Long-time Marion insurance company merges with Oceanside

Apr 4, 2022

MARION — Bayside Insurance in Marion has merged with Oceanside Insurance Group of Wareham.

The merger decision was not made lightly by Bayside Insurance owner Mary Ferranti Lanagan.

She and her mother Theresa Ferranti have been servicing the insurance needs of the Tri-Town and Wareham communities for 31 years, initially when the business was owned by Michael Turner, then more recently on their own.

While it is common in the industry to see smaller independent insurance agencies bought by larger companies, Lanagan said it was important to continue with an agency that had similar principles, standards and the "hometown" feel. 

The merger with the Oceanside insurance Group fit Lanagan’s requirements. She also said the merger would provide more insurance options for her former clients and a larger support staff to service their needs.

The Oceanside Insurance Group is owned by Peter and Catherine Murray. Oceanside Insurance has been in business for more than 30 years as an independent and locally owned agency. 

In addition to the Wareham office, the business has locations in Hyannis and West Dennis, servicing the insurance needs of communities from the Tri-town area, Wareham, Bourne to the tip of Cape Cod. 

During the merger with Oceanside Insurance Group, Lanagan has been working closely with Branch Manager Vickie Lydon to ensure a smooth transition. Lanagan will continue to work with Lydon and the staff at the Wareham office.