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Pamela M. Bent

Pamela M. (Dubzinski) Bent, 71, of Milton Massachusetts, died on Thursday, February 19, 2015 with her loving family at her side.  Pam was born on July 23, 1943 in Gardner, Massachusetts and was the beloved daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (O’Hearn) Dubzinski. Pam was raised in Gardner and was a graduate of Gardner High School, Class of 1961. She also graduated from Regis College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She later graduated from Boston College with a Master of Arts degree in English and from Simmons College with a Master of Arts degree in Library Science.


 Pam worked many years as a teacher and school librarian in the school systems of Rockland, Weymouth, Brockton, Boston, and Gardner. She retired from the Gardner Middle School as a school librarian in 2004.


 In addition to her parents, Pam is predeceased by her husband of nearly 36 years, C. Frederick Bent, who died in February of 2006.  Pam is survived by her loving and devoted children, Jonathan M. Bent of Milton and Courtney B. Winter and her husband Anthony of Boston.  A source of continued wonder and love were her beloved grandchildren, Annie, Julia, Jack, and Luke Winter. In addition she leaves her loving siblings, Walter J. Dubzinski, Jr., and his wife Irene of Gardner, John Dubzinski and his wife Donna of Leominster, and Anne Jasinski and her husband John of Templeton. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Pam will always be remembered for her unfailing love and devotion to her family, in particular, to her children who were the center of her world. She was a doting and involved grandmother, a steadfast caregiver to her beloved parents in their later years and a loyal and kind sister, aunt, and friend. Her presence will forever be missed and her memory will remain in our hearts forever.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 11:00 in Holy Spirit Church, 50 Lovewell Street, Gardner. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours have been omitted. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walter and Ruth Dubzinski Memorial Scholarship in c/o Walter J. Dubzinski, Jr., 83 Temple Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440.


Joan D. Sablock

Joan D. Sablock, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, of Quincy , formerly of South Boston.   Beloved wife of the Edmund W. Sablock.  Loving mother of Patricia M. Sablock of Wayland, Susan M.  Stevenson and her husband John of Braintree and Ann Callahan.  Sister of Thomas Callahan and his wife Betty of Wakefield, Jackie Callahan and his wife Cathy of Tweksbury, Agnes Burlone and her husband Fred of Halifax and the late Marie Bellenger and Ann Dicicco.  Also survived by her grand dog “Mimi”.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St. at Brook Rd., Milton on Saturday, February 28 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Memorial visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Friday, 4-8 PM.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Joan’s memory may be made to One Mission, Buzzforkids, 1881 Worcester Rd. Suite 200A. Framingham,  MA 01701.


Evelyn (Vaughan) Butler

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Evelyn (Vaughan) Butler of Dorchester, passed away peacefully early Monday morning February 23rd, 2015 surrounded by her loving family in her home at the age of 88.  Born on May 5, 1926 in Dorchester; daughter of the late Maurice and Mary T. (Fitzpatrick) Vaughan, Evelyn was raised in Neponset section of Dorchester and has been a lifelong resident while spending the summers in Humarock for the past 51 years.  Family was the single most important aspect of Evelyn’s Life. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The grandchildren were her world and she loved being part of their lives and watching them grow. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting and making sweaters for all the grandchildren.  Beloved wife of the late (Ret.) Boston Police Detective Edward P. Butler.  Evelyn is survived by her devoted & loving children Edward J. “Buddy” Butler and his wife Patricia of Hingham, Boston Police Officer Michael V. Butler and his wife Joan of Norfolk, Stephen M. Butler and his wife Elizabeth of Dorchester, Jeanne M. Dalton and her husband John of Neponset, and Judith A. “Judy” Butler of Dorchester, her dear sisters Anna M. Kenney of Braintree, her sister & best friend Patricia Caruso and her husband James of Watertown. In addition she is survived by her 16 cherished grandchildren, 3 adoring great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.  Loving mother of the late Paul F, Butler and Marianne T. Butler, and sister of the late Kathryn Vaughan, Helen M. Fay, John J. Vaughan, Thomas Vaughan, Mary Lyons, Josephine Sullivan and Maurice Vaughan.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester, Friday February 27 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 4-8 PM.  In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to EC Week at Camp Fatima, 32 Fatima Road, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

Olive Julia (Murphy) Rull

Olive Julia (Murphy) Rull, formerly of Milton, Quincy and South Boston at the age of 105, in Hingham, MA, Sunday, February 22, 2015.  Wife of the late William L. Rull, Sr., who died in 1967  when she was 56 years old and she never
remarried.  Devoted mother of  Myrtle T. Kelly of Norwell, MA ,  the late William L. Rull, Jr. and the late Robert F. Rull.  Also survived by three grandchildren, Joseph Kelly and his wife Lisa of Putnam, CT,  William Kelly and his wife Neida of Plymouth, MA and Kyle Kelly of Rockland, MA. She is also survived by five  great grandchildren: David, Owen, Seth, Leslie and William, and only surviving niece, Janice Rudnicki of Methuen, MA .  Past Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America and an active member of the Seniors Bowling Club in Milton.  Her family will miss her stories of the last 100 years.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church,  Adams St. at Brook Rd., Milton, Friday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460Granite Ave., EAST MILTON on Thursday, 4-7 PM.   Interment Blue Hill Cemetery.  Olive bequeaths to her extended family her love and devotion to St. Theresa, the Little Flower, who sustained her all of her life.  Donations may be sent to The Society of The Little Flower , Warren, IL or Catholic Television Center,  Catholic TV,  P.O. Box 9196 , Watertown,  MA 02471.

Mary E. Sughrue

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Mary E. Sughrue, 78, of NYC, died peacefully on February 20.  Mary was from a family of five children raised in Milton, Mass.  She is survived by her loving brothers,  Rev. Paul Sughrue, of Acton, Mass. and Peter Sughrue of Bridgehampton, NY,  and by her adoring sister, Ginny Crowley of Kennebunk, Me.  She was predeceased by her brother, Steven.  “Aunt Mimi”, as she was known to many, is also survived by eight nieces and nephews, and sixteen grand nieces and grand nephews. Mary was loved by all for her constant support, her great generosity, and her eternal optimism. She relished her role of being a loving aunt and a dear friend to all.

Mary graduated from Simmons College in 1957.  She spent ten years employed at Harvard Business School, before venturing to New York City.  There she worked at the Frick Museum and for the Rockefeller family, before becoming involved in public policy under the umbrella of New York State.  Mary spent over 25 years working as a Special Assistant in the office of NYS Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  In her retirement, Mary was a devotee of the Metropolitan Opera and a member of the Harvard Club of NY.

Mary’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated by her brother at St Elizabeth Church in Milton, Mass, on Wednesday, February 25 at 11 a.m.  Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 24, 4 to 7 p.m. at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  In lieu of flowers,  donations on Mary’s behalf may be made to St Vincent Ferrer Church, 869 Lexington Avenue, NYC, NY, 10069 or to the Kennedy Child Study Center, 151 East 67 St. NYC, NY 10065

John Eldridge Garland

Garland_JohnwebsiteonlyJohn Eldridge Garland, 60, of Milton, a man of endless generosity, intense passion and a wit that lightened life’s most trying challenges, passed Feb. 21.
As vice president of M.S. Walker’s fine wine division, he lived by the words,”Life is too short for bad wine.” For John, who tasted the best wine of five continents over his career, life was also too short to complain, too short to worry, too short  not to travel, too short not to.forgive….too short not to. love….. A life cannot be too short  when every moment is lived in the true sense of the word lived with enthusiasm, compassion and grace.
John loved history, music, gardening, the Patriots; he loved Paris, tailored suits, Italian ties, and his two dogs, Penny and Roscoe.
Those who knew him will most remember the way he loved those closest to him, his family and his friends – with loyalty and fidelity and devotion. They will remember his love for his wife Clare, to whom he was blissfully married for 34 years; his three children, Matthew Owen, Ryan Eldridge, and John Harrison, to whom he devoted himself completely; his late father, Eldridge “Al” Garland and his mother, Sheila Garland of Florida, who raised him with the integrity he lived by; his sisters, Nancy Garland of North Carolina and Susan Garland of Florida, to whom he was the best older brother anyone could ask for; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends to whom his door was always wide open.
John was born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Brookline, Mass.  After graduating from Brookline High School he attended the University of New Mexico before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.  After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts he began his career in the wine industry at M.S. Walker in Somerville, where he worked for 30 years.
No one would call him a man of few words, but he was the rare case of a loquacious man who preferred to lead with his actions. As anyone who ate or drank with him could attest, John Garland could talk the talk, but those who truly knew him will tell you how he walked the walk, deliberately and with style. If there is one lesson he would like to leave those of us still running in the human race it would undoubtedly be, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” 

We promise we won’t. 

A funeral service will be held at First Parish in Milton, 535 Canton Ave., Thurs., Feb. 26,  at 11 a.m.  Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4-8 p.m., at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton Village. Interment will be in Milton Cemetery. Contributions in John’s memory may be sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Thoracic Oncology Dept, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115, or to the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue Boston, MA 02118-2700.  For further information please visit

Anna C. (Fowler) Donahue

Anna C. (Fowler) Donahue, February 20, 2015, in Cambridge, MA, of Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly of Yonkers, NY. Beloved wife of the late Frank Donahue. Loving mother of John Donahue and his late wife, Betty, of NJ, Catherine A. Donahue of MA, Ronnie Kasimir and her husband, Matt, of NY, Mary Jude Moffat and her husband, Robert, of FL, Carol Manning and her husband, Bill, of PA and the late Frank Donahue and his surviving wife, Gen, of TX. Sister of Frank Fowler and his wife Suzie of FL and the late Helen Fowler of NY. Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 20. A graveside service will be held at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Raphael Church, Lehigh
Acres, FL on Friday, March 20 at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory may be made to The Friends of the East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road North, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 (please put Anna Donahue’s name in the memo line).

Mildred Evelyn Macdonald

Mildred Evelyn (Steele) Macdonald  of Taunton, formerly of Milton on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  Loving mother of Regina A. Riccio and her husband Michael of Taunton and Kevin J. Macdonald and his wife Janet of Woburn.  Devoted grandmother of  Brian Riccio, Anthony Riccio and Glenn Riccio all of Taunton.  Sister of the late Dorothy M. Steele, Edwin F. Steele, Bertha Shea, Thomas Earle Steele, Ethel T. Steele, Louis P. Steele, Anna Falcone, Herbert Steele and Helen L. Steele.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Rd. Milton on Tuesday, February 24 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Visiting hours at Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE on Monday, 4-8 PM.  Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.  If  desired memorial contributions in Evelyn’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472 or Susan G. Komen, P. O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Francis J. Foley

Francis J. Foley, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, February 20, 2015.

Beloved husband of Patricia (O’Connell) Foley. Loving father of Catherine M. Usevich and her husband James of Kingston, Joann M. Squitieri and her husband Philip of Norfolk, Thomas P. Foley of Quincy and Joseph F. Foley and his wife Laura of Weymouth. Grandfather of Joseph J. Usevich and Nathan B. Foley. Brother of Rev. Thomas C. Foley of Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, Barbara Pickering and her husband Charles of Braintree, William Foley and his wife Natalie of Milton, Bernard Foley and his wife Anne of Delaware, Richard Foley and his wife Marie of Canton and the late John P. Foley and James Foley. Brother-in-law of Patricia Foley and Barbara Foley. Frank is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Wednesday February 25 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday 3-7 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Frank was a graduate of Boston College as a Francis Ouimet Golf Scholarship winner, a US Navy veteran, former owner of Foley Chrysler Plymouth of North Quincy and honorary member of Wollaston Golf Club, Milton.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hickman

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Elizabeth “Betsy”  Hickman,  59, passed away peacefully at MGH on February 16, 2015 after a long illness, surrounded by her family.  Elizabeth was the cherished youngest daughter of the late George and Rosalie (Boyd) Hickman.  She was the beloved sister of Jeanne Hartley and her husband William of Sandwich and Rosemary Stevens and her husband George of Braintree.  She is also survived by her aunt, Margaret Chartier, her niece, Shelia Hartley, her nephew Kevin Hartley and her grand nephew, Caiden Hartley along with many cousins and grand cousins.  Elizabeth was a 1973  graduate of Cardinal Cushing High School in Boston.  Elizabeth worked for many years in a wide variety of industries, among them were retail, insurance and manufacturing.   Elizabeth loved to go camping, she travelled extensively and was an avid Boston sports fan.  She also enjoyed  listening to the Oldies and was always the “class clown”, bringing a laugh wherever she went.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, and will be missed.  Elizabeth was a longtime resident of Stonehedge Rehab where she was the president of the Patient Council.  She was loved and respected by staff and patients.  Donations in her memory can be sent to:  Stonehedge Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, 5 Redlands Rd., West Roxbury, MA 02132,  or Joslin Diabetes Center,  One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215,  ATTN:  Development Suite 745.   Services  will be held at a later date.