Dolan Funeral Home

Lan Thi Nguyen

Lan Thi Nguyen of Dorchester, Sept. 29, beloved mother of Than Nguyen of Dorchester.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mark’s Church, DORCHESTER, Sat. Oct. 7,  at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave.,  MILTON VILLAGE, Thurs & Fri, 6-9 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Christopher A. Giles

Giles, Christopher A., October 1, of Quincy and formerly of Milton.  Devoted life long partner of Teri Donnelly.  Loving son of the late F. Alton and Margaret (Fullerton) Giles.  Brother of Hitesvara Saravan of Hawaii.

A visiting hour will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday, October 4th from 10-11 AM, followed by a graveside service in Milton Cemetery.  Family and friends invited.

Robert L. Hoy, Sr.

Bob Hoy was born and raised in Milton, the last of six children. He spent his summers in Hull where he became a salt-water enthusiast and champion sailor.  Like many men of his era, Bob joined the war effort after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in the Army Aircorps and served as an airplane mechanic in Virginia. He often bragged that no enemy planes made it past Virginia Beach on his watch.

After the War, Bob earned his degree at the College of the Holy Cross. It was during this period that he began his life-long love affair with Margaret “Maggie” Kimpton. His classmates remembered that he rarely spent a weekend at the Cross because his heart was waiting in Hingham.

Bob and Maggie married in 1950 and celebrated sixty-four anniversaries before she died in 2014. They raised six children on Hoy Terrace. To date, the family has added seventeen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. “Nana and Gramp” joked that whenever the phone rang somebody was calling to announce a pregnancy or birth. They both took great pleasure and pride with their growing family and were typically the first visitors at the maternity ward – sometimes arriving before the baby.

After graduating from Holy Cross, Bob was ready to pursue a career in engineering. He was already enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology when a job opened up in his father’s law firm. He worked his way through law school and earned his JD from Boston University in 1953.

When his father died, Bob set out on his own and opened a law office in Milton. He was a true general practitioner, and was often seen carrying a briefcase in one hand and a plunger in the other. Whatever the emergency, his clients knew they could count on him.

Bob was generous to his community. He was a town meeting member for years and served on the Warrant Committee, Planning Board, Parks Commission and Board of Cemetery Trustees. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club and was active member in his church.

In the last few years of his life, Bob’s body slowed, but he maintained his independence, a sharp mind and a keen sense of humor. On warm summer afternoons, he still enjoyed the familiar view of Hull Bay from his comfortable porch chair.

Bob Hoy was a man of great Catholic faith, and he did not fear death. Indeed, he looked forward to reuniting with his beloved wife.

Bob will be missed by his children, Rob Jr., Suddi St. Ives, Cindi Vogel, Mike, Patti Reilly and Pete, their spouses, his grandchildren, his great-grandchildren, his nieces and nephews, and the countless friends he made over the course of an exceptional life of ninety-two years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, MILTON, Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00 AM. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donation in Bob’s name may be sent to New England Province of Jesuits, P.O. Box 9199, Watertown, MA 02471. Late WW II US Army Veteran.

Jeanne Frances Bowes

Bowes, of Marshfield, September 27, 2017, Jeanne Frances (Murphy).  Loving mother of John F. Bowes III and his wife Dawn Opstad of Marshfield, Karyn Jennifer San Soucie and her husband Scott of Marshfield and the late Stephen Patrick Bowes.  Sister of Brenda Madden of Braintree, Judith Weston of Newport, RI and the late Ann Maloney, Madeline Bartlett and Mary Girton.  Grandmother of Miki Jewel San Soucie of Lewiston, ME.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated in the Chapel at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, Milton, EAST MILTON SQUARE, on Saturday, October 7 at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to: The Special Olympics, 512 Forest Street, Marlboro, MA 01752.  Jeanne was a long time commercial insurance agent in the South Shore.  She enjoyed her morning walks on Rexhame Beach and gathering with family and friends.

Marilyn A. O’Donnell

Marilyn A. O’Donnell 81, of Milton passed away at her residence September 29, 2017. Born in Boston, Marilyn moved to Milton in 1947. After graduation from Milton High School, Marilyn went to work for Bank of Boston as a teller and worked her way up to Branch Manager until her retirement. Marilyn loved animals and owned many throughout her life. She was a volunteer at the Milton Animal Shelter for many years. She would spend weekends and summers at her house in West Yarmouth. Marilyn was the daughter of the late John T. and Helen (Dolan) O’Donnell and sister of her late twin Maureen O’Donnell and Marie Hughes. She is survived by her brother John of Milton and niece Karen Hughes of RI.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, Milton on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON Wednesday 9 – 10 AM. Interment St Joseph Cemetery.

Monica Morrison

Monica C. Morrison, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Noel Morrison. Mother of Noel Jr., Monica A., Paul and Karen G. Morrison. Loving grandmother of Shaina, Dara, Lukas, Loghan, Karen-Renee, Travis, Justin, and Casinthia. Sister of the late Curley Wright and Dennis Anderson. She is also survived by the Wright, Anderson and Coleman family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service and Reception at St. Michael’s Church, 112 Randolph Ave., Milton on Saturday, October 7 from 11am-1pm. For more information please call 617-698-1813.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to St.Michael’s Church. (Memo on check Monica Morrison Memoriam)

Eleanor J. (Ryan) Puricelli

Eleanor J. (Ryan) Puricelli died at her home in Quincy, Monday September 25, 2017.

Beloved wife of Elio Puricelli. Loving mother of Richard Puricelli and his wife Mary of South Easton, Christopher Puricelli of Quincy, Suzanne Puricelli of Quincy and Robin Puricelli of Dartmouth. Grandmother of Teresa Babb, Robin Puricelli and the late Gregory Puricelli. Great-grandmother of Isabella Babb and Sofia Babb. Sister of Rosemary Ryan and the late Richard Ryan, Patricia Ryan and Rita Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, Quincy, Thursday September 28 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 6-8 PM.

Donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3100, Woburn, MA 01801.

Rita M. Gear

Rita M. Gear, died at home in Milton Friday September 22, 2017.

Beloved daughter of the late Luke A. and Mary A. (MacDonald) Gear.  Sister of the late Agnes F. McKeen, Catherine J. Vartanian, Theresa S. Carroll, William D. Gear, Raymond Gear and Mildred C. Gear.  Sister-in-law of Joseph McKeen of Milton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Monday September 25 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 2-4 PM.  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Phyllis M. Goodens

Phyllis M. Goodens (Murphy) of Milton died on September 20, 2017.  Beloved wife of   the   late Daniel J. Coughlin Jr. and the late John J. Goodens.  Loving   mother   of  Daniel  J. Coughlin of South Carolina  and James J. Coughlin and his wife Catherine  of  Indiana.  Cherished   grandmother of Kelly, Tracy and Kerry Coughlin all of Indiana.  Sister  of  Lorraine Connolly of Stoneham  and the late Arthur  T. Murphy, Paul Murphy and Jean Dudley,

Phyllis was born and raised in Boston.  She was a graduate of Girls Latin High School.   In her younger years Phyllis enjoyed golf and was a member of the Wollaston Golf Club.  She loved her family who were the cornerstone of her life.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Monday 10:00-11:00am in the Dolan Funeral Home,  460 Granite Avenue, Milton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30AM in Saint Elizabeth  Church, Milton.  Interment  in Milton Cemetery.

Gerard Alain Vilaire

Gerard Alain Vilaire, Sept. 17, of Newton, beloved son of Lilly Marcelin and Gerald Vilaire and his wife Marie Vilaire. Devoted brother of Martina Green of Washington, D.C., Kevin Vilaire of Brockton and Lauren Vilaire of NY. Funeral Service at First Parish of Brookline, 382 Walnut St., Brookline, Tues., Sept. 26,  at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Mon., Sept. 25, 4 – 8 pm. Interment Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.