Dolan Funeral Home

Cristal L. Owens

Cristal Lee Owens, of Dorchester, August 25, 2016. Beloved daughter of Beatrice Owens and the late Prince Henry Owens. Devoted  mother of JaQuayla and La’Dajah Owens.  Funeral Service at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tues. Aug 30, at 11 o’clock, Visitation 10 – 11 am. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery. 

Muriel Pasquantonio

Pasquantonio_MurielwebAlfhild Muriel (Johanson) Pasquantonio, of Milton, MA. August 25th.

Proud daughter of the late Albert and Agnes Johanson and beloved wife of the late Anthony Pasquantonio, Muriel passed away at the age of 98 after a long and fulfilling life and the loving sister of the late Elsie Sweatt.

Forever proud of her Scandinavian heritage, Muriel was born on September 23, 1917 in Roslindale, MA to Norwegian and Swedish immigrant parents. She attended high school at the Boston Trade School for Girls where she learned to become an exceptional seamstress and cook, skills she would use throughout her life to the great benefit of family and friends, and later going to work at a stationary factory. While living in Randolph as a teenager, she would meet her neighbor and soon to be life-long love, Anthony, whom she married in 1939 and remained so until Anthony’s death in 2003.

Once married, she moved to Milton in 1943, where she would raise three children and remain a resident for the rest of her life. Muriel was also, for many years, a housekeeper and dear friend to a local doctor’s family.

The loving mother of Donald Pasquantonio and his wife Ellen of Fort Meyers, FL, and Manomet, Gail Assaf and her husband Joseph of Delray Beach, FL, and Maine and formerly of Stoughton, Alice Duzan and her late husband Thomas of Milton, MA, she leaves an indelible legacy as the matriarch of a large family. Muriel is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Gregg, Susan, Brian, Jon, Erik, James, and Richard, as well as her 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and  by her late sister Elsie’s children who embraced her as their own after their mother’s death, Blaine Sweatt, Beverly Snyder, Elsa Tuggle, and Karla Stevens, all of Florida, and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service Monday, August 29, in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Ave., MILTON at 11o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Sun. 3-6pm. Interment Milton Cemetery. If desired contributions in Muriel’s name may be sent to either Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, or to the  charity of ones choice.

Carol O’Keefe

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Carol (Brangwynne) O’Keefe of Stoughton formerly of Hull & Dorchester passed away peacefully Friday, August 19, 2016 at the age of 57 with her family by her side.  Born in Boston on February 1, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Robert & Anna-Mae Brangwynne.  Wife of the late Richard O’Keefe.  Beloved mother of Ryan O’Keefe.  Carol is also survived by her 6 siblings, extended family, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, dear friends, and the many lives she touched.

Carol graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston in 1976.  She went on to work in the advertising industry.  She was also a gifted seamstress, who created beautiful gifts cherished by friends and family.  Carol was best known for her infectious personality, endless sweetness, and boisterous sense of humor.  She loved to spend time with friends and family, and she loved to dance.  Most of all, her son was her world.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 11:00AM-Noon in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. Dorchester Lower Mills.  Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adams St. Relatives and friends invited

Stephen E. Gagne

Stephen E. Gagne, of Norwell, August 19, 2016.

Beloved father of Pamela Gagne Southern and her husband Jason of Wilmington and Richard Gagne and his wife Donna of Brockton. Very special Papa to Ryan and Connor Gagne and Cody, Eleanor and Kailey Southern. Brother of Donna Reizovic of Dorchester, Edward J. Gagne of Randolph, Barbara Gagne Collins of Dorchester, Kevin Gagne of Brockton and the late Richard Gagne. Longtime companion of Donna Carey and her children Ashley, Michael and Robbie.

General Manager of Boston Bowl of Hanover and longtime employee of Phillips Family Hospitality Group, Dorchester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Brendan Church, 589 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, Thursday August 25 at 10:15 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Britta L. Karlsson

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Daughter of the late Karl Folke Karlsson and Lilly (Selander) Karlsson. Cousin of Herbert A. Selander, Roy K. Selander, Betty Anne Cusick and Brigitta Carlson. Foster sister of Ritva Riotto of Finland. Active member of Park Street Church, Boston.

Retired Assistant Professor of Med Lab Science, Northeastern University and she actively serviced the needs of international students throughout her career.

Memorial Service at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday August 25 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Britta’s memory may be made to the American Heart Assn., 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.

Arthur T. Murphy

Arthur T. Murphy, of Milton, died at Alliance Healthcare, Braintree, Thursday August 18, 2016. He was 87 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, Mr. Murphy was a graduate of the Boston Public Schools. He served in the United States Naval Reserves (Naval Intelligence Corps) during the Korean War. He and his brother-in-law, John Goodens, were the owners of G and M Liquors, Fields Corner, Dorchester for many years. Mr. Murphy retired in 1996.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia A. (Guilfoyle) Murphy. Survived by his children Thomas D. Murphy of Avon, Arthur T. Murphy Jr. of Westerly, RI, Robert G. Murphy of Woodcliff, NJ, William J. Murphy of Washington, DC and Lynne M. Devine of Hingham. Grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 6. Brother of Phyllis Goodens of Milton, Lorraine Connolly of Stoneham and the late Paul Murphy and Jeanne Dudley. Son of the late Phillip Murphy and Marie (Mae) Nowlin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday August 24 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, Wednesday morning 9:00 -10:00 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired, contributions in Arthur’s memory may be made to American Heart Assn., 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.


Madelyn Rita Higgins

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Higgins, Madelyn Rita, 83, peacefully passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at Seasons Hospice House, Milton, MA. She is survived by her daughters, Madelyn Walsh and her husband Kevin of North Chelmsford, MA and Debra Higgins of Hyde Park, MA; also by her grandchildren, Jason Pimentel and his wife Christina of Long Island, NY, Allyson Marie Walsh and William Cavalier of North Chelmsford, MA and her great-granddaughter Gabriella Leah Pimentel. She was a retired long-time employee of New England Telephone & Telegraph. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St Pius the Tenth Church, Milton MA at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made in Madelyn’s name to the SEASONS HOSPICE, 20 Mall Road, Suite 450, Burlington, MA 01803.

Arturo Arciniegas

Arturo Arciniegas of Milton, Aug. 15,  beloved husband of Lucia Tafur de Arciniegas. Devoted father of Matilde Arciniegas and her husband Fernando Moreno of Takoma Park, MD, Diego Arciniegas and his husband David Fonte of Boston, and raconteur Grandfather to Rafael and Cristina Moreno both of Takoma Park, MD. A Memorial Mass will be held in St Anne’s Church, Readville Sat. Aug. 20, 11 a.m. Memorial Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Fri. 3-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Arturo’s name may be sent to the St Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain SD 57325. 

Isolina P. Dimagiba

Dimagiba_LisolinawebpageIsolina (Pangilinan) Dimagiba,  age 89, passed away peacefully in Boston, August 12, 2016. Isolina was born on May 5, 1927 in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of Emilio Pangilinan and Margarita Cruz.

Isolina was a graduate of National Teachers College and The Philippine Women’s University in Manila. She was a college professor, teaching English and History, at Manuel L. Quezon University in Manila, and the University of Massachusetts in Boston. In addition to her lifelong love of teaching, she loved her family, friends, church, and the Patriots.

Beloved wife of the late Leonardo Dimagiba. Beloved mother of Emily Dimagiba, Enrique and his wife Carolina Dimagiba, Diosdado and his wife Cynthia Dimagiba, Angela and her husband David Dennis, Ray Dimagiba & Maria Colon, all of Boston, Celia and her husband Claro Balana of Manila, Nina Dimagiba & Richard Flaherty of West Palm Beach and the late Raquel and Antonio. Grandmother of Eric, Niña Lyn, Niña Fe, Erwin, Gia, D.L., Ariana, Allena, J.M., and Josh, all of Boston, Carmela, Carlo, Chris, and Jan, all of Manila. Sister of Violeta, Lilia, Lydia, Cristino, and the late Viador, Carolina, Arnulfo, and Teresita. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory’s Parish, Thursday August 18 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave, MILTON VILLAGE, Wednesday August 17, 4-8 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Isolina’s memory may be sent to St. Gregory’s Parish, 2223 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124.


Christian Lopez

Christian Lopez, age 13, of Boston, August 12, 2016.

Beloved son of Peter Lopez and Christina Ribeiro. Brother of Joshua Lopez, Perry Lopez , Patrick Ribeiro Fraioli and Myasia Lopez all of Boston.

Funeral Service in Jubilee Christian Church, 1500 Blue Hill Ave, Boston, Wednesday August 17 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday 5-8 pm. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.