Our Obituaries

William E. Conroy

October 29, 1933 - April 23, 2017

William E. Conroy - 83, of Scituate formerly of Duxbury passed away on the evening of April 24, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Elizabeth (MacDonald) Conroy. Devoted father of Gregory Conroy and his wife Ewa of Jamaica Plain, Cheryl Smith of Scituate and Doug Conroy and his wife Heather of Cohasset. Cherished Papa of...
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Caroline Mary Gorman

August 24, 1956 - April 18, 2017

Caroline M. (Dwyer) Gorman, age 60, of Pembroke and former longtime resident of Scituate passed away on April 18, 2017 after a recent rapid decline in health following a courageous, six year battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Christopher J. Gorman with whom she shared nearly 21 years of marriage. Caroline was the devoted mother of Holly Fassnacht of Weymouth and Stephanie Binkley...
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Cathleen M. CotÚ

July 9, 1924 - April 6, 2017

Cathleen (Meade) Coté, originally from Dorchester, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2017 with family by her side. Wife of the late Richard E. Coté, devoted mother of Mary Cote-Doyle, Christine O'Brien, John Cote, and Martha Cote. Caring mother-in-law of Mark Doyle and Pat O'Brien, and proud grandmother of Kevin Doyle, Michael Doyle, Erin O'Brien, and Patrick O'Brien. Sister of Sr....
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Ralph Howard Brown

September 25, 1927 - March 31, 2017

Ralph H. Brown - 89, longtime Scituate resident, formerly of Hopedale, MA and Kernersville, NC passed away on March 31, 2017.He was the beloved husband of 35 years to the late Louise "Ann" (Williamson) Brown, who predeceased him in 1988; and Betsey (Pool) Erickson, with whom he shared nearly 25 years of marriage.Devoted father of Christopher A. Brown and his wife Julie "Missy" of Scituate,...
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David Joseph Carroll

October 21, 1990 - March 31, 2017

David Joseph Carroll, 26, of Scituate passed away on March 31, 2017 after a brief illness. He was the beloved son of Joseph and Laura (Cooney) Carroll of Scituate.Loving brother of Amy Carroll Flynn and her husband Lawrence of Duxbury and Leanne Carroll of Scituate. He was the proud "Uncle Davey" to his cherished niece and nephews Hailey, Andrew, Ryan and John Flynn.Grandson of Elizabeth Cooney...
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Muriel Donohue

September 26, 1939 - March 27, 2017

Age 77, formerly of Scituate, Massachusetts, passed away on March 27, 2017 after a long illness. Muriel was a generous woman who made kindness appear effortless. A talented musician, Muriel spent much of her life sharing her love of music with others. At various times over the years, she played the organ for services at several churches in southeastern Massachusetts, including in Scituate,...
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James William Coleman

November 3, 1929 - March 25, 2017

James W. Coleman - age 87, of Scituate, passed away March 25, 2017 while visiting family and friends in Florida. James was born in Dorchester to the late Thaddeus and Beatrice Coleman. He was the loving husband of 50 years to his late wife Dorothy Ann (Dillon) Coleman. Cherished father of Charles Patrick, his wife LuAnn, Jeanne Marie Mullin, Gregory James Coleman and Marita Paula Drosdik and the...
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Jean Schmitz

April 13, 1925 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate, MA.
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Maureen T. Place

August 27, 1949 - March 20, 2017

Maureen T. (McKenna) Place - 67, of Scituate, former longtime resident of Ashland passed away peacefully on the morning of March 20, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter W. Place, with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Christine Bache and her husband John of Hopedale, Kimberly Dustin and her husband Craig of Framingham and Kelly Devine and her...
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Joseph L. Nosella

October 26, 1930 - March 17, 2017

Joseph L. Nosella - 86, of Scituate passed from the world surrounded by much love on March 17, 2017. Husband of the late Patricia J. (O'Brien) Nosella. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Diane Peinert and her husband Dick and their 2 children Max and Rebecca of Lynnfield, Patricia Lambert and her husband Richard of Scituate, his sister Antonetta Bogue of Georgia and many nieces and nephews. He...
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Phyllis H. Hallam

September 23, 1920 - March 15, 2017

PHYLLIS MARGARET HESSION HALLAMPhyllis Margaret Hession Hallam, 96, died peacefully in Roswell, Georgia, on March 15, 2017, with her family by her side, following a brief illness. Phyllis was born in Calais, Maine, to William J. Hession and Georgia V. Culliton Hession on September 23, 1920.She was raised in the Boston suburbs of Arlington and Scituate. Phyllis was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs...
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Virginia Howe

March 31, 1916 - March 7, 2017

Virginia Marie (nee Fortier) Howe, of West Chester, PA, formerly of Scituate, died March 7, 2017, at age 100. Mrs. Howe was a retired school librarian. She was a graduate of Scituate High School and the University of South Florida. Virginia was an avid reader and participant in a writing group in West Chester. Virginia was preceded in death by her daughter Judith Howe and her husband Frank C....
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Sherod Murray

June 25, 1925 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate, MA.
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Mabel L. Klose

November 8, 1925 - March 2, 2017

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William Haviland Dickinson

March 1, 1948 - February 25, 2017

William H. Dickinson of Scituate died peacefully on Saturday February 25th at the age of 68. Bill was the son of the late Albert W. Dickinson, and the late Doris G. Dickinson of Scituate. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Bill attended school there until his senior year, when he moved to Scituate, graduating from Scituate High School in 1966. After an honorable discharge from the US Navy, he...
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Jane Catherine Conboy

April 24, 1957 - February 23, 2017

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Peter A. Whitfield

May 1, 1923 - February 18, 2017

Peter Andrew Whitfield (Sr.), a 47 year resident of Scituate, went home to the Lord on February 18, 2017 at the age of 93.Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the fifth of six children of his father John P. Whitfield. Peter, his brothers Francis (Scotty), Donald and his sister Gertrude (Trudy) were the four children of John's wife Christina M. Whitfield. Peter and his four brothers (George, Jack, Scotty...
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Teddy E. Jacobs

March 8, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Teddy Eugene "Jake" Jacobs, 82, of Scituate passed away peacefully at home. Jake was a veteran of the US Coast Guard. He was retired from Young's Boatyard in Scituate and was known to many of the town's boaters and fisherman. Teddy always held a special place in his heart for Ohio and the family farms. In Scituate, he served as a Cub Scout Pack Leader and Boy Scout Troop Leader. In retirement,...
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Margaret Elizabeth Christensen

September 22, 1938 - February 12, 2017

Margaret Elizabeth Christensen, 78, formerly of Scituate MA, passed away with her family by her side on February 12, 2017. Margie was born in Boston MA to parents Thomas and Katherine Murphy. She retired from the Scituate School District after 24 years and relocated to Port Charlotte FL. Margie is survived by her loving husband Richard Christensen, brother Thomas Murphy and sisters Ellen Mahony,...
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Patrick Michael Sullivan

October 30, 1991 - February 9, 2017

Patrick M. Sullivan age 25, of Scituate MA, died unexpectedly on February 9, 2017 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Patrick is the beloved son of Daniel F. Sullivan, III and the late Pamela J. Sullivan, of Scituate. Loving twin brother of Daniel F Sullivan IV of Scituate. Cherished grandson of Anna May Sullivan of Scituate and the late Daniel F Sullivan Jr. Devoted nephew of John L....
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Joseph V. Genovese

October 12, 1951 - February 6, 2017

Mr. Joseph V. Genovese - 65, of Scituate passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a remarkably dignified and brave fight against cancer. He was the beloved husband of Debora (Kulbaba) Genovese, with whom he had recently celebrated 36 years of marriage.Joseph was born in Palermo, Sicily in 1951, the son of the late Victor and Maria (Pino) Genovese. The family...
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Caroline Ann Cassidy

March 25, 1947 - February 5, 2017

Longtime Scituate resident passed away after a brief illness surrounded by family. She was the beloved wife of Alan P. Cassidy, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.Born and raised in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Foster David and Helen Theresa Parsons. Caroline dedicated her life to helping others as a visiting nurse through the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association.She was...
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Dennis James Dilley

September 1, 1932 - February 2, 2017

Dennis James Dilley, 84, of Scituate, MA and Orange Park, FL, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at home in Orange Park. Dennis James Dilley was born September 1, 1932 in New London, Minnesota, to Walter and Bessie Dilley, the youngest of nine children. He often spoke fondly of his childhood, especially the love and devotion his older siblings showered upon him. A graduate of New London High...
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James D. Campbell

October 12, 1936 - January 28, 2017

Age 80, of Hull, passed away January 28, 2017 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Born in Somerville, Jim was the son of the late Martin and Mary Campbell. He was the cherished husband to his late wife Janet Zoia Campbell. He is survived by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jim is a 1954 graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Watertown and a proud...
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John W. Lyons

October 11, 1939 - January 23, 2017

John W. "Jack" Lyons, of Scituate, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on January 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Lanagan) Lyons. Dad of Christine (John) Peterson of CT, Elizabeth (Andrew) Vitols of VA, Meagan Lyons of Scituate and John Michael (Stephanie) Lyons of OR. Grandpa of Cate, Jack and Jenevieve of CT, Ellie and Ned of VA and Taylor, Brady and Finn of OR.Brother in law...
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Margaret Mary Mahoney

May 12, 1942 - January 22, 2017

Age 74, of Scituate, passed away January 22, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Margaret was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Sullivan of Watertown. She was the loving wife of over fifty years to Stephen Mahoney. Beloved mother to Kathleen Schoemer and her husband Markus of Oxford, Maureen Pearce and her husband Glenn of Kenya, Stephen Mahoney and his wife...
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Elizabeth H. Cass

July 11, 1922 - January 17, 2017

Elizabeth Helen Cass, of Scituate, formerly of Cohasset passed away peacefully on the morning of January 17, 2017. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Bertram E. Cass, Jr. She was the devoted mother of Edward W. Cass and his wife Linda of Scituate. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Smith and her husband Benjamin of Norwell, and loving great grandmother to two great...
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Ronald Lewis

January 27, 1938 - January 16, 2017

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Mildred Anne Sisk

June 29, 1924 - January 16, 2017

SCITUATE Mildred Anne (O'Keefe) Sisk, 92, of Scituate passed away peacefully after a brief stay at the NVNA Hospice House in Hingham on January 15, 2017. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Maryanne and Dan Irish of Hooksett, NH, and son Raymond W. (Bill) Sisk, Jr. of Tucson, AZ. Mildred grew up in Somerville. She was predeceased by her parents John J. O'Keefe and Mildred J. ...
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Kathleen Blair

July 28, 1936 - January 15, 2017

Blair, Kathleen Lee- Age 80, of Scituate, passed away January 15, 2017. Born in Plainfield, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Nora Lee. She was the beloved husband of the late Edward Nicholas Blair. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Brian Blair, fiancée Amy, Margot Blair, Carolyn Hofford, Husband Michael, Sheila Blair Jacoby, husband Brennan; cherished grandmother...
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Margaret Mary Dooner

June 18, 1957 - January 15, 2017

Age 59, of Hull, passed away January 15, 2017 in Scituate. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Concetta Dooner. She was the cherished mother to her son Andrew Joseph "AJ" Dooner, of Hull. Beloved sister to James Dooner, his wife Trudy of South Hamilton, Ma. She was the former wife of Stephen E. Edelstein. She will be missed by her close friend Gordon Stone, of Quincy. Margaret...
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Nina T. Belsan

February 25, 1938 - January 13, 2017

Belsan, Antonina Therese "Nina"- Age 78, of Scituate, passed away January 13, 2017 at the Cardigan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Assunto Giordano. Nina was the beloved wife to the late Gerald E. Belsan. Loving mother to James Belsan, wife Mary, of Marshfield, Teresa Belsan, Pete Belsan, wife Michelle and John Belsan,...
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Jean Louise Finnie

September 18, 1926 - January 12, 2017

Finnie, Jean Louise, Age 90, of Scituate, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 12, 2017.. Born in Butler, Pa, Jean was the daughter of the late John Eisler and his wife Dorothy, and Mary McBride. Cherished wife of the late Arthur S. Finnie.Devoted mother of Janet E. Payne and her husband Larry of College Station, TX, Dorothy H. Leach and her husband John C. of Scituate, and...
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Peter Alves

July 24, 1945 - January 9, 2017

Peter Alves Sr.- Age 71, of Scituate, passed away January 9, 2017 at South Shore Hospital. Born in Cape Verde, he was a son of the late Sebastian Delgado and Carolina (Alves) Andrade. Peter leaves behind his loving wife of 34 years, Carolina (Monteiro) Alves; daughters Susan Alves, Diana Alves, Sheila Alves Taldon, Kelsey Alves and his late son Peter Alves Jr.; 12 Grandchildren; 6...
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Helen L. D'Alessandro

August 26, 1935 - January 5, 2017

Helen Louise (Ross) D'Alessandro, 81, of Scituate, passed away on January 5, 2017.Beloved wife of 55 years to William T. D'Alessandro. Loving mother of Richard D'Alessandro of Sacramento, CA, Catherine Martin and her husband Wayne of Marshfield. Devoted grandmother to Alexandra and John of Marshfield. Daughter of the late Helen (Dufficy) & Kenneth Ross of New Bedford, sister of the late...
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Arthur Wilson Anderson

April 1, 1927 - January 2, 2017

Anderson, Arthur Wilson- Age 89, of North Scituate, passed away January 2, 2017. Born in North Scituate, Arthur was a son of the late James and Doris (Wilson) Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Gail Anderson; daughter Laura Smith and her husband Frank; sons Scott Anderson and his wife Laura Jean; Gary and his late wife Mary Beth, all of Scituate. Grandchildren James his...
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Emma Maeve Hofmann

February 22, 1997 - January 1, 2017

Emma Maeve Hofmann, age 19, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2017, following a long illness. Emma spent her final days surrounded by family and one very special friend. Born in Boston, on February 22, 1997, to Kathleen (Hanlon) Hofmann and Robert Hofmann, Emma spent her entire life in Scituate, Massachusetts. She attended Scituate Elementary schools and graduated from Scituate High...
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Priscilla Batty

November 20, 1941 - December 27, 2016

Surrounded by her loving family, Priscilla Line Batty, passed to eternity in the home of her eldest son on December 27, 2016 after celebrating a joyful Christmas. Priscilla was born on November 20,1941 in Sioux City, Iowa to Rolland Alexis Line and Catharine Perkins Line and older sister Kay. Priscilla graduated from Lyons Township High School of La Grange, Illinois in 1959 and in only three...
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Mary Carol Malloy

April 25, 1950 - December 23, 2016

Mary C. (Mullen) Malloy - 66, Of Scituate, formerly of Braintree and Boston, passed away on the morning of December 23, 2016 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Kevin T. Malloy, with whom she shared nearly 40 years of marriage and the devoted mother of Brian J. Malloy and his wife Elizabeth of West Roxbury and Elizabeth A. (Malloy) McCann and her husband Nick of San Diego, CA. ...
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James Bournazos

March 8, 1922 - December 23, 2016

James Charles Bournazos, 94, of Scituate passed away peacefully on December 23, 2016.He was born in Boston in 1922 to parents Charles and Georgia (Lostaros) Bournazos. He grew up in West Somerville, graduated from Somerville High School in 1940 and attended Tufts University before enlisting in the US Army Air Corps in 1943. He served in Florida, New York and Connecticut as an aircraft engine...
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Genevieve Theresa Desmond

May 26, 1923 - December 19, 2016

Genevieve Desmond (née Logue), a longtime resident of Scituate, MA passed away peacefully at Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham, surrounded by family, on December 19th, 2016. She was 93. Born and raised in the Boston area, she was educated at Boston Academy of Notre Dame and earned a B.S. in biology from Emmanuel College. She had summered in Scituate since childhood and moved permanently...
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Phyllis Jean Henderson

February 7, 1936 - December 15, 2016

Phyllis J Henderson, age 80, of Scituate, formerly of Hingham, passed away peacefully at home on December 15, 2016, surrounded by her family after a long illness. Phyllis was born and raised in Hingham, by her parents Robert & Esther MacDonald. She is a 1954 graduate of Hingham High School, and a member of the National Honor Society. She enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren and...
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Margaret Turner

December 4, 1927 - December 13, 2016

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Glenna Wallace

April 20, 1928 - December 12, 2016

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Linda Cuff

November 15, 1943 - December 8, 2016

CUFF, Linda (Fornell) - 73, of Scituate, formerly of Cohasset, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 8, 2016. She was the beloved wife of William Cuff, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Susan Finestone and her husband Ronald of Marblehead, William F. Cuff of Quincy, and Lisa Bergofin and her husband William of New York City. She was the cherished...
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Maybelle Chadbourne

May 31, 1928 - December 7, 2016

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Robert Paul Green

March 18, 1938 - December 7, 2016

Born and raised in Scituate, MA passed away peacefully on the morning of December 7, 2016 at the age of 78. He was the devoted father of Jane Watt, Laurie Waterman and her husband Dana and Heather Violette and her fiance Jeff Cole and adored stepfather of and Kristine Smith and her husband Justin. Cherished grandfather of James, Susan, Curtis, Jacob, Hannah, Trevor and Myah. Great grandfather...
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Scott Mazzola

December 3, 2016

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Anne M. Holdsworth

August 25, 1933 - December 3, 2016

83, of Scituate, formerly of Chelsea passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Holdsworth, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Robert Holdsworth, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of CT, Ellen Burns and her husband Marc of NC, Paul Holdsworth of MA and Sue Ficken and her husband Frank of NH. Cherished "Nana" of Sarah, Nicholas,...
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Clara Elizabeth Higgs

June 14, 1925 - November 30, 2016

Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 382 First Parish Road, Scituate, Massachusetts 02066Clara Elizabeth Higgs, "Wee", 91, of Scituate, formerly of Braintree passed awayon November 30 2016. Loving wife of the late Lawrence L. Higgs; devoted mother of David Higgs and his wife Susanne, Darlene Verzone and her husbandRobert, Delia Higgs Weikert and the late Deanna Garland and husband the late Richard...
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Doris Rita Beale

July 17, 1930 - November 23, 2016

Doris R. Beale - 86, longtime Scituate resident, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 23, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Richard F. Beale, with whom she shared nearly 60 years of marriage.Devoted mother of Thomas Beale and his wife Tara of Plympton, Timothy Beale and his wife Marina of Plymouth and the late Terrence Beale and Elizabeth Beale.Proud Grammy of Taite, Tristan, Trent...
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Michael James Goulding

October 7, 1993 - November 20, 2016

Michael James Goulding- 23, of Scituate passed away unexpectedly following an automobile accident on November 20, 2016. He was the beloved son of Richard and Robin Goulding of Scituate.Michael was the loving brother of Rick and his wife Caitlin of Norwell, and Robert, Douglas, and Mary all of Scituate.He is also survived by many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and his new nephew, Bodie.Michael...
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Patrick John Burke

January 11, 1963 - November 19, 2016

BURKE, PATRICK JOHN, entered into rest November 19, 2016 suddenly at the South Shore Hospital, at the age of 53. Dear son of the late John P and Carol Ann (Miller) Burke. Devoted brother of Deirdre Woolley and her husband Douglas of Norwood, Ellen Anderson and her husband Michael of Scituate and the late Edwin Burke Sr. Patrick was the cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the...
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Richard Proctor Ogden

July 13, 1948 - November 16, 2016

Age 68, of Cohasset passed away on November 16, 2016, son of the late Harold Proctor Ogden and Jean Frances Ogden of Scituate, he is survived by his loving wife Deborah Grieci Ogden and his son Travis H. Ogden.Richard will forever remain in the hearts of his sister, Lynne O'Brien and husband Mike O'Brien; sister Pamela Ogden; brother David Ogden and Dawn Mack; nieces and nephews, Darci O&...
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Erlinda Holland

April 3, 1948 - November 16, 2016

HOLLAND, Erlinda - 68, of Scituate, formerly of Cabilian Southern Leyte Phillipines passed away peacefully on November 16 after an illness. Daughter of the late Francisco and Constancia Sibunga. She is survived by her loving husband Joseph E Holland III of Scituate of whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Francisco (Cisco) Holland and wife Jeaneen of Scituate. Jonathan Holland...
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Mark Szymczuk Peters

February 11, 1959 - November 15, 2016

Mark Szymczuk Peters - 57, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, former resident of Woonsocket and N. Smithfield, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016 after an admirably courageous, 2-year long battle with cancer. Mark is survived by his beloved longtime partner, Emilio Petrillo. Mark was born Feb. 11, 1959, the son of M. Helen (Hebert) Szymczuk of North Smithfield and the late Peter Szymczuk. Mark...
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Donald Edward Quinn

January 13, 1949 - November 15, 2016

QUINN JR, DONALD E "DONNIE" aka "THE MIGHTY QUINN", entered into rest November 15, 2016 suddenly at the South Shore Hospital, at the age of 67. Loving husband of Anita (Graffeo) Quinn. Devoted father of Denise Quinn and her fiancé Steven Silveira and Angela Pelleteir and her husband Rob. Cherished grandfather of Gianna Silveira. Devoted brother of Marsha Rice and her husband Jim and...
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Louise Musser

March 16, 1930 - November 15, 2016

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Winifred Donovan

February 1, 1924 - November 15, 2016

Winifred J. (Murtha) Donovan, 92, died peacefully at home on November 15, surrounded by family. Winifred was the loving wife of the late William L. Donovan. Winifred was a beloved mother of six children: William Jr. and Margaret Donovan of Scituate, Sheila and Gerald Curry of Union, ME, Barry and Norma Donovan of Silver Spring, MD, Regina Keller of E. Falmouth; Gregory Donovan of Kingston;...
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Kenneth Richard Loring

June 14, 1947 - November 14, 2016

Kenneth R. Loring, family man, entrepreneur, problem solver, gearhead and self-styled "kid from Weymouth" resolved his quarrels with cancer and departed on a king tide under the glow of the super moon on November 14, 2016. He enjoyed his final days at his Scituate home in the care and company of his wife, children, grandchildren and life-long friends. His was a wonderful life. Kenny celebrated...
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Thomas Jenner Berry

May 29, 1932 - November 13, 2016

Dr. Thomas Jenner Berry, Jr. - 84, Of Scituate, formerly of Easton and Brookline passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Nancy Berry, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.Devoted father of Christopher F. Berry and his late wife Emeline of Scituate and the late Thomas Jenner Berry, III. Cherished grandfather of Thomas Jenner Berry, IV and...
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Belmira Gomes

February 23, 1921 - November 12, 2016

Mrs. Belmira (Goncalves) Gomes passed away peacefully at home on November 12, 2016 at the age of 95 surrounded by her loving family.She was the beloved wife of the late Adelino Gomes, with whom she married in 1951 and shared nearly 65 years of marriage. Born February 23, 1921 on the Island of Fogo, Cape Verde, she had been a Scituate resident since 1968.Our mom was the Matriarch of a large family...
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Barbara Tarantino

August 21, 1932 - November 10, 2016

Tarantino, Barbara Joan (Blake)- of Scituate, passed away suddenly on November 10, 2016 at South Shore Hospital, at the age of 84. Beloved wife for 61 years to Robert F. Tarantino. Loving mother of Robert Tarantino and his wife Cathy of Attleboro and Diane Zeidman and her husband Michael of Plymouth. Cherished grandmother of Ricky, Patricia, Stephen, Chris, Heather and great grandmother of...
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Edward Drew Tatum

November 9, 1938 - November 9, 2016

Edward D. Tatum, Jr. - 78 - Of Stoughton, formerly of Scituate passed away on November 9, 2016 in Boston after a sudden and brief illness. He was the devoted father of Edward "Ted" Tatum, III of Stoughton and Christopher S. Tatum and his wife Liz of Mission Viejo, CA. Cherished grandfather of Bianca, Nadia, Zachary, Rebecca, Emma and Noah. Loving brother of Richard Tatum of HI, Lorraine Tatum...
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Marc Cadoff

February 18, 1941 - November 8, 2016

The most interesting man in the world has left the planet. Marc "Who Needs a Middle Name" Cadoff departed for his next adventure on November 8th. Born on February 18, 1941 in the greatest city in the world, to the loving Solomon and Mena Cadoff, Marc led his life, in the immortal words of Francis Albert Sinatra: "My Way." Growing up in and around Boston, he was later joined by his brothers Edward...
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Andrew Babb

March 25, 1929 - November 5, 2016

Andrew (Wally) W. Babb Sr - Age 87, of Scituate, passed away November 5, 2016 at the Cardigan Nursing and Rehab Center. Loving husband of 63 years to Eleanor (Porrazzo) Babb. Son of the late George W. and Ruth (Trask) Babb, Andrew was born in Brockton, MA where he attended Brockton High School Class of 1949. He served in the Korean War as a Sergeant First Class in the Army Medical Corps. He and...
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C. Stephen Brennion

January 12, 1947 - October 31, 2016

C. Stephen Brennion, 69, of Scituate, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham on October 31, 2016.Stephen resided in Scituate for 43 years with his beloved wife of 46 years, Katherine M. (Greene) Brennion, who, at the age of 12, told her grandmother, "That's the boy I want to marry. "That boy" entered the world on January 12th,...
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Carol McGill

December 27, 1944 - October 31, 2016

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Peter Spillane

January 19, 1933 - October 28, 2016

Peter B. Spillane, age 83, of Scituate, formerly of Quincy, passed away October 28, 2016. Loving husband of 63 years to Suzanne (Montagne) Spillane. Peter is survived by his children Peter M. Spillane (Jeanne) of Scituate, Mary S. Dawson (John) of Norwell, Margaret S. Kelly (Joseph) of Pembroke, Sean M. Spillane (Janice) of Londonderry NH, Mark R. Spillane (Louise) of East Bridgewater and Paul S....
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Mary Jane Hockman

January 19, 1950 - October 28, 2016

Mary Jane Hockman - age 66, a longtime resident of Scituate and formerly of Cambridge passed away peacefully on October 28, 2016 at her residence. Loving daughter of the late David E. and Mary R. Hockman. She is survived by her loving partner Barry Richards of Scituate. Devoted sister of David M. and his wife Joyce R. Hockman of Scituate, Fr. Richard Hockman of PA, Donald J. and his wife...
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Charles L. Taylor

June 19, 1991 - October 18, 2016

Charles L. "Charlie" Taylor, Jr., 25, passed away on October 18, 2016.Charlie was born in Scituate, MA a son of Charles and Christine Taylor. He was a 2010 graduate of Scituate Public Schools. Growing up in Scituate, he was active in ASP and played baseball and football. He was in Jazz and marching bands playing the trombone. He also played the drums and guitar for his own enjoyment and bands...
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Howard D. Phillips

September 27, 1931 - October 15, 2016

PHILLIPS, Howard Donly (Deacon) II - 85, of Scituate, formerly of Norwell, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 15, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Jessie T. (Powers) Phillips. Born in Scituate, he attended Norwell Public Schools and went on to serve in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. There he attained the rank of Technical Sergeant and earned a...
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Diane Reed

February 9, 1931 - October 14, 2016

REED, Diane (Osborne) - 85, of Norwell, formerly of Hyde Park, MA, passed away October 14, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Donald E. Reed, with whom she shared 37 years of marriage.Within just a few years after specializing in secretarial skills at Hyde Park High School, Diane served as executive secretary for the head of research at Baird Atomic, a major parts supplier for the U.S. Air Force,...
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Anna M. Sammartino

September 13, 1913 - October 13, 2016

Anna (Sebastiana) Sammartino, known as Ann by family and friends, passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on the evening of October 13, 2016 at the age of 103. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Sammartino, with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. Ann was born on September 13, 1913 in the West End of Boston (now North Station area.) Ann, along with her 3...
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Janice M. MacArthur

July 25, 1922 - October 13, 2016

Janice M. (Loving) MacArthur - Of Hingham, formerly of Scituate passed away peacefully on October 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late G. Ronald MacArthur, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.Jan spent a great deal of time travelling, whether it be relocating due to her husband's job or travelling for pleasure. Wherever they lived, she was always very involved in her local...
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Richard Arthur Bean

December 2, 1933 - October 5, 2016

Richard Arthur Bean, age 82, of Hanover, Massachusetts and formerly of Scituate, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2016. Born and raised in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, he was the son of Van Ness and Margaret (McInnis) Bean, and brother of the late Van Ness Bean, Jr. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Gretchen (Hebb), and two children, Lucy and husband Scott...
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Margaret Mary Dorgan

October 21, 1965 - October 5, 2016

DORGAN, Margaret M. - 50, a lifelong Scituate resident, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2016 at the Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate after a long illness.Maggie will be remembered by everyone as a special girl who faced every day with both grace and humor, loved to be around family, complained little and laughed much. She graduated from Scituate High School and worked for Stop...
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Amy E. Downes

December 19, 1964 - September 27, 2016

Amy E. Downes, 51, passed peacefully on September 27, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family, friends and caregivers. Amy taught us all a lesson in courage and grace throughout her life.Amy was born in Boston and grew up in Scituate with the Minot crew. She spent cherished years on Martha's Vineyard, as well as on Cape Cod. A 1982 graduate of Scituate High...
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Berj Aram Hovsepian

August 27, 1935 - September 16, 2016

Berj A. Hovsepian, 81, of Plymouth, formerly of Roxbury passed away peacefully on the evening of September 16, 2016 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Virginia M. (Murphy) Hovsepian, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Berj earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University. He enjoyed a long and...
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Angeliki Zousti

August 2, 1949 - September 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate, MA.
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Vincent D. Cox

December 16, 1932 - September 7, 2016

Vincent D. Cox, Jr., 83, Of Scituate, formerly of Merrymount in Quincy passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 7, 2016. Beloved husband of Maureen Cox, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Vincent and Alice Cox. He was a 1950 Graduate of Quincy High School and attended Boston University where he was a Varsity Coxswain on the Crew Team and a...
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John Herman Parsons

January 15, 1937 - September 5, 2016

John Herman Parsons,of Scituate and Vero Beach, Fla. Entered into rest September 5, 2016 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Anne V. (McLean) Parsons, to whom he was married to for 58 years. Dear son of the late William and Doris (Bartsch) Parsons. Devoted father of Jack Parsons and his wife Nancy, Lynne McWilliams and her husband Kevin and Judith Parsons. Cherished grandfather of John, Kelly,...
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Julia Dame

February 18, 1924 - August 30, 2016

DAME, Julia (Coleman)- 92, Of Scituate, former longtime resident of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain passed away peacefully on the afternoon of August 30, 2016 at the Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate. She was the beloved wife of the late George Lombard. After being widowed at a young age, she was remarried to the late Edgar Dame. Born in Brookline, MA, she was the daughter of the late...
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Marilyn Dwight Sneyd

July 10, 1926 - August 28, 2016

SNEYD, MARILYN D (DWIGHT) of Scituate. Entered into rest August 28, 2016 at the age of 90 in the South Shore Hospital. Beloved wife of the late James C. Sneyd. Devoted mother of James C Sneyd Jr. and his wife Jeanine of GA and Kevin J. Sneyd and his wife Janice of Scituate. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Stephanie, Katelyn, James, Rory and great grandmother of Kayla, Chloe and Hailee. ...
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Martha Jane Hendrickson

October 16, 1920 - August 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate, MA.
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Jeffrey Bruce Carley

June 15, 1955 - August 25, 2016

Jeffrey B. Carley of Kingston lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, August 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts.Born in Maine, Jeff was raised and educated in Scituate. His guitar music and sports were his passions. He loved and raised a beautiful puppy named "Monk." He was an outstanding athlete and participated in...
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Laura Ranes Keating

December 3, 1971 - August 24, 2016

Summing up a life is an awesome responsibility, especially when the life lost was one so incredibly full of spunk, silliness, humor, dedication, talent and love. Laura Ranes Keating came into this world with her twin, Jennifer Keating, on December 3, 1971. She was an itty, bitty baby and was in an incubator for the first 3 weeks of her life. When her parents were finally allowed to hold and...
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John N. Leighton

January 10, 1929 - August 23, 2016

Mr. John Neves Leighton, Jr., of Scituate formerly of Dorchester entered into rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Cerila N (Leitao) Leighton. Dear son of the late John Leighton Sr. and Minnie Gilmete. Devoted father of Liz Chipman and her husband Doug, Donald Leighton, Vinny Leighton, Ginny Leighton and Michael Leighton and his wife Jean all of...
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Dolores Martin

October 15, 1931 - August 21, 2016

Dolores (Barba) Martin, 84, of South Meadow Village in Carver and a longtime resident of Scituate, passed away August 21 at West Acres Rehab Nursing Facility in Brockton after a brief illness. Dolores was born in Boston Oct. 15, 1931 to Michael and Giorlantina (Marcelli) Barba, raised in a large Italian family in Quincy; summers were spent in the family summer home in the Sand Hills area of...
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Laura Margaret Darian

March 25, 1933 - August 20, 2016

Laura M. Darian - of Hingham passed away peacefully August 20, 2016 at the age of 83. Laura grew up in Dorchester, the beloved daughter of the late Stephen and Doodoo (Gulesian) Darian. She was a graduate of Dorchester High School. She worked for many years as an Executive Administrative Assistant for John Hancock Life Insurance Company and retired in 1987. A gifted artist, she had a passion...
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Pauline Frances Khoury

May 19, 1922 - August 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate, MA.
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Jean Marie Seidel

August 7, 1928 - August 16, 2016

SEIDEL, Jean M. (Muenzen) of Scituate, passed away on August 16, 2016, at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of 51 years to the late Dr. Robert A. Seidel.Jean was born in Bergenfield, NJ, loving daughter of the late Louise and Wendell Muenzen. She attended Fordham University, after which, she ran a laboratory at Jersey City Hospital. It was here she met the love of her life. Jean and Bob...
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Jean T. McSolla

October 11, 1925 - August 14, 2016

Jean T. (Peters) McSolla- of Scituate & Englewood, FL entered into eternal rest on August 14, 2016 at the age of 91. Devoted wife to the late Robert P. McSolla. Loving mother of Margaret J Farmer of GA and her late husband Albert, Mary S. Baxter and her husband Bruce of FL, Maureen C. Siple Brooks and her husband Kim of FL. Cherished grandmother of 5, great grandmother of 9 and great great...
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Richard A. Lydon

June 25, 1941 - August 14, 2016

LYDON, Richard A. "Dick" - of Scituate, originally from Southie passed away peacefully at home on August 14, 2016 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of 49 years to Pat (Donovan) Lydon. Loving father of Mike Lydon and his wife Anna of Hopkinton, Jimmy Lydon of Marshfield, Patsy O'Brien and her husband Denis of Arlington, Erin Lydon of Quincy and Rich Lydon, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Quincy. ...
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James Russell

June 16, 1917 - August 14, 2016

CAPT. JAMES MORAN RUSSELL, U.S. Navy (Retired) June 16, 1917 - August 14, 2016 Capt. James Moran Russell passed away peacefully on 14 August 2016, surrounded by family and friends. Born to Joseph and Mary Loretta Russell in 1917, he was raised at 39 G Street in South Boston by his beloved mother and aunts, Catherine and Anna Moran. He was the brother of the late Joseph W. Russell. Jim was a life...
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Dominic J. Bonanno

January 26, 1924 - August 11, 2016

Dominic John Bonanno, of Scituate, formerly of Dorchester and South Boston entered into eternal rest on August 11, 2016.Son of the late John and Conchetta Bonanno.Beloved husband of 69 years to the late Frances M. (Guarnotta) Bonanno.Dominic is survived by his son John M. Bonanno of Hiram, ME and his daughter Christine M. James of Scituate, MA.He also leaves grandchildren Dominica A. Lopes and...
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Margaret Lynda Morley-Christ

October 5, 1946 - August 8, 2016

MORLEY-CHRIST, Margaret Lynda (McMahan) - of Scituate, formerly of Dorchester entered into eternal life on August 8, 2016. Beloved wife of Karl R. Christ and the late Robert J. Morley.Devoted mother of Robert J. Morley of Rockland, Craig Morley and his wife Christina of Holbrook and Karl R. Christ, Jr. and his wife Julie of Rockland. Cherished Nana to Andrew J. Morley, Bryson Morley, Kameron...
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Jean C. Whitman

April 10, 1926 - August 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate, MA.
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Paul W. Welch

June 23, 1930 - August 5, 2016

Paul W. Welch - 86, Of Scituate passed away peacefully on the morning of August 5, 2016. He was the devoted father of Karen A. Stefani and her husband Jeff of Vero Beach, FL, John W. Welch of Hingham, Stephen P. Welch and his wife Leslie of Hanover, Kathleen W. MacQuarrie and her husband Michael of Kensington, NH and Paul D. Welch and his wife Magali of Waterbury, VT. Cherished grandfather of...
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Margaret E. Manning

May 22, 1921 - August 1, 2016

Margaret E. (Quimby) Manning - of Scituate, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2016 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of 63 years to the late Thomas S. Manning, who preceded her in death in 2010. Devoted mother of Judy Considine and her husband James of Scituate, John Manning and his wife Sheila of Scituate, Edwin Manning and his wife Colleen of Scituate, Nancy...
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