Dolan Funeral Home

Paris Meach-DaGraca

Paris Meach-DaGraca, October 11, 2019. Loving daughter of Deana Meach and Jack DaGraca.

Funeral Services to be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday, October 19th at 3:00 PM. Family and friends invited. A visiting hour will be from 2-3 PM immediately before the service. Interment private.

Theresa Kelly

Theresa Kelly, of Weymouth, formerly of Braintree and Bredagh, Caltra, Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland, October 14, 2019.

Beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Egan) Kelly. Theresa is survived by her sister Sr. Marguerite Kelly MFIC of Newton and 12 siblings in Ireland. Theresa retired from teaching at Saint Joseph Elementary School, Holbrook.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Jerome Church, 632 Bridge Street, Weymouth, Friday October 18 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 5-7 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Jewel Brewster

Jewel Brewster, of Boston, October 12, 2019. Funeral Service in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Monday, October 21 at 11 o’clock.  Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, Sunday, October 20, 3-6pm. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston.

Dorothy J. (Dacey) Bosworth

Dorothy J. (Dacey) Bosworth, of Milton, October 12, 2019.

Beloved wife of the late David A. Bosworth. Loving mother of Jane Mazzarella and her husband Joseph of Milton, Jacqueline Driscoll and her husband Paul of Milton, David A. Bosworth Jr. of Canton, Nancy Bosworth of Milton, and Charles Bosworth and wife Delphine of Westwood. Adored grandmother of Michael, Courtney, Kate, John, Zack, Jake, Isabelle, Elise, Charlotte, David and Peyton. Sister of the late Gertrude Chamberlain, Marion Hardy, Anne Henry, Gerard Dacey, John Dacey, Leonard Dacey and William Dacey. Sister-in-law of Diane Dacey. Dorothy is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Thursday, October 17 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Thomas “Loke” M. Miller

Thomas M. Miller, 71, of East Taunton formerly of Brockton passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2019.

Born in Winfall, North Carolina on June 15, 1948 to the late Deautry Riddick and Ethel Miller.

Thomas received his education in Perquiman County Union School System in Winfall, NC. He enlisted in the United States Army on January 24, 1968 and proudly served is country during the Vietnam War.

Later in life he met and married his one true love, Carla. Together the shared many years together.

Thomas worked for Raytheon for many years as a cable maker. He was an avid New York Giants fan. Thomas enjoyed spending time we those dear to his heart.

Beloved husband of Carla (Ensley) Miller. Loving father of Troy Miller, Freda Miller, Tameisha Ensley, Marquis Ensley, Maurice Williams and Janee Williams. Brother of James Riddick and his wife Virgie and Robert Miller and his wife Marissa. Grandfather of 8 cherished grandchildren. Thomas also leaves behind a host of niece, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Predeceased by 10 of his siblings, Margaret “Arlene” White, Isabella Riddick, William I. Miller, Thomas M. Miller, Roger Riddick, Johnny Ray Miller, Odessa Hurdle, George Miller, Sgt. Ottis Miller, and Ernest (Bryant) Miller.

All services for Thomas will be held in Gatesville, North Carolina Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Please call Dennis J. Stalling Memorial Funeral Home, 202 Church Street Gatesville, North Carolina for information and directions.

Eril Ligonde

Eril Ligondé, “Nenel, as he was known to family and close friends passed away on September 28, 2019.

Eril was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti on December 13, 1967, to Fenel Ligondé and Micheline Ligondé.  He lived in Haiti with his Grandma Vava during his formative years. At the age of 13 Eril came to the States to be with his mom and dad and three siblings. He was the proverbial middle child.

While in Boston, he attended English high school. After graduation, Eril explored many career pursuits including pharmacy technician, volunteer fireman, and correctional officer. He eventually found his calling at the Middlesex County Sherriff’s Office where he worked hard and was eventually promoted to Captain. Eril was highly regarded and loved in his community of Lowell where he resided for over 25 years.

Eril was outwardly quiet and reserved, to those not familiar with him. However, among his inner circle, he was known for his hilarious antics and comedy. Eril had a fantastic wit; he enjoyed keeping everyone laughing.  He loved life and was not afraid of hard work. He had a passion for home improvement and spent many hours on “Do It Yourself” projects.

Eril was an intelligent, confident, and kind person who had the ability to engage and forge relationships with anyone. He had a wonderful smile that would light up a room. Eril enjoyed helping others, whether it was using his expertise to fix computers, or working on a home improvement project, he was generous with his talents. 

Above all, Eril loved his family. His children were by far his proudest achievement. He loved his son Ariel, and cherished his daughter Tatiana. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye, as well as his dear mother, sister and brothers.

Eril is survived by his son, Ariel R. Ligondé of Lynn, and daughter Tatiana Ligondé of Lowell; his step children, Breanna Rowlette and Jordan Rowlette of Lowell; his mother, Micheline E. Ligondé of Boston; his grandchildren, Leo Reinoso of Lynn, Kyrie & Noah Ligondé of Lowell; his brothers Emmanuel Ernest and wife Karine Ernest of Milton and Fenel Ligondé Jr. of Boston; his sister Dr. Myrna Chévry-César of Atlanta; His nephews: Justin Ernest, Malcolm César,  Christian Ernest, Benjamin Ernest; his uncle Gerard Pierre; his aunts, Mona Ligondé, Marie Nirva Ligondé, and Gladys Pierre; his cousins Wilhelminda Péralte, Florence Pierre Toussaint, Sagine & Jehnnah Louis along with countless family members and friends.

Eril was preceded in death by his father Fenel Ligondé, and his grandmother Marie Yrva Ernest.

The Achille, Ernest, César, Germain, Larosilière, Lefèvre, Péralte, Pierre, Reinoso, and Toussaint families are painfully touched and deeply saddened by Eril’s passing.

Nenel we will miss you and cherish our memories of you forever in our hearts.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Agatha’s Church, Milton, Saturday, October 12, at 10:30 am. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, October 11, 5-8 pm. Interment Private.

The family kindly requests that donations in Eril’s memory be made to Correctional Peace Officer Foundation, P.O. Box 348390, Sacramento, CA, 95834-8390 in lieu of flowers.

Paul V. Lyons

Paul V. Lyons, 80, died at home in Milton, Monday October 7, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Born and raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Boston College High School and Boston College. He earned his MBA from New York University before attending Suffolk University Law School. After earning his law degree, he worked for five years at the National Labor Relations Board. Paul was a partner at the law firm of Foley Hoag for over thirty years. He served as General Counsel and Vice President at Suffolk University before retiring.

Paul was the beloved husband of the late Elaine M. (Hurley) Lyons. Loving father of Judith Lyons of Quincy, Maureen Trowbridge and her husband Peter of Burlington, Paula Small and her husband Matthew of South Boston, and Joseph Lyons and his wife Kristen of Houston, Texas. Cherished grandfather of Peter, William and Caroline Trowbridge, Audrey, Jack and Grace Lyons, and Kathleen Small. Son of the late Joseph and Doris (Griffin) Lyons. Brother of Robert Lyons and his late wife Virginia.  Brother-in-law of Marie Fitzpatrick and her late husband Edward.  Nephew of Dorothy Connors. Paul is also survived by nephews Edward Fitzpatrick Jr. and William Fitzpatrick and their wonderful families.  Paul was a U.S. Army Veteran.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Saturday October 12 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Quincy Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund (Elaine and Paul Lyons Scholarship), 124 Briar Lane, Westwood, MA 02090 or the Joseph and Doris Lyons Scholarship at BC High,

Sarah Ann “Sally” Greene

Sarah Ann “Sally” Greene, of Wrentham, October 3, 2019.

Beloved daughter of the late Mary A. Greene. Sister of the late Marie T. Puliafico of Milton and the late Margaret N. Greene. Sally is survived by her Wrentham family and friends and her nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 11th at Saint Ann by the Sea Church, 587 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA at 10:00AM. Interment private.

If desired, contributions in Sally’s memory may be sent to the Wrentham Developmental Center, PO Box 144, Wrentham, MA 02093.

Thelma E. (Stewart) Coles

Thelma E. (Stewart) Coles of Milton and Alton Bay, NH passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on October 2, 2019.

Thelma was born in Quincy. She graduated from North Quincy High School, Class of 1951. She worked at Blue Cross and then at the Milton Town Hall for many years. Thelma loved spending time at her home on Lake Winnipesaukee and she enjoyed playing cards with her friends. She cherished the moments spent with her family and friends. 

Thelma was the devoted wife of the late Lawrence F. Coles (retired Milton Firefighter.) Beloved mother of Nancy C. Lally of Weymouth, Shawn S. Coles and his wife Jo-Ann of East Bridgewater and the late Mark L. Coles. Loving Nana of Megan, Kara, Bryan and Sean Lally, Casey and Michael Coles, and Sgt James Adams U.S. Army former and Jacob Adams Esquire. Thelma was the cherished daughter of the late Percy J. and Hope M. Stewart. Adoring sister of her late brothers and sister-in-laws Malcolm W. and his wife Jean, Paul N. and his wife Ann, and Clinton H. and his wife Evelyn. Survived by many dear nieces and nephews. In addition, she leaves a sister-in-law, Mary C. Coles of Milton. 

A funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 81 Prospect Ave., Quincy, Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. A visiting hour will be held Tuesday, 8:30 – 9:30 AM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, EAST MILTON SQUARE. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Thelma’s memory may be made to the Milton Fire Relief Fund, 515 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA., or to the Donald H. MacKenzie Scholarship Fund, C/O First Baptist Church, 81 Prospect Ave., Quincy, MA 02170.

Patricia Ann O’Neill

Patricia Ann O’Neill, a lifelong resident of Milton, MA and Easton’s Point, Middletown, RI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 3, 2019.

Born on March 17, 1938, Patty was the daughter of the late Edward and Rita O’Neill. She graduated from Milton High School in 1955 and Newton College of the Sacred Heart in 1959. But her adventurous spirit would soon take her far from home.

Patty began her career as a reporter for the Quincy Patriot Ledger, where she worked for seven years, with a nine month hiatus to tour Europe and the Middle East. From 1966–1967, she worked as a mate and cook on a charter yacht in St. Thomas, USVI; she then volunteered with AmeriCorps VISTA in the South Bronx from 1967–1968, utilizing her fluency in Spanish.

These experiences and an indefatigable commitment to public service would send her back to Boston and Northeastern University School of Law, graduating in 1972. She joined Mass Public Defenders (now the Committee for Public Counsel), where she spent 30 years devoted to the pursuit of justice by providing legal representation for those unable to afford an attorney, and served as assistant Chief of the Appellate Division.

As a young woman, Patty was an avid horsewoman and skier, though these hobbies eventually gave way to what would become her true passion, birdwatching. What began with regional outings would later bring her across the US and to all seven continents. Vacation time was spent exploring Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Suriname, and Venezuela – sometimes alone. Soon came China, Japan, Kenya, Thailand, Bhutan, and India. Retirement allowed her to follow this pursuit nearly full-time, and she continued to explore remote locations worldwide, including a trip to Antarctica for her eightieth birthday. Her resultant “accidental big list” logged 7,000 bird species.

When she wasn’t exploring the wildest places on Earth through her telescope, Patty could be found engrossed in a book or the New York Times crossword puzzle. In retirement, she also took classes in geopolitics and watercolor painting. She also served on the Town of Milton Conservation Commission and enjoyed volunteering for many organizations, especially Mass Audubon and the Newport Music Festival, Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Nuttal Society of the South Shore Bird Club.

Patty is survived by her sister Nancy O’Neill of Milton; brother Edward and his wife Patricia (Sweeney) O’Neill of Middletown, RI; niece Meg O’Neill and her husband Kurt Edenbach of Newport, RI; niece Sarah and her husband Drew Fernandez of Middletown, RI; nephew Colin O’Neill of New Orleans, LA; and her adored grandnephews and grandnieces Teddy, Nicholas, Carolina, and Oona. She also leaves her beloved cousins Maura Overlan, Frank and Juanita O’Neill, and Jim and Sandy O’Neill.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM.  Family and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 4-7 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum or Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

The family is also grateful for the care provided to Patty by Dr. David Fisher of Dana Farber.