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Brian A. Carey

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Carey – Brian A. of Milton April 26, 2017 beloved husband of Kathleen (Duggan) Carey. Loving father of Kaitlin Martin and husband Trevor of Boston, Colin Carey and wife Colleen of Needham, Ryan Carey of Milton and Brendan Carey of South Boston. Devoted son of Robert W. and the late Gloria (Tubman) Carey. Stepson of Anne (Levangie) Carey. Brother of Christine Conley of Hingham, Noreen Neville of Plymouth, Donald Carey of Norfolk and Steven Carey of Waltham. Adored grandfather to Jack, Emily and Grace. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday May 1, 2017 in St. Agatha Church at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, EAST MILTON, Sunday 3 – 7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. Donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Target Cancer Foundation, 955 Massachusetts Ave. #343, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Helen Mary Elizabeth Clasby

Helen Mary Elizabeth Clasby, of Dorchester, April 26, 2017.

Helen was born in Manhattan, NY. She lived in New York, Milton, MA and Boston, MA. Helen was a graduate of Milton High School of Milton, MA. She worked for the Telephone Co., Gillette Co., and many years in the Mass Revenue Department in Boston. Helen was kind, generous and loved her family. She was a devote catholic. She was beloved by her family and many friends.

Devoted sister of Arthur Clasby of Milton, Dorothy Clasby-Demeke of Los Angeles, CA, Irene Clasby of Nashua, NH, and the late David Clasby, Anne Toomey, John J. Clasby, Sr. and Joan Alcala. Daughter of the late Edward and Irene(Morris) Clasby. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Monday, May 1 at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 3-5 pm. Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

In lieu of flowers donations in Helen’s memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Soodeen G. Persad

Soodeen G. Persad, of Billerica, April 23, 2017.

Beloved husband of the late Dhania “Saun” (Arjoon) Persad.  Devoted father of Dave Persad and father-in-law of Savi Persad of Chelmsford.  Grandfather of Darren Persad. Brother of Kenneth Persad, Birju Persad, Kissoon Persad and Monica Persad, all of Trinidad and the late Marilyn Beharry, Siew Persad and Sarabjit Persad.

Funeral Ceremony in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Saturday, April 29, at 9:00 AM.  Committal Service at Saint Michael’ s Crematory, Boston. Viewing at the funeral home Friday 3-7 pm.

Maria E. (Gravalese) Street

Maria E. (Gravalese) Street, of Moultonboro, NH, formerly of Milton, April 22, 2017.

Beloved wife of Robert M. Street. Loving mother of Cameron E. Street. Devoted sister of Cheryl Zannino and her husband Stephen. Loving daughter-in-law of Edmund and Marion Street. Cherished sister-in-law of Michael and Kevin Street and Tammy Hingston. Caring aunt to Jenna, Austin, Brooke, Kelsey, Wil, Colin and Sadie.

Born in Boston, Maria was raised in Milton and graduated from Milton High School, Class of 1985 and Eastern Nazarene College, Class of 1997. She will always be remembered for her infectious laughter and love of music.

Funeral service at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Avenue, Milton, Friday April 28 at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria’s memory may be made to Fragile X Genetics Research, c/o Mass. General Hospital, Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 6C, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.


Joe Goodson

Joe Goodson, of Brockton and Kansas, formerly of Illinois, April 21, 2017.

Beloved husband of Arlene M. (Gillis) Goodson. Loving father to Amanda Davis, Angela Phelps, Kristen Crinigan and Carolann Dolezal. Joe is also survived by five grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Family and friends invited.

Eileen M. (Daley) Kelleher

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Eileen M. (Daley) Kelleher, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, April 18, 2017.

Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, she was a graduate of St. Gregory High School and Quincy Junior College. Mrs. Kelleher raised her children in Quincy. She is a Registered Nurse and was the former Director of Nursing at Presidential Nursing & Rehab, Quincy and currently employed at Pierce Middle School, Milton.

Her children and grandchildren are her greatest joy.

Loving mother of Linda Kelleher and her spouse Karen of Tampa, FL, Susan Gaughan and her husband Richard of Braintree, Laura Phelan and her husband John of Milton, Mary Ann O’Rourke and her husband Gerard of Braintree and Mark Kelleher and his wife Tricia of Kingston. Grandmother of Danny and Joey Gaughan, Thomas, Katherine, Olivia, Lily and Sam Phelan, Allyson, Meghan, Kaitlyn and Sean O’Rourke and Markie and Shea Kelleher. Daughter of the late John and Katherine C. (Decareau) Daley. Sister of the late John Daley and Susan Daley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Tuesday April 25 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to American Heart Assn. Go Red, or Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Mass. General Hospital, ATTN: Dr. Thomas Spitzer, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.


George Gushue

Gushue, George for website onlyGeorge Gushue, of North Falmouth, formerly of Dorchester, April 14, 2017.

Beloved son of the late John and Emily (Gatherall) Gushue. Brother of Eileen and her husband Newman A. Flanagan of Pocasset and the late Jeanette and her late husband Joseph Wall, late John and his late wife Ann Gushue and late Edward Gushue and his wife Marion of Bourne. George is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Brendan’s Church, 589 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, Saturday April 22 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

George was a retired legal case manager for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, former Grand Knight of Cardinal O’Connell Knights of Columbus Council 2919 and longtime volunteer for Catholic Charities.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to Society of Our Lady of The Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), 1200 Lantana Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78407

Janet M. Christensen

Christensen, Janet for website onlyJanet  M.  Christensen, age 82, died at her home in Milton, April 16, 2017.

Janet was born and raised in Milton, graduating from Milton High School. She graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with degrees  in French and Food Science, continuing her education at Boston University to receive a Master’s  degree in communications.

Janet worked at the New England Dairy and Food Council, was the Food Editor for the Boston Herald Newspaper, co-hosted WGBH “The Cook-in Show” with Joe Kelly, and completed her career working at the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture promoting the use of produce from local farms.

Janet was a long time member of the Milton Republican Committee and a Town Meeting member. She was a founding member of the Milton Farmers Market, as well as one of the founding members of the Boston Public Food Market.

Janet was the beloved sister of Joan Eames of Gaithersburg, MD and the late Elinor Adler.  Aunt of Arthur Adler of RI, Pamela Adlersmith of  VT and Caroline Brasler of VA. Cousin of Sidney Worthen of Milton.

Funeral Service in First Congregational Church of Milton, 495 Canton Avenue, Milton,  Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired contributions in Janet ‘s name may be sent to the Salvation Army, Attn: Development, 25 Shawmut Rd., Canton, MA 02021.

Joan M. Torraco

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Joan M. (McCarthy) Torraco, of Quincy, died on April 13, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Americo Rick Torraco. Loving mother of Richard Torraco and his wife Rosemary of Nebraska, Robert and his wife Mary Torraco of Hingham, Joanne Harney and her husband John of Reading and Kathleen Torraco and her husband Bob Creech of Hull. Sister of the late Catherine Mariani, Mary, John and Joseph McCarthy. Cherished grandmother of Lauren, Maureen and Nicholas Torraco, William and Catherine Harney, Brian Sorensen and his wife Chelsey and Christine Sorensen. Great-grandmother to Celia Lynn Sorensen. Joan is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Joan was born in Boston, she attended Saint Gregory grammar school and graduated from Saint Gregory High School and attended Boston Clerical School. She was a member of the Quincy Tennis Club, Quincy Historical Society and was a former auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary. Joan was an active member of Saint Agatha Parish. She was Treasurer of Saint Agatha Parish Guild and Quincy Tennis Club. Most of all Joan loved her family who were the most important aspect of her life. She will be missed by all those who had the pleasure to have known her.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Monday 4-8PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12:00 Noon in Saint Agatha Church, East Milton. Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

Mildred “Millie” Horn

Horn_MildredcolorforwebpageMildred Mary “Millie” (Walker) Horn, of Dorchester died peacefully on April 9, 2017 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 77.  Born in Dorchester in 1939, Millie graduated from Dorchester High School in 1957.  She attended The Cambridge School of Business and worked for many years at The New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Boston. She raised her family in South Boston in the 1970s through the period of public school desegregation, insisting that all three of her boys attend school daily and not adhere to any organized boycotts. In retirement, Millie volunteered at The Epiphany School in Dorchester.

Millie is survived by her loving husband, Jim Horn, of 28 years. They were avid patrons of the arts and traveled extensively including South America, Europe and across North America. She is predeceased by her first husband, John DeCosta, who died in 1977.  She is survived by her three sons, Edward DeCosta, of Morgantown, West Virginia, James DeCosta, of Madison, CT, and Michael DeCosta, of Brookfield, CT, her beloved daughter-in laws, Linda, Tracy, and Dawn, 8 grandchildren, and a great grandson Vincent Anthony DeCosta born earlier this month.  She was also a surrogate mother to several nieces, nephews and neighborhood children whom she cared for and helped raise. She lived by the mantra, “it takes a village”.  She was admired by countless longtime friends and many strangers who instantly became her friend when they met her.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 20, at Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, at 10 o’clock. Donations can be made to The Epiphany School, 154 Centre  St. Dorchester, MA 02124.