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Virginia A. Flynn

Flynn, Virginia for website onlyVirginia A. (Kiley) Flynn, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died March 21, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late William A. Flynn. Loving mother of Michael Flynn and his wife Mary Beth of Dorchester, Mary Ellen Flynn of Quincy, Tom Flynn and his wife Dawn of Milton, John Flynn and his wife Nancy of Dedham, Jane McSweeney and her husband Stephen of Mansfield, Virginia Flynn of Milton and Elizabeth Duddy and her husband Thomas of Quincy. Sister of Patricia Casey of Quincy and the late Anne Joyce and Thomas Kiley. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Mary Kate and her husband Phil, Matthew, Meaghan and her husband John, Brendan, Bridget, Liam, Samantha, Ryan, Christopher, Grace, Brendan, Kiley, Mark, Andrew and Joseph.

Virginia was born and educated in Boston. She was an active member of Saint Gregory Church and Woman’s Sodality. She enjoyed knitting and ceramics in her younger years. Most of all Virginia loved and cherished her family who were the cornerstone of her life. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Saturday March 25 at 9:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Donations in memory of Virginia may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

Ellen L. Cormican

Ellen L. Cormican, at home in Dorchester, Thursday March 16, 2017.

Sister of the late Thomas J. Cormican, Francis C. Cormican and John P. Cormican Jr. Aunt of John, Mary, Anne and Susan Marie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Saturday March 25 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday 9:30 -10:30 AM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368.

Dorothy E. Naples

Dorothy E. Naples, March 18, 2017.

Beloved daughter of the late Frederick and Anne (Mahoney) Naples. Sister of the late Frederick R. “Sonny” Naples, and sister-in-law of Lorraine Naples of NH.  Devoted Aunt of Patricia Pardee and her husband Stephen of Gloucester, Richard Naples and his wife Donna of Billerica, Jeanne Meade and her husband Kenneth of SC.  Great Aunt of Sarah, Elizabeth and her husband Keith, Katelyn, Jennifer and Matthew, Great-great Aunt to Tabitha and Nathan. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Dorothy worked for over 38 years in the Trial Court of the Commonwealth, Boston Division, Juvenile Court Department.  She enjoyed more than 30 years of wonderful retired living.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, DORCHESTER, Thursday, March 23, at 11:00 o’clock. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA  01061-0515.

Winifred T. Lynch

Winifred T. (Byrnes) Lynch, of Quincy, March 18, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Gerard Lynch. Loving mother of Geraldine P. Maus and her husband John. Sister of Patricia Parent of Lexington and the late Christine McNamara, George Byrnes, Paul Byrnes, Rev. John Byrnes, Louise Sullivan and Anne Earley. Devoted grandmother of Christine Joyce, Siobhaun Johnson and Caroline Kinross. Great grandmother of Nora Joyce, Patrick Joyce, Luke Johnson, Dominic Johnson and Gabriel Kinross.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday March 22 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Winifred’s memory may be made to St Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110 or Holy Cross Fathers Retreat House, 490 Washington St., No Easton, MA 02356.

Margaret A. “Peggy” Canty

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Margaret A. Canty (lovingly called Peggy Anne) the middle child of Margaret and Richard Canty died on March 18th 2017 at Marian Manor. She was predeceased by both her elder sister Ruth and her younger sister Claire. She was also predeceased by her parents.

The center of the Richard Canty family was Claire, a special needs child, loved by all. Peggy Anne learned her sense of compassion in caring for Claire, but she also learned her youthful spirit from Claire’s long lived youth.

Peggy Anne experienced life as an adventure. Her enthusiasm and curiosity led her to become a nurse. She graduated in the first class of Laboure. She left for Dublin soon after to begin her nursing career where she made fast friends to be added to her Irish family in Skibbereen in Cork. Returning to the states, she worked in the E.R. at Carney Hospital for many years.

The challenge of life beckoned Peggy Anne always.  She traveled to Florida to see one of the first space launches. She danced at  JFK’s inaugural ball. When offered the chance to climb the Zakim Bridge, she did. In her 70’s into her 80’s, she swam laps at the local pool.

Her youthful spirit and compassionate nature caused Petty Anne to reach out.  Through her parish and her association with St. Teresa of Calcutta’s sisters, the Missionaries’ of Charity, Peggy Anne spread her faith. She was an active member of the Dorchester Park Association which provided the community with many services.

A true giver in every meaning of the word, Peggy Anne has left us with many memories and blessing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Missionaries of Charity, 401 Quincy St., Dorchester, MA 02125

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Wednesday, March 22 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday  4-7 p.m. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

Dorothy Ann (Powers) Peterson

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Dorothy Ann (Powers) Peterson, of Scarborough ME, March 15, 2017.

Beloved mother of Edward Peterson of Clinton, CT, Patricia A. Ryan and her husband Jeffrey of Milford, NH, and Marion I. Peterson of Plymouth. Sister of the late Gertrude Eifert, Marion Marino, John Powers, Frederick Powers and Al Powers. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 late grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service Monday March 20 at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree at 1 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours omitted.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, 302 Range Rd., Cumberland, ME 04021.

Late WW II Veteran.

James F. Little

James F. Little, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died at Boston Medical Center, Wednesday March 15, 2017.

Born in Boston, Jim was a graduate of BC High, and attended Wentworth Institute and Cambridge School of Radio/TV Broadcasting. As a youth he was active with the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Jim served in the US Army and Army National Guard.

He was a retired Technical Engineering Librarian for the MBTA. Jim was active in many Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester events and taught CCD and volunteered for many political campaigns. He was a member of the D.A.V 39 in Randolph and K of C Council 180, Dorchester Lower Mills. Jim recently was a participant in the Hancock Park Day Health Program.

Beloved husband of the late Marcia A. (McGrail) Little. Father of James Little and his wife Janet of Norwood, Marcy Conley and her husband Kirk of Rockland, Christa Gambon and her husband Bill of Quincy, Susan Little of Mansfield, Debbie Werns and her husband Andy of Foxborough and Erin McQuaid and her husband Michael of West Roxbury. Grandfather of Katherine Little, Christina Gambon, Christopher Little, Thomas Little, Lauren Gambon, Liam Gambon, Trevor McQuaid, Brianna Conley, Ronan Werns and Brendan Werns.

Son of the late Martin and Margaret (Mulry) Little. Brother of Mary Theresa King of Amesbury and the late Monsignor Richard Little. James is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, Monday March 20 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 2-6 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Marjorie Lonergan

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Lonergan, Marjorie (Young) of Quincy formerly of Norwell died on March 15, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Charles H. Lonergan. Loving mother of David C. and the late Stephen E. Lonergan. Daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn Young. Sister of the late Evelyn Donovan and Kenneth Young. Aunt of Debbie Donovan Bayne and her husband David, Bob Donovan and his wife Mim, Edward and Jamie Young. Honorary aunt of Phred Henson and great aunt of Michael Henson.

Marjorie was born and raised in Weymouth. She was a graduate of Weymouth High School and attended Katharine Gibbs School in Boston. Before having children she worked for the Veterans Administration and later became a Secretary at Howard Johnson Corporation where she worked for many years before retiring. She lived in Norwell for 60 years and attended St. John the Evangelist in Hingham. She enjoyed traveling to Bermuda, Florida, Hawaii, and British Columbia. Marjorie was an accomplished paint-by-number artist and an excellent cook and gardener. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Sunday 2-4PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton. Interment will be at a later date in Washington Street Cemetery, Norwell. See www.dolanfuneral.com for online condolences and directions.

Jeffrey Martyn Weston

Weston, Jeffrey websiteJeffrey Martyn Weston, of Newport, RI, formerly of Portsmouth, RI, and Hull, MA at Newport Hospital, Monday March 13, 2017.

Born in Liverpool, England, Jeff was raised in Plainfield, NJ and graduated from Boston University. He has worked in the food service industry for his entire career, predominantly as a manufacturers sales and design representative.

Beloved husband of Judith A. (Murphy) Weston. Father of Shaun Weston of Sharon and step-father of John J. Foley III of Mashpee and the late Michael R. Foley. Grandfather of Max Martyn Weston, Davis Lee Weston, Grant Thomas Weston, Dylan Michael Foley, Madison Ruth Foley, John J. Foley IV and Porter Adam Foley. Former husband of Judith H. (Karo) Weston.

The family invites friends to join with them Saturday March 18 at 11:00 AM at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Milton, Massachusetts, and a Celebration of Jeff’s Life will begin at 12 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeff’s memory may be made to Lifespan Cancer Institute @ Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship Street, Newport, RI 02840.

Joseph H. Killion

Joseph H. Killion, of Milton, died Thursday March 9, 2017.

Joe was a graduate of BC High, College of the Holy Cross, Northeastern University (Masters Degree Science) and Suffolk University Law School and was an attorney in private practice at his firm Killion and Killion, Brookline. He was a member of the Bar Association of Norfolk County and the Patent Bar. Joe was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and former season ticket holder.

Beloved husband of Paula “Polly” (O’Brien) Killion. Father of Joseph Killion and his wife Cheryl and James Killion, Esq. and his wife Mariko. Grandfather of Rebecca Rose Killion and James Patrick Killion. Brother of David Killion and his wife Linda, Patricia (Killion) Rogers, Richard Killion and his wife, Eibhlin and the late Robert Killion and Ruth (Killion) Sergi. Brother-in-law of Jack O’Brien, Patrick O’Brien, Mary Caprio and the late Judith Bottiggi; he also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday from  4-8 p.m. Interment Milton Cemetery.

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