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Philip W. Rainey

April 24, 1956 ~ February 27, 2020 (age 63)


Philip W. Rainey, 63, of Brockton, died unexpectedly February 27, 2020. Born in Brockton, a son of the late Grace (Gummow) and Herbert Rainey, he was raised in Bridgewater, graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham High School and attended Massasoit Community College. For over 40 years he was employed by Allied/Norwood Auto Parts as an assistant service manager. Phil was in the group of the first survivors for the repair of “Tetralogy of Fallot” (blue-baby syndrome). Though born with congenital heart defects his life was not defined by that. His active life events included playing guitar, sailing, fishing, bicycling, skiing, playing golf, assisting as a youth softball coach, spending time at the family cottage in Brant Rock, walking his dogs, enjoying blues music, annual Disney World trips and spending time with his family. Phil was the beloved husband of Eileen (Naves) Rainey for almost 35 years; loving father of Meghan Rainey, brother of William Rainey of Bridgewater, Ruth Benoit (and Louis) of Richmondhill, GA, Paula Morton (and Geoffrey) of Bridgewater and the late Lee MacEachern; and a dear brother-in-law and uncle to many nieces and nephews. All are welcome to calling hours Thursday, (March 5th) 4-8 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton, his funeral from Waitt Funeral Home Friday at 9 a.m., funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church and burial at its Cemetery in Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital, (Heart Center-Congenital), 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215

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Calling Hours
March 5, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Mass of Christian Burial
March 6, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
Center St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324


Boston Children's Hospital Trust
401 Park Drive Suite 102, Boston MA 02215-5301

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