Dolan Funeral Home

Thomas E. Fantasia

Fantasia – Thomas E., of Milton Feb 17, 2017 beloved husband of Janet (LaFauci ) Fantasia. Loving father of Michael C. Fantasia and Kristen F. and husband Evan Taylor all of Milton. Devoted son of Anna (Griffith) and the late Emanuel Fantasia. Brother of Gina and husband David Kapillian of Sherborn , Michael and wife Mary Ellen Fantasia of Woburn and John and wife Martha Fantasia of Farmington NH. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Saturday at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. East Milton, Friday 4 -8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Milton Animal League, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186.

Paula Ann Shay

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Shay – Paula Ann , February 14, 2017 of Braintree, Loving mother of Kaitlyn Chandler of Mattapan and Anthony Chioccola of NH. Beloved daughter of Nancy Shay – Peters and Thomas A. Shay and partner Mary Flanagan. Sister of Jeanne and husband Kevin McGuire of Quincy, Amy Lenar of Dedham, Thomas Shay, Kristen Flanagan both of Braintree and the late Nancy Shay. A celebration of life service will be held in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON Thursday at 12:30 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tursday 11 -12:30 PM. Interment Braintree Cemetery.

Irene Margaret (Cullenton) D’Eon

D’Eon – Irene M., of Dedham formerly of Saugus, February 18, 2017 beloved wife of the late Robert D’Eon. Loving mother of Jessica L. Morin of Milton. Sister of Loring Culleton of Malden. Devoted grandmother of Zachary and Matthew Morin. Also survived by 2 nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, at Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester, Wednesday at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours omitted. Interment private.

Robert P. Kelly Esq.

Kelly, Robert for website onlyRobert P. Kelly, Esq., a longtime resident of Brookline and Provincetown, died at his Brookline residence February 14, 2017 at age 72.

He died from a rapidly progressive vascular disease that defied diagnosis and treatment. Despite pain and amputations he remained the same Bob Kelly that he always was – unassuming, always trying to help other people, and very appreciative of the goodwill of others.

Bob was a partner at Lane, Lane and Kelly in Braintree for over 40 years. He spent his free time at his Provincetown home which was his weekend refuge for over 30 years. Bob gave freely to others throughout his life. He served countless terms on the Board of Trustees of the Atrium Condominium in Brookline. He also served numerous terms on the steering committee of Los Papagayos, a gay men’s social club in Boston and hosted many of their social events at his Provincetown and Brookline homes.

He is survived by his devoted husband of 33 years, Scot Groteguth MD. He maintained a close and loving relationship with his sister and brothers throughout his life. This includes his sister Karen Sullivan of Holliston and Mashpee and brothers Thomas Kelly MD of Edwards, CO and Scottsdale, AZ, and David Kelly of Vero Beach, FL and Osterville. Bob also had a special relationship with his first cousin Margaret Vernon of Beverly. Bob often described her as “more of a sister than a cousin”. Bob is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their children. Despite time and distance he remained close with all of them.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Loyola Chapel at BC High, 150 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, Tuesday February 21 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Monday 5-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to BC High, 150 William T. Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Warren F. Murphy

Warren F. Murphy, of Milton, died Tuesday February 14, 2017.

Beloved husband of Mary E. (Shinnick) Murphy. Loving father of Diane Murphy of Stoughton and Jean and husband Steven Fernandez of Weymouth. Devoted Grandpa to Ashley Fernandez. Brother of the late Lillian Kelly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday February 21 in St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE , Monday 5-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Harriet L. Hayes

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Harriet Louise Hayes of Milton, formerly of Brick, NJ and Williston Park, NY, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2017 at the age of 91 with her loving husband Tom and family at her side.

Born to Grace & Joseph Callahan in Brooklyn, NY, Harriet spent her early life in an Irish Catholic family home with her brother and two sisters. She married Thomas W. Hayes in 1947 and raised 6 children at their home in Williston Park, NY.

Harriet is survived by Tom, her devoted husband of 69 years, her children, Therese Wills and her husband, Rich of East Lyme, CT; Colleen Hession and her husband, Michael of Milton, MA; Peg Sheridan and her husband Joseph of Westfield, NJ; Thomas Hayes and his wife Janet of Manhasset, NY; and Janet Bongiorno and her husband Peter of Milton, MA. She was also the mother of the late Howard Hayes, and is survived by his wife, Cathy.

Harriet’s greatest joys in life were her husband Tom, her children and grandchildren including: Erin and Meghan Hayes, Elizabeth, Richard, and Bryan Wills, Michael and Patrick Hession, Thomas, Kate and Colleen Sheridan, Lauren and Michael Hayes, Gabrielle, Isabelle and Peter Bongiorno. Great grandchildren include Madeline and Everett Chou.

Harriet had many friends as she was a genuine soul with great empathy to those in need. Her family thoroughly enjoyed her playful spirit.

Wake to be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday, February 17th from 3-7 pm. A celebratory Mass will be held at Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton Saturday, February 18th at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Pat Roche Hospice Home.


Amy Hargrove Russell

Amy Hargrove Russell, of Manson, NC, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, Sunday February 12, 2017.

Funeral services and burial will be Sunday February 19 at Burchette United Church of Christ, Manson, NC.

Alberta (Duke) Mattox

Alberta (Duke) Mattox, of Hyde Park, died at Boston Medical Center, Sunday February 12, 2017.

Wife of Lawrence Farrier. Mother of Virgilynn Parham, Bedford A. Parham, Terry Mattox, Rene Mattox, Gary Mattox and the late Victor Parham, Sharon Parham and Lamont Mattox.

Funeral service at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday February 18 at 11:00 AM. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM.

Robert Corniel Peters

Robert C. Peters departed this life at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, February 9, 2017.

Funeral Services will held on Saturday, February 18 at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126. The family will receive visitors at 9am and the funeral service will begin at 10am. Interment at St. Michael Cemetery, 500 Canterbury Street, Boston, MA 02131.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dian and Gladys Peters, and his grandson Triumph Emmanuel Bailey.  He leaves to mourn his passing; his wife Marcelline Prince Peters, daughter Sonya Peters Bailey, son-in-law Rev. Dr. Michael Bailey, siblings: Dr. Clayton Shillingford (Delaware), Dr. Donald Peters (Dominica, W.I.), Danny Peters (New York), Randy Peters (Dominica, W.I.), Glen Peters (Dominica, W.I.), Merle Peters (Dominica, W.I.) and Sandra Gregoire (Dominica, W.I.), numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other cherished relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations are invited in Robert Peters’ memory to: Church of the Holy Spirit; The National Kidney Foundation; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Sammie Louis Alexander

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Sammie Louis Alexander went home to be with the Lord on Monday, the 13th of February in the year of 2017. Sammie was born November 23, 1939 in Atoka, Tennessee to the late Henry Alexander and Arlin Alexander.

Sammie came to Boston in 1967 to look for work and a future. Sammie was a Stewart with the Local 223 Construction and General Labor Union for 30 plus years . Sammie befriended Mayor Marty Walsh holding a long standing friendship with The Walsh Family. He held the title of being a Steward in his blood. Giving directions and orders and not settling for less as a leader. That role carried on the job and off the job as well.

Sammie was the evolution and expansion of his family. Taken on the role as a man, at an early age. He was the seed that blossom a tree of family and friends. Sammie, Sam, Sammie Louis Respect from anyone who had the pleasure of being in his presence.

Sammie was the 2nd eldest of his siblings who were preceded in death years prior. Mary Lou, Artis and Emma Jean.

Sammie leaves behind his loving wife of Doris Thomas Alexander for 14 years, and daughters Mary, Renee, son Jermaine, and Step- Children Manuel and Deirdre (Dee Dee) Thomas. Sammie leaves a host of Grandchildren and Great grands along with loving family and friends.

Our Heavenly Father has gathered his wings round his children to join him in his home. Rest in Peace Sam we love you. Visitation will be held on Friday February 17 at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. LOWER MILLS from 10-11AM. The funeral service will begin at 11AM.