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Margaret A. “Gar” Murphy

Margaret A. “Gar” Murphy, of Dorchester, age 87, entered into eternal rest July 22, 2016.

Loving daughter of the late Martin J. and Mary (Maloney) Murphy. Beloved sister of the late Mary, Catherine and Martin Murphy, Elizabeth MacKenzie and Anne Morrison. Fun and favorite aunt of Andy, Peggy, Dan and Don MacKenzie, Pat Whitehouse, Mike, Chuck, Rick  and Joe Morrison, Annemarie Thompson, Carol Morrison-Deutsch and Suzanne McDevitt. Cherished grandaunt of 16 and great-grandaunt of 2. Dear cousin of Dorothy Murphy Ulwick and devoted friend of Gus Pepe.

Margaret graduated from Girls Latin School and won a full scholarship to Manhattanville College. While working at the Massachusetts Nursing Assn. for 25 years as the lobbyist at the State House, Margaret drafted and proposed many successful pieces of legislation to further the nursing profession. Margaret returned to school in her fifties to pursue her law degree at New England School of Law where she graduated as Class Valedictorian in 1986.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Tuesday July 26 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Monday 5-8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

Robert M. Diener

Diener, Robert for website and acs onlyDr. Robert (Bob) Diener died at home in Milton after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was 85. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, he was the son of the late Max and Erica Diener. He grew up on the family’s dairy farm in Ringoes, NJ, and was an active member of the Mt Airy 4H Club. When his father sold the farm in the early 1940s, the family moved to a smaller farm on Reaville Rd in Flemington. There he became enamored with horses, a love that he cherished for the rest of his life.

A graduate of Flemington High School in 1949, Bob was senior class president and served as sports editor for the Yearbook. He graduated from Cornell University with a BS in animal husbandry, and was recognized as a high-scoring member (and captain in his junior year) of the Cornell polo team.

Bob served his country in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean conflict as a medical laboratory technologist. He married Deborah Smith, his college sweetheart, while in the service. After being honorably discharged from the army, they moved to East Lansing, Michigan, where he worked in the local hospital and then applied to the veterinary school. He achieved his DVM with honors from Michigan State University in 1960 and finished a Masters degree in pathology the following year, while employed as an instructor in the Department of Surgery and Medicine.

The appeal of medical research lured Bob back to NJ, where he became a clinical researcher in the Animal Health Division of CIBA Pharmaceuticals for two years, before he was made Assistant Director of Toxicology and Pathology in the Medical Research Division. In succeeding years he became Associate, and then Director of the Tox/Path subdivision, and when CIBA merged with Geigy he became Executive Director of Safety Evaluation for the merged corporation. He remained with CIBA-Geigy for 32 years, and when he retired in 1993 he became a Consultant in Pharmaceutical Research and Toxicology.

True to his farm background, Bob loved animals, especially horses and dogs and the outdoors. He was a rated polo player for over 30 years and played for Chukker Valley in Gilbertsville, Pa and later Burnt Mills Polo in Bedminster, while living in rural Chester, NJ. He was also an avid skier in his youth and while living in retirement in Whitehouse Station.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Deborah in 1962, but remarried and is survived by his divorced second wife Claire (nee Choborda). He is also survived by his son, Dr. Eric Diener and daughter, Dr. Diane D’Souza, both living in Massachusetts, and by his daughter, Patricia Fisher in Long Valley, NJ and son, Glenn Diener in Crofton, MD. In addition there are six grandchildren—Noel, Tara, Mira, Christopher, Sarah, and Kaitlyn—who live in various states, Canada, and India.

Memorial donations in his name and in support of care for animals and our Earth may either be made to Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 784 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824 or the Environmental Defense Fund, 1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 23rd at Church of Our Saviour, 453 Adams St., Milton.

Jeana Kelly

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Jeana M. Kelly, of Dorchester, July 17, 2016.

Beloved daughter of Catherine J. Kelly of Mansfield and Peter DeRosa Jr. of Dorchester. Loving sister of Jennifer Devlin of Braintree, Danielle Garlinger of Mansfield and Sherelle Swanson of Dorchester. Adored aunt of Sarah, Emily, Molly, Matthew, James, Sophia Devlin, Loralei and Zachary Garlinger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, Dorchester, Friday July 23 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment private.

Rose M. (Randazzo) Virgona

Virgona, Rose for website and acs onlyRose M. (Randazzo) Virgona, of Milton, July 19, 2016.

Born and raised in Milton, she was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Virgona worked at the family business, Randazzo Fruit Market, East Milton Square,  until her retirement in 1958. She enjoyed spending time in Boca Raton, Florida. Rose was an active participant at Saint Agatha Church, Milton and she was the family caretaker.

Wife of the late John Virgona. Loving mother of John A. Virgona and his wife Deb of Milton. Grandmother of Christopher Virgona and his wife Corinna of Texas, Nicholas Virgona of Quincy and Michael Virgona of Milton. Daughter of the late Antonio and Giovanna “Jennie” (Palisi) Randazzo. Sister of the late Mary Randazzo and Joseph Randazzo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Saturday July 23 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Mary Louisa Osborne

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Mary Louisa (Harris) Osborne of Dorchester was born to Charles Piper and Henrietta Skerritt on September 14th, 1937 and was raised   on   the   island of Montserrat in the West Indies.  She departed this life on July 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

When Mary was eighteen, she moved to England where she worked in a factory.  A few years later she married her husband John whom she had known since they were children in Montserrat. They lived happily in England for several years before migrating to the United States in 1966.  Mary was a hardworking woman and worked at Children’s Hospital for 38 years as a dietary aide before she retired in 2003. She loved interacting with the children and their families and was known for her tireless efforts to ensure that every child received respectful care and attention.  She was an avid seamstress and a proud graduate of the School of Fashion Design on Newbury Street in Boston.  She designed and crafted clothing for her children, husband, friends and relatives.  Mary’s other favorite past times were bargain shopping and gardening.  Many of the flowers she planted years ago still bloom every year and grow beautifully in her garden.  Mary loved her family and spending time with them was one of the most important aspects of her life.  Known for imparting tips to friends and family about the importance of saving money and not holding her tongue, her presence will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary leaves to treasure her loving memory, her devoted husband John, her children Leroy,  (Stephanie), Leslie, (Angela), Brenda, Bernice, (Steven), her siblings Geraldine, Janet, Jule, Rose, May, Will, Ivan and the late James of Boston, late James of England and Kathleen. She also leaves grandchildren Leslie Jr, Elijah, Leroy Jr (Todd), Shalonge, Ashlei, Michael, Wesley, Taavis, Kristina and the late Quinten, 20 great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and cherished pets her to carry on her legacy.

A special thank you to all the family and friends who have given so much support and encouragement throughout the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or alz.org/manh.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the funeral service in All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont Street Dorchester on Saturday July 23, 2016 at 10:15AM. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Friday July 22, 2016 4:00-8:00PM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester

Keith R. Maher

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Keith R. Maher, 61, a self-employed carpenter, passed away at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, July 16, 2016.

Born and raised in Milton, Keith was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, where he was the captain of the golf team and ran for the track team. He was owner of Maher Carpentry. Keith was a member of the Quincy Yacht Club,  longtime coach and sponsor of Quincy Youth Softball, enjoyed playing golf and was an avid Patriots and NASCAR fan.

 

Beloved husband of Lydia W. (Colley) Maher. Loving father of Kristin W. Maher of Weymouth. Son of Francis N. and the late Geraldine A. (Cochran) Maher of Quincy. Brother of Garrett C. and his wife Patricia Maher of South Weymouth and Annmarie and her husband Ian Schmidt of Holliston. Keith is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to Keith’s funeral service at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday July 22 at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 5-8 PM.

 

Donations in Keith’s memory may be made to the Keith Maher Memorial Fund for a vocational technical student, c/o  Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, Milton, MA 02186.

June Terese Martell

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Martell, June T. (Griffin) of Milton died July 18, 2016 with her family by her side.  Beloved mother of Kathy Sinesi and her husband Dr.  Mathew Sinesi of Chesapeake Virginia, Kerie  Musumeci and her husband Dr. Ross Musumeci of Needham and the late Gregory Martell.  Loving sister of Jerie McGrath-Cerqua of Quincy and the late Jean Marie Fanara, John  W. Griffin and L.  Joyce Smith.  Cherished grandmother of Erin Martell of Connecticut,  John Martell of Easton, Andrew and Allison Sinesi both of Virginia and Ryan Musumeci of Needham.  June was a dear life long friend of Gladys Teachman and Jean Booth.  Also lovingly survived by  several nieces and nephews who brought much joy to her life.

June was born in Boston.  She settled in Milton over 50 years ago where she raised her family and made many friends.  She worked for New England Telephone Company later Verizon for 38 years before retiring as Manager  in 1994.  June  enjoyed  traveling, she  traveled to  many parts of the World most of her trips were with her friend Jean.  She was a member of the New England Bell Pioneers Club, Milton Historical Society and a book club which she shared with a group of her longtime girlfriends.  Most of all June loved her family, her children and grandchildren were the cornerstone of her life.  She will be missed but will be remembered in  the  positive way in which she touched so many lives.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday July 22, 2016 in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton at 10:00am.  Relatives  and friends respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4-8PM  in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, Milton Village.  Donations in memory of June may be made to Salesian Sister, 659 Belmont Avenue, North Haledon, New Jersey, 07508.    Interment  in Milton Cemetery, Milton.  See www.dolanfuneral.com for online condolences and directions.

Mary G. (Flaherty) Conway

Mary G. (Flaherty) Conway, of Dorchester, formerly of South Boston, July 15, 2016.

Beloved wife of the late Charles W. Conway. Loving mother of the late Mary Catherine Conway and Kathleen Conway. Sister of Catherine Buchanan of Chatham and the late Thomas Flaherty and Patrick Flaherty. Aunt of John, William and Patrick Buchanan and cousin of Ann O’Malley of South Boston.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester, Tuesday July 19 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Monday 4-7 PM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

Jean Joseph Zizi

Jean Joseph Zizi passed away July 3, 2016 surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Harmonie Zizi. Visitation will be held Saturday July 16 at Boston Missionary Baptist Church, 336 Dudley Street, Roxbury from 8AM-8:30AM. The Funeral Service will begin at 8:30AM. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Denise Bonaparte

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Denise Bonaparte was born to Lanie Bonaparte and Augustine Newton on December 3, 1964 in the parish of St. David’s, Grenada.

After starting her education at the St. Peter’s RC School, Denise moved to Trinidad where she grew up with her mother’s family. Years later she returned to Grenada where she was reunited with her siblings and slowly familiarized herself with the new additions to the family and neighborhood.  As a young adult, she worked in sales in Grenada and shortly after joined her siblings who had moved to the United States. She began a career in child care and continued there until her passing. She raised the children she took care of as her own.

Denise was a quiet person and was always smiling. She loved traveling, skiing, going to the beach, and nature in general. After being in Boston for a couple of years, Denise began going to Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church where she made friends with members and those from her native country of Grenada. While going to Berea Church she expressed a desire to be baptized and in 1996 she accepted the Lord as her savior. Denise was willing to serve the Lord in any area of the church. She became a Deaconess and an usher, and also a member of Personal Ministry, Women Ministry, and the Gourmet committee. Denise was very well rounded and her beautiful smile always brightened up members and visitors on Sabbath as she greeted them at the entrance of the church. She was really a door keeper in the house of the Lord. Denise was well loved by her brothers and sisters from the churches in the area.

Denise was surrounded by a strong group of friends who helped her to develop as a strong child of God. Annette Brown and Anne Jones were her shoulder to lean on. Eric, one of her brothers in Christ, called them “the Three Hebrew Girls”.

Denise leaves to mourn her loss her mother, Lanie Bonaparte and father, Augustine Newton; Siblings: Eugene (Tony) with whom she had a very special bond as they were both shy and loved to smile, Matthew, John, Ryan, Marsha, Pauline, Ava, Ria, Yvonne, Hazel, Ann, and Anne Newton, one of her sister-in-law, who was like a sister to her for over 10 years and played a major part in her life, they were inseparable (residing in the United States); Desiann, Lydia, Dennis, Dexter, Debra, Wilma, Chad, Houston, and Glenn (residing in Grenada). She also leaves many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and 3 special children that she referred to as her own: Dany, Ethan, Lily. Visitation will be held at Berea SDA Church on Seaver st., Sunday, July 17 from 11AM-1PM. The Funeral Service will begin immediately after at 1PM. Relatives and friends invited.