He also loved talking politics and was proud to be a liberal, always concerned with the plight of those less fortunate.
In addition to his wife of 58 years; he is survived by his three daughters and their families: Loraine McNaboe and her husband, Mike, of Farmington, Conn., Jill Heneghan and her husband, Doug, of Oneonta, and Barbara Tierney of Orleans, Mass.; five grandchildren, Peter McNaboe in Hoboken, N.J., Dan Heneghan and his fiancee, Melissa Chrin, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Keith McNaboe in Cambridge, Mass., Michael Heneghan in Ajo, Ariz., and Jennifer McNaboe in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is also survived by two nephews, Kenneth Purcell and Thomas Purcell; and a niece, Marianne Schwers, and their families.
He was predeceased by his sister, Florence Purcell, and her husband, Donald.
A special thanks goes to family friend Sandy Sanddal for her help, support and blessings of love over the last four months. Also, many thanks to the staff at the Senior Behavioral Health Unit at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, and to the staff at Epoch Senior Living of Harwich and Beacon Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, or to the charity of one’s choice.
A memorial visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, also at Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans. A burial of ashes will follow in the Orleans Cemetery.
For online condolences and guest book please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com .