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Boretti, Dianne C. - Rockland  
Dianne C. (Gay) Boretti, 50, of Rockland died on June 18, 2016, at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. Dianne was raised and educated in Hanover. She was a Hanover High School graduate with the Class of 1984. She had been employed as an account manager for the Tedeschi Food Shops for 14 years. A resident of Rockland for the past twelve years, Dianne was a proud homemaker and committed caregiver who was devoted entirely to her family. Her large circle of friends who were so devoted to one another will miss her dearly. She will be deeply missed by her large, loving extended family. Dianne was the loving wife of John F. Boretti for the past sixteen years. She was the daughter of Patricia (Anderson) Gay of Rockland and the late Kenneth Gay; sister of Michael F. Gay of Mashpee and sister-in-law to the late Nancy E. (MacPherson) Gay. Dianne also leaves behind her mother-in-law, Joanne Boretti of Rockland; and nephew, Jason M. Gay of Mashpee. The family welcomes friends and relatives to celebrate her life Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland. Donations in her memory may be made to the McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Rd., Sandwich, MA 02537. For directions or to share a memory on her Tributes page, please visit www.magounbiggins.com .
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 21 to July 1, 2016
Dixon, Mary E. - Rockland  
Mary E. (Regan) Dixon, 73, a resident of Leisurewoods in Rockland, died peacefully at Seasons Hospice in Milton on Thursday, June 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Donald D. Dixon for 54 years. Daughter of the late Cornelius and Helen (Lawson) Regan, she was born and raised in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School, Class of 1960. She was a resident of Stoughton for 43 years before moving to Rockland 4 years ago. Mary was a certified nurses aide at New England Sinai Adult Day Health Program for 10 years before retiring several years ago. Prior to that she worked at Stoughton Diner for 8 years, as well as several other local restaurants. An avid Boston sports fan, she also enjoyed bowling and volunteered assisting with the elderly after her retirement. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dixon is survived by her children, Timothy Dixon and his wife Michelle, David Dixon, Deborah Melanson and her husband Thomas, Kellie ONeil and her husband Buddy and Daniel Dixon all of Stoughton and Heather Gleason of Avon; as well as her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Stephanie, Chrystina, Cassandra, Michael, Meagan, Sarah, Jason, Patrick, Kevin, Hannah, Jordan and Sophia. She was the sister of Marilyn Lane, Elaine Flanagan, Edith Cashel, Robert Regan, Carolyn Cormier, Patricia Dundulis and the late Cornelius and Phillip Regan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours Monday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations in Marys memory may be made to the Alzheimers Assn., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com . Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 17 to July 1, 2016
McKenzie, Donald E.  
Donald E. McKenzie, age 61, entered into eternal life on June 18, 2016. Donny was born and raised in Weymouth and had lived in Abington for over 30 years. Mr. McKenzie was a manager of the Vehicle Maintenance Facility for the U.S. Postal Service in Brockton. He belonged to the Town River Yacht Club in Quincy and the Bertocci Club in Brockton. He loved to play the drums, spend time on his boat, ski, golf, and spend time with his family. He was the devoted father of Christine McKenzie of Abington and her significant other Dennis Putnam of Whitman and Donald W. McKenzie of Abington and his girlfriend Amy Cataldo of Hanover; beloved son of Donald R. McKenzie of Weymouth and the late Lorraine (Comeau) McKenzie. He is also survived by his former wife, Judy Mckenzie of Abington. Also survived by his girlfriend, Jennifer Petronio of Rockland and her son Dylan; beloved nephew of the late Eleanor F. McKenzie; beloved brother of Elaine Harding and her husband John of Rockland, Marie Cyrus and her husband Steve of Whitman, David McKenzie and his wife Dana of Plymouth; loving grandfather to Talyn, Jacob and Donny Jr.; loving uncle to Rachel Blum, Johnny Harding, Nick Cyrus, Dan Harding and Landon McKenzie. He will be missed by his many cousins and friends. Visiting hours at the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., Weymouth Landing, Wednesday, June 22, from 2-4 and 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Funeral services are private. ClancyLucid.com
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 21 to July 1, 2016
Mears, Portia A. - Quincy  
Portia A. (Ierardi) Mears of Quincy, formerly of Abington, passed away on June 19, 2016 at the age of 98. Wife of the late John A. Mears. Devoted sister of John, Joe, Anthony, Dominic, Philip, William, Rose and Lucile Ierardi. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Portia graduated from Boston Girls Latin School in 1935, Boston University in 1939 and received her Masters degree in Italian and French at Middlebury College. She worked in book publishing in Boston and in editorial work at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Portia and John Mears taught at the University of Indiana after they wed. Portia loved teaching and music; she studied classical piano. She earned a second masters at Boston University and worked as a Reading Specialist at South Shore Vocational Tech School until she retired. Her heritage and her faith were sustaining values. Portia will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin Street, (Rte. 37) Holbrook until 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 24, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Holbrook. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursda y, June 23, from 5 - 8 p.m. Burial Monday June 27, at 10:15 a.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Portias name the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 120 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108 or the Childrens Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com .
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 22 to July 1, 2016
Mellor, Jane M. - Rockland  
Jane M. (McLaughlin) Mellor, 76, of Rockland, died on June 14, 2016, at her home in Rockland, after a period of illness. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late John and Agnes (Fanning) McLaughlin. Jane was raised and educated in Boston, graduating from Boston's Archbishop Cushing High School in 1957. Jane also attended Boston State College, where she majored in teaching. She left Boston State to take on her most important role in life, wife and mom. Jane formerly worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone, doing what she did best, greeting people with a cheerful hello. She also worked for over 30 years as a teacher's aide in Rockland Public Schools, where she helped students learn to read, and more importantly, she made them feel special. Her most important work however, was the role of mom, she dedicated her life to her family, and this by far is her greatest legacy. Jane loved art, reading, writing poetry and the beach. She cherished her friends, her coffee club mornings and relished in connections of heart and humor. More than anything she loved her family, and dedicated her entire life to raising them and making her house a home. Her greatest pride and joy was not only her children, but her grandchildren. She loved them dearly, and they adored their "Nanny." Jane was wife to the love of her life, the late George L. Mellor. She was also loving mother of George L. Mellor Jr. and his wife Laurie of Plymouth, Kevin M. Mellor and his wife Jody of Rockland, Michelle R. Cunniff and her husband Peter of Marshfield, Susan A. Joyce and her husband Thomas of Abington, and Pamela M. Guyer and her husband Charlie of Wenham; sister of Thomas McLaughlin of Maine, and the late John McLaughlin. Jane is also adoring grandmother to 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. The family welcomes friends and relatives to celebrate her life Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, from 5-8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Family Church in Rockland Monday, June 20, 2016, at 9 a.m. Burial will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Monday, June 20, at 1:15 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370, Southshorehospital.org . For directions or additional information, please visit www.magounbiggins.com .
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 17 to July 1, 2016

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Lockhart, Joan C. - Braintree  
Joan C. (Miller) Lockhart, of Rockland, 69 years of age, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016. She suffered from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig s disease. Joan was born in Quincy and raised in Braintree. She and her husband both graduated from Braintree High School 1964. Subsequently she took nursing courses. She had been a Certified Nursing Assistant at South Shore Hospital for a number of years. Joan had volunteered at the Standish Humane Society and was a lover of animals. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with each of her family members. Joan was the beloved wife of Fred H. Lockhart. She was the loving mother of Julie Hall married to Craig Hall of Marshfield, Amy Lockhart of Melrose and Scott Lockhart and his companion Tammy Hatch, both of Rockland. She was the devoted grandmother of Tyler Hall of Marshfield and Charley and Keira Lockhart of Rockland. She is survived by her brother David Miller of Braintree and her sister Judy Rotty of Long Beach, Calif. Joan was a daughter of the late Melvin and Ella Miller. She is also survived by her beloved cats, Brady and Heidi. Visiting hours at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Homes, 516 Washington St., Braintree on Thursday, June 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. A service in celebration of Joans life will be held at the funeral home Friday, June 17, at 2 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date at the Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury. Memorial donations may be sent to the ALS Association, Mass Chapter, 315 Norwood Park South, Norwood, MA 02062 or to the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 specifying hospice services. See www.peckservices.com .
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 13 to June 24, 2016
Muncey, Frances M. - Rockland  
Frances M. (McKeagney) Muncey, 87, of Rockland, died on June 10, 2016, at the Alliance Healthcare Facility in Braintree. She was born in Quincy, daughter of the late Peter and Catherine (Maloney) McKeagney, and was raised and educated in Quincy. Formerly of Holbrook, Frances had lived in Rockland since November of 2015. Mrs. Muncey enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, and family gatherings. Fran was known for her quick wit and sense of humor. Frances is survived by her children, Janice F. Strickland of Whitman, Leslie A. Tusi of Brockton, Christine L. Muncey of Rockland, Geraldine M Muncey of Rockland, and the late Thomas P. Muncey. She was the sister of Patrick (Huey) McKeagney of Holbrook, and the late Thomas McKeagney. Also survived by 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The family welcomes friends and relatives to celebrate her life Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, from 5-7 p.m. Burial will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Friday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m. For directions or additional information, please visit www.magounbiggins.com .
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 15 to June 24, 2016
Turner, Eleanor M. - Rockland  
Eleanor Mary (Bell) Turner died peacefully in her sleep June 11, 2016, at South Shore Hospital. Eleanor was born September 26, 1923, in Malden. She grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1941. She was the widow of Harold Burton (Red) Turner who she married December 15, 1942, in San Diego, Calif. Eleanor moved to Rockland in 1945. In 1953 she became a Girl Scout leader, and in the 1970s was a charter member of the League of Women Voters. In 1979 she began working at Living & Learning School as a teacher for toddlers and infants and continued there when KinderCare took over. She retired in 1990 and spent many an afternoon sharing her love of knitting and crocheting at the Rockland Council of Aging Sewing Circle. She was a member of Holy Family parish for sixty years. She was the daughter of the late Ethel May Wright of Marion and Joseph Bell Jr. of Everett; mother of five children, she is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Ellen Jacobs of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Virginia Marie Turner of Rockland; and her sons, David Forrest Turner of Malden and Rockland and Wayne Burton Turner of Hanson. She was the mother of the late Forrest John Turner. Eleanor was grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 25, and great great-grandmother of 1. The family welcomes friends and relatives to celebrate Eleanors life on June 15, from 5-8 p.m. at Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on June 16, at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Church followed by burial in Holy Family Cemetary in Rockland. Flowers are welcome (she loved carnations) or donations in Eleanors name may be made to the Amyloid Treatment and Research Program at the Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany St., L219, Boston, MA 02118.
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Published in The Abington Mariner from June 14 to June 24, 2016
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