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AKINS, Maryanne (Sullivan), of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Falmouth and Braintree, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020, at the age of 80. Born in Cambridge, Maryanne graduated from Archbishop Williams High School and then went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Boston State College. She worked as a registered nurse for many years, including her time as a nursing instructor at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, prior to her retirement. A devoted mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Maryanne will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Maryanne was the loving mother of Peter Akins, Jr. and his late wife Cecelia of E. Bridgewater, Donna Walsh and her husband John of Boston, James Akins of Plymouth and Thomas Akins and his wife Karen of Braintree. Devoted sister of Mark Sullivan, Janet Blakely, Jean Barrett, Edward Sullivan, Jack Sullivan, David Sullivan and the late Judy Howard. Beloved "Nani" to Timothy, Shauna and Kelly Akins, Taylor Buckley, Coleman Walsh, Stephen, Ryan and Cory Akins and Amanda and Andrew Akins and "Great Nani" to Charlotte and Vincent. Also survived by her beloved dog "Holly". Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Funeral Services and Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice House, c/o Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., W. Bridgewater, MA 02379. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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