Mabel F. (Pratt) BeanJune 4, 1919 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 98)
Mabel F. (Pratt) Bean 98, passed away on October 29, 2017 at the Colonial Nursing Center in Weymouth. Mabel was born in Weymouth, MA on June 4, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Lillian (Dyer) and Francis Pratt. Mabel was a 1937 graduate of Braintree High School. She married Raymond M. Bean in 1939 and lived in East Braintree until 1962 when they moved to Weymouth. She is survived by her three children, Francis L. Bean and his wife Janice of Barnard, VT, Marion (Bean) and her husband Ralph Rose of Sandwich, and Raymond M. Bean Jr. and his wife Elaine of Scituate. Mabel was blessed with five grandchildren, Ralph, Jr. and his wife Stephanie Rose of Pembroke, Elizabeth and her husband Raymond Thompson, Jr. of Swanzey, NH. Kimberly and Danielle Bean of Vermont and Michael Bean of Weymouth. Mabel is the Great-Grandmother of Jessica and Timothy Rose, Carl and John Thompson, Tyler Bean and Hannah Watson. She was predeceased by her brothers, Myron Pratt, William Pratt, Ralph Pratt, and Burleigh Roberts. Mabel volunteered at South Shore Hospital for 22 years and worked at South Shore Orthopedics for 32 years before retiring at age 85 years old. Mabel was well known for her “Sunshine” work! She sent out hundreds of cards and letters each year to bring Sunshine to her friends, family and anyone she thought could use encouragement. Even in the nursing home she sent out cards until she could write no more. Mabel worked for years on her “Blanket Fund” project. She accepted monetary gifts and also collected soda bottles to exchange for money for her project. In the last two years Mabel donated $2,332.00 to the Church World Service Blanket Fund. These blankets are used when disasters hit around the world. This program tells people in crisis “you are not alone, someone cares”. Visiting hours will be held at the Mortimer N. Peck – Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree, on Wednesday November 1, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. A Funeral service for Mabel will be held at the First Church Weymouth, 17 Church Street, Weymouth Heights, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Hingham Centre Cemetery, Hingham, MA. Rather than flowers, to remember Mabel in a special way, donations may be sent to World Ministries of Church World Service, BLANKET FUND, P.O. Box 968, 28606 Phillips Street, Elkhart, IN 46715. See www.peckservices.com for information.