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Michael S. Mulcahy

mulcahy-michaelMichael S. Mulcahy, of Milton, died December 1, 2016.  He was 42.

Beloved son of Philip and Dianne of Milton. Loving and devoted brother to Ryan of Milton and John of Falls Church, Virginia. Loving brother-in-law to Regan and Evelyn. Loving uncle to Colin, Mary, Bettina, and James. Loved by grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and more friends than we can count.

Graduate of the Peterson School. Plumber with Local 12. Mike had a gift for drawing. He took pride in being able to fix pretty much anything. He was a good boxer as a kid. He liked to take long walks — even better if through the woods or by the ocean. He liked to fish. He liked to read, especially crime stuff. (Richard Price was a favorite.) He was a master, and mischievous, nickname giver.  He never turned down a buddy in need. Honest, loyal, wise, and brave in this life; happy and free in the next. The sound of his courageous heart carried thousands of miles, and won’t ever die out.  Mike, we love you more.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday December 9 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gavin Foundation, Development Department, 675 East 4th Street, P.O. Box E-15, South Boston, MA 02127. 

Adeline J. Parker

parker_addie-webAdeline J. (Sass) Parker, “Addie”, passed away on December 3,2016. Beloved wife of 70 years to the late Calvin Parker, Sr. , who passed this year on October 13, mother of 5, grandmother of 8, and great grandmother of 1.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she met Calvin while working for the FBI in Washington D.C. during World War II, where Calvin served on the U.S.S. Arkansas. She later married Calvin on February 15, 1946 and settled in Milton, MA.

Adeline was a very active member of St. Elizabeth’s Parish and volunteered for many events out of the church. She took great pride in the beautiful flower garden she had adjacent to their home. She enjoyed hosting Sunday dinners, making the “Best Roast Beef Ever,” along with cooking all the fresh vegetables from her husband’s garden, which she cherished. She loved telling stories about her siblings and growing up. Always with a nail file or comb in hand, she was a perfectionist about her appearance.

Adeline was the devoted mother of Calvin Parker, Jr. and his wife Angela of Milton, James Parker and his wife Christine of Plympton, Mark Parker and his wife Elaine of Reading, Susanne Glendye and her husband Walter of Middleboro, and the late Matthew Parker. Sister of Richard Sass of WI, Donald Sass of AK, Evelyn Gaudynski of WI, Frank Sass of FL  and the late Virginia Peterson and Robert Sass. Grandmother of  Heather, James, Samantha, Sarah, Mark, Scott, Ashley, and Nicole, and great grandchild, George.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton, Tuesday, December 6 at 12 Noon.  Visiting hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Tuesday 10:30-11:30 AM.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired contributions in Adeline’s name may be sent to The Ronald McDonald House Charities.

William “Fitzy” F. Fitzgerald Jr.

William “Fitzy” F. Fitzgerald Jr., of Dorchester, died Wednesday November 30, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn “Dolly” K. (Groves) Fitzgerald. Loving father of Deborah “Debbie” Hottleman and John Fitzgerald both of Dorchester. Brother of the late Paul F. Fitzgerald. Cherished grandfather of Lauren and Brian Hottleman of Dorchester.

William was a dedicated employee for the State Police for 45 years before retiring as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner.   Fitzy loved spending time with his family who were truly the most important aspect of his life. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday December 6 in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester at 11:00 AM. Visitation is Tuesday 9:00-10:30 AM at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

Donations in memory of William may be made to a charity of your choice.

Paul Pierre Maurice Sr.

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Paul Pierre Maurice Sr., of Mattapan, passed away peacefully at Saint Elizabeth Hospital at age 70, Sunday November 20, 2016. He was born in Jacmel, Haiti to Rosianne Pierre and Marcel Maurice. While living in Haiti, Paul was a member of a band and enjoyed playing the guitar and he loved his car. He was a flashy guy and he always stood out everywhere he went, he also had an awesome walk nobody walked like him.  Paul worked in the Maintenance department at Lesley College for 28 years along side his wife Ginique. Paul and Ginique’s marriage was truly a partnership, the got up every day and went to work together never missing a day unless they were very sick, they were dedicated to doing everything   together as a team. Paul’s treasure in life was his family, he adored his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Paul was the beloved husband of Ginique Jean-Louis of Mattapan. Loving father of Abens Maurice, Fedelyne Maurice, Paul Maurice Jr. , Kerline Jean-Louis, Michelle Jean-Louis all of Boston, Yolene Jean-Louis of Florida, Roody Laguerre of Haiti, Larouce Maurice of Haiti, Cherline Maruice of  Boston , Derlie Maurice of Boston , Michel-Ange Maurice of Haiti and Johnny Maurice of Haiti. Brother of the late Mecenne and Ysiana Maurice. Paul was the cherished grandfather of  24 grandchildren and was expecting the arrival of his first great-grandchild.

Relatives and friends invited to attend the viewing at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS Friday 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela Church, Blue Hill Ave. Mattapan, Saturday December 3 at 11:30 AM. Interment Oak lawn Cemetery, Boston.

Joseph Jean Charles

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Joseph “Nene” Jean Charles passed away Wednesday, November 23 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Laurese Jean Charles. Cherished father of Laura Gabriel, Jean G. Occeus, Adhler Occeus, and Ron Occeus. Grandfather of Tsino and Vincent Gabriel. He also leaves behind his seven siblings. Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. LOWER MILLS, Thursday, December 1 from 3-5PM. Relatives and friends invited.

B. Marie Brown

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B. Marie Brown, daughter of the late Hugh and Ruby Spivey of Louisburg, North Carolina, was born on July 25, 1943 in Louisburg, North Carolina. She was the middle child of three girls.     After graduating high school she moved to Washington D.C. with relatives for a short period of time, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to seek better employment opportunities. She was hired by The Polaroid Corporation and took advantage of job related courses and worked herself up the ladder to become a Senior Administrator. A position she held for approximately 35 years before retiring in 2001. Marie also had a passion for cosmetology and had a very selective clientele that she served in the evenings and on the weekends. Over the years she also volunteered and worked at the Milton General and Local Election polls, was the founder of the Milton Parent Teacher Student Friends Organization at Milton High School, active participant of the Milton Neighborhood Association, Milton Library Committee, Milton Neighborhood Watch and Milton Booster Club. During her early years in Boston she met the love of her life, Gene Brown and they married in 1968. They have one daughter, Gena Brown. Prior to and after retirement Marie became an avid walker of the neighborhood with her beloved dog Caramel. If she was not with Caramel, she was riding her bicycle to see what needed to be done to improve the neighborhood. She was affectionately known as the Mayor of the Milton. As an active voice of the neighborhood she was always a familiar face at Milton Town Hall expressing the changes needed to Milton: from freshly paved streets to assisting in the pathway for Concord Baptist Church of Boston to come her beloved town of Milton. Marie was always known for greeting and welcoming new and old neighbors to Milton and letting them know she was always a phone call away. Marie was a long time member of Phelps Chapel Baptist Church in Louisburg, North Carolina; before joining Concord Baptist Church of Boston. After a long battle with Cancer, Marie was cared for by an in-home hospice with the love and support of family and friends. Marie was preceded in death by her older sister Helen Brodie of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband Gene, daughter Gena and a younger sister Darlene Alston of Louisburg, North Carolina. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York and Washington D.C. During her battle with cancer Willie Johnson (Flo) and Ruth Carrington saw that Marie made every appointment and took her medications on time and reminded Marie of her refills as needed. They were able to assist Gena and I in caring for Marie for many years. A Funeral Service will be held in the Concord Baptist 180 Blue Hill Ave., MILTON, Thursday at 12 PM. Relatives and friends invited. A visitation will be at 11:30 – 12. Donations in Marie’s name may be made to the Dana Farber.

Lois Athena Nionakis

nionakis-loisLois Athena Nionakis, beloved mother and grandmother and proud matriarch of her family, Lois passed away in Nashua at the age of 79.  She leaves her devoted daughters Maria Stephanos and Nicole Kieser, her beautiful grandchildren Isabella and Liam and her beloved Red Sox.

Lois grew up in Dorchester, MA, attended Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls and later moved to Milton, MA, where her parents Theodore and Mary Metrakas owned the Metrakas Deli, a fixture on Pleasant Street in Milton.  She went on to attend the Cambridge School of Business and later worked at MIT Instrumentation Laboratory where she worked on the Space program.

But the most important job to Lois was being a devoted wife and mother raising her daughters in Groveland, Mass.  That’s where she carried on her father’s tradition of faithfully walking up to 8 miles a day.  She also made sure she told anybody and everybody she met about how proud she was of her daughters Maria and Nicole.

Lois was as passionate about her family as she was about the Red Sox, the Celtics, and the Patriots, in that order.  Her indomitable spirit will live on in every single person who had the privilege of knowing her.

In addition to her daughters and her grandchildren she leaves behind her two beloved sons-in-law Dale Charles Stephanos and David Michael Kieser, her brother Christos Metrakas and his wife Maryann, her sister Elaine Krommydas and husband Father Nick Krommydas and brother Charles Metrakas and his wife Eugenia, her beloved aunt Daphne Tsanotelis, several nieces and nephews and a network of dear friends including Linda Trowbridge.

To honor Lois’ memory, her family asks that you clip and save this obituary.  She was a voracious newspaper reader and had a habit of clipping and saving obituaries.  Her empathy knew no bounds.

Family and friends are invited to her funeral service at Saint Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street, Braintree, MA, Wednesday November 30 with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM and the service at 11:00 AM.  Burial services will be private.

Mary C. Mullen

Mary C. “Kitty” Mullen, a retired executive secretary, died Monday November 21, 2016.

Born and raised in Milton, she was a graduate of Milton High School. Kitty retired from The Gillette Company after 32 years as an executive secretary. She was a former member of the Milton Players, an extensive world traveler, gourmet cook and was a volunteer for the PBS/WGBH Channel 2 auction.

Beloved daughter of the late John E. and Theresa A. (Condon) Mullen. Sister of the late Charles E. Mullen and Joseph F. Mullen. Mary is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Monday November 28 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hour at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 9:00 – 10:00 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

James Robert Browne

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Browne, James Robert of Milton, formerly of Dorchester.  Beloved husband of fifty years of Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Manning) Browne.  Loving father of Mary B. DiSandro and her husband Jeff of Milton.  Brother of the late Marie Sullivan and Dorothy Panetta.  Beloved grandfather of James and Maeve DiSandro.  James was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and later attended Boston College, Class of 1960, on the GI Bill.  He then began a career with the United States government that lasted thirty years, retiring as the Director of Contract Management for the Department of Defense, Northeast District. James was a member of the Randolph Elks Club.  He was also a voracious reader and enjoyed taking care of his grandchildren.  Donations in his memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut Street Suite 102, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 30th at Saint Agatha’s Church at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, on Tuesday, 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut Street Suite 102, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481.

Alice M. Conlan

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Conlan (Keating), Alice Marie of Braintree formerly of Dorchester and Milton. Beloved wife of the late Paul V. Conlan. Loving mother of Gregory “Greg” Conlan (BFD) of Leicester and Elizabeth “Beth” Collins of Braintree. Sister of the late Elizabeth Anne and Thomas Keating. Cherished grandmother of Gabrielle, Michaela, Paul and Jack Collins and Kara Marie Conlan. Sister in law of Mary Keeley of Dorchester and Joan Jaehning of Quincy.

Alice was the owner of Friends Catering in Dorchester working along side of her husband Paul at the Knights of Columbus for many years. She also worked in the Cafeteria at Milton High School. Her brother, Charlie, ran Mullen’s Mobil in East Milton Square. She was a familiar face in Dorchester, at Christmas she and her husband would open their home to everyone in the neighborhood for hot cocoa and a ride on the Christmas train that they created for all to enjoy year after year. Alice loved her family who were the most important aspect of her life. She will be dearly missed.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a funeral mass on Monday November 28, 2016 in Saint Gregory Church at 10AM. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday November 27, 2016 from 1-4PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.