Dolan Funeral Home

William Douglas Fountiane

William Douglas Fountaine, our beloved husband, father and grandfather quietly departed this life at Jackson South Memorial Hospital  in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, January 9,Family and friends always referred to William as “Doug”. Doug is survived by his beloved soulmate Janice Alfred Fountain, his mother Eva; his daughter Felicia (Rodney) of Boston, Massachusetts; his son William Fountain of Boston, Massachusetts and stepson Pierre Alfred (and wife Dina) from Dallas, Texas. He leaves to mourn as well his two sisters: Mary Foster of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Gloria (Robert) Hamilton of Freeport, New York; seven brothers: Charlie (Mary) of Richmond, Virginia; devoted brother Robert

(Sarah) of South Boston, Virginia; Gerald (Dorothy) of Richmond, Virginia; John (Dorothy) of Northern Virginia; George of Jacksonville, Florida; Wyatt (Vanessa) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Marvin of Halifax, Virginia.He also leaves to mourn five grandchildren (Jasmin DeAngelo, Derik DeAngelo, Dezeray Flores, Ania Jones, and Nila Jones) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Doug was born on September 13, 1951 in Virgilina, Virginia (Halifax County). Doug is the son of Eva Owen Fountain and the late Ellis Randolph Fountain. He was the grandson of paternal grandparents Nathan and Nancy Fountain and maternal grandmother Susie Owen all whom preceded him in death. Doug accepted Christ at an early age and became an active member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Virgilina, Virginia.

Doug was educated in Halifax County schools and attended Averette College in Danville, Virginia. He worked for Westinghouse and JP Stevens Manufacturing in South Boston, Virginia. During his employment, Doug rose to supervisory status in both positions. After several years in South Boston,Virginia, Doug relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. While there, he was employed with The Four River Shipyard where his occupation was an underwater welder for ships. He worked many jobs before finding a home at the MBTA as a conductor until his retirement. Doug was also known for his immense passion for politics and he was active with the NAACP. He was loved and those blessed to be around him enjoyed his sense of humor. Doug enjoyed watching Westerns with his wife Janice, playing his guitar and singing. Among many things, Doug taught Martial Arts while living in Boston and always loved hunting with his brothers and nephews down South. His favorite sports team was the New England Patriots, which he would say when the game was too close “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings!” Living life and enjoying family was his mantra. After retiring from the MBTA, Doug and his beloved Janice relocated to Miami, Florida where they lived until he departed this life.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 9:30am-11:00am in the 1st Baptist Church of Dorchester.  A Service will follow at 11:00am.   Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, 427 Cummings Highway, Boston, MA  02131.

Mary Wright

Wright, Mary (Kerrigan) of Milton died on January 19, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Z. Wright.  Mother of James Wright of Worcester and John Wright and his wife Mary of Illinois. Sister of the late John and Michael Kerrigan, Jr.  Grandmother of Kathleen Wright of Seattle, WA.  Mary worked for many years for Sheraton Hotels.  She was a devoted Catholic and dedicated much time to Saint Gregory Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 11:30 am.  Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  Arrangements Completed by Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester.

Mary E. Connolly

Mary E. Connolly, 96, of Milton.  Born in Boston and educated in the Boston Public Schools, graduate of South Boston High School.  Mary worked as an administrative assistant for the Federal Railroad Administration.  She was the most senior employee at the time of her retirement in 1985.  After her retirement she was totally dedicated to her grand nieces and nephews.

Mary was the sister of the late Madeline Devin and Joseph Connolly and aunt of the late Kathleen Mullen and Michael Devin.  She is survived by her nephews Brian and George Devin of Milton and grand nieces and nephews Molly and Julie Mullen, Michael, Max, Courtney, Kerry, Nora and Samantha Devin.

The family wishes to thank the sisters and staff of Marian Manor for the comfort provided to Mary for the last few years.

Interment New Calvary Cemetery will be private.

Leo J. Morrissey

Leo J. Morrissey, of Milton, Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Born in Dorchester, Leo Morrissey was a graduate of Boston College High School, an alumnus of Boston College.  An executive with Hastings-Tapley Insurance, Cambridge, Mr. Morrissey was an active alum of Boston College, a long-time season ticket holder for its football, basketball and hockey teams. A member of the BC Gridiron Club, Mr. Morrissey enjoyed stopping opposing teams’ fans and striking up impromptu conversations.

A life-long member of the Roman Catholic Church, Mr. Morrissey undertook and led Cursillo retreats, volunteered at My Brother’s Keeper, in Easton, MA, and with friends and family started Por Christo, a charity delivering medical services to Ecuador.

A self-identified parrot-head, Mr. Morrissey chased sea views and warm weather, in Orleans, MA, and on St. John, USVI, sharing both places with as many friends and family as he could, all at the same time.  An inveterate teller of tall tales, Mr. Morrissey was once instructed, in his ancestral Ireland, never to let the truth get in the way of a good story, advice he took seriously and to comic effect.

Smitten and loving husband to the late Margaret (“Peg”) Morrissey, his “girlfriend of sixty years.”  Loving father of Leo J. “Lee” Morrissey, Jr., of Clemson, SC, Daniel J. Morrissey of Ashburnham, MA, and Michelle M. Morrissey of Brookline. Grandfather of Declan Morrissey, Owen Morrissey, Mairead Morrissey, Sonali Morrissey-Dhekne and Kieran Morrissey-Dhekne. Brother of the late James W. Morrissey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, 10:30, Wednesday, January 23. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 5-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peg and Leo’s memory may be made to My Brother’s Keeper, P.O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356.

Godfrey Michael Hall

Godfrey Michael Hall, of Roxbury, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Beloved father of Godfrey M. Hall Jr. Loving brother of Gezerzet Jenkins. Nephew of Michelle Jenkins.

Visitation at the Christ Community Church, 51 Walnut St., Dorchester, Saturday, January 19 from 10-11am. The Funeral Service will begin at 11am. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Dudley F. O’Leary

Dudley F. O’Leary, of Milton, died Thursday January 17, 2019 . A Milton Resident since 1947.

Beloved father of Michael O’Leary and his wife Susan of Falmouth, Karen Barrows and her husband Gary of Merritt Island, FL, Marianne Carter of Bangor, ME, Walter O’Leary and his wife Tara of Milton and Susan Stocks and her husband Doug of CA.  Former husband of the late Theresa A. (Mikulski) O’Leary.  Brother of Walter L. O’Leary of Braintree, Edmund O’Leary of West Roxbury and Marilyn Bowen of Dennis.  Cherished grandfather of eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Dudley was born in Boston; He was a graduate of Milton High School 1947, Boston University 1952 and earned his master’s degree in 1953 from Boston University.  He was a track star and team captain at B.U.  Dudley was a dedicated teacher and coach at Weymouth High School for over 30 years.  He was the director of track for the State of Massachusetts, indoor and outdoor track and track official for over 40 years at high school and collegiate level.  He was inducted into both the Milton High Athletic Hall of Fame and the Weymouth High Athletic Hall of Fame. Dudley enjoyed spending time with his family, who were the most important aspect of his life.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visitation on Monday January 21, 2019 3-7PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE.  Funeral Service Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 10:30am in the funeral home.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

Bobbie Jean Piper

Bobbie Jean (Click) Piper, age 83, of Dorchester, passed away on Wednesday, January 9 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of the late Edward Piper. Loving mother of Tinnie Gamble, Shirley Cherisme, Kenneth Gamble, Sheila Gamble, Willis Hamilton, and Ada Gamble. Sister of Alfred Click of Detroit. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Graveside Service, Wednesday January 16 at Saint Michael Cemetery at 11:30am. Relatives and friends invited.

John Dooley

John Dooley, 87, of Dorchester, formerly of Ardrahan County Galway, Ireland, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Beloved husband of Kitty (McDonagh) Dooley. Devoted father of Mary Dooley of Boston, Barbara Dooley of Dorchester, John Dooley and his wife Linette of Columbia, CT., Kathleen Hickey of Milton, Margaret Dooley of Dorchester and Karen Stockbridge and her husband Steven of Milton. Cherished grandfather of Brendan, Kate, Sean, Danny, John, Meaghan, Maggie, Matthew and Jack. Loving brother of the late Anthony (Tony) Dooley and sister Mary Doran of Ireland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Thursday, January 17t at 11:00 AM. Relative and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday, January 16 4-8 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Janice E. O’Connell

Janice E. (Pickering) O’Connell, of Norwell, formerly of Milton, January 12, 2019.

Beloved wife of the late Alan W. O’Connell. Devoted mother of Alan D. O’Connell of Norwood, Michael D. O’Connell and his former wife Jennifer of Braintree, Kelly Ashley and her husband Robert of Norwell.  Nana of Patrick O’Connell of Bridgewater, Mia & Sophia Ashley, Orla, Maren and Finbar O’Connell. Sister of Charles Pickering, Patricia Gadoury and Linda Mowles, all of Braintree, David Pickering of Milton, Gail Sim of Wareham and the late Barry Pickering and Michael Pickering.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Agatha Church, Milton, Wednesday, January 16, at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday, 4-8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Janice was a retired 35 year employee of the Boston Globe Classified Department.

Vina L. (Johnson) Thelwell

Vina L. (Johnson) Thelwell, longtime Milton resident, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Ivan M. Thelwell. Loving mother of Dola Thelwell-Allen, Keith Martin Thelwell, Bryant Anson Thelwell, and Dionne S. Thelwell. Grandmother of James Michael Mullen-Thelwell, Isaiah Thelwell, Jennie-Vee Lee Thelwell, Malik Thelwell-Wise, and Briezell G. Thelwell.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, January 18 from 6-8pm. There will be an additional viewing at the Parkway Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, Saturday from 9:00am-10:00am. Funeral Service at 10:00am. Interment Milton Cemetery.