Dolan Funeral Home

Anne Harriet (Dugan) Cotter

November 23, 1939 ~ May 17, 2019

Anne Harriet (Dugan) Cotter, 79, of Milton, MA and Block Island, RI, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 17, 2019. Born on November 23, 1939 in Brookline, MA, to her loving parents William and Mary (Feeley) Dugan.

At an early age, Anne shared a joy for music singing with her parents in three-part harmony. On many occasions throughout her life Anne shared her beautiful voice at weddings, christenings, Sunday Mass, and countless family gatherings. She also inherited her love of hats from her mother, Mimi. Many still refer to Anne as “the Hat Lady.”

Anne grew up in Braintree attending Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth and graduated from Boston College School of Nursing in 1961. After graduation, Anne was handpicked to reside at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis for a summer looking after the newest addition to the Kennedy family. She shared so many stories of her adventures spent with various members of the Kennedys and the lasting friendships that developed as a result.

Anne remained on the faculty at Boston College as an instructor of maternity nursing at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Dorchester, MA. It was there she met the love of her life, Dr. Paul F. Cotter. Anne and Paul would marry soon after on September 22, 1962 at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth and start a family. Over the next eight years, they had six children. Anne shifted gears and became a full-time homemaker. Despite the demands of raising six children, their 56-year marriage was a true love story. Their adoration and devotion to each other never wavered and their love for their children and grandchildren was unconditional.

Anne was an active member of Catholic Charities, taught catechism classes, opened her home to unwed mothers in need of respite, and cared for several ailing elderly family members in their final years. Her home was a sanctuary to anyone in need. Anne was a true matriarch teaching by her example the importance of celebrating life with loved ones and showing compassion for others.

Anne masterfully orchestrated summer vacations for six kids, their friends, horses, a goat, a rooster, cats, dogs, and enough food and clothes for two months year after year on Block Island. Ski trips to Franconia, NH with the Doyle’s had a similar flare with an additional four kids, skis, boots, and poles. The annual fall “girls weekend” included Anne’s famous Block Island tour that guests experienced sitting in the back of the pickup truck. You name it Anne celebrated it in the family homes in Braintree and Stoughton and she was always the most elegant and gracious host. Whether on Block Island, in Franconia, Braintree, Stoughton, or Milton, you knew you could find food and fun at Anne and Paul’s.

Anne had her share of challenges throughout her life. Her strength and humility was unequalled. She survived four different cancers and a stroke that greatly hindered her mobility, without complaint.  To refer to her as superhuman would not be an exaggeration. Her courage is inspirational.

Anne’s compassion, warmth, sense of humor, and infectious smile will be forever missed.

She is survived by her beloved husband Paul, her children, Paul, Julie, Chris, Amy, Melissa and Tim and her grandchildren Caitlin, Missy, Tom, Kyle, Liam, Richie, Brianne, Dylan, Mary, and Haley. As well as many cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha Parish, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:30a. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4p-7p. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in her memory to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116, Season’s Hospice, 597 Randolph Avenue, Milton, MA, and Block Island Medical Center, Block Island, RI 02807.


Clara Higginbottom

Clara Ann Higginbottom, age 58 of Quincy, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Beloved mother of Monique Halliday and Sanovia Chavis-Higginbottom. Loving grandmother of De’Yonn Jackson, Isaiah Higginbottom, Samaya Adams, and Aiden Halliday.

Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS on Thursday, May 23 at 11am. The Funeral Service will begin at 12pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment private

Gina Laurent Bernadin

Gina Laurent Bernadin of Dedham died on May 12, 2019 after a long illness.  Beloved wife of Ernst Bernadin of Dedham.  Loving mother of Joshua Bernadin of Dedham.  Sister of Laurette FanFan, Klebert Laurent, Fritz Laurent, Clother Laurent, Gladys Jolicoeur, Martelly Laurent, Mirelle Saint Louis, Nellie Dussap, Yvette Saint Eloi, Webert Laurent, Florence Lucien and Jude Denize. 

Gina was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti.  She was a Social worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years.  Gina was a dedicated wife and mother who truly loved her family. 

Visitation will be Saturday May 18, 2019 9:30am-11:00 in Saint Matthew Church, 33 Stanton Street, Dorchester.  A  service in Saint Matthews Church at 11:00.  Repass will follow in St. Matthew Hall.

Susan M. (Stanley) McGillowey

Susan (Stanley) M. McGillowey, 74, of Milton passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Born in Boston, on September 26, 1944 to her beloved parents William C. and Molly M. (O’Grady) Stanley.

Loving mother of Sean P. McGillowey and his wife Kelly of Milton and Shannon McGillowey – Ortiz and her husband Luis of Taunton. Cherished grandmother of Jack, Hunter, Patrick, Leland and Molly. Sister of John Stanley and his wife Joanne of Milton, Janet Stevens and her husband Michael of Pocasset and the late William C. Stanley, III. Former wife of John P. McGillowey Jr. Susan also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Susan’s memory may be made to Wounded Worrier Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org

James J. Cloghessy

James, J. Cloghessy of Dorchester died on May 10, 2019.  Beloved husband of Mary G. Cloghessy (Campbell) of Dorchester.  Loving Father of Joseph J. Cloghessy and his wife Paula of Billerica and Marie G. Williams and her husband David of San Jose, CA.  Brother of Michael Drew and his wife Gloria of England, Teresa Drew, Joe Drew, Mary Stevens and her husband David of Billerica, Maureen Donovan and her late husband Sonny of Dorchester and the late Christine Bowen and her late husband Patrick Bowen, Helen McLaine and Daniel Drew.  Proud grandfather of Ava, Cara and Gianna Cloghessy all of Billerica and Caitlyn, Isabelle, Cole and Malia Grace all of San Jose, CA.  James is also lovingly survived by many friends, nieces and nephews.

James was born in Tipperary, Ireland.  He immigrated to the United States as a teenager and later joined the United States Army.  James was a self-employed contractor; he was a talented carpenter.  He was proud of his Irish heritage and loved visiting Ireland.  He enjoyed music, especially “The Doors”, horseracing, reading the daily paper.  An avid sports fan; James loved his Boston sports teams, Patriots, Bruins and Red sox.  Most of all James cherished spending time with his family who were the cornerstone of his life.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday May 17, 2019 at 11:00am in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.  Relatives and Friends invited.  Visiting hours on Thursday May 16, 2019 4-8Pm in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Interment will be at a later date. 

Donell Davis

Donell Davis of Boston died Suddenly on May 8, 2019. Beloved son of Sara D. Davis of Boston. Brother of Dante Davis, Nadia Mohamad-Ali, Kaneeyah Shields and Michael Williams.

Visitation on Thursday May 16, 2019 10-11am in Bethel Baptist Church Boston, followed by a service at 11AM. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Frank Pergola

Frank Pergola of Hyde Park, May 11, beloved husband of Venezia (LaMonica) Pergola. Devoted father of Christine Gallagher of Plymouth, Linda Caloumenos of Walpole, Lisa DeRosa of Hyde Park, Italia Luff of Cotuit and Josephine Pergola of Quincy. Brother of Elvira Signorino of Bridgewater and Eleanor Barrile of Canton. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Mary of the Hills Church, MILTON, Tuesday, May 14 at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 4-7 pm. Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be sent to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 33 Lyman St., Suite 205, Westborough, MA 01581.”

Robert P. Beale

Robert P. Beale, of  Quincy, formerly of Boston, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Beloved son of the late Edward A. and Mildred Beale. Brother of Richard Beale and his late wife Doris of Scituate, Sr. Maureen Beale SCH of Quincy, the late Edward Beale and late wife Doris and the late Charles Beale. Brother-in-law of Renata Beale. Uncle of Patrick Russell, Christopher Beale, Thomas Beale, Timothy Beale and the late Elizabeth Beale and Terrence Beale.

He served for many years as a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Brendan Church, 589 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, Monday May 13 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Holy Cross Fathers, 480 Washington Street, North Easton, MA 02356.

Virginia Carroll

Carroll, Virginia (Curley) of Milton died on May 9, 2019 surrounded by her family.  Loving wife of the late Forrest W. Carroll, Jr.  Cherished Mother of Forrest W. Carroll, III of Virginia, Mark E. Carroll of California, Robert P. Carroll of Hanover, John M. Carroll and his wife Pamela of North Easton and Virginia Carroll of Milton.  Sister of Ruth Scully of Hingham, and the late Philip, Robert and Edward “Ned” Curley.  Cherished grandmother of twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Virginia was the office manager for Thatcher Farm Dairy in Milton for 20 years, retiring at the age of 80.  Prior to that she worked at the Chamberlain School of Retailing in Boston. Virginia was very active at her parish, St. Elizabeth’s in Milton, and was a long time member of The Milton’s Women’s Club. Virginia enjoyed family, friends, walking the beach, bird watching, and gardening.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., in Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton. Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours on Sunday May 12, 2019 from 1-3 p.m., in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square.  Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton.  Donations in memory of Virginia may be made to  www.mybrotherskeeper.org;  or  www.fisherhouse.org

Francis “Frank” J. McCarthy

Francis “Frank” J. McCarthy, 92, of Lynnfield, passed away on May2, 2019 at home. He was the beloved husband of Frances E. (Chisholm) McCarthy for 51 years.

Born in Dorchester on November 11, 1926, eight years to the day after the end of World War I, he was brought up and lived in the shadow of Meeting House Hill in Dorchester.  Frank was a proud graduate of the Mather Elementary School and of Boston Latin School.  After graduating from Boston Latin School, Frank served in the Army Air Force at the end of World War II.  Upon returning home, he attended MIT, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Tufts University Medical School. 

After spending his first forty plus years living in Dorchester, he and his young family moved to Lynnfield, MA in 1970.  Frank started his medical career as a general practitioner on the South Shore of Boston and then as a psychiatrist at the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital – for a time, he was chief of psychiatry at the hospital – and in his office in Wakefield, MA.

He was a world traveler, sometimes spending weeks away at a time, visiting places Americans did not necessarily visit in the 1950’s and 1960’s, including Egypt, Syria and Jordan, Post World War II Germany, Franco’s Spain, and Central and South America.  After having his family, they continued to travel far and wide, including multiple trips to Europe and the Caribbean.  His favorite place in the world was Paris, France, having visited about eight times.

In addition to traveling, he enjoyed taking his family to historical spots, going to museums, and eating at restaurants from greasy spoons to five star establishments.  He also loved to ski, and he especially relished spending his summers at the family’s Rockport, MA cottages.  Spending time with his family always put a smile on his face – he valued those times. 

Frank was a lifelong learner, especially of languages.  He put his family first instilling in them the ability to think critically and thoughtfully.  He also impressed upon them a sense of adventure and wonder. 

In addition to his dear wife, Frank is survived by his three cherished children, Eileen Cakouros and her husband, Jason, Edward J. McCarthy and his wife, Nicole, and Andrew J. McCarthy and his wife, Melissa; his five grandchildren, Anna Cakouros, Drew Cakouros, Maggie McCarthy, Fiona McCarthy, and Callum McCarthy; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws along with their children.

Visiting hours on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 4-8PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Lower Mills, Dorchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Catholic Burial on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:00am in St. Ann Parish, 243 Neponset Ave., Dorchester.  Interment will be at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, MA.