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“Meaghan will always be with me. A smile everyday, amazing memories and many laughs. You taught me lots young lady. To Meaghans family, thank you for...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jaime Allard-Smith - RI - Friend

“Dear Bill, I am saddened by the loss of your dear Meaghan. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this difficult time. May my...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jacobsen Laurie - Laguna Niguel, CA

“Dear Bill,I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your daughter.. Please accept sincere condolences on my behalf and on behalf of all who trained with...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Walter Mattson - Sarasota, FL

“Wishing you and your family comfort and peace during this very difficult time. John D ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: John Dametto - Friend

“Many happy memories of Megan as her driver to Canton and then as an Employee ofFranciscan during her stay!!❤ ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Richie Wass - Quincy, MA - Friend

“Meghan was a sweet young woman I cared for her at Franciscan. She knew I had a daughter, about her age. She would always ask me " how is your ...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Maureen D Knowles Knowles - MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God's love help sustain you all. Peace and love. Susan and Molly ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Mehigan - Watertown, MA


Dr. T.P. Chia said, 'A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.'

Meaghan Gobron made her way through life with a smile on her face that would light up a room…it was easier to smile, even in the face of constant challenges. Meaghan's smile was an act of love and a gift to all those in her company, be they stranger or friend. She was a truly beautiful person.

Meaghan Marie Gobron died peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2018, at home in Holliston. She was 33.

Born on May 11, 1985, in Newton, she was the eldest daughter of William E. Gobron and the late Deborah (Zapka) Gobron. Born with medical challenges, she was a longtime resident of Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton. She attended Massachusetts Hospital School and graduated from the Kennedy Day School. At age twenty-two, she transitioned to Wachusett Extended Care Facility in Holden, where her caregivers became new friends. She delighted in her outings to shop, catch a concert and attend a Red Sox game at Fenway as part of the Wakefield Warriors, giving her the opportunity to meet her all-time favorite player (and crush), Tim Wakefield. There's no doubt he made her day and was the recipient of one of her star quality smiles. In 2011, Meaghan moved to a new home in Holliston where, as always, she melted hearts with her great big smile and positive disposition. New housemates, caregivers and friends came with the new zip code. She died in the love and comfort of these devoted caregivers and fellow residents, whom she considered family.

Never one to complain, Meaghan was a sweet, considerate and happy person. Simple things like the color purple, a rhyming story, or music by James Taylor, Billy Joel or Peter, Paul and Mary lifted her spirits and kept her comfortable. An inquisitive person with a faultless memory of everyone she had ever met, she was genuinely interested in the lives of those in her company and in her life. Chatty and social Meaghan Gobron gave everyone a reason to smile and feel blessed.

Embracing Meaghan in heaven are her mother, Deborah, and her grandparents, Marie C. (Nestor) Gobron and Loretta (Poteracki) and Rudolph Zapka.

In addition to her housemates and caregivers she leaves her father, William Gobron of Rancho Santa Margarita, California; her siblings, Kevin Gobron of Vista, California; Kerry Martinez (Javier) and Lauren Gobron (Kenny Martinez), of San Marcos, California; her grandfather, Arthur F. Gobron of Watertown; her aunts and uncles, Jeanne M. Nisbet of Watertown; Louise M. Gobron (David Sleet) of Berkeley Lake, Georgia; and Pamela Tambakis (Paul) of Mission Viejo, California; nieces Sophia and Chelsea Martinez of Vista, California; cousins Jennifer and Tim Tambakis of Vista, California; Ted Tambakis (Cameron) of Ojai, California; Michael Nisbet of San Francisco, California; and her cousin and good buddy, Matthew Nisbet, of Watertown.

Family and friends will honor and remember Meaghan's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Thursday, August 30th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Friday morning, August 31st, before leaving in procession to Saint Patrick's Church, 212 Main Street, Watertown. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.

Meaghan's joyful and caring spirit may be honored through memorial donations to Franciscan Children's Hospital, 30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135.

'Always keep the smile, because the smile is the beginning of love.' Adam Imad

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