Dolan Funeral Home

Helen A. (Montgomery) Wilcox

Helen A. (Montgomery) Wilcox, of Dorchester, September 8, 2016. Wife of the late Kenneth Wilcox. Daughter of the late John P. and Ellen (Gallagher) Montgomery. Funeral service in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday September 27 at 12 Noon. Visitation begins at 11:00 AM. Interment at a later date in Milton Cemetery.

Julia “Ena” Crowley

crowley-julia-ena-for-website-and-acs-onlyJulia “Ena” Crowley of Milton, Sept. 21, beloved sister of Eileen Crowley of Milton and the late Daniel Crowley,  Patrick  Crowley and Catherine Sheppard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Pius X Church, MILTON on Sat., Sept. 24, at 10 o’clock.  Visitation in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Sat. 8:30 – 9:30 am. Interment Milton Cemetery.  if desired contributions in Ena’s memory may be sent to Catholic Charities, 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210,

Sheila M. McCarthy

Sheila M. McCarthy, formerly of Dorchester, and recently of Grove Manor, Braintree, died Sept. 18,  surrounded by  her family.  Former Carmelite, Sr. Mary Thomas. Sister of Thomas McCarthy of NJ, and the late Marie Murphy, Denis McCarthy, John McCarthy and Teresa McCarthy. Aunt of Barbara Stratton of Mansfield, Richard Murphy of PA, Teresa Murphy and her husband Jan Harbutiak of Mansfield, Stephen Murphy of Attleboro and the late Joseph Murphy, Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Franklin. Dear friend of Bill Burke and the late Ann Burke of Canton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Ave, DORCHESTER, Fri., Sept. 23 at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thurs. 5-8 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Elissa M. Menconi


age 71, of Dorchester, MA, passed away unexpectedly, following complications from surgery, on September 8, 2016.  Daughter of the late Elena (Mazzarello) and Armand Menconi and stepmother, Evelyn Abdalah Menconi.  Treasured life partner of the late Joanne (JoJo) Peckarsky.  Beloved sister of Sandra Sheehan and her husband Edmund, and her brother, the late Paul Menconi.  Loving aunt of Sarah Sheehan and Katherine Gentile, her husband, Robert, and their son Luca.

Elissa (“Lisa” or “Zee Zee” as her family fondly called her) attended Boston State College and Boston University School of Social Work.  She was employed by the City of Boston for many years as a medical/geriatric social worker and worked at Boston City Hospital and Mattapan Chronic Disease Hospital.  Lisa excelled in her role as social worker, assisting a host of clients over the years with resolute commitment, compassion, sincerity and kindness.  She will be remembered for her courage, dignity, strength, selflessness, and positive outlook on life; and above all, for how passionately she cherished her family and friends who loved her so dearly.  We find comfort in knowing that she is reunited with JoJo and enjoying her favorite libation.  Lisa truly was one of God’s most beautiful creations and will be profoundly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, in her memory, to The Greater Boston Food Bank or Rosie’s Place.

Interment will be private.

Mary E. (McMorrow) Flynn


Flynn, Mary E. (McMorrow) of Milton died on September 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late William C. Flynn. She was the daughter of the late Thomas McMorrow and Ellen (Thornton), sister of the late Edward J. McMorrow, Louise Campbell, Helen McMorrow, John McMorrow, Francis McMorrow and Thomas McMorrow. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Born in Boston, Graduate of Dorchester High School and a Graduate of Boston Clerical. Mary worked at Hemenway and Barnes Law Firm in Boston for several years. She was a resident of Milton for over fifty years. Mary loved traveling to Ireland and was devoted to her family, especially her nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 16th at Saint Gregory Church at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hour at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS on Friday morning, 9:30-10:30 am. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Ruth Brown


Ruth Brown, 79, of Boston was called to eternal rest on Sept. 5, 2016.

On August 6, 1933, Ruth was born to Ophelia Brown and Clinton Arthur Brown in Newark, New Jersey. As an adult Ruth and her twin sister Alice moved to Boston.

Ruth is now at peace happily enjoying those who have gone before her: brothers, John, Herbert, Freddie and Irving and sisters, Kathryn, Clara, Alice and her triplet sister Ophelia who died at birth.

Services will be private.


Joseph F. Puliafico


Joseph F. Puliafico – of Braintree, formerly of Milton, Sept, 10, age 83. Joe was born and raised in Dorchester. He lived in Quincy prior to moving to Milton in 1971.

Joe was a graduate of State Teachers College of Boston and attended 1 year of graduate school.

He was a U S Army veteran of the Korean War. Joe was a founding partner in the Aegis Insurance Agency in Braintree, retiring in 1991. He spent part of the year in Ireland every year after retirement. He returned to live with his daughter in Braintree after ill health forced his return home from Ireland.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Greene) Puliafico. Devoted father of Peggy Ciulla of Braintree, Joseph F. Puliafico, Jr. of Milford, Michael Puliafico of Milton, Maryanne Bagley of Braintree, Sarah Puliafico of Bridgewater, and Julie Mitchell of Bridgewater. Brother of Teresa Mauro and Carmello Puliafico both of Needham. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Wonderful friend of Mairtin Griffin and the family of Muigh Inis, Ireland. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Centre St., Bridgewater, Friday , Sept. 16 at Noon. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s memory may be sent to the Wrentham Developmental Center, P.O. Box 144, Wrentham, MA 02093.

Naomi A. Cattel

cattel_naomiwebNaomi A. (MacDonald) Cattel of Marion, MA and formerly of Milton, MA passed away September 8, 2016 at the age of 83 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Braintree on August 19, 1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Belmore) MacDonald.

Naomi was the devoted wife for 57 years to the late James J. Cattel, Sr. She was also the beloved mother of Robert F. Cattel and his wife Pam of Marion and James J. Cattel, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Westford. Naomi was also the loving grandmother of Jeffrey Cattel of New York City, NY, Jonathan Cattel of North Easton, MA, Dennis Cattel of Raleigh, NC, and Gregory Cattel of New York City, NY.

She leaves behind her sister in law, Janet MacDonald, her cousin Nancy Tinkham, her nephew George Tinkham, as well as her caregiver and best friend Evelyn Barboza. Naomi was predeceased by her sisters Marion, Joanne, Patricia, Carol, and Alice as well as her brother George.

Naomi loved the peacefulness of the cottage and later home that she lovingly shared with her husband and children in Marion. She enjoyed games of croquet on the front lawn with family and friends as well as sailing with her husband and sons on Buzzard’s Bay in their sailboat Rojana II.

She was a true sports fan and loved discussing players, teams, and games with her grandchildren. Her favorite sports team was the Patriots that she had devotedly followed since the days of Coach Mike Holovak and quarterback Vito “Babe” Parilli. For many years, Naomi bowled on a weekly basis in leagues with her best friends Doris Campbell and Agatha Mackay. She loved to go to the plays that her son Bob and grandchildren Jeffery and Jonathan performed in.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth Church, Milton Wednesday, September 14, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Tues. 4-8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Naomi’s memory may be sent to a charity of your choice.


Jean N. Callahan

Callahan, Jean N., (Tootsie) Retired Chief, Milton Fire Department entered into eternal rest on September 8, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Mr. Callahan was the beloved and devoted husband of the late Ruth M. (Maloney) Callahan with whom he shared 53 wonderful years of marriage.   Born in Boston, Mr. Callahan, was a lifelong Milton resident.  He was the loving son of the late Edwin T. and Artelle I. Callahan. Mr. Callahan attended Milton Public Schools, graduating from Milton High School in 1951. Upon his graduation from high school, Mr. Callahan attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard. He worked in the plumbing and carpentry trades before being appointed to the Milton Fire Department in 1961. He proudly served as Lieutenant and Deputy Chief before retiring as Chief in 1989. A hardworking provider for his family, Mr. Callahan also operated a successful window cleaning business for many years . He was a devout Catholic and lifelong parishioner of St. Mary of the Hills Parish where his family celebrated many happy occasions throughout the years. Mr. Callahan continued his service to the Town of Milton after his retirement by working as an election worker for 20 years. In later years, he was a faithful presence in his grandchildrens’ everyday lives, happily and proudly attending sports and school events.   Mr. Callahan enjoyed books, art, physical fitness training and playing guitar. He was also a talented craftsman. He enjoyed his bi-monthly dinners with a group of longtime Milton friends known as “The Hilltoppers”.  Most importantly, he enjoyed being in the company of his family of whom he was so proud. Mr. Callahan was a devoted and loving father to his daughters, Jean M. Peterson and her husband Charles F. of Milton and Carol A. McDonough and her husband James M. of Woburn. Cherished and proud grandfather, (affectionately called Bubby by his grandchildren) to Lance Cpl. Sean F. Peterson, USMC and Timothy C. Peterson of Milton and Meredith J. and Olivia R. McDonough of Woburn. Dear brother in law to Joan A. Callahan of Danville, CA. and uncle to three generations of many nieces and nephews.   He was the brother of the late Edwin T. Callahan of Danville, CA. The family also extends their gratitude to Lorraine Bruce for her care and compassion during the past year.  Mr. Callahan was a late member of Milton Firefighters Union 1116.

Realtives and friends respectfully invited to attend  a Mass of Christian Burial  on Thursday September 15, 2016 in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton at 10:30AM.  Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday September 14, 2016 in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square, 5:00PM- 8:00PM. Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Donations in Mr. Callahan’s memory may be made to the Milton Firefighters Relief Association. See for online condolence and directions.

Paul A. Agnetta


Agnetta, Paul A. of Danvers died on September 8, 2016. Beloved brother of Donald Agnetta and his wife Cynthia Plumb of Milton. Cherished best friend of Jeanne (Sutherland) Michael of Danvers and her daughters Katie Provost and her husband Richard and their children Jared and Jason of Beverly and Kelley Lemasters and her wife Keri and their daughter Addison of Wakefield.

Paul was born and raised in Dorchester. He was a Probation Officer at Dorchester District Court for over 20 years before retiring. Paul was a longtime Eucharistic Minister at Saint Gregory Church in Dorchester.   He was an Avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed the Red Sox. Most of all Paul loved his family who were the cornerstone of his life. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved him.

A funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester on Monday September 12, 2016 at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday September 11, 2016 2:00-4:00PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills. Interment in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.