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Frederic Hills

Nov 21, 1930 - Nov 10, 2023

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Hingham, MA

Frederic A. Hills passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of family and friends, on November 10. He was witty, humorous and kind, and had a gift for sharing his warmth of spirit. Frederic was born on November 21, 1930, in Brookline, MA, to Margaret and Fisher Hills. He grew up in Brookline and West Newton with his three younger siblings, Barbara, Jay and Carolyn. Theirs was a busy and loving household, shared with his grandmother, uncles and aunt, and they enjoyed many wonderful s...Read More

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Judith Langis

Aug 27, 1949 - Feb 17, 2024

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Hingham, MA

Judith (“Judy”, “Jude”) Langis of Hingham, MA, peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones after a brief illness Saturday, February 17th, 2024, at the age of 74. Judy was born on August 27th, 1949 to Vincent Langis and Helen Langis Rethman in Dorchester, MA. She is survived by her two sister’s Ginny Murray and Elaine LaCoursiere and as well as her large extended family, including many adoring nieces, nephews, and cousins. Countless were touched by Judith’s free spirit, magnetic energy, and deep devotion. She committed her life to finding and expanding her family and community. In her youth, she traveled throughout Canada, Ireland and Europe discovering her roots and later developing a dedication to genealogy. Judy had a profound understanding of and an undeniable magic with children She used these gifts to earn a master’s degree in early childhood development at New York University and in her years as a preschool teacher on Toronto Island and in Manhattan. Judy also had a natural instinct to heal. She studied osteopathy and built a massage therapy practice during her more than 30 years living in her Manhattan apartment and on Shelter Island. In her final years, she retired to Hingham, MA to be closer to family. There she spent her retirement reading, doing crossword puzzles with her cousins, and socializing with her World’s End book club and neighbors. She loved all the family animals, especially the dogs who she treated with a special kindness. She will be remembered for her intelligence, intuition, and as a loyal confidante. Most of all, she will be remembered for all the laughter. A public visitation will be held at McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA 02190, on Sunday, February 25 from 2-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider a donation to

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Annette J. (Lawless) Lyons

Died : Feb 17, 2024

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Hingham, MA

Annette J. (Lawless) Lyons, age 94, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham, surrounded by her loving family. Annette was born in Wellesley Hills, to the late John and Marie (McCluskey) Lawless. Raised in Weston, she was a graduate of the former Saint Brendan High School. She was proud to have earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College in 1954 as part of their first nursing class. She lived in Braintree for over sixty years. Annette was proud to be a registered nurse. She began her career working at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary before leaving the workforce to raise her family. She later returned, working as a registered nurse in the newborn nursery at the former Quincy City Hospital for twenty-five years, retiring in 1999. She was a longtime parishioner of the former Saint Thomas More Parish in Braintree. Most of all, Annette was devoted to her family, and especially enjoyed spending summers on the beach with them. She took great pleasure in being surrounded by her ever-growing family. Beloved wife of the late John F. “Jack” Lyons. Devoted mother of Karen M. Lyons and her partner Joe Webb of Milton, John F. “Jack” Lyons, Jr. and his wife Michele of Dartmouth, Kathleen A. Porkka and her husband Jonathan of Osterville, James J. Lyons and his wife Lisa of Norwell, Lee Ann Mitchell and her husband Scott of Milton, and Paul M. Lyons and his wife Jacquelyn of Pembroke. Loving grandmother of sixteen and great grandmother of nineteen. The last of five siblings, she was predeceased by Joan Phillips, Richard “Bud” Lawless, Leone F. French, and Paula E. Gleason. Annette is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families. Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, February 23, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Julia Parish, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, on Saturday, February 24, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Linwood Cemetery, Weston. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annette’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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Mary F. Arsenault

Aug 21, 1932 - Feb 16, 2024

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Hingham, MA

Mary F. Arsenault (Falcon) resident of Linden Ponds Hingham formerly of West Yarmouth, and Methuen, MA, entered into eternal life peacefully with her beloved husband and family by her side on Feb. 16, 2024 at Rose Court, Linden Ponds in Hingham. She was 91 years of age. Mary was born in Methuen, MA on August 21, 1932, daughter of the late James Falcon and Mary (Silva) Falcon. She grew up in Methuen with three older brothers and graduated from Searles High School in 1950. She attended McIntosh Business School and Merrimack College. In 2002 She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and Social Science. She married her husband, Roy J. Arsenault in 1955. They remained married for 68 years. She worked as a Social Worker for 37 years for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare in Lawrence. She enjoyed her days spent in Vero Beach Florida, swimming in Horse Pond at Halcyon in West Yarmouth and time with friends and family at Linden Ponds in Hingham. Devoted mother of James Arsenault and his wife Rani of Braintree, Mary Lou O’Leary and her husband Michael of Norwell, and Roy Arsenault of Acton. Cherished grandmother of Jaice, Jaya, Patrick, Jon, Kellie, Nicole, John, and Christopher. Great grandmother of Benson and Belle O’Leary. Beloved Aunt Mae of her dear nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited for a viewing and to greet the family Friday, February 23 at 9:30 -10:30am at the Keohane Funeral Home 40 Sea St North Weymouth, prior to the 11am funeral mass at St. Albert the Great Church 1140 Washington St Weymouth. Burial will be private.

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Carolyn "Cally" Cahoon Nickerson

Jun 22, 1945 - Feb 16, 2024

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Hingham, MA

Carolyn "Cally" Cahoon Nickerson, 78, of Chatham died Friday, February 16, 2024 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, Massachusetts. She was the wife of the late Ralph Nickerson. A lifelong Cape Codder, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy (Bismore) Cahoon. She worked at Cape Cod 5 Bank and ran a successful cleaning business for many years. She spent many happy times in the log cabin in Maine that she and Ralph owned. She loved gardening, the ocean, boating, and spending time with her family and friends. Cally is survived by her son Kenneth B. Nickerson of Chatham, daughter-in-law Maryann McKay of Harwich, her sister Peggy J. Hemeon of Harwich Port, and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Roger M. Nickerson and the sister of the late Richard (Dick) Cahoon and Donald R. Cahoon. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 11 AM at Seaside Cemetery, Crowell Road, Chatham, MA. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Pat Roche Hospice Home, 86 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA 02043. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com

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William Anstead

Died : Feb 20, 2022

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Hingham, MA

William was a loving husband to his wife, Patricia, for over 50 years. He owned and operated his own service station on Route 3A in Weymouth. Years later, he went on to start his own antique restoration business. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work and love that he shared for family and friends. Born in Boston he was the son of the late William and Mary Anstead. Beloved husband of the late Patricia A. Anstead of Rockland, loving Granky of Olivia Anstead of Cohasset, father of Julie Anstead of Cohasset, William Anstead of WA, and Jennifer Sullivan and her husband Kevin of South Boston. Brother of Jeannine Lathum of Dedham, Mary Louise Stock of Denver CO and the late Richard Anstead. William is also missed by many extended family members and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Funeral Mass at Church of the Resurrection, Hingham on Tuesday , February 20th at 10 AM. Interment will be private at MA National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of William may be made to The Ronald McDonald House, 250 1st Ave., Charlestown, MA 02129

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Robert T. Durgin

Feb 20, 1946 - Feb 16, 2024

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Hingham, MA

Robert “Bob” T. Durgin, a longtime resident of Hingham, MA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 16, 2024, days shy of his 78th birthday. Born in 1946, Bob was the son of the late Eugene J. Durgin and Dorothy (Donovan) Durgin of Milton, MA. Bob is survived by his wife, Midge (Sullivan) Durgin of Hingham and his five children: Julie (Durgin) Scheck and her husband Jay of Medfield, Kerry (Durgin) Johns and her husband Ian of Milton, Jennifer Durgin of South Boston, Patrick Durgin of Hingham, and Sara (Durgin) Riffel and her husband Mike of Marblehead. Bob is also survived by his siblings Eugene Durgin of Duxbury, Maria (Durgin) Capobianco of Mashpee, and Paul Durgin of Milton. Bob will also be remembered and forever cherished by his 7 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Anna, and Madeline Scheck, Lucy and Henry Johns, and Charlie and Emily Riffel, who fondly referred to him as “Bobo”. Bob was born in Boston, MA and was a class of ‘67 graduate of Boston College. Enjoying career success at an early age, Bob joined Food Enterprises N.E. in 1974 and served as President of the company from 1982 – 1993, but the highlight of Bob’s latter days was sharing in the lives of his kids and grandkids. In his quiet yet steadfast way, with his sharp wit and uncanny sense of humor, Bob never missed the chance to celebrate a family birthday, anniversary, or follow the trials and tribulations of every Boston sports team. Bob’s most cherished traditions were enjoying a sunset on the beaches of Cape Cod and Christmas Eve at home with his family. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday February 20 from 4-7 PM at The McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home in Cohasset, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday February 21 at 11:00 AM at St Paul’s Church, 147 North Street, Hingham, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Norwell Visiting Nurses and Hospice Association (NVNA) at www.nvna.org or 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061. To to the family or in memory of Robert T. Durgin, please

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Sandra Jeanne (Strebel) Peavey

Feb 27, 1938 - Feb 07, 2024

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Hingham, MA

Sandra Jeanne (Strebel) Peavey of Hingham, MA, died peacefully at South Shore Hospital on February 7, 2024, surrounded by her family, after suffering a cardioembolic stroke a few days earlier. She would have turned 86 on February 27th. She will be greatly missed by her husband of almost 60 years, Bernie Peavey, her daughter, Maggy Pietropaolo, grandchildren Zackery and Sofia, their father, Vincent Pietropaolo, her brother, Stephen Strebel and his wife, Mary, her nieces and nephews, Bill Strebel, Stephanie and Carl Jasmin, Sarah and Roger Cameron, Joe and Heather Strebel, her 12 grand-nieces and nephews, and the many cousins who loved her. Sandy was born in Buffalo, New York to Dr. Gustave Strebel and Adelaide Corridon Strebel, but soon moved to Rochester where she spent most of her youth. Two years were spent in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, while her father, an optometrist, cared for the eyesight of the men working on the Manhattan project. As a child, she enjoyed dressing up her cats and pushing them around in a baby carriage. So, she was delighted when at six years old, her parents gave her a baby brother. Unfortunately, Steve lost some of his appeal when he grew into a typical annoying younger sibling, but as adults, they became very close. Sandra received her B.A. in English at Cornell University in 1959 and in 1962, went on to become one of only six women to graduate from Duke University School of Law in the entire decade and was the only woman in her graduating class and on law review. Upon graduation, Sandy moved to Washington, DC to work for the US government as a trial attorney for the Federal Power Commission. After 11 years, she left to become a founding partner of Spiegel & McDiarmid, which is still a top ranked law firm specializing in the energy and telecom industries. There, her practice focused on utility regulation and anti-trust law, representing smaller municipal power companies against the unfair practices of large private firms. In 1974, she was admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court, where she tried several cases during her career. In the mid-1990s, Sandy transitioned from senior partner to of counsel at her firm, taught legal writing both in person and online at the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore, and eventually left Spiegel & McDiarmid to become of counsel at McAndrew & Zitver, where she practiced appellate employment law part-time until her retirement in 2020. In January 1964, Sandy visited a friend’s church and was introduced to Bernie at dinner after the service. They hit it off immediately, became engaged in March, and married on June 27th the same year. In 1967, they bought a home in Laurel, Maryland, and welcomed their daughter the following year. In addition to representing clients all over the country, and raising her daughter, Sandy enjoyed ballroom dancing and playing bridge with her husband. Summer weekends were spent at their apartment in Bethany Beach, Delaware, where Sandy eventually became president of the Sea Colony condo association. When Maggy left to follow in her mother’s footsteps at Cornell, Sandy picked up a new hobby – owning racehorses. She especially loved visiting them in the stables and watching them train in the early mornings. In 2002, Sandy began her favorite job – grandmother – and could finally stop showing her friends pictures of her “grand-dog.” She and Bernie moved to Hingham in 2006 to be closer to their grandchildren, and for nine years, Zack and Sofia had the amazing experience of being taken care of by Grammy and Grampa every Monday after school. Soon after moving to Linden Ponds, Sandy saw an announcement that Hingham was looking for people to negotiate the town’s contracts with Comcast and Verizon and thought that sounded fun, so she joined the Hingham Cable TV Advisory Committee, which she chaired from 2009-2016 and vice-chaired until 2018. While on this committee, she started the “Spanning the Generations” program at the high school with a grant from Verizon, where high school students train senior citizens to use video equipment for cable TV programming. Sandy also pursued her hobbies of photography and videography at Linden Ponds, where she volunteered as a crew member at their cable TV studio. Sandy enjoyed being part of both the Linden Ponds community and the entire Hingham community. She was an active member of Second Parish, serving on the leadership board, filming Sunday services for cable TV, and donating both food and time to the Hingham Food Pantry. She also envisioned and built the Serenity Path through the woods behind the church. In her seventies, Sandy developed an intolerance for gluten, so naturally she and her friend established the Linden Ponds Gluten Free Club where members shared recipes and a monthly dinner together. Before covid, Sandy and Bernie enjoyed many activities with their friends at Linden Ponds, including folk and ballroom dancing, attending performing arts events, and traveling on small ship cruises. Sandy started two other groups there: the UU Fellowship of Linden Ponds, of which she was president until 2022, and the Unitarian Universalist University or “U cubed,” which is a weekly gathering of residents to watch lectures from Great Courses on topics of history, religion, and culture. When she wasn’t working, volunteering, or caring for her husband and grandchildren, Sandy enjoyed reading detective fiction, doing sudoku and logic puzzles, shopping and traveling. In their retirement, Sandy and Bernie traveled to both Alaska and Hawaii, cruised the Mississippi, the Great Lakes and Belize, and in 2016 they took their daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren on a week-long vacation to the Canadian Rockies. Sandy will always be remembered for her brilliant mind, determination, kindness, generosity, and prolific use of emojis in texts. Her wish was to have a memorial service in Hingham during the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Hingham Food Pantry (685 Main Street). To to the family or in memory of Sandra J (Strebel) Peavey, please

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Janice M. MacCune

Died : Feb 11, 2024

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Hingham, MA

MacCune, Janice M. (Dunlap) “Nana” of Hingham, died February 11, 2024. Nana adored her family and was a devout Catholic. She was very involved in Glasonbury Abbey, attending daily Mass and volunteering in the office. She also helped fundraise for their annual golf tournament. She enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. Nana was a spitfire with a quick wit who was always loving and welcoming. She is now reunited with her beloved husband dancing together again and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Devoted wife of the late Robert MacCune. Loving mother of Thomas and Jean, Paula and Bob, Susan and Tim, Judy, Bobby and Nancy, Michael and Ann, Jeff and Annie, Greg and Kathy, and John and Susan. Cherished sister of Charlie and Margaret and the late Tommy. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be Thursday in St. Paul’s Church, Hingham at 10:30 AM. Burial in Hingham Centre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360.

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Nancy L. Tucker

Oct 19, 1933 - Feb 01, 2024

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Hingham, MA

Nancy L. Tucker – 90, of Lee, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at Harbor House in Hingham Massachusetts, where she resided for the last year. Born in Cheshire, Massachusetts on October 19, 1933, daughter of the late Everett L. and Lila Mae (Sitcer) Martin. Nancy attended schools in Cheshire and Adams and graduated from Adams Memorial High School in 1951. She was a member of Girl Scouts and Cheshire Grange# 19. Nancy won many county and state awards in her 10 years as a 4H member in Clothing and Agriculture Projects. She also received the 4H Gold Pin for 20 years of leadership in clothing. She was a seamstress and taught Adult Education Clothing Classes at Monument Mountain High School for 4 years. Nancy helped deliver milk from her family’s dairy farm (ELMartin Farm) before she married and later helped operate dairy farms with her late husband Clarence W. Tucker, Jr. who died February 13, 2004. They were married July 25, 1953, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July of 2003. She moved on from helping on the farm to working as a Secretary in the Maintenance Office of the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, New York for 20 years. Nancy loved her family and traveling. She was always ready for an adventure or outing with a beautiful smile and a heart of gold. Genuinely kind and deeply loved by all those who got to know her, she will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by 6 children, Dennis Tucker and his wife Bonnie of Emblem, Wyoming, Dareen and husband Patrick Markham of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Dawn and her husband Arthur Wood of Scituate, Massachusetts, Dayle and her husband Charles (Brad) Wood of The Villages, Florida, Dwayne Tucker and his wife Patricia of Ten Sleep, Wyoming and Daphne Bracken of Vero Beach, Florida. Nancy also leaves 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren whom she loved very dearly. Nancy is survived by her sister Carol Morrison of Salisbury, Vermont, her sister Barbara Fletcher of Ashley Falls, Massachusetts, her brother Fred Martin of Cheshire, Massachusetts. Also her sister-in-law Carolyn and husband James Passmore of Waynesboro, Virginia, sister-in-law Arlene wife of the late Norman Tucker of Sun Lakes, Arizona, brother-in-law Dan Tucker and his wife Fern of Pflugerville, Texas. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law Beatrice Tucker, her brother Everett (Gus) Martin and his wife Doris (Dodie), her brother-in-laws Ken Morrison and Neil Fletcher. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved spending time with. A memorial service will be held this summer at The First Congregational Church in Lee, Massachusetts.

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Rodney H. Swenson

Jun 19, 1938 - Feb 03, 2024

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Hingham, MA

"Holden/East Weymouth - Rodney H. Swenson, 85, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Queen Ann Nursing Home in Hingham. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Herman R. and Olivia A. (Caron) Swenson, and a proud graduate of Lawrence High School. Rodney earned his Associate\u0027s degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology and later achieved a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. His professional journey led him to a successful career in mechanical engineering and industrial management at several Worcester area companies including Curtis \u0026amp; Marble, Bay State Abrasives, and Parker Affiliated Cos. In his retirement, Rodney embraced a new role as a school bus driver transporting special need students for several area towns. A skilled woodworker and finish carpenter, Rodney took pride in his meticulous craftsmanship. He found joy traveling in the U.S. and abroad, particularly spending winters in LaBelle, Florida. An avid horseshoe player, he participated in numerous tournaments. Rodney also had a deep passion for breeding Bulldogs and engaging in dog shows. A dedicated member of the Bull Dog Club of New England, he transitioned into judging dog shows after retiring from competition. In his youth, Rodney enjoyed playing in Drum and Bugle Corps. Preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Swenson, in 2007, he is survived by his wife of 15 years, Maureen J. Swenson of East Weymouth. Rodney was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sally Swenson, in 1995. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Thomas Swenson and his wife, Jackie Skehan of Fitchburg, and David Swenson and his wife, Becky Nurmi-Swenson of Rutland. His legacy continues through his grandchildren, Kristin Milton and her husband, Christopher of Boylston, and Craig Swenson and his wife, Kristie of High Rolls, New Mexico. Cherished great-grandchildren include Ella and Ryan Milton, and Lily and Wyatt Swenson. Services are private and under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden."

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