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Geneva Hughes


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Geneva Hughes was born on February 18,1948 in Shaw, Mississippi to parents, Willie Ross, Sr. and Alice Ross (Gant). She grew up as the youngest of five and at an early age accepted Christ at Mount Table Baptist Church. Geneva was educated through the Shaw School District. She excelled at academics and graduated in 1966 from McEvans High School as Valedictorian. Geneva went on to attend  Alcorn University and graduated in 1969 with a B.A. in English. After graduating from Alcorn University, Geneva began her career at Benoit High School in Benoit, Mississippi, as an English teacher.

On December 26, 1970, she married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Isaac Hughes. She relocated to Boston, Massachusetts to be with Isaac. With God at the center of their marriage, they joined Morning Star Baptist Church in the 70’s under the leadership of Bishop John M. Borders, III. Geneva began working at various banks and devoted 17 years working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, while raising two children. After retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank, she transitioned her career to her passion of educating the local youth of Boston.

To her friends and family, Geneva will always be remembered as a gentle woman with a loving spirit. She was dedicated to her family and worked relentlessly to ensure that her children took advantage of educational and recreational opportunities. She was an avid sports fan with deep loyalties to the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots. She loved taking long walks on Wollaston Beach with her husband. Road trips and sightseeing were favorite pastimes.

Geneva departed this earth on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Ross; her father, Willie Ross, Sr.; and her siblings, Willie Ross, Jr., John Ross, and Jeanette Thomas (Ross). Geneva is survived by her husband, Isaac Hughes; her daughter, Tanya (John) Moorer; her son, Marcus (Jennifer) Hughes; her brother, Charlie Ross; and three grandchildren, John Moorer, III, Mia Moorer, and Isabel Hughes; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

Relatives  and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday  April 29, 2016 in the Morning Star Baptist Church at 11:00am.

Jean Morelli

Jean graduated from St. Gregory’s High School, Dorchester, MA and Boston State College with a Major in English. She went on to receive Master’s Degrees in English and Guidance/Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

She began her 35 year teaching career at the Grover Cleveland Middle School, Dorchester, MA and then moved to Hyde Park High School in the first years of desegregation. Although they were turbulent times, Jean always worked hard to provide her students with the very best learning experiences. She thoroughly enjoyed her students and was often a favorite teacher and mentor to many of them. From there, she transferred to Boston Latin School where she became head of the English Department for a few years and then a member of the English Faculty, continuing to teach and mentor students throughout her career. She had numerous student teachers from a variety of colleges, most notably Boston College and Simmons College, many of whom went on to become successful teachers themselves. Jean’s name appears in the Who’s Who of American Teachers, having been nominated by many of her former students for several years.

Throughout her full-time teaching career, Jean also privately tutored many students in SAT preparation as well tutoring in reading and writing skills to younger students. Jean continued this throughout her retirement, always working to develop self-confidence as well as English skills in her students. She was expert at not only raising scores but raising spirits and building positive rapport them. For Jean, teaching was a very personal and noble profession – one of which to be most proud. And one into which she poured her warmth, heart and humor as well as her expertise.

Jean was a caring and protective big sister to her two younger siblings, her sister Ann (Statsky) and her brother, John Morelli, taking on responsibilities well beyond her years when her beloved father passed away during her junior year of high school. She was a constant support to her mother, Edna (Curley) Morelli in maintaining as normal a family life as possible. Well into adulthood, Jean never failed to worry about them and look after them – and her brother-in-law, Richard Statsky, continuing to be supportive and loving in innumerable ways.

Jean was a loving and doting aunt to her niece, Jennifer Statsky, whom she nurtured and loved as her own. She was unendingly proud of Jen’s many successes from the first moments of her arrival to her skills as a writer for Jimmy Fallon and Amy Poehler, among many others.

Jean had a supreme ability for making and keeping friends through her lifetime. She was known by her countless friends to be unfailingly loyal and supportive. A person of great integrity and kindness, she exemplified the qualities of being fully present and listening with care and concern – skills she felt were dying arts.

Jean left this world much too soon but she left it a much better place. She was rich in friends, love and an unendingly humorous view of the world. She offered help and kindness to strangers as well as friends. Whoever was in need and came into contact with Jean always left blessed by having met her.

The void her passing leaves will never be filled. She was a richly witty, warm and generous spirit who will be missed by many. Inspired by “Hamlet” and taking liberties with Shakespeare, her beloved family and friends might well say:

“We shall not look upon her like again.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, MILTON, Thurs., April 28, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, April 27, Weds. 4-8pm.  Interment Private. 35 yr. teacher,  Boston Latin School.  If desired, contributions in Jean’s  memory may be sent to St. Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110.

Joyce Miller

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Joyce Miller of Dorchester died April 10, 2016.  Beloved  daughter of the late Harold and Hermine Miller.  Sister  of  Shirley Miller of England.  Aunt of Marcia Morris of Dorchester.  Joyce is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Joyce was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica before coming to the United States and settling in Dorchester.  She had a passion for the game of Cricket, she was also the score keeper for the Caribbean Culture Club of Boston.   Joyce will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

Realatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Saturday April 23, 2016 9:00AM- 10:00AM in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River Street, Mattapan.  Service following at 10:00AM.  Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.  Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to American Diabetes Assocation, 10 Speen Street, Framingham, MA  01701.

Carol Naughton

Naughton, Carol

Carol Naughton, a lifelong Milton resident, died at Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Friday April 15, 2016. She was 76 years old.

Carol was born and raised in Milton and attended Northeastern University and Regis College. She retired in 2008 from Wellington Financial, where she was an administrative assistant for over 40 years. Carol enjoyed coaching and playing softball, bowling and activities with the Milton Council on Aging.

Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Carroll) Naughton. Loving sister of the late Paul A. Naughton and Rev. Thomas J. Naughton, former Administrator of Saint Elizabeth Parish and retired US Army Chaplain. Carol is survived by her cousins Paul and his wife Judee Neville and Brendan and his wife Joan Neville, all of Florida and Edna Neville of Millis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Friday April 22 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Rd, Milton, MA 02186 or Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut St, Milton, MA 02186.

Robert M. McDevitt

McDevitt, RobertRobert M. McDevitt, passed away after a brief illness, in Washington DC at the age of 49, March 12, 2016. Robert is survived by his mother Geradine (Harold) Sharkey and his stepdad William “Bill” Sharkey of Quincy and his domestic partner Helen McCulley of Washington DC. He was the beloved nephew of James G. Harold of Medford, Stephen G. Harold of Hingham and Rev. Edward P. McDevitt of SC. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, Thursday April 21 at 9:00 AM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Robert’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. Burial will be private. Longtime Hedge Fund Advisor and Political Consultant, Washington, DC.

Nancy Tracy

Nancy Tracy, 74, passed away on Wednesday morning, April 6, 2016 in Palmetto, Florida with her daughters at her bedside. She died peacefully after a courageous 5 year battle with Cancer. Her strong will along with the love of family and friends carried her through the many months of Chemotherapy. Throughout her own health struggles she maintained only the most optimistic demeanor and continued to put others before herself.

Nancy was known for her ease in conversation and ability to make friends. She leaves behind many new and longtime friends. Throughout her life she maintained a hardworking and honest demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many. Those who knew her best frequently remarked on her selflessness. A perfect example of this could be found in her lifelong love of Drum Corps. Introduced to the activity in her youth, when she was a mother she enrolled both her daughters. Soon she became a fixture for the  Imperials Drum and Bugle Corps of Pembroke, Massachusetts.  She spent years as one of the many “corps moms” who performed the endless behind the scenes work that makes a drum corps function. Be it working Bingo Halls, cleaning uniforms, polishing boots or just cheering from the stands, she stood as an unsung example of selflessness and dedication to her children and the activity. Her signature gift of self, shown through her constant smiling and laughter will never be forgotten.

Nancy was born on July 14, 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts to Frederick and Margaret (Harkins)  Voellmecke. The second of 3 children, she is survived by her sister Marjorie Harrigan of Carlisle, MA and brother Fred of Quincy, MA.

After graduating from Silver Lake High School she met and married Robert Pimentel. The couple were parents to 2 daughters, Eleanor Pimentel of Weymouth MA and Ann Stockdale of Jacksonville FL. Nancy married Les Tracy in 1984. Les enjoyed a long career in the hardware industry and worked for many years as an executive for Ace Hardware. The position took him around the United States and Caribbean. Nancy loved to travel made many of those trips with him.  Before leaving the workforce Nancy worked at the East Bridgewater Savings Bank in Pembroke for many years.

Nancy and Les left the Bay State in 1992 and made the Gulf Beaches area of Florida their home.  Les passed unexpectedly in 2012 after 27 years of marriage.

In addition to her immediate family she leaves behind her late husband’s children Nicole Machado of Middleboro MA and Gregory Tracy of Baton Rouge LA. And the entire Tracy family.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a  visitation on Saturday, May 7th 10:00 – 11:30AM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Josephine C. Iorizzo

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Josephine C. Iorizzo, April 8, Beloved daughter of the late Gaetano and Anna (Lazio) Iorizzo. Dear friend of Helen Spinney. A lifelong resident of Lynn, Josephine worked for the IRS processing tax returns.  Graveside Service Wednesday, April 13th at 11:00 AM.  Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

Marlowe Parker

Marlowe Parker of Boston, April 9,Beloved son of Betty (Redfern)  Parker and the late Andrew Parker. Step son of Lucius Sisson. Devoted brother of Michael Parker, Marzette Parker and Marcellus Parker all of Boston.  Uncle of George Parker, Jeffery Parker and Dorian Parker all of Boston.  Funeral Services Private. In  lieu of flowers donations in Marlowe’s memory may be sent to American Heart Association,  P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Dolan Funeral Home of Dorchester assisted the family with arrangements.

Craig Anthony Szeman

Szeman, Craig for website and ACS onlyCraig A. Szeman, 52, of South Carver, Massachusetts, died on Thursday evening March 31st, 2016 as a result of a motorcycle accident in Carver.

He is survived by his loving  children  Zoe, Cole and Clara Szeman; his former wife Kristen (Kemp) Szeman; his father Richard Szeman; siblings Sue (Alan) Meacham, Andrea (Harry) Youmans and Glenn Szeman. Craig was the devoted son of the late Penny Colthurst (2011). He will also be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Craig was born in Windsor, Ontario to Richard and Penny Szeman (Colthurst).  A graduate of the University of Michigan, he worked at Harvard Management, retiring as a portfolio manager in 2009.  Craig was first and foremost a devoted and loving father to his three children.  They were the joy of his life. He was happiest spending time at home with his children on Sampsons Pond, South Carver and Saquish Beach, Plymouth.  Craig was a generous supporter of many charities with emphasis on education and promoting the wellbeing of children.  He had an adventurous spirit, kind heart, and had many interests which included traveling, painting, cycling and was an avid reader.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday, April 8 from 5 – 7 PM, with a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 PM. Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Horizons for Homeless Children.

Regina M. (Coner) Folger

Folger, ReginaRegina M. (Coner) Folger, of Dorchester, passed away March 29, 2016.

Beloved wife of Peter M. Folger. Loving mother of Stephen Folger of NC, Kenneth Folger of Holbrook, and David Folger of Dorchester. Sister of Joseph Coner of FL, Richard Coner of Salem, Robert Coner of Pembroke, and the late Arthur Coner and Paul Coner.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday April 8 from 3-7 PM.

Regina was a dedicated para-professional working with special needs students in the Boston Public School System for over 41 years. She was a lifelong Dorchester resident who loved spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and vacationing at the beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Fl., Brookline, MA 02445.