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Marie Lydia Alexis

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Marie Lydia Alexis or Randolph passed away on June 7, 2016. Beloved mother of Napoleon and his wife Josette of Randolph, Anthony and Martin Alexis. Visiting hours will be held at Valley of Blessings Pentecostal Church, 1000 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester on Saturday June 25 from 8:00AM-9:30AM. The Funeral Service  will begin Promptly at 9:30AM. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.

Andrew L. Flonory III

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Andrew L. Flonory, son of Delorise Flonory and Artis Cooper, formerly known as J.R., and a special father, John Thompson, was born on January 12, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts and departed this life on June 18, 2016. Andrew received his education in the public schools of Boston at Jeremiah Burke.  He was employed as a brick mason for two years.

Andrew accepted Christ in January of 2000 and became a member of Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop John M. Borders, III.  As a member, he served faithfully as part of FA Watson Youth Fraternity. He was also a member of the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League. Andrew (Boo-Boo) enjoyed sports, playing basketball, video games and telling jokes.

The life and memory of our loved one shall long be remembered by his mother Delorise Flonory; his father J.R. and John; his five children, Andrew Flonory, Khori Flonory, Arianna Flonory, Seyjana Sejour, Londy Blue Flonory; his brother, Dwayne Flonory; his sisters, Ebony Flonory, Eyanna Flonory, Sarah Flonory, Artamia, Janelle, Marshawn, Michael, Shakia, Roger, Shawntay, Devon, Jenia, Hakeem and Bookie; aunts and uncles, Marshall Daughtry, Wilfred and Diane Francois, Mark and Angela Davis, Michelle, Brenda, Glenny, Clerance, Ella Mae, Varie (Ernest) Joyce, Bissie Mae (Jim) Goolsby, Jonandria (Anthony) Jones-Booker, Tasha Brown; his Godmother, Carla.

Visitation  will be held at Morning Star Baptist Church, Friday June 24 at 11AM. The Funeral Service will follow immediately at noon. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited

Dorothy A. Stevens

Stevens_Dorothyweb&prayercardDorothy A. Stevens,  of Quincy, June 17, Beloved daughter of the late John A. and Anna Grace (MacDonald) Stevens. Devoted sister of Robert W. Stevens of Boston and the late Eleanore M. McCarthy, Donald A. Stevens and John E. Stevens. Cherished Aunt of Rosemary Garneau of CA, Joseph D. McCarthy and his wife Jane of Dorchester, John Stevens of CA and Gregory Stevens of TX. Grand Aunt of Joachim McCarthy of Dorchester, Rachel Garneau and her fiancé Gregory Campagnolo of CA, Mark Garneau and his husband Patrick Balthrop of WA, Christopher Garneau of NY and John McCarthy & Jillian McDermott, their son, Caiden John McCarthy, all of Dorchester. Former Vice President at State Street Bank and retiree from Harvard-Pilgrim Healthcare. Longtime Trustee of Aquarius Condominium Assoc., Quincy and former Trustee of Cape Winds Resort in Hyannis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, DORCHESTER, on Tues., June 21 , at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Mon , 3-7 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to South Shore Hospital, Cardiac Care, South Weymouth, MA, www.southshorehospital.org.

Audrey K. McInerney

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Audrey Keefe McInerney of Milton, MA, died peacefully at the age of 90.  Audrey was born to the late Philip and Della Keefe, September 24, 1925 in Houghs Neck Quincy, MA.  She married the love of her life, the late M. Joseph McInerney, in 1953.  After briefly residing in Hancock Village in Brookline, they settled in Milton.  Audrey leaves her three daughters, Tara McCaffery and husband Jim of Newfound Lake, NH; Maura McInerney and husband Kurt Grazewski of Wayland, MA; and Megan McInerney-Falvey and husband Michael Falvey of Boston & Mattapoisett, MA.  Audrey loved her grandchildren–Sean Hogan, Erica Ziemba, & Ashton Bragg; Caitlin, Michael, Brigid, & Aidan Falvey; and Cara & Kirsten Grazewski.  She was great grandmother to Sean Hogan Jr. and Joseph & Greta Ziemba.  Audrey was 1 of 8 siblings (Dot, Phil, Kay, Gerry, Ginny, and George) and survived by her beloved brother Raymon  Keefe & his wife Virginia.

After graduating Quincy High School, Audrey was employed at Travelers Insurance in Boston as an auto insurance claims representative and later landed her dream job as secretary to the Director of Fashion at Jordan Marsh conducting fashion shows and sales analysis.  Audrey spent many hours golfing at Oyster Harbors, Cape Cod and Jonathan’s Landing in Jupiter, FL.  First and foremost she loved her family, followed by gardening, golf, the Boston Globe, Oprah, Ellen, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, fashion, home décor, spic ‘n span foot baths, all shades of beige, clip-on earrings, English muffins, lifesavers, Lipton tea, Sprite, lobster rolls, fried clams, Tom Brady & the Red Sox.

A graveside service will be held on Monday June 20, 2016 at 11:30am in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. (Family will gather at 11:15am  at the cemetery office to process to the grave.) In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: www.danafarbergiving.org.

 

Joan Ellen McCarthy

McCarthy, Joan for website and ACS onlyJoan Ellen (Joanie) McCarthy , 57, a life-long resident of Milton, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Joanie was the youngest daughter of the late Joseph and Doris (Lawton) McCarthy.  She is survived by her brothers Joseph (Joe) and his wife Nancy of Milton, Robert and his wife Donna of Florida, and her sister Janet Winot and her husband Keith of North Carolina.   She is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews: Joseph (Joey) McCarthy and his wife Betsy, Sean McCarthy, Dan McCarthy and his wife Kelsey, Stephanie Manna and her husband Warren, Robert (Bobby) McCarthy and his wife Amanda, Christopher McCarthy and his wife Allison, Timothy Primrose and his wife Adrienne, and Julie Primrose and her fiancée Chris Page.  Joanie was the doting grandaunt to Sabrina, Isla, Joseph, Maeve, Thaddeus, Bobby, Alexandra and Matthew.  She will be greatly missed by her Uncle Bob Lawton, Aunt Joan Connolly and her many close cousins and friends.

Joanie was a graduate of St Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing – Class of 1979, UMass/Boston and Northeastern University.  She was a proud and dedicated registered nurse who loved her profession with a passion.  She was a longtime employee of South Shore Hospital and Lahey Clinic.  Joanie was a former Board member of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives and a former member of the Patient Family Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton. As an avid traveler Joanie enjoyed more than 25 cruises and trips that took her all over the world.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth’s Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Wednesday, June 22,at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation Tuesday June 21,  4-8 PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanie’s name may be made to the New England Donor Organ Bank, 60 First Street, Waltham, MA 02451.

Michelina G. Femino

Michelina G. Femino, 80 years of age, of Fresno, California, passed away in the evening of April 27, 2016 surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 13, 1935 to Valentino and Margaret Baroni. She was a hairdresser for 20 years.  The period before her passing was a blessing. It allowed family and friends to share their love and reflect on the joy and laughter that she brought to everyone that knew her.

She leaves behind her daughter, Anna Duran and her husband, Delfino of Fresno, CA.; grandsons, Daniel Duran and David Duran of San Marcos, CA.; her son, John Femino of Plymouth, MA.; granddaughters, Felicia Femino, Dominique Femino, and Victoria Femino, all of Plymouth, MA. She will also be missed by her brother, Richard Baroni and his wife, Helen of Modesto, CA., sisters in law, Eunice Baroni of Fresno, CA., and Norma Baroni of Milton, MA.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Yost & Webb Chapel, 1002 T Street, Fresno, CA. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Recitation of the Rosary was at 6:30 PM. Visiting hours were held at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday May 8 and A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Saint Gregory Church Dorchester Monday May 9. Interment followed in Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

Patrick W. Murray

Murray, Patrick W. for website onlyPatrick W. Murray, 52, passed away on April 24, 2016 in Portsmouth, RI.  Born on September 10, 1963, he is the son of the late Cornelius J. Murray Jr. and Patricia (McCarthy) Murray of Hamilton, MA.

Patrick is survived by his wife Jeanne Smith-Murray of Cohasset, MA;  brother Cornelius Joseph Murray III and sister-in-law Jane, of Hamilton, MA; sister Anne (Murray) and brother-in-law Michael Smith of Bedminster, NJ; nieces Katherine Smith of Aspen, CO and Elizabeth Smith of NY, NY;  Helen Murray of Lexington, KY; nephew CJ Murray IV and wife Tamara and grandniece Amelia of New Orleans, LA; in-laws the Smith Family of Cohasset, MA and many close and highly valued friends.

In 1982 Patrick graduated from the Pingree School of South Hamilton, where there was mutual admiration, respect and the highest regard from classmates and faculty alike. He later attended Roger Williams College where he captained the Lacrosse team, leading them to many victories including an undefeated season in 1987. He held the Roger Williams Lacrosse high-scoring record for almost 10 years.

For over twenty years Patrick was a staple of morning radio, entertaining listeners and clients in Boston and beyond. He worked his way up from news intern on Charles Laquidara’s “The Big Mattress” show on WBCN, to writer, producer and voice talent on comedy bits and commercials, traffic reporter and weekend jock. Patrick’s traffic, surf and ski reports became popular segments on the morning show, where he coined new words and phrases, such as ‘shlooney’ and ‘freshies’ for the New England weather vernacular.

“Patrick Murray had a quick wit and a loud, deep, ‘jolly man’ laugh that endeared him to our listening audience. His traffic and surf reports were extremely popular – not so much for their “accuracy” – but more for his humorous, over-the-top and unique delivery…” Laquidara remembers.

An extreme sports athlete, Patrick captained the WBCN ski team and created the cross-promotional idea of broadcasting the morning show live from ski lodges around New England. These winter promotions have since become a revenue-producing concept used by many radio and TV morning shows in the market.

Patrick played the ‘hot corner’ for the BCN Ballbusters, the station’s softball team, and was active as a percussionist with several local bands.

In 1996 Patrick joined the mass exodus as “The Big Mattress” switched from WBCN to WZLX. There he continued entertaining morning show listeners, and he also hosted his own evening program, “The Last Call.”

After a long friendship, Patrick and Jeanne Marie Smith were married and they lived in Maui, HI until 2015, when they relocated back east to Rhode Island.

Patrick was an avid Patriots football fan, an extreme skier, a dawn patrol surfer, a skater, a lacrosse captain, a radio announcer, comedy writer, percussionist, Deadhead, steeplejack, outdoorsman and an all-around passionate and loving spirit.  Most recently he enjoyed his job at GrandScapes in RI, where admiration and respect were mutually shared with his many co-workers. In fact, everyone who knew Patrick and everyone who ever worked with him were in awe of his sincere dedication and indefatigable work ethic.

Patrick lived every day to the fullest. He provided a lifetime of love and laughs to family, classmates, friends, radio fans and to all who were fortunate enough to know him.

The ultimate optimist… “Pugs”,“Trick”,“Shatz”,“Your Pal Murray”, “Murray the Fish,” your wry humor, distinctive voice and charismatic personality will be missed.

Patrick will be reunited with his parents at a private burial service in Hamilton, MA.

Family, friends and fans are invited to share in a Celebration of Life for Patrick by stopping by and “talking story” at Thornton’s Fenway Grille, 100 Peterborough St, Boston, MA on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4pm – 8pm. Memorial Paddle Outs in Rhode Island and Maui will be announced at a later date. All events are family friendly.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Patrick’s memory to the Pingree School, in support of the Athletics program, Pingree School, 537 Highland St., South Hamilton, MA 01982.

Joseph A. Melchin

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Joseph A. “Joe” Melchin, of Duxbury, formerly of Milton, Quincy and Dorchester died peacefully June 3, 2016. Husband of the late Clara M. (Gormley) Melchin and very dear friend of Patricia Lituri of West Roxbury. Loving father of Leslie Anne Lee and her husband Stuart of Duxbury, Kenneth Melchin of Milton and Brian Melchin of Hudson. Brother of the late Robert A. and Charles R. Melchin. Cherished grandfather of Cameron Marshall Melchin of FL, formerly of Merrimack, NH. Joseph is also lovingly survived by many  nieces, nephews and friends.

Joseph began his career at Broyhill Furniture and was there for over 40 years. He continued working until the age of 82. He enjoyed dancing and international travel as well as his meetings with his dear friends he grew up with in his beloved Dorchester, of which he proudly displayed his OFD (Originally From Dorchester) sticker on his car for many years. He was very active in the Prader‐Willi Syndrome Foundation and Charles River Industries supporting the cause of which his son’s Brian’s life was affected. He was a former member of the Milton-Hoosic Club and Knights of Columbus, Council 180, Dorchester Lower Mills. Joseph was proud of his service to his country during WWII in the United States Navy and proudly wore his Navy cap everywhere he went. Most of all, Joe loved spending time with his family and looked forward to his regular outings to the Dollar Store with Brian. Joe’s children and Pat’s family as well as his extended family and friends were the center and important part of his life. He truly loved people and embraced life to the fullest and loved making people smile and laugh! He will be missed by all that had the pleasure to have known and loved him.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Saturday June 11, 2016 at 11AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visitation Friday June 10, 4‐8PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE. Interment Milton Cemetery, Milton.

Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Foundation for Prader‐Willie Research, Dept. LA 23216, Pasadena, CA.

Flowers can be provided by Lopez the Florist, Dorchester 742 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 617-265-8801, Lopeztheflorist.com. Ask For Donnie Lopez.

Alfred Collette

Collette, Alfred A. of Quincy died May 27, 2016.  Beloved son of the late Bernard T. Collette and Rosalie (Tortora) Collette.  Loving father of Taylor Collette and Joseph Michael Collette both of Quincy.  Brother of Diane Collette of Waltham, Nancy Grinnell of New Hampshire, Cindy Collette of Hanover, Tracy Ferullo of Quincy and Bernard “Bernie” Collette of Florida.  Cherished grandfather of Jayden Anthony Collette.  Alfred is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Alfred was born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Dorchester.  He worked at UPS for many years before retiring.  Al was an man with an out going personality and a great sense of humor with a smile that could light up the room.  He enjoyed puzzles, eating out and going to the beach.  Most of all Al loved his family, especially spending time with his grandson Jayden.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend visitation on Wednesday June 8, 2016 12PM- 1PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, Milton, MA.  Service in the Funeral Home at 1PM.  Interment in Milton Cemetery.

John P. Karle Jr.

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John P. Karle Jr., of Milton, passed away on May 27, 2016 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Beloved husband of 24 years to Deirdre (Wallace) Karle. Proud and devoted father to son John (Jack) Karle. Loving son of John (Jack) P. Karle Sr. of Jupiter Island, Fl and the late Patricia (Donovan) Karle. Caring brother of Susan Ferguson and her husband David of Libertyville, Il, Patricia Jenkins and her husband Brad of Tewksbury and Priscilla Pilon and her husband Matthew of Middletown, RI and Houston, Texas. Born in Milton, John spent his formative years in North Scituate, MA. He graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in 1979 and Saint Michael’s College in Vermont in 1983. John earned his MBA at Babson College in 1986 and combining his love of travel, skiing and finance spent the following year in Switzerland. John was a long time employee of Bank of America, most recently as Senior Vice President in the Global Banking Division. Besides being a great husband, father, son, brother and friend, he enjoyed entertaining in Milton and Falmouth where he could be found preparing gourmet meals for family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Thursday morning, 9 – 10:30 AM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, MILTON, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Agatha’s Church in Milton at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s College in Colchester Vermont.