Bernard E. Lawson

Bernard E. Lawson of Hingham, formerly of Easton, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at South Shore Hospital. He was 87 years old. He was born in Brockton, son of the late Elmer R. and Hazel L. (Crane) Lawson. He was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1943, Northeastern University, Class of 1946, with a bachelors degree in Chemistry, and Boston University, Class of 1957, with a masters degree in Education. He worked for 10 years at Walter Baker division of General Foods and was a science teacher for 24 years for the Braintree schools. Bernard was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Brockton where he was a former usher, deacon, and benevolence treasurer. He belonged to Appalachian Mountain Club, Friends of Borderland State Park, Natural Resources Trust of Easton volunteer, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Massachusetts Teachers Assoc., and was a life member of the National Education Assoc. He enjoyed mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, fishing, gardening, photography, and nature study. He traveled extensively to national parks of the United States and Canada. He is survived by many cousins. A graveside service will be celebrated Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. in Melrose Cemetery, 88 North Pearl St., Brockton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Bernards name to the Abiding Memorial Fund First Baptist Church of Brockton, 10 Bouve Ave., Brockton, MA 02301, or to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108. Arrangements by Copeland-MacKinnon Funeral Home in Easton. To send an online condolence visit

Published in The Enterprise on Mar. 6, 2013