Ivan M. Heath

December 27, 2019


Ivan M. Heath, 77, of Taunton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 27, 2019, at the Brockton VA Hospital. He was the loving husband of fifty-four years to Diane C. (Borges) Heath.

Ivan was born in Ayer; he was the son of the late Ivan M. And Ethel (L'Heurex) Heath and his step-father James Christy. Mr. Heath attended Bristol Agricultural High School and went on to earn an Associates Degree in horticulture from the University of Massachusetts. Ivan proudly served his country with the United States Army 82nd Airborne division.

Ivan worked on local farms growing up. He was a manager for Rennie Curtain Factory. Upon closure of Rennie's he became a truck driver for R and F Transportation. Upon retirement, he worked as a driver for handicap children, and Araujo Farms. Ivan enjoyed working in his yard, wood working, riding his bike and coaching softball for fifteen years. His greatest joy was attending his grandchildren's school and sporting events along with attending family functions.

Survivors besides his wife Diane are three daughters; Susan Wood and her husband Kevin of Dighton, Jennifer Fyfe and her husband Andrew of Dighton, and Kerri Ramirez and her husband Miguel of Florida, eight grandchildren; Kelsey, Nick, Tom, Aidan, Julianna, Addison, Briella and Kyler, four brothers; Richard Heath and wife Polly of VT, John Heath and wife Cindy of VA, William Heath and wife Nancy of Raynham, and JT Christy and wife Kelly of South Carolina, and one sister; Sandra Campbell and husband Mike of FL, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Ivan also leaves behind his beloved dog Molly.

Memorial Visitation for Mr. Heath will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 11am-1pm, followed by a prayer service at 1pm with Military Honors in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Ivan's memory may be made to the J. Phillip Kistler Stroke Research Center at or to J. Philip Kistler Stroke Research Center, 175 Cambridge Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114.

Memorial Visitation

JAN 11. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Prayer Service with Military Honors

JAN 11. 1:00 PM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

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