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Hooven, Herbert

Herbert Hooven, a longtime resident of Readville, died Thursday, February 22, 2024 at his home in Readville, He was 92. Herb was born May 29, 1931 in West Jefferson, North Carolina, a son of George and Hattie (Price) Hooven. He worked as an auto mechanic for General Motors. Herb’s passion was country/bluegrass music. He was an accomplished fiddle, banjo, and steel guitar player for many country groups and was inducted into the Massachusetts Country Music Hall of Fame. He played fiddle on the 1963 album “Livin on the Mountain”. He was also a longtime member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Dedham. Herb is survived by his wife, Mary Louise “Lulu” (Bernasconi) Hooven; two daughters, Gina Norton, and her husband Jimmy, of Norwood, and Lisa Flaherty, and her husband Scott, of Hyde Park; and four sons, Gary Hooven of West Virginia, Patrick Walsh , and his wife Tricia, of Taunton, Paul Walsh, and his wife Ann Marie, of Mansfield, and John Walsh, and his wife Marianne, of Sandwich. Herb was the proud Papa of 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Service and interment with military honors at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park were private. in lieu of flowers donations to the Fellowship Bible Church, 47 Milton Street, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. richard giannangelo
    February 28th, 2024 | 9:53 pm

    Longtime friend of my family especially my late mother Eleanor.Deep condolences to Lu LU, Gina, Lisa, John, Paul stepson Patrick, and sister-in-law Louise! Herbie was truly a great human being and I will always remember

  2. Diane Savioli
    February 28th, 2024 | 10:31 pm

    Lulu and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Herbie’s passing. My prayers and love to you all.
    I’ll always remember Herbie’s stories and his love of music.
    He will definitely leave a void in many people’s lives.
    Love you all

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