Dolan Funeral Home

Mary “Marie” Donovan

Mary “Marie” Donovan (Costello) of Milton formerly of Dorchester died on July 15, 2017.   Beloved  wife of the late John P. Donovan  (USMC).  Loving mother to Kayla  Donovan  of Milton.  Devoted daughter of Patrick Costello of Milton and the late Kathleen  Costello.  Sister of Donnie Costello and his fiancé  Vicki Greeke of Lynn.  Daughter in law of Veronica Donovan of Milton and the  late Mathew Donovan.  Cherished godmother of Patrick Costello of South Boston and Jamie Civitrese  of  Norwood.

Marie was born and raised in Dorchester.  She worked at Carney Hospital and Milton Hospital for  many  years  writing  medical transcripts.  She enjoyed home decorating, crafts and gardening with a magical touch.  She was proud of her Irish heritage and also played for an Irish Band.    Marie cherished her time with her daughter Kayla and spending time with family.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her, especially her beloved dog Lily Rose and cat Minot.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours on Thursday 4-8PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester.  Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton.  See for online condolences and directions.

Marie Célie Cyprien

Marie Célie Cyprien “Madan Verty”, of Brockton died peacefully on Thursday,July 13, 2017 at Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton, MA. She was born on January 21, 1935 in Grand Goȃve, Haiti, to Noncilus Fleuristal and Mathilde Jean Julien. She was the wife of the late Jean Sainvetu Cyprien. She is survived by her daughters Violette, Marie-Ange and her husband Mones Jr. Casimir, Belinda and her husband Etniel Aspelly, son Raymond and his wife Soeurette Cyprien, stepson Pierre and his wife Estella Brutus. She was the beloved grandmother of Christa, Karl-Raymond, Moise, Caleb, Sebastien, Matthew, Valerie and Christian. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Filgeance, Yvia, Efilia, Arnaud, Magloire, Ulysse, Jocelyne, Henry, and several nephews and nieces, among them Violita, Mirka, and Christa.

She was a dedicated wife and mother, a loving, caring person to everyone who had a chance to know her. She was hard-working, one of the strongest woman we know. She was the anchor of her family and instilled great values and a sense of purpose in our life. She was a strong advocate of Higher Education. She loved to read, go to church and always looking forward to her bible studies. She enjoyed cooking and talking to her friends and family. She is going to be missed greatly by us all.

The viewing will be from 5-8PM on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St, Dorchester LOWER MILLS, MA. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 22nd , from 10:30AM-12PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 638 Pearl St, Stoughton, MA. Interment to follow at Canton Corner Cemetery in Canton Washington St, Canton, MA.

Reception is from 1-5PM at Generation Banquet Hall & Catering 81 Memorial Dr, Avon, MA. Relatives and friends are invited.

Mary Anne McLaughlin

Mary Anne (Flynn) McLaughlin, age 95,  of Milton, formerly of Dorchester, beloved wife of the late John P. McLaughlin, Boston Fire Department (ret.) for 63 years.  Loving mother of Paul W. McLaughlin and his wife Barbara of Milton, Maura Lapping and her husband, Robert of Newton, Brian J. McLaughlin and his wife Deborah of West Harwich, Sheila M. Ware and her husband Michael of Waitsfield, Vermont, Kevin G. McLaughlin and his wife Linda Baumeister of Milton and Brendan F. McLaughlin and his wife Mary of Milton and the late Sean McLaughlin. Proud grandmother of Mary C. McLaughlin of San Francisco California,, Matthew P. McLaughlin and his wife Stephanie of Burlingame, CA, Brian P. McLaughlin and his wife Maureen of Dorchester, Mark E. McLaughlin and his wife Annie of Baltimore Maryland, Nicholas G. Ware and his wife Jasmine of Honolulu, HI, Emily Sanchez and her husband Juan of Dorchester, Matthew G. McLaughlin of South Boston, Kevin S. McLaughlin of  Milton, John P. McLaughlin of New York City, and Conor McLaughlin & Maura E. McLaughlin both of Milton.  Her great-grandchildren are Emma and Tess McLaughlin of Burlingame, CA, William, Bridget and Desmond McLaughlin of Dorchester and Maggie, John and Constance Evelyn of Baltimore, Maryland.  Sister of Kathleen Flynn of Milton, Anne Donnellan of Middleborough and the late Rev. William C. Flynn, James Flynn and Peter Flynn.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha’s Church, 432 Adams St., Milton on Monday, July 24 at 10:30 A.M. Visiting hours Sunday, July 23, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canton.  In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Mary’s name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445.  For further information please  visit

Irene D. Ferrante

Irene D. (Addesa) Ferrante, of Dedham, July 13. Beloved wife of the late John Ferrante Jr.,  M.D.  Devoted mother of John Ferrante III, M.D., his wife Lori of Milton and Rajani Ferrante of Myrtle Beach, SC.  Loving grandmother to Ariana, Chiara and John Ferrante IV all of Milton.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Milton, Tuesday, July 18, 4-7 pm. Prayer Service 7pm. Interment Private. If desired, contributions in Irene’s memory may be sent to Autism Research Foundation, 72 East Concord St., R1010, Boston, MA 02118.

Carla Sofia Pereira

Carla Sofia Pereira age 41 passed away Saturday July 8, 2017. Beloved daughter of Antonio and the late Maria Isabel Pereira. Loving sister of Sandra, Nelson, Ivandro, Valter, and Nuno Pereira. She is also survived by her special friend Russell smith. Visitation will be held Friday, July 14 at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS, from 4-8PM. Funeral Service Saturday at the funeral home at 10AM. Interment at New Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.

Cynthia Taylor

Her spirit was pure.  She gave an abundance of love.  Through us all, she shall live on.  She is our Queen, our main love, our Matriarch.  She is love, she is understanding, she is knowledge, she is our Mama.  We will all carry a piece of you in our hearts forever.

Cynthia Lenora Taylor blessed this world with her presence on March 26, 1932 in Port of Spain, Trinidad W.I.  Cynthia attended Saint Crispin’s School in Woodbrook.  Through her journey, she married the love of her live Michael Taylor Sr. (deceased) in 1954 and formed what is now her legacy, Our Family.  Cynthia and Michael migrated to the United States from Trinidad in September 1970.

Cynthia worked for the Sheraton Hotel, Thompson Nursing Home, and retired from the Boston Public Schools Food and Nutritional Service Central Kitchen.  Food was her passion.  It was the way she showed her love.  To Mama, Food was love and she would cook for the entire neighborhood, literally.  No one could throw a cookout, or as we call them “fete”, like the Taylors.  For sure you could never out eat or out drink them because they were stocked for the world.

Cynthia was born into the hands of Melvina Helen Marshall and Gordon Marshall.  After 18 years of mourning the death of the love of her live, her husband, Michael Taylor, she decided to join him along with our other ancestors to continue to watch over, guide, and protect our family.  Most know Cynthia as Mrs. Taylor, others as Ma T or Ma Taylor, but to our family she is our Mama.  The Queen, yes she is, the head of our castle.  Such a lady she was.  We will truly miss her.

Cynthia leaves to celebrate her live her siblings Maze Blackman, Janet Marshall, Melvina Brorman, and Gloria Robinson of Washington, DC, Evonne Marshall of Canada, and Maxfield Marshall of Trinidad W.I.  Her children Rudolph Marshall, Maureen Layne, Annmarie Taylor Alleyne, Muriel Kennedy, Robert Taylor, and Cynthia Marilyn Taylor Ryan of Boston, Massachusetts, Michael Taylor Jr. of Orlando, Florida, and Kelvin Taylor of Trinidad W.I.  Her in-laws Rudolph Layne, Cynthia Monica Marshall, Winston Kennedy, Don Ryan, Cheryl Taylor, Wade “M.O.” Rodrigues, Kristal Calvey, and Anthony Alleyne Sr (deceased).

To carry on her legacy she also leaves behind her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Natasha (Jazmin, Jaden, Jayla), Anthony Jr. (Jonathon), Amanda (Amaiyah, Ashton), Diane “Peaches” (Muriel Daneijah, Jahdaya, Trinity), Andrea “Angie” (Nevaeh, Nykel), Antonette (Anai, Ayomi, Tonii, Nafari), Amalia (Anthony), Kiara (Kaleah, Reese, Ronald III), Keisha (Skylar), Jaheel (Cameron), Chantal (Chastity, Felicity), Keri, Robert, Aissa, Winston, Kristopher, Michael II, Marcus, and Marseille.

Mama was loved by many, too much to name but a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and close friends.  She left the stamp on our hearts forever.  We will always love and remember you MAMA.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 15 from 9-10AM followed by a Funeral Service at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery

We thank you all so much for your unwavering love and support in this difficult time.  We welcome you all back to 21 Caton Street, Mattapan, Massachusetts 02136 for the repast.

Eric Jackson

Eric Anthony Jackson was born on October 6th 1987 to the late Sabrina Jackson and Hector Rodriquez. After graduating from Brighton high School in 2005. ll. Later on in 2012 Eric would than enroll in courses at Roxbury Community College (RCC). Eric went on to pursue his Love for Basketball in joining many community leagues around Boston. BNBL, Shelburne Community Center, & Barry’s streetball league at the Lee School to name a few. He also played in the Save Our Street tournament in 2015. He had a strong love for Basketball. Giving back to the community Eric also devoted his time with being a member at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Humboldt. Ave.

  The life of the party his presence always filled the room. Eric was always giving and willing to help anyone in need. His children were his world. Eric liked to spend his past time playing cards, at the casino, watching action movies & he also loved the National geographic channel. Eric or better known as E-Merks by his family and friends always knew how to make anyone around him laugh. He could be such a comedian at times & had a smile that could light up a room. His upbeat personality & his unique laugh was contagious enough to put anyone in a better mood.

Eric was called home with his creator on July 6, 2017 to Join Beloved Grandmother Barbara D Rucker, Beloved mother Sabrina Jackson & Brother Benjamin Jackson. He leaves behind to treasure his memory his beloved daughter Eliyah Erica Jackson, Sons Eric Chael Jackson & Adien Jackson , Three Brothers: Duane Jackson of Boston,Ma , Adam Jackson of Manchester, NH, & Albert Jackson of Walpole, Ma. along with a host of devoted Family & Friends.Visitation will be held on Friday morning 10 – 11 AM followed by a Funeral Service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Warren St., Roxbury at 11AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.

Philip L. McCarthy

Dr. Philip L. McCarthy, most recently of Hingham, MA and a long time resident of Milton, MA, passed away on July 8, 2017 at the age of 95.  The son of Dr. Francis P and Emily (Truesdell) McCarthy, Dr. McCarthy grew up in Milton. He graduated from the Boston College High School, the College of the Holy Cross, and Tufts Medical School.  He went on to complete his Dermatology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a physician in the US Army during the Korean War.  He returned to the US where he met his future wife Sheila McCarthy, whom he married in 1953.  He had a long career of over 50 years in dermatology and oral medicine, practicing in Quincy, MA. Dr. McCarthy also taught at Tufts Dental School and Massachusetts General Hospital. With his particular love of the sea, Dr. McCarthy spent many summers in Mattapoisett, MA with family and friends.  He is survived by his wife Sheila and four children: Dr. Philip Jr. (Jane) of Williamsville, NY, Dr. Carol McCarthy (Dr. Stephen Hayes) of Falmouth ME, Patricia Sanders (Dr. James) of Pittsford NY, and Brendan McCarthy (Dr. Elise) of Milton, and twelve grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tufts Medical School or St. Mary of the Hills Church in Milton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the Hills Church, Milton at 11 AM, Thursday July 13. Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave, MILTON VILLAGE  from 7 -9 PM on Wednesday, July 12  Friends and family are invited.  Interment to follow at Milton Cemetery.

Frederick B. Kelley

After a battle with cancer Fred passed away at Seasons Hospice in Milton at the age of 71.  Fred was born in Jamaica Plain, the younger son of Ferdinand T. and Eleanor (Bogan) Kelley.  Fred graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in 1964 and from Providence College in 1968.  Fred is survived by his wife, Mary (Hurley) Kelley of Hanover; his sons Brian and his wife Amy, and Sean and his wife, Kim, all of Hanover.  He is also survived by his brother Ferdinand, of Duxbury and Vero Beach, Florida.  Fred was the grandfather of Allison, Kaitlyn and Owen Kelley, all of Hanover.

Graveside Service in Blue Hill Cemetery, Wed, July 19, at Noon.

If desired, the family requests that contributions in Fred’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK  73123.

Marion Cecelia Walsh

Miss Marion Cecilia Walsh passed away peacefully at her residence in Naples, Florida, Wednesday July 5, 2017.

She was born in Boston, MA, the only daughter of Patrick Joseph and Marie Connors Walsh. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Rev. Stephen M. Walsh, OFM of Boston and Robert E. Walsh and his wife, Katherine, of Oviedo, Florida. She is survived by her brother Richard J. Walsh and his wife, Roberta, also of Naples, two nieces and a nephew.

Marion enjoyed an active and distinguished career, both as a professional singer and later with L’Oreal USA as National Technical Director where she developed and conducted training programs for the sales force on various lines of hair color products. Based in New York City and travelling across the country and internationally, she approached her work with infectious, boundless energy and enthusiasm.   She was honored at L’Oreal with the company’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was among the invitees representing L’Oreal at the Tony, Emmy and Oscar award ceremonies.   She was valued not only for her technical knowledge and expertise but also as an inspirational mentor to interns and those in their early careers with the industry.

Living in New York City for many years, Marion was a devotee of the arts, involved with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a regular communicant of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Church of Our Savior.

Anyone who met “Miss Marion” remembers her vibrant, charming personality and delightful sense of humor. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. The family is especially grateful to the staffs at Terracina Grand and the Villa for their caregiving and attentiveness over the time of Marion’s residence in Naples.

At her request, there will be a private religious service for immediate family prior to her interment in the Boston area.

Donations in her memory may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.