Dolan Funeral Home

Edan Cicerone

In loving memory of our Edan Cicerone who was born on June 30, 1994 who passed away in his sleep on May 30. He is survived by his mother and father, Paul and Donna, and his loving brother, Michael Cicerone. As well as his extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Edan was a kind soul who saw the injustices of the way people treat each other. His empathy towards the underdogs in life made him a strong special person. The word empathy comes to mind when we think of him. The people he came in contact with and who got to know him always saw this clearly. He was recently working with disabled adults and had found his calling. He had a great sense of introspection and was forever trying to be a better person. He was forever working on the obstacles that he came across in life. The last three years he worked with special needs children, animals, and handicapped adults. Edan would want all of us to be kind to each other. He could never understand somebody not accepting another person for who and what they were. He was a great listener who would always have the time to discuss and help others. His patience was something he took pride in.

Edan had a beautiful, kind soul and will be remembered for that. He would drop everything to sit with family or friends to talk about anything that troubled them. He always had an open ear. Edan embraced learning from anyone within his reach. These are some of the personal reflections that were found in his writings:

“I’m grateful for the range of emotions I can feel that paint  my experiences in color.”

“I am grateful I can train myself to want less and appreciate more.”

“I’m grateful for my imperfect ability to adapt and accept change.”

“The more I keep my mind open the more warmth and safety I feel in my heart.”

“I am excited for tomorrow and that is a revelation for me ”

– Edan Cicerone.

These are perfect examples of his keen understanding of who he was and the world around him. He had an uncanny ability to be self-aware. He knew the difference between his wants and his needs. He was not afraid to admit his faults or fears.

His passing has left a hollow void that will be impossible to fill. In memory of Edan, he would ask you to be true to yourself, be kind, accepting, and show empathy to others.

The Cicerone family invites you to join them at a tree planting service that will be held on Saturday, June 9 at 9:30 AM. 57 Hurlcroft Road, Milton, MA, 02186. The service will be followed by a luncheon at Venezia Waterfront Restaurant at 20 Ericsson Street, Boston, MA 02122 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Memorial donations can be made in Edan’s memory to the  Edan Cicerone Scholarship Fund c/o Blue Hills Bank , 480 Adams Street Milton Ma 02186 (trustee Paul Cicerone). The scholarship will be given to a Milton High school student in the LGBTQ community.  https://www.gofundme.com/EdanCiceroneFund-gmail-com

 

 

 

Paul F. Dolan

 

Paul F. Dolan, 81, of Milton and Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, June 1, 2018.

A graduate of Boston College High School (1954), Boston College (1958) and The New England Institute of Funeral Service Education, Paul served in the US Navy Air Reserves during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was one of the longtime owners of the family-owned and operated Dolan Funeral Homes of Dorchester and Milton, MA..

Paul was active in the Town of Milton, serving as a Cemetery Trustee for over forty years and as a former Town Meeting Member. He was an active parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Mary of the Hills Church in Milton.

Paul was a longtime member of the Indian River Club in Vero Beach, FL and Wollaston Golf Club in Milton, where he was a Past President.

Beloved husband of 57 years of Lynne J. (Mundt) Dolan. Devoted father of Paul F. Dolan, Jr. of Manchester, CT, Gregory R. Dolan of Milton and Elizabeth M. Thompson of Scituate. Brother of W. Craig Dolan of Milton and the late J. William Dolan, MD. Cherished grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road., Milton, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday, 4:00-8:00 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Paul’s memory may be sent to The South Shore Visiting Nurses Association, in honor of their extraordinary hospice care, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370; Catholic Charities of Boston, 275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Mass./RI, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.

 

 

 

 

Andre Meyers

Andre Meyers, age 73, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Joyce Alexander-Meyers. Loving father of Abigail Lugay, Arita Meyers Oliver, Allister Meyers, and Alicia Meyers. Brother of Andrew and Ken Meyers.

A viewing will be held Friday, June  1st , from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Berea SDA Church.
Service for  Andre  will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at Berea SDA Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park.

Mildred Evelyn (Sullivan) Finnell

Finnell, Mildred E. of Milton, MA, May 29, 2018 at 87 years old.  Born July 31, 1930 in Boston, MA.

Mildred was married to Joseph J. Finnell, Jr., on June 24, 1951.  Together Joe and Milly built a family business consisting of commercial and residential properties.  A golfer & passionate tennis player she was a member of Wollaston Golf Club in Milton and Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.  She loved tennis so much that together with her husband, they built the Weymouth Tennis Club and went to watch the US Open, and Wimbledon tennis championships over 25 times.  Her other loves were biking, walking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Mildred and her late husband for over 60 years, (Joseph passed in 2011), are survived by their five children; Jack and his wife Karen of Maryland, Bill and his late wife Michaela of Florida, Mike and his wife Mary Ellen, Lyn, Kathy and her husband Jon Sullivan, all of Milton.  Proud grandmother to Katie, Matthew, Ally, Kirsten, Billy, Michaela, Kassy, Abby and Brenden, and great-grandmother to McKenzie, Hayden, Jacob, Rory, Finn and Dylan.  Sister to Patricia and sister-in-law to Robert Finnell, Sr., of Hull, along with many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hour at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, May 31 from 11:30 to 12:30 PM.  Interment following at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in memory of Mildred E. Finnell, to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Alfred E. McCoole

Alfred E. McCoole, of Mashpee, formerly of Milton, May 28, 2018.

Beloved husband of Mary M. (Kelley) McCoole. Loving father of James F. McCoole of PA, Marie M. McCoole of RI. and the late Anne E. McCoole. Brother of the late John McCoole and Eleanor Sullivan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Jude Chapel at Christ the King Parish, 5 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee, Thursday May 31 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation in the church beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment Sandwich Town Cemetery.

Alexander L. Butler

Alexander L. Butler, of Quincy, formerly of Weymouth, passed away May 25, 2018.

Beloved husband of Kerry (McKeown) Butler. Loving father of Devlin, Amber and Teague Butler of Quincy. Son of Dr. John Butler and Nancy (Clark) Butler of Cohasset. Brother of Gregory Butler of Plymouth, Stephen Butler and his wife Sibelly of Rhode Island, Elizabeth Davis and her husband Greg of Marshfield and Victoria Curtis and her husband Matthew of Milton. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Tyler and Logan Butler, Ashley, Jacob and Mitchell Davis and Lola and Matthew Curtis.

Alex grew up in Marshfield and attended the Wilbraham and Monson Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Wentworth Institute and his Master in Physics from the University of Massachusetts. Alex served as President and was the Senior Engineer for Image Acoustics, Inc., an acoustical engineering company his father started in 1974. There he worked alongside his father and sister Tori. He was known as an expert in finite element modeling. He has 10 patents as well as 10 publications and has presented many papers on underwater transducers. Alex will be lovingly remembered as a good handyman, extremely witty, well liked and always fun to be with.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday, May 30 from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment private.

Anne M. (Taylor) Cushing

Anne M. (Taylor) Cushing, of Milton, died on May 25, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Cushing.  Devoted mother of Mary Anne Cooney of New York City, F. Gerard Cushing of Milton, James M. Cushing and Joseph P. Cushing both of CA, Elizabeth A. Cushing of Wayland and the late Richard J. Cushing, Jr. of Quincy and Coleen M. Kelley of Seattle, WA.  She is survived by two sisters, Theresa Taylor of Sandwich and Rita Joyce of Milton, and a brother, James Taylor and his wife Dorothy of Pocasset. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Taylor, known as Sister Therese Joseph of the Sisters of Charity, and Dorothy Hanafin, and two brothers, Joseph Taylor and Francis Taylor.  Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandsons whom she loved deeply: Belinda, Garrett, Megan, Erin, Caitlin, Rebecca, Cody, Emma, Rachael, Josh, Jamie, Clara, Chris, Sy, Kingston and Liam.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Thursday May 31 at 10:30 am.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Wednesday 4-8 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired contributions in Anne’s memory may be sent to Carmelites of Boston, 61 Mt Pleasant Ave., Roxbury, MA 02119.

 

Lillian Eichorn

Lillian Eichorn, of Dorchester, died Wednesday May 23, 2018.

Daughter of the late Lillian (Talbot)  and Frederick Eichorn. Beloved sister of Mary Fay of Marshfield and Frederick Eichorn of Jaffrey, NH.   Loving aunt of William Askin, Kevin Askin, Joanne DeHay, Donna Ragusa, Richard Askin, Kerrie Dellaluca, Brian Eichorn and Suzanne Morin.  Lillian was a great-aunt to many great-nieces and nephews.  Dearest friend of Michael O’Shaughnessy of County Cork, Ierland.

Lillian was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester.  She had a lengthy career at Boston University Medical School’s Pedriatric Department, where she helped aspiring medical students begin their journey to becoming doctors. Lillian was a talented woman who enjoyed all types of crafting, especially making her Lilly’s Little People. She also took great pleasure in shopping for the perfect gifts for friends and family.  Most of all La cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.  She will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Tuesday,  May 29 at 10:30am.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hour will be Tuesday 9:00AM- 10:00AM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Interment in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Leo C. “Babin” Bibinski

Leo C. “Babin” Bibinski, of Milton, formerly of Dorchester, May 22, 2018.

He was born in Cambridge, MA on January 2, 1924 as the youngest of five children. His  parents, Joseph and Hedwig, were Polish immigrants. The thing he remembered  most fondly about his mother was her devout Roman Catholic faith and her constant life of prayer.  His  father worked most of his life in the railroads, which allowed him to travel across the United States on occasion with free railroad vouchers.

He was a very active child and loved fixing things and helping people. He loved playing football with the local kids. He had a sure pair of hands and according to him, was always the fastest kid in the neighborhood. He  played often at a place called Gushie’s Farm. He attended mass every week and his faith was important, even in childhood.

Leo met his eventual wife, Helen, at a polka dance before he joined the Army.  Leo thought she was a great dancer.  Leo always loved working with his hands in school and enjoyed taking mostly technical classes such as machine shop and blacksmithing. Leo enrolled in Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana to study mechanical engineering, and his  first memory of school was missing his train stop and ending up in South Bend! He had to take a bus back to school. He only finished about a year of college before being drafted into the Army in 1943.

The Army took him all over the world. He reported for duty at Boston Army Base, went to Fort Devens, and then onto Camp Edwards on Cape Cod for basic training. From there,  he was sent to Springfield, MA where he served as an MP.  He only did that for about three months because he missed being active. Next, he went to the University of Pittsburgh to begin training to become an Army pilot. However, the program was cancelled and he ended up being a medic/medical technician. He eventually found his way out to California where he was shipped out to the Philippines. He  spent a month on a ship with over 4,000 other soldiers before reaching their final destination in Manila. Leo  served in many roles, including working in several field hospitals. One experience that he recalled particularly well was watching over 300 Japanese prisoners of war. He always remembered the day he got home – March 18, 1946.

As soon as he got home, he  signed up for the Air Force Reserves.  He was called up to active service during the Korean War, where he worked as a crew chief servicing F-86 jets. He recounted the feel of the engines in his hands. He  could replace and repair an entire engine in just an hour, can you believe it?!  He served most of his time in Smyrna Air Base near Nashville, TN. He pioneered the idea of wearing different colored caps based on your role at the Air Base so you could recognize everyone on the airfield from far away. His planes always flew the fastest and worked the best. Everybody on the base said that “Bibinski will fix it for you!” no matter what wasn’t working right.

After his military service, he began using his mechanical skills to fix  all sorts of machinery. He worked for a while for a machine company in East Boston but quit that job because the company leadership kept telling folks that  he was fixing things for customers when he really wasn’t.  He got tired of that and just quit! He worked in Arlington for some time and eventually started his own company in April, 1959, which he named Babin Machine Tool Rebuilding.  His first “shop” was the barn behind his parents’ home. To this day, Babin Machine Tool has a world-wide reputation for honest, top-notch work, all started by Leo.  The “Babin” name is known as far away as Australia, Uruguay, South America, and even the South Pole! His machine repair service work took  him all over the world, from Canada to London! Work was a very important part of his  life because fixing things gave him such great satisfaction to have helped someone else.

On May 2, 1954 he married Helen, the love of his life, and they had five wonderful children – Carol, Paul, Elaine, Joe and John.

Outside of work, Helen and Leo loved to spend time on Cape Cod. They bought a cottage in West Dennis, and on an extra lot built a new cottage with his own two hands. Eventually, they were blessed with 11 grandchildren, and the cottage was a wonderful place for many family gatherings. Leo and Helen asked their grandkids to bring friends as much as possible; one year they had 8 college kids at the house! Although he was reluctant at first to spend more time on a ship, Helen eventually convinced Leo to take a vacation cruise. After he got a taste of the cruise life, he loved it! They  have been on over 20 cruises to places like Alaska, Hawaii, and Venezuela. His favorite place was the Caribbean –“ it was just so beautiful” he recounted.  Leo also maintained his love for football and enjoyed cheering for the Patriots as well as his beloved Bruins.

Leo had a great life. His wife and family where number one. He fixed a lot of things and helped a lot of people. His proudest accomplishment was raising five kids to be holy people. His Roman Catholic faith was a great source of strength and peace for him over his lifetime. He was just so proud that he  was able to raise his children right – you know it’s really not an easy thing to do these days! He would like to be remembered as a hard worker, a servant, and a loving husband and father.

Leo was the beloved husband of Helen (Karpowich) Bibinski. Devoted father of Carol B. Wells and her husband John of Weston, MA; Paul J. Bibinski and his wife Laurie of Palmyra, PA; Elaine M. Cattel and her husband Jim of Leland, NC; Joseph L. Bibinski and his wife Janet of Westford, MA; and John R. Bibinski and his wife Kathryn of Marlborough, MA.  Also survived by 11 grandchildren – Dennis Cattel and his wife Margaret of Wilmington, NC, Greg Cattel of New York City, Mary Wells of Boston, Thomas Wells of Portland, ME, Stephen Bibinski of Pepperel, Michael Bibinski of Ventura, CA, Susan and Katie Bibinski of Palmyra, PA, and Christina, Diana and Melissa Bibinski of Marlborough.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint  Gregory’s Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Wednesday, May 30, at 10:00AM  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday, 4-8 pm. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Veteran of W.W. II and US Air Force Korea. “The Greatest Generation!”

In  lieu of flowers donations in Leo’s memory may be sent to The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 241 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122, or http://www.sisterfaustina.org.

Gregory H. McTigue

Gregory H. McTigue, of Milton and Nantucket, passed away May 23, 2018.

Beloved son of Susan (Wilkins) McTigue and the late Hugh J. McTigue of Milton, brother of Gretchen A. McTigue of Milton and Uncle of Phoebe A. McTigue of Milton.  Greg leaves his faithful sidekick, his Chocolate Lab, Chance and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Greg was a celebrated athlete who collected an impressive number of accolades over his career, in both high school and college.  One of Greg’s most cherished moments was playing for Coach Goodless, and winning the 1988 Basketball State Championship at the Boston Garden.  Greg was proudly inducted into the Milton High School Hall of Fame for both being a member of this celebrated basketball team and for being an overall standout athlete in 3 sports (football, basketball and baseball).  Greg continued his football career at Stonehill College where he was a member of the 1991 ECFC Championship team and a conference all-star wide receiver for two consecutive years.

Greg had a successful technology sales career, most recently at HP Enterprise, where he just celebrated being a top 1% performer at HP in 2017.  Greg’s outgoing personality, natural leadership and his zest for life surely contributed to his many successes.

Greg loved the beach and the ocean, especially at sunset. He was most happy, relaxing at his home in Nantucket, hosting and entertaining friends and family.  He will be missed tremendously by so many but, most significantly by his niece Phoebe Ann; as she soon hits the fields and courts, hopefully with her uncle’s phenomenal athletic abilities, drive and determination.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Wednesday May 30 at 11:30 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, donations can be made in Greg’s memory to The Milton High Boosters Club, P.O. Box 375, Milton, MA 02186.