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Maria Rosa

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Maria Baptista Rosa passed away on June 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at her home in East Taunton, Massachusetts.  Born on October 22, 1922 on the Cape Verde Island of Fogo, she was a devoted wife to her late husband, Tomé Santos Rosa.  Together, they shared 12 children, 44 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  Her proudest accomplishment was her family, who loved her unconditionally.  She was a true matriarch, a source of strength, a beaming ray of sunshine, filled with positivity and goodwill.  Her surviving family will forever reminisce about her words of wisdom, the blessings she bestowed upon them daily, and her contagious laughter.  She will most be remembered for her commitment to God, her generous spirit, her warmth and affection, and of course, her love for all things beauty and fashion.


Visitors will be received at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills on Tuesday, June 30 from 4:00-8:00 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 400 Dudley Street, Roxbury followed by the burial at her final resting place with her beloved husband at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on 366 Cummins Highway, Roslindale.

James P. “Jimmy” Cawley

 James P. “Jimmy” Cawley, Jr.  of Dorchester, on June 26, 2015.  Beloved husband of Elisa Birdseye.  Father of Christina and Kevin, both of WA.  Son of the late James P. Cawley, Sr. and his late wife, Frances (McGowan). Brother of Patricia Cawley of Dennisport, Kathleen Connolly  and her late husband Patrick of Quincy, Geraldine McGee and her husband Jack of Braintree, Michael J. and his wife Ellen of Dorchester and Marianne Pick and her husband Ted of Quincy.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave., Dorchester on Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.   Internment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Wednesday 4-8 PM.  Donations in Jimmy’s memory may be made to: WORK, Inc. 25 Beach St. Dorchester, MA 02122. Jimmy was a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and worked there for the past 12 years; to the Medical Missionaries of Mary, 179 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, with gratitude to all the sisters throughout the world who prayed for Jimmy during his illness, and in honor of how their independence and sense of adventure, embodied in his aunt Veronica and her sister MMM’s, inspired Jimmy’s compassion and respect for all women; or Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

William Lawrence “Larry” Nannery, DMD

 Dr. William . Lawrence “Larry” Nannery, 81, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 27th at the Ellis House in Norwood. Born on June 2, 1934 in Boston, to the late Wm. L. and Mary Nannery.  Larry grew up in Roslindale and attended Roslindale High.  He went on to attend Boston University and then graduated from Tufts Dental School.  Larry enjoyed a fulfilling career  in dentistry practicing in East Milton for over 40 years.  He was president of the South Shore Dental Society, Milton Kiwanis Club and was involved in other charitable organizations.  Larry is survived by Diletta, his best friend and wife of over 50 years, his son Dr. Mark Nannery and wife Maura, daughters, Lora Thompson and her  husband Jean, daughter,  Sondra Castingetti and her husband Gerry all residing in Canton. He had a great love for his 7 grandchildren, Micaela, Erika, Jackie, Chiara, Luke, Jess and Nico. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St at Brook Rd. Milton on Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, 4-8 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON.  Interment Private.

Rev. Dr. Theodore Romberg

Reverend Doctor Theodore E. Romberg,, of Milton, passed away on June 25 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Ruth Romberg and father of Roselyn, Carolyn and Rachelle, father-in-law of Douglas Hardy, Michael Morenko, and Douglas Tuber, grandfather of Spencer, Grace, Max, Tessa, Emilie, Vasily, and Andrei. Rev. Romberg served many area churches as a Methodist minister, and also served as Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Emerson College for 30 years. Memorial service Wednesday July 1 11AM at United Parish in Brookline, 210 Harvard St. Brookline, MA .

James P. Dillon

DillonJames P.James P. Dillon, a retired professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton, Saturday June 27, 2015. He was 86 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Boston College where he received his undergraduate degree, law degree and PhD in Philosophy. He was a professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College for over 40 years. He was an avid reader and sports fan.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret C. (Evans) Dillon. Loving father of Maryann Pitts and her husband Richard of Quincy, James P. Dillon Jr. and his wife Maureen of Sandwich, Theresa Dillon Woods and her husband Edward of North Easton and the late Thomas P. Dillon. Grandfather of Matthew Pitts and his wife Miranda, Brendan Pitts and his wife Brenna, Patrick Pitts, James Patrick Dillon III, Robert Dillon, Caroline Dillon, Brenna Woods and Maggie Woods. Great-grandfather of Miles and Annie Pitts. Brother of the late Matthew Dillon, Mary Mulvey and Kay Dyer. James is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday July 2 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in James’ memory may be made to St. Rock Haiti Foundation, c/o St. Agatha Parish, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.

Mary T. (Squires) Clasby


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Mary T. (Squires) Clasby  of Quincy, MA went to heaven on June 25, 2015.  She was the adoring wife of Paul F. Clasby, who pre-deceased her in 1999.  Loving and dedicated mother of Paula Clasby and her husband Winston Kokaram, and Bill Clasby.  Also survived by four grandchildren:  Christopher, William, Aryanna, and Anthony, and great granddaughter Layla Marie.  Special to Corey and Keith Ellis, her in-laws Anne and George MacLean and Ann Clasby, Lewie, the Kokaram family and many wonderful nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors in East Milton.  Pre-deceased by her brothers:  Bill, Jack, Joe and Frank Squires. The family would also like to express appreciation to the staff at the John Adams Health Care Center. A Mass of  Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams at Brook Rd, Milton, Wednesday, July 1 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Tuesday, June 30, 4-8 PM.  Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. MA. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Agatha Parish in Milton or Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471.




Catherine Dorcas Peacock

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Catherine Dorcas Peacock, née Copeland, of Wesley Chapel,  Florida, died at the age of 101 on June 24th. She was predeceased by her husband, Corporal George Raymond Peacock, USMC in 1945 and her son, Jeffrey Copeland Peacock, in 2005.

Dorcas, as she was known  was born on January 2, 1914 in New Britain, Conn. to Mary E. and Homer H. Copeland. Dorcas was raised by her mother “Copie” and her mother’s extended family, the McCormicks, in Dorchester, Mass. after the death of her father in 1919.

She married “Ray” Peacock of Dorchester in 1935 and raised her three sons with the help of Copie after the death of her husband at Iwo Jima.

Dorcas moved to East Milton, Mass in the late 1940s. She worked for the Veterans Administration as a clerk in Boston until she joined the Milton Police Dept. in the 1950s as secretary to the Chief. She later moved to Scituate, Mass and, after the death of her mother in the late 1960s, thence to St Petersburg, Fla, where she “enjoyed the sun and lack of snow & ice”, make new friends and managed her rentals for many years.

Dorcas had a great love of family and animals, always had a favorite dog nearby even when driving to visit friends & family. She was a fearless driver and traveller, going by car & train around the country to be with them. Some of her other favorite activities were: bargain shopping,  senior dances, searching Tampa Bay for seashells and volunteering in her local St Petersburg parish, St Mary’s.

For the better part of the last decade she lived with  her son, Mark, and daughter-in-law, Donna, who along with  her granddaughter, Catherine, cared for her lovingly  through her final days.

Dorcas is survived by two sons, G Raymond Peacock, Ivyland, Pa. and Mark D Peacock, Wesley Chapel, Fla., four daughters-in-law, Beth, Carrie, Donna & Jean, 16 grandchildren,  23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandaughter and many step-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha’s Church ,  Adams St  at Brook Rd., Milton, on Wednesday, July 1,  2015 at 9:00 AM,  Relatives and friends invited. Visitation Tuesday, June 30,  4-8 PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON .   Interment  Milton Cemetery, Milton  where she will be buried beside her husband who has waited for her for 70 years!. A later memorial Mass in her name will be held in St Joseph’s in Zephyrhills, Florida, her most recent parish.

Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be made in her memory and in the memory of her son Jeffrey C Peacock, to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown MA 02472

The photo below was taken on her 100th Birthday in January 2014 with her sons, their spouses and some of their children, spouses and children present:


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Luisa Gomes

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Luisa Gomes; for those who may know her by “Emma” or ” vovo” was born in Fogo, Cape Verde on December 24th 1923. She departed on June 23rd 2015. Leaving behind 6 children, Eduardo Gomes, Maria Gomes, Ramiro Depina, Maria E Gomes, Ana Gomes and Mario Gomes, 19 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, Elijah and many more. Luisa will be received home by her sisters, Saozinha, Cheti, Yaya, Albertina and nephew Hildo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, Saturday, June 27 at 10AM. Visitation in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. LOWER MILLS, Friday 5-8PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.

George T. Padula

Padula, George for website onlyGeorge Thomas Padula, of  Milton, died on June 23, 2015 at age 85.

Predeceased by his wife, Helene D. Padula and his daughter, Donna Driscoll Tarnoff.  Beloved father of Robert F. Driscoll of Medford, MA, George T. Padula Jr. of Westwood, MA and Elizabeth Padula Tourtelotte of Newton, MA.  Loved grandfather to Megan Driscoll Kealty, Ryan Driscoll, Nicholas and Alexander Tarnoff, Ellen and Emily Padula and Grace and Clare Tourtelotte and great grandfather to Evelyn and Vivian Kealty. Dear father-in-law to Peter Tarnoff, Marla Driscoll, Marjorie Padula and John Tourtelotte.  Beloved uncle and cousin to many.  Predeceased by his parents, Carmino and Carmela Padula and siblings, Phyllis Calarese, Patrick Padula and Lenore Padula.

A 1954 graduate of Boston University Law School, a 1950 graduate of Boston College and a 1946 graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School, George had a long career as an attorney in Boston and Quincy, Mass.  As a generous, intelligent and practical solo practitioner, George’s clients came from all walks of life and all parts of Boston. He very much enjoyed helping people with the day to day legal matters of life.

Taking a year of leave from law school, George served in the US Air Force Reserve at Otis Air Force Base during the Korean War and he valued this service opportunity to help our country and for the many lifelong friends he met while in the “canal zone.”

George met his wife Helene, who was a physical therapist and a widow, while he was recuperating from a serious automobile accident. Together they blended their Irish and Italian immigrant heritages into one new family with four children and they shared 47 happy years of married life.   George and Helene were a great pair, travelling the world with their friends to see sites such as the pyramids of Egypt, the Panama Canal and even visiting the villages of both their parents in Italy and Ireland. In later years, George and Helene enjoyed socializing with friends at White Cliffs in Plymouth.

As the son of Italian immigrants, George grew up in South Boston, Roxbury and later Watertown. George loved his Italian heritage and its foods – the cookies, the pasta, the fried peppers…. and in years past enjoyed chatting in Italian at the Haymarket for weekly vegetable shopping.  George was also active in the Italian legal association, the Justinian Law Society, and its annual clambake with a poker game was always a summer highlight.  He enjoyed a good joke, a good debate and a good bet.

Active in his community, George was elected as a Milton Town Meeting Member for over 20 years and served by appointment to the Milton Warrant Committee.  Together with his wife, George was an active Catholic, a longtime supporter of the Friends of Milton Hospital and also of local charities such as the Italian Home for Children and the Cardinal’s Appeal.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, June 27th at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA.   Services will conclude with burial at Milton Cemetery.   Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home in Milton on Friday, June 26th from 4 to 8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s name may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, Development Office , 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186 or Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Elizabeth Blakney

Elizabeth  ”Betty”  (Carter) Blakney of Quincy,  formerly o f Dorchester and PA, June 20, beloved wife of the late Robert T. Blakney.  Sister of    Patrick Carter of NJ , Roderick Carter  and Cyril Carter  of  Ireland  and the late Ann Prendergast, Eileen Carter, John Carter and Francis Carter.  Aunt of Ellen Thompson and her husband Stephen of Wollaston, Francis Prendergast and his wife Nancy  of Sandwich.  A  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, Tues., June 23, at 10 o’clock.
Visitation in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite  Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tues.  9 – 9:45am. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. The Family wishes to extend a special thank to Betty’s devoted  caregiver Ann  Murphy on  the staff of River Bay Club, Quincy.