Dolan Funeral Home

James Patrick Kennedy

James Patrick Kennedy, executive vice-president of P.J. Kennedy & Sons Mechanical Contractors, Monday August 19, 2014. Beloved husband of Ann T. (McArdle) Kennedy. Father of Ann P. Mariano, Jacqueline M. Butts, Patrick J. Kennedy, Mary Ellen Green and James C. Kennedy, Esq. Grandfather of 14. Brother of Norah M. Curtin, John F. Kennedy and Paul K. Kennedy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Saturday August 23 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. Complete obituary to be posted.

Clifton R. DiTullio

Clifton R. “Cliff” DiTullio, of Boca Raton, FL and Milton, August 18, 2014.  Beloved husband of Louise (Varnerin) DiTullio.  Devoted father of Diane DiTullio Agostino and her husband Frank J. Agostino of Milton, Richard P. DiTullio and his wife Carol M. of Milton, Roy M. DiTullio and his wife Kathleen H. of Canton, Peter C. DiTullio and his wife Stephanie of California and Paul A. DiTullio and his wife Mary of Northborough.  Clifton also leaves his loving grandchildren Christopher R., John C., and Emily L. Agostino, Paige E., Hana L., Corrine M., Richard Evan, Lauren M., Timothy P., and Kate M. DiTullio.  Brother of Michael V. DiTullio and his wife Linda.  Uncle of Michael and Marisa DiTullio.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Friday August 22 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting  hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday  4-8 P.M.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  US Navy veteran, WWII. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Clifton’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Margaret M. Hoy

Hoy, Margaret for website onlyMargaret Mary (Kimpton) Hoy, 87, of Milton and Braintree Massachusetts, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, August 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was united in marriage on August 5, 1950, to Robert L. Hoy Sr., who survives and deeply misses her.  She is also survived and missed by her six children and their spouses: Rob Hoy and his wife, Gale, of Westerly, Rhode Island, Ellen “Suddi” St. Ives of Milton, Cindi Vogel and her husband, Bill, of Bedford, New Hampshire, Mike Hoy and his wife, Lisa, of Taunton, Patti Reilly and her husband Steve of Milton, Pete Hoy and his wife, Sue, of Milton, and “Brown” Sue Hoy of Taunton. Peg was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Sydney, her brothers, George and Edward, and her sister, Catherine.

Peg was born and spent her early life in Hingham, Massachusetts. She was just a teenager when her sister-in-law arranged a blind date with her future husband Bob. They married five years later and shared 64 years of marriage.

As a child, Peg learned to act and sing in community theatre, and she went on to perfect her beautiful singing voice through classical training at Julliard. She was all too happy to share these natural gifts with others and could still fill a room with lovely music at the age of 87. She was also a prolific reader of mystery novels, a practiced knitter, and active member in the Milton Bowling league and the Milton Women’s Club.

Peg and Bob and their growing family spent whole summers at the family beach house in Hull, MA. Peg was equally comfortable behind the wheel of a boat or tagging closely behind on water skis. She and Bob shared a love for the water. For them, experiencing a beautiful sunset over the bay from their front porch never got old.

In her later years Peg and Bob would often vacation in Florida, and she took up golf to spend more quality time with her love, Bob. To no one’s surprise other than her own, she scored a hole-in-one at Rockland, which trophy Bob and she prominently displayed in a place of honor in their home.

Throughout her life, Peg remained true to Christian ideals to share her time and talent generously. Among her good works, she served as a Cub and Girl Scout leader for many years and worked with the elderly through the Meals on Wheels program.

Peg encouraged her family to work hard and cherish their time on this Earth. She could proudly name all 17 of her grandchildren and all 19 of her great-grandchildren, and she celebrated each academic, athletic, professional and family achievement. She sustained and imparted this personal pride and cheerleading through three generations.

Peg was uniquely capable of looking at life with bemusement and could be counted on to brighten each adventure and challenge with her ever-present smile and sunny disposition. Her wit, charm and grace made her home a haven not only to family, but also to friends, young and old.  She loved her God, her husband and her family, each with equal vigor. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Peg’s family would like to thank the staff and management at Grove Manor in Braintree for their remarkable care and extraordinary kindness. They also express their gratitude to Ascend Hospice for their support and compassion during Peg’s final challenges.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church, Milton, Wednesday at 10:30 am. Visiting hours will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue in East Milton Square on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peg’s memory may be made to: New England Province of Jesuits, P.O. Box 9199, Watertown, MA

James J. Cotter

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James J. Cotter of Milton died  August 15, in Norwell, MA.

Mr. Cotter was born in Dorchester and graduated from Boston English High School.He served in the Army during WWII and was a D-Day Veteran. He served as a Sergeant in the National Guard, after his discharge from the Army.

He worked as a civilian for the Navy at the Charlestown Navy Yard for 35 years. Upon retirement, he volunteered at the Milton Hospital with his wife Mary.  He was active with the Milton Seniors Citizens, and was member of the Old Colony Yacht Club in Dorchester. He was also and avid bowler and swimmer. He had been a resident of Milton since 1950 and had summered in Centerville on Cape Cod from 1983 until 2000.

Jim was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Durand) Cotter. Brother of the late John Cotter and Catherine R. Robertson. Uncle to the  Powers, Durand, Skinner, O’Meara and Long Families. He was especially close to Joyce Powers and her family and Chris O’Meara.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church, Milton, Tuesday, August 19, at Noon. Visiting hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE,  Monday 4-7 PM. Interment Mass National V.A. Cemetery, Bourne.

George N. Tsanotelis

George N. Tsanotelis, of Milton, formerly of Dorchester on August 14, 2014. Beloved husband of Daphne “Debbie” (Mitrakas) Tsanotelis. Loving father of Georgia Tsanotelis, Nicholas and his wife Regina, James, Jason and his wife Kim all of Milton. Brother of Mahi Nakos of Manchester, NH. Grandfather of Nicholas Maragos, Emily, Andrew, Lucas, Sophia, Christopher, Michael, Alexandra and Nicholas Tsanotelis. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home 5 Canton Ave. Milton Village on Sunday from 4-8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church 119 Common St. Braintree on Monday August 18 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation’s in George’s memory may be made to St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church 119 Common St. Braintree MA. 02184 or to St. Gregory the Theologian Church 1007 West St. Mansfield MA. 02048 or to Steward Home Care 30 Perwal St. Westwood MA. 02090. Late Proprietor Deb & George’s Market, Savin Hill Ave., Dorchester for close to 60 years. Late US Army Korean War Veteran.

H. Russell Carney


H. Russell Carney, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester and South Boston, August, 13, 2014. Beloved husband of his late wife Joan (McDade) Carney. Loving father of Russ, Joanne, Steven, Mary, Karen, Brenda, Dan, Jim, Linda and Donna.  He was predeceased by sons Kevin and Patrick.  Also survived by many loving grandchildren. Mr. Carney retired from the South Postal Annex after a 37 year career and was also employed at Amtrak, MIT and US Steel for many years. He was a Navy veteran who served during the Korean War.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 18 at 10:30 A.M. in Saint Ann’s Church, 243 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday from 4-8 P.M. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. In lieu of flowers donations in Russell ‘s memory may be made to the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund, 512 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Larry Simmons, Sr.

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Larry was born to Elizabeth (Simmons) Smith and Sylvester Williams (both deceased) in Fayetteville, North Carolina on April 20, 1951. During his teenage years Larry moved in with his mother’s sister Esther who lovingly gave him the nickname Bobby. Larry graduated from Ann Chestnut High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After graduating from high school Larry and his first-cousin Larry McPherson decided to move north to Boston, MA.

During the course of his employment years Larry worked at The Gillette Company as a packing and shipping clerk. He also worked for the Brookline Housing Authority and from there he was employed by the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged a position he held for twelve years before moving onto Boston’s Children’s Hospital where he worked until he became ill.

In 1973 Larry met his true love and future wife Mildred (Davis). To this union was born two beautiful children Takeya and Larry, Jr.  Now both young adults they were instrumental in helping their mother care for their father during his illness. Making sure that he made it to his doctor appointments and providing comfort during his rehabilitation stays.

Larry’s favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm. He loved to sing, make people laugh and had a talent for drawing. He like jazz music and watching the Three Stooges and Westerns. He loved watching wrestling with Jaylen his grandson.

He leaves to mourn his passing Mildred, daughter Takeya and son Larry, Jr. His grandchildren Jaylen and Jamaiyah. Sister Gwendolyn Short of N.C.; brother James Smith of N.C. Two sisters and brothers that are deceased: Magdalene, Jackie, Craig and Alphonso. Mother-in-law Maydel Davis; sister-in-law Geraldine Davis-Moye; three brother-in-laws Sidney, Arthur (Linda) and Michael Davis all of Boston, Mass.  A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday August 15, 2014 at 11 AM. . Relatives and friends invited. A visiting hour will be 10 – 11. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park, MA.

Audrey F. McCarthy

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Audrey F.  (Frye) McCarthy  of Quincy, died on August 9, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted daughter of the late  J. Paul and Henrietta  Macdonald  Frye.  Audrey was the treasured wife of the late Charles J. (Charlie) McCarthy. Audrey was the devoted mother of Claire McCarthy Gul of GA, Neil McCarthy of Randolph, Jean McCarthy of Quincy, Paul McCarthy of Mansfield and Anne McCarthy Jacobson of Rockland. She was the cherished Grandma of Colleen, Erin, Shannon, Chloe, Lily, Ross, and Sophie, and much loved Mother-in-law of Mamie, Marianne, Erik and Rahim. She was the sister of the late Donald P. and Hall Frye. In addition to being with her family, she enjoyed antiquing, reading, traveling, and stimulating her intellectual curiosity.   A  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday August 16, in St. Agatha Church, Milton at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, EAST MILTON,  Friday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, MA.  If desired, donations   may be made in memory of  Audrey F. McCarthy  to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Make checks out to: MGH Dr. Joe Garasic Fund, Attention: Shawn Fitzgibbons. 100 Cambridge St, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.


Paul K. Somerville

Paul K. Somerville, 59,  of West Quincy died on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Quincy Medical Center.  He was the devoted husband of Donna (Foye) Somerville. Born in Boston he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (MacDonald) Somerville.

He had been employed for many years as the Hydroseeder for Foye & Letendre Landscaping.  Paul enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles,  loved antique cars, German Shepherds and all types of music.

Besides his wife, Donna, Paul is survived by his sons, Sean P. Somerville and Christopher J. Somerville of Quincy, his brothers,  Joseph Somerville of St. Thomas, USVI and Richard Somerville of Pineville, LA .  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary  Church,  95 Crescent St. W. Quincy , Wednesday, August 13 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Tuesday 4-8 PM.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to Milton Animal Shelter Building Fund, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186.

Helen U. (Crowley) Barron, R.N.

Helen U. (Crowley)  Barron,  retired  R.N. at Carney Hospital for 40 years,  of Dorchester,  on Thursday, August 7, 2014.   Born in Norwood she was the daughter of the  late James and May (Fitzpatrick) Crowley.

Helen grew up in Stoughton and was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School and Laboure College.  Certified in Rieki, Helen was also a  lifelong animal lover and volunteered for Eskies On Line Dog Rescue.

Helen was the loving mother of Susan M. Barron of Randolph, Paul J. Barron of Dorchester and James E. Barron of Honolulu, HI. and the late Patricia Barron and Michael Barron.  Sister of Anne Calcaterra of Arlington and James Crowley and his wife Eileen of Stoughton. Dear aunt to several nieces and nephews.  Beloved grandmother  of Robert Barron, Jesse Phelps, Luke Barron, Matthew Barron, Tracey Barron and Edward Barron.  Survived by 6 great grandchildren.  Helen also leaves many treasured life long friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church,  2223 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester on Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-8 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton .

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota 57770 or Tomten Farm & Sanctuary, P.O. Box 58, Bolton, MA 01740.