Dolan Funeral Home

Kristen E. Finn

of Quincy, formerly of Milton, passed away on November 30, 2020. Beloved daughter of Dorothy A. (McDonald) and William J. Finn, Jr. of Milton. Loving sister of Caitlyn M. Finn of Dorchester. Kristen is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and her colleagues and students at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and Quincy College.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton Saturday, December 5 at 10:15. Due to Covid-19, seating is limited. A livestream link to the Mass will be posted here as soon as it is available. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4:00-7:00PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kristen’s memory may be sent to Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Scholarship Fund, 600 Franklin St. Whitman, MA 02382. Complete obituary to follow.

Charles Robert Tufts

Charles Robert “Charlie” Tufts, 33, of Milton, passed away on Sunday November 22 from complications of cystic fibrosis. He was at home and surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Charlie was born on January 14, 1987 in Memphis TN, to Carolyn Virginia (Folger) Tufts. He was raised in Milton, went to Tucker elementary school and spent many days on Lothrop Ave with his brothers and beloved friends from West Milton. In 2005 Charlie graduated from BC High where he made many life-long friends. He studied marketing at UMass-Dartmouth and graduated in 2010.

Charlie was a bright light and inspiration to all who knew him. To say he was funny would be a gross understatement. To say he loved sports does not begin to convey the passion, intensity, and enthusiasm with which he supported his teams, especially the Boston Celtics (he was the self-proclaimed biggest Boston Celtics fan) and the Tennessee Vols.  To say he was courageous does not begin to describe the strength and resilience he displayed over the years as he dealt with the devastating effects of the disease he was born with. He was always determined to live his life as best he could, and he remained resolute and hopeful in the face of the many, many challenges he faced. He was loving to his extensive network of family and friends, and never forgot to say how much he appreciated them and all they did for him. And they all would have gladly given much, much more if he asked (which he very rarely did!).

On his journey throughout the years, he was cared for with deep love, respect, and devotion by the brilliant and passionate teams of doctors, nurses, and other specialists at Mass General’s cystic fibrosis, infectious disease, and lung transplant clinics, to whom his family will be forever grateful.

Charlie was a fierce advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a passion instilled in him and his brothers by his mother. In addition to attending the annual CF fund-raising walks, Charlie started a softball tournament which successfully raised tens of thousands of dollars for the CF Foundation of MA. In honor of his ongoing work for the foundation, Charlie was the 2018 recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Massachusetts’s “Hope in Action Award.”

He is survived by his loving and supportive siblings Peter Tufts and his fiancée Lisa Garvan, Andrew Tufts, Kris Kirkpatrick and Rachael Kirkpatrick. Foster son to Judy Whalen and Dennis Whalen and brother to their children Dennis Whalen, Deborah Anglehart, and Dana McCarron. Charlie is also survived by many loving and devoted relatives: his grandmother, Diane Tufts; his aunts and uncles, Charles and Jane Tufts, Jean Tufts, and Peter Connelly, and Thomas Cotten; his cousins Meredith Tufts, Evan and wife Holly Tufts, Caroline Connelly (his goddaughter), Avery Shea Huffman, and Carolyn Cotten. One of Charlie’s most favorite roles in life was proud uncle. He leaves behind nieces Zoe Reeves, Alexis Kirkpatrick, his goddaughter Zoey Whalen, and nephews Cianan McCarron, Wesley Anglehart, and Theo Tufts. He was a friend to everyone he met and will be missed by a group of dear friends who he was loved by unconditionally and who he loved the same. The love of his remarkable family and friends carried Charlie through many difficult situations, and he loved them deeply.

Charlie is predeceased by his adoring mother, Virginia (Folger) Tufts, and his aunts Varney (Folger) Rannells and Cindy (Folger) Cotten.

Due to the current pandemic, services will be private but it will be recorded and you will be able to view it within the next 24 hrs or so. Based on Charlie’s wishes, there will also be a celebration in 2021 for friends and family when the world is a safer place.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Charlie Tufts to support the caring nurses on Blake 6 at Massachusetts General Hospital or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of MA/RI. Online donations may be made at https://because.massgeneral.org/charlietufts OR give.cff.org/tribute/charlietufts Checks may be made payable and sent to, Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Development Office, Attn: Lily Guttentag, 125 Nashua Street, Ste 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101 OR Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Cindy Macgowan, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.

Ulpian C. Chance

Ulpian Chance, age 65, of Dorchester, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, November 20, 2020.

Beloved brother of Agnes Lewis, Elsie Campeau, Leslie Chance, Ennis Chance, Rallston Chance, Lenox Chance, Veldon Chance, David Chance, Jeffrey Chance, and Vesta Chance-Sutherland. Loving uncle to Sandra Bobb.

Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS on Friday, November 27 from 10am-12pm. Interment private.

Terrence A. McGovern

Terrence A. McGovern, of Pocasset, formerly of Rochester, Wareham and Milton, passed away peacefully after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease, Friday November 20, 2020.

Born in Boston and raised in Milton, Terry was a graduate of Milton High School, Class of 1960 and lived in Milton for over 60 years. He served in the US Naval Air Reserves in Weymouth from 1960 -1966 and was the owner of Arthur’s Outdoor Power Equipment in Milton for 45 years.

Terry loved being involved in the Town of Milton, where he was part of the Jaycees and Milton Rotary Club, where he served as President of both organizations. He was named a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow and received the Man of the Year award from the Toro Corporation. Terry was also a longtime elected Town Meeting Member. He enjoyed many things in life, including traveling, boating around Buzzards Bay in his Boston Whaler and hunting in Maine with friends. But most of all, Terry enjoyed spending time with family.

Beloved husband for 56 years of Donna M. (Granfield) McGovern. Loving father of Jean M. Rooney and her husband Christopher of Jamestown RI and Jennifer Affanato and her husband Jay of Falmouth. Grandfather of Kayleigh and Conor Rooney of RI and Alexandra and Jake Affanato of Falmouth. Son of the late Arthur W. and Geraldine L. (Curran) McGovern. Brother of the late Gail McGovern.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday December I, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Due to pandemic restrictions, a private Celebration of Terry’s Life will follow.

Donations in Terry’s memory may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Association, Massachusetts Chapter Branch, 72 East Concord St., Boston, MA 02118.

Lillie M. Morris

At 3:00 am on November 21, 2020, God in His infinite wisdom opened Heaven’s Gates and called His faithful servant home to be at rest in the Lord.

Affectionately known as “Lillie Mae” to her family, friends and acquaintances, she was the quintessence of grace, dignity, and poise, often offering a supporting helping hand to those in need.  Lillie was the first child and first daughter of ten (10) children born to the late Elijah and Ozeal (Scott) Lewis, Sr. on April 4, 1935 in Columbus, Georgia. 

Lillie was educated in the local school system of Columbus, Georgia, attending Radcliffe Elementary School and William Spencer High School.  After graduating high school, Lillie moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Boston Hitchcock Business School.  After graduating, Lillie worked for Stavisky, Greeley, Parker and Miller Law Firm and the Massachusetts Courts from which she retired after 25 plus years.

After arriving in Boston, Massachusetts, Lillie Mae was entrusted in her aunts’ and uncles’ care to live with Sallie Smith (William/Bill) and Veola Jordan (Charles), all of whom are deceased and attend business school.  From this time and unto the time of Aunt Veola’s death, Lillie and Aunt Veola had a “mother and daughter bond”.  The special bond between her aunts, especially Aunt Veola brought about a legacy of love, friendship and everlasting traveling buddies.

Lillie met and married the love of her life, Clarence Thomas Morris and to this union, four children were born: Dana (Carl deceased) Tommy (Yukimo), Linda (Francis) and Craig (Noni).  They cared deeply for their family and provided a good life and education to each one.  Lillie was well-read and it was nothing for her to look and research for better opportunities for family and love ones.  This included helping to complete job applications, school/college applications, and resource applications.  She was attentive to details and she would dress you and take you to job interviews.  Lillie assisted and supported-various family, friends neighbors and acquaintances.

Lillie’s favorite past time was eating, cooking for her family, church and friends.  But most importantly were her travels, shopping and dancing.  Lillie loved to dance.  Her greatest dance partner was Michael Lewis, her brother, the youngest and 10th child.  Between his sisters Lillie and Ozeal (Tea), everyone looked forward to their dancing events.

Lillie united with Eliot Congregational Church in 1972, she served as Deaconess, Financial secretary and on the Pastor Aid committee.   Later, she started attending St. Gregory Parrish with her son Tommy and daughter-in-law, Yukiko.  Her belief was strong and mighty.  Her spiritual growth, traveling and cooking continued through her life.

With her health failing, Tommy and Yukiko became caregivers for Lillie.  As a son, Tommy’s care for Lillie is unmeasurable and appreciated by the family.  Also, special thanks to Kenny Hinton (brother-in-law) and Craig (son). Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Ozeal Lewis, brothers-Eddie, James Sylvester, Elijah Jr., Lloyd Benjamin, one sister Ozeal, husband Clarence Morris, and one grandson Paul.  Lillie Lewis Morris leaves to cherish her memory her four children, Dana (Carl),

Tommy (Yukiko), Linda (Francis), Craig (Noni), 13 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.  She leaves 2 sisters- Martha (Joe), Sandra (Vincent), 6 sisters-in-law-Mac Lewis, Catherine Lewis, Ann Lewis, Louise McPherson, Ruth Ann Lee (James deceased),

Margarite Walker (George) one brother, Michael (Michele), Brother-in-law Kenny Hinton (Annette), several cousins, nieces, nephews of whom she had a special with bond with each.  Lillie, we will dearly miss your love and guidance to your children, sisters, sisters-in-laws, brother, brother-in-law and love ones.

May you know that you are forever in our hearts.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, November 27, 4-6 pm. Funeral Mass and interment Private.

If you would like to watch Lillie’s Memorial Tribute, please click on the link below:

https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/DW9ZMLL98D7YS4ML

Paula Marie (Chiminiello) Cormican

Paula M. (Chiminiello) Cormican, 66, of Shelburne, died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital, Sunday November 22, 2020.

Paula grew up in Quincy, MA and attended Quincy High School. She went on to attend Newton Wellesley Nursing School graduating in 1974. She received her BS in nursing from St Joseph University in West Hartford. She continued her education at UMASS Amherst where she earned her MS in nursing which led to her becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Paula worked at many hospitals and helped many people with diabetes including Mass General, Mount Sinai in Hartford, Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield And Baystate Health Systems in Springfield. She was a great Nurse and great Nurse Practitioner.

Paula loved to travel particularly to ocean destinations. Most recently she favored Aruba and the Bahamas. Paula was a loving, caring and kind wife and mother. She was close to her three sisters who she called religiously. She was always interested in the lives of her many nieces and nephews.

She was especially proud of her son John who she took exceptional care of and it can be easily said that she was the best mother possible to young John.

Loving wife of John F. Cormican for 44 years.  Devoted mother of John Christopher of Spencer, MA.  Cherished sister of Caren Cardone of Lynn, Robyn Chiminiello of Duxbury and the late Lauren Mezzetti who passed away in March 2020. Paula is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paula’s memory to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, PO Box 160, Hatfield, MA 01038, Attn: Development Department.

Margaret M. Moynihan

Margaret Moynihan, formerly of Quincy, died November 15, 2020.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony Moynihan. Loving mother of Catherine Moynihan of Winthrop, Anthony Moynihan III of KY, James Moynihan of Quincy and Timothy Moynihan of KY.

Visiting hour at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Saturday November 21, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment private.

Jean Yvon Seignon

Jean Seignon, 76, of Arlington passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Marie J. Vilbrun-Seignon. Loving father of Claudie and Jimmy Seignon. Grandfather of Clerens Seignon. He also leaves behind a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday, November 19 from 6-8pm. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela Church. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Diane F. Dacey

It is with great sadness that the family of Diane F. Dacey announces her passing, Tuesday November 10, 2020, at the age of 84 years old.

Diane grew up in Milton, MA and spent a lot of her time in New Hampshire. Her father and uncle operated the first rope ski tow on weekends in the winter and her parents had a successful homemade ice cream business in the summer in Bristol, NH. As an adult she spent many weekends in New Hampshire with her husband Jack.

Diane graduated from Milton High School (1954) and New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing.

Diane was a proud Army veteran serving from 1967-1969. At the age of 31, she enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam as a surgical nurse.  In Vietnam she was first stationed in Qui Nhon in the 85th EVAC Hospital. Soon after, she was sent to Chu Lai in the 2nd Surgical Hospital which was a MASH Unit. At the end of July 1968, Diane received her orders that she had completed her tour in Vietnam. After returning home to the States she was stationed in Denver, CO.

Diane eventually found her way back to Milton, where she reconnected with her longtime friend John “Jack” Dacey and the two were married in 1970.

Diane dedicated herself to a nursing career at Milton Hospital for 42 years. She held many positions at the hospital and was well respected. During that time she made many friends with whom she remained close until her passing.

Friends were very important to Diane. She would host weekly dominoes games with ‘the girls”.  Attendance was mandatory. The dominoes girls had all been friends since grade school and if you walked by her house during one of the games you could hear the laughter from the street.  

Besides spending time with family and friends, she enjoyed gardening, reading, birdwatching, all animals, the theatre, crafts, and travel.

Diane was predeceased by her husband John P. Dacey, her parents George F. Jr. and Barbara Winslow Fellows, her brother Peter Fellows, her cousin Ralph Fellows Jr., and numerous in-laws from the Dacey family including her dear friend and sister-in-law Dorothy Bosworth.

Diane is survived by her sister-in-law Marlene Fellows of Roswell, GA, Peter and Marlene’s children Lauren (Pat) McBride, Peter J. (Priscilla) F. Fellows, and Scott W. Fellows, and her cousins Fred Fellows and Julia Fellows Osborne. 

Also survived by her nieces Jane (Joseph) Mazzarella, Jacqueline (Paul) Driscoll, Nancy Bosworth and nephews David Bosworth and Charles (Delphine) Bosworth.

Interment services will be private.  Diane will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Veterans section of Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s memory can be made to Wounded Warriors, Disabled American Veterans, or The Salvation Army.

Mary McDonald

Mary A Coston McDonald was born on February 21, 1942 to the late James Coston and Bessie Beach Coston Godwin. She was raised with her 13 siblings: Doris, Thelma, Janice, Debra, Francis, Barbara, Pamala, Irvin, Conway, Alvin, William, Julius, and James. 

On  November 11, 1967, Mary married Charlie Wesley McDonald, Sr. and was blessed with 2 children, four beautiful grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mary was born in Accomack County, Virginia.  She worked for the government as a machinist.  She was a happy woman who always had a smile on her face.  Mary enjoyed cooking for the holidays, shopping, bible studies, listening to Oldies music and traveling.  Most of all Mary loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

Mary McDonald of Hyde Park departed on November 9, 2020.  Beloved mother of Sandra McDonald and her husband Michael of Dorchester and Charles McDonald and his wife Candace of Fitchburg.  Sister of Alvin, Doris, Debra, Barbara, Janice, Pamala and the late William, Frances, Conway ,Julius, James , Ivin, and Thelma.  Cherished grandmother of Tynequa, Tylen, Katasha and Chantice McDonald.  Great-grandmother of Taliah, Tylah, Azariah and Taylin.  Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday November 21, 2020 from 9:00am-11:00am in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE. A funeral service will follow at 11:00am in the funeral home. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Boston.