Dolan Funeral Home

Mary McBride

McBride_MaryMary Lois McBride died Wednesday, July 29, in  Marina Bay Nursing home in Quincy. She was 89.  Born March 4, 1926 in Dublin Georgia to the late Clinton Brown and Flora Ann Carter. She married Milton McBride in 1945.

Mary was a dietician for the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA, retiring in 1986.  She enjoyed singing and dancing.  She attended the Dixon Temple Church of God in Christ ,in Toomsboro, GA where she played the cymbals and tambourine.

Mary is predeceased by her husband and survived by 10 children, 17 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

Services are private

Matthew J. McDonnell, Esq.

McDonnellpictureMatthew J. McDonnell Esq., 74, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday July 29, 2015.

To his family he was a big brother, devoted father, trusted uncle, proud grandfather and loving husband to his best friend and wife of 48 years Eileen (Dervan) McDonnell. To countless others, he was a dedicated friend, honest counsel, master storyteller and Red Sox fanatic.

Matt was predeceased by his parents, Margaret (Angland) McDonnell and John Matthew McDonnell. He is survived by his wife, five children and their spouses: Matthew and Theresa McDonnell of South Boston, Paul and Laura McDonnell of Wellesley, Marie McDonnell Howard and Alex Howard of Arlington, Eileen and Jon Casciari of Winchester, and Christine and David Smoragiewicz of Belmont; his beloved siblings Ann Ragonese, Paul T. McDonnell and Margaret Murray; and nine cherished grandchildren Matthew S. McDonnell, Sabrina McDonnell, John Howard, Colin Casciari, Elizabeth McDonnell, Ronan Howard, Peter Smoragiewicz, Meah Casciari and Thomas McDonnell.

A son of Irish immigrants, he learned to be industrious as a young child selling newspapers at Ashmont Station. He later achieved “Triple Eagle” status having graduated from B.C. High ’59, Boston College ’63 and Boston College Law School ’66. Matt was passionate about the law and proud of his practice. He was a leader in the community, serving as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #180 of Lower Mills, President of the Quincy Lions Club, the Quincy Bar Association, the Norfolk County Bar Association, the Neighborhood Club of Quincy and Merrymount Association. Matt was a board member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Notre Dame Academy of Hingham, Por Cristo and the Quincy College Board of Governors. He was also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Of his many accomplishments, including the daily crossword, Matt was most proud of his family, always making time for his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home at 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON Tuesday, August 4th from 4pm to 8pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, Dorchester, Wednesday, August 5th at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Boston Medical Center:

Edward A. O’Connor

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Edward A. O’Connor, 86, passed away on July 25, 2015.  Born and raised in Belmont he was a long time resident of Milton.  Ed is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Margaret (O’Dowd) O’Connor, his loving daughter Meg of Milton and four nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Gertrude O’Connor and his brother Dr. Thomas O’Connor.  Ed enjoyed cruising, playing slot machines, smoking Cuban cigars and creating model airplanes. He was also a loyal volunteer at the Fontbonne Academy Art and Craft Show. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton at 10:30 AM on Tuesday.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON from 4-7 PM on Monday night.  Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Ed’s name may be made to Fontbonne Academy, 930 Brook Road, Milton, MA 02186. 

Anthony Morgan Dowden

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DOWDEN Anthony was born in Boston, MA on November 8, 1985 to Poldina Dowden and the late Morgan Dowden. Anthony departed this life on July 21, 2015. He was 29 years old. He is survived by his loving mother, two brothers Lenny Lubin and Isaac Dowden both of Boston; four sisters Pauline (Lionel) Goddard of Trinidad, Coretta LaRocque White of Boston, Kisha (Elijah) Phillip of New York and A. Vanessa LaRocque of Boston. Anthony is also survived by his partner Dyanne, a host of relatives and friends. There will be a Viewing from 9:00 to 10:30am on Saturday, August 1, 2015 followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 517 Blue Hill Ave., DORCHESTER, MA 02121. Interment: St. Michael Cemetery, Boston, MA.


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Jesus Manuel Osorio Velazquez

Jesus Manuel Osorio Velazquez, of South Boston, at Boston Medical Center, Sunday July 26, 2015. He was 75 years old. Born in Loiza, Puerto Rico, he was a self-employed musician. Beloved father of Violetta, Lydia and Jessica, Jesus is also survived by many family members and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington Street, Boston, Friday July 31 at 11:30 AM. Visitation at the church from 10:00 -11:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Deborah Ann Field

Deborah Ann Field, 69, of Brighton, died peacefully on July 7 surrounded by members of her extended family. Deborah suffered a tragic accident a week prior which left her a quadriplegic. She was the daughter of the late Nancy (Leahy) and John Field. A graduate of Girls Latin School, where she worked on the literary magazine, Deb earned a perfect score in the College Board Entrance Exam. She attended Emmanuel College, was on the staff of the literary magazine, and maintained a close connection with the school, including serving as president of the Alumnae Association. She earned a master’s degree in Celtic studies from the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto and taught Celtics topics at Harvard College. She is survived by cousins Joseph, James, Christopher, Kenneth, Paul, Peter and Gerard Leahy. Deb was a long-time employee of Boston University Dept. of Physiology and Bio-Physics and a dedicated fan of the Boston Red Sox but it was her association with Boston Ballet that filled much of her time. She was a volunteer at Boston Ballet Company for more than twenty years serving as past-president and past-treasurer of the Boston Ballet Volunteer Association and as a guide for backstage tours. She was honored as the recipient of the Golden Toe Shoe Award. She was an avid reader and enjoyed almost any type of music, especially Irish, both popular and traditional. She was always upbeat, fun, interested and ready for the next thing. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the Boston Ballet, Development Department, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston MA 02116 with “In Memory of Deborah Field” written in the notes, or online at Funeral from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Friday, July 31 at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.  Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday, July 30 from 4 to 8 PM.

Sharon Lanett Dailey

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Sharon Lanett Dailey, beloved daughter of Mildred and Charles Dailey, was born on January 15, 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sharon is survived by her parents, older brother Larry Simmons, sister Letha Dorway, and brother Timmy Dailey. She leaves behind her two loving children, daughter Brianna Rose Dailey, 10 years old, and son, Nathaniel Charles Mark, three years old. She leaves her three nieces, Jasmine AnnMarie, Shavonne Aaliyah and Simone, three nephews, Tyrese, Jaylen and Devonte Dailey, her partner Michael Mark of several years,  and a host of Aunts and Uncles that are spread out from Massachusetts to Alabama and everywhere in between. Sharon lost her battle with cancer on July 19th, 2015. Sharon, also known as “Boobie”, grew up at 90 Blake Street, lived the majority of her happy and productive life at Blake Street, and took her final breath at Blake Street. Blake Street is missing an Angel.

Sharon was a dedicated mother and a fighter. Her beautiful spirit and loving energy made everyone to want to be around her. She was kind, friendly, happy, positive, sweet, upbeat, silly, caring, and loving. Her smile was infectious and her laugh instantly cheered you up. She was always supportive and encouraging to her family, friends and even random strangers she would meet.

Sharon graduated Lynnfield High School in 1994 and went on to Alabama State College (ASU). She returned to Boston five years later and started her career at the Tufts Dental School of Medicine, where Group Practice 8 was her staple. Sharon was a dedicated worker and gave 110% of herself every day. She received numerous awards, positive evaluations, and attended several appreciation dinners to honor her hard work. She enjoyed her work and co-workers so much that even when she was under the weather it took her supervisor’s prodding for her to seek medical attention.

Oddie Gene Johnson Jr.


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Oddie G. Johnson Jr. 80, of Brockton, MA formerly of Covington, TN passed away on July 8th 2015. Father of Debra Whitley of Covington, TN, Don Johnson of Randolph, MA, Phyllis (DaRocha) and Judith Johnson of Boston, MA Katherine (Blicker) of Milton, MA and Lori M. Mitchell of Canton, MI. Grandfather to 16 and great grandfather to 8. Five siblings preceded him in death and leaves to carry on, Sadie Mae Dyson of Covington, TN and Norma Smith of Covington, TN. Funeral services are private on Wednesday July 22, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Margaret Fennick

Fennick, Margaret for website onlyMargaret (Barbara) Fennick, 66 of Milton, MA, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Boston Medical Center.  Margaret was born January 23, 1949, in Monks Corner, South Carolina, a daughter of the late Lee Fennick and Mary Lou Harleston.  Margaret had a generous heart and touched many lives with her humor and presence.  Her family and those who knew her, will be thankful for the gift that was her life.

Margaret’s favorite holiday was the 4th of July.  We never understood why that holiday was so special to her.  Could it be that the 4th fireworks matched her personality?  Margaret LOVED to debate politics.  She believed in using your voice to bring about change.

Margaret is survived by her loving mother, Mary L. Sheppard; sons, Kevin and Keita and daughter, Afi; brothers, Elijah and Larry; sisters, Emma, Henrietta and Kathleen; many nieces, nephews and cousins and her favorite companion, her cat, Cooper.  She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Henry Sheppard, loving dubbed, “My Daddy”; uncle, Ernest Harleston; aunts, Leola West and Virginia Robinson and grandmother, Elizabeth Palmer.

Funeral Service, Friday, July 24, at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, at 10:30 am.  Visitation from 10 – 10:30 am. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Mireille Marc

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Mireille Marc  passed away on July 6, 2015 at MGH, surrounded by her family. Mireille was the cherished mother of Yvetteau, Sandra, Richard, and Nadia Devilme. She is also survived by many other relatives. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Saint Angela Church, Saturday July 18 at 10AM. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS, Friday 6-9PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.