Dolan Funeral Home

Rita M. Gear

Rita M. Gear, died at home in Milton Friday September 22, 2017.

Beloved daughter of the late Luke A. and Mary A. (MacDonald) Gear.  Sister of the late Agnes F. McKeen, Catherine J. Vartanian, Theresa S. Carroll, William D. Gear, Raymond Gear and Mildred C. Gear.  Sister-in-law of Joseph McKeen of Milton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Monday September 25 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 2-4 PM.  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Phyllis M. Goodens

Phyllis M. Goodens (Murphy) of Milton died on September 20, 2017.  Beloved wife of   the   late Daniel J. Coughlin Jr. and the late John J. Goodens.  Loving   mother   of  Daniel  J. Coughlin of South Carolina  and James J. Coughlin and his wife Catherine  of  Indiana.  Cherished   grandmother of Kelly, Tracy and Kerry Coughlin all of Indiana.  Sister  of  Lorraine Connolly of Stoneham  and the late Arthur  T. Murphy, Paul Murphy and Jean Dudley,

Phyllis was born and raised in Boston.  She was a graduate of Girls Latin High School.   In her younger years Phyllis enjoyed golf and was a member of the Wollaston Golf Club.  She loved her family who were the cornerstone of her life.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Monday 10:00-11:00am in the Dolan Funeral Home,  460 Granite Avenue, Milton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30AM in Saint Elizabeth  Church, Milton.  Interment  in Milton Cemetery.

Gerard Alain Vilaire

Gerard Alain Vilaire, Sept. 17, of Newton, beloved son of Lilly Marcelin and Gerard Vilaire and his wife Marie Vilaire. Devoted brother of Martina Green of Washington, D.C., Kevin Vilaire of Brockton and Lauren Vilaire of NY. Funeral Service at First Parish of Brookline, 382 Walnut St., Brookline, Tues., Sept. 26,  at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Mon., Sept. 25, 4 – 8 pm. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

Jeanne F. (Savage) Barton

Jeanne F. (Savage) Barton, died at home in Chelmsford Tuesday September 19, 2017.

Born in Boston and raised in Milton, Jeanne was a graduate of Milton High School Class of 1971 and Quincy College Class of 1973. She was a longtime administrator at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston and had previously been an MBTA administrator.

Jeanne enjoyed travelling, country and western music and following the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins.

Beloved wife of Michael R. Manor. Sister of Maureen M. Savage of South Weymouth and the late Peter Savage of NH, late Linda Green of ME and late Charles Hamilton Savage of Milton. Aunt of Jessica Jeanne Burke and her husband Derek and their children Jack and Sarah and Jeff Green of Dorchester and Jeff Green and his wife Rebecca of Bangor, ME. Niece of Attorney Peter O’Neil of Quincy and the late Charles J. Hamilton and Francis Hamilton. Daughter of the late Peter and Virginia M. (Hamilton) Savage.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday September 22 from 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to The Charles Hamilton Savage Scholarship Fund, Town of Milton, P.O. Box 350, Milton, MA 02186, attn: Treasurer’s Office.

Eileen M. O’Meara

Miss Eileen Mary O’Meara, of Milton was born at home in Dorchester on September 26, 1929 to Patrick F.(PF) & Grace R. (Perry) O’Meara.  She lived her early years in Dorchester, before settling into Milton.  She was born the 5th of 6 children and her life, from the moment she was born, was filled with love, laughter, music, and friends.

Her professional life spanned several careers. Secretary, Broker, and Office Manager: Her favorite job was running Dr. Robert O’Brien’s (her brother-in-law), medical office in Milton.

Eileen was a devout Catholic, a loyal American, and loving and generous person. She was an avid reader, an intrepid adventurer, and a fabulous Sister, Aunt, and Friend.  She loved to spend her days reading by the sea in Manomet, West Dennis, and Cape Elizabeth, ME.  Her happiest moments however were when she was at a family event surrounded by multiple generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins all talking at the same time. She said it was a family trait that we could talk and listen to multiple conversations simultaneously!

She has left us all with wonderful memories. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Loving sister to the late Patricia F. McLaughlin, Francis X. “Red” O’Meara, Margaret O’Brien, Robert O’Meara, and Ann R. O’Meara. Sister–in-Law of Helen O’Meara of Hingham. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Tuesday September 26 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 5-8 PM. Interment at Milton Cemetery.


Marie Charlotte Jean Conte

A loving mother and grandmother, Marie Charlotte Jean Conte was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Maurice Jean Conte and Moramise Saint-Jean on April 13, 1932.  She was an active member of the Church of God in Dorchester, MA and served as a missionary to Haiti for many years. But her every day role was caretaker and homemaker for her beloved immediate and extended family, bringing joy to them in every way she could. Marie Charlotte died on September 12, 2017 in Boston after a battle with cancer.

Tante Charlotte as she was known to many was a wonderful, caring and giving person. She was very honest and lived her life in peace and love. She always tried to guide us towards being closer to the Lord and instilled this in her son Harry, her grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as all of her great nieces and nephews.  Every Sunday, Tante Charlotte went to church with her sister Georgette known as Mommygette to us, wearing one of her beautiful hats and sharp suits. She took pride in how she presented herself and pride in how others perceived her. She was a woman of great morals and standards and she made that clear every time she spoke.  She was a woman well respected by her family, friends and community who would sacrifice her time to help those in need. With that in mind, she never sacrificed her time with the Lord. She was not just a mother to her son Harry, but a mother to all of us.  One fond memory is that every Saturday, she made sure to spend time with her son by cooking for him. It seemed like she saved all of the good cooking for Saturdays but she always made sure she left some for the rest of the family in the home. She was a wonderful cook.

She will be sorely missed as the mother and prayer warrior she represented in our family. We love you mommy, grandma, Tante Charlotte. We know you are reunited with your siblings and are dancing in heaven.

Her sisters Georgette Valentin and Louisena Denis and her brother Joseph Jean Conte precede Charlotte in death. Charlotte is survived by her son Harry and his wife Ludie Jean Conte of North Attleboro; her grandchildren Kristina and her husband Aaron Liburd and Harry Emmanuel Jean Conte Jr of New York. Her sister Marianne Desrosiers and her Husband Charlie Desrosiers of Atlanta, GA; her nieces and nephews Carlo and his wife Maymone Valentin, Chantal Valentin and her husband Stephen Howard, Eddy and his wife Marguerite Valentin, Garry and his wife Matani Valentin, Joel and his wife Linda Valentin, Nadege Valentin, Jean and his wife Mamoucheka Denis, Myrlene Desrosiers, Carole Michel, Jean Robert Leblanc and the late Yvon Desrosiers; her great-nieces and nephews Regine and her husband Noldy Innocent, Sabine, Martine, Marc-Eddy, Mathieu, Nicole, Dawson, Fabrice, Joey, Jamie, Samantha, Sebastien, Jason, Cassandra, Sasha, Nathalie, Erica, Rodney, Philip, Garry Junior, Schneider, Camille and Kamren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Dolan Funeral Home located at 1140 Washington St, Dorchester Lower Mills, MA 02124 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  The funeral Services will be held in the Haitian Church of God Pentecostal, 839 Washington Street, Dorchester on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be sent to Dolan Funeral Home. An interment will be held following the service at the Milton Cemetery, 211 Centre St., Milton, MA 02186.  Following the interment, family and friends will be greeted at the Generations Banquet Hall and Catering, 81 Memorial Drive, Avon, MA 02332.

Sylvester Downing

Sylvester Downing, age 68, passed peacefully from this life the morning of Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Larkin Chase Center in Bowie, MD. Sylvester moved to Maryland to be with his daughter in June of 2017. Sylvester was surrounded and supported by his loving family. Sylvester was born in Seaford, DE on June 14, 1949 to the late Sylvia Nichols and the late Robert Nichols.

Sylvester is survived by 5 siblings (and spouses): Joan Nichols Bland (late Charles), Jeffrey Nichols (Janie), Robbin Downing, Sandra Nichols and Mark Nichols and brother, Robert Nichols and sister, Sharlin Lee Nichols, who proceeded him in passing. Sylvester preceded in passing by his brother, Robert Nichols and sister, Sharlin Lee Nichols. Sylvester is survived by two children (and spouses): Felicia Anderson (Michael) in Bowie, MD and James Downing (Vonnie) in Jacksonville, NC, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.  Sylvester was also once married to Kathryn Jules.

Sylvester was educated in Boston public schools and later became a baker, bookkeeper, custodian and cook. Sylvester was known to say “god bless” to everyone. Sylvester was a resident of Bay Cove in Boston, MA. Sylvester loved sharing the gospel with those in the community.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11am-1pm and viewing from 10am-11am. Location: Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. An Interment will be held following the service at the Fairview Cemetery, 45 Fairview Ave., Boston, MA 02136. Following the Interment, family and friends will be greeted at the Carver Den, 80 Talbot Ave., Boston, MA 02124.

Saviengts Victorin

Saviengts Victorin, of Dorchester died September 14, 2017.

Saviengts was born in Haiti.  He worked at Boston Logan International Airport in Cargo transportation for many years.

Visiting hours on Saturday September 23, 2017 4-7PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester.  A funeral home service will follow at 7PM in the Dolan Funeral Home.

Burial will be at a later date in Haiti.

Mary T. (Killilea) Puleo

Mary T. (Killilea) Puleo, of Dorchester, September 13, 2017.

Beloved wife of 68 years of John J. Puleo (Ret. Det. Sgt., BPD). Loving mother of Sr. Marie J. Puleo MFIC of Rome, Italy, John J. Puleo Jr and his wife Lorraine of Braintree and Kathy Coughlin and her husband Michael of Dorchester. Grandmother of Nicholas Puleo, Matthew Puleo, James Coughlin, Joseph Coughlin and Mary Coughlin and great-grandmother of Sam and Maeve Puleo. Sister of the late Evelyn Tiberi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Brendan Church, 589 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, Friday September 15 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 3-8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Missionary Franciscan Sister of the Immaculate Conception, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Frederick F. Foley

Frederick F. Foley, of Dorchester, died peacefully, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer, Tuesday September 12, 2017.

Beloved husband of Helen (Emde) Foley. Devoted father of Frederick J. Foley of Dorchester, Karen H. Foley and her spouse Jeanmarie, of PA, Donna M. Buker and her husband David of N. Attleboro, Brian Foley of Boston, Gregg Foley and his fiancé Dee of Dorchester and Gerald Foley and his wife Janet of FL. Dear brother of Lucille Foley and Mary Cook both of Quincy, Selena Kinman of Rockland, and Joseph Foley of Gardiner, and the late Teresa Foley, Barbara Foley and Robert Foley. Brother in Law of Robert Emde of Canton & Edward Emde of Wilmington and the late Sonny, Gigi and Jerry Emde. Loving grandfather of 10 and 1 great granddaughter.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Saturday September 16 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Friday 4 – 8 pm.  Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a  donation in Fred’s name be made to the charity of your choice.

For all of those who took care of my husband and children’s father, we are forever grateful.