Dolan Funeral Home

Walter R. Adler

Walter R. Adler, 90, of Concord, NH and formerly of Andover passed away on October 21, 2014.  He was the beloved husband of the late Elinor R. Adler.  Devoted father of Arthur W. Adler and Pamela Adlersmith.  Walter is also survived by his loving grandchildren Jennifer and Monica Adler and Rosalie Smith.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, on Saturday, October 25th at 12 noon.  A visiting hour will begin at 11 AM prior to the service.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Walter’s name may be sent to The Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021.

Elizabeth M. Cifrino

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Elizabeth M.  Cifrino, of Cohasset, formerly of Dorchester, October 18, 2014.  Born in Boston and raised in Uphams Corner, Dorchester. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Boston.  For several years Elizabeth worked at the Fulton Packing Company as a bookkeeper, then as an office manager for Superior Realty in Dorchester, retiring in 2000.  She loved her family, Red Sox and butterflies.   Beloved daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Ferroli) Cifrino. Loving sister of James Paul Cifrino of Cohasset, Mary Roever of Hingham, Eleanor Flynn of Maryland and the late John and Paul Cifrino and Anne Garvey.  Sister in law of Delores Hayes Cifrino and Judith Schute.  Also survived by 23 nieces and nephews and predeceased by 2 nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews and great grandnieces and great grandnephews.  Funeral from McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St.  (across from Saint Anthony Church) Cohasset on Wednesday, October 22 at 9 am,  followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Paul’s Church, 147 North St.,  Hingham at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours on Tuesday, Oct.  21, 2014 from 4-7 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, Cohasset.  Interment St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.  Donations in Elizabeth’s name may be sent to Breast Care Center at South Shore Hospital, 55 Fogg Rd., Weymouth, MA 02190.  For online guestbook & directions,

Nora Doran

Nora Doran of Quincy formerly of Dorchester, 89, passed away on October 11, 2014.  Devoted wife of the late Wilbert F. Doran.  Beloved mother of Mary Delafontaine and her husband Patrick of New Orleans, LA, Elaine Hunt and her late husband Tom of Portsmouth, RI, Karen Trapilo of Milton, Theresa Lunny and her husband Tom of Scituate, Kevin Doran and his wife Barbara of Somerville and Barbara Biggins and her husband Kevin of Duxbury.  She was predeceased by her siblings William Doran, Mabel Maloney, Hazel Neary, Margaret Doran, Mary Gorman, John Doran and Patrick Doran.  Nora is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and a great granddaughter.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 18th at 9 AM in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours will be at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, on Friday from 4-8 P.M.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Nora’s name may be sent to Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 431 Pond Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 

James H. O’Brien

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James H. O’Brien of Braintree passed away peacefully October 12, 2014, at age 87. Beloved husband of 55 years to the late Margaret (Coyne) O’Brien.  Loving father of James O’Brien, Jr. and his wife Virginia of Milton, the late Paul O’Brien, Thomas O’Brien and his wife Patricia of Hanover, Maureen O’Brien and her husband George Garcia of Canton, and Patricia O’Brien of Wareham.  Devoted grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of one.  Predeceased by his brother Robert O’Brien of Braintree and survived by his loving sister Josephine Tassinary of Sandwich and Naples, FL.  as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in Roxbury to Hugh and Delia O’Brien.  James spent most of his life in Dorchester.  He was a WWII Veteran of the US Navy aboard the USS Artemis and served as paratrooper in the US Army. Naval service February 1944 – February 1946; Army service March 1947-March 1950. Retired Boston Police Detective (District 10) and Supervisor of Attendance for Boston Public Schools. Longtime member of K of C Council 180.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester on Thursday at 11 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours will be held in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS Wednesday from 4-8 PM.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation in James’ name may be sent to The Carmelite Monastery of Boston, 61 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Boston, MA 02119. 

Forrest W. Carroll, Jr.

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Forrest W. Carroll, Jr. 82, of Milton passed away at home on October 8, 2014.  Devoted husband of Virginia (Curley) Carroll.  Beloved father of Forrest W. Carroll, III and his wife Theresa of VA, Mark E. Carroll and his companion Rachel of CA, Robert P. Carroll and his wife Karen of Hanover, John M. Carroll and his wife Pamela of North Easton and Virginia M. Carroll of Milton.  Brother of the late Adele Smyth and Joan Feeney.  Forrest is also survived by twelve grandchildren and three great grand children.  Veteran United States Marine Corp.  30 year employee of the Telephone Company.  A Mass  will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton on Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Friends and relatives invited.  Visiting hours in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday, from 4-8 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Forrest’s name may me made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. 

Earle C. Graves

Graves, Earle photo for website onlyEarle C. Graves of Canton, 97 years young, died October 5th at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy ( Bagge) Graves. Devoted father of Earle C. Graves and his wife Glenice of Greenville, SC and Carla L. Ganter of Brockton.  Grandfather of Dorothy Graves of  Spartanburg, SC, Lois & her husband Mike Griffin of Charlotte, NC and Carl Graves of Greenville, SC.  Funeral Service at the Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton , Saturday at 9:30 am.  Visiting hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Fri. 4- 8 pm. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.  If desired contributions in Earle’s memory may be sent to either, the Parkway United Methodist Church or to The Mary Kay Foundation PO Box 799044 Dallas, TX 75379-9044.

Earle served in the Army Air Corps during WW II as a Drill Instructor.  Earle was a member of the Milton Masonic Lodge and various Veterans Affiliations.  Worked as a furniture salesman at Allen Furniture, John H Prays, Jordan Marsh, and Cabot House along with selling table pads for 20 years after he retired!  Known to all that was blessed to meet him as the life of the party and known by many as “Dad”.

Mary M. Greaney

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Mary M. Greaney of Dorchester and Milton, who retired from the Department of The United States Navy after forty nine years of dedicated service,  died at her home, Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  She was 90.

Born in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Jeremiah E. Burke High School for Girls and also received a diploma from Bryant & Stratton Commercial School in stenography.

Upon her retirement, in recognition of her exceptional ability in performing various duties  in a Federal Service career spanning 49 years, she received letters of recognition by President George H. Bush, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin L. Powell.  She also received a US flag flown from the gaff of the USS Constitution.

Sister of the late Catherine, James and John J. Greaney, and sister in law of the late Audrey E.

Miss Greaney is survived by her nephew Kevin J. of Asburn, VA, three nieces, Karen E. of Murrieta, CA, Sheila A. Laliberte’ of Everett and Maureen H. of Dorchester and two grand nephews, Strider and Trevor; and two grand nieces, Michaela and Meaghan.

A private service will be held by the family, followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Miss Greaney may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140


Margaret M. “Peggy” Curtis


Margaret M. “Peggy” Curtis (Reinhalter), of Jupiter, Florida, died October 2, 2014  after a long illness. Formerly of  Quincy, South Weymouth and Scituate. She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years David J. Curtis of Jupiter, Florida. Her children D. Stephen Curtis and his wife, Patricia Connolly of Hobe Sound, FL, Kevin J. Curtis and his wife, Jym-Ann of Braintree, Karen F. Hartigan and her husband, Gerard of Sudbury, Susan C. Gile and her husband, John of Denver, CO, Lauren A. McCarthy and her husband, Peter of Scituate, the late Shawn T. Curtis of Rockland, ME, Robin J. Christensen and her fiancé, David Vest of Marietta, GA, Glenn A. Curtis and his wife, Elizabeth of Hampton, NY and Marilyn M. Gordian and her husband, Michael of Dodge City, KS. She was the grandmother of  Neal Curtis of New York, Ryan Curtis and his wife, Nicole Spaldo of Flanders, NJ, K. Alexander and Samantha Curtis of Braintree, Kelley Leimkuhler and her husband, Andrew of McLean, VA, Katherine Chiarelli and her husband, Matthew of Westboro, Alexandra and J.D. Gile of Denver, CO, Heather Gile of Melbourne, Australia, Jamie Gile of La Jolla, CA, Shannon McCarthy of Braintree, MA, Shawn McCarthy and his wife, Rebecca of Fairfield, CT, Chad and Connor Christensen of Marietta, GA, Matthew Gordian of Dodge City, KS. She was the great-grandmother of Thomas and Eleanor Leimkuhler of McLean, VA, Carolyn, William and Madison Chiarelli of Westboro, Jack and Conor McCarthy of Fairfield, CT and Daphne Curtis of Flanders, NJ. She was the sister of Priscilla Greene of Braintree, Lois Mahoney of Hanover and the late Ambrose Reinhalter of Braintree. She is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday October 8 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations in Peggy’s name may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL  33407.

Francis J. McDonough


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Francis J. McDonough of Dorchester, October 2, 2014, beloved father of Rosemary Riley of CA, Janet Doyle and her husband James of Duxbury and Theresa Buckley and her husband  John of Albany, NY. Loving grandfather of Melissa Doyle and her husband Joe Capelli, James Doyle Jr. and his wife Kelly, Jennifer Rowse and her husband Morgan, John Buckley and his wife Melissa, Lisa, Jimmy and Ritchie. Great grandfather of 4. Son of the late Patrick and Teresa (MacPhee) McDonough. Brother of the late Marie and her late husband Joseph McCall. Uncle of Anne McCall and husband John Griffin and Joseph McCall and wife Kerri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ambrose Church, Dorchester, Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS Tuesday morning 9 – 10 AM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750.

Raymond R. Gaita

Gaita, Raymond for website onlyRaymond R. Gaita of Milton, Oct. 1, beloved husband of the late Antoinette V. (Sarni) Gaita.  Devoted father of Diane M. Grieco and her husband Mario of Hull and Raymond R. Gaita, Jr. and his wife Marsha of Duxbury.  Loving grandfather of Marie Rockett and her husband Matt of  S. Boston, Anita and Dana Grieco of  Hull, Jeffrey and Emily Gaita of Duxbury.  Great Grandfather of Frankie Rockett of S. Boston. Brother of AnnaMarie Andrews of NJ, and the late Jean LaNeve, Emanuella DiPentima and Faye Apolito. Also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Hills Church, MILTON, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Sat.  9 – 10:30 am. Entombment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston  Contributions may be made  in Ray’s memory  to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Dr., Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.  Late member Bricklayer’s and Allied Craftsmen, Local # 3. Late Army Vet. W.W. II.