Registered nurse loved cooking, hosting family parties

HINGHAM — Patricia Alice Dinneen, 88, of Hingham, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2024 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was born in Revere on Aug. 1, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Warren and Alice (Murphy) Myers. Patricia was a graduate of Revere High School and later the Chelsea Memorial School of Nursing. She was a dedicated registered nurse for many years. She was an accomplished home cook, who loved hosting family and friends for parties and holidays and was happiest at home with her family.

She was the beloved wife of Maurice Dinneen for 66 years. She was the adoring mother of Kathi Jenkins and her husband, Daniel, of Ashland; Patricia Smith and her husband, Larry, of Sarasota, Florida; Maura Dagher and her husband, Matthew, of Norwell; Joseph Dinneen and his wife, Beth, of Lynnfield; and Julie Polkinghorn and her husband, Philip, of Mission Hills, Kansas. Patricia was the cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren: Michael Jenkins, Jacquelyn Rocha, Courtney Dagher, Allison Braun, Margaret Cunningham, Caroline Dagher, Adam Polkinghorn and Brenna Collins. She was also the proud great-grandmother of seven great-grandchildren. She was loved very much and will be missed beyond measure.

Visitation for relatives and friends was held at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Patricia was laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in honor of Patricia’s father, 1st Lt. Warren F. Myers, a Purple Heart recipient, who died at age 36 from injuries suffered while serving in Germany during World War II. The family requests that donations be made to Tunnels to Towers, a nonprofit for veterans and first responders at 2361 Hylan Blvd Staten Island, NY 10306-3159 United States. To sign the online guestbook, visit