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Alcott Lorenzo Tobey, Sr.

May 11, 1932 - June 15, 2012

Obituary


Alcott L. "Tobe" Tobey, Sr. of Bourne, MA, left this earth far too soon on June 15, 2012, at the age of 80.

Alcott was the husband of Christine Mary (Barboza) Tobey, currently of Buzzards Bay, for whom he lived his life for and always kept his word to. Christine and Alcott were married on January 26, 1953 and raised four beautiful children who all survive him. His youngest son Dana Tobey and his wife Christine of Sandwich, MA, his son Duncan Tobey of Pocasset, MA, his son Alcott L. Tobey, Jr. and...

Alcott L. "Tobe" Tobey, Sr. of Bourne, MA, left this earth far too soon on June 15, 2012, at the age of 80.

Alcott was the husband of Christine Mary (Barboza) Tobey, currently of Buzzards Bay, for whom he lived his life for and always kept his word to. Christine and Alcott were married on January 26, 1953 and raised four beautiful children who all survive him. His youngest son Dana Tobey and his wife Christine of Sandwich, MA, his son Duncan Tobey of Pocasset, MA, his son Alcott L. Tobey, Jr. and his significant other Joan L. Geggatt of Mashpee, MA, and lastly, his daughter Linda Tobey-Wassell of Mashpee.

Born in Pocasset, MA on May 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Ellery and Pearl (Hammond) Tobey, and an identical twin to his brother, the late Aaron R. Tobey, Sr. Alcott was raised in Pocasset, MA and continued his life's journey in the surrounding areas of Mashpee, Monument Beach, and Bourne. Alcott began an early career as a Commercial Shellfisherman and later became a Volunteer Shellfish Constable for the Bourne Natural Resources Department. Alcott was also a Hydraulic Operator for the Water District of Bourne and Volunteered as a Call Fireman at Station 2 in Monument Beach. Alcott later worked at Perry's boatyard and Kingman's Marina. In other words "Tobe" was a jack of all trades.

When Alcott wasn't working, he was an early riser and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a participant in Golden Gloves Boxing in New Bedford and played organized baseball. He was also an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting. He was known as a "Plank" member to the Monument Beach Sportsman Club and also as "Pow Pow Tobey", for his marksmanship.

In Alcott's private time he enjoyed playing guitar, salt water and shellfish fishing, doing word search puzzles, and dining and gathering with his family, whom he loved dearly. He was also a proud member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Aside from leaving behind his wife and four children. He also leaves behind his 6 grandchildren: Robert and Timothy Wassell, Jacob and Corinne Tobey, and Hunter Tobey and Tanya Marie Tobey, and 3 great grandchildren: Analaura, Brianna, and Phillip Wassell. He is also survived by his brothers: Elton, Thornton "Ben", and Malcolm Tobey, and sisters: Wilhelmenia "Billie" Tobey, Alice Santos, Ernestine "Teenie" Benson, Thelma Fair and Rhoda Fernandez. He was also predeceased by his sisters Louise, Gert, Pearl, and Carol.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne, MA and a Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Pocasset, 298 Barlow's Landing Road, Pocasset, MA. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Although the family welcomes flowers, donations may be made in Alcott's name to Good Samaritan Medical Center, 235 North Pearl Street, Brockton, MA 02301, for Alzheimer's and Dementia Support. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonbourenfuneralhome.com