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    Morrison McKelvy Bonpasse, 71

      Morrison McKelvy Bonpasse died in the Special Care Unit at Maine Medical Center on Friday, June 9. Born on Nov. 22, 1947, the day of the Harvard Yale football game, he was the third child and first son of Frances and Morrison Bump. He had an idyllic childhood growing up in Duxbury, with his many Kelley family cousins. The Duxbury Yacht Club was the center of summer activities where Morrison, a gifted athlete, participated in golf, tennis, swimming, sailing and social events. His grandparents’ waterfront home on Washington Street was often the center of family life and celebrations including Thanksgiving, where over 25 relatives gathered with two turkeys and…

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    Joseph Durand Scheerer, Jr., 92

      Joseph Durand Scheerer, Jr., 92, of Duxbury, and East Hampton, New York, died peacefully on June 12, surrounded by family at his home in Duxbury. Born in East Orange, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Joseph Durand Scheerer and Jane Ingersoll Scheerer. Joe grew up in Llewelyn Park with his older brother, the late William Scheerer II. Despite losing most of his hearing to a childhood illness, Joe was a talented and decorated athlete. A nationally ranked tennis player as a teenager, he continued his athletic career at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and Princeton University. At Princeton, he was a member of the class…

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    Elmer R. Mendes, 86

    Elmer R. Mendes of Middleborough, 86, a long-time resident of Duxbury, Marshfield and Plymouth, passed away on May 30. He was the beloved son of the late Andre and Florence (Winslow) Mendes and brother of the late Edward Mendes, Jennie Fontes, Donald Mendes, Shirley Mendes, and Russell Mendes. He is survived by his many friends in Marshfield, Duxbury and Plymouth. Born in Scituate, Elmer was the third child of six and at age 3 moved with his family to a home on a cranberry bog in Duxbury. The house had no running water or electricity. After his parents passed away, Elmer continued to live in the home with his two…

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    Cody Francis Carr, 25

    Cody Francis Carr of Duxbury passed away suddenly on June 23 at the age of 25. The Loving son of Kevin and Elizabeth “Libby” Carr of Duxbury, and brother of Kasey Carr, Cody also leaves his best friend Tommy Finch and his girlfriend Liv Tonsborg. He was the beloved nephew of Maureen Taylor and James and Sandy Carr, and he also leaves many cousins. Cody was born in Sarasota, Florida and was a 2012 graduate of Duxbury High School. He worked in landscaping after leaving school then moved on to installing security systems. He had great knowledge of health foods and what ingredients went in to them. Cody would spend…

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    Roy Baker, 95

      Roy W. Baker of Ocean Park, Maine died peacefully on Wednesday, June 12. He was 95 years old. Born July 2, 1923, in East Boston, he was the only son of Fred and Alice Baker. He was raised in the Melrose Highlands and graduated from Melrose High School in 1941. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, where he became a radar mechanic for the 9th Bombardment Squadron located on Tinian Island during World War II. He became a Melrose firefighter soon afterwards where he served as an EMT on the rescue squad at Melrose Fire Department Headquarters. His career as a firefighter lasted 25 years until…

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    Philip Wesley Delano, Jr. 91

      Philip Wesley Delano, Jr. 91 of Kingston, a long-time resident of Duxbury, passed away peacefully on June 22. Philip was born in Duxbury on June 20, 1928 to Henrietta (Goerke) and Philip W. Delano, Sr. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Duxbury High School in 1946. Philip went on to attend Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, earning a degree in animal husbandry. Upon graduation, he returned to Duxbury to work on the family farm. Philip served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Man’s Badge for Meritorious Service. Upon discharge, he…

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    John Biddle Sinclair, 83

      On Saturday, June 22, John Biddle Sinclair of Bainbridge Island, Washington, formally of Riverside, Connecticut and Duxbury, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 83. John was born on Nov. 12, 1935 in Philadelphia to John S. and Mary H.B. Sinclair. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 1957 and enjoyed a successful career in corporate banking. On Sept. 6, 1958, he married Lynn Z. Rickards and together they raised three children. John had a life-long passion for sailing from which he enjoyed many ocean races and cruises with friends and family. In 1987, he joined a crew of five friends and…

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    Elaine M. Nudd, 91

      On Friday, July 5, 2019, Elaine M. Nudd of Gurnet Point passed away. Elaine was a loving mother, photographer, real estate broker, artist, author and historian of her beloved Gurnet Point. She had an 87-year, life-long love of the Gurnet. After graduating from Radcliffe College in 1950 with a degree in fine arts, she married Edward Hans Strom. They settled in Duxbury, where they had two sons. After divorcing, and in order to support her two young boys, she became a professional photographer, taking portraits of local families. She then went to work for Polaroid, as a photographer and editor of the company magazine “The Minuteman.” Elaine worked directly…

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    Carl R. Leighton, 81

      Carl R. Leighton (81) of Kingston, formerly of Duxbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with his loving family by his side. Devoted husband of Dianne (Christian) Leighton, Carl was preceded in death by his parents Conrad and Emily (Eisenhaur) Leighton. Carl is survived by his children Tracey (Leighton) Burke and husband John of Kingston, and Todd Leighton of Searsmont, Maine. He was a devoted grandfather to Sean and his wife Julie (Hendren) Burke of Duxbury, Caitlin (Burke) and husband Steve Morris of Duxbury and Jordan, Kelsey and Colby Leighton of Sandwich, and great grandfather to Jack Burke of Duxbury. He is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren…

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    Anthony Silveria Duarte, Jr., 65

      Anthony Silveria Duarte, Jr., a longtime resident of Duxbury, Linneus, Maine, and Boca Grande, Florida, passed away suddenly at his home on July 5, 2019, after a brief illness. He was 65 years old. Anthony leaves his wife, Hope Safe Duarte, as well as his daughter, Christine (Boris) Sanchez-DeLazada and his stepchildren, Justin Nuland and Lauren (Matt) Burto. His five grandchildren adored their “Avo”. They include Gabriel, Benjamin and Nathaniel Sanchez-DeLazada and Hunter and Eleanor Burto. He is survived by his brother, Frank, as well as his nieces, Lori and Barbara Jean, and his nephew, David Duarte. In addition, his in-laws Ted and Edie Devnew, Jonathan and Lisa Bitting,…

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    Martha “Honey” Charlotte Roberts Small, 86

      Martha “Honey” Charlotte Roberts Small died April 27 at the age of 86. She was born in Boston to James F. Roberts and Bertha E. Platt-Roberts on December 25, 1932 and raised in Roxbury by her parents, and influenced by her grandmother Minnie Canty-Platt and several aunts. She was one of 15 children, and given the nickname “Honey” as an infant by her father. She attended Boston Public Schools, graduating from Girls High School. Soon after, she married her high school sweetheart Joseph N. Small, Sr. in 1951, and began their family of six children, raising them together in Duxbury. She was a loving and devoted mother, who attended…

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    Anthony F LaGreca Sr., 96

      Anthony F. LaGreca Sr. passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Born Jan. 31, 1923 in Marlborough to Onofrio and Anna (Santosperio) LaGreca, being the youngest of 11. Moving to Cambridge in his early youth, his family then came to Duxbury, when he was 13. He attended the Duxbury school system and graduated in 1940. He then enlisted into the Army and served overseas in Germany, Belgium and France as a gunner and a rifleman. He served in the Battle of the Bulge, and received numerous medals including the CIB Combat Infantry Badge. Returning home, he started a poultry business with his brother Nick. They…

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    Mary Danforth Lozier, 82

      Mary Danforth Lozier, 82, passed away peacefully in hospice, Thursday, March 28. Mary was born in Castine, Maine, to Roger and Ethelyn Danforth on May 25, 1936. She attended Northfield Mount Hermon School and Colby College. Though a “Mainer” through and through, Mary has been a resident of Duxbury for the past 53 years. She enjoyed a long career in real estate sales and management. Mary loved spending time with her family and pets, maintaining connections to lifelong friends, traveling, books, movies, art, Duxbury Beach, gardening, golf, photography and cooking. Mary is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Tucker, son-in-law Richard, grandsons Rick and Jake of Freeport, Maine, daughter Anne…

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    Jane Hohmann Krahmer, 80

      Jane Hohmann Krahmer, 80, passed away on April 22. Born Nov. 24, 1938, to Louis and Alice Hohmann of Holland, Michigan. She was reared in Holland with her sisters Mary Alice Hohmann, Anne Hohmann Copps, and Louise Hohmann Mc- Neive. She attended St. Louis University where she majored in mathematics. Upon graduation, she moved to Boston with her sister Anne and worked as a computer programmer for Honeywell Corp where she met her husband Al, a widower and father. They were united in matrimony Feb. 27, 1965 and moved to Duxbury. She became an instant mother to Frances Penelope (Penny) Krahmer. She later had two more children, Charles (Chad)…

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    James H. Goddard III, 70

    James H. Goddard III, formerly of Duxbury, passed away on April 19 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. Jim was the son of James H. Goddard, II and Nancy (Leonard) Goddard of Duxbury. Jim graduated from Duxbury High School in 1967 and attended Bentley College. He became a lead software specialist at the TJX Companies, Inc. prior to retiring in 2012. He resided in Ashburnham at the time of his passing. Jim is survived by his wife of 18 years, Marlene (Conroy) Goddard, his father James H. Goddard II of Chatham and Vero Beach, Florida and his brother John H. Goddard of Ayer. He was predeceased by his mother Nancy…

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    Amelia Kelly, 89

    Amelia “Emily” Kelly of Duxbury passed away on April 16 at the age of 89. A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 384 Court St., Plymouth on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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    Catherine M. Grant, 95

      Catherine M. Grant, 95, of Duxbury, passed away Friday, April 26. Catherine was a beloved nanny to many, many children over the course of her lifetime. She loved to travel and always lent a helping hand to anyone in need. Her contagious smile and fun-loving spirit will be missed by many adoring friends and family members. Catherine is survived by her two loving families. The Botieris, Cheryl and Michael Botieri, their son and daughter-in-law, Mike Botieri and Ashley Botieri, daughter and sonin law Elizabeth (Botieri) Burroughs and Evon Burroughs, son Matthew Botieri, and daughter Sarah Botieri, and the Jenkins, Allison and Marc Jenkins and their three sons, Cole, Tyler,…

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    Susan C. Mangione, 85

      Susan (Sue) C. Mangione, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday April 14, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Donald and Margret Cady. Sue was a graduate of Bucknell University and was a 33-year resident of Duxbury. She is survived by her husband Francis, her brother Steven Cady and his wife Madge, her son Mark and his wife Julie of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and her son John and his wife Terri of Amherst, New York. She is also survived by four grandchildren and one great grandson. Sue was a long-time member of the League of Women Voters and volunteered with the organization wherever she lived.…

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    Per H. Nylen, 90

      Per H. Nylen of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at home on April 17, at the ripe old age of 90. Per leaves his treasured wife of 58 years, Margaret (Peg) Flynn Nylen, and five children, Ellen Nylen of Worcester, Susan Nylen and her husband Roberto Quesada Diaz of Malden, Carl Nylen and his wife Lisa of Ipswich, Peter Nylen and his wife Kerry of Portland, Oregon, and Paul Nylen of Portland, Oregon. Per is also survived by seven much-loved grandchildren, Amalia, Sarah, Nicolás, Lucía, Emily, Manuel and Finn. He is pre-deceased by his parents Mauritz and Asta (Norling) Nylen, brothers Gustav and Lars, and sisters Karin and Helen. Per…

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    Anna James, 73

    Anna James, 73, of Duxbury passed away on April 12 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. Anna was born in Brockton and raised on Cape Cod. She graduated from Barnstable High School in 1964 and went on to earn her nursing degree from Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. A majority of her career was spent working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the burn/trauma ICU, retiring in 2006. In her free time, Anna enjoyed gardening, going to yard sales, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Anna was the beloved daughter of the late Leonard and Elinor Winberg of Duxbury, predeceased by…

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    Kellie Poirier, 49

      Kellie Poirier was born January 8, 1970 and took her last breath on earth March 27, 2019. She was at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Plymouth surrounded by her family. Kellie grew up in Duxbury, and she graduated from DHS in 1988. Since birth, Kellie has fought a brave battle with congenital heart disease. Her case was totally unique. Robin Lualdi, a Duxbury school counselor, worked arduously to bring Kellie and the family through the school years. Kellie’s 49 years were invested in the lives of so many. Her greatest joy was her son, Jonathan Dacosta. Medically it was impossible to carry a baby, but her life was filled with…

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    Henry P. Reynolds, Jr., 94

      Henry Philip Reynolds, Jr. of Duxbury passed away peacefully in the company of his children on April 14. He was 94 years old. He was the son of Henry P. Reynolds and Laura McGuire Reynolds, Henry (Hank) was raised in Wellesley and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army, landed on Utah Beach in the summer of 1944 and marched across France into Germany, helping to liberate towns and villages from wartime occupation. After the war, he studied mechanical engineering at Brown University (’50) where he met his wife of 59 years, Alice Gertrude Farrell of West Warwick, Rhode Island. Together they raised…

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    Lynn Tisdall Tenney, 75

      Lynn Tisdall Tenney, born in Newport, Rhode Island on April 4, 1944, the only child of the late Dr. Oliver and Nancy Thompson Tisdall. She graduated from Rogers High School as a member of the class of 1961 and following graduation, attended Barrington College. In 1970, Lynn married David A. Tenney. Together they lived in Foxboro, and Berkley Heights, New Jersey before finally settling in Duxbury, where they raised their family. With six children, their home was often full of friends, family and laughter. Lynn always prepared enough food for an army and her kitchen was always a good place for an after-school snack. Their dinner table was known…

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    John J. Doherty, 81

    John J. Doherty, 81, of Duxbury, passed away on April 12. He was the beloved husband of Laura (Ricketson) Doherty. He was also a loving father his children, Laura and her husband Paul Taberner, Heather and her husband Michael Comerford, and Alison and her husband Scott Estabrooks. He was the son of the late Dorothy and John Doherty, and brother to Dorothy Kenny and her husband the late Gerald Kenny, and brother to the late David Doherty and his wife the late Catherine Doherty. He was brother in law to Stephanie Mendelson. He was also the cherished grandfather to Chase, Austin, Hope, Aidan, Molly, Kameron, Cody, Connor, and Christopher. John…

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    Frederick Ellsworth Pratt, 86

      Frederick Ellsworth Pratt, 86, of Duxbury, passed on peacefully at Queen Ann’s Nursing Home on April 10. He was the beloved husband of the late Sarah (Schubert) Pratt, father to CindyAnn Pratt of Halifax, the late R. Michael Pratt, Andrew and wife Robin Pratt of Duxbury, brother to the late Helen Pratt, Alan and wife Maryellen Pratt of Waterloo NY. He is also survived by three grandsons, five great grandchildren, four nieces and four nephews. Fred was born Dec. 30, 1932 to the late Clara (Fritz) and Burton Pratt. He grew up in Halifax. He joined the Navy Seabees in 1952 and served for four years. He and Sarah…

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    Susan M. Johnson, 81

      Susan M. Johnson, 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5. She was born January 18, 1938 in Plymouth and was raised in Duxbury. As the daughter of the harbormaster, Susan enjoyed many summers of clamming and fishing. She graduated from Duxbury High School and attended the University of Alabama. Susan had a successful career as Vice President of Warner Amex Cable in Long Beach, California. After returning to Massachusetts in the early 1990s to care for her son, who sadly lost his battle with cancer, she founded Beach Plums Consignment shop in Norwell. Susan was very dedicated to this business, which she owned for 20 years. Susan was…

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    Robert A. George

    Robert (Bob) A. George of Duxbury, formerly of Weymouth and Quincy, died April 6. Bob worked as an I.T. professional for many years. Bob enjoyed traveling, working on cars, repairing computers, helping others, and being a papa. His family was the foundation of all that was important to him. He will be deeply missed. He was the beloved husband of Jane (Ward) George, the devoted father of Timothy and his wife Samantha, Brian, and Devin and his fiancée Leah. He was the cherished papa of Jessica and loving brother of Patricia DiTullio. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 11…

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    Elizabeth Ann Holt, 60

      On March 15, 2019, Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Holt of Duxbury suddenly departed this world at the age of 60. Liz was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 19, 1958 to Frances and Thomas Bradshaw. She attended high school at Padua Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, where she graduated in 1976. She went on to study veterinary medicine at Oklahoma University, where she met Jack Charles Holt, her future husband. They were married for 41 years and raised six children together. Liz was a talented artist who focused on drawing and painting and decorative arrangements. She was an animal lover who worked in zoos and at horse stables throughout her…

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    Edward G. Greene, 92

      Edward G. Greene of Duxbury passed away on March 27 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Brooks) Greene; loving father of Susan Almeda and her husband Mark of Walpole, Elizabeth Cheer of California, Christopher Greene and his wife Stefania of London, Philip Greene and his wife Amy of Hingham, John Kelly-Greene and his wife Darcy of California, and James Greene of Dorchester. Edward leaves 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Edward was born in Boston and spent his entire life in Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Army at 17 and was trained as a paratrooper serving in the 11th Airborne Division. He was deployed…

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    Robert B. Delano, 97

    Robert B. Delano of Duxbury passed away on Oct. 28, 2018 in Rabun Gap, Georgia while visiting his daughter. He was 97. Robert was born in 1921 in Boston. He graduated from Duxbury High School in 1938. He served in the Army during WWII. He graduated from college with a degree in civil engineering. He worked for several large construction companies in the Boston area before starting his own business in Duxbury as a land surveyor that he owned for over 50 years. His hobby was working on car engines. He had several antique cars over the years. He especially loved his 1940 Buick Limited. He was president of the…

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    Shelley Seip Beeby, 81

      Shelley Seip Beeby, who passed away March 22, told people that when she died, she hoped folks would say, “she left it better than she found it.” Shelley spent her entire adult life doing just that. Over her lifetime, she tirelessly worked and volunteered to build better communities, to help raise up others, to relieve injustice, all while simultaneously and lovingly parenting three children, nurturing an enduring marriage, cultivating lifelong friendships and throwing some superb parties along the way. Shortly after graduation from Beloit College, Shelley married Ken Beeby and the couple lived in the Chicago area while Ken attended Northwestern Law School. To support themselves, Shelley, taught government…

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    Robin Garland Brodie

      Robin Garland Brodie, of Duxbury and Key Largo, Florida died peacefully from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease, Sunday, March 3. Born in 1939 to the late Virginia and Robin F. Garland of Marshfield, Robin lived in Marshfield, Palmyra New York, and Cohasset before settling in Duxbury with her beloved husband Theodore H. Brodie. Robin graduate from Palmyra-Macedon High School in Palmyra in 1957, and later graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City in 1961. She applied her skills as a licensed registered nurse at Mass General Hospital, rising to eventually become the head nurse in the Philips House Cardiac Care Unit. As an entrepreneur,…

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    Bruce Tenney, 68

      Bruce Tenney of Marshfield passed away Feb. 25, due to congestive heart failure and other complications relating to his diabetes. Bruce was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. When he was a boy his mother and stepfather relocated to Massachusetts and Bruce attended and graduated high school in Duxbury. He studied computer science at Dean College. When his parents retired they moved to Florida at which time Bruce moved to the Marshfield area. Although Bruce relocated to Marshfield his heart and his connections were always in Duxbury. In 1971, Bruce joined the Freemasons at Corner Stone Lodge in Duxbury and became the Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1980. From 1993…

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    Helen Murphy Cushing, 74

    Helen Murphy Cushing, 74, wife of Harvey Briggs Cushing of Duxbury entered into eternal rest Friday, March 15. Helen was born Jan. 2, 1945 in Cambridge, the third daughter of the late George T. Murphy and Helen M. Murphy. In addition to her husband of 49 years, Helen is survived by three children: Mary R. Cushing, Helen C. Daniel (Thomas) and Michael B. Cushing (Laura); three grandchildren: Thomas Michael, Gabriel Briggs and Alaina Victoria Daniel; and one sister, Ann Marie Burgoyne; 14 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Kathleen M. Fallon and brother, Col. George T. Murphy. The relatives and friends of Helen and Harvey…

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    Joan C. Francke, 87

      Joan C. Francke, 87, passed away March 12 peacefully at her home in Duxbury. She was the loving wife of the late Hugo Francke. Joan was a resident of Duxbury for the past 65 years. After a long career as a case manager, she enjoyed volunteering at the Duxbury Senior Center. She had a love for Duxbury beach, travel, animals and her family (not necessarily in that order). She was predeceased by her husband Hugo Francke, Sr. and her son Hugo Francke, Jr. Joan was the loving mother of Heidi Francke of Boston, H. Gilbert Francke of North Carolina, Julie Veach of Ohio, Amy McCullough of North Carolina, Jon…