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Geraldine R. (Keohane) Burns

Geraldine R. (Keohane) Burns, 91, of South Boston died peacefully December 5, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Robert O. Burns.  Loving mother of Ellen Peil of NY, Susan Burns-Tisdale (George Tisdale) of Concord, MA, Margaret Burns (John Godsmen) of NH, Sarah Rios (Richard) of NY, John (Kathleen) Burns of Braintree, MA and Robert O. Burns of Taunton, MA.  Survived by thirteen grandchildren and three great grandsons.  Also survived by her sister Therese Keohane of Weymouth and predeceased by her sisters Margaret O’Donnell, Eleanor Sullivan and Elizabeth Sullivan.

Geraldine was born in Boston and attended Roxbury Memorial High School.  She is a 1950 graduate of Carney Hospital School of Nursing.  She received her BSN from Curry College in 1983 and her MA from UMass Boston in 1985.  She was a longtime supervisor of nursing for the Long Island Chronic Care Hospital in Boston.  Geraldine was a member of the Castle Island Associates and the Knitting and Quilting Club at the Neighborhood House in South Boston.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Gate of Heaven Church, 615 E. 4th St., South Boston, Monday December 10, 2018 at 9:45 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday from 2-6 PM.  Interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Geraldine’s name to the: New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, PO Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.

The family would like to thank Irish Angels Home Care and CareGroup Parmenter Hospice for their care and compassion during this difficult time.


James L. Sheehan III

James L. Sheehan III, 56, of Quincy, died suddenly Friday, November 30, 2018.

Beloved son of James L. and the late Lorraine (Hollien) Sheehan. Loving father of Andrew and Brittany Sheehan. Brother of the late Timothy P. Sheehan and the late Richard M. Sheehan.  Beloved grandson of the late Frederick “Sonny” and Lorraine Hollien and the late James and Palmira Sheehan.  Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, December 6th from 3-7 PM.  Family and friends invited.

Eleanor M. (Berlo) McCarthy

Eleanor M. (Berlo) McCarthy  of Hingham, formerly of Dorchester, passed away December 3, 2018. Beloved wife of the late John F. McCarthy, and loving mother of Michael A. McCarthy and his wife Maryellen of Hingham, Maureen A. Ghublikian and her husband Jack of Mashpee, John F. (Jack) McCarthy and his wife Catherine of Sudbury and the late Paul F. McCarthy; sister to the late Andrew Berlo, Paul Berlo and Kathleen Gorham; cherished grandmother of nine: Christine Chiulli, Jennifer Gavin, Michael and Brian McCarthy,  Anna, John and Jane Ghublikian, and Kate and Andrew McCarthy, and great grandmother of Nicholas, Colleen, Alyssa and Lauren Chiulli, Danny Martinez, Casey and Madison McCarthy, and Will, Jessica and Matthew Gavin.

Eleanor, a parishioner of St Gregory’s in Dorchester and graduate of Saint Gregory High School, was a longtime secretary to the Headmaster of the Boston Latin School. Eleanor loved to travel, and she especially loved her family trips to Ireland with her husband, Mac, and their lifelong friends, the Roche brothers, her 80th birthday celebration in Paris with son Paul and daughter Maureen, and an all-encompassing tour of Italy at 85. Her later years were enjoyed wintering in Ft Myers, Florida and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great grand children while in Massachusetts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Saturday, December 8 at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours on Friday, December 7 at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, EAST MILTON, 4:00-8:00 P.M.Burial Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Monday, December 10 at 10:45am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Seasons Hospice Care, 597 Randolph Ave, Milton, MA 02186.

Stephney Mae Jarrett

Stephney Mae (Slowley) Jarrett was born in the District of Tower Hill, St. James, Jamaica on August 16, 1947. Her parents Alexander and Volda Mae Slowley predeceased her. She had nine siblings, Ira Slowley (deceased), Rhoda Spence, Melbourne Slowley (deceased), Gilbert Slowley, Norma Slowley (deceased), Clovis Slowley, Eual Slowley (deceased) and Carol Flowers. Stephney leaves behind her beloved husband and partner of 52 years Karl Jarrett, her only child Richard Jarrett and his Teesha and two grandkids Andrew and Abygale… the loves of her life. She also leaves behind brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of close friends whom she adored. She was an avid gardener and a lover of flowers, she was also an amazing cook, who shared her talent with everyone she associated with. Stephney, affectionately called Betty or Sister Betty passed away on Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2018 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A soldier for Christ and a prayer warrior, she will be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 8 at Faith Christian Church, 301 Harvard St., Dorchester with the viewing starting from 9:00am-10:00am and the service to follow. Relatives and friends invited.

Constance Sullivan


Constance Sullivan, of Dorchester, December 1, 2018.

You likely knew Connie Sullivan, either from her lifelong Dorchester home – St. Mark’s growing up, then St. Peter’s and St. Brendan’s raising her five children – or from her years in Elder Services for the City of Boston, from her many years of volunteer work at My Brother’s keeper in Brockton and the Holy Father’s Retreat House in Easton, or from any of her many social circles of friendship, dancing, Paulist Center, clubs and committees.  Slight of stature and great of heart, she lived a full life of love and service to God and others.  Connie left us for her heavenly reward on December 1st after suffering a sudden illness, leaving us saddened yet grateful for having known and been loved by her.

She’ll be deeply missed by her cherished children Jimmy, Meg, Sean, Carrie, Maura and their spouses, by her 16 beloved grandchildren, and 2 precious great-grandchildren, also by Tanya, Thanh, and Tania who loving called her their adopted Mom, and by her loving siblings, Theresa, Anna, Jack, Bud, and Frank, and their families, and by countless friends and those whose lives she touched in her 81 years.

Please join us for her Celebration of Life Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Thursday, December 6 at 10:30 AM.  Rite of Christian Burial following Mass at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.  Relatives and friends are invited to Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 3-8pm and Thursday 9:30 AM.

Connie would thank you for your kind donations of remembrance in lieu of flowers to My Brother’s Keeper, Holy Cross Fathers Retreat House or any of your own special causes.

Stephen P. Coveney

Stephen P. Coveney, 67, of Quincy passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Beloved son of Marylou C. (Jones) Coveney of Hyde Park and the late Philip Coveney. Loving brother of Jack Coveney and his wife Barbara of Princeton, MA, Elaine Coveney and her husband Robert Dynes of Hyde Park, Philip Coveney of North Andover, Michael Coveney of Hyde Park, and Susan Paolucci and her husband Pasquale of West Roxbury. Cherished uncle of 5 nieces, nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours on Thursday 4-8 PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS from4:00-8:00 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Catherine A. Concannon

Catherine A. Concannon, 65, of Milton, formerly of Dorchester and South Boston, died November 29, 2018.

Beloved daughter of the late Thomas E. and Eileen M. (Dwyer) Concannon.  Loving sister of Thomas J. Concannon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Monday December 3, 2018 at 11:30 AM  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 2-4 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to: The Development Office at Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167, were she was a long time employee of over 35 years.

Mary J. Loughlin

Mary J. Loughlin, 74, of Dorchester passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 29, 2018.  She was born on April 14, 1944 to Patrick Loughlin and Julia (Moran) Loughlin.

Beloved sister of Sheila Mercer of Pocasset and the late John Loughlin and Patricia Conroy. Loving aunt of Chris Mercer, Shaunna Lattuca, John Mercer, Patrick Conroy, Kathleen Daskal and the late Tim Conroy. Mary is also survived by many grand nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Monday, December 3 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours on Sunday, December 2 in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton from4-8:00 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Memorial donation may be made in Mary’s name to: American Heart Association,


James Edward McLaughlin

James Edward McLaughlin of Mattapan died on November 22, 2018.  Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Dolan) McLaughlin of Mattapan.  Loving father of Shane McLaughlin and his wife Christine of  Dorchester, Ian McLaughlin and his wife Teresa of Canton and Eirinn McLaughlin of Mattapan.  Brother of Edward and his wife Julie of New Hampshire and Paul and his wife Dottie of Hingham.  Cherished grandfather of Logan, Rosaleen, Lillian, Georgia and Cormack McLaughlin.

James was born and raised in Boston.  He was a Stenographer and a dedicated employee of the Federal Government working in the Courts for 30 years before retiring.  James children would refer to him as a “super dad “never missing any of their sports or events. He enjoyed gathering with friends at Greenhill’s Bakery for conversation and laughs.  He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather and loyal to a fault.  James was a proud USMC Veteran.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 10AM in Saint Angela Church, Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan.  Visiting hours on Monday 4-8pm in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Interment in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Loretta McLaughlin

Loretta McLaughlin, former editor of The Boston Globe’s editorial page, died on Friday, November 23, 2018.  She was 90. Ms. McLaughlin was a longtime resident of Milton and Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis. Prior to moving to Milton, she had lived in Braintree for many years.

Ms. McLaughlin had a long career in journalism. She initially was a beat reporter covering Massachusetts politics for the State House News Service and, later, hard news including the 1950 Brinks robbery for The Boston American and the Boston Strangler for The Record American.  In the 1960s, the focus of her reporting shifted to medical news.  After brief service as a science writer for Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, she became the director of public relations for the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. During her time there, she led the capital campaign to build the Infirmary’s “new” building, which remains the Infirmary’s primary facility.  In  the 1970s, she returned to journalism and joined The Boston Herald American as a medical reporter.  She was later recruited to The Boston Globe where she continued as a medical reporter until  she joined the Globe’s editorial page as the deputy editor, subsequently rising to the position of editor of the editorial page.  As a medical reporter, she focused on issues relating to population growth and traveled to Bangladesh and Mexico researching efforts of developing countries to address population issues.  She was an early voice identifying the AIDS epidemic and calling for funding for research and treatment.  On the editorial page she often addressed population growth and AIDS,  and she was an ardent advocate of single-payer national health insurance.  Ms.  McLaughlin wrote The Boston Globe’s endorsements of William Weld for governor of Massachusetts, Bill Clinton for president of the United States, and Thomas Menino for mayor of Boston.  Following her retirement from The Boston Globe,  she organized conferences on behalf of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts and continued her advocacy in favor of national health insurance.

Ms. McLaughlin was also the author of John Rock, The Pill and The Church: The Biography of a Revolution.

Both during her career and following her retirement Ms. McLaughlin traveled extensively, including to China, India, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.  She enjoyed entertaining, reading, old movies, her home in St. Kitts, and, in particular, her grandchildren.

Ms. McLaughlin leaves her daughter, Ruth Doyle of Jamaica Plan, her son Mark and his wife Daphne of Milton, her son Neil and his wife Juliana  of Scituate; her grandchildren Philip of Fremont, California, Amelia of Weymouth, and Patrick and Kara of Scituate; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves a close family friend, Carol Scanlon of Milton.

Ms. McLaughlin was preceded in death by her second husband, James P. Becker and by her siblings John, Sylvester (“DeeDee”), and Margaret.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Wednesday, November 28 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours on Tuesday November 27, 2018 in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton from 4-8:00PM. Interment Private.

Memorial donations in Loretta’s name can be made to: Massachusetts General Hospital, or Rosie’s Place,