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David B. Ellis, Jr.

David B. Ellis, Jr., of Onset, passed away September 17, 2018. Born in Acushnet, he was the son of Donna Fogg Plouffe Ellis of Onset and David B. Ellis, Sr., of Marion. He was 39 years old.

David had many medical struggles over the years and his mother was his greatest advocate and a tireless caregiver. It is thanks to her and his caring and compassionate physician, Dr. Fred Mandell, that David was able to live the life he did.

David had many hobbies and loved being part of his community. Over the years, he organized Pokemon tournaments for the YMCA in New Bedford and called bingo for several community organizations, most recently for the Friends of the Wareham Elderly on Mondays and at Our Lady of Lourdes in Carver on Wednesdays. He enjoyed travelling to Foxwoods with friends to play bingo, bowling, archery, game shows, and watching WWE events. He enjoyed iced coffee every afternoon and was a pickle connoisseur.

David leaves behind his beloved cat, Macy, his parents, his sister Jessica Ellis Wilson of Onset, his brother and sister-in-law Nathan Ellis and Kate Gomes of Dartmouth, his grandmother Mary Fogg Pellicer of St. Augustine, FL, and many other loving relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his beloved Chrystal Hanley of Acushnet, who passed in 1998. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Oct 19th, at 6:30pm at the Onset VFW at 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you spend time with your loved ones. Hug them tight, tell them you love them, and appreciate them while you have the chance.

Robert “Skip” Adams

Adams “Skip” Robert, of Brockton, MA  passed away September 16, 2018 at the age of 71. Skip was born in Chelsea, MA, grew up in Roxbury and attended Dorchester High. He worked for New England Telephone Company as a Project Manager and retired from Verizon after 31 years of service. Skip leaves behind his loving wife of 26 years, Rona Cox-Adams; Samantha ,  Rona and Mark Lattimore, Hugh and Monique Little, 5 grandchildren, Mary and Ernest Dodson; and a host of loving family members and friends.

His homegoing services will be held on September 23, 2018 from 2-5 pm at Dolan Funeral Home at 1140 Washington St. Dorchester, MA 02124.  See for online condolences and directions.

His homegoing services will be held on September 23, 2018 from 2-5 pm at Dolan Funeral Home at 1140 Washington St. Dorchester, MA 02124.  See for online condolences and directions.

Patricia Ann (Manion) DiRico

Patricia Ann (Manion) DiRico, of Milton, died peacefully, surrounded by her children Monday, September 17, 2018. She was 86 years old.

The daughter of the late Joseph Manion and Jeannette (MacPherson) Manion, she was raised in Waltham, Massachusetts graduating from St Mary’s High School. She married the love of her life Henry DiRico of Milton, MA. They were married for 50 years. They enjoyed wonderful friendships skiing in North Conway, NH, playing golf at The Wollaston Golf Club in Milton and Hobe Sound in Florida. She loved to travel and cook, often recalling her cooking skills from a trip to Paris

La Varenne culinary school. Pat loved to throw a good party and with her piercing blue eyes and magnetic smile her grace and elegance would light up the room. A vivacious gardener she loved tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Her main focus was being an extraordinary mother to her four children and later a grandmother to 13 grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Henry A. DiRico. Loving mother of H. Anthony DiRico and his wife Jennifer of Milton, Francesca DiRico of South Boston, Maria Temple and her husband Brian of Westwood and Rose Miller and her husband Peter of Scituate. Grandmother of Olivia, Henry Anthony III, Charles, and Nicholas DiRico; Madison and John McCormack “Mac” Feeney; Simone, Von and Dresden Temple; Isabella, Harry, Alessandra and Frankie Miller. Sister of the late Donald J. Manion and his wife Nancy Manion of Larchmont, NY, the late Joseph E. Manion Jr. and his late wife Kathy of Weston and the late Janet (Manion) O’Connor of Tampa, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Saturday September 22 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts


Eleanor Cifrino Flynn

Eleanor Cifrino Flynn of Fredericksburg, VA died on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Eleanor was born in 1938 in Boston to Italian immigrants who had come to America as young children: her mother, Mary Ferroli from Tramonte de Mezzo in northern Italy and her father, Paul Cifrino from Prepezzano in Campagnia, southern Italy. Paul and his brother John founded Upham’s Corner Market, which later grew to become Purity Supreme Markets.

Eleanor attended Notre Dame Academy in Roxbury, Massachusetts and graduated from Trinity College in Washington, DC after spending a year at the University of Exeter in Devon, England. Eleanor received her Master of Library Science degree from Catholic University and then worked for many years at the D.C. firms Shea & Gardner and Vinson & Elkins.

Intelligent, witty, and beautiful, Eleanor delighted in reading, travel, dancing, sledding, and Jackson Browne. She loved the beach, from her childhood at Scituate in Massachusetts to her many trips to the Caribbean and her years spent at Scientists Cliffs, Maryland. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Martin John Flynn; and former husband, David Boyce Cobey; sisters Anne Garvey and Beth Cifrino; and brothers John and Paul Cifrino. Survivors include her brother James Cifrino of Cohasset; sister Mary Roever of Hingham; her children, John Cobey, Alice Cobey (Chris Glover), and Damian Cobey (Marylise), all of Fredericksburg, VA; her step-children, Michael Flynn, Terence Flynn (Nerissa Lim), Molly Stevens (Coach), Frank Flynn (Michelle), Thomas Flynn, and Kevin Flynn; her beloved grandchildren, Owen, Evan, Liza, Lila, Colin, Devin, Kyra, Reagan, Penny, Patrick, Megan, Aidan, and Kellen; and many much-loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

All are invited to the Graveside Service at Saint Michael’s Cemetery, 227 Walk Hill Street entrance, Boston, MA, Saturday October 6 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor’s memory may be sent to MADRE, 121 West 27th Street, Room 301, New York, NY 10001 or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Mitchell Carroll

Dr. Mitchell Carroll “Mitch” of Milton, age 86, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Dorothy (Hassett) Carroll for 58 years. Loving father of Lisa Leavitt and her husband Edward of Braintree, Judith Carroll of Quincy, Susan Gill and her husband Robert of Braintree, Mitchell D. Carroll and his wife Francine of Stoneham, and Nancy Trotta and her husband Vincenzo of Braintree. Devoted grandfather of Aidan Leavitt of Braintree, Andrew Gill of Braintree, Mitchell J. and Grace Carroll of Stoneham, and Madeline, Benjamin, Amelia and Samuel Trotta of Braintree. Son of the late Charles and Penelopi Carroll of Natick, son-in-law of the late Jeremiah and Mary Hassett of Brighton, and brother of Mary and the late Richard Potter of Natick. Predeceased by Olga and Joe Cozzolino of Worcester, Alex Carroll of New Hampshire, Margaret and Charles Kilty of Weymouth, Marie and Lawrence Prior of Braintree, Jeremiah Hassett of Brighton and Ellen Connors of Plymouth. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts Medical School, Dr. Carroll served in the Navy Reserve as a Lt. Commander. Dr. Carroll was a vascular and general surgeon, practicing in Dorchester and Milton while serving as the Chief of Surgery at Carney Hospital. Deriving pure joy from sharing his knowledge, Mitch was an instructing professor at Boston University School of Medicine.

He was an avid golfer, woodworker, gardener and overall Renaissance man. Mitch cherished his beloved dogs, Behr and Opi. A tremendously brilliant and talented man, his greatest gifts were his kind heart and sense of humor. The eternal optimist, Mitch lived his life by a guiding principle that “life is good”.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday September 21, 2018 at 9:00am in Saint Agatha Church, East Milton Square.  Visiting hours on Thursday 4-8PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton.  Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society/Melanoma Research Alliance and the Seasons Hospice in Milton.

Margaret (Peggy) McDonough Connolly

Margaret (Peggy) McDonough Connolly passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her daughters on Friday, September 14th after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was one of 12 born in County Galway, Ireland and moved to Boston just under 60 years ago.

Peggy raised her 3 children, Joanne, Chrissy and Pat, in Dorchester. She moved to Quincy for a few years and ultimately landed in Braintree with her daughters and son-in-law. Peggy looked after her 3 grandchildren, Sara, Erin and Anna, who were her ultimate pride and joy.

Peggy was always full of life and was the person you wanted at your table at a party. She knew how to have a good time and you were always assured to have fun in her presence. Peggy loved her trips to Foxwoods to play slots and cherished her annual trips to Las Vegas with Chrissy. She made the trek to Disney World several times and enjoyed the magic with her granddaughters.  She treasured time with family when visiting Ireland almost every other year the last few years.

You could always count on Peggy to tell you like it is. If you looked “strong” up in a dictionary any one who knew her would not be surprised to see her name there – in lights. She was never afraid to voice her opinion or right a wrong.

Peggy was blessed with many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. A common theme remembered by all was her love of Christmas and Christmas lights. She was fortunate to remain very close to her siblings even though oceans separated some of them. Peggy could always be counted on to know the family news because she was diligent in keeping up with her weekly phone calls.

Peggy/Fred(dy)/Nana/Mom/Blondie will be sorely missed but memories of her will live forever. She is always in our hearts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Monday, September 17th  at 10:00 AM. Relative and friends invited.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 2-6 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers make a donation to your favorite charity – or buy yourself a scratch ticket and a rum and coke.

Patricia Marie (Flynn) Minichiello

MINICHIELLO, Patricia Marie (Flynn), 83, of Milton and Manomet, Massachusetts passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Buzzards Bay, MA from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat, as she was lovingly called by her friends and family, was the cherished wife and companion for sixty-one years to her devoted husband, Robert of Manomet.  She is also survived by her five adoring children and their families:  Marie (James) O’Neill, William (Dara) Minichiello, Laura (Tab) Warlitner, John (Kate) Minichiello and Julie (Stephen) Coote.  Pat was a doting grandmother to her twelve grandchildren, who called her Grammy –  Julianne O’Neill and her fiancé Drew DiBenedetto, Robert and James O’Neill, Brian Warlitner, Kara Daniels and her husband Josh, Kristen Warlitner, Ryan, John and Katelyn Minichiello, Julia Minichiello and Eaghan and Christian Coote. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Moynihan, two great grandchildren, Amelia and Madeline Daniels, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The daughter of Martin and Nora Flynn, Pat was born on September 28, 1934 in Boston, MA and grew up in South Boston.  She met her future husband when she was 15 years old and they created a life devoted to each other, centered on their family and grounded in their Roman Catholic faith as loyal parishioners of Saint Agatha’s in Milton and Saint Bonaventure’s in Manomet.  After their marriage, Pat and Bob lived in Dorchester before moving to Milton in 1968 to raise their children, spending summers in Manomet for over 30 years before moving there permanently in 1997.

Pat was an amazing baker, cook and homemaker who doted on her family. She especially enjoyed holidays and one of her greatest joys was decorating her home and entertaining her friends and family.  Pat was a talented seamstress, making many of her own and her childrens’ clothes over the years and also was skilled in knitting, macramé and crochet. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do.  Her Catholic faith was strong, as a member of St. Agatha’s parish she taught Sunday School and sang in the St. Agatha’s adult choir for many years.  Pat was a dedicated mother to her five children and you could always find her on the sidelines of a baseball field, in a gym, on a court, attending a band concert, community or school event.  An avid walker, Pat spent many mornings walking around the sugar bowl at Castle Island with her friends. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Disney World which she visited 27 times with her husband.

She will always be remembered for her classic style, family values and infectious smile.  She was a friend to all and second mother to many, who made everyone she met feel welcome in her home and in her heart no matter who they were or where they came from. She will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton on Monday September 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square on Sunday, September 16th from 4:00 – 8:00PM.  Interment will follow the Mass at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in Pat’s memory, to Beacon Hospice, 32 Resnik Road Suite 3, Plymouth MA  02360.

Dorothy May (Souther) Doherty

Dorothy May (Souther) Doherty. Retired nurse of Milton, died September 10, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Beloved wife of the late James N. Doherty of Milton. Loving mother of Barbara Gauld and her husband Ronald of Milton; James Doherty, Jr. and his wife Kelly of Atkinson, NH; Jennifer O’Toole and her husband Paul of Milton; Sean Doherty and his wife May of Charlotte, NC; Daniel Doherty and his wife Sara of Milton; and Julie Matthews and her husband Joseph of Milton. Cherished grandmother of RJ and Alex Gauld; Anna Doherty; Paul, Molly, Timmy, Seamus, and Jessie O’Toole; Merrill and Charlie Doherty; Owen Doherty; and Susie Matthews. Special aunt of Daniel and Casey Barron. Dottie is also survived by many close friends. Predeceased by her parents Daniel and Dorothy May (McDermott) Souther of Somerville, and her sister, Denise Barron of Milton.

Known to family and friends as Dottie, Dottie May, and the names she cherished most, Nani and Mom, she was reunited on September 10th with her husband Jim, whom she missed dearly after his death last November. We’re sad that we’ve lost her, but smile thinking of the two of them out on the town in heaven, free from ailments that sometimes slowed them down later in life.

Set up by friends, they had their first date in Somerville, where they both grew up. They were opposites who complemented each other. She was a boisterous, occasionally irreverent people person, where he was reserved and quiet. She liked meals out, his favorite was her homemade corned beef and cabbage. She liked the casino, he liked the car at the casino to quietly read the paper.

But they were an inseparable pair, and she devoted much of the last three years to taking care of him as his health declined. Raising and nurturing six children and twelve grandchildren helped prepare her for this, as did her prolific career as a nurse. She graduated from Catherine Labouré School of Nursing, where she made lifelong friends and started on a path that took her to jobs at Marian Manor, the U.S. Postal Service, Boston College, and Beth Israel Hospital (Milton and Needham).

Her professional success mattered little to her compared to the pride she felt – and shared with pretty much anyone she’d meet – about the activities and achievements of her children and grandchildren. She unapologetically heralded the latest graduation, promotion, school project, game, match, meet, or feis. It’s our turn to boast a little about her – she squeezed two lifetimes into one, and made us all richer with her wisdom, laughter, and love. Thank you Mom/Nani/Dottie May; we love you.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Joslin Diabetes Center or Labouré College (Milton).

Private burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. The Doherty family is planning a Celebration of Life Mass for 11am on Saturday, October 20 at St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.

Ellen M. (O’Donovan) Kelleher

Ellen M. (O’Donovan) Kelleher, 87, of Dorchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Daughter of the late Maurice and Catherine (Desmond) O’Donovan, Ellen was born and raised in  County Cork, Ireland. A full-time homemaker while she raised her seven sons, Ellen was an avid gardener who enjoyed music, dancing and her beloved dog, Shep. A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner of Saint William’s Church and Saint Mark’s Catholic Church in Dorchester.

Beloved wife of the late William J. Kelleher. Loving mother of Dennis and his wife, Patti, of NH, Maurice and his wife, Mary Louise, of FL, Bill and his wife, Olga, of FL, Jerry of FL, Kevin and his wife, Joy, of Newfoundland, John and his wife, Janet, of TX and Patrick and his wife, Barbara, of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren, Sister of John, Neil and the late Matthew, Hughie, Nora, Humphrey, Maurice and Jeremiah O’Donovan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, Friday, September 14 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Ellen’s name are encouraged to the Irish Pastoral Center 617-265-5300.

Rory Sullivan

Rory Sullivan, age 26, of Milton, left this world peacefully at home on September 4, 2018.

Beloved by the late Eric Sullivan and those who survive him, Kathleen (King) and John Conlin, Aunt Helen Lichtwart, Robert and Melissa King, Sarah Haddix; his siblings: Manly and Kara Sullivan, Luke, William, Grace, Daniel, and Andrew Conlin; great grandparents: Chuck and Marcella Smith, Mary K. and the late Walter Sullivan; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to name.

Rory will be remembered fondly for his dedication to his friends John Kenny, Jr., the late Kevin Moore, Jr., and also towards his furry friends Boone and Mojo.

A Celebration of Life will commence at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday, September 11 at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours at the funeral home Monday 4-7 pm.