Dolan Funeral Home

Jean A. Bono

Jean A. (Zaia) Bono,of Newton, formerly of Milton, Jan. 28, beloved wife of the late Girolamo Bono.  Devoted mother of Angela  Lussier of Woburn, John Bono of Milton, Vincent Bono of Medway, Tony Bono of Sherborn and Girome Bono of CT.  Sister of Evelyn Lines of Milton, MA.  Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton,  Sat, Jan. 31, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home , 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE,   Fri.,  5 – 8 pm. Entombment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

Roger E. Shea Jr.

Roger E. Shea Jr., of Randolph, formerly of Dorchester. passed away on January 23, 2015. Husband of Dolores (Floyd) Shea of Dorchester. Loving father of Megan F. Shea of Dorchester and Ryan M. Shea and his wife Kellie of Tewksbury.  Brother of Ellen M. Jaukkuri and her husband Gary of Quincy.  Uncle of Eric Jaukkuri of VT and several nieces and nephews.  Also survived by his close friend, Paul DeLaria.  Son of the late Roger E. Shea, Sr. and Catherine “Lorraine” (Martin) Shea. He was an Assistant Scoutmaster/Scoutmaster for St. Gregory’s Troop 66 from 1965-1978 and received the Silver Beaver Award in 1977. He volunteered for many years at Father Bill’s. He was a veteran of the National Guard where he served for six years. He was also associated with the Knights of Columbus Lower Mills Council #180 and was a past Grand Knight. He graduated from Boston State in 1976 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and got his Masters from John W. McCormick Institute in 1986. He served as a Congressional Aide to Brian Donnelly from 1979-1992. He was a Professor at Massasoit Community College for over thirty years teaching in the History/Government Department. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Friday, January 30 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St.  DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 4-8 PM.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to establish a History scholarship to the following address: Massasoit Community College Foundation Inc., One Massasoit Blvd, Brockton, MA 02302-3996.

Barbara D. Pilla

Barbara D. Pilla, of Newton January 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late George J. Pilla. Loving mother of Sandra Morrissey of Manchester, NH, David M. Pilla of Somerville and Steven Pilla. Funeral service Thursday January 29 at 12 noon at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 10 AM – 12 PM. Interment Saint Michael’s Cemetery.

Raymond Jean

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Raymond Jean died January 11, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his beloved wife Nadege Jean. Raymond is survived by his many loving children and siblings. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 30 at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. Dorchester from 5-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 31 at Saint Angela Church at 10AM. Interment at Saint Michael’s Cemetery.

Mildred T. Alexander

Mildred T. Alexander passed away on January 19, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Henry Alexander of Boston. Loving mother of Michael A. Young, Henry Lee Alexander, Sheila Alexander, Denise Alexander, and Sidney Kurke Alexander. Cherished sister of Arthur Louis Young, Curtis Young, and Clarence young. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 26 at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. Dorchester at 11Am. The funeral service will begin at 12pm.

Matthew J. Donovan

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Matthew J. Donovan, of Milton, formerly of County Cork, Ireland, January 22, 2015.

Beloved husband of Veronica (Burke) Donovan. Loving father of the late John P. Donovan and Kathleen Donovan. Father-in-law of Marie P. Donovan of Dorchester. Papa of Kayla Donovan. Brother of Hughie O’Donovan of Ireland, Ellen Kelleher of Dorchester, John O’Donovan and Neil O’Donovan, both of Ireland and the late Nora O’Donovan, Humphrey O’Donovan, Maurice Donovan and Jeremiah O’Donovan. Brother-in-law of Maureen Donovan, Joan O’Donovan, Mary O’Donovan, Anne O’Donovan, Eileen O’Donovan, Theresa O’Donovan and the late William Kelleher. Matt is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02124, Monday January 26 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

US Army veteran, Korea. In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt’s memory may be made to Saint Gregory Church, address above. Former proprietor of Donovan’s Village Tavern and Restaurant of Lower Mills.

Ruth L. (Farrell) Barkowski

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Ruth L. (Farrell) Barkowski, of Braintree died surround  by her loving family on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.    She  was the daughter of the late Gerald and Eileen (Dunne) Farrell.   A resident of Braintree for the past 20 years, Ruth was raised and lived in Dorchester for 70 years.

Ruth met her late husband of 57  years, Edward P. Barkowski at the Polish Lithuanian Club in Southie.  She was employed first at National Biscuit Co.  then moved on Polaroid as a supervisory inspector for many years.  Ruth loved the ocean and cherished her summer vacations with her family in Maine.

Survived by her children;  Edward J. Barkowski and his wife Doreen of NH, Linda Avery  and her husband Richard of Braintree,  Steve Barkowski  of Quincy and his wife the late Joan Kennedy and Gary Barkowski and his wife,  Katie  of Dorchester;  11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by her siblings the late;  Lillian, James, William, Geraldine and Dorothy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Clare Parish, 1244 Liberty St. Braintree, on Monday, January 26 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON,  Sunday, 1-5 PM.  Interment Private.

Laurie (Stevens) Turner

Turner, Laurie (Lucille)  for website onlyLaurie (Stevens)Turner, 51, of Mashpee and formerly of Osterville, Buzzards Bay and Hull passed away suddenly at home on January 18.  Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband Stephen Turner of Hyannis; her children Tyler Turner and his wife Caitlin of South Dennis  and Courtney Turner of Quincy; and her granddaughter Emeline Turner.

Mrs. Turner was the daughter of Robert Stevens of Pompano Beach, Florida and the late Lucille Donovan Stevens; the sister of Monica Stevens of Falmouth, Julie Stevens of Sagamore and Michael LaPlante of Plymouth; and the granddaughter of the late Charles and Pauline Donovan of Milton and the late Mary and Robert Stevens of Hull .She was also the beloved niece of Margaret Donovan of Milton; Sheila and Joseph Smith of Stoughton; Kathleen and Richard Cole of Hyde Park; the late Carol Looney of Milton and Virginia Anderson of Sagamore; Paul and Karen Stevens of Hull; Ann Daken of Pembroke; and Ronald and Lee Stevens of Hull. Mrs. Turner was the aunt of Brittany Stevens of Falmouth and Samantha Stevens of Plymouth.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend funeral services on Monday, January 26 at 12:00 noon at the Dolan Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue in Milton.  Following the services, she will be interned at the Milton Cemetery, beside her mother, Lucille, after whom she was formally named.


Richard C. Conroy

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Richard C. Conroy, 73, of Quincy, died peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at John Scott House after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was the beloved husband of almost 50 years to Nancy M. (Chisholm) Conroy of Quincy.

Born in Boston, Richard was the son of the late James and Florence (Murray) Conroy of Jamaica Plain.

Richard was proud to have served in the United States Marine Corp and worked 32 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield where he met his wife Nancy. He also worked at Acura in Walpole.

His happiest times were spent camping at Maple Park and golfing at Little Harbor in Wareham.  He enjoyed afternoons in the “pit” with friends and visiting relatives in Florida.

Richard’s greatest joy was his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Richard M. Conroy of Braintree, William C. Conroy and his wife Melissa of Medford, Susan M. Conroy-Kazmouski and her husband Daniel of Quincy and Sean M. Conroy and his wife Shanon of Weymouth; he was devoted “Ba” to his grandchildren, Kaleigh and Sean Conroy of Quincy, Meghan, Caitlin and Matthew Conroy of Medford and Dylan and Kendall Kazmouski of Quincy; his loving brother, James M. Conroy and his wife Kathryn of Wareham; his loving brother-in-law, Robert Chisholm and his wife Doreen of Cape Coral, FL; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth “Sistie” Conroy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent St., West Quincy, Saturday January 24 at 10:00AM.  Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Visiting Hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday from 4:00-8:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 101A First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451.

Helen L. Duffy

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Helen L. Duffy died after a period of failing health, at South Shore Hospital Weymouth, Monday January 19, 2015. She was 81 years old.

Born and raised in Quincy, Helen resided in Quincy until moving to Leisurewoods in Rockland over 20 years ago. She was an administrative assistant, retiring from PKF PC and having been employed by Corner, Dandrow & Co. CPA and the City of Quincy Public Works Dept.

Helen enjoyed vacationing at Sparhawk Resort in Ogunquit, Maine, travelling to Foxwoods and Atlantic City with family and friends and golfing at Rockland Golf Course. She was an animal lover and supporter of the Quincy Animal Shelter.

Beloved daughter of the late Ruth (Landry) and Thomas Joseph Duffy. Sister of Joseph S. Duffy and his wife Rosalie of South Dennis and the late Marjorie Leaman. Cherished Auntie of Robin Goodrich and her husband William of Middleboro, Joanne Monahan of Quincy, Brian Duffy and his wife Cheryl of Holbrook, Shauna Smith and her husband Terry of Nashua, NH and Maura Kelley and her husband Thomas and Sharon Lucido and her husband Joseph, all of Sagamore Beach. Helen is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, Friday January 23 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269.