Dolan Funeral Home

Alice M. Boehler

Alice M. Boehler, 91, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 while under hospice care at Academy Manor in Andover, MA.

Alice was born June 15, 1924 in Boston, MA to Harry P. Dooley and Alice F. Lane.  Alice graduated from Girl’s Latin in Dorchester and attended Boston University before joining the US Navy (WAVES) during WWII.  While stationed in Washington, D.C. she met Richard F. Boehler, Jr. who was serving in the U.S. Navy.  Alice and Rich were married on August 25, 1945.  Alice’s day of passing also marks their 70th wedding anniversary.

Alice was a full-time mother and homemaker, raising seven children in Milton, MA.  She was actively involved in many charitable organizations while there including president of the Milton, MA Women’s Club and as a board member of the Milton Hospital.   Following their many years in Milton, Alice and Rich moved full time to Cape Cod, MA.  While in residence there, Alice was an active member of the Yarmouthport, MA Garden Club.

Alice was high energy, devoted to her family, a self-taught business woman, a later-in-life avid golfer, and a tireless organizer.  She found her community work as highly rewarding and satisfying as it was beneficial to those whom she served.  She loved creating beautiful homes and spending times in the company of her many friends.

Alice is survived by her children Ronald Boehler, Susan Montanaro and her husband John, Mark Boehler, Alysa Allen and her husband Phillip,  Paul Boehler and his wife Mary Pat  and Kathleen Kelly and her husband Arthur. Also survived by 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; as well as many dear relatives and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband Richard, son Richard F. Boehler III, mother Alice Dooley, sister Barbara Davis, brothers Robert and Paul, granddaughter Kimberley Montanaro and grandson Graham Allen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church, MILTON, Saturday, August 29, at 9 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Friday, 4-7 p.m.  Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers, please say a prayer.

Cornelius Cronin

Cornelius F. “Neil” Cronin, August 22, 2015 of Canton formerly of Dorchester, beloved husband of 49 yrs to the late Carol A. (Boyle) Cronin. Neil was a grateful member of AA for over 50 years and a member of Massachusetts National Guard 104th Brigade for 12 years. Neil was the loving father of  KevinM. Cronin and his wife Michelle of Easton, Bridget Cronin of Boston, Beth C. Healy and her husband Desmond of Easton, Maura J. Proctor and her husband David of Canton, Sheelagh C. Corcoran of Braintree and the late Cornelius F. Cronin III. Also survived by grandchildren Megan, Jacqueline, Shannon, Erin, Connor, Neil, Paul, Cassandra and Danielle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday in St. Gerard MajellaChurch, Canton at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday 4 – 8 PM. Interment Blue Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fr. Bill’s, Quincy MA. or Rosie’s Place, Boston.

Esau W. Entzminger

Entzminger – Esau W. of Norwood, MA died suddenly in Haiti, July 30, 2015. Beloved husband of Dominique (Jean-Claude) Entzminger. Father of Jonathan M. Entzminger and Keisha Marie Brooks and her husband Justin. Brother of Frederick Jr., Shirley Ann and Mikal Entzminger. Also survived by 3 grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Saturday in the House of Prayer Church, Seaver St., Dorchester at 11 AM. Relatives and friends invited Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS Friday 5-8 PM and Saturday morning at the church 10 – 11 AM. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery.

Rasaun Nichols



Rasaun . Nichols of Brookline, Aug.  13 , beloved father of Javhon Williams, Kaleya Nichols, Saniya  Antione-Nichols and Issac Price. Devoted son of Robin J. Nichols and the late Roger Woods. A  Funeral Service will be held in the People’s Baptist Church, 830 Tremont St., Boston, Friday  at 10:30AM. Visitation 10 – 10:30 am. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston.

Viola Mae Young


Viola Mae Young was born on September 12, 1960 in Charlestown, West Virginia.  She was the fourth child of Nathaniel and Madeline Young.


Viola moved to Boston at the tender age of four.  She was educated in Boston Public Schools and graduated from South Boston High in 1978.


Before her illness, Viola held many customer service jobs.  She believed in serving people with care and compassion.


On August 11, 2015 Viola was called home to be with the Lord.  She was a sweet, outgoing woman who helped anyone that needed it.  Viola loved cookouts and old school music.  Her favorite color was yellow, and her favorite movie was Saturday Night Fever. Viola’s favorite hobby was shopping.


She leaves many to cherish her memory: Her daughter Quatanna L. Hardy and her husband Khary Hardy, and Quatanna’s father Aaron Beverly; her children  Leon M. Young Jr., Alicia L. Young, Ashley R. Young, Brianna A. Young, Kesean N. Young, and their father, Leon McCoy; her siblings Donald M. and Patricia Robinson, Patricia A. Gibson, Sheila M. Young-Harley and Earl Harley Jr., Margaret A. Young, Lavonia and Corey Nelson, and Nathan D. Young; her grandchildren Armani Smalls, Arianna Hardy, Elijah Smalls, and Mia-Farrell-Young as well as a host of  family and friends. We rejoice that she is now reunited with her late parents Nathaniel and Madeline Young as well as the late  sister Victoria Lynn Robinson, the late brother in law Raymond Gibson, and the late brother Anthony L. Young.  A Funeral Service will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS, Wednesday at 10AM. Visitation 9-10AM, relatives and friends invited.


Thomas J. Phinney

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Thomas J. Phinney, died peacefully on August 16th, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rachel (Richard) Phinney. Tom was the former President and Owner of Arthur-Blair Associates in Boston, MA where he worked as a mortgage banking recruiter for over 30 years. He was also a former Treasurer of the MA Association of Personnel Consultants. Son of the late Vincent and Mary E. (Lyons) Phinney. Brother of Marie Oser of Roslindale, Kathleen Phinney of Milton and the late Paul V. Phinney, John M. Phinney and Louise Shanahan. Brother-in-law of Marietta Phinney of Hyde Park and Richard Shanahan of Marion. Also survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth Church, Milton, Saturday, August 22nd @ 11 o’clock. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Fri, 3-7 pm. Internment Private. In lieu of flowers donations in Tom’s memory may be sent to either Catholic Memorial High School Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund, 235 Baker St., W. Roxbury, MA 02132 or to St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 360 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, MA 02186.

William Edmeade

William Edmeade 83, was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend. On August 13th 2015, he was called home and entered the gates of his eternal resting place knowing that that he was grounded on the solid rock of the Lord Jesus.

William “John Hardy “Edmeade was born on the beautiful island of Montserrat, B.W.I. to parents of Mary Baker and Patrick Edmeade. He migrated to England in 1955 and met the love of his life Mildred Stanley. During this time, William worked as a Postal Worker, a door to door salesman as well as a double decker bus driver for the London Transport. On March 29th 1962, they wed and have 2 wonderful sons Keith and Paul Edmeade. On October 1st 1970, William migrated again to Boston Mass with his wife and his 2 sons making sure that is family had the life that he dreamed of. They also welcomed Colin Patrick and Jacqueline Monique in to the family years later. From there, William worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a housekeeper. On June of 1972, William started at New England Medical Center as a delivery driver where he worked for over 20 years until his retirement.

After his retirement, William Edmeade joined the Monserrat Aspirers Community Center. William often dedicated his time to the Monserrat Aspirers Community Center and could be seen on many Friday and Saturday nights playing dominoes, serving drinks to patrons or providing general upkeep.

William Edmeade was proceeded in death by his mother Mary Baker and his father Patrick Edmeade. William is survived by his wife, Mildred, his sons Keith Anthony, Paul Adriane, Colin Patrick and Jacqueline Monique Edmeade; his grandson Antonio Orlando Andrade Edmeade and Isabella Elizabeth Edmeade, as well as a daughter in law Stephanie Kitz Edmeade. William is also survived by his sister Ann Welch, as well as his nieces and nephews as well as many countless cousins and friends.

We will miss him greatly but heaven is rejoicing and welcoming him with open arms. We love you and we celebrate your life, your loves and your legacy. The Funeral service will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS, Saturday at 11AM. Visitation will begin at 10AM.

*In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a monetary donation to the Monsterrat Aspirers Community Center, located in Boston, Mass*

Brendan “Mike” Craven

Brendan “Mike” Craven (Ret. Sgt. BPD) – Of Quincy, Aug 12, beloved husband of Diana M.  (Tompkins) Craven. Devoted father of Brendan M. Craven, II and his wife Leigh Selby Craven of Falls Church, VA. Son of the late Hon. John J. Craven, Sr. and the late Hon. Katherine (Kane) Craven of Hyde Park. Cherished brother of Patricia Ross of Dedham, Sheila and James Middleton of Milton, Kathleen Passanisi of West Roxbury and her late husband Charles, Barbara and Jay Broderick of Quincy, Timothy and Nina Craven of Dedham, and the late Hon. John J. Craven, Jr. and his surviving spouse Patricia, Maureen and Donald Slade, Pauline and Asaf Qazilbash, Francis X. Craven, and Susan Borek and her surviving spouse Richard. Treasured Uncle “Mikey” to over 50 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, West Quincy, Mon. Aug 17, at 10:30 am. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave, MILTON VILLAGE, Sun. 2-6 pm. Internment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s name may be sent to Cops for Kids with Cancer at

Isidora Cabral

Isidora Cabral , of Boston, died at Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Monday August 10, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, Dudley Street at Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, Saturday August 15 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery. Complete obituary will be posted.

Charles Ford

Charles Ford, of Mattapan, August 5, 2015. Beloved husband of Melvina (Phillips) Ford.  Devoted father of Elena, Bertha, Alesha, Ada, Charles Jr., Mikel, Charlos, Daniel, Reinaldo and Rafeal.  Grandfather of eight and great grandfather of two.  Funeral Service at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River Street, Mattapan Square, Saturday August 15 @ 11:00 AM.  Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.