Dolan Funeral Home

Matthew P. Byrne

Matthew P. Byrne, of Norwell, formerly of Marshfield, Boston and Milton, passed to eternal life on October 18, 2017 at the age of 73 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his brothers Philip M. Byrne of Palm Beach, FL and Boston, Dr. Denis P. Byrne of Winchester, MA and his wife Joan; Christopher J. Byrne of Hingham and his wife Patricia; and his partner Nancy Lester of Norwell, MA.

Also survived by his nephew Brian D. Byrne of New York City and his wife Katherine; Darin D. Byrne of Winchester and his wife Molly; Michael P. Byrne of Hingham and his wife Kelly; Trevor D. Byrne of Hingham and his wife Hannah; his niece Lindsey B. Flynn and her husband Robert of Hingham; 10 grand nephews and grand nieces and many cousins. His wife Eileen predeceased him in 2002.

Matt was a graduate of Boston College High School and the College of the Holy Cross and received Master of Education from University of Massachusetts and Master of Business Administration from Boston University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and flew 46 missions as pilot of a KC-135 tanker. After his discharge in 1974 he spent several years in civilian life before rejoining the Air Force  in 1980 for another four years. He served a total of 10 years on active duty receiving 2 Air Medals, Air Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and numerous other decorations. He then spent 15 years as a pilot with American Airlines, retiring in 2000.

His focus in life was always on his family, his many friends and his faith. He enjoyed teaching CCD classes and coaching youth football. He was an avid athlete and excelled in football, sailing, road running, tennis and softball. He competed in the Boston Decathlon and ran 3 Boston Marathons.

Matt was a kind, loving, gentle and generous man with a great sense of humor and a love of country. He will be missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Monday October 23 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

David J. O’Leary

David J. O’Leary, 77, of Quincy, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

David was the loving father of David V. O’Leary of Brockton and stepfather of Debra MacDonald and her husband John of Rockland and Joseph Fiandaca of Brockton.  He was born in Boston, MA and was the son of the late John and Lillian (Storti) O’Leary of Quincy.  He was preceded in death by seven siblings.

David was a self-employed painter and contractor.  He was a 46 year member of AA and a Vietnam Air Force Veteran.

He leaves behind his granddaughter Hannah Nicole O’Leary, five step-grandchildren, two great step-grandsons, his sister Lillian Baiardi of Utah and his former wife Phyllis E. (Maginnis) O’Leary of Quincy.

Memorial visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday, October 20th, 4-7 PM.  Relative and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David’s memory to: COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

William P. Lyons, Jr.

William P. Lyons Jr., formerly of Winthrop, died peacefully at home on October 1, 2017 after a brief illness.

A retired postal worker and lifelong Boston sports fan, Bill was known for his generous nature and sharp wit. He lamented the Red Sox’ perennial lack of decent pitching, and didn’t believe for a second that Tom Brady ever had anything to do with deflated footballs.

He enjoyed walks on Revere Beach, usually with a stop for a sandwich at Kelly’s, and his perfect weekend included reading the Globe while having a cup of coffee and blueberry muffin from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Brother Bill, as some of his family called him, was a proud member of the choir of St. John the Evangelist in Winthrop, where he shared a close friendship with the late Rose “Babe” Giangregorio.

He also spent many an hour engrossed in Legos, putting together puzzles and blowing bubbles with his grandchildren, the four loves of his life, who knew him as “Baba.”

Bill was the son of the late William P. Lyons, Sr. and Zita (Cronin) Lyons. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne (McNealy) Lyons, and his sister Rosemary McCarthy of New Hampshire. He was the beloved father of Kim Lyons-Passafiume (Michael) of Pittsburgh, Mary White (Mark) of West Roxbury and Amy Lyons (Christopher Johnson) of Centreville, Va.; he was the brother of James Lyons of Winthrop and Robert Lyons of Marshfield. Bill also was the proud grandfather of Brian Martinez-Lyons (Sarah) of Cleveland, Dominic Passafiume of Pittsburgh and Hannah and Lilah White of West Roxbury, and dogfather to Augie.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, October 27 at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 366 Cummins Highway, Roslindale on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Dena Marie Pacione

Dena  Marie Pacione of Rockland died unexpectedly on October 10, 2017.  Beloved daughter of Pat Pacione of  Hanover  and  the late Maureen (O’Driscoll)  Pacione.  Loving sister  of  Michael  P.  Pacione of Tallahassee, Florida and Patrick O’Shea.  Niece  of  John and Frank Pacione and the late Vincent Pacione.   Dena also leaves behind many dear friends and relatives.

Dena was born in Boston.  She was raised and educated in Hanover and later attended Northeastern University.  Dena enjoyed life and loved people.  She cared deeply for others and had a heart of gold. Most of all Dena loved her family who were truly 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 visitation on Sunday October 15, 2017 from 2-4PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton.  Cremation will follow.

Edmund W. Sablock

Edmund W. Sablock, of Braintree, formerly of West Quincy passed away Friday October 6, 2017. Edmund was born in Jewett City, CT and moved to Massachusetts with his family. He was a resident of Dorchester for over 20 years,  then moved to West Quincy and lived there for 54 years, before moving to Braintree. Edmund worked for 20 years for Westinghouse as an appliance repairman and then as a maintenance mechanic for Boston Edison for 22 years until his retirement in 1992. Once Edmund retired, he devoted his life to helping family and friends.


He was the beloved husband of the late Joan D. (Callahan )  Sablock. Loving father of Patricia M. Sablock of Canton, and Susan M. Stevenson and her husband John of Braintree. A  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St. at Brook Rd., Milton, Thursday October 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., East Milton,  Thursday, 8:30 – 10 AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edmunds memory may be made to One Mission, Buzzforkids, 1881 Worcester Rd., Suite 204A, Framingham, MA 01701. For information, directions and guest book,

Andre Joseph Charles

Andre Joseph Charles passed away Friday October 6, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Suzana Paul. Loving father of Dickens, Evens, Ewald, Erica, and Ralph Charles. Cherished grandfather of Brian, Cassandra, Sophie, William, Nicholas, Gabriel, and Giovanni Charles. He also leaves behind his siblings, Claire (Charles) Raymond, Victor, Louise, Jean Claude, and Josie Charles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 14 at Saint Angela Church, in Mattapan at 10am. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St.,LOWER MILLS, Friday from 4-8pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment at Saint Michael Cemetery.

Anne Marie (Kelly) Volpe

Anne M. (Kelly) Volpe, 68, of West Yarmouth and Medford, died Sunday, October 8,2017 after an extended illness. Anne was the wife of the late Lawrence R. Volpe. She was born in Quincy, MA, and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Evelyn Kelly. Anne was a graduate of Fontbonne Academy and Boston State College.

Anne worked as a preschool and elementary school teacher in Medford before her retirement to the Cape. She loved reading, gardening, and traveling.  She especially loved her time on the shores of West Yarmouth and Saint Thomas.

She leaves behind her sister Kathleen Kelly of Quincy, daughter Kelly Montana and her husband Karl of Marshfield, daughter Laura Boynton and her husband Jonathan of Milton, and grandchildren Nicole and Jake Montana, and Kaleigh and Allison Boynton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha’s Church, Adams St., Milton on Friday, October 13 at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, 4-8PM. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lawrence R. Volpe Memorial Scholarship, c/o Laura Boynton, 6 Rustlewood Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Margaret O’Sullivan

Margaret O’Sullivan, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester and Recess, Connemara Co. Galway earned her angel wings October 7, 2017.

Cherished daughter of the late Michael and Nora O’Sullivan. Beloved mother of Nicole O’Sullivan of Quincy. Devoted sister of Maureen Lyons and the late Tim Lyons of Dorchester, Jimmy and (Ann) O’Sullivan of Braintree, Ann and (Gary) Timlin of Milton, Angela and (Tom) O’Neill &  Michael and (Marie) O’Sullivan of both of London, Paddy and (Nuala) O’Sullivan and John O’Sullivan both of Milton and Noel O’Sullivan of Galway, Ireland. Loved by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Mark’s Church, DORCHESTER, Wednesday, October 11, at 11 o’clock.Visiting Hours private. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Margaret’s memory may be sent to Fr. Bill’s Place, 430 Belmont St., Brockton, Massachusetts  02301.

John E. Larkin III

John E. Larkin III, originally from Dorchester, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Beloved son of John E. Larkin Jr. and the late Priscilla (Pagel) Larkin. Loving father of John E. Larkin IV and his wife Danielle Larkin, Julian Larkin, and Lexie Larkin, all of Rockland.  Also, grandfather to John E. Larkin V and Liam Larkin.  Johnny is also survived by his siblings Adalaide Burke, Warren Hoppie, Nancy Palhete, Arlene MacDonald, Alfred Hoppie, Joan Edlin, Susan Larkin, Priscilla Larkin McMahon, Shirley Larkin, Alex Larkin, and Scott Larkin. He is preceded in death by his brother Richard Hoppie. A  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 12 at 10:00 AM in Saint Brendan Church, Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester.  Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visitation Sunday October 8 from 3-7PM  at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. Burial will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Julia Galvao

Julia (Monterio) Galvao a retired Home Health Aide passed away at age 86, on October 1, 2017. Julia was born on May 25, 1931, in Brava, Cape Verde, the beloved daughter of the late Francisco Lopes and Eugenia Monterio. She immigrated to America in 1968 with her children.

Julia was a kind hearted woman with a cheerful disposition.  Determined and hard working woman were other ways to describe her. She enjoyed shopping, loved traveling to Cape Verde and was passionate about dancing to and listening to Cape Verdean music. Most importantly she loved being with her family. She faithfully attended church and would watch Mass on television when she was unable to be at church.

Julia was the beloved mother of Aguinaldo Galvao of Dorchester, Deolinda Ruiz  of Mattapan, Alerio Galvao and his wife Eve of Mattapan, Carlos Galvao of Dorchester, Ana Galvao of Hyde Park, and John Galvao of Dorchester. Sister of Ana Pires of Weymouth, Laura Perria of Dorchester, Francisco Monteiro of Dorchester and the late Jose Monteiro. Also  survived by 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, ROXBURY, Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thurs. 6-9 pm. Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.