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Brian J. Foley

Brian J. Foley, Of Bridgewater formerly of Dorchester, Dec 4, Father of Becca (Foley) Tepper and her husband Tom  of S. Easton. Son of Franklin Foley and the late Margaret ( Hohmann)  Foley of Walpole.  Brother of Linda Spavento of Weymouth, Margaret Kelly of Norwood, Brenda Astrella of Walpole and Paul Foley of VA.  A Mass of Christian Burialwill be celebrated in St Gregory’s Church, Dorchester , Weds., Dec 10,  at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tues. 5- 8 pm. Interment Private. Late Vet United States Marine Corps. If desired contributions in Brian’s memory may be sent to the N .H.  Fish & Game,. Attn: Business Div., 11 Hazen Dr., Concord, NH 03301.

Andrew J. Baldasare

Andrew J. Baldasare of Dorchester, Dec. 4, son of the late Andrew J Baldasare, Sr.  and  Susie (Ciampoli) Baldasare.  Brother of Vincent Baldasare of FL. Uncle of Frances Cummings  and Michael Baldasare both of FL.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  in Holy Family Church, 24  Hartford St., Dorchester, Thurs. Dec, 11 at 11 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home 460 Granite  Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Weds.  5 – 8 pm.  Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.   If desired contributions in Andy’s name may be sent to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. Late member IBEW Local 2222.

Robert Lee Mittendorf, MD

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Robert Lee Mittendorf, MD, DrPh, 71, passed away from the expression of a genetic disorder, alpha-1 anti-trypsin. He is survived by his son, Jeffery David Mittendorf (Chandler, AZ); his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Triant (Chandler, AZ); his son, Robert William Mittendorf (Claremont, CA); his daughter, Inga Mittendorf (New Orleans, LA); and his three grandchildren, Aaron Andrew, Kyra Amanda, and Shaun Anthony Mittendorf (Chandler, AZ).  His wife, Dr. Peggy Herschel passed in 2004.

 Dr. Mittendorf was a physician, clinician, and medical researcher. Most recently, he was Professor, Emeritus at Loyola University Medical School in Chicago, where he was a clinician and medical educator (Faculty Member of the Year).

 Other research awards include Excellence in Teaching of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Lifetime Achievement Award), Certificate of Merit and the Central Prize Award of the Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also the author of more than 100 citations of the National Library of Medicine.

 At the University of Chicago, Dr. Mittendorf was the Director of Health Studies and the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for excellence in resident teaching. In addition, he was known for his nearly ten-year collaboration with Robert Fogel, 1993 Nobel Laureate in economics at the Center for Popular Economics at the University of Chicago.

 As a researcher, Dr. Mittendorf worked with the United Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation in its attempt to solve the problem of cerebral palsy; he was Project Director of the Collaborative Breast Cancer Study at the Harvard School of Public Health; Scientific Advisor for the North America Anti-Epilepsy Registry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and recipient of numerous awards by the National Institutes of Health.

 At the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Mittendorf was a Founding Member of the Leadership Council and Volunteer Chair of the Alumni Association.      

 In terms of personal matters, Dr. Mittendorf wants his family, friends, and colleagues to know that he feels fulfilled in life.

 A funeral service will be held at the First Parish Milton – Unitarian Universalist Church, 535 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 on Saturday, December 13th at 1 P.M.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, Milton Village from 4-7 PM on Friday.  Interment at Milton Cemetery. 

Cecelia M. Coakley

Cecelia M. Coakley, died at her home in Milton, Friday December 5, 2014.

Cecelia was a graduate of Emmanuel College and received her Masters in Religious Education from Emmanuel College. Cecelia worked in the Information Technology Business as a Senior Analyst, Senior Instructor and Senior Technical Writer for various companies, including Gillette, NASA, Tufts University, Cullinet Software, Natick Laboratories and Oracle Software in Burlington, Massachusetts, from which she retired about six years ago.

The highlight of her life was volunteering for over 40 years for the wonderful children and adults of Saint Christopher’s Parish in Dorchester, Mass, with the great pastor Rev. George Carrigg, to spread the word of God.

Beloved daughter of the late Harold J. and Mary E. (Cleary) Coakley. Sister of Ellen M. Coakley, Patricia C. Gird and her late husband John W. Gird and the late Mary C. Coakley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Christopher Church, 265 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester Thursday December 11 at 10:00 AM. Visitation at the church Thursday at 9:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Celia’s love, Saint Christopher Parish, 263 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Francis A. Crowley


Francis A. Crowley, 89, of Milton passed away on December 4, 2014.  Beloved husband of the late Dorothy T. Crowley.  Loving father of Annette Hopkins of Norwell, Francis A. Crowley of CA, Daniel Crowley of Milton, Christopher Crowley of Scituate and Joseph Crowley of Brookline.  Francis is also survived by nine grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his siblings Ann Stadum, Mary Dolson, Lydia Kent and Joseph Crowley. Francis was a veteran of WWII and was awarded two Bronze medals one for bravery and one for rescuing wounded soldiers from the battlefield while under machine gun fire.   He was a Boston College graduate with a Masters in Geo-physics from MIT.  He led a 6 month research expedition to Arctic – Ellesmere Shelf –  to determine the suitability of the Arctic as landing strips.  A lifelong scientist, Francis applied his knowledge of gyros to the guidance systems of both the minuteman missile and the NASA space
shuttle programs.  He also worked many years as a seismologist at the Weston Observatory in Weston, MA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 AM in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held inthe Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, from 4-8 PM on Monday.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Germantown Neighborhood Center, 366 Palmer Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Katherine Rose (Ricci) Griffin

Katherine Rose (Ricci) Griffin , formerly of Valley Rd., Dorchester passed from this earth on December 1, 2014 as a result of a long illness.  Katherine, known by friends and family as Kay, loving wife of the late Ambrose Griffin was the last surviving sibling of the late Christine Ricci, Louise Bova, Antoinette Bova, Mary Ricci, Josephine Guinazzo, Frances Bova and Joseph Ricci, Sr.  She is survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews. Kay was a long time employee of Boston Housing before retiring.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9 at 11:00 AM in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Visitation will be held prior to Mass from 9:30-10:30 in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.


Dewane M. Hampton

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Dewane M. Hampton was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 11, 1963  the fourth child to the late Lincoln Hampton Sr. and Margaret L. (Cash)  Hampton.. He first lived with his family in Dorchester then at age the 5 the family move to Wellington Hill in the Mattapan section of Boston. There he went to school at the Martha Baker, the Charles Logue and Solomon Lewenberg, Madison Park schools and in 1982  graduated the Newman Preparatory High School.  In 1978, while both working at the Finest Supermarket he met Uldine Tse and they later  were married on April 7, 1984.

Dewane had been a doorman for the Meridian Hotel and Swiss Chalet for many years before earning a  Culinary Arts Associates Degree from Newbury College.  He work for many years in the hotel industry and as a professional chef for Boston area top restaurants and other local  organizations.  His first love was music and his trombone, inspired by BB King,  playing in the All City Jazz Band.  Dewane also played an acting part on Spencer For Hire. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and the latest styles of fashion.  His fun and often comedic personality was known by all that came in contact with him. He loved his family and his Mattapan community very dearly.

He is survived by  his mother, Margaret L. Hampton, his son Dewane Morris Tse Hampton, also  Uldine Tse Hampton, and  Nina , and  Christopher. Grandchildren, Damariah Nicole Tse Hampton, Omari Reid and Real Admas. Also, brothers, Lincoln Hampton Jr. of Cambridge, MA, Neill J. Hampton of Fort Worth Texas,  and his sisters Ruth N. Hampton of Boston and Nitanya G .Andrews of Stoughton, MA. He is joining his father, the late Lincoln Hampton Sr. and his brother, the late Sanford R. Hampton.

He leave a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and  friends, dear friend  Juanita Yancy and her son Jackson and the Chandler Family; best friends Peter, Mark and Dean and life long friend Sonja Grey.

Visitation Saturday, December 6, 10-11:30 followed by Funeral Service at 11:30-. in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS…Interment  Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park..

Repast will be held at the Menino Arts Center, 26 Central Ave., Hyde Park, MA 02136.



Gregory J. Deskins

Deskins, GregoryGregory J. Deskins, a finish carpenter, died Tuesday December 2, 2014. He was 39 years old. Born in Boston, he was raised in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School. Greg’s family and friends will always remember his quick wit and ability to make people laugh and his willingness to help out. Beloved son of David A. and Elaine F. (Ralph) Deskins of Quincy. Brother of Pamela and her husband Stephen Zanowski of Cheyenne, WY, Susan and her husband Brian Collett of Hanover and the late David A. Deskins Jr. Loving uncle of Zachary and Kaitlyn Zanowski and Will and Meghan Collett. Grandson of Joseph Ralph of Quincy and the late Mary Ralph and Guy and Letha Deskins. Greg is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Joseph Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy, Saturday December 6 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday 4-7 PM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Darryl J. Griffin


Darryl J. Griffin, 67 of Mattapan , suddenly on Friday, November 28 at Carney Hospital.  Survived by his loving wife Janet (Pinder)Griffin.  Devoted father of Brook Griffin of Mattapan and Karif Griffin of Oxon Hill, MD. Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS,  on Thursday, December 11,  from  9-10:30 AM.  Followed by a  Mass of Christian Burial  in Saint Mary of The Hills Church,  29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton  at 11:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Memorial contributions may be to The Pine Street Inn, , Attn: Shelli Hezekiah, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston.

Bernardo Spinola

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Bernardo Spinola of Boston November 29, 2014 beloved father of Ana Sofia Fernandes Spinola Melo of Portugal.  Loving son of Flora Spinola. Brother of Joao Spinola, Yolanda Andrade, Carlos DaRosa, Isaac Barros, Linda Barros and Eneida Barros. Also survived by 1 grandchild. A Funeral Service will be held in the Dolan Funeral Home Chapel, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS on Thursday morning at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 5 – 8 PM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.