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Jacob N. Anderson

Jacob N. Anderson, 90, of Needham, died Wednesday March 8, 2017.

Beloved father of the late Joseph N. Anderson and four grandchildren. Dear brother of Stanley Anderson and his wife Gem of Nashua, NH. Brother of the late Leo Anderson of Roxbury and  devoted wife Annie of Randolph, late Hector Anderson of Roxbury and late David Anderson of Jamaica and wife Celeste and former wife Constance. He leaves behind a host of family and friends.

Jacob was born and raised in Elizabeth, Jamaica.   After coming to the United States, he settled in the Boston Area. He enjoyed reading the Bible and was an avid Red Sox fan. Jacob was a hardworking man always providing for his family. Jacob will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday March 17, from 10:00AM-12:00 Noon at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. A service will follow at 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

John E. Barbour, Sr.

John E. Barbour Sr. passed away peacefully Wednseday March 8, 2017 at the age of 86.

He was born on February 21, 1931 in Boston.  John was a devoted husband and father of six, married to his childhood sweetheart the late Marilyn Barbour for sixty years.  John was also an artist, illustrator, photographer, teacher, and an avid stamp collector.  He was born and raised in Boston and was first introduced to art at the Children’s Art Center in the South End.  While in High School, he participated in special art extension courses at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Museum School of Art.

During the sixties he worked as a photographer and cartoonist on the staff of the Boston Sun Newspaper.  A newspaper, dedicated to reporting on civil rights, school integration and community exploitation, and shedding light on the social and civil rights problems on the national level.

From 1960 through 1966, John was the art director at Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum at Regis College in Weston, Mass.  In 1962, he designed and installed the museums’ display at the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair.

In 1970, he was commissioned to produce over 200 illustrations for a film on the history of Africa that was later shown on educational television.  He also taught courses in graphic design and production, as part of an adult career changing program.

John was a charter member, and past vice president of the Boston Afro-American Artist Association, on the board of S.P.A.C. E., an Arts Cultural organization and a member of the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association.  His work has been exhibited in many public group shows as has been displayed in public venues such as the Boston Public Library at Copley Square.  John’s works are also in private collections.

John continued to create artwork in his later years. In his spare time he enjoyed teaching chess and art to his grandchildren and passing on his words of wisdom and vast knowledge.

Son of the late Sarah Doley and John M. Barbour, the beloved husband of the late Marilyn “Betty” Barbour, devoted father of children Laura R. Dunkley and her two children Marilyn and Michael Jr.,  Steven M. Barbour his wife Cynthia and their three children Steven Jr., Justin and Ashley, Ellen E. Evans her husband Charles Evans and their son Zachary Evans, Shirley E. Barbour her children Christopher and Taylor and her wife Rachael Berry, and Charles M. Barbour and the late John E. Barbour Jr., his common law wife Regina Randolph, their children Aaron Barbour, his wife Auburnee, their three children Marquis, Aaron, and Alijah; and their son Andre Barbour, brother to the late Shirley Gulfield, and uncle to Kenneth, Donald, Walter, Eric and Cheryl Gulfield.

Funeral service in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday, March 18 at 11 o’clock.  Visiting hour 10 – 11 am. Interment Mt Hope Cemetery, Boston.

Patricia M. Schneider

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Patricia Mary (Sullivan) Schneider of Milton, Massachusetts passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday March 11, 2017 at the age of 84.

She was born on May 18, 1932 to Richard J. Sullivan and Mary P. (Snow) Sullivan in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from the Tufts University and then Massachusetts Eye and Ear School of Orthoptics, she worked as an ophthalmology technician in New Haven, Connecticut where she met her future husband, Ronald Schneider. They were married on February 7, 1960 in St. Elizabeth’s Church in Milton where they moved in 1966 and raised four children. Pat dedicated her life to her family, her friends and her community, serving on school building committees, the Parent-Teacher Association, and various other community organizations. A proud advocate of women’s rights her whole life, she served as a member and President of the Milton League of Women Voters, working tirelessly on various campaigns for candidates and issues, such as the Equal Rights Amendment ratification campaign in the 1970s. Raising her children was of utmost importance to her, so much so that she worked the 11 pm to 7 am shift for over a decade as a switch board operator at Tufts New England Medical Center so that she could be there when her children got home from school. When they made it to high school, a lover of books, she opened and ran The Book Stop, a used book store, in North Quincy. She ended her working career in her late 70s as an Independent Title Examiner, working in the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds in Cambridge. She took an active interest in just about everything and everybody she came into contact with.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Ronald W. Schneider, Sr. of Milton, her brother Thomas P. Sullivan and her brother Richard J. Sullivan, Jr. She is survived by her four children, Gregory George of Plympton, Massachusetts and his wife Laura (Johnson), Carl Richard of Milton, Massachusetts, Ronald William, Jr. of Wells, Maine and his wife Cheryl Turner, Mary Patricia of Weymouth, Massachusetts and her partner Mary DiNatale. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Kayla, Megan, Amanda and Nicole, who always provided light, energy and love to her life and her nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday 5-8PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00AM in St. Michael Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Avenue, Milton. Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project at

Paula A. (Regan) O’Malley

Paula A. (Regan) O’Malley, of Milton, died Thursday March 9, 2017.

Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, Paula was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan High School and Boston State College. She taught in the Boston Public Schools for 10 years. Paula was also a former co-owner of The Nutshell in Milton.

Beloved wife of the late Robert M. O’Malley. Loving mother of Geoffrey R. O’Malley and his wife Beth of chatham, NJ and Meaghan E. O’Malley and her husband Ryan Parmele of Milton. Devoted grandmother of Geoffrey R. O’Malley Jr., Patrick R. O’Malley, Katherine M. O’Malley, Meaghan E. O’Malley, Emily G. O’Malley, Derby E. Parmele and Benjamin R. Parmele. Sister of Patricia Regan of Milton, James Regan of Scituate, Michael Regan and Elizabeth Eastman, both of Milton and the late George Regan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Monday March 13 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 3-6 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

John W. “Jack” Wright

wRIGHT_jOHNEWEBJohn “Jack”  W. Wright, of Milton, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Arden Courts in Annandale, Virginia surrounded by his family. He was 91.

A graduate of Milton High School and the Florida Military Academy, Jack was proud of his service to his country in the United States Army during World War II.  He later attended Boston University and Boston University Law School and established a law practice in Quincy. During his distinguished legal career serving the Commonwealth, he was an Assistant Attorney General as the Chief of the Contracts Division and the General Counsel of the Metropolitan District Commission.

He was an active outdoorsman. An avid sailor, he passed his love for the sea on to his children. He spent most of his weekends sailing aboard the Que Sera in Boston Harbor or around Cape Cod and the Islands. He was also an accomplished skier and spent winters with his family skiing in New Hampshire. He was a life member of Savin Hill Yacht Club.

Jack was preceded in death by his beloved wife Emily (McGarrahan) Wright,  his parents, two brothers, a sister, and his granddaughter Elizabeth.  He is survived by his seven children and their families:  John Jr. (Ann Morgan) of Blythewood, SC; Carolyn Darnell (Gerry) of Tulsa OK; James of Plymouth MA; Andrew (Ginny) of Arlington, VA; Amy Larson (Paul) of Arlington, VA; Rosanne MacRoberts (Richard) of Plainville, MA, and Robert (Carole) of Arlington, VA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lily, Owen and Ava Wright; Emily and Caroline Larson, and April MacRoberts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton, Monday, March 13,  at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Sunday March 12,  3-6 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverly Oaks, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham MA 02452,  or go to

Michell D. Webber

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Michell D. Webber of P.I community, Quincy, Massachusetts passed on March 3, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Born on November 8, 1959 she was the daughter of both the late Diane M. and John Webber. She is survived by her husband, William Bowen, her dog Zeta and her many friends and students.

Michell attended Ursuline Academy in Dedham, MA and taught figure skating for more than 35 years in Lake Placid, NY and in the Boston suburbs. She was a lifelong member of the Skating Club of Boston, the PSG Counsel and the USFSA Figure Skate and Skating Society. She was a competitive skater in her childhood, and was a triple gold medalist, a student under Gustave Lussi, Howard Nicholson and Carlo Fassi.  As a coach, many of her students went on to compete in national figure skating events. More recently, she was also actively involved with the Junior Bruins Program, teaching advanced skating skills to the next generation of hockey players.  Her students were her passion. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.

In the short time at the BIDMC, she touched many of the staff. During her time in the hospital, she never lost her sense of humor and woke up each day with a Michell smile we all knew and loved. Her family and friends are most appreciative of the amazing care and love shown by the BIDMC physicians, nurses, staff and religious support team.

Michell enjoyed living near the ocean, her beach and being a part of the P.I community. She was a lady of grace and elegance. She loved the finer things in life, but was also a very humble person.

Funeral service at Dolan Funeral Home 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Saturday March 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Michell’s visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 PM. Internment will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, MA.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to:

Elise Morency

Elise (Bien-Aime) Morency of Jamaica Plain,died Feb 23rd 2017. Born in Medor, Haiti she was raised and educated in Haiti. She was employed as a teacher before becoming the director of her own school “Ecole maternelle Enfant Jesus de Prague” in Petite Rivrere de l’Artibonite, Haiti. She also was a seamstress that taught many young girls on her time how to sew. Elise moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1976. She resided in New York until relocating to Boston in 1985.

She was the beloved wife of the late Desaix Morency. Devoted mother of Denis Morency of Mattapan, Edna Paul of Hyde Park, Mona Morency of New York, Herve Morency of Hyde Park, Marie Solomon of Jamaica Plain and the late Paula Cadet of Hyde Park.  Sister of Venan Bien-Aime of Brockton.  Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren.


Viewing Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday March 10th from 7pm-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Angela’s Church  Saturday, March 11, at 10 o’clock. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Roslindale.

Captain William R. Sheridan

Sheridan_Wmweb2Captain William R. Sheridan USN (Ret.)  died March 6,  in Boston.

Bill was born in Newark,  NJ in 1928  and was raised in South Orange, NJ. He graduated from Seaton Hall Prep School of NJ  and Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA, ROTC  Class of1950 with a degree in physics.  He joined the Navy after graduation.  Bill’s naval career was to span two wars; Korea and Vietnam, and continued  over 24 years with numerous duty stations and ships including the U.S.S. Long Beach and U.S.S. McDonnell.  His final tour of duty was serving as Commanding Officer  of the  nuclear powered guided missile cruiser, U.S.S.  Bainbridge.

During his Naval Career, Bill’s education continued with his receiving a Master of Science in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.  He was selected for the Surface Nuclear Power Program and attended the Advanced Nuclear Course at the U.S. Naval Submarine School.  Bill also attended the Naval War College and earned a Master of Science Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Bill received numerous awards and commendations.  Among them a Bronze Star, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and a Naval Meritorious  Service Commendation.

In his post naval career era Bill worked at Stone & Webster Engineering of Boston eventually becoming Vice President and Director  of  Nuclear Design.  He also earned an MBA from Suffolk University in 1983. Leaving Stone & Webster in 1988,  he then worked at Bechtel Corp. until his final retirement in 1995.  Unable to remain completely retired, Bill volunteered his time giving back to young children in the Boston School System promoting math and science. He was also an active board member at Milton hospital, the American Red Cross as well as Wollaston Golf Club.

In Bills free time, you would find him at the piano, where  he would tickle the ivories on anything from classics to show tunes. He was an avid golfer always working on the right swing and back in the day he knew how to control the tennis court with his Wilson T- 2000.

Bill was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Noonan) and Carol (Crowley) Sheridan. Devoted father of William R. Sheridan, Jr and his wife Sherrie  of Chelmsford, Mary Sheridan-Bushnell and her husband George  of Cohasset, John Sheridan and his wife Jacqueline of NH, Patricia Duxbury of Boston and the late Regina Hobbs. Brother of Joseph Sheridan of OR and the late Richard Sheridan, Mary Lois Hagedorn and Claire Lawrence. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Gregory’s Church, Dorchester, Thurs., March 9, at  10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Weds., 5-8pm.  Interment Milton Cemetery. If desired contributions in Bill’s name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s’  Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham MA 02452.

Doreen M. (Schaffner) Hartley

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Doreen M. (Schaffner) Hartley, of Quincy and Milton, March 4, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Henry C. Hartley. Devoted mother of Robert H. Hartley and his wife Jayne of Nova Scotia, Canada and Jane M. Hartley of Milton. Grandmother of Emma Douglas of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Late member of the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star and former member of Milton Senior Citizens.

Interment Private.

Donations in Doreen’s memory may be sent to The Home for Little Wanderers, Development Department, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

Marguerite T. McCauley

McCauleyMargueriteMarguerite T. McCauley, 90, of Norwell, formerly of Milton and Dorchester, Wednesday March 1, 2017.

Beloved daughter of the late John and Bridget (Monahan) McCauley.  Marguerite was predeceased by her siblings Rita, Eileen, Amelia, John, Catherine and Elizabeth McCauley.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

Born in Boston, she obtained her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Boston State College in 1947 and 1954.  Marguerite’s 48-year career was devoted to working with children as an educator and principal in the Boston Public Schools – teacher at the Mather School; Assistant Principal at the Sumner and Brooks Schools.  In 1976, Marguerite was appointed as the Principal of the Kilmer School in West Roxbury where she remained until her retirement in 1995.  Her long career was recognized by the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth’s Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Wednesday March 8 at 10:00 AM..  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE,  Tuesday 5-8 PM.  Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to The Carmelites of Boston, 61 Mount Pleasant Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119.