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MOHNS, Douglas A. Of Bedford, formerly of Braintree, Feb. 7, 2014. Husband of Tabor Ansin Mohns (Tinney). Predeceased by his first wife Jane B. Mohns (Foster). Father of Douglas A. Mohns Jr. and his wife Sharon of Hanover, and Andrea J. Brillaud and her husband Paul of North Andover. Step-father of Greg Ansin of South Boston, and Lisa Ansin and her husband Jonathan Guttell of Austin, TX. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Jennifer, Rebecca, Alexander, Victoria, Andrew, Barrett, Jack, Tyler, and Cameron, and by many nieces and nephews. Doug "Diesel" Mohns was a professional hockey player who played 22 seasons in the NHL (1953-1975), half of his career was with the Boston Bruins. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam St. in Lexington at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., LEXINGTON, Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm. Donations in his memory may be made to the Dianne Devanna Center (for the prevention of child abuse), 74 Pond St., Braintree, MA 02184 or at Private family interment Sandwich Town Cemetery. Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800

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February 17, 2014
Dougie, Andrea and the entire Mohns family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am truly saddened. Your dad was a wonderful man, both your parents were so very kind to me as a kid growing up in Braintree on Angela road. I would help mow your folks lawn and feed the cats and dogs that you had. During this time your Dad would share NHL stories with me and as young hockey player I thought this was the greatest thing. Your folks allowed me to stay at their cape home so I could attend hockey camp. My folks would talk of how gracious and humble your father was and how he wouldn't except any money for me to attend the camp. My folks certainly were not poor but money wasn't abundant at that time and this was a huge help to them. I remember him playing some street hockey with the kids in the neighborhood, WOW did we think that was COOL. The pace of play certainly picked up when Mr. Mohns came out with his sneakers on, we would all talk of how strong he was. Boy was he FUN, he just had a presence. I am certainly glad I reached out to him a few years ago and he quickly responded to my email. When I graduated High school your father gave me a picture of a goalie that the NHL players union had given him, I would often stare at the photo in your home as a kid. Sure enough graduation day he walked that photo across the street and gave it to me, AMAZING. Andrea and Dougie, long before your fathers passing I have thought on numerous occasions that I would like to give this photo back to your family. I/We have enjoyed it long enough (28 years) it should be and is yours. PLEASE CONTACT ME, you should enjoy the photo. Your dad will be missed, I am very fortunate to have know him and spent time with him, he won't be forgotten...Peace Mr. Mohns. Sean Rizzo and the entire Rizzo family.
Sean Rizzo
February 15, 2014
Uncle Doug was a great man and I am going to miss him. Love Pat Emery
Pat Emery
February 14, 2014
To the Mohns family,
I am sorry to learn of the death of Doug, he was my Bruins hero in the 1950s, I remember he was one of the first players to use the blazing slap-shot, I will remember him in my prayers.
Charles Harrington
Charles Harrington
February 12, 2014
The Staff here at the Dianne DeVanna Center to convey our deepest sympathies to the Doug Mohns Family. He has meant so much to the Center for so many years. The Center would not have existed with his works. He was a great man.
February 11, 2014
We will miss you Doug. Your smiling face and easy manner made you a joy to be with.
You were just one of the world's good guys!
And we shared 4 wonderful grandchildren;
you will be missed by all of us.
Gerry and Barbara Guttell
February 11, 2014
So sorry for your loss. We have so many happy memories of "Uncle Bonesy" from his time in Chicago. My dad sends prayers and tears at the passing of such a good man.
Meg Mikita
February 11, 2014
Doug when he played for Chicago (Bruins program from 1968)
Bill Mahoney
February 11, 2014
Growing up as a friend of Doug jr.and Andrea, Mr. Mohns always made me feel like I was part of the family.If everyone treated people as nice as he treated people (off the ice) The world would be a much kinder place. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Love, Greg Holmes
February 11, 2014
Dear old friend, we've travelled a long road together, shared our goals, our families, our memories and our golden years. Margie and I and our family embrace your family during this sad time. Rest well my friend, we'll miss you.
February 11, 2014
I was not a hockey fan. In the 1970's I was administrator of NewEngland Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn ,Mass. My boss and owner of the hospital was Buddy LeRoux who had known Doug very well from his time years earlier as trainor of the Bruins. Doug's playing days were ending and Buddy urged me to hire Doug because he was a good man( I notice from a previous entry from Buddy's wife Adelaide ,the same words described Doug. I did not want to hire Doug,an ex hockey player but out of desperation, we had about 400 employees, and only a part time personnel director, I gave him the job and said no hard feelings after a trial of 30 days doesn't work out. And now the rest of the story:
Within 30 days he produced a terrific employee handbook,renegotiated a far better health, life and disability insurance package for all the employees,and conducted a comprehensive employee attitude survey for management. Little did I know he had friends from several fortune 500 companies who were only to happy to help Doug with the handbook, and he'd for years represented The NHL players in negotiating health, life and disability insurance. And the employee survey was because he cared about the feelings of the workers who made the reputation of the hospital. This 30 days started a 20 year career that Doug had as HR director at NE Rehab Hospital and then it's successor ADvantage Health with over 6,000 employees. He was totally trusted by the employees,stood up for them with quiet but complete determination(not one union in over 20 years!) instituted many remarkable employee recognition events and awards at every location . He was honest,loyal and had a dry sense of humor and worked harder than everyone. And I remember so well when he encouraged Doug Jr to persue a business career because being a professional hockey player wasn't all it was cut out to be. I quess he had it both ways: a great hockey player and a great business career, agreat father and husband and a man I can tell you who was much loved and respected by those in his business career. And for me, I quess I was really lucky I took Buddy's push and hired Doug for that 30 days that turned into more than 20 great,great years. You'll be missed Doug, but I know right now you're conducting a residence survey in heaven, and it will be a better place!
Ray Dunn
February 10, 2014
I always enjoyed watching Doug play with the North Stars. Am sorry to learn of his passing. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Patrick Sweeney
February 10, 2014
When I was a boy, Doug was my hometown hockey hero. When I grew older I respected him even more as a gentleman who did good works for mankind.

For instance, Doug made my Dad very happy by reaffirming a good deed done
when they were both a lot younger.

My family extend deepest condolences to everyone on Diesel Doug's passing.
Jim Laird
February 10, 2014
He will be greatly missed by his nurses at Lahey
February 10, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I volunteered with Doug and Taber at the Lexington Food Pantry on Saturday mornings while I was a student at LHS. He was a great mentor and taught me a lot through his stories and actions over the years. These lessons will stay with me for a lifetime.
Kevin Schuster
February 10, 2014
Another good man waiting for us on the other side... God has called him home. I remember Diesel Doug from the times he spent with us, his family, at the Black Bay Mohns Reunion. Doug made a good horse-shoe game partner - a natural for sports. Dad (Wally) and Doug are probably shooting 'ringers' as I write this.
Deepest Condolences to all of Doug's family.
David "Jake" Mohns
February 10, 2014
I'm so sorry. Doug used to invite me into his foursome down the Cape for the DeVanna golf tourney.
Was a nice friend to me.
My best,
Tim Bertschmann
Tim Bertschmann
February 10, 2014
WoW. Two great hockey legends within days of each other . Doug Mohns and Ed Burns of Arlington . Great memories of both at the old Boston Garden RIP Doug
February 10, 2014
I remember as a child, the Saturday nights cheering on Doug's team, gathered around the TV. We were always so proud to have Doug in the family. Dad(Wallace Mohns) and he had such nice chats at the last family reunion, and now, so soon, both are gone. Our sincere sympathies to your whole family.
Lianne Mohns
February 10, 2014
One of my favorites with the Bruins. My condolensces for the loss of a good guy.
Jim Jordan
February 10, 2014
Sorry for your loss. Doug was my favorite hockey player. I named one of my sons after him. May he rest in Peace.
February 9, 2014
So sad to say goodbye to one who is loved so much! Uncle Doug, We will miss you. May you rest peacefully now. Your memory will live on forever in our her hearts. Xo MaryEllen
MaryEllen McKay
February 9, 2014
Deepest sympathy from Cathy (Beland) and Wayne Barnes and family on your loss.
Wayne & Cathy Barnes
February 9, 2014
Tabor, Doug, Sharon, Andrea and Paul: We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Doug. We have special memories of Doug and your family as we were able to spend our honeymoon at the Cape Cod summer home that he and Aunt Jane graciously allowed us to use. Uncle Doug was always an inspiration to me as a child. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. We are sure going to miss seeing him at the Mohns reunions.

Love, Tom and Helen Wilson
February 9, 2014
R.I.P. Number 6 from a long time North Stars fan!
Joe McMahon
February 9, 2014
My son Jacob did his school speech on Doug a couple of years ago and when he contacted him to get some information, he was so gracious and willing to answer any of his questions and even sent him some pictures from his hockey playing days. When he saw Doug at the next Mohns reunion, I took Jacob's picture with him and it now hangs proudly in Jacob's room. Sending our condolences from Madoc, Ontario.
Ann-Marie Mohns
February 9, 2014
Our family condolences
We are very sorry Doug passed away. It was a big shock. He was a genuine thoughtful guy. He loved life and went out of his way to help people. He will be greatly missed.
Brian & Janis Corcoran
February 9, 2014
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of Mr. Mohns. I was a youngster attending the All Star Hockey School at the Falmouth Ice Arena when I first met Mr. Mohns. That school experience played a tremendous in my development not only as a hockey player but also as a person. I learned some tricks of the trade which proved to be invaluable later. Mr Mohns as well as Mr McKenney were very instrumental in honing my skills. That short camp was an experience I will never forget.
The memories...
A true gentleman and a gentle man.

Toward that end, RIP "Coach" Mohns and Godspeed. And Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Peter Carroll
February 9, 2014
So sorry to hear about Doug's passing. A wonderful man.
Adelaide LeRoux
February 9, 2014
our condolences to the family.
Sandra and Henry Roes ( Mohns )
February 9, 2014
Andrea & family,

So sorry to hear about your dad! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Julie & Caitlin Perkins
February 9, 2014
Kathleen Carter
February 9, 2014
Jeanne and Ferny
Dear Tabor, Andrea and Dougie
I am so very sorry to hear about Doug. He was such a good friend to my parents, Jeanne and Ferny Flaman. I remember all the Bruins parties in my parents basement and how much it meant to dad to visit Doug these past few years. I was so happy to see you at Dads wake. We so appreciated seeing you. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time. Laurie Flaman Fletcher
February 9, 2014
Doug with great niece Cassey
Cassey Mohns
February 9, 2014
Roy Wilson, Doug Mohns, and Ray Mohns
Kathlen Carter
February 9, 2014
Doug and his brothers and sisters.
Kathlen Carter
February 9, 2014
Tabor, I am so very sorry to hear about Doug. He was such a good friend of my parents and Dad so looked forward to visiting him with some of the other Bruins before he passed. We were so happy he made it to dads wake. It was so much appreciated and great to see you both. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Laurie Flaman Fletcher
Laurie Flaman
February 9, 2014
Doug with nephews Wayne and Bryan
Kathleen Carter
February 9, 2014
Condolences to the Mohns family. I didn't know Doug personally but can definitely remember his great hockey career as both a forward and a defenceman with Boston and Chicago.

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Bill and Marilyn Mahoney (Melissa Mahoney Corcoran's parents).
Bill Mahoney
February 9, 2014
My prayers and thoughts are with all the family! It was a pleasure to have Doug and his family attend the Mohns reunion numerous times. Doug was a role model for all the young hockey players in our family. My boys looked up to him with pride and he was always so kind and generous with his time. We will miss him and May god bless Doug and his family. :(
Marlene and Peter Harwood (Mohns)
February 9, 2014
a park in capreol was named after him
February 9, 2014
We are very sad to have to say goodbye to Uncle Doug. He was very special to all of us. Uncle Doug was such a kind and gentle man. May all your treasured memories keep him alive in your hearts. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May Our Great One Rest in Peace. Love Bryan Cathy & Cassey xxoo
Bryan & Cathy Mohns
February 9, 2014
You will be greatly missed Uncle Doug. You were a wonderful man and a great roll model.
Darrilyn & Liette Wilson Landry
February 9, 2014
Doug Mohns with sister Erma Wilson Mohns
I love you and will miss you dear brother.
Erma Wilson (Mohns)
February 9, 2014
the capreol residence our proud of his success and doug mohns park was named after him codolences to the family
February 9, 2014
My prayers are with your family. He was a kind soul and big smile that made a difference - he will be missed. Celebrate his life as you know he would want it.
Laci Jones
February 9, 2014
Doug was a very humble and loving man. We have been lucky to have had his presence a the Mohns reunion and will sure miss him this year. God bless the family. Love Pat @ Val (Mohns) Mons.
February 9, 2014
Diesel Doug & family very sorry for your loss.
A loss of an X Capreolite who we all thought of
as family. We will keep you in our prayers for
all the memories we have of being in his company. We will remember his smooth strides throughout his carreer & represented our town with pride.
Sorry we are unable to attend.
Frankie Jr. Lynn & the Mazzuca family
February 8, 2014
Watched him play hockey. It was like he was part of my family in my grampa's living room. My condolences to his family and especially to his niece Karen Crisp who is my family.
Alain Clermont
February 8, 2014
His smile, his laugh, and how he made the people around him happy. A good, good man.
Dana Robertson
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