William  MacLaren

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William MacLaren of Duxbury passed away on December 31, 2023 in Plymouth, MA. He was 85 years

old and was a beloved 4th grade teacher at the Kingston Elementary School for 16 years. In the

early years of his retirement, he was a popular substitute.

Born in Quincy, he graduated from Quincy High School, and following the early death of his

father, Bill worked his way through Nazarene College in Quincy and began his teaching career in

Kingston. He lived in Duxbury for the rest of his life. He was predeceased by his parents and

sister Lois. Bill’s early ancestors were among the first settlers of Prince Edward Island from

Scotland. He spent summers there as a child and maintained family ties there all his life.

Fiercely independent and known for his Scottish thrift, he was gregarious, made friends easily

and had a quick sense of humor and a hearty laugh. He loved sports (especially the Boston Red

Sox), Russian history, country music and his beloved dog, Sage. He is survived by two local

cousins, Maryjane Makrides of Dedham and Marion Earley of Westwood.

Friends and family are invited to the Shepherd Funeral Home at 216 Main Street, Kingston, MA,

for an hour of visitation from 9-10:00 AM Friday, January 5th. Burial will be private.

A Memorial Tree was planted for William
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston
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William MacLaren

Sunday, December 31, 2023

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