Dolan Funeral Home

Italienne Pierre-Louis

Italienne (St. Paul) Pierre-Louis, of Dorchester, passed away February 14, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Amilcar Pierre-Louis. She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester on Saturday, February 24 at 10AM. Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, on Friday from 6-8PM. Interment at Saint Michael Cemetery.

Gerardo Colon de Jesus

Gerardo Colón de Jesus, 67, of Dorchester, MA originally from San Lorenzo, PR, passed away after a long battle with cancer surrounded by his family on February 15, 2018.

Gerardo is survived by his partner of many years, Alejandrina Rivas Ortiz, daughter Maria Colón and her partner Ray Dimagiba, daughter Esther Colón, son Antonio Colón, son Gerardo Colón, and many loving grandchildren, and extended family. Gerardo was a loving father, grandfather and friend to all. Gerardo loved fixing things, talking politics and classic Spanish movies.

A special thank you to Dana Farber and the oncology team at Brigham & Woman in Boston for their loving care and support.

Funeral services for Gerardo will be at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday, February 21, 10-12 pm. He will be laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Doris L. Essex

Doris L. (Fennell) Essex, of Dedham, passed away on February 7, 2018.

Beloved wife of William J. Essex. Cherished mother of James and Denise Essex. Loving grandmother of Nikita, James, Kenneth, Kevin, and Tamara Essex. Great grandmother of Adeja, Richard, Quidar, Kevin, Kori, and Ayana Essex. Sister of Willa Mae Matthews and Jacqueline Williams.

Visitation at the Morning Star Baptist Church, Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, Friday, February 16 from 10-11 AM. Funeral Service at the church at 11:00 AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Maria DaGraca Rodrigues

Maria (DoCanto) DaGraca Rodrigues, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Victor Rodrigues Tavares. Loving mother of Nicolau Tavares, Venceslau Tavares, Peter Rodrigues, Zita Scippa, and Vicky Rodrigues. Sister of Laurinda Alves, Ludovina Monteiro, Justiniano DoCanto, and  Licinio DoCanto. She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two children Luisa Edwards and Marcos Tavares.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 5-9PM. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.

Burton Samuel Greenlaw

Burton Samuel Greenlaw of Milton 92 died at home on February 13, 2018.   He was the loving husband of the late Priscilla A. (Allen) Greenlaw.  He is survived by his daughter Linda Hamelin and her husband David of Middleboro and his son David Greenlaw of RI.  He is the grandfather of Christopher and Timothy Hamelin of Taunton and Carrie Hamelin of Middleboro. He is the beloved son of the late Leonard and Florence (Fossett) Greenlaw.

Burton grew up in Somerville and is a graduate of Somerville High School. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and became a radio officer for City Service Oil transporting oil in a tanker traveling all over the world. He retired after 25 years to spend time with his family.  He became self-employed and worked various jobs before becoming a real estate broker working in the Quincy area. He was an active member of the Quincy & South Shore Board of Realtors.
Burton was an active member of Parkway United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He served on many boards and committees as wells as distributing tapes of the Sunday services to shut-ins.  He sang in the church choir and participated as a lay leader/speaker during worship service.  He also spent time on weekends with other members of the church participating in Saturday and Sundays Breads program in Boston where he served dinners to the homeless, He was a member of the United Methodist Mens and was an Honorary member of the United Methodist Womens.
He, along with his wife were key organizers in the relocation of the Milton Food Pantry to Parkway Church.  He devoted his time to picking up, organizing and distributing food items.  You could always find him every Saturday morning at the pantry.

He was involved in the community by being a member of MRE(Milton Resident for Elderly) board of directors for over 4 decades as well as being an active member of the Rabboni Masonic Lodge for over 60 years.
Besides his service to others, Burton enjoyed square dancing with his wife in the Spares for Squares group where he was president for 2 years as well as spending some of his summers at his family cottage in Round Pond Maine.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Parkway United Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton Monday, February 19 at 11:00 AM.  Visiting Hours at the Dolan and Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Sunday February 18 from 2-5 PM with a Masonic Service at 3:00 PM. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Burton’s memory may be sent to The Milton Community Food Pantry, c/o Parkway Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway, Milton, MA 02186

Sister Mary Faustina Duggan MFIC

Sister Mary Faustina Duggan MFIC, of Newton, a beloved member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters for 80 years, died on February 10, 2018 at Saint Patrick’s Manor in Framingham.

She was the loving daughter of John Joseph and Nora (McGrath) Duggan. Sister of the late Hugh Duggan, Jim Duggan, Jack Duggan, Al Duggan, Angela Duggan and Sheila Duggan. Sister Faustina is survived by her nephew Hugo Duggan of London, England extended family, many friends and her Missionary Franciscan Sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel at Mount Alvernia Convent, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458, Friday February 16 at 10:30 AM. Visitation in the Chapel from 9:00-10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Donations in Sister Faustina’s memory may be sent to the Missionary Franciscan Sisters Retirement Fund at the address listed above.

Sister Christina M. Killion MFIC

Sister Christina M. Killion MFIC, of Newton, a beloved member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters for 68 years, died on February 12, 2018 at Bethany Healthcare Center in Framingham.

She was the loving daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget (Nicholson) Killion, sister of the late John Killion, Patrick Killion, Tom Killion, Fr. William Killion (Florida), Sr. Ellen Killion MFIC and Bridie Cunniffe. Sister Christina is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and her Missionary Franciscan Sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel at Mount Alvernia Convent, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458, Thursday February 15 at 10:00 AM. Visitation in the Chapel from 9:00-10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Donations in Sister Christina’s memory may be sent to Missionary Franciscan Sisters Retirement Fund at the address listed above.

Marie A. Salomon

Marie Andrée Chery Salomon aka Marraine was born on March 18, 1930 in Port au Prince, Haiti from Jeanne Vestal and Lenord Chery. She attended Mrs Fortuna Guery and Colimon Boisson Schools. She worked as an auxiliary nurse. An excellent seamstress she was always in fashion. Marraine became a successful business entrepreneur and worked hard to support her 2 children Yves and Eveline and the countless god children she had. Very well known for her generosity, some of her friend nicknamed her madan by. In 1971 Marraine left Haiti and settle in Boston in search of a better life for her family. She joined the First Haitian Baptist Church as an active member until her passing. It is in Boston that, in 1973, Marraine married the late Antoine Salomon. From now on, Marraine was known as Sr. Salomon for the rest of her earthly life. Beside of her church activities Sr Salomon worked as a clinical assistant until her retirement. She had always worked at night and dedicated her day time for the care of her granddaughter Daphné. Very shy in public, Sr. Salomon had a sense of humor in her closed circle. She could unexpectedly make you laugh with her joke and old sayings proverbs. Sr. Salomon was member of many groups at her church. She is among the pioneer who paved the way for the Haitians community of faith. A prayer warrior, Sr. Salomon was also an avid learner of all Bible related subjects. Her collection of books on Bible related theme reflects her lifestyle and hobby.  She enjoyed traveling and taking part in missionary group work like the AMJCH. Sr. Salomon had a passion for helping the less fortunate. Often, she would go the extra mile to help someone she barely knows. Sr Salomon was a compassionate and generous soul.  A devoted Mother, Granma and great Granma. An auntie to many and a dear sister she will be greatly missed by those she left grieving.  Marie Andrée Salomon is survived by her children minister Yves Pierre-Louis and his wife Marlene, Evelyne Pierre-Louis Lamour, grandchildren Ketteline, Daphné and her spouse James Pierre, Natalie, Joanne Pierre-louis. Her great grandchildren Loraine Jules  Victoria, Daniel et Ariana Pierre, Ludovic Blanc her brothers and sisters Rev. Fritz Álvarez and Mrs. Philomene Alvarez, Emmanuel Alvarez  and his wife, Jean Crevecoeur Chery and wife Micheline, Liliane Chery, Janilia Chery and husband Riché Andris, Mrs. Milhiane Chery, her nephews and nieces Mrs. Rose Laure St Fleur, Mrs. Sherly St Fleur, Mrs. Ludmilla Chery, Nadine Alvarez, her cousins Ronald Laguerre, Tania Laguerre, Aline Laguerre, Julian Laguerre, Mrs. Irma Vestal St Jean, Mrs. Margarethe McDonald.

Funeral Service in the Boston Missionary Baptist Church, 336 Dudley St., Roxbury, Saturday, February 17 at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, February 16 6-8 pm. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Francis L. Tierney

Francis L. Tierney,  formerly of Dorchester, in Abington, died Feb. 10,2017.

Frank was born February 22, 1937, in Winthrop , MA.  Frank was educated in the Boston Public School System.  He was a Dorchester resident for the majority of his life prior to living at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing Facility and finally at Roland House in Abington where he has resided for the last ten years.

Frank was a member of St. Ambrose Church, Dorchester.  He loved reading, often going to the library and checking out three to four bags of books at a time. He was a big fan of Thomas the Train. He loved animals and playing baseball in his youth.  Frank was also well known for his politeness.

Frank worked at Community Work Service in the mailroom. He also later worked as an  assembler at firm in Braintree.

Frank was the beloved son of the late Frank L. Tierney and Ruth M. (Queenan) Tierney. Brother of the late Nancy Tierney and Larry Tierney.  Dear friend of LaRhonda Summons of Dorchester and  her children, Alex Chris and Brittany who knew him  as “Uncle Frank”,  all of Dorchester. Long time friend William Appleyard of Malden. His “Doctor” friend Michael Roberts of Hanover.  His  numerous cousins  and the staff at Roland House 1, Road to Responsibility.

Prayer Service in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE , Tuesday, February 20 at 11 o’clock. Visitation  10 – 11 am.  Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

If desired contributions in Frank’s memory may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 .

Jane A. Kerr

Jane A. Kerr, of Milton, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Milton, Sunday January 28, 2018.

Born in Quincy, she was raised in Milton and graduated from Milton High School, Class of 1952, Fitchburg State College and Burbank School of Nursing, Class of 1957. Jane earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from Boston University.

She taught nursing at Fitchburg State College, was the director of nursing for Fitchburg Visiting Nurses Association and worked  at various nursing homes. She returned to Milton in 1995. She enjoyed working on her computer, discovering the early days of the internet and was an avid reader.

Daughter of the late John R. and Mabel V. (McKinnon) Kerr. Sister of Gordon Kerr of Weymouth and the late John Kerr and Malcolm Kerr. Jane is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a graveside service at Milton Cemetery, Friday February 16 at 10:30 am. Please meet at the Main Entrance on Centre Street.