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Ruth J. (Sullivan) Darcy

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Darcy, Ruth J. (Sullivan) of Milton passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015, she was 97 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late James B. Darcy.  Loving mother of James B. Darcy, Jr. and his wife Janet of Marmora, NJ and the late Katherine A. “Kerry” Madden and her husband Thomas of Milton.  Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Borodin, Timothy Darcy, Gregory Madden, Darcy Madden and her great grandchildren Kyra, Kate, Mia, Abby, Sophie and Jack.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Rd., Milton on Monday, March 30 at 10am.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation 3-6pm Sunday, March 29 at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the New England Province of Jesuits Advancement, PO Box 9199, Watertown, MA 02471.

Ferdinand “Fred” J. Kiley III

Kiley_FredFerdinand  “Fred”  J.  Kiley III, died  March 24, 2015 aged 72. Born and raised in Dorchester. He was an active member of St. Peter’s Parish and a graduate of Boston English High School. He married his high school sweetheart “Peggy”, had 32 wonderful years of marriage with whom they raised five loving children. Fred had a long and prolific career in real estate development, building his  business in Boston immediately following his graduation from high school. His business was his passion and he made a large impact in all the communities in which he developed properties, particularly the towns of Hull and Quincy. Fred valued each one of his employees as a family member. He loved spending time at his house on Nantasket Beach and hosting numerous parties, especially on the Fourth of July with family and employees. Fred was a simple, but complex man, and had a love and zest for life, never forgetting to extend respect and kindness to each person he met.  Fred was an avid reader and found great comfort in the Bible and church. He loved biking, swimming and following Boston sports, especially the Red Sox. He had an incredible sense of humor and always enjoyed a great joke. Fred loved his family and his happiest times were spent eating a large Italian meal with his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and his dog Toffee. The family would like to extend great appreciation for all who provided loving care for him in the last several years.

Fred was the beloved husband of Eliane (Candido) Kiley and the late Margaret (Morgan) Kiley. Devoted father of Deborah Corey and her husband Steven of Naples,  FL, Deidre Beswick and her late  husband Joseph of Canton,  Ferdinand J. Kiley, IV and his husband Dean of Boston, Michael J. Kiley and his wife Judith of Quincy and David J. Kiley and his wife Katia of Boston. Brother of Gerard Kiley of Hingham, Barbara Kiley of Reading, Stephen Kiley of Hull and the late Robert Kiley. Also survived by 8 grandchildren. Son of the late Stella (Petroni) & Ferdinand J. Kiley, Jr.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Wollaston, Saturday  March 28 at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4 – 8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.  If desired contributions in Fred’s memory may be sent to Assembly of God Church  365 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169 .

Frances Garvin Harrington

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Frances G. Harrington, died at Marian Manor, South Boston, surrounded by her loving family, Monday March 23, 2015.

Born and raised in Dorchester, she was a graduate of the Boston Public Schools and clerical school. Mrs. Harrington was an administrative assistant for the US attorney to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and retired as an administrative assistant for the Boston Public Schools.

Mrs. Harrington was an active participant in the Thursday morning sing-a-long with the Quincy Elder Services at the Kennedy Center and until recently enjoyed the bi-monthly luncheons of St. Mark’s Girl Scout Troop #7 and #11.

She was a Quincy resident for over 60 years and had been the choir director at Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy for over 25 years. She and her late husband, Vincent Harrington, enjoyed traveling to Ireland, Italy, France and Germany.

Wife of the late Vincent A. Harrington. Loving mother of Vincent A. Harrington Jr. of Berkeley, CA, Ellen Harrington McCarthy of Haymarket, VA, Virginia Harrington Culgin of Squantum and the late Justin L. Harrington. Grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 8. Sister of the late Catherine Garvin, Elizabeth Lynch, Thomas D. Garvin, Mary R. Bouchie, Alice McHale, Ann E. Garvin, Peter F. Garvin Jr, Margaret Duggan and Joseph Garvin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy Friday March 27 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances memory may be made to the Marian Manor Resident Activity Fund, 130 Dorchester St, South Boston, MA 02127 or the charity of your choice.

Mary L. Barros

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Mary L. Barros, of Randolph, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2015. Mary was the cherished mother of Pacita Barros-Bradford of Mattapan, the late Armando S. Barros Jr., Dana B. Barros of Randolph, and Bruce A. Barros of Boston. Beloved of sister of Sally Seeley of Wareham. Loving grandmother of Dana Barros Jr. of Boston, Armando S. Barros III of New Bedford, Keir Bradford-Grey of Philadelphia, Armando Silva of Boston and the late Michael White. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday, March 26 at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS from 5-8 PM. Relatives and friends invited. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, 82 High Street, Wareham, Friday March 27 at 10:00AM. Visitation at the church will begin at 9AM.

Walter J. McCann

Walter J. McCann of Weymouth, formerly of South Boston and Quincy, passed away on March 20,2015 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family at the age of 65. He was retired from MIT after working there for many years as a plumber. Walter enjoyed playing cards, watching his beloved Patriots and spending time with his family. Devoted son of the late Leo and Mary (Leach) McCann. Beloved husband of Linda (Bradford) McCann. Loving father of Patrick McCann and his loving companion Samantha Palmer of Quincy, Alyson Kutz and her husband  Jeff of North Andover, Ryan and Courtney McCann of Weymouth. Loving Step-Dad of James Bradford and his wife Meghan of Wilmington, John Bradford and his loving companion Melissa Campbell of Abington, Laura Bradford Brasile and her husband Scott of Weymouth and Ryan Bradford of Weymouth. Loving brother of Leo McCann and his wife Pamela of Plainville, Patricia Burke and her husband Robert of Pembroke and the late Kevin McCann. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and devoted friend Taylor Ahearn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 55 Commercial Street, Weymouth Landing,  Wednesday March 25 at 9:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday  4 to 8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers remembrances in Walter’s name may be made to the South Shore VNA, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA  02370-1055.

Ruth E. (Forrest) Senier

Ruth E. (Forrest) Senier, of Milton, March 18, 2015.  Beloved wife of the late Thomas Senier .  Loving mother of Janice M. Josselyn of Milton and  Herbert C. Josselyn and his wife Linda of CA .  Sister of the late Vincent C. Forrest, Lewis H. Forrest Jr. and Florence L. Rogers.  Also survived by grandchildren Herbert C. Jr., Jera,  Dewayne and Cynthia,  great grandchildren, Stefanie and Michael and great great grandchildren Elayna & Alexa and many loving nieces and nephews.  Memorial Service  day and time to be announced later.

Denis P. Murphy

Denis P. Murphy, 67, of Westwood passed away on March 17, 2015.  Beloved husband of Patricia (Driscoll) Murphy.  Devoted father of John Murphy and his wife Laura of Woburn, Patrick Murphy and Bridget Murphy both of Westwood.  Denis is also survived by his granddaughter Juliann Elizabeth and his siblings Sheila Murphy of West Roxbury, Margaret Manning of CT, Thomas Murphy of New York, Angela Faherty and Martha Faherty both of Galway, Ireland and Joan Healy of Mayo, Ireland.  Denis also leaves several nieces and nephews in the U.S. and in Ireland.  He was predeceased by his siblings Patrick (Donie), John and Kathleen.   Denis was born in Ballinagare, County Roscommon, Ireland.  A Vietnam veteran and a Member of Teamsters, Local 25.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 AM in Saint Gregorys Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Sunday from 3-7 PM.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Denis’ name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or go to to make an online donation. 

Charles W. Wolf, Sr.

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Charles W. Wolf, Sr. of Plymouth, formerly of Milton, died peacefully at home on March 13, surrounded by his family.  Charles was the cherished husband of the late Patricia C. (Whelan) Wolf for 61 years and the beloved father of Maureen T. Wolf of Sutton, Patricia A. Molloy and her husband Stephen of Avon CT. Charles W. Wolf, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Andover, Anne Marie Palmer and her husband Bruce of Mansfield, Kathleen A. Kenney and her husband David of Plymouth and the late Kevin G. Wolf.  Loving grandfather of Cameron, Christopher, Sadie, Michael and Madelyn.  Brother of Doris Houlihan of Plymouth, Alice Nicholson of Scottsdale, AZ, Norma Donelan of Fort Myers FL, Marilyn Sherry of Wellesley , Paul Wolf  of Warwick RI and the late; Gus Wolf, Joseph Wolf, John Wolf and Robert Wolf.  Also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Rd., Milton on Saturday, March 21 at Noon.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation 10:00-11:30 AM Saturday March 21 at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  Late retired employee, Parke-Davis and R.G. Shakour.  US Navy Veteran WWII.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle #326, Plymouth MA 02360

Elizabeth Cosgrove Kelley

Kelley_ElizabethwebpageElizabeth Cosgrove Kelley, of Shrewsbury and Green Harbor, MA, formerly of Chapel Hill, NC and Milton, MA died March 13th at Southgate Assisted Living Facility. She was 93.

Mrs. Kelley was born in Malden, MA, the daughter of Joseph F. and Anna Josephine (Sullivan) Cosgrove. She grew up in Milton and attended the Milton Public Schools graduating from Milton High School in 1939.  She was a graduate of Regis College and Boston University School of Business.

Upon graduation from business school, she worked in the Harvard Business School Statistics Department from 1944-1948.  Mrs. Kelley married Francis J. Kelley, also of Milton, in 1948 and they lived in Milton for many years where they raised their four children. She enjoyed walking, playing the piano, needlepoint and interior decorating.  She enthusiastically followed current events and especially enjoyed watching Red Sox games.  She looked forward to summer family gatherings with lobster dinners in Green Harbor. She was very interested in education and strongly supported her children’s high-school, college and post-graduate academic pursuits.  She and her husband were enthusiastic supporters of their children’s and grandchildren’s athletic activities and would often attend the events.  They enjoyed trips to Europe, Canada and across the US.  Mrs. Kelley and her husband retired to Chapel Hill, NC.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary K. Sullivan of Worcester, MA and her husband William, a son, John L. Kelley of East Norriton, PA and his wife, Karen, a daughter-in-law, Janet H. Kelley of Peoria, IL, eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and four nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her husband of 64 years in 2012.  A son, Joseph C. Kelley and a daughter, Ann E. Kelley also pre-deceased her, as well as a sister, Claire M. Ebersole and a brother Joseph F. Cosgrove, Jr.

Elizabeth’s family would like to thank all staff at Southgate, Shrewsbury Nursing & Rehabilitation , JHC Hospice and Care with a Heart for their care and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Friday March 20 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EASTMILTON, Thursday 5-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.




Isabelle Gillespie McGowan

Isabelle Gillespie McGowan, 101, died at Belmont Village, Atlanta, GA, Wednesday March 11, 2015.

Loving wife of the late Charles M. McGowan. Devoted mother of Martha McGowan Marlowe and husband Steven, of Atlanta, GA. Beloved grandmother of Adam and Elisabeth Marlowe of Washington, D.C.

A lifelong resident of Milton, she attended Milton Schools and Simmons College. As a dedicated public health nurse, she served as Director of the Quincy Visiting Nurses Association during World War II and was a longtime member of the Board of the Lung Association. She served on the Altar Guild for over fifty years at the Church of Our Saviour, Milton, where she was also a member the Vestry.

Funeral services at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday, March 19 at 12 noon. Interment at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 or Milton Animal League, 18 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186.