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Official Obituary of

Deborah Newton Menzies

August 15, 1956 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Deborah Menzies Obituary

Deborah Newton Menzies, a resident of Hingham, passed away suddenly in South Yarmouth, Mass. at the Windsor Nursing home where she had been a resident for the last two years.

Deborah was born and raised in Hingham, the daughter of the late Ian S. and Barbara (Newton) Menzies. She was born on August 15,1956 and died on March 10, 2024.

Deborah was a 1974 graduate of Hingham High School. She went on to earn an Associate Degree in Office Administration. She was a long-time administrative assistant to Dr. John Collins, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Following his retirement, she finished her working years at Linden Ponds in Hingham.

Her fondest memories are of her years in scouting; camping, canoeing, and all forms of water sports. Later on, she enjoyed golfing, travels in Scotland and cruising the Caribbean with family and friends.

Deborah had a soft spot for all animals whether wild or domestic. There were herds of guinea pigs, fluffles of rabbits, and generations of tame chipmunks in and around the yard at 479 Main St.

She leaves behind her loving sisters Marla, Alexa, Gillian and husband John Cohan. She also leaves her dear nieces Skye Cohan, and Caitlin (Al) Gibson and her cherished great nephew and niece Nikolaus and Elisette Gibson.

The family wishes to recognize and thank all of Deborah's care givers and the entire staff at Windsor Skilled Nursing Facility of South Yarmouth, Ma.

In celebration of Deborah's life and love of animals, donations in her name may kindly be made to, or Mass. Audubon.

Deborah will be laid to rest at Hingham Cemetery.


God's Garden

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

by Melissa Shreve



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