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Patrick Cross

Patrick ” Paudy” Cross of Milton, formerly of Cork City, Ireland, Feb. 9, beloved husband of Karen (Kim) Cross. Devoted father of Nicola “Nick” Cross, Sophia “Fia” Cross and Tim ” Tadhgie”  Cross all of Milton. Son of Joan (Lehane) Cross and the late Tadgh Cross.  Brother of Philip Cross, Margaret Dwyer, Kevin Cross, and Tony Cross all of Ireland, Tadhg Cross of Hopkinton and Bernard “Buzz” Cross of Quincy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church, MILTON, Sat., Feb. 13, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Fri., 3-7 pm. Interment Private. Late proprietor of  The Thirsty Scholar  in Somerville & Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizza in Quincy. In Lieu of flowers donations in
Paudy ‘s memory may be sent to The V Foundation, c/o Gastric Cancer Foundation, 106  Towerview  Court, Cary, NC 27513, or visit Ar  dheis De go raibh a ainm.

Brian Baranowski

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Brian J. Baranowski, of Milton, suddenly on February 9, 2016. Beloved husband of Marie (Collett) Baranowski. Loving brother of Janet Gallagher  and James A. Baranowski of Milton. Loving uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Brian was a
Local 12 Master Plumber  for the Boston Housing Authority for 26 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30AM. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., East Milton,on  Monday, 3-7PM. Interment at Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241.

Theresa (Brewster) Hogan

Theresa (Brewster) Hogan, age 85, of Holbrook, formerly of Milton, February 8, 2016.

Beloved wife of the late Albert E. Hogan. Mother of Claire Parker of AZ, Joan Hogan of Dorchester, Mary Ann Hogan of Quincy and the late Theresa R. Hogan. Grandmother of Elizabeth Parker, Mary Parker and David Varela. Sister of the late John Brewster and Claire Slifer. Theresa is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hogan was born in Boston, raised in Roxbury and attended Boston Public Schools. She raised her daughters in Dorchester and Milton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester, Tuesday February 16 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124 or St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.

Barbara A. (LeClair) Gillis

Barbara A. (LeClair) Gillis, of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester, February 7, 2016. Beloved wife of Allan Gillis. Loving mother of Allan J. Gillis, James R. Gillis, Robert Gillis, Leo Gillis, Scott Gillis, David Gillis, Brian Gillis and Arlene M. Goodson. Sister of Cheryl, Gayle and Alfonse. Barbara is also survived by ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Friday February 12 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116.

Elizabeth Stapleton

Stapleton_Elizabethweb&paperElizabeth “Betty” (McDavitt) Stapleton, passed away  Feb. 9.  She was born in South Boston to the late Thomas P. McDavitt and Abbie (Brown) McDavitt.

Betty was a graduate of Emmanuel  College who began a teaching career in public schools.  She transitioned to the role of mother after her marriage to her late husband John, and became the mother to six children.

The cornerstone of Betty’ s  life was her religion. She was a longtime member of the religious education program and active parishioner at St. Elizabeth’s Church.  She also volunteered her time to several organizations, among them the Milton Hospital, Milton Public Schools, The Trailside Museum at Blue Hills and Milton Wheels on Meals.  Betty was a summer resident of Onset.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late John H. Stapleton. Devoted mother of Lisa D. Stapleton Villard and her  husband Paul of Milton, Lizanne  Freda and her husband Joseph of Lynnfield, Terrance Stapleton and his wife Jill & Christopher Stapleton all of S. Boston and Tara Stapleton of Milton, and the late John “Jay” Stapleton. Grammy  to Paul and Nicholas Villard of Milton.  Sister of the late Mary McDavitt and Thomas McDavitt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, MILTON, Saturday, Feb. 13, at   10:30 am.  Visiting Hours in the  Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. , EAST MILTON SQUARE, Fri. 4-7 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired, contributions in Betty’s memory may be sent to either  Guest House Mission Services, 1601 Joslyn  Rd., Lake Orion, MI, 48360 or to Angell Memorial Hospital, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Arthur W. Collins

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Arthur W. Collins, 75, of The Villages, Florida and South Dennis, Massachusetts passed away on February 1, 2016.

Arthur graduated from Hyde Park High School and earned his BA in sociology from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was commissioned in the United States Navy where he served for more than 22 years before his retirement in 1987.

Arthur was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Eleanore Walsh Collins, his parents Arthur Collins and Mary Agnes Collins (nee Mullen), and his brothers William and John Collins. He is survived by his sisters Christine Desmond of Baltimore, MD and Mary Ann Ryan of Sunderland, MA, and children Arthur Collins III of Washington DC and his wife Victoria Collins, Maura Collins Terrell of Tyngsboro, MA and her husband William Terrell, Carolynn Giordano of Bradford, MA and her husband Joseph Giordano, and Christine Kruse of Eagle, ID and her husband Michael Kruse. He is also survived by grandchildren Catherine Kruse, Aislinn Collins, Michael Kruse, Joseph Giordano, Daniel Giordano, Padric Collins, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours  Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in  Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Thursday February 11 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the United Services Organization (USO) at

Ezell Carter Jr.

Ezell Carter Jr. of Brockton, passed away January 26, 2016. Beloved father of Charletha Carter, Ezell Carter III, and Joshua McMillan Carter.  Visitation will be held at Jubilee Christian Church in Mattapan, Thursday, February 11 at 10AM. The Funeral Service will begin at 11AM. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Bobby Ray LaBranche

LaBranche, Bobby Ray for website onlyLaBranche, Bobby Ray of Dorchester died February 3, 2016 after a battle with cancer.  Beloved son of Juanita (Smith) LaBranche of Dorchester and the late Howard LaBranche.  Loving brother of Patricia LaBranche of Brockton, Dorothy LaBranche of Worcester, Vanessa LaBranche of Worcester and Bernard LaBranche of Boston.  Bobby is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Bobby was born in Tylertown Mississippi. He worked as a General Contractor for loJak Construction for 20 years before his illness.  Bobby loved to cook and work on his car.  An avid sports fan, Bobby enjoyed everything from the Olympics to his Boston sports teams.  Bobby Ray will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 6-7PM, followed by a Service  at 7PM in the Bethel Pentecostal Church, 112 Humboldt Avenue, Roxbury. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Katherine E. (Nee) Kinsella

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Katherine E. (Nee) Kinsella, 81, of Milton, passed away peacefully  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 40 years, Richard V. Kinsella. She was a loving mother, wife, Nana, sister, aunt, and friend. She devoted her life to her family.

Survived by her children: Richard Kinsella, Jr. (Marianne), Michael Kinsella (Caroline), Mary Scannell (Robert), and Katie Calcagno (Chuck), all of Milton; 11 grandchildren: Michael, Lauren, Olivia, Devan, Bobby, Richie, Julia, Isabella, Luke, Jimmy, and Jack; and her sisters: Mae MacDonald, Helen Danilecki, and Margie Duffy. She was predeceased by her brother, Martin “Sonny” Nee.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Tuesday February 9 at 10:30 AM.  Interment Milton Cemetery. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave, MILTON VILLAGE, Monday, 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Katherine’s memory may be made to Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester MA 02125 or www.

Marguerite Pierre-Louis

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Marguérite PIERRE LOUIS Born November 29, 1926 and died January 20, 2016. Marguérite was one of four children of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice PIERRE LOUIS Avelie GEROME, both deceased. She was the only one of the four alive. Born November 29,1926,  in the rural town of Citronier in Leogane, after her classical studies, she became a butcher.

Marguérite married Nicolas LAHENS and gave birth to 5 children: Jean Daniel LAHENS, Marie Lourde LAHENS, Ines LAHENS, Roseline LAHENS and Marie Carmen Fleureau, who is deceased. She was a member of the Apostolic Church in Haiti and was known as the bravest girl in the family.

Around the year 1998, Marguérite returned to the United States, where she lived in Boston, MA. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Massachusetts. She was a very persistent lady who loved the Lord. Marguérite died at the age of 90 years. Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. LOWER MILLS, Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5-8PM. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday at the Dolan Funeral Home at 10AM. Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.