Dolan Funeral Home

Janice Patricia Barry

Janice Patricia Barry died at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Saturday November 14, 2015. She was 72 years old.

Born in Dorchester, she was a graduate of Fontbonne Academy and Wheelock College. A longtime resident of Milton, Mr. and Mrs. Barry recently moved to Duxbury. Mrs. Barry was the owner of The Snow Goose Yarn Shop, located at the Milton Marketplace for over 30 years.

Beloved wife of Frederick G. Barry. Loving mother of David Barry of Quincy, Paul Barry and his wife Dierdre ofPembroke and Christina Coen and her husband Brian of Braintree. Grandmother of Julia and Ryan Barry and Mia and Jack Coen. Sister of Ann Kibort of CA and the late Elena Lamere.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday November 18 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Janice’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Eleanor Ann (Tierney) Berry

Eleanor Ann (Tierney) Berry, died at her home in Milton, Thursday November 12, 2015.

Born in Cambridge and raised in Lexington, she was a graduate of Lexington High School. Mrs. Berry was employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Boston for a short time.

A resident of Milton for over 50 years, she was an avid gardener and volunteer at Carney Hospital.

Beloved wife of the late John T. Berry, M.D. Loving mother of John A. Berry and his wife LaRee of CA, Susan E. Moynihan and her husband Brian of Wellesley, Joyce K. Berry, Jennifer M. Berry and Therese A. Berry, all of Milton. Grandmother of Christopher, Caroline and Mary Moynihan of Wellesley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Monday November 16 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Monday 9:00 – 10:00 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Manley Evelyn

Manley Evelyn, of Randolph, Tuesday November 3, 2015. Funeral service at Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church, 108 Seaver Street, Dorchester, Sunday November 15 at 5:00 PM. Visitation at the church at 4:00 PM. Interment Monday morning at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Complete obituary to follow.

Tino A. “Tim” Spatola

Spatola, Tino 001Tino Anthony “Tim” Spatola, of Milton and Vero Beach, FL, 92 years young, died at his home in Milton, Tuesday November 10, 2015.

Beloved husband of the late Frances C. (Smith) Spatola. Loving father of Michael A. Spatola and his wife Patti of Hingham, Margaret T. Wilesmith of Palm Beach, FL, John F. Spatola and his wife Jane of Milton and Mary E. McCourt and her husband Gary of Milton. Brother of Rita Spatola of Siracusa, Sicily and his “bro” John Spatola of Brockton. Tim is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Saturday November 14 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Tim was the founder and President T.A. Spatola Co. Inc. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army Air Corps and graduate of Boston College, Class of 1944.

An active community member, he was Past President Catholic Alumni Sodality of Boston, longtime member and past director and officer of Wollaston Golf Club, former member Marshfield Country Club and Past President Milton American Pee Wee League.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim’s memory may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Lane, Somerville, MA 02143-1507.

Stefano LoCoco

LoCoco, Stefano of Pembroke  formerly of Dorchester died November 5, 2015 after a brief illness.  Beloved brother of Rosalia Cefalu  and Maria G. Nigro  both of Milton, Ignazio LoCoco of Needham, Salvatore LoCoco of Medford, Pietro LoCoco, Maria Antonia LoCoco and Angela LoCoco all of Italy and the late Nicolo and Giovanni LoCoco.  Partner of 50 years of the late Rafaela  LouiseConti.  Stefano was a cherished uncle  to  many  nieces and nephews.

Stefano was born to Giuseppe LoCoco and Maria Rosa (Sanfilippo) LoCoco on November 21, 1941 in Porticello (Palermo) Sicily, Italy.  He was a graduate of the Technical School in Palermo.   Stefano was a self employed businessman in the real estate industry for many years before  his retirement.  He  enjoyed  spending  time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews  who were truly the cornerstone of his life.  He will be missed by all those  who had the pleasure to have known and loved him.

Relatives and  friends respectfully invited to  attend the visiting hours Thursday 4-8PM at the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.   A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30AM in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Pembroke.   See for online condolences and directions.

Marilyn J. Hill Burrell

Marilyn J. Hill Burrell Of Hanover, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at age 81.  Born in Boston on August 7, 1934, Marilyn was the daughter of William J. Hill, Jr. and Marjorie A. (Hemingway) Hill.  She attended Boston Public Schools and retired from the student services/financial aid department at UMass Boston.  Predeceased by her brother, William J. Hill and sister, Evelyn Kathleen Hill, Marilyn is survived by her brother, Robin Hemingway, and sister, Thelma M. Hill.  She was the beloved mother of Wanita Burrell Boyar of Halifax, Marjorie Burrell Ellis and her husband Matthew of Columbus, Ohio;  Stanley J. Burrell III and his wife Mary Anne of Brockton; and Marchelle  Burrell O’Grady and her husband  John of Columbus, Ohio.  Marilyn was Grammy to T. William Ellis, Tristan Burrell, Benjamin Ellis, Alexander Burrell, Matthew Burrell, Jason Boyar, Alice O’Grady, Jack O’Grady, and Jordan Burrell.  She also leaves behind two great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, Stanley J. Burrell, Jr. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 7 at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. LOWER MILLS, at 10AM. Visitation will be held from 9-10AM. Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Kathryn Kelly Murphy

Murphy, Kathy 2 for website only 2nd versionKathy Kelly Murphy of Dorchester, and Fountain Hills AZ.   Kathy was called to heaven on Monday Nov.2, All Souls day. Kathy is survived by her mother Florence Kelly and the late Paul Kelly of Dorchester, sister of Janice Duval and her husband Robert of New Bedford, John Kelly and his wife Michelle of Weymouth, Anne Flaherty and her husband Joseph of Marshfield, and Eileen Foscaldo and her husband David of Foxboro.  Kathy was an amazing aunt to Kelly, Katie, Brendan, Julianne, Caroline, Shannon, Olivia and Jack. She is also survived by many cousins and hundreds of loving friends.

Kathy was an avid Boston sports fan!  Although she lived in Arizona, her love for Bruins, Patriots and Red Sox was unfounded. She enjoyed her daily 5 mile walk through the hot deserts of Scottsdale always wearing one of her Red Sox hats to keep from sun burning.   Taking in the AAA baseball games with her “work friends”, and bowling with the gang in AZ.  Most importantly Her long time love the Kansas City Royals finally won the world series… She was energetic, and sassy, never losing her “Dorchester Edge”, and always thought of others before herself.   Kathy’s love of family and friends gave her life meaning.  Her brother and sisters and nieces and nephews filled her life with love,  She was most proud of her lifelong friendship with grade school friends, Vida, Annette, Meg, and Debbie, and her Arizona friends Diana, Nancy, Joshua, and Rene and many more.   She will be missed immensely. . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Gregory’s Church, DORCHESTER on Fri., Nov. 6, at  9 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thurs. 4 – 8pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. If desired contributions in Kathy’s memory may be sent to the Pat Roche Hospice House, c/o NVA and Hospice,  120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA  02061.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham, MA, 02046.

Joan C. (Sullivan) Dolan

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Joan C. (Sullivan) Dolan, a lifelong resident of Milton, MA passed away on October 31, 2015 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Judge James W. Dolan for 53 years, cherished mother of daughter Christine Plouffe and her husband Dean of Braintree, daughter Barbara Connly and her husband Gregory of North Easton, daughter Jennifer Dodge and her husband Moore of Braintree, daughter Colleen Fitzgerald and her husband James of West Roxbury, son James Dolan and his wife Meghan of Tampa, FL. Devoted Nana of Connor and Abigail Plouffe, Caroline, Aidan and Veronica Connly, Nicholas and Alexandra Dodge, Nathan and Andrew Fitzgerald. Beloved youngest sister of Patricia Rowe of NY, Mary Good of Milton, Kathleen Downing of CA and the late Geraldine Kendrick and John Owen Sullivan. She was the daughter of the late Gerald and Amelia Sullivan of Milton, MA. Joan lived and enjoyed life to the fullest. She spent many years working as a nurse at the former Quincy City Hospital and later as a health careers teacher at Dorchester High School. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to Saint Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110.

Sister Mary Laurana Lernihan mfic

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Sister Mary Laurana Lernihan mfic, of Newton, a beloved member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception for 77 years, died at Saint Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, Thursday October 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Ellen Mary (Murphy) Lernihan. Sister was preceded in death by her twin sister Hanna Dinneen and siblings Sr. Ruth Lernihan OP, Helen Howick, Fr. William Lernihan, Patrick Lernihan, Michael Lernihan and Brid Galligan. She is survived by her sisters Lucy Brady, Clare O’Connell and her husband Padraig, Ann Wilson, sister-in-law Margaret Lernihan and her brother Thomas Lernihan and his wife Mina and several nieces and nephews and her Missionary Franciscan Sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel at Mount Alvernia Convent, 790 Centre Street, Newton MA 02458 Wednesday November 4 at 10:00 AM. Visitation in the Chapel beginning at 8:30 AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA. A life-long teacher, Sr. Mary Laurana’s ministries included Mount Alvernia Academy in Chestnut Hill and many years in Egypt, Pennsylvania and Georgia, prior to retirement in 2000. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sr. may be made to Franciscan Sisters Retirement Fund, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Margaret “Peggy” (Flynn) Miller

Margaret “Peggy” (Flynn) Miller, of Englewood, Florida formerly of Milton, died October 21, 2015. Wife of the late James E. Miller. Peggy was born in Brighton, Massachusetts on April 11, 1927 to John J. and Margaret M. (O’Connell) Flynn. She was the sister of the late Sister Elinor Rose SND, Anne Marie McDonald, Edmond Flynn, Catherine Nichols, John Flynn and Mary (Rita) Flynn. Peggy lso leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She will be sorely missed by all. Prior to her retirement Peggy worked for over 40 years as secretary to the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Englewood, Florida, The Englewood Elk Doe’s, Helping Hands as well as many other organizations and charities. Peggy loved life and lived exactly how she wanted to. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Saturday, October 31 at 10:30am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Friday 4-8PM. Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445.