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Leonard C. Jackson

Leonard Courtney Jackson, dearest husband of 51 years to Murleen F. (Greene) Jackson of Boston, died on November 19, 2019 in Roslindale, Massachusetts after a lengthy illness. 

Born April 21, 1941, Len was the middle child of Millicent (Hines) Jackson and John Jackson, and the brother of John Ronald (Ronnie) Jackson and Robert (Bobby) Jackson. All of his family have preceded him in death.

Len grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts. After graduating from Boston English High School, Len enlisted in the Army and served in South Korea. Upon his re­turn, Len worked for Boston Edison until he was accepted at Northeastern University — becoming the first member of his family to attend college — and then to Northeastern University School of Law. After passing the bar, Len worked for the Law Office of James D. Casey as a general attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where he represented individual and corporate clients in general liability and Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation. In this role, Len’s successful defense of radiation exposure death cases had major national ramifications. Although groomed to take over the practice, destiny had other plans for Len. His crowning career achievement was becoming a Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents’ administrative judge, where he adjudicated physical and emotional personal injury cases. Years later, Len went on to private practice, handling general civil and non-capital criminal law.

Len was a member of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. Some of Len’s many civic activities included mentoring in the Boston Public High Schools’ Urban Scholars program, protecting the rights of special needs children in the Education Advocate Program, and co-developing and operating a Black Achiever Linkage outreach program that provided diversity exposure, mentoring, tutoring and developmental services to children in the Greater Boston elementary school system. He also was an Advisory Board member for the Town of Norwell and a member of the Norwell Men’s Club.

Among his many loves were God, his family, church, classical music, airplanes, fishing and photography. Len was also a passionate and inventive cook who never made the same thing twice because he was constantly improving his recipes for better (or worse). Len is survived by his wife and extended family. He will be remembered and sorely missed.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Len on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills. Visitation begins at 9 am and will be followed by a service at 10am. Interment is at 2 pm at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Len’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

Charles E. “Charlie” Carroll

Charles E. “Charlie” Carroll of Dorchester, currently of Braintree died on November 19, 2019.  Beloved husband for 62 Years of Teresa (FitzGerald) Carroll of Braintree.  Loving father of James J. Carroll of Back Bay, Boston, Judith A. Carroll of Arlington, Charles E. Carroll, Jr. of Fitzwilliam, NH, Teresa M. Walsh and her husband James of Braintree, William S. Carroll and his wife Sarah of Dedham and Ann Louise Mercer and her husband Daniel of Dedham.  Brother of the late Mary Colburn, John F. Carroll, James “Joe” Carroll, Catherine Cahalane and Ann Louise Carroll.  Brother in Law to Phan Carroll, Linda and Joe McCabe and Fayth Hughes.  Cherished grandfather of Jake Haveles, Paula Carroll, Christopher, Stephen, Chloe and Clint Walsh, Elizabeth and Nicholas Carroll, Jillian, Julia and Colleen Mercer.  Great-grandfather of Cara and Francesca Walsh.  Charlie is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Charlie was born, raised and educated in Dorchester.  He was a dedicated employee of the MBTA for over 30 years before retiring.  Charlie traveled extensively with his wife Terry, Hawaii being one of his all-time favorites. He enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, animals and was a huge history buff.  He was a member of the Boston Carmen’s Union 589 and was a United States Army Veteran.  Most of all Charlie adored his family who were truly the most important aspect of his life.  He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved him.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday November 25, 2019 at 10:00am in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours on Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE.  Interment in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston. 

Ann Grace (Prescott) Ewing

Ann Grace (Prescott) Ewing, 88, of Dorchester passed away November 20, 2019 with her loving family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late Samuel F. Ewing.  Loving mother of Theresa Ewing, Victoria Mends and Suzanne Ewing all of Dorchester.  Cherished grandmother of Laurence Ewing, Renee and Earl Mends.

Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, November 22nd from 6-8 PM.  Family and friends invited.  A Mass will be celebrated in All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM with a viewing from 10-11AM at the church.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Lorraine C. (Clark) Coakley

Lorraine C. (Clark) Coakley of Milton passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

Daughter of the late Edward J. and Esther (Corbett) Clark. 

Predeceased by her husband Jerome P. Coakley and her sisters Claire Ames Grinnell, Shirley Carney, Barbara Sullivan, Beverlee Clark and Mary Cavanaugh.    

Survived by her son, Christopher Coakley MD and his wife Molly of Duxbury, daughter Jane of Rockland and grandchildren Erin and Kevin Coakley, both of South Boston.  Also survived by her brother in law, Paul Sullivan of Centerville and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Saturday November 23 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 5-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Natalia M. (Zanolo) Cullen

Natalia “Lea” M. (Zanolo) Cullen, 87, of Milton, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Beloved wife of the late John J. Cullen. Loving mother of Margaret Walsh and her husband Michael of Hanover, Joanne Cullen and her husband Steven Murphy of Kingston, Joseph Cullen and his wife Theresa of Holbrook, Edward Cullen and his wife Ella of Hanover, and Peter Cullen of Quincy. Cherished grandmother of Delaney, Zoe, Ryan, Colin, Lucy, Audrey, Maximus, Marcus, and Julia Grace. Expecting great grandmother of Wayne IV, Sister-in-law of Mary June Cullen of Binghamton, NY. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and her family in Italy.

Lea was born the only child to her loving parents, Natale, and Pierina Celeste (Pongione) Zanolo, on September 25, 1932, in Canton Massachusetts. Her family traveled and resided between Gattinara Italy and Canton for many years.

She graduated from Saint John’s High School in Canton with the class of 1949. Lea went to work for New England Telephone Company and continued her education earning associate degrees in accounting from Bentley School of Accounting and in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. She also earned an associate degree in English. She was a life-long learner and took many courses throughout her career and life and earned many accolades at work.

Lea met the love of her life, John J. Cullen of Milton, MA, marrying in 1963 and moving to John’s childhood home in Milton. Together they enjoyed family camping and canoe trips and extended family gatherings. She had a passion for finding a bargain and could be found many a day exploring local yard sales. A devoted catholic, she taught CCD, led prayer service and was a member of the Parish Council at Saint Elizabeth Church for many years. Also, she was an active member of the Milton Firefighter’s Wives’ Association.

Later in life, she began a second career at Metropolitan Telephone Company, retiring 1997, working part-time for Sullivan and Sons, Insurance Agency in Milton, Ma – finally retiring in 2007. She helped to raise her many grandchildren and enjoyed participating in their many activities. Moving to Winter Valley in 2009, she became an active member of the community serving on the Milton Council of the Aging.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lea’s name, in honor of her granddaughter Julia Grace, to Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC.ORG);

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. Donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Marge Crispin Center, 700 Pond Street, Building 2, Braintree, MA 02184.

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.