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Ryan N. MacKinnon

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 Ryan N. MacKinnon, of Milton, age 27, lost his battle with depression and addiction Tuesday May 19, 2015. Beloved son of Nancy C. (Burke) and the late Kevin N. MacKinnon. Loving brother of Meaghan A. MacKinnon and her fiancé Kevin Kelleher. Ryan leaves behind his beloved Nana and best friend Clare Burke. Dear godson of Eileen M. Bennett. Ryan is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visiting hours and Funeral Mass were private. In lieu of flowers, please support the New England Organ Bank, as Ryan did.

Mary Mahoney

Mary (Coleman) Mahoney of Weymouth, formerly of Milton, May 18,  beloved wife of the late Robert Mahoney.
Devoted mother of Debbie Lasis and Robbie Mahoney both of Weymouth and Christopher Mahoney of Canton.  Sister of
James Coleman of Scituate and Theodore Coleman of Milton.  Grandmother of Jessica Richardson of NJ, Jonathan Lasis  of Weymouth, Matthew Mahoney & Brendon Mahoney both of Canton,  Michael Harkin of Weymouth and Jason Harkin of Rockland. Great grandmother of Alexander Richardson of NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church,
MILTON, Fri., May, 22 at 10:30 AM. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thurs., 4-8 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, W. Roxbury.

Irene Medeiros Lowney

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Irene Lowney (Medeiros) of Milton, age 74, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 11, 2015. Irene was the cornerstone of her family; her husband, eight children, and 27 grandchildren meant the world to her. She is sorely missed by all.  Irene was crowned Miss Newport RI in 1956 and graduated from Durfee High School 1958. She primarily worked alongside her loving husband Dr. Charles W. Lowney as the office administrator for Lowney Medical Associates, but she was truly a Renaissance Woman. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Meetinghouse Hill Bank, Dorchester, and was heavily involved in the Muscular Dystrophy Association, working with Jerry Lewis and organizing a designer showcase in 1983. She was a licensed Real Estate Broker and licensed Building Supervisor and directed numerous projects. She also owned motels and a restaurant. She loved to travel, plan elaborate parties, and host celebrations at home.

She was the devoted wife of 55 years to Charles. Beloved daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Rego) Medeiros. Loving mother of Michelle Lowney MacDonald Shimota and her husband Tom of MN, Charles W. Lowney II and his wife Fiona L.M. Watson of VA, Maria Lowney Elkaz and her husband Dzenan of FL, Dawn Irene Karol and her husband Steven of Milton, Jeremiah J. Lowney and his wife Johnna of Milton, Timothy J. Lowney and his wife Emily of Medfield, Irene Lowney Esdale and her husband Anthony of Walpole, and Michael P. Lowney and his wife Ammy of Westwood. Cherished grandmother of Luke, Stephanie, Abby and Gabrielle; Charles Alexander; Jacqueline, Jake, Grace, Benjamin and Ava; Alexandra Irene, McKenzie, Devon and Jordan; Anthony, Sean, Charlie, Alanna, Michael and Mia; Violet, Timothy Jr. and Leo; Mattheu, Manny and Michael. Also survived by one beloved great-grandson, Christian. Irene is the sister of Joseph Medeiros and his wife Delores of Fall River, James and his wife Nancy of Fall River, Lewis Medeiros and his wife Jacqueline of FL, George Medeiros and his wife Pamela of Wilmington, Cecelia Machado (and her late husband Arthur) of RI, Mary Lamothe and her husband Maurice of FL, Hilda Levesque and her husband Donald of Assonet, Beverly Weston and her husband John of TN and the late Delfina Starkey, Diamentina Hiland, Deolinda Wulterkens, Maria Medeiros and Pauline Perry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Pius X Church, 101 Wolcott Road, Milton, Monday May 18 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Sunday 4 -8 PM. Committal services in Milton Cemetery following Mass.

Donations in memory of Irene  may be made to the Haitian Health (97 Sherman St. Norwich CT 06360) or Family (1069 S. Robert Street, W. St. Paul, MN 55118).

Margaret “Peggy” (Carty) Schodowski

Margaret (Peggy) Schodowski , nee Carty, was born April 12, 1966 to Margaret and John Carty in Quincy, Massachusetts. She passed away on May 12, 2015, in peace with her mother by her side.  Peggy was a warrior during her 3 year battle with the aggressive colon cancer that eventually took her life.  Her friends and family will remember her courageous spirit and fight to survive.  Even on the worst of days, Peggy remained true to her spunky and determined character, never letting a day go by without a laugh.  Being near her children, Eddie and Hannah, kept Peggy going during this trying time and she chose to stay close to them even creating bucket list adventures they could all participate in towards the end of her life.

Before Peggy embarked on the fight against cancer, she had a prolific career and public persona. Peggy graduated from SUNY Utica College of Technology with a BS in Computer Science.  After years of working at Air Wisconsin/United Express, A C Nielsen, Kmart, Computer Consulting, and Shelving store She returned to school at Oakland University to pursue Paralegal studies. Most recently, she was a legal assistant for Bruce J. Thornburn, Esq. of Troy and also founded her own forensic investigation and research business.

Peggy also took pride in giving back to her community.  She was known for granting yearly Christmas wishes for a daycare center in Detroit and helping people find lost valuables and missing money even after all options were seemingly exhausted.  Peggy was instrumental in saving the home of a local Troy family as well as the historical Stiles school in Rochester Hills.  Peggy was also a proud member of the Rochester Hills Historic Study Committee.

Although Peggy always lived life to the fullest, she gained a renewed appreciation on value of “living” every day to the fullest through her cancer diagnosis.  Peggy could not have gotten through the past few years without the love and support of her countless friends at St. Paul’s Cancer Group in Rochester.

Peggy is survived by her two children Eddie and Hannah Schodowski of Rochester hills, MI, her parents, John and Margaret Carty of Park City, UT, her brother James Carty and his son James of Norwood, MA, her sister Jeanne (William) Davison and their children Austin and Brenna Davison of Park City UT, and her special friend Pat Lubiaz of Waterford, MI.

A viewing was held on May 14, 2015, at the Potere Modetz Funeral Home 339 Walnut Blvd.. in Rochester, MI.  A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was be held at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church in Rochester Hills.

Peggy will be buried in her hometown of Milton, Massachusetts in the Milton Cemetery on Monday, May 18, 2015.  The family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton.

It was Peggy’s request that any assistance be directed to those affected by cancer and their families.  Therefore, in lieu of flowers please find a family/person with cancer and offer assistance of any kind or donate to or

Samantha Grace Baker

Purple LilacsSamantha Grace Baker was born sleeping on May 8th, 2015. My husband, Chris, and I feel so blessed and proud to be her mommy and daddy and we’d like to share a few things about her.

It’s so difficult to put into words who Samantha Grace was to us. First and foremost, she was the love of our lives. And our hearts will forever belong to her. But she was more than that. She was her own person and she had her own personality. She loved Chipotle and her daddy’s chicken and rice dinner. We know this because I craved it when she was inside of me. She loved the beach. We know this because she was so active in my belly when we took her to Grand Cayman this past winter. She was a typical girl who liked to give her mommy a hard time. We know this because, boy, she made me work for her during this pregnancy. She loved to play hide-and-go-seek. We know this because she would kick me a few times and then disappear, leaving her daddy and I to try to find her. She had her daddy wrapped around her finger before she was even here. We know this because he catered to me hand and foot to make sure I was getting enough rest for Sam. She loved the warm weather. We know this because she came to us on one of the most beautiful days of the year. Her favorite flowers are lilacs. We know this because when we came home from the hospital, the lilac trees in our backyard were suddenly in full bloom. She was beautiful. We know this because the first words that her daddy cried when she came out of me were, “Oh, she is so beautiful!” She is in good hands up in Heaven. We know this because her daddy’s father has undoubtedly been taking her to the Wendy’s in Heaven and my father has been teaching her gymnastics and soccer. Samantha Grace was utterly and completely perfect. We know this because it simply couldn’t be any other way.

It’s not enough to say that Chris and I love our precious Samantha Grace.  There simply are no words. Only very real feelings that are being poured out of us. I told Chris that I felt like we were two desperate mama and papa whales sending out distress signals to find our baby. And the reason why this hurts so much is that our love can’t find its target so it just lingers out there in the world. There’s no reflection back. But Chris said that wasn’t true. That our love for her and her love for us are all intertwined and reflecting off of each other. So when Chris and I feel this insanely strong love for each other, it’s really Samantha’s love for us that we’re radiating onto each other.

So I suppose that means we know two more things about Sam. She loves her daddy so very much. And we know this because I love him so very much. And Samantha loves me deeply. Because I can feel how her daddy loves me deeply.

Samantha Grace, you touched so many lives in this world in such a short time. Your daddy and I love you so so much and miss you more than words could ever say. Rest in peace, our little angel.

Gail P. Blanchard

Blanchard, Gail photo for prayer cardsGail P. Blanchard of Weymouth, May 7, wife of the late  John Blanchard. Mother of Gail Blanchard , Ruth Blanchard and Diane Blanchard. Also survived by 1 grandson.  Visiting Hours and Service Weds, May 13, in the Dolan Funeral Home,  1140 Washington St, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, 2- 4 pm. Interment Private.

Germano I. Silveira

Silveira, Germano for website onlyGermano I. Silveira, of Braintree, May 9, beloved husband of Maria (Centeio) Silveira. Devoted father of Maria G. Silveira of Brockton, Joao Teixeira of Portugal, Anna Costa of Sharon, Eugenia Montrond of Braintree, Maria Conceicao  Spiewakowski & Maria Lucia Cabral both of Mansfield, Manuel Alfred Silveira of Braintree, Franklin Silveira of N. Attleboro , Frank Silveira of Randolph and the late Joao Silveira. Brother of Maria Silveira of Randolph, Louisa Brandao of Roxbury, Quintino Silveira , Clara DePina and Maria Antonia Tolentino all of Dorchester.  Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Roxbury, Weds. May 13, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 640 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tues.  4-8 pm. Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Boston. If desired contributions in Germano’s name may besent to the Fogo Fund, c\o  Linda Caplan, 61 Broad Reach, Suite T62B,North Weymouth, MA 02191 or

Catherine A. (Manning) Walsh


Catherine  A. (Manning) Walsh , life long resident of Dorchester Lower Mills, on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Beloved wife of the late Senator Joseph B. Walsh.  Devoted and loving mother of John “Brian” Walsh and his wife Maureen of So. Weymouth, Joseph M. Walsh of Dorchester, Robert Walsh and his wife Rose of Norfolk, James C. Walsh and his wife Nancy of Braintree, Christopher Walsh of Dorchester  and Stephen M. Walsh and his wife Holly  of Pembroke.  Sister of Richard Manning of Duxbury and the late John, Thomas, Dano, Joseph, and Mary Manning.  Also survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester Ave., Dorchester on Monday, May 11 at 12:00 Noon.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS  on Sunday, 4-7 PM.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to St. Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124.  Longtime member of Lower Mills VFW Post 8699 Ladies Auxiliary.

Helen K. Sim

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Helen Kathleen (Keefe) Sim, 94, recently of East Wareham, formerly of Milton died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on May 5, 2015 after a long period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Thomas W. Sim who died in 1948. Born in Boston, Mrs. Sim was the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice (Appleton) Keefe and had lived in East Milton most of her life. Educated in the Milton school system, she attended Regis College for one year in 1938-1939. In the late fifties she graduated from the three year Cardinal Cushing sponsored Theology for the Laity program offered at Emmanuel College, Boston. Earlier, Mrs. Sim worked as an Assistant Buyer for Jordan Marsh. In 1948, she began working for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company later called Verizon as a telephone operator for over 30 years. She worked in the offices located in Milton, Quincy and Fields Corner. For many years Mrs. Sim was active in the Milton Women’s Club Formerly on Reedsdale Road she was also a volunteer bookkeeper for the Milton Public Library in the 80’s and early 90’s. Helen was a longtime faithful parishioner at Saint Agatha Church she also taught CCD in the 50’s. Helen is survived by her son Alexander T. Sim and his wife Gail (Pickering) of East Wareham and by her grandchildren: Adam Sim and his wife Jennifer of Groton, CT, Brian Sim and his wife Julie of Norwell and Ian Sim and his wife Claire of Weymouth. She is also survived by five great grandchildren: Timothey Sim, Marlo Sim, Evelyn Sim, William Sim and Thomas Sim. Mrs. Sim is also survived by one sister Alice Patricia Keeney of Framingham and three nephews Thomas Richard, Robert and Russell Keefe of Brunswick, GA and her niece Rachel Pickett of Pensacola, FL. She was the sister of the late Frances Appleton Keefe and Thomas Keefe, Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 AM in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton. Relatives and friends kindly invited. The family invites you to meet them at Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE at 9:15 on Friday for the procession to church.

Kevin J. Sheridan

Kevin J. Sheridan, a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, died at Boston Medical Center, Monday May 4, 2015.

Born and raised in Boston, he was a longtime resident of Dorchester.

Beloved son of the late John and Kathleen (Geary) Sheridan. Brother of Jack Sheridan of Hyde Park, Kathleen Corcoran  and Pamela Faczcza, both of Marshfield, Michael Sheridan of Raynham, Larry Sheridan of Norwell and Kim Dunleavy of Manchester, NH. Kevin is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Pius X Church, 101 Wolcott Street, Milton, Friday May 8 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 4-8 PM. Private interment Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Dr. Suite 202, Cambridge MA 02140.