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Delphine (Plasse) Scriven

September 17, 1937 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 82)


Delphine (Plasse) Scriven of Whitman passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She was a gifted artist, avid reader, seamstress, costume designer, birdwatcher, and genealogy enthusiast. Delphine had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and was the go-to source for information and trivia. Before there was Google, there was “Call Del.”

Born on September 17, 1937 to Joseph and Isabella Plasse, Delphine attended Whitman Public Schools before transferring to and graduating from Spring Valley High School in San Diego, CA in 1955. After many years of selflessly providing for her family, Delphine, determined as ever, earned her driver’s license in her mid-50s and rejoined the workforce at Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

Delphine was the wife of the late Edwin A. Scriven, Jr. for 58 years. She was the devoted and much-loved mother of 8 children: Edwin A. III (Deborah), Susan, Steven (Kelly), Michael, Mark (Brian), Terry, Christopher (Brooke), and Sheryl (Paul). Delphine was the cherished Gramma to 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She was an adored Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sister Dorothy and was pre-deceased by her siblings Joseph, Lorraine, Lloyd, Jeannette, Paul, and brother-in-law Joseph. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Lanie Scriven and Frances McKenna and her dear friend Diane Bleakney.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, March 12 from 4-8 p.m. at the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St., Whitman.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 13 in Holy Ghost Church,Whitman at 9 am. Burial at Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. 

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March 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MacKinnon Cremation and Funeral Service
760 Washington Street
Whitman, MA 02382

Funeral Mass
March 13, 2020

9:00 AM
Holy Ghost Church
47 School St.
Whitman, MA 02382

March 13, 2020

Colebrook Cemetery
Essex St.
Whitman, MA 02382

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