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William D. Buckingham

William D. Buckingham, Architect  of Dorchester, on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Cherished husband of Margery Morgan Buckingham. Loving father of David R. Buckingham of New Orleans, LA and Julia M. Mason and her husband Peter S. Genovese, Jr. of Jenison, MI. Proud Papa of Chloe Rose Genovese. Dear brother of Mary DePasquale of Newton. A Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated at The Parish of All Saints Ashmont, 209 Ashmont St. Dorchester Wednesday December 17 at 2:00 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Tuesday, 4-8 PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the All Saints Building Preservation Fund.

Helen C. (Clark) McHugh

Helen C. (Clark) McHugh of Milton, died on December 14, 2014  at  home surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of Gerard McHugh.  Loving mother of Brian C. McHugh of Miami, FL and Steven R. McHugh of Milton, MA.  Grandmother of Clark McHugh.  Also survived by her aunt, Emma Odenweller of Dorchester. Teacher, retired from the Boston Public Schools.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday, December 17 at Noon.  Relatives and friends invited.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  Visiting hours omitted.

Dully Ecclesiastre

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Dully Ecclesiastre, of Dorchester passed away December 2, 2014.Beloved son of Anne Lunia Ecclesiastre and Desroche Ecclesiastre. He is also survived by his siblings, Jean, Josette, Daniel, Lunie, and Elysee Ecclesiastre. The funeral service will be held Saturday December 13 in New Jerusalem Evangelical Baptist Church, 183 Norfolk St., Dorchester at 10AM. The Viewing will begin at 8:30AM, relatives and friends invited. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Martha B. Wilhelm-Brandon

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 Martha (Bishop) Wilhelm-Brandon, “Marti”, of Weymouth passed away on Wednesday, December 3rd after a long illness. Beloved wife of Michael Brandon.  Marti had a long career as stable owner, horse trainer and premier riding instructor, a result of her lifelong love of horses.

She received a BS from Stephens College, a BA and MA in Journalism from Boston University, and then became a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines for ten years, traveling all over the world. During this time she married Larry Sorensen, a pilot with Pan Am. Marti then returned to Sandwich on Cape Cod where she worked with her aunt who ran The Greenbriar Nature Preserve.  This was to slow a pace for her.  She then moved to Iowa and opened Harmony Hollow Stables, becoming a trainer and equitation instructor.  Marti presented horses meticulously and ensured that the riders always did the work themselves; the level of her standards only was exceeded by her insistence on self-reliance.  Her students have gone on to compete and to win at the national and international levels, and some are still doing so today.  After a terrible snowstorm destroyed her barns she moved east and settled in Atlanta, founding Greenbriar Stables continuing to train & show.  She soon returned to the show ring with her beloved Saddlebred IceTea and began winning everything in sight.  After the death of her second husband, she remained at the stables and was joined by Carole Downs.  As a team they showed and won many ribbons over the years.

At the 47th high school reunion in 2008, she met Michael Brandon, her high school beau, once again and then married shortly after in Key West.  In late 2012, a brain tumor was discovered.  She had it removed in GA & shortly after relocated to the Boston area, to be with Michael.  She continued to have cancer treatments.  Her beloved horses Rudy & Hopper (a world champion) were boarded in nearby Duxbury where she continued to ride & drive them.

Marti was more than an instructor to her students and time spent at her stable was never considered ”work.”  She was a mentor, an inspiration and a role model for professionalism and sportsmanship.  Above all, she had a magnetic life force that drew people to her.  Her infectious love of “the beasts,” as she called them, inspired love of horses to her students and dear lifelong friendships among those in her “horse family.”

A memorial service will be at Thayer Academy in the Spring & at the Greenbriar Nature Preserve.  A donation in Marti’s name may be made to Thayer Academy, 745 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184 or by visiting as well as to The Thorton Burgess Society, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537 or by visiting

Richard F. Kelly

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Richard F. Kelly, 49, of Norwell, passed away on December 10.  Beloved son of Nancy Kelly of Dedham and the late John Kelly of Weymouth, sisters, Maureen Harris of Georgetown, Patricia Martins of Sandwich, the late Elizabeth Kelly of Braintree and brother, John Kelly of Detroit, Michigan.

The family would like to thank the Road to Responsibility staff for their loving care over the years, especially Bill Fearing and Jenn Orcutt.

Private service at Dolan Funeral Home on Monday, December 15 at 12 o’clock.  Burial at Blue Hill cemetery.


Patrick “Juice” Galette

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Patrick Galette, 26, of Randolph, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Brockton. Born in Boston on August 7, 1988, he was the son of Andre Galette and Idly Breneus.

Patrick was a computer technician in the IT dept. of Boston Medical. Besides his parents, Patrick is survived by his siblings, Frantz, Breneus, Darien Amado and Ashley Villard and many relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated on Saturday, December 13 at 10:00 AM in Saint Angela Church, 1540 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan.  Interment following in Saint Michael Cemetery.

Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, December 12, 5-9 PM.

Paul J. Mahoney, Jr.

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Paul J. Mahoney, Jr. of Milton, Dec. 5, beloved husband of Dorothea ( Smith ) Mahoney. Devoted father of Tina M. Gaynor and her husband John of Norton, Tammy A. Mahoney of Attleboro and Margaret M. Grennon  and her husband Matthew of Needham.  Grandfather of Kellie -Ann Maxwell  and Cameron J. Gaynor  both of  Attleboro. Brother of Robert Mahoney of Halifax, Helen Occhipinti ,  Cathy  Cripps &  Margaret Mahoney  all of FL  and the late John Mahoney and Sheldon Mahoney. Service in the St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel, 990 Lagrange St., W.  Roxbury on Weds , Dec, 10 at 11 o’clock.   Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE,  Tues 4-7 pm. Interment St Joseph Cemetery.  Late Air Force Veteran  Korean War.

Brian J. Foley

Brian J. Foley, Of Bridgewater formerly of Dorchester, Dec 4, Father of Becca (Foley) Tepper and her husband Tom  of S. Easton. Son of Franklin Foley and the late Margaret ( Hohmann)  Foley of Walpole.  Brother of Linda Spavento of Weymouth, Margaret Kelly of Norwood, Brenda Astrella of Walpole and Paul Foley of VA.  A Mass of Christian Burialwill be celebrated in St Gregory’s Church, Dorchester , Weds., Dec 10,  at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tues. 5- 8 pm. Interment Private. Late Vet United States Marine Corps. If desired contributions in Brian’s memory may be sent to the N .H.  Fish & Game,. Attn: Business Div., 11 Hazen Dr., Concord, NH 03301.

Andrew J. Baldasare

Andrew J. Baldasare of Dorchester, Dec. 4, son of the late Andrew J Baldasare, Sr.  and  Susie (Ciampoli) Baldasare.  Brother of Vincent Baldasare of FL. Uncle of Frances Cummings  and Michael Baldasare both of FL.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  in Holy Family Church, 24  Hartford St., Dorchester, Thurs. Dec, 11 at 11 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home 460 Granite  Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Weds.  5 – 8 pm.  Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.   If desired contributions in Andy’s name may be sent to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. Late member IBEW Local 2222.

Robert Lee Mittendorf, MD

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Robert Lee Mittendorf, MD, DrPh, 71, passed away from the expression of a genetic disorder, alpha-1 anti-trypsin. He is survived by his son, Jeffery David Mittendorf (Chandler, AZ); his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Triant (Chandler, AZ); his son, Robert William Mittendorf (Claremont, CA); his daughter, Inga Mittendorf (New Orleans, LA); and his three grandchildren, Aaron Andrew, Kyra Amanda, and Shaun Anthony Mittendorf (Chandler, AZ).  His wife, Dr. Peggy Herschel passed in 2004.

 Dr. Mittendorf was a physician, clinician, and medical researcher. Most recently, he was Professor, Emeritus at Loyola University Medical School in Chicago, where he was a clinician and medical educator (Faculty Member of the Year).

 Other research awards include Excellence in Teaching of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Lifetime Achievement Award), Certificate of Merit and the Central Prize Award of the Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also the author of more than 100 citations of the National Library of Medicine.

 At the University of Chicago, Dr. Mittendorf was the Director of Health Studies and the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for excellence in resident teaching. In addition, he was known for his nearly ten-year collaboration with Robert Fogel, 1993 Nobel Laureate in economics at the Center for Popular Economics at the University of Chicago.

 As a researcher, Dr. Mittendorf worked with the United Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation in its attempt to solve the problem of cerebral palsy; he was Project Director of the Collaborative Breast Cancer Study at the Harvard School of Public Health; Scientific Advisor for the North America Anti-Epilepsy Registry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and recipient of numerous awards by the National Institutes of Health.

 At the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Mittendorf was a Founding Member of the Leadership Council and Volunteer Chair of the Alumni Association.      

 In terms of personal matters, Dr. Mittendorf wants his family, friends, and colleagues to know that he feels fulfilled in life.

 A funeral service will be held at the First Parish Milton – Unitarian Universalist Church, 535 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 on Saturday, December 13th at 1 P.M.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, Milton Village from 4-7 PM on Friday.  Interment at Milton Cemetery.