moulton. She was raised and educated in Boston graduating from Dorchester High School. Mrs. McCarthy was a longtime Rockland resident. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and spending time with her...
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Natalie Heffernan

September 4, 1934 - July 16, 2017

Natalie E. Heffernan (Tuttle), of Rockland died on July 16, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was born on September 4, 1934 in Weymouth MA Daughter of the late William and Edna Tuttle. Natalie was raised and educated in Weymouth graduating from Weymouth High School in 1952. At the age of 45 Natalie made the commitment to return to school earning a degree in Nursing. She later went...
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Joseph P. Kosonen

July 14, 1984 - July 15, 2017

Joseph P. Kosonen, 33 of Rockland died on July 15, 2017 while in Providence, Rhode Island. He was born in Brockton, son of Deborah M. (Haywood) Kosonen and the late Steven M. "Benny" Kosonen. Joe was raised and educated in Rockland and attended Rockland High School. He had been employed in the construction industry. Joe loved fishing, music, four wheeling and he was an avid fan of all of the...
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Donald P. Smith, Jr.

June 13, 1952 - July 12, 2017

Donald Philip Smith Jr., 65, of Rockland died on July 12, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton from a lengthy illness. He was born on June 13, 1952 in Weymouth MA to Dorothy (Pratt) Fitzgerald and the late Donald Smith Sr. Donald was raised and educated in Holbrook and was a graduate of Norfolk Agricultural High School as a butcher. Donald was the husband of Tammi (Cookson) Smith of...
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Robert E. Coakley

September 4, 1947 - July 8, 2017

Robert E. Coakley, 69 of Buckeye, Arizona formerly of Rockland, MA died on July 8, 2017 at the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona. He was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston to his late parents Robert and Mary (McGovern) Coakley. He was raised and educated in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. He attended Mission Grammar school and Mission High School, class...
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Ann Elizabeth Phelps

December 18, 1941 - July 8, 2017

Ann Elizabeth (Delorey) Phelps, passed away surrounded by the people she loved most on July 8, 2017. Ann was the daughter of the late John Emery and Marion (Noren) Delorey, and was born in Brockton on December 18, 1941. She moved to Rockland and attended Rockland High School where she would meet the love of her life, Richard Phelps. After high school, she attended the New England Baptist...
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Ann Fairweather

September 14, 1917 - July 7, 2017

Ann Fairweather, 99 of Rockland died on July 7, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Ann was raised and educated in Newton and had been a waitress at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner for more than 50 years. She has made her home in Rockland for the past 16 years. Wife of the late Arthur Fairweather, she is survived by her daughters Jacqueline Davis and her companion John Rioux...
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Sigmund R. Aleski

October 1, 1933 - July 7, 2017

Sigmund R. Aleski "Al", 83 of Rockland, died on July 7 after a period of failing health. He was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, son of the late Konstanty and Emilia (Bielska) Aleszczyk. Al was raised and educated in Perth Amboy and later went on to serve in the Navy. Following Al's service to our country, he enrolled at Northeastern University where he became a graduate of the business school...
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Christian Alexander Barrett

October 6, 1992 - July 5, 2017

Christian Alexander Barrett, 24, of Abington, MA died suddenly at home in Boynton Beach, Fl on July 5, 2017. Born on October 6, 1992, Christian graduated from Abington High School where he was an outstanding athlete and a proud member of the Greenwave community. He was a valued team player on his beloved Abington Greenwave football team and Abington Greenwave lacrosse team, where he broke scoring...
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Donna M. Anglin

January 5, 1942 - June 30, 2017

Donna Marie Anglin, 75, of Manchester NH died on June 30, 2017 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington Mass. Born in Boston to Dorothy (Batcheldar) and Paul Anglin, Donna was raised and educated in Dorchester. She worked for many years as a nurse. She was a loving mother who enjoyed listening to Elvis music. She was the devoted mother to Darlene, Danny, Debbie, Derek and Darren. She leaves behind...
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Kevin Manning

September 4, 1963 - June 30, 2017

Kevin Manning, 53 of Oklahoma,formerly of Rockland passed away on June 30, 2017 at home after a long illness. He was born on September 4, 1963. He was raised in Rockland later made his home in Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife Tina (Kurfirst) Manning and his children Nicole (Manning) Pickering and her husband Donald Pickering of Rockland, Katelyn Manning of Rockland, Kevin Manning Jr. and...
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