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BOBO, Vivien Elaine Anderson Age 88, of Cohasset, passed away on May 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Stephen N. Bobo. Devoted mother of Stephen A. Bobo and wife Heidi of Cohasset, and Kristine N. Bobo Specht and husband A. Thomas Specht, Jr. Loving grandmother of Samantha Bobo and Julia and Melissa Specht. Mrs. Bobo was a partner of South Shore Tax Assoc. in Quincy and was an enrolled agent with the IRS. She served as treasurer for the Friends of Cohasset Elder Affairs and was a member of the Town of Cohasset Advisory Committee for six years. Mrs. Bobo was member of the Cohasset Yacht Club, the Cohasset Historical Society, where she served on the Board of Directors, as well as the Second Congregational Church, as a member of the Choir and Assistant Treasurer. She was past president of the Garden Club Federation of Mass. and the Community Garden Club of Cohasset, serving on the Board of Directors of both. She served as a member of the Dressage Foundation Board of Directors, District Director of the Eastern New England US Pony Clubs Region, District Commissioner of the Ponkapoag Pony Club, and secretary of numerous Dressage competitions. Vivien was the first District Director of Region Eight for the US Dressage Federation. She was a life member of the Boston Navigators Club, National Garden Clubs, and Garden Club Federation of Mass. She was a regional master of the American Contract Bridge League and a Master Flower Show Judge for National Garden Clubs. Vivien was also a professional actress for seven years in New York and she toured with Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon and many others. A Memorial Service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 2nd Congregational Church of Cohasset or to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370. For an online guestbook, please visit




Published in The Boston Globe on June 19, 2016
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