Dolan Funeral Home

Sarah Elizabeth Silcott

Sarah Elizabeth (Blake) Silcott, originally from Montserrat, died at home in Dorchester, Tuesday January 9, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late James Silcott.

Funeral Service at Greenwood Memorial Methodist Church, 378 Washington Street, Dorchester, Saturday January 20 at 10:00 AM. Visitation begins at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Robert L. Macomber Sr.

Robert L. Macomber Sr., of Milton, originally from Dorchester, January 14, 2018.

Beloved husband of 50 years of the late Virginia (Lynch) Macomber, orginally from Charlestown.

Devoted Father of Diane E. Mahan and her husband, Jack of Milton, Robert Macomber of Florida, Suzanne Dunphy of Florida, Daniel Macomber and his wife Meg of Norfolk, and Mark Macomber and his wife Marina of Milton. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Mr. Macomber graduated from Suffolk University Law School and was a trial attorney for over 50 years. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War, serving as 1st Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Office in the United States Air Force. Bob was a dedicated family man whose love for his family and friends never wavered. He was also a golf enthusiast and was a member of Wollaston Golf Club in Milton and Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham, Massachusetts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday, January 18 at 12PM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, from 9:30-11:30AM on Thursday morning. Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 597 Randolph Ave., Milton, MA 02186.

Joan D. Garrity

Joan D. (Reardon) Garrity,  of Dorchester, January 13, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late John Garrity. Sister of Marilyn Slattery and her husband William of Norwell and the late Barbara R. Flynn and John Reardon, Jr.  Also survived by a niece and nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Thursday, January 18 at 10:00 AM . Visitation in Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday, 9:00 –  9:30  AM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

If desired contributions in Joan ‘s name may be sent to Make a Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114.

Randy Smith

Randy Smith of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 20th, at 10AM.The Funeral Service will begin at 11AM at the funeral home. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Betty Parker Sisson


Betty (Redfern) Parker Sisson, of Dorchester, January 10, beloved wife of Lucius Sisson. Loving mother of Michael, Marzette and Marcellus Parker, all of Boston, and the late Marlowe Parker. Sister of William Lucas and the late Dorothy Morris. Grandmother of Dorian Geoffrey and George Parker.

A  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Gregory’s Church, DORCHESTER, Saturday, January 20 at 10 o’clock. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Betty’s name may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.

Bernard Sneed

Bernard Sneed of Boston, died January 7, 2018 after a long illness. Beloved husband of Dorothy  Sneed (Jenkins) of Boston.  Loving father of Arthenis Sneed (Jackson) and  her husband Curtis of Dorchester and Andre Sneed of  Boston.  Brother of Phillip, Isaac, Elijah and Janice Sneed and the late Linda Sneed, Judy Parker, George and Fred Jr. Sneed.  Cherished grandfather of Akil Sneed, Jamari  Jackson, Nyree Sneed and Cianna Jackson.  Nephew of  Arlene Harris of Colorado.

Bernard worked for many years at University of Massachusetts Boston as the Director of Community Relations before retiring.  He was well known for his longtime community activist and helping kids in the community.  Bernard’s family was truly the most important aspect of his life.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved him.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday January 18, 2018  in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington, Dorchester Lower Mills from 4-8PM.  Funeral Service will be held on Friday January 19, 2018 in the Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton at 11AM.     Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.


Doris W. Lawrence

Doris W. Lawrence of Dorchester, Jan 8, beloved wife of the late Alvin Lawrence. Mother of Edwin Lawrence of Chelsea, and Devon Lawrence of Hyde Park. Step mother of Pamela Lawrence and Bosworth Lawrence. Sister of Violet “Shirley”  Miller, Judith Ricketts, Joan Evans and Roland Miller. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral Service in Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River St, Mattapan, Saturday, January 20 at 10 o’clock . Visitation Saturday 9 – 10  am at the church. Interment Fairview Cemetery.

Maria “Nini” Lomba DaRocha

Maria “Nini” Lomba DaRocha, of Dorchester died on January 10, 2018. Beloved wife of Jose DaRocha. Loving mother of Orlando Pereira, Antero Lomba, Daniel Lomba, Matilda Elysee Powell, Tony DaRocha, and Joao DaRocha. Sister of Silvana Lomba Sakurai, Silvania Andrade, and Pedro Lomba. Aunt of Maria D. Lomba. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Friday, January 12 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held at Second Church in Dorchester, 44 Moultrie St., Dorchester on Saturday at 9AM. Interment at New Calvary Cemetery.

Lillia Belle (Larson) Cook

Lillia Belle (Larson) Cook of Quincy, January 8, 2018.

Loving wife of the late Gerald E. Cook.  Beloved mother of Florence M. Ragusa of Quincy, Donald R. Cook of Halifax, Enid L. Holmes of Quincy and Pamela J. and her husband K. David Callaway of Loxley, AL.  Lillia is survived by ten grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and is the sister of the late Warren and Walter Larson.

Visiting hour at  the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, January 11 from 11-12 PM.  Graveside service will be celebrated in Milton Cemetery, 211 Centre Street, Milton at 12:30 PM.  Family and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to “Heart Center” at Boston Children’s Hospital, in memory of Lillia. Contributions can be made at Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children’s Hospital, to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include honoree’s name in the memo line.

Ann M. (Connolly) Meehan

Meehan, Ann M. (Connolly) of Rochester and Quincy, January 7, 2018.  Loving wife of the late Richard H. Meehan.  Beloved mother of Valerie Farretta and her husband Michael of Rochester, MA, Richard S. Meehan and his wife Nancy (Donovan) of Wakefield, RI and Jeff L. Meehan of Hull, MA.  Ann is survived by her beautiful granddaughters Katrina and her husband Kevin, Shannon and her husband Trent and Natasha Meehan of RI, her sisters Louise Croke of Quincy, Peggy Libby of Nashville, TN and the late Kitty Harrigan, as well as, many nieces, nephews she dearly loved.

Ann enjoyed bowling and golfing.  She was a lifelong member of the Wollaston Golf Club were she perfected her short game.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary Church, West Quincy, Friday, January 12 at 10:30 am.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hour at  the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 9-10 am. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ann’s memory to: Fenno House, 540 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02170.  Please include “Bingo” on your donation.