Dolan Funeral Home

Virginia Curcio

curcio_virginia-jpgwebpageVirginia  (Nash) Curcio of Milton, Oct 18.

Virginia’s love of life was music and entertainment. As a 4 year old, she was able to play the piano by ear. Early in her career she traveled with bands across New England and the Mid-West. She never stopped being an entertainer; she was still singing and telling jokes until just before she died at the age of 97.Virginia lived most of her life in Milton and was a longtime member of the Parkway Methodist Church.

For the last five years she lived at the Marina Bay Nursing Center in Quincy, where she called herself the Unofficial Greeter and Social Director for   people moving into the facility. She was known for her colorful personality, her jokes and singing and of course, jewelry and scarves!  She loved where she lived and as she was failing in the hospital, her wish was “to come home to her people” at Marina Bay. She died surrounded by people she loved and who loved her.

Virginia was beloved sister of the late Ruth Nelson. Devoted Aunt of John Nelson of CA, Linda McVay of Chatham, Jane Nelson of Squantum and Robert Nelson of Norwell. She leaves 8 great nieces and nephews, 6 great-great nieces and nephews, and by the many staff at Marina Bay who loved her as she loved them.

Funeral Service in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Sun. Oct. 23, at 2 o’clock. Visitation  1-2 pm prior to the service. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations in Virginia’s name may be sent to the Milton Residents Fund, 535 Canton Ave., Milton, MA 02186.

Odeth Monteiro

Odeth Monteiro of Easton passed away suddenly on  Monday, October 17, 2016. Beloved daughter of Alfredo and the late Clementina Monteiro. Loving mother of Grace Monteiro. She is also survived by her siblings: Salomao Monteiro, Fernando Monteiro, Lina DaCosta, Elias Monteiro, and Elizabeth Monteiro. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, October 20 at the Dolan Funeral Home 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE from 5-8PM. The Funeral Service will be Friday, October 21 at the funeral home at 11AM. Interment at New Calvary Cemetery.

Barbara Clements


Devoted Mother and Grandmother Mrs. Barbara Clements, “Nana” died peacefully in her home on Friday the 14th of October, 2016 in Hooksett, New Hampshire at the age of 79. Barbara is survived by her sister Jeannie, her son William, her granddaughters Christina and Corrie, and her great-grandson Dylan. She is preceded in death by her brother Richard, her husband Leonard, and her daughter Karen.Barbara was born on January 14th, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to John and Catherine Ryan. She married Air Force sergeant Leonard Clements in 1958 and they traveled the country together. Barbara loved her time spent living in Germany and California with her husband. After the death of her husband, Barbara moved to Stoughton, Massachusetts and eventually settled in Hooksett, New Hampshire with her son and grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies include her Antiques, puzzles, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Visiting hours will be held Friday in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS 10 – 11:45 AM followed by a Funeral Service at 11:45. Relatives and Friends invited. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to Fisher House Foundation, 1400 VFW PKWY, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Calvin E. Parker

Calvin E. Parker, a retired maintenance supervisor, died at home in Milton Thursday October 13, 2016. He was 92 years old.

Born and raised in Milton, he graduated from Milton High School in 1941. Mr. Parker served as a Fire Controlman Third Class on the USS Arkansas during World War II. Upon discharge he returned to Milton and started working in 1946. Mr. Parker retired from WHDH Television in 1994.

Beloved husband of Adeline Parker. Loving father of Calvin E. Parker Jr. and his wife Angela of Milton, James B. Parker and his wife Christine of Plympton, Mark E. Parker and his wife Elaine of Reading, Suzanne Glendye and her husband Walter of Middleboro and the late Matthew S. Parker. Grandfather of Heather, James, Samantha, Sarah, Mark, Scott, Ashley and Nicole. Great-grandfather of George.

Private family funeral services have been held.

Nancy (Murphy) Fehrm


Nancy Elizabeth Fehrm (Murphy), of Harwichport, 80, died peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2016. Predeceased by her husband Albert G. Fehrm and her son Eric Fehrm. Survived by her children, Albert G. Fehrm Jr. and wife Stacie of Kingston, Carolyn Fehrm and her partner Peter Barron of Westwood, Jacquelyn Gordon and her husband Larry of Dedham and grandchildren, Steven and Kevin Fehrm; Nate, Christian, Jinah and Jed Cappuccino; Sammy, Michael and Mae Gordon. Sister of Carole Murphy, Brenda Sullivan and the late Alice (Pat) Callahan, and brother Joseph Murphy. Dear friend of Mona Franklin, and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Nancy grew up in Dorchester, Saint Mark Parish. After graduating from Saint Gregory, she worked for Boston City Hall. She raised her family in Scituate and Norwell, spending summers on Cape Cod. Nancy was drawn to the ocean, crewing on sailboats off Marblehead in her early years and retiring overlooking Nantucket Sound later in life. Her love of children, books, family and large gatherings was a constant theme in her life. Her home was welcome to all. In keeping with Nancy’s legacy of giving quietly, and without fanfare, in lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 17 at Saint Mary of the Nativity Church, 14 Edward Foster Road, Scituate at 11AM. Relatives and friends invited.

Phyllis J. Garvey


Garvey, Phyllis J. (McLaughlin) of Braintree died on October 11, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends. Beloved wife of the late Richard T. Garvey of Braintree. Loving mother of Thomas Garvey and his wife Ruth of Braintree and Ross Garvey and his wife Kari of Mendon. Cherished grandmother of Maria and Katherine Garvey of Braintree and Hannah Flis and Patrick Garvey both of Mendon.

Phyllis was born in Boston and grew up in Dorchester. She was a self employed Automobile dealer for many years before retiring. Phyllis loved her family who were the cornerstone of her life. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday October 20, 2016 at 10AM in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Washington Street, Braintree.   Interment will be at a later date. Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Elyse M. Murphy


Murphy, Elyse M. of Quincy formerly of Scituate died peacefully on October 11, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Frederick G. Murphy. Loving mother of Brian Murphy of Providence, RI; Karen Murphy and her husband Soren Richelsen of Newburyport; Dennis Murphy of Las Vegas, NV; Bruce Murphy and his wife Sherry of Easthampton: Keith Murphy and his wife Lori of Andover; and Jacqueline Murphy of Quincy. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren.  Sister-in-law of Elaine Murphy of West Roxbury. Elyse was lovingly cared for by the staff of Marina Bay Nursing Home for the past five years.

Elyse was born in Quincy and grew up in Dorchester. She was a graduate of Girls Latin High School and Mass College of Art. She was a talented artist and dedicated art teacher for the City of Chicopee for 24 years before retiring.  Elyse was an avid reader and enjoyed volunteering her time at the Scituate Art Association. Most of all Elyse’s family was the most important aspect of her life. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday October 14, 2016 at 10:00AM at St. Brendan’s Church, 589 Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester.   At the request of the family, visitation is private. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, 920 Adams St., Dorchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elyse may be made to Scituate Etrusco Associates of Scituate, P.O. Box 265, Scituate, MA 02066.


William J. Roderick

William J. Roderick Sr., of Marshfield, surrounded by his family October 6, 2016.

Loving partner of Mary (Zine) Dwyer and her children Kristy Dwyer and Derek Dwyer. Loving father of Anna Monahan, Tracy Nadolny-Burton and William J. Roderick Jr. Grandfather of Gabrielle Nadolny, Victoria Monahan, Abigail Monahan and Matthew Burton. Brother of the late James Roderick and Thomas Roderick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Wednesday October 12 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 4-8 PM.

Billy was a retired member NE Regional Council of Carpenters AFL-CIO, Floor Coverers Local 2168 and US Air Force veteran, Vietnam.

Catarina A. Amado


Catarina A. Amado of Boston, September 30, 2016. Beloved mother of Lenore Amado. Daughter of the late Joao and Ana Andrade. Sister of Arnaldo Andrade and Arlindo Andrade. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, Dudley Street at Blue Hill Avenue, Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS Friday 5 – 9 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

Michael C. Halpin

halpin-matthew-for-website-onlyMichael C. Halpin , 44 of Foxborough, Oct. 5, beloved husband of Diane P. (Russo) Halpin.  Devoted son of Walter Halpin Jr. of Weymouth and Bernadette Halpin of Rockland.  Brother of Walter Halpin  III and his wife Karen of Weymouth, Rachael Finnegan and her husband John of Whitman and Paula Welch of Carver.  Brother in Law of Sheila Luciano and her husband Chris of Norwood. Grandson of Dorothy Halpin of Dorchester. Also survived by several  aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory’s Church, DORCHESTER, Tues., Oct. 11 at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Mon 3-7 pm.  Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers donations in Mike’s memory may be sent to the American Liver Foundation, New England Chapter, 188 Needham St., Newton, MA 02461.