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Barbara Shea

Jun 10, 1932 - Oct 23, 2023

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Brockton, MA

Barbara A (Kirby) Shea, age 91, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2023, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts. Born in Clinton, Massachusetts on June 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Mary E. (Mawhinney) Kirby. Beloved sister of the late June Conley Eagan (Ted Conley, Tom Eagan) and the late Elaine Vitone (John). Barbara was raised in Clinton, where she graduated from Clinton High School with the Class of 1949. Following her graduation, Barbara enrol...Read More

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Josephine Reed Williams-Durnell

Nov 30, 1945 - Feb 01, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Josephine Reed Williams-Durnell was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 30, 1945. She was the youngest of four siblings who predeceased her. She was educated in the public school system and graduated from Shreveport High School in 1962. After graduation, Josephine matriculated into Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1966. Josephine, affectionately known as Jo, was employed as a teacher at South Boston High School. She later worked at Brockton High School as a typing teacher for many years. In 1968, Jo married Samuel “Sammy” Williams, Jr., and together they had two children: Kimberly Nicole (Williams) Carrington and Donell Samuel Williams. After their divorce, Jo re-married before returning to Brockton, MA. Jo was very much her own individual – larger than life, opinionated and outspoken. She loved retail therapy (shopping), self-care routines (manis and pedis), and fine dining at ……. Popeye’s Chicken! She was active in her church and served on many auxiliaries. She was a fashionista in her own right. She loved to travel and had a memorable sojourn to the Holy Land (Israel) in the ‘80s. Jo is survived by her devoted son Donell, daughter Kimberly, former husband Samuel, grandchildren Derrick (and his wife Christine) of Somerset, MA, Tiana Williams and Kimberly “Little Kim” Carrington of Boston, MA. Also, left to grieve her passing are her great-grandchildren Adanya Apple Jackson (daughter of Tiana) and Lucas Patrick Williams (son of Derrick and Christine). Jo’s journey to eternal rest is now complete. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (II Corinthians 5:8). Rest now in the arms of Our Lord Jesus! To to the family, please

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Alice Marie (Deschenes) Beauchesne

Jan 29, 1942 - Feb 14, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Alice Marie (Deschenes) Beauchesne, 82, of Brockton, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. She was the wife of Robert Beauchesne for 56 years. Alice graduated as a registered nurse from St. Anne’s School of Nursing. She worked at St. Anne's Hospital for several years until she moved to Brockton. While the children were attending elementary school, she volunteered as a tutor. She reentered the workforce and, continuing to look for ways to help others, she worked as a Teacher's aide at a Nursery school until they closed several years later. She then worked at BAMSI's Early Childhood Intervention Center, where she worked with children with developmental disabilities. Wherever she worked, as her coworkers would attest, she demonstrated a passion for the work and a constant willingness to help others. Outside of work, Alice enjoyed sewing, bike riding, ice skating, hiking, birdwatching and even aiding her husband in the many home construction projects that they took on for themselves -- as well as for others. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Michelle Beauchesne, Joseph Beauchesne (wife Carolyn), David Beauchesne (wife Caryn), and Rachelle Beauchesne; Grandchildren, Celeste, Aimee, John, Drew, Thomas, Brady, and Matthew; siblings, Lauretta Gonyon (husband Daryl), Claudette St. Laurent (husband Robert), Lucille Tarvis (husband Antone), Anne Marie Mayes (husband Elmer), Irene Deschenes, Robert Deschenes (wife Yvette) and Albert Deschenes (late wife Maria). She was the daughter of the late Albert Deschenes and Bermonde (Lemieux) Deschenes. She was the sister of the late Sister Rita Deschenes, S.S.J., Pauline Deschenes, Paul Deschenes, Doris Vallee, Raymond J. Deschenes and Richard Deschenes. A visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St. Fall River. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Alice. Online condolences at Auclair Funeral Home.com. To to the family or in memory of Alice Marie (Deschenes) Beauchesne, please

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Heather Anne Hardy

Jun 12, 1988 - Feb 12, 2024

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Brockton, MA

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Thomas F. Donoghue

Mar 21, 1965 - Feb 10, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Thomas F. Donoghue, 58, of Whitman, Massachusetts, died on February 10, 2024, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, MA, due to illness. Born on March 21, 1965 to Jeremiah Donoghue and Patricia (Walsh) Donoghue in Washington, D.C., Thomas was the oldest of nine siblings growing up in Ballston Lake, NY. He graduated from Saratoga Central Catholic High School in 1983 and SUNY Plattsburgh in 1987. Following graduation, he pursued career interests in the insurance field and held multiple customer service roles in Massachusetts and then New Hampshire. He met his beloved wife, the late Michelle (Saul) Donoghue in New Hampshire before the couple relocated to Pennsylvania. He loved spending time with his daughter Jenifer, exploring Boston together, and watching and dancing along with the movie Grease. He was both an avid Boston sports fan and a devout Catholic and frequently combined the two passions when he felt an extra prayer or reciting the Rosary could help his team succeed. It was all about faith in positive outcomes. He was predeceased by his wife, Michelle (Saul) Donoghue of Levittown, PA and his parents, Jeremiah Donoghue and Patricia (Walsh) Donoghue of Ballston Lake, NY. He is survived by his daughter, Jenifer MacLean of Manchester, New Hampshire and siblings Michael Donoghue of Orlando, FL; Bernadette (Kenneth) Legasse of Dade City, FL; Kevin Donoghue of Maplewood, NJ; Brian Donoghue of Abington, MA; Mark (Jennifer) Donoghue of Chatham, NJ; Sean (Candace) Donoghue of Framingham, MA; Timothy (Wendy) Donoghue of Matthews, NC; and Kelly (Brandon) Vedder of Middle Grove, NY. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be determined later. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Please feel free to offer your on-line Condolences using that tab on this page.

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Thomas F. Donoghue

Mar 21, 1965 - Feb 10, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Thomas F. Donoghue, 58, of Whitman, Massachusetts, died on February 10, 2024, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, MA, due to illness. Born on March 21, 1965 to Jeremiah Donoghue and Patricia (Walsh) Donoghue in Washington, D.C., Thomas was the oldest of nine siblings growing up in Ballston Lake, NY. He graduated from Saratoga Central Catholic High School in 1983 and SUNY Plattsburgh in 1987. Following graduation, he pursued career interests in the insurance field and held multiple customer service roles in Massachusetts and then New Hampshire. He met his beloved wife, the late Michelle (Saul) Donoghue in New Hampshire before the couple relocated to Pennsylvania. He loved spending time with his daughter Jenifer, exploring Boston together, and watching and dancing along with the movie Grease. He was both an avid Boston sports fan and a devout Catholic and frequently combined the two passions when he felt an extra prayer or reciting the Rosary could help his team succeed. It was all about faith in positive outcomes. He was predeceased by his wife, Michelle (Saul) Donoghue of Levittown, PA and his parents, Jeremiah Donoghue and Patricia (Walsh) Donoghue of Ballston Lake, NY. He is survived by his daughter, Jenifer MacLean of Manchester, New Hampshire and siblings Michael Donoghue of Orlando, FL; Bernadette (Kenneth) Legasse of Dade City, FL; Kevin Donoghue of Maplewood, NJ; Brian Donoghue of Abington, MA; Mark (Jennifer) Donoghue of Chatham, NJ; Sean (Candace) Donoghue of Framingham, MA; Timothy (Wendy) Donoghue of Matthews, NC; and Kelly (Brandon) Vedder of Middle Grove, NY. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be determined later. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Please feel free to offer your on-line Condolences using that tab on this page.

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Stephen E. Tapper

Jul 26, 1956 - Feb 09, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Stephen E. Tapper, 67, of Brockton, passed away suddenly at home on February 9, 2024. Born in Weymouth, son of the late Francis H. and Louise M. (Sylvester) Tapper, he was raised in Norwell and was a graduate of Norwell High School. He was a custodian for the Brockton Public Schools for many years until his retirement. Stephen enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, from listening to a good Beatles tune to spending time with his beloved cats. Above all, he loved the time spent with his daughter Amy, who was his best friend. Stephen was the husband of the late Kimberly A. (Robbins) Tapper; cherished and devoted father of Amy Louise Tapper of Brockton; brother of Robert Tapper of Denver, Colorado, and the late Richard Tapper; and an uncle of many. Family and close friends are invited to gather on Wed., Feb. 21st from 5-6 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. time of remembrance at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton. Private committal. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1300 West Elm St. Ext., Brockton, MA 02301 (https://www.apcsm.org/give).

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Marie A. Jackson

Feb 08, 1937 - Feb 02, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Marie A. (LaCouture) Jackson, 86, a lifelong resident of Brockton, passed away on February 2, 2024. She was the daughter of the late David and Margaret (Peters) LaCouture. A graduate of St. Patrick’s High School and Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as a registered nurse at the Brockton Hospital for many years. She later worked at the Brockton VA Hospital as well as several area nursing homes until her retirement. Marie developed an interest in costume jewelry and for many years enjoyed working estate sales, flea markets, and antique shows. Marie enjoyed her nursing career and her jewelry work but most of all she loved her husband Dick, the time they spent together, and the life they shared. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Richard L. Jackson; sister of the late David LaCouture and his wife Patsy, and the late Claire Silva and her late husband Albert. She leaves several nieces and nephews: David LaCouture and his fiancée Kris Belmore, Michelle LaCouture, Patrice Cochran and her husband John, David Silva and his wife Mary, and their families. Following cremation, all are welcome to visitation on Sat., Feb. 17th from 10:00-11:30 AM followed by an 11:30 AM prayer service at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Marie’s name to a charity that is meaningful to you. Visit www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272. To to the family or in memory of Marie A. (LaCouture) Jackson, please

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Joseph A. Norkus

Nov 06, 1942 - Feb 04, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Joseph A. Norkus, 81, of Brockton, passed away on February 4, 2024. Born in Boston, son of the late Joseph A. and Sophie C. (Brasas) Norkus, he was a lifelong resident of Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School, class of 1960. After high school, Joseph entered the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam. He worked at Footjoy in Brockton and as a surface mount technician for GTE. He enjoyed polka music, loved to dance, and would look forward to the annual Lithuanian Labor Day picnics. Joseph was the husband of the late Rosalie M. (D’Allocco) Norkus; father of Michelle L. Luizzi (and Paul) of AZ and David J. Norkus (and Meghan) of Weymouth, Patricia Flynn of Abington, Lisa Burgess of Bridgewater and the late Michael Flynn; loving grandfather and great grandfather to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother of Joanne Chuckran of Bridgewater, Mary Foster of SC and the late Michael Norkus. All are welcome to his graveside service on Thursday, February 15th at 12:30 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 95 N. Cary St., Brockton. To to the family or in memory of Joseph A. Norkus, please

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Charlene B. Owens

May 28, 1928 - Feb 07, 2024

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Brockton, MA

Charlene B. (Sapp) Owens, 95, of Brockton, passed away on February 7, 2024. Born in Waynesboro, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mamie (Godbee) Sapp. Charlene was an educator for the Brockton Public Schools for many years until her retirement. Charlene was the beloved mother of Ronald R. Owens of California and the late Jarrett Owens; cherished grandmother of Mystique Owens, Jarrett Owens Jr., SFC John Owens, Lauren Gallant, Kyle Owens, and Nikolas Owens; loving great-grandmother of Chace and Skyla Owens, Isabella and Isaiah Gallant, Mariah and Tristan Simeone, and the late Torrey Owens; sister of Frances Clemmons of Southfield, Michigan, and many late siblings; she leaves a host of nieces, nephews and their families. All are welcome to visitation on Fri., February 16th from 10-11 a.m. with an 11 a.m. funeral service at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton. Burial to follow at Melrose Cemetery, 88 N. Pearl St., Brockton.

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G. Lawrence Duncan Jr.

Mar 31, 1959 - Feb 02, 2024

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Brockton, MA

G. Lawrence Duncan Jr., 64, Brockton, passed away on February 2, 2024. Born in Quincy, son of the late Gerald L. Duncan Sr. and Marjoryann (Dempsey) Duncan, he was raised in Rockland and was a graduate of Rockland High School. Larry worked at various jobs, including Cape Cod Café, Wally’s Ristorante at Westgate Mall, Lowe’s, Brockton Multi-service Center, and George’s Café. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was a devoted Christian and avid bible reader. Larry was the beloved husband of Rachel (Clough) Duncan for 29 years; brother of Linda K. Najarian of Rockland, Natalie E. Duncan of Brockton, Sheila M. and her husband Richard Charbonneau of Berkley, MaryEllen and her husband Agostinho Rodrigues of East Taunton and the late David T. Duncan and Julie C. Duncan; and an uncle of many nieces and nephews. All are welcome to calling hours Sun., Feb. 11th from 1-4 p.m. at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton, funeral from Waitt Funeral Home Mon., Feb. 12th at 8 a.m., funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 403 Union St., Rockland. Private committal. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society. To to the family or in memory of G. Lawrence Duncan Jr., please

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