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Lorraine D. Sheehan

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Sheehan, Lorraine D, ( Hollien) of Milton died suddenly September 4,2014. Devoted daughter of the late Frederick J. and Lorraine Hollien (Doherty). Beloved wife of James L. Sheehan, Jr. Loving mother of James L. III, and Richard M. Sheehan both of Milton and the late Timothy Patrick Sheehan. Cherished Nana of Andrew W. and Brittany M. Sheehan. Sister of Frederick Hollien, Jr of Milton, Paul of Charlestown and Michael of Hanover. Also survived my many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church at Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Tuesday September 9 at 9:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Monday September 8, 4 to 8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.


Claude Francois


Claude Francois, of Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 29,  2014.  He was the husband of Edith (Etheart) Francois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela Church, Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan , on Saturday, September 6 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Visiting hours Friday 6-9 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Interment St. Michael Cemetery.

Shongi Fernandes

Fernandes_Shongi for website onlyShongi Fernandes was born October 7, 1989, in Boston MA., to Maria Barros and Felisberto Fernandes. Shongi could

accomplish anything he set his mind to do. At a very early  age Shongi wanted to be independent and self sufficient.

Shongi, graduated from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology with a degree in Sheet Metal Work. He worked

for the Sheet metal work with the local 17 and was loved by his coworkers, and supervisors.


He was a very loving, and devoted father to his son  Armani Fernandes, a wonderful brother to his siblings,  a perfect son to his parents, and a great friend.

His interests included family gathering, music, movies, and he devoted a lot of his time taking care of his son.

Shongi Fernandes is survived by his mother, Maria Milcent; father Felisberto Fernandes; brother Adilson Barros; sister

Erika Pereira; and his young son Armani Fernandes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick Church, Roxbury on Saturday, September 6 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Visiting hours Friday 5-9 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON.  Burial Oak Lawn Cemetery.


Joseph F. DiFilippo

Joseph F. DiFilippo, 101, of Milton passed away on September 4th.  Beloved husband of the late Theresa (Bertorelli) DiFilippo.  Loving father of Anne Basiliere and her husband Robert of Hanover.  Also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces with whom he shared many wonderful and happy memories.  Joseph was a World War II Army veteran and a Bronze Star recipient.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester on Monday at 11 A.M.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours will be held in the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE prior to the service from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation in  Joseph’s name may be made to The Lawrence M. DiFilippo Scholarship Fund, Yale University, P.O. Box 2038, New Haven, CT 06521-2038. 

Robert “Bob” E. Rooney

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Robert E. Rooney, 88, currently from Scituate, MA and Naples FL,  formerly from Danvers and Milton, MA, died suddenly at South Shore Hospital on Friday, August 29th, 2014 surrounded by his large and loving family. Bob was the beloved husband and devoted partner to Jayne (Greer, Joyce) Rooney for the past 34 years.

Born on December 2, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Margaret Rooney of Danvers, MA, and brother of the late William Rooney and infant sister Mary.

Bob is survived by his children with his former wife, Janet (Larkin) Rooney, Linda and George Armstrong of So. Dennis, MA,  Allan and Patricia Rooney of Danvers and Grafton, MA,  Janet and Paul LeDuc of Hopkinton, MA and Cecile Rooney of New Milford, CT the wife of Bob’s son, the late Robert M Rooney.  Bob also leaves behind 5 step-children and their spouses who he loved dearly, Nancy and Reed Panasiti, of Amherst, N.H., Donna and Bob Viau of Gloucester, MA, John and Laura Joyce of Westborough, MA, Patty and Christopher Lamb of Milton, MA and Timothy Joyce of Walpole, MA. Bob also leaves 19 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. All of whom he loved and looked forward to seeing at his annual family reunions.

Born and raised in Danvers Bob graduated with the class of 1943. He was a WW II Army Veteran and was stationed in France until returning to Danvers in 1945. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  His distinguished professional career includes 32 years working for RCA/GE in Burlington, MA before his retirement in 1987.

Bob was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and served as Committee Chairman for his son’s Troops 58 and 155. He was a devout Catholic and was involved as a communicant at St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s Churches in Danvers.

As a devoted father to his children, Bob shared his love for the outdoors. He enjoyed an active lifestyle of mountain climbing, cross country skiing, skating at the Meadow and swimming at the Danvers YMCA .

Bob loved his hometown of Danvers where he lived for 63 years before moving to Milton. He later divided his time between Scituate and Florida with his wife Jayne where they enjoyed retirement traveling, gardening and golfing. He leaves many friends in Naples at the Countryside Golf Community.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Tuesday, 3:30-7:30 PM.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Danvers.

Most of all, Bob will be remembered for the man he was, both a gentleman and gentle man. He held traditional values and enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a family man of immense integrity and moral fiber, respectful, honest and kind. His quiet unassuming generosity and giving spirit will be remembered and missed. In keeping with Bob’s charitable nature donations would be welcome in leiu of flowers to the Boy Scouts of America, Yankee Clipper Council, 36 Amsbury Road, Haverhill, MA 01830  or to Dr. Hyman’s Alzheimer Research Project at Massachusetts  General Hospital,c/o Development Office, 55 Fruit St. Boston, MA  02115

James Lee Simmons, Sr.


A resident of Mattapan, MA, James Lee Simmons, Sr.  was born February 23, 1940 to the late Clyde and Rosa (Bell) Simmons.

James (Jim) attended the Lenoir County public school system and graduated from the Woodington High School in Kinston, North Carolina before moving to Boston in 1962.  A man who loved to work and a passion to support his family, worked for Capital Tire (GoodYear) Company in Roxbury, MA; The (MBTA) Ride in Somerville, MA; and  Museum of Fine Arts in Avon, where he was employed before becoming ill in 2013.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014 , while in the home, God called him to his eternal rest. To know Jim, was to love him. Although he will not be with us in the flesh, the wonderful memories that we have of him will forever remain in our hearts.

He leaves a legacy of love and admiration to a devoted wife, Mrs. Mary Simmons of the home. Two sons: DeGary Simmons of Braintree, MA and James Simmons Jr. of Philadelphia, PA. Three daughters: Lawanda Simmons of Kinston, North Carolina; Theresa Simmons of Dorchester, MA and Subrena Simmons of Boston, MA. One daughter-in-law Celica of Braintree, MA; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; Three step-sons: Stephen Weathers of Brockton, MA; Larry Weathers of Brockton, MA  and Jerome Adams of Brockton, MA and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He also leaves behind to cherish: One brother, Leonard Simmons  and his wife Mamie of Mount Vernon, NY; Two  sisters: Ida Williams  and her husband Ishmon and Bertha Hines of Kinston, North Carolina.

Funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 2,  2014 at Noon, at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Visitation will be held one hour  prior 11:00-Noon.  Interment Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.


Jean A. Forde

Forde, Jean for website onlyOn January 4, 1945, Jean Forde, was born to Ruby Carter and Ivan Dottin in Christ Church, Barbados, West Indies.

After finishing her schooling, Jean left Barbados in the early „60s to make a way for herself. She lived and worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts for many years. After a trip back home to visit family, she met and married her future husband, Maitland Forde.

They both returned to Cambridge, to start their lives as newlyweds, and soon after to begin raising their children Rawlson, David, Ingrid and Sharon.

I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

She surrendered to the will of God and peacefully departed to receive his just reward during the early hours on Monday, August 25, 2014.

Left behind to cherish her memory, include her grandchildren Donisha Dottin (of Barbados), Amani Dale, Caleb “Eli” Medley, Zakiya Dottin, Marcho Bazile Dottin; great-grandchildren Devonte, Rivaldo, Josiah and a whole host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Wake will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014,  10:00 am,  followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00am at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA.  Reverend Gary Adams, officiating.  Interment, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

Ann E. Meconiates

Meconiates, Ann website onlyAnn E. (McCarthy) Meconiates age 92, of N. Reading, formerly of Dorchester and Stoneham, Aug. 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Charles   Meconiates. Devoted mother of Donna Meconiates of Boston, William  Meconiates & his wife Christine Lloyd of Whitman and Nancy Duchard of  Peabody.  Sister of the late Gerard McCarthy and Mary DeVasto. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, NEPONSET, Fri. Aug. 29, at 11 A.M. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Fri. 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston.  If desired contributions in Ann’s’ name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

Alice E. McHugh

Alice E.  (Ingersoll) McHugh, former Commonwealth of Massachusetts State House employee in the early 1960’s, passed away suddenly in the early morning of August 23, 2014 at the age of 81. She was the loving mother of her four children; James F. McHugh and his wife Karen of Mansfield, Richard L. McHugh of Mattapan, Linda A. McHugh of Mattapan, and Susan A. Francis and her husband John of Marstons Mills. Alice was also sister to five siblings; Jean Pratt of Halifax, Frank W. Ingersoll Jr. of Rhode Island, Marie McHugh of Halifax, Paul J. Ingersoll of Norwood, and Doris T. Brock of Milton. She also leaves behind her ten grandchildren James McHugh Jr., Jared McHugh, Sarah McHugh, Jason McHugh, Alicyn McHugh, John Francis, Michael Francis, Kyle Francis, Nicole Francis, and Courtney Francis. Alice was a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8699 in Dorchester Lower Mills.  We are all sure that as she loved to do in her younger days, she is dancing away in heaven. A Funeral Service Wednesday August 27 at 5:00 PM in  Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 2 – 5 PM. Interment private.

Paul B. Dorsey


Paul B. Dorsey, of Canton, formerly of Milton, August 22, 2014. Born in Boston and raised in Milton, he was a graduate of Milton High School and Boston College. Paul was a 36 year teacher and administrator in the Milton Public Schools, retiring in 1993 as Vice Principal of Milton High School. He was the retired director of the Milton Adult Education Program. A member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, he coached tennis at Milton Academy, Curry College and Milton High School. He was also an instructor at The Weymouth Club. Longtime baseball coach at Milton High School, he valued his relationships with his former ballplayers and memories of winning the Division 1 Eastern Mass. State Championship in 1974. He was inducted into the Mass. Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame as well as the Milton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Paul enjoyed spending time with his family on Cape Cod and was a proud member of the Hilltoppers. Husband of the late Claire E. (Cooke) Dorsey. Loving father of Susan M. Burns and her husband Paul of Canton, Paul B. Dorsey and his wife Cynthia of Canton, Laurie A. Woodworth of Norton and Scott M. Dorsey and his wife Courtney of Milton. Grandfather of Kristen and Paul Burns, Ella Dorsey, Michael and Kelli Woodworth and Jack, Liam, Ryan and Owen Dorsey.   Brother of Robert “Digger” Dorsey and his wife Joan of Pembroke. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gerard Majella Church, 1860 Washington Street, Canton, Thursday August 28 at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 4-8 pm. Interment Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Ellie Fund, 475 Hillside Avenue, Needham, MA 02494.