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Dwight J. Walker

Dwight Walker of Roxbury, beloved son of James and Geneva Walker, passed away on July 4, 2014. Brother of James Walker, Barbara Walker, Harold Walker, and Curtis Walker. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St. LOWER MILLS, Friday June 11 at 12pm. A 1 hour viewing will be held prior to the service.

Claire A. Kingston

Kingston, Claire for website onlyClaire A. (Malis) Kingston of Milton, July 7, 2014. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Victor A. and Julia A. (Czekanski)  Malis.  Beloved Wife of almost  55 years of Paul J. Kingston.  Loving mother of Maureen C. Flanagan and her  husband  Michael, Paula V. Lane and her husband Thomas Jr., and Ann M. McDonough and her husband Brian,  all of Milton.  Devoted and loving grandmother of Thomas Flanagan, Thomas III, Conor, and Victoria Lane, and Patrick and Kevin McDonough.

Claire was past President of the Carney Hospital Ladies of Charity, long time member of the Milton Women’s Club, and over many years she helped serving meals at Fr. Bills Place in Quincy

Claire was a graduate of Hyde Park High and the Boston College School of Nursing class of 1959. She enjoyed many summers at Brewster and winter months in Florida and her interest in golf made her many friends in Milton, Brewster and Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, 2223     Dorchester Ave., Dorchester , Fri., July 11,  at 11 o’clock.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting Hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, MA , Thursday 4 – 8 pm.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Fr. Bills & Main Spring Development Office, 422 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Edward T. Irwin

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Edward (Ed, Eddie) T. Irwin beloved son of the late John J. and Delia (Byrne) Irwin.  Loving brother of Marie Norton and her husband Jim of Boston, Joan Connelly and her husband Bob of Florida and the late John J. Jr., formerly of Foxboro.  He is also survived by 13 loving nieces and nephews and 16 grandnieces and grandnephews. Eddie was born in Dorchester in 1945.  A graduate of St. Mark’s School, Boston Latin and the University of New England B.A.  He started student teaching with his beloved Irish Dance teacher, Maureen Hansen Keohane at the age of 14,  2 years later he opened his own School of Irish Dancing.  He was joined by his lifelong friend Liz Grady McGuire two years later to become Irwin/Grady and Irwin/McGuire School.  Together they taught thousands of children and adults the joys of Irish Dancing.  Their students performed all over the United States, Canada and Europe winning Regional, National and World Championships.  He and Liz were famous for their brilliant choreographies and Dance/Dramas, as well as, solo and team dancing.  He became an adjudicator and has been judging for forty years all over the world.  He was a member of AN COIMISIUN, Dublin and Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America and of the New England Region.  He has been the NE member of the Scholarship Program of IDTANA for the last 5 years.  At the World Championships in 2009, Eddie and Liz were honored with the esteemed Gradam Lifetime Achievement Award.  They are extremely proud of their 9 former students who are Certified Dance Teachers today.  He always taught that enjoyment and making friendships around the world was vital to all of their students; along with their performance.  Ed served in Vietnam in Hau Nghia Province during the “Tet Offensive” in 1968.  He was a lifetime member of the DAV in Braintree.  He last worked for the US Postal Service at the GMF in Boston.  He was an avid sports fan; especially the Red Sox and  Patriots.  Family, friends and the Irish Dance Community are welcomed to a celebration of his life at a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester on Friday, July 11 at 10:30 A.M.  Interment to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.  Visitation at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Eddie’s name can be sent to Father’s Bill’s Place at 38 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169

Charles G. Devine

Charles G. Devine of Dedham, formerly of West Roxbury and Brookline, July 6, 2014. Beloved husband of Beatrice L. (Russo) Devine. Loving father of Susan Devine Murphy and her husband Brian of Hingham, Nancy Devine McLaughlin and her husband Kevin of Medfield, Charles G. Devine Jr. and his wife Georgia of Dover, Beatrice LaForte of Norwood, Mark F. Devine and his wife Lynne of Hingham and Paula Devine Martin and her husband John of Walpole. Grandfather of Patrick, Elizabeth, Joseph, Kathryn, Kristen, Christine, Julia, Victoria, Alexandra, Cameron, Christopher, Catherine and Ryan. Great-grandfather of Max, Alex and Portia. Brother of Madeleine M. Corcoran of Brookline and the late Walter A. Devine Jr. Charlie is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Wednesday July 9 at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Name Church, West Roxbury at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Mount Benedict Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project,150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140  or New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108. Marine Corps veteran. Retired commercial real estate executive.

Sr. Mary Cornelia Bertino

Sr. Mary Cornelia Bertino mfic, of Newton, formerly of East Boston, a beloved member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters for 66 years, died at Saint Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, Tuesday July 1, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Antonetta (Fassi) Bertino. Sister of the late Andrew Bertino, Anthony Bertino and Carmelo Bertino. Sr. Cornelia is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and her Missionary Franciscan Sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458, Monday July 7 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the Chapel, Monday 9:00 – 10:00 AM.  Interment in Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. Donations in Sr. Mary Cornelia’s memory may be sent to the Franciscan Sisters Retirement Fund at the address listed above.

Antonio Lobos Barros

Antonio Lobo Barros,  better known as Antonio among his friends and “Pai” by his daughters ‘was born on November 30, 1944 in Sumbango, Cape Verde Fogo.  The son of Jamie Lobo de Barros and Virginia Lopes.  Antonio was a fighter; he fought strongly against cancer for some for some time and finally succumbed to this terrible disease on the afternoon of June 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM surround by his family.

In 1968, Antonio immigrated to Angola to seek a better opportunity for himself and  his family.  He was able to find a job as a restaurant  manager and a farmer group leader.  He always found a way to help those in need with the products he had access to.  He fulfilled the ability to work hard and support his relatives back in Cape Verde.  Antonio returned to Cape Verde in 1975 due to civil war in Angola, he brought with him his wife and two daughters, Antonia and Filipa.

Antonio did not give up his struggles, for he saw that in spite of the difficult  situation in Angola, he had the opportunity to work.  Antonio returned to Angola two years later and had the opportunity to continue working.  Again, he had the chance to send money to support his family.  When talking to close friends about his life’s experience in Angola he always mentioned how hard he worked to support his family “Nka dexa nada falta na casa”  meaning “I always made sure they did not lack anything at home.”

His daughters always said that their father treated them well and they even had food to share with other in need back in Cape Verde.

In 1983 Antonio immigrated to the  United States of America, established his residence in Dorchester  after he worked for a few years he married his wife, Luiza Barros, and had their daughter, Heaven L. Barros.  His family faithfully stood by him during his time of sickness.

Antonio liked to play “bisca” with friends and refreshed himself with a few beers during summer time.  At his residence’s front porch , he always had friends who came to talk and “play bisca”.

He enjoyed giving rides to people who had no means of getting to food pantries.  The people he helped greatly regret his departure.  Most importantly his daughters agree that he left a positive influence.

They also agree that he was a meek, humble man who suffered quietly, without complaining, because he didn’t want to bring sadness to his family and friends.  That’s how Antonio was, he did not like to bother poeple, but he liked to help others when asked.

Antonio is survived by his wife, Luiza Barros, and daughters; Virginia R. Barros Piers, Antonia R. Barros, Maria Filipa Barros DePina, Eugenia R. Barros, Virginia Ilda Barros, Maria Amelia Barros, Yolanda Miguel Barros and Heaven L. Barros.  Grandchildren; Leslie Barros DePina, Antony Barros Correia, Natalie Barros Correia,  Anilton Barros Correia, Zeyvon R. Alves, Joshua Barros DePina, Jason Barros, Gevauhn Clark, Waine Pascoal, Geniah Barros Pires, Mila Barros Rodrigues.  and great grand child; Aalyah Jade Correia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 3 at 10:00 in St. Patrick Church,  400 Dudley St. Roxbury.  Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan.



Dorothy Ann Fraser

Fraser, Dorothy for website onlyDorothy Ann (DiNatale) Fraser, of Hanover and Naples, FL, formerly of Quincy, after a long illness, Sunday June 29, 2014. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Helen (Struzik) DiNatale and Francis  X. DiNatale.  Dotty was a member of the first graduating class of Fontbonne Academy and Aquinas College of Milton. She worked for many years in fine jewelry sales at Lord and Taylor, Braintree. Past volunteer member of the Diane DeVanna Center.  Past member of President’s Women’s Ladies Association where she was a past net champion, with the unique distinction of having scored two holes in one!  Past member of the Foxfire Country Club, Naples, FL. In addition to being an avid golfer and Mahjong player, she was a fabulous cook and world traveler, but would be most remembered for her devout faith, her tremendous closeness to her family and their many happy gatherings, and the hundreds of friendships she made along the way. Beloved wife of 50 years to Paul Fraser.  Devoted mother of Cheryl Fraser-Bacon and her husband David of Milton and Paul Fraser and his wife Anisha Desai Fraser of Raleigh, NC.  Special Nonni to Arianna Bacon. Loving sister of Helen Kelly and her husband Tom of Naples, FL, Marianne Caliri and her husband Michael of Foxboro and Francis DiNatale and his wife Susan of Weymouth.  Honorary sister of Babs DiNatale and her husband Jack Smyth.  Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday, July 3 at 9:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Wednesday 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers,  the family requests donations be made in her memory to OVATIONS for Cure of Ovarian Cancer, 79 Main street, Suite 202, Framingham, MA 01702,

Eleanor Doherty

Eleanor (Walsh) Doherty, formerly of Milton, died peacefully at home, June 17, 2014  after a long period of declining health.  She was 96.  Born and raised in Dorchester, she attended St. Peter’s School and Dorchester High School for Girls.  In 1938 she graduated from the Carney Hospital School of Nursing.  As a registered nurse she worked in hospitals in Boston.  During World War II she served in the US Public Health Service in Brighton, Detroit, Baltimore, Staten Island and Galveston.  After the war. she married the late James J. Doherty and had seven children. She is survived by Mary Doherty of Brookline, Eleanor and her late husband, William Gerson of Harwich, Rev. James Doherty, C.S.C. of Taunton, Ann and her husband George Bryan of Winston-Salem, NC, Elizabeth and her husband Daniel Madden of Milton, Edward  and his wife Michaela [Boise] of Harwich and Catherine and her husband, R. Clifton D’Amato of Denver, CO.  She also has thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  .  Daughter of the late Edward and Nora (O’Halleron) Walsh. Sister of Rita A. Walsh of Milton and the late Mary E. Walsh, Edward J. Walsh, Vincent P. Walsh, and the Rev. Paul T. Walsh. Aunt of Maureen Walsh Carchidi of Holliston, Edward Walsh of Mattapoisett and John T. Walsh of Lutz, FL. Eleanor was a volunteer nurse for the Milton Chapter of the American Red Cross. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, 440 Adams Street, Milton on Thursday, July 3,  at 10:30 am.  Visiting hours  the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday, July 2,  4-7 pm.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the James J. and Mary E. Doherty Fund for Books at T. P. O’Neill Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Apostle Johnny Farris

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Johnny James Farris was born on November 16, 1944 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Simon Bell and the late Ruby Farris. He was raised and educated in the Vicksburg school system and graduated from Temple High School in the early 1960′s.

Johnny Farris was a loving husband, father and pastor. He was the Apostle and founder of Greater Life Baptist Church for 28 years. His love for the people was his greatest attribute and he will be greatly missed.

On Monday, June 23, 2014, Apostle John Farris was called home to be with the Lord. He leaves behind to carry on his legac, his loving wife of 46 years, First Lady Prophetess Joyce Farris. Children, Antonio Farris and Lady Recha Ephraim Farris and her husband Apostle Frederick K Ephraim. Grandchildren: Jonshea Daniel Farris, Shaqunda Alexandria Coleman Farris, and Shemuel Fre-Jon Farris Ephraim.

The wake and funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Anointed Fire Deliverance Tabernacle located at 777 Washington Street in Dorchester, MA. The Wake is at 9 am and the Funeral starts at 10am.

Interment will take place at Knollwood Cemetery located at 319 High Street in Canton, MA’

Repast will take place at 17 Hale Street, Hyde Park immediately following interment.

Leadell Coleman

Coleman, Leadell for websiteLeadell Coleman of Hyde Park, June 22, beloved husband of Clarissa (Irby)  Coleman. Devoted father of Blossom Marshall
of Quincy,  Ledell “Butch”  Coleman, Jr., of  Hyde Park, Tammy Coleman of Newton,  Angela Coleman of NC  and Charity Coleman of Boston.  Brother of Perry Coleman of Fitchburg, Minnie Bell Hall,  Louise Suggs, Willie  Coleman and Zeke Coleman all of AL.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.   Funeral Service in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Fri., June 27, at 11  o’clock.  Visiting Hours   9 – 11 am prior  to service.  Interment Private.  If desired contributions in Leadell’s memory may be sent to the Dana- Farber Cancer Research Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.