Dolan Funeral Home

Louis Wilner Cantave

Louis Wilner Cantave, age 81 of Milton, MA, formerly of Hyde Park, MA, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 after a short illness.

Beloved husband of the late Catita (Cayemite) Cantave. Nene (affectionate nickname) was originally raised in Dame Marie, Haiti by his parents, Jean Pressoir and Leximene (Petit) Cantave. He was a loving brother to Yprecile (D), Elie (D), Denis (D), Rosa (D), Lunie, Marie Claire, Jeanine, Jeanot, and Tony (D). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Saint Angela’s Church, 1540 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10AM. Interment will follow at Saint Michael Cemetery, 500 Canterbury St., Roslindale. Relatives and friends are welcomed.

Veronica Cannon

Veronica Cannon age 39 of Boston, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Beloved daughter of Harvey Cannon and the late Deborah Cannon-Phillips. She leaves behind her brother, Skylar Cannon and her aunt Josie (Phillips) Spivey.

A Funeral Service will be held at Holy Tabernacle Church, 70 Washington St., Dorchester on Friday, December 13, at 7pm. Relatives and friends invited.

Patricia L. Spring


Patricia L. (Tynan), Spring Age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

She was the devoted wife of the late Philip S. Spring and loving mother of her five children, Ellen, Philip, Susan, Jane, and David, as well as a doting grandmother to her six grandchildren, William, Michael, Perry, Emma, Martin, and Bradford.

Born in South Boston, Mass. to Dr. Joseph P. Tynan and Katherine G. Tynan (Tivnan) in 1931, Patricia was the beloved sister to John “Doc”, Sabina, Kevin, and Emmett Tynan. She attended St. Brigid’s Catholic School, Notre Dame Academy, and Boston State College, until she married Philip Spring in 1951 and moved to Quincy, Mass., where she lived for sixty-five years.

She fully enjoyed life and was involved in many social clubs, including the St. Ann’s Mariannes, Wollaston Mothers’ Club, Squantum Yacht Club, and Southern Artery Writing Club. She taught CCD, and belonged to the YMCA, where she enjoyed swimming and aerobic exercise.

Patricia loved her garden and her pets, and was an avid Patriots fan, never missing a game. She had a love of classic movies, Jeopardy, and crossword puzzles. Her favorite pastime was singing and dancing, whether in a charity fundraising variety show, or out at a Saturday night dance. Pat loved to be the life of the party, always joking and sharing funny stories. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Ann’s Church, Quincy, Monday, December 16, at 10:30 am.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 2-5 pm. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. 

If desired contributions in Patricia’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society-Boston, 125 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.

Katherine Ann (Horgan) Landers

Katherine Ann (Horgan) Landers of Milton, MA, known as Ann to all her friends and family, passed away December 7, 2019, unexpectedly. She was 81.

She was born in Newton, MA to the late James R. Horgan and Katherine Linehan Horgan. She was a graduate of Holy Cross Academy in 1955. She majored in Biology and minored in Education at Emmanuel College, graduating in 1959. She remained active with the alumni association.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John J. Landers Jr.

After graduation, Mrs. Landers taught third grade for Medway Public Schools. Pausing her career to raise her family. She later was a substitute teacher at St. Mary of the Hills School in Milton.

Mrs. Landers was a past president with the Milton Junior Woman’s Club. An avid volunteer around Milton, she was involved with kindergarten vision screening for many years for the town, and was a volunteer at the Milton Flu Clinics for 15 years.

Her passion was tennis. After taking lessons in 1982, she would go on to play team tennis through the Weymouth Club where she was team captain for 23 years.

While volunteering and raising a family, Mrs. Landers was also the business manager of her husband’s business, Landers Service Company, which closed its doors this year after 47 years of operation.

She is survived by her son, John J. Landers and his wife Kathleen of Hyde Park, MA; her daughters, Suzanne Landers Zavatsky and her husband SJ Zavatsky, and Katherine Landers Keyes and her husband James, all of Milton, MA; and four grandchildren: Michelle Landers of Quincy, MA, Adrah Landers of Hyde Park, MA, Alexandra Zavatsky and Aidan Keyes both of Milton, MA. She also leaves her two nephews, James Horgan and Neil Horgan. She was predeceased by her brother, James Horgan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Hills, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 AM. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday from 2-5 PM.

Interment Milton Cemetery.

Dutris Barnes

Dutris Barnes of Dorchester, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 surrounded by family.

Loving mother of Margaret Francis, Phillip Green, Lorna Mills, and Pauline Green. She also leaves behind a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Gladtidings House of Prayer for All Nations, 573 Norfolk St., Mattapan on Saturday, December 7, from 9-10AM. Funeral Service will begin at 10AM. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Arthur Hacking

Arthur Hacking, of Milton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the CareOne facility in Randolph.  At 87 years old he had a very long and fulfilling life filled to the brim with memories of friends, family, and colleagues.

He graduated from Cranston High School in RI and then attended Wilbraham Academy in MA.  From Wilbraham he went on to study at Brown University (Class of 1954), before transferring to the Rhode Island School of Design (Class of 1955) to pursue a growing passion for architecture.

His career as an architect was dedicated to helping to create and build spaces where individuals and teams could thrive and do their best work for those they served.  Much of his most cherished work was in the biomedical community helping Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s, Deaconess, Harvard Medical School, Lahey Clinic, Milton Hospital, and other organizations to build beautiful and functional patient care, administrative, and research spaces.  He was a champion of the needs of patients, doctors, allied health staff, researchers, and administrators and strove to create environments where both aesthetic form and efficient function were in balance.  In addition to his work with medical centers, Mr. Hacking was a trusted adviser to Mayors of Boston for more than 30 years on projects large and small.  He was always willing to lend an attentive ear and thoughtful counsel when asked.  

The family takes great comfort in believing Arthur is now reunited with the love of his life, Claudia Hacking, to whom he was married for more than 30 years before her passing in 1999.  

He is survived by his beloved children, Antony Hacking and his wife, Dr. Hilary Levine of New York, NY, and daughter, Sara Hacking.

Cherished Papa to Jonathan Adler and his partner Kelly Talbot, of Avon, Meagan Adler, of Abington, and her partner, Brendan Stebbins, of Stoughton, Aliza Hacking of New York, NY and Lili Hacking of New York, NY.  He believed in the talents and potential of his grandchildren to make their dreams come true.

In addition, he leaves dear brother Ken Hacking and his life partner, Sue Stringham of Warwick, RIand many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.

The family wishes to offer special thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses, caretakers, aids, and staff at Winter Valley, Standish Village, Milton Hospital, Alliance Health, Royal, and CareOne who supported, loved, and cared for Arthur over these last years.

All who cared about and loved Arthur are welcome to join us on Saturday, December 7, at 10:00 AM for a Memorial Service to celebrate his life at the Dolan Funeral Home on 1140 Washington Street in Dorchester Lower Mills, MA. 

Alice C. Redgate

Alice C. (Donohue) Redgate, of Dorchester, died November 30, at Hancock Park Nursing Home, Quincy, at the age of 96. 

Alice was a Telephone Operator for over 20 years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.  She also volunteered for Catholic Charities as a “friendly visitor” for over 25 years.

Alice was the devoted wife of the late Robert Redgate.  Beloved mother of Pamela Redgate of Dorchester, Alison Connolly and her husband John of Sandwich and the late Robert “Bobby” Redgate. Sister of Ellen Butler of Hanson and Richard Donohue  “Dickie” and his wife Rita of Quincy, and the late Ruth Hart and George Donohue. Grandmother of Alyssa, Hilary, Brendan, Vanessa, Alex and Joseph.  Great Grandmother of Thomas, Rory, Quinn, Brennan, Casey and Ruth.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Christopher Church, 265 Mount Vernon St., Dorchester, Thursday at 10 o’clock. Visitation at the church 9:30 – 10 am. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Alice’s name may be sent to Hancock Park Memorial Fund, 164 Parkingway, Quincy, MA 02169.

Marian Barrett

Marian (Dow) Barrett, of Roslindale, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Wingate Residences of Needham.  At age 93 she had a long, happy and fulfilling life leaving an admirable legacy. Post World War II, she began her career as an administrator for the US Army Division of Intelligence that would later become the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She left her career to raise and educate a family of 6 children, Dr. Martin L. Barrett Jr and his late wife Susan of N. Attleboro, Susanne A. (Barrett) Dudley and her late husband Robert of Canton, Dr. George L. Barrett and his wife Kathleen of Milton, Dr. John B. Barrett of Beverly Hills, CA, Thomas A. Barrett of Rocky River, OH, and Frances B. Foster and her husband Dr. C. Stephen Foster of Weston. She was preceded in death by her husband Martin Leo Barrett, Sr. a decorated hero of World War II, brother Dr. Elias C. Dow of Brookline and brother James C. Dow and his wife Coan of Boston.  She is survived by her brother Charles E. Dow and his wife Linda of Boston, her sister Sallie A. Casey (late husband Francis) of Brookline, sister-in-law  Jody Dow of Brookline, and grand children Susanne Barrett, Cathy Kwon, Dr. Robert Dudley, Alexandra Joyce, Joseph Dudley, Erin Linnoila, Lauren Barrett, Kathleen Barrett, George Barrett, III and many loved nieces and nephews.

Marian was a woman of strong faith and had a fervent passion for life, her family and her friends.  She was always ready to listen, share her life’s wisdom and send interceding prayers through St. Anthony and the Blessed Mother Mary. Where there was darkness, she found light. This was her gift. It is her time to rest in eternal peace with The Lord.

Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE on Thursday 4-8PM. A Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon, 61 Rockwood St., Jamaica Plain on Friday, December 6, at 10AM. Interment at Mt. Benedict Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.

Margaret Wells Batchelder

Margaret Wells Batchelder, of Milton, passed away on November 25 at the Marina Bay Nursing Home in Quincy.  She was 96.

Known by family and friends as “Peg” or “Peggy,” she was loved by all for her warmth, wit, keen intellect, gourmet cooking and joie de vivre.

While her five children were her greatest joy, she was a woman of many accomplishments. A graduate of Milton High School, she was a true artist and spent years as a fashion illustrator in advertising, and also was the creator of visually striking window displays for Boston’s major department stores. A former fashion model, she made her own line of children’s clothing called “A Lynn Original,” saying she was only seven when she sewed her first dress— and without a pattern. A longtime member of the Sweet Adelines, she designed their distinctive costumes and could sing “On the Sunny Side of the Street” in perfect pitch.

Peggy was preceded in death by her dear daughter Deborah Ware Walker, husband of 25 years Edward P. Batchelder, and her three siblings, Edward M. Wells, Patricia Thornton, and Joan McCormack, all of whom as the eldest she loved devotedly.

She is survived by her sons Terence Wells Lynn (Jane) of Scituate; F. Gregory Lynn (Bonnie) of Phoenix, AZ; and Christopher Lynn (Lassina) of Long Island City, NY, and her daughter Tracy Lynn Tierney (Robert) of Richmond, Virginia, along with many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the nurses at Marina Bay for the care and comfort they provided our beloved mother in her later years. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Dolan Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

Thomas Michael Lester, Sr.

Thomas Michael Lester, Sr. of Quincy passed away peacefully of Alzheimer’s, on November 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom leaves the love of his life, of 60 years, Eileen (Sexton) of Quincy, beloved children Patricia Matthews of Quincy, Susan Lester of Milton, Thomas Lester Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Quincy and Paul Lester of Milton.

Cherished Papa to James Matthews and his wife Brooke of Raleigh, NC, Tracey Matthews of North Attleboro, Christine Even and her husband Patrick of Wethersfield, CT, Thomas Lester III, CPL U.S. Army and Michael Lester both of Quincy.

In addition, he leaves his brother William Lester of Canton and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tom was the son of the late William and Helen (Tracy) Lester of Dorchester and brother of the late Helen Donahue of Dennis, late Rita Tacey of West Roxbury, and late Elizabeth MacNeil of Holliston.

Tom was born and  raised in the Neponset section of Dorchester,   He was a graduate of St. Ann School Neponset, Dorchester High for Boys and Northeastern University.

Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War.

Tom was a retired Engineer from New England Telephone (Verizon) following a 40 year career.

Tom was an avid fan of all Boston sports teams but was an especially dedicated fan of Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, he loved watching Patriots games with his brother, son and grandson in his “man cave”.  Tom participated in many sports himself and, when his sons were playing hockey, he was actively involved in Quincy Youth Hockey and coached many teams.

The family spent many years at Kimball Lake Shores in Fryeburg, Maine enjoying the chalet which Tom built himself.

Tom was 2 weeks shy of his 89th birthday and in great physical health.  The Alzheimer’s had slowly robbed his memories, but his great personality never changed and he was always happy, kind and complimentary to all.  He was most proud of his family, his service in the US Navy, and his Dorchester roots and Irish heritage.

Tom was most happy when surrounded by family and friends, preferably on a beach, with laughter and singing. 

The Lester family would like to express their appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to the caring staff and healthcare providers at The Atrium of Faxon Woods, where Tom had been a resident, and Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care for their dedication and loving care of Tom.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Saturday November 30 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 Blue Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to: Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, PO Box 690789, Quincy, MA 02269 (www.dmnazareth.org)