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Brian C. Little

Brian C. Little, 55, life-long resident of Braintree, passed away unexpectedly November 10, 2019.

He was the beloved son of the late William J. and Miriam F. Little. Devoted brother of William J. Little Jr. and his wife Denise of Braintree, Rosemary Donoghue and her husband Bob of Rockland and Fort Myers, Florida and Miriam Gill of Pembroke.  Loving and cherished uncle of Ryan, Sean, Patrick and Julie Donoghue, Erin Gill Johnson, Kathryn Gill and William J. Little III.  Brian is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

A life-long resident of Braintree, Brian graduated from Blue Hills Regional High School in 1983 and shortly after started his career with Teamsters Local 25, as a truck driver for Stop and Shop.  Brian enjoyed traveling in his younger years, golfing and spending time with his siblings, nieces and nephews.  He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, Saturday November 16 at 9:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.   Visiting hours at Dolan funeral home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4-8 PM.  Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Thomas Patrick Riordan

Thomas P. Riordan of Milton passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.  Beloved husband of Germaine (Vallely) Riordan, devoted father of Sean and his wife Jacqueline, Gillian, and Monica of Boston.

He was the loving son of John and Mary (Concannon) Riordan, brother of Edward of Mashpee, Dennis of South Carolina, John of North Carolina, Margaret and Kathleen of Milton, and Maryanne Ridge of Hanover; brother-in-law of Gary Vallely of Sharon, Joseph Vallely of Jamaica Plain, Bernadette Vallely of Needham and preceded in death by Anne Kaminsky of Nashua. Additionally, he leaves many adoring nieces and nephews.

Tom is a graduate of Boston College 1970, where he was captain of the Golf team. He went on to be the club professional at New Seabury GC where he worked for twelve years.  He left the golf profession to pursue a successful career in sales with Izod Lacoste and relocated to New Orleans where he lived for seven years and made many dear friends before returning to Boston. He later began his own sales and marketing company, The Riordan Group.

Tom was a former member of Wollaston GC in Milton where he started as a caddie, New Seabury GC of Mashpee, Metairie CC of New Orleans and current member of Milton Hoosic Club of Canton and The St. Andrews GC of Scotland. He leaves a lasting legacy in the golf trips that he organized to Ireland and Scotland with his band of brothers, The Wild Colonial Boys.

A Francis Ouimet Scholar and Board Member, Tom was honored in March 2019 as the Richard F. Connelly, Jr. Award recipient for Distinguished Service.  His friends and family later helped raise an endowed scholarship in his name.  

Tom had a passion for people and touched the life of every person he met. He will be forever remembered for his gregarious personality, his enormous generosity and for his devotion to his family and friends. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton, Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM.  Family and friends invited.  Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, November 14th from 4-8 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, Riordan Family Endowed Scholarship at 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton, MA 02766 or via www.ouimet.org.

Lorraine M. Connolly

Lorraine M. (Andrews) Connolly of Dorchester and South Boston,  died on November 5, 2019.  Beloved mother of Robert Connolly and his wife Marianne of Millis, Edward Connolly and his wife Paula of Walpole and Ann Brosnihan of Whitman.  Sister of the late Robert Andrews.  Cherished grandmother of Leigh Ann Martin, Erin Brosnihan, Peter Connolly, Rachael Connolly and Michael Connolly.

Lorraine was born in Boston and raised in South Boston.  She enjoyed trips to the Casino where she could spend hours playing the slot machines.  Most of all Lorraine Loved spending time with her children and grandchildren who were the center of her life.  She also had a special devotion to St. Jude. Lorraine will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Rd., Suite 206Westborough, MA 01581.

Janet L. Ochs

Janet Louise Ochs, 73, of Quincy, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Janet was born in Boston, MA on January, 18, 1946; she was the daughter of the late Howard and Marion (MacKinnon) Ochs; sister of the late Thomas H. Ochs; and aunt of the late Julie (Ochs) Dempsey.  Janet was raised in Quincy, MA and attended the local schools.  She graduated from Cambridge School majoring in Medical Secretarial which she graduated with honors and was elected to the National Business Honor Society. Janet made her career at Boston University working as an Administrative Assistant and Administrative Officer in Department of Dermatology and retired several years ago.

Janet spent many summers growing up on Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee at her, grandfather and grandmother’s summer home. She also spent many of years at her parent’s second home in Sanbornton, NH.  Janet enjoyed outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and canoeing on the lake.

Janet spent countless hours in the kitchen as she was a great cook/baker.  She enjoyed sharing her special meals and bake goods with her neighbors. She was the matriarch of the neighborhood and all the neighbors appreciated her very much. Janet took tremendous pride in her property and garden.  The City of Quincy recently awarded Janet as one of 30 “Neat Neighbors” in the city.

Janet is survived by two great nephews of New Hampshire; sister-in-law Lillian R. (Chiano) Ochs, of Plymouth, MA and several cousins.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5-7:30pm at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE.  A Memorial Service will be held at Dolan Funeral Home at 7:30 pm.  Interment will be private.

Donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

John F. McConville, M.D.

John F. McConville, M.D., Retired orthopedic surgeon, died peacefully surrounded by his family on June 17, 2019. He was 92.

Dr. McConville practiced at the Carney and South Shore Hospitals. He served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and President of the Medical Staff during his career at the South Shore Hospital. He was a member of the Norfolk South Medical Society, the New England Orthopedic Society and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Raised in North Dighton, he was the devoted son of the late Harry and Ellen McConville. He was the loving brother of the late Robert S. McConville.

He was a graduate of Coyle High School, Boston College and Tufts University School of Medicine.

John was an avid reader and maintained a lifelong interest in history. He enjoyed attending the Civil War discussion group at the Captain Forbes Museum. He was a member of the Milton Historical Society. He may be best remembered for his warmth, sense of humor, wit, and keen intellect. He enjoyed lifelong friendships with many people.

John was the devoted husband of Hertha for 63 years. Affectionately known as “Da”, he was the loving father of John, Mary, Owen and his wife Katherine, Alicia and her husband Richard, Christine, Luke and his wife Katelyn, Kathryn and her husband John, Julie, Elizabeth and her husband Seth, and the late Ellen.

He was the loving grandfather of Helen Corcoran, Michael, Julie, Meghan and Max McConville, Richard, Louise and William Gedney, Luke, Eleanor, Henry and Charles McConville, John, Charlotte, Christine, Thomas and George Flatley, Robert and Peter Dixon and John Chandler.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His family held a private Mass this summer.

Ivor Martin

Ivor Martin, 75, of Dorchester, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Hermy Martin. Loving father of Judith, Triciagay, Brian, Alexi, Oma, and Andre Martin.

Visitation Friday, November 7 at Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church, 108 Seaver Street, Dorchester, from 10-11am. The Funeral Service will begin at 11am. Interment at Saint Michael Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.

Stephen Power

Stephen Power, of Milton, Pocasset and recently a resident of Linden Ponds in Hingham, passed away on Nov. 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland in 1932, Steve came to this country at the age of 23 and established a successful masonry contracting business. A former member of the Cork Football Club and the Knights of Columbus, Steve enjoyed dozens of family excursions to family home in Ardmore, County Waterford as well as memorable trips to Italy, Portugal, the Caribbean and Australia. Steve was a generous, personable man who enjoyed Cape Cod cookouts with family and friends and Irish parties where he was well known for his singing, especially his signature song, “The Rocks of Bourne.”

Steve leaves his beloved wife, Ellen (Walsh) Power. Loving father of Declan Power of Milton, Stephen Power and his wife Cassi of Cincinnati, Elizabeth Power Lydon and her husband Joe of Milton, Nicholas Power and his wife Julie of Milton and Michael Power of Cincinnati. Steve also leaves eight grandchildren: Sarah and Declan Power, Emily and Maggie Power, Jack and Michael Lydon and Nicholas and Matthew Power. He was the brother of Declan Power, Sister Declan Power, Josie Dullea and Anne Phelan of Ireland: Nicholas Power of Florida, and the late Margaret Power Carr, John Power, Henry Power and Michael Power. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, sisters-in law, and brothers-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Saturday November 9 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 3–7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory may be made to Milton Foundation for Education, PO Box 223, Milton, MA 02186.

Valerie M. St. Louis

Valerie M. St. Louis, October 31, 2019. Beloved wife of Linus St. Louis. Devoted mother of Keith Simon and Nigel Simon both of Boston.  Sister of Allison Rose-Guy of Canada, Carlyle Rose of Boston, Ashley Rose of Canada, Annette Rose-Phillip of Trinidad, April Rose – Jimoh of Canada and the late Adeline Rose. Grandmother of Kamille Simon.  Sister in law of Rosemarie, Rasaq, Lorna, Davidson, Fitzroy, Philerton, Veronica, Lyris, Faith, Evernest. Relative of the White, Carter-Charles, Marshall, Ross, Daniel, Atherley, Lee-Mac, Blanchfield, and St. Louis families

Group member of Church of the Holy Spirit Mothers Union and Choir

Funeral Service in Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River Street, Mattapan, Saturday November 9 at 10:00 AM. Visitation in the Church 9 – 10 am. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Chris Long

Chris Long, 78, of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Born on July 7, 1941, he grew up in Jonesville, SC and was raised by his grandmother, Bessie Humphries, better known as Granny Doll (deceased).

Chris met his wife Eloise Long from Pacolet, SC in 1960 where they were married for 50+ years. Chris and Eloise left South Carolina for Boston in 1961 to find better opportunities for their family, which included three daughters and one son. Alice Faye Gadsden of Lincoln, RI, Beverly Denise Long of Atlanta, GA, Dolores Norris of Boston and the late Christopher Long.

Chris worked as a mason with Demetruis Lodge, serving his community for numerous years which he enjoyed immensely. He spent most of his career as a butcher at Newmarket Square in Boston where he enjoyed cutting meat and supplying to the local Boston restaurants.

He leaves behind his wife Eloise, daughters Alice, Beverly and Dolores a sister in-law Thelma Gist of Pacolet, SC, brother in-law, Walter Lee Gist of Long Beach, CA, 2 grandchildren, Jacorey Gadsden and Christina Long as well as a slew of friend. Predeceased by his son Chris, his parents James Long and Alice Goforth and his brother James Long.

Funeral Service at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday, November 9th at 11:00 AM. Family and friends invited. A visiting hour will be from 10-11 AM, immediately before the service. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimers Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452

John F. Kelley

John F. Kelley, of Milton, formerly of Dorchester and Mattapan, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019.

Beloved husband of the late Christine M. (Lyons). Devoted father of Christine M. Tynan and her husband Steven of Milton, John J. Kelley and his wife Krisann of Boston, and Marianne K. Pekrul and her husband Todd of Pembroke. Cherished Papa of Sean and Kevin Kelley, Christopher, Colleen and Caitlin Pekrul, and Lily Tynan. Son of the late William J. Kelley and Mabel M. (Fauchea). John was predeceased by brothers Billy, Paul, Eddie, Jimmy and sisters Marie, Margie, Claire (Bell) and Therese. Dear friend of Thomas “Whitey” O’Hara.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Wednesday, November 6 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS Tuesday 3-7 PM. Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring Kentucky 41076, 877-426-2838.