Dolan Funeral Home

Joseph L. Mascioscia

Joseph L . Miscioscia of Dorchester, Oct. 10, beloved husband of the late Virginia ” Ginny” (Van Veen) Miscioscia.  Devoted brother of Michael Miscioscia of Middleboro and Vincent Miscioscia of CA.  Uncle of Douglas Michael Miscioscia & Carrie Lynn Lally both of Middleboro and Marianne Rose Whittaker of NH.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, Dorchester, Weds, Oct. 14 at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tues., 4-8 pm.  Interment Private.

Joseph “Terry” Leverich

Joseph “Terry” Leverich of Dorchester, Oct. 3 2015. A Harvard educated mathematician, teacher, and life-long birder, Terry
taught mathematics at Brookline High School (1972 – 2001) and at the MIT MITES program. Terry leaves beloved partner Jane Gorman, and her daughters  Leah Gorman, Liz Gorman and Emily Gorman-Melo and their families. He is also survived by his cousins Mary Margaret Saxon and Virginia Prince From and extended family from Louisiana.  A Memorial Celebration of Terry’s life will be held in Bigelow Chapel of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, on
Tues., Oct. 13 at 2:00 pm.  Interment to follow.  If desired, contributions in Terry’s memory may be sent to Mass. Audubon,  or to The Open Gate (a fund supporting GLBT
studies at Harvard),

Robert Leckinger


 Robert T. Leckinger of Dorchester, age 72, formerly of Norwell, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 8, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Bob will be missed but remembered fondly by all he encountered. Son of the late Mary Genevieve Leckinger (Steffen) and the late Albert Leckinger of Cincinnati, OH.  Husband of Paula Leckinger (Laturnau) for 44 years of Mashpee. Father of Todd Leckinger and his wife Shannon of Huntersville, NC and Amy Appel (Leckinger) and her husband Matt of Newton. Proud Grampy of Ava and Ben Leckinger and Drew Appel. Brother of Mary Kurtz, Joan Morgan, Paul Leckinger and the late John Leckinger of Ohio. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bob was born and educated in Cincinnati, OH. He was a certified public accountant and held a BBS from the University of Cincinnati where he was vice president of his fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Bob went on to get his MBA from Xavier University. Bob was a founding partner of McGowanLeckinger Associates, a venture capital and consulting firm. Prior to the venture capital firm, he was president of Apparel Retail Corp and was also CFO of a large chain of apparel stores called Hit or Miss.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10 am in St. Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Center, MA.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in memory of Bob to The Boston Home, 2049 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124.

Mary T. (Donovan) Duffy

Duffy – Mary T. (Donovan), of Mattapan, October 1, 2015. Beloved wife of the late James T. Duffy. Father of James D. Duffy of Roslindale, Joanne M. Duffy of South Boston, Brian J. Duffy of Mattapan, Paul P. Duffy of Dorchester and the late Peter Duffy and Joseph Duffy. Grandmother of Ava, Delaney and James Donovan Duffy. Mother-in-Law of Jennifer Duffy.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester, Tuesday October 6th at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Monday 4-7 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Violanta Silva Lima

Violanta Silva Lima, died at her home in Milton, Wednesday September 30, 2015. She was 101 years old.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, Dudley Street at Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, Saturday October 3 at 10:00 Am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the church, Friday 5-8 PM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

Today we say goodbye to the only child of Olivia Silva Pina. To some she was known as Violanta. To many others she was known as Dinora. But to her family and all she will forever be remembered as Mama.

Born on the Island of Fogo in the archipelago of Cabo Verde, Mama journeyed to America as a young teenager with her mother in the late 1920s, braving the grueling, often dangerous weeks’ long journey across the vast waters of the Atlantic Ocean to arrive in Boston.

She would stay in the New World a mere eight months, traveling from Massachusetts to the Borough of Midland along the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania, where her mom operated a boarding house for newly arrived Cape Verdean immigrants and where she would attend high school for several months.

She eventually with her mother would make the journey north into the Ontario and Quebec regions of Canada, pausing briefly before returning to Boston and making the voyage by sea back to her beloved Cabo Verde.

More than four decades later in 1968, Mama returned to Boston, where she lived in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood for a period of time before moving out west with her mother to California’s capital city of Sacramento for several years. In the mid 1980s, Mama returned to Massachusetts, where she lived in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, and for the best part of the last more than twenty years she lived and was passionately cared for by her beloved daughter in the Town of Milton.

Mama was previously married to the late Antonio Lopes Lima of Santo Antao, and gave birth to four children: the late Antonio Mendes Cardoso and the late Olivio Silva Lima; and John Silva Lima and Olivia Silva Lima by whom she is survived. Mama is also survived by fourteen grandsons and granddaughters, eighteen great-grandsons and granddaughters and one great-great-grandson.

Mama lived a quiet and peaceful life, and loved the simple pleasures. Music, especially the traditional Cape Verdean violin, was always close to her heart, and she just loved to clap her hands and dance, and did so right up until the end. She also loved to smoke her pipe, and she continued to do so for nearly ninety years of her life without any major ailments.

Mama gave so much to her family and her friends, and asked for very little in return. She knew what was important to her, and that was being with her own children, and their children. And as the larger family to which she gave birth grew, she remained the nucleus of it, a focus of love and affection that radiated out and touched those around her.

The deep love and sincere affection for Mama is undeniable. She brought people together, and created the strongest of bonds that today we have for her. We will forever hold Mama dear in our hearts and cherish the many happy memories of her.

Mama, we love you and will miss you dearly.


Madueno Alves

Madueno Alves, of Dorchester, born in Fogo, Cape Verde, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Monday September 28, 2015. Funeral from Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Saturday October 3 at 10:00 AM with a funeral service in Second Church of the Nazarene, 600 Washington Street, Dorchester at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the funeral home, Friday 5-9 PM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

Natho C. Bellegarde

Natho C. Bellegarde died at Boston Medical Center, Wednesday September 23, 2015. Son of Jean Bellegarde and Nadege Murat. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Matthew’s Church, Stanton Street, Dorchester, Saturday October 3 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Agnes L. (Davis) Kelly

Agnes L. (Davis) Kelly, of Braintree, formerly of Alexandria, VA and Dorchester, September 29, 2015.

Beloved wife of the late William H. Kelly. Loving mother of Rosemary and her husband William Murphy of Quincy, Susan Sunny and her husband Richard of Napa, CA, Robert and his wife Michele Kelly of Annapolis, MD and the late Nancy Kelly Alban. Grandmother of Molly and Amy Murphy of Quincy, Brendan Kelly of Washington, DC and Erin Kelly of Norfolk, VA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 850 Washington Street, Braintree, Saturday October 3 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday 5-8 PM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

Peter J. Delaney

Peter J. Delaney, of Milton, at the age of 81, September 28, 2015. Entered into rest at the Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care in the presence of his two sons and a caring staff. Beloved husband of Dorothy J. (Rose) Delaney of Milton. Devoted father of Brian M. Delaney of Quincy and David S. Delaney of Dorchester. Dear brother of Barbara Benson of Braintree, James T. Delaney Jr of Salem and Stephen Delaney of Falmouth. Loyal employee of the former Boston Edison Company for 38 years, where he made many kind friends. Private interment services were held at Milton Cemetery

Adam E. Tanney

Tanney_AdamAdam Edward Tanney, 36, Dover, NH, departed this life and entered into the Lord’s embrace on September 22, 2015.

A loving father, he is survived by his son, Xavier Kirby Tanney of Braintree, MA, his parents, Erik and Diane Tanney, of Waterbury Center, VT, his sister, Sara Thomas, her husband Kevin and their daughter Claire, of Topeka, KS, his brother, Isaac Tanney, of Seattle, WA, and his dear friend, Melissa Peaslee Feldman, who he considered his “truest companion”.

Born in Paterson, NJ, on March 23, 1979, Adam and his family moved to Waterbury Center, VT, in 1988. He attended Harwood Union High School and then graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1997. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and went on to earn a Graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Harvard College.

As a youth, Adam excelled in swimming and was a member of the Central Vermont Wavemakers for several years. While at Dartmouth, he was a member of the 8 man crew team, culminating in a historic victory over Princeton, by a “canvas”, to win the 2001 Ladies Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta in Great Britain.

Professionally, Adam applied his passion for education during his career as a consultant and researcher at RMC Research Corp., in Portsmouth, NH.  He displayed his love and compassion for others by volunteering as a Big Brother; serving with a prison ministry through St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Milton, MA; and venturing to Nicaragua on a building mission trip with the Dartmouth Tucker Foundation. Adam will always be remembered as the first to say, “Can I do anything to help?”,  to his friends, his colleagues, and to others in need.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at 11:00 am, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Ave., Milton, MA.  Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton, MA, on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will also be held on Oct. 9, at 6:30 pm, at Green Mountain Community Alliance Church, 4987 VT RT 100, Duxbury, VT.

Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund established for Adam’s son, Xavier ; the Xavier Tanney Trust Fund, c/o Citibank, N.A. Union Square Flagship, 52 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003 or by using PayPal: