Dolan Funeral Home

Colin F. MacDonald Jr. D.M.D.

Colin F. MacDonald, Jr., D.M.D., 91, of Milton and Westwood, a longtime Quincy dentist, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 15, 2020.

Colin was a graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island and was awarded a full scholarship to his beloved University of Notre Dame from which he was graduated cum laude in 1950.  He then went on to graduate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1954.  After completing his schooling, he served in Norfolk, Virginia as a lieutenant in the United States Navy.

An avid sports enthusiast, Colin spent innumerable hours enjoying his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting and school events. An accomplished pianist, Colin played for countless hours entertaining his family and friends at holiday gatherings. Many of his patients became good friends and he will always be remembered for his keen intellect, his love of family, his kindness and his sense of humor.

Colin was the cherished son of Colin F. and Adelaide MacDonald. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mae (Mary Nee).  He is the loving father of Mary E. (Richard Quincy), Deborah M. (Jeffrey Marr), the late Colin F. MacDonald, III, Stephen P. MacDonald, D.M.D. (Andrea F.) and Patricia A. (Dale Boch).  Affectionately known as “Pa”, Colin is the cherished grandfather of Richard Quincy, Jr., Esq. (Eliza L.), Laura Q. Gagne (Eric), Jeffrey Marr, Jr. (Alexandra R.), Katherine M. Marr, Nicole C., Alexis F. and Brenna M. MacDonald and Rebecca M. Boch. He is also the loving great grandfather of Aidan Gagne and Louisa and Hannah Quincy.  He will be sorely missed by all his extended family, friends and former patients.

Due to the current situation, funeral services were private. A Mass of Celebration will be held at a later date.  Any donations in Colin’s memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, 35 Deer Street, Dorchester, MA 02125 or the charity of your choice.

Lyann K. Berrios

Lyann Kayla Berrios, 26, of Boston died unexpectedly Sunday September 13, 2020, just one day shy of her 27th birthday. 

Born September 14, 1993, in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Angel Luis Berrios and Lydia E. Berrios (Gonzalez). 

She attended the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Schools in Hyde Park, MA and completed the Pharmacy Technician program at JVS in Boston.   She went on to work for Walgreen’s pharmacy and most recently Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for the past 4 years. 

Lyann was a naturally shy and quiet person who grew into a stunningly beautiful, kind-hearted, adventurous, loving, forgiving, and faithful friend, daughter, sister, niece and “Titi”.  She was the biggest cheerleader to those she loved.  She also loved traveling, music, and animals.

Those who knew her, knew her greatest joy was her 2-year-old nephew Benjamin.  Lyann made trips to visit him and her family in Vermont every couple of weeks, sometimes twice in the same week.  They enjoyed their daily facetime calls, selfies, and snapchat videos together. 

Lyann leaves behind her loving mother, Lydia E. Berrios of Montpelier, VT, brother Benjamin E. Jones II (Katie) VT, brother Angel L. Berrios (Annette) PA, brother Wendell Berrios (Tania) PA,  brother Archie Vazquez (Jennifer) RI, sister Jahaira Melendez (Felix) PA, sister Karen Morales (Victor) NY.  She also leaves behind her special Titi’s, Rosa Phillips, Lala Ramirez, Ana Pomales, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

She was predeceased by her father Angel Luis Berrios, her paternal and maternal grandparents.

While the heartache of Lyann’s passing will never heal, we ask that you remember her by her kindness, her sweet smile, and her love of living in the moment.  In her honor, “in a world where you can be anything, be kind”.     

Calling hours will be Friday September 25th from 4-7PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Due to restrictions of Covid-19 funeral service and interment are private.

Contributions in her memory may be made online to www.MSPCA.org or MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.

Paul J. Kobzik

Paul J. Kobzik, of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Friday September 18, 2020.

Born in Stoneham and raised in Medford, Paul graduated from Medford High School. He was a tile setter by trade and owned and operated Cubby Tile for the last ten years.

Paul loved to spend time at the beach, particularly Nantasket Beach and the beaches of New Hampshire and visited Arlington Pond in New Hampshire every summer. He was an avid New England sports fan. He particularly enjoyed spending time with family, specifically his nieces and nephews.

Beloved husband of Patricia M. (Rouillard) Kobzik. Loving son of the late Stanley and Anastasia (Strecha) Kobzik. Brother of John Kobzik and his wife Donna of Windham, NH and Peter Kobzik and his wife Debra of SC. Son-in-law of the late Theodore and June (Cantelli) Rouillard. Brother-in-law of Debra and her husband George Elder of Quincy and the late Teddy Rouillard. Paul is survived by his nieces, nephews, friends and his purebred chihuahua Oliver.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Saturday September 26, 10:00 am to 12 Noon. Funeral service private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Michael A. Crittenden

Michael Anthony Crittenden of Dorchester died on September 16, 2020.

Beloved companion of April Williams of Dorchester. Loving father of Makita Williams-Crittenden of Somerville, Michael and Melissa Crittenden both of Dorchester. Brother of Mounier Jones. Grandfather of Malik, Malia and Mila.

Michael was born and raised in Boston. He had a love for basketball and enjoyed playing whenever he could. Michael had a large social circle with many friends. Most of all Michael loved his family who were the most important aspect of his life. He will be missed by many family and friends who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be on Thursday September 25th from 10-11am in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills. A Private service will follow in the funeral home at 11am. Cremation will follow.

Robert C. Smith

Robert C. Smith, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother departed this life on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his residence in Boston, MA at the age of 69.  Robert was known affectionately as “Bobcat” by family and friends. He was appreciated for his warm smile, sense of humor, singing and his love for family.

Bobcat was born on June 27,1951 in Roxbury MA and he was the only child of the beloved Avis Smith. Robert’s mom passed at an early age and he was raised by his bonus mom Beverly Dawn where he became one of seven children to Beverly and Edward Dawn (deceased).

Bobcat grew up in Roxbury, MA and attended the Phillip Brooks elementary school where he developed a love for basketball, swimming, baseball and track. In his young adult life Bobcat spent a great deal of time in pool rooms where he began hanging with the wrong crowd and made some bad decisions which caused him to spend many years in and out of incarceration. While incarcerated Bobcat obtained his GED.  Bobcat was an avid Boston Celtics and New England Patriots fan and he enjoyed watching the games with family and friends.  

In 2001 Bobcat was given an opportunity as a delivery driver at Community Servings, Inc. where he worked 16 years and was a family member of CS for 22 years. He provided healthy meals to individuals with critical life threatening illnesses. Bobcat was very proud to be a part of the CS team and loved having the opportunity to “give back”.  In 2005 Bobcat was awarded the “Community Spirit” award from Coldwell Banker and he was very proud of this big achievement.  Everyone grew to love Bobcat for his singing, smile, his willingness to help everyone and his kind spirit.

It was at Community Servings where Bobcat met his “best friend” and wife Carolyn of 17 years. Bobcat often bragged that it was Carolyn that influenced his life changes. Bobcat and Carolyn shared a love for traveling, hanging out with friends and family and listening to music.  Bobcat truly was a gift from God to the world and he will be missed, immeasurably by so many.

Bobcat leaves his spirit to carry on with his wife Carolyn Smith, his children Shanita Lane (Horton) of New Jersey, Evelyn Monteiro, Alicia Wilson, Khaliah Horton, Charles Monteiro, Keith Wilson, Dominic Horton, Krystle Williams and Larry Williams all of Boston MA. Survived by eight grandchildren; Lovell Mumford Jr, Brittany Alston, Keith Wilson Jr., Jayla Wilson, Dominic I. Horton, Jordan Sims, Kennedi Horton and Raelynn Williams. Mother Beverly Dawn and Siblings Richard Smith, Kevin Smith, Edward Dawn, Beverly Dawn, James Dawn and Wayne Dawn all of Boston MA.  Bobcat also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills, Tuesday September 22, 2020 4-8 pm. Funeral Service and Interment Private.

Virginia M. Shelsey

Virginia M. Shelsey, of Milton, September 17, 2020.

Born in Boston, Virginia was a graduate of Boston University and a longtime administrator for the Boston Public Schools.

Daughter of the late Thomas M. and Elena M. (O’Brien) Shelsey. Sister of the late Anne M. Shelsey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Tuesday September 22 at 10:00 AM. Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 9:00-9:30 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired, contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Eugenia Gomes

Eugenia Gomes of Dorchester, died September 15, 2020, at the age of 91.

Born in Fogo, Cape Verde, she was the wife of the late Filipe Gomes.  Eugenia was the beloved mother of Ana Pina, Maria Mendes, Sara Gomes, Maria Fernandes, Marta Gomes, Martinho Gomes, Maria Gomes, Jose Gomes, Licinio Gomes, Eliseo Gomes, Alirio Gomes and Miguel Gomes. She is also survived by many grandchildren.

Visiting hours in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 3-7 pm.  Funeral Service and Interment Private.

Maria Barros

Maria Barros, also known as “Fatuca,” passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 surrounded by family.

She was born on October 18th 1952 in Fogo, Cape Verde, She was the daughter of late Joana DaSilva and Cesar Barros. She was married to Valdemiro Mendes (Deceased) on June 16th 1973.

Fatuca started her devotion of loving and helping others at a very young age when she became a teacher at the age of 17.  She became “ Professora” to so many kids who still love her until this day. She treated all her students like she would treat her own inside and outside her classroom. She was an educator and a community leader throughout her life.

Fatuca is described as a strong, selfless woman, with an immense amount of love for others and Life.

Those who spent time with her, quickly gravitated towards her warm spirit; She welcomed everyone with a big smile and open arms.

It was evident from the very beginning of her life that she was destined to be a warrior and a survivor, like her mother.

Fatuca was always kind and willing to give her last to help others and made sure everyone around her was Happy.  Fatuca was also not the one to be messed with, She was strong physically and mentally, she stood up for herself and others in any situation, she worked hard to provide and protect the ones she loved.

Fatuca will forever be remembered for the love she had for her children specially her “kode Gemeas”. She would call all 9 of them Every single day to simply say “I love you”. Sometimes she would call one of us twice because she forgot who she had called first.  I think we would all agree when Jay (daughter) says “She was perfect for me, she was my best friend and always had my back.”

She enjoyed laughing, cooking, decorating, knitting, and spending quality time with those that meant the world to her. Those that knew her, knew she loved getting dolled up and dancing around the room to the beat of her own tune.

Her energy was powerful. She was a devoted catholic. She modeled what it meant to have faith and never give up and to always be there for others until her very last day.

Fatuca went home to Jesus on September 15, 2020, while surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

She leaves behind her 6 sisters, her 6 daughters, 3 sons, (Delmira, Mira, Valdemar Jay, Lisa, Valdir, Erky, Mena and Mona) and 12 grandchildren.

Her life truly embodies Proverbs 22:6, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

Visiting Hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS on Thursday, September 17 from 5-9PM. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Patrick Church.

Linda Diane Mihal

Linda Diane Mihal, 71, of Weymouth, passed away on Sunday, September 13th, 2020. 

Linda was and will forever remain a cherished mother, grandmother, and friend to so many. Her sense of joy and humor was a light that will always shine in our hearts and memories. She had a smile so warm and soothing that one could not help but smile in her company. Her laughter could heal most any wound, it was just as alive as her powerful spirit. Mum’s real superpower was how she could make anyone in any situation feel at ease. She knew just who she was and lived her truth. Being so comfortable in her own skin she made space for others to do the same. If you knew her for a day or a decade, Linda Mihal gave you her heart on her sleeve, and she truly meant it. 

Our mother loved her children and grandchildren with all that she had. She counted not pennies but moments in love with her family as her treasure. She would call us kids her pride and joy, and now as I think of her life and love I can think of no better words to describe a woman so dedicated and selfless for her family. She was and is our pride and joy. 

For those that knew Linda you already know the story of her life, what she enjoyed doing, how she spent her time. More than this, you know that the story of her life is best captured in every conversation shared, every prayer she sent up for those she loved, every hand she held in times of distress, and in every face she lit up as she smiled out your name and reached for a warm embrace. We will love her for all of her beautiful ways, for always. 

Linda was born on July 30th, 1949 in Boston, MA. She was the daughter of May and Phillip Mihal of Dorchester, MA.  She was a vibrant soul who is survived by her five loving children Marybeth Murphy of Brookfield, Justin Murphy and his wife Emily of Quincy, Ryan Murphy and his wife Sandra of North Conway, NH, Kaitlin Murphy of Somerville and Desara Mihal and her fiancé James McGregor of Weymouth.  Cherished grandmother of Patrick Murphy and Johnny Murphy who were her true pride and joy.  Linda is survived by many cousins whom she adored and her dearest friend, Lynda Mitchell of Braintree.

Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday, September 18th from 4-8 PM.  Family and friends invited.  The funeral service and interment will be private.

Deidra Graham

Deidra Graham of Boston passed away on September 11, 2020 after a lengthy illness.  She was the beloved daughter of Basil and Gloria Graham.  Cherished mother of Diandra and Cassandra Pusey both of Boston.  Loving sister of Kervin Graham of Boston.

Deidra was born in Hanover, Jamaica.  She came to the United States in 1993 where she continued her education and began working at Dana Farber Hospital in Boston as a nursing assistant.  Deidra was devoted to her children and her family who were the cornerstone of her life.  She enjoyed shopping, reading, cooking and baking.  Deidra will be remembered by her family as a woman who was full of life and her good nature will never be forgotten.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

Visitation will be held on Saturday September 19, 2020 from 9-11am in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 Funeral Service and Interment will be Private.

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