Dolan Funeral Home

William P. Reddington

William P. Reddington, a retired purchasing agent for Boston Edison, died Sunday May 3, 2015.

Born and raised in Milton, Bill was a graduate of Milton High School, Class of 1935. He began working for Boston Edison in 1936. In 1942 he entered military service and was a member of the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Engineers. He was injured by enemy gunfire five days after arriving in Normandy. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal. Mr. Reddington was discharged in 1945 as a Sergeant. Bill returned to Boston Edison and retired from the company in 1984.

Life member of the D.A.V., V.F.W., American Legion Post #114 of Milton and the 4th Division Assn. Retired employee, Boston Edison for over 40 years. Mr. Reddington had been a member of the Council of Aging in Milton.

Beloved husband of the late Mary J. (Murray) Reddington. Loving father of Mary Jean Schonland and her husband Rod of Plymouth, William P. Reddington Jr. of North Wales, PA and Paul R. Reddington and his wife Anna of Manchester, NH. Grandfather of Alexandria, Amanda and William P. Reddington. Brother of the late John, Thomas, Paul, Richard and Margaret Reddington.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Thursday May 7 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the US Veteran’s charity of your choice.

Eliott J. Platt

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Eliott James ”Sonny” Platt , age 75, died peacefully at home in Brockton, MA on Sunday April 26, 2015. The second child born to Eliott “Busta” Platt, Sr. and Ethel Sowell-Platt on March 2, 1940 in Boston MA, he was adored by his older sister, Joe Anne Platt-Johnson, and his younger brothers, Richard Platt & Robert “Bobby” Platt. The patriarch of the Platt family since his father died, you could find Sonny either taking care of his family, or fixin’ something! Surely born with motor oil running through his veins, Sonny loved anything racecar or mechanic oriented; “Speed” should have been his nickname! Honorably discharged after serving his country in the United States Air Force, Sonny let his passion for mechanics take him from being a jet aircraft mechanic for Eastern Airlines, to professionally racing his Funny Car, fondly named ”The American Eagle”, to mastery over any automotive repair. But, nothing was more important to Sonny than family, and he was never far from his children.

His Best Girl, and life partner, Gina Morello is mother to three of his sons. Left to honor Sonny’s memory are his five sons, Eliott James “Chucky” Platt, III, Troy Edward Adam Platt, Anthony “Tee Jay” Platt, Raysean Platt and Lamar Morello (and his fiancé Samantha Sousa); his grandchildren, Troy Edward Adam Platt II, De’Trina Platt, Lakeisha Chapman and her fiancé Kevin Stallings , Rakeem  Andre Chapman and his wife Tumelano , Taeya Platt, Mark Coleman, Katelyn Fortes, Felicia Santiago, Raysean “RayJay” Platt, Jr, Zariah Platt, Damari Morello, Gennissey Morello, Mariah Andrade, and 12 great-grandchildren. He will also be dearly missed by his uncles, aunts, cousins and many nephews and nieces. Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Joe Anne, son Troy and his best friend Sam Eisenberg.

A Funeral service will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. Dorchester (Lower Mills) on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Bourne National Veterans’ Cemetery, Connery Avenue in Bourne, MA. All family and friends are welcome.




Nicole Francois

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Nicole (Neff) Francois, of Boston,  beloved wife of the late Roland Francois.  Devoted mother of Gregoire Francois of Dorchester.  Sister of Fritz Neff, Nicole Neff, George Neff, Margaret Philoctete, Jean Neff and Robert Neff. Funeral Service in the Berea, 7th Day Adventist Church, Fri. May 1,  10 to  Noon. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston.

Bonitto White

Bonitto D. White, of Boston, suddenly, April 25, devoted father of Ashley White and Brittney White both of Boston. Loving son of Doreen (Wint) White and the late Edmund White.  brother of Michael Storach of Milton, Sheffine  Osbourne of the U.K., Robert White of FL, Donna Rainford of Randolph, Cheryl Whyte &  Edmund White both of Boston.  Funeral Service Mon., May 4,  in the Berea, 7 th Day Adventist Church, 108 Seaver St., Dorchester at  10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE,  Sunday 2-6pm. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston.   If desired contributions in Bonitto’s name may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Henry T. Berry

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Henry T. Berry, of Milton, formerly of Mattapan and Roxbury passed away on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at the age of 88. Husband of the late Viola A. (Harriman) Berry. Father of Frances (Berry) Marcel and her husband James of Rockland, Margaret A. Berry of California, Thomas A. Berry and his partner Karen A. Visser and her son Eric Visser of Pembroke,  James R. Berry of Fort Point Channel/Seaport District , Elizabeth (Berry) Nolan and her husband Christopher of Milton, and Jane (Berry) Busconi and her husband Christopher of Milton. Grandfather of 14 grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Hart of Rockland, Ian and Sarah Marcel of Rockland, Stephen, Mackenzie, and Matthew Berry of Pembroke, Emily, Evan, Patrick, and Christopher Nolan of Milton, Caitlin, Timothy, and Lilly Busconi of Milton. Uncle of Paul Maguire of Bridgewater, Regina Maguire of Milton, and Barbara Barrett of Milton. Brother of the late Barbara (Berry) Maguire of Milton, and son of the late Thomas and Henrietta Berry of Roxbury.

He served in the United States Navy in World War II on a mine sweeping vessel the U.S.S. Acushnet. Graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy with a B.A. and Graduate of the Harvard Extension Graduate School with a M.A. in History. Lifetime member of the YMCA on Huntington Avenue in Boston. Member of the John McKeon Veterans Post in Dorchester. Member of the Plymouth Yacht Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Active Parishioner of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Milton, Mass. Mr. Berry was the founder, owner, and CEO of the H.T. Berry Company in Canton, Massachusetts formerly located in the South End section of Boston and the Dorchester section of Boston. The H.T. Berry Company just celebrated the company’s 50th Anniversary in the Fall of 2014. Mr. Berry was an avid sailor, runner, and world traveler. He ran the Boston Marathon and has traveled to places such as China, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Ireland, England, South Africa, Israel, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, and of course Bermuda and the Caribbean.

The family is grateful for the loving prayers and thoughts of many of the H.T. Berry Company’s current and past co-workers and from his great network of friends.

Visiting hours Friday May 1, 4pm-8pm at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Ma 02186. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Saturday May 2nd at 9:00 am. Interment to follow at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Henry T. Berry to support gastrointestinal research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Please make checks out to The Jimmy Fund/H.T. Berry Open and mail to the Jimmy Fund Golf Program, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

Mary Jung

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Mary (McEttrick) Jung, Of Milton, formerly of Duxbury and Dorchester, April 26,  Sister of the late Helen (McEttrick) Cogan, Joseph P. McEttrick and James G. McEttrick. Aunt of James McEttrick and his wife Barbara of Braintree, Rick McEttrick and his wife Meg of Fairfield, CT, Paul McEttrick and his wife Des of Fairfield, CT, Joanne Mahoney and her husband Bob of Hopkinton, Maureen Karpowicz and her husband Mark of Braintree, Joseph McEttrick and his wife Marion of Milton, Marjorie McEttrick-Maloney and her husband Tom of Plymouth, the late David McEttrick, Peter McEttrick and Mary Cogan. Former flight attendant for Northeast and Delta Airlines.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Rd. (Route 28) MILTON on Fri., May 1, at 11 o’clock.. Visitation in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Fri. from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.

George F. Geden

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George F. Geden, 90, retired Lieutenant, Milton Fire Department passed away on April 27, 2015 surrounded by loving family.  He was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years Doris L. (St. Pierre) Geden and his son Stephen G. Geden.  He leaves his current wife Mary (Golemis) Geden along with his beloved son Christopher J. Geden and his wife Sandra of Florida.  George will be missed by his cherished grandchildren Asher, Whitney, Michelle, Matthew, Michael and Patrick, his great grandchildren Ethan and Noah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 26 St. Mary Road, Milton.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held in the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE from 4-8 PM on Friday.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation in George’s name may be made to the Milton Fireman’s Relief Fund, 515 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186. 

Lorraine Duffy


Lorraine (Buckley) Duffy passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the age of 88.  She was a lifelong resident of Milton.


Mrs. Duffy, married for 52 years to the late Joseph (MFD), was the heart of a close family that includes:  three daughters, Colette and her husband Jack Dill of Springfield, Jacqueline DeFranco, and Anne and her husband Joe Renehan, of Milton; son, Joseph Duffy of Milton; and brother, Thomas Buckley of Abington. She was also an important influence in the lives of the younger generation that includes: grandchildren Elizabeth and Molly Dill, Jill, Joseph and Bridget Renehan, and Jessica, Abby, Christopher, Erin and great-granddaughter Mia Duffy; and nieces and nephews.


In earlier times, Lorraine was a Girl Scout leader and St. Agatha CYO adult advisor. Lorraine became a nurse at the age of 57 and practiced until the age of 72. She spent summers with family in Plymouth.


The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Ali Emami, the staff at Milton Hospital, family friend Dr. Steve Murphy of Andover, and all of our amazingly supportive family, friends and neighbors.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church, MILTON, Thursday,  April 30,  at 10:30 am.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON  VILLAGE, Weds.  4-8 pm. Interment Private.  In lieu of flowers donations in Loraine’s memory may be sent to the Milton Fireman’s Relief Fund, 515 Canton Ave., Milton, MA, 02186. 

Elizabeth Ann McViney

Elizabeth Ann McViney, 85, of Quincy passed away on April 24, 2015.  Beloved wife of the late Albert McViney.  Devoted mother of Elizabeth Begin of Norwell, Paula Timmins and her husband James of Quincy and Janet Marrinan and her husband Joseph of Saunderstown, RI.  Loving grandmother of Katie, Jeff, Jacki, Tim, Chris, Courtney and Ally.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 AM in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, on Tuesday from 4-8 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Elizabeth’s name to Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186 or to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, #300, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. 

Linda L. Sparks

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Linda L. Sparks of Dorchester, 71, passed away on April 19, 2015 from sudden complications of long-term illness. She was born July 3, 1943 to Ethel Lee and John Jerkins in Loxley, Alabama. Linda moved to Boston in 1955 at the age 12 where she lived in the West End. She graduated Girls High School in 1961. In her graduating class yearbook her stated ambition was to attend college. It is also during her years on Beacon Hill where she began a lifelong relationship with Old West Church. While she had long been unable to attend, she remained vocal and demonstrative of her celebration of the church that instilled deep belonging in a community which held her with respect and love.

On September 8, 1963 she married, Joe R. Sparks, also an Alabama transplant, who she met in Boston and made a life with for 52 years.

She attended Boston University and studied sociology where a course project evolved into a career in law enforcement. She was one of the first three women to join the Quincy Police Department in 1975. Linda was a proud member of the QPD for 27 years retiring as a detective in 2001.

Linda was also a proud member of the Prince Hall Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Jurisdiction of Massachusetts where she was a Past Worthy Matron of Celestial Chapter No. 6.

Linda was a great traveler. She enjoyed exploring the history, culture and people of the Caribbean where she traveled extensively. She found deep joy and serenity anywhere near or on the ocean whether it was the Caribbean Sea or on the Cape. Linda was an adventurous spirit and at the age of 50 gave herself the gift of aviation lessons.

Linda was independence and grace personified. She is survived by her devoted husband, Joe R. Sparks of Dorchester; daughter, Melissa L. Sparks and partner, Martha J. Haverly of Ipswich; her sister, LaRose A. Jerkins of East Boston; half siblings; Elfina Jerkins of Loxley, Alabama and John H. Jerkins, Jr. of Troy, Alabama; her treasured godchildren, Kafe C. Williams-Kalez and Crystal M. Williams-Kalez of Jamaica Plain; aunt, Ruby Boyd of Riverside, California.

The family is grateful for the kindness and loving support of her friends, colleagues, Old West Church and healthcare providers over the years. Visiting hours will be held April 29th at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER
9:30-11:30AM. Funeral service to follow immediately after at 11:30AM in the funeral home. Relatives and friends invited. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial gift to The National Kidney Foundation.

The National Kidney Foundation,

Mailing address: NKF, 30 E 33rd ST, NY, NY, 10016. Please write, “Memorial gift: Linda L. Sparks” in the memo line.