Dolan Funeral Home

Marilyn McLean

Marilyn McLean of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Milton died on February 11, 2020.  Beloved daughter of the late George and Marie McLean. Loving sister of Barbara Beeler of Dedham.  Cherished aunt of many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews. Marilyn is also lovingly survived by extended family and close friends.

Marilyn was born in Brookline.  She attended St. Agatha School. She went on to earn her master’s degree in library science from Simmons College.  She was a librarian at Boston Public Library in the science reference department. Marilyn was a very social woman who made friends easily and wherever she went.  She enjoyed bird watching and spending time with her friends and family. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday February 20, 2020 at 9:00am in Saint Agatha Church, East Milton.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours on Wednesday 3:00-6:00PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE.  Interment in Milton Cemetery. See In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to WGBH. 

Jean Gabriel Marius

Jean Gabriel Marius of Boston, February 10, 2020.

Beloved husband of Cleomie Marius. Beloved father of  Carmelle Joseph Marius and her husband, Alphonse Joseph, Josue Marius and his wife Lucille Marius, Nahomie Bastien Mariusand her husband Robertson Bastien Esther Marius Chery and her husband Joseph Chery, Caleb Marius and his wife Natacha Paul Marius, Sherley Jackson Marius, Magdala Marius,Gerty Pierre Marius, Jesula Marius, Katiana Marius, Osini Marius and the late Junior Marius.   

He is survived by 16 grandchildren, Daphney Balan Small, Alyssa Joseph, Jocelle Marius, Jenelle Marius, Tyesha Marius, Jonathan Marius, Alison Bastien, Allan Bastien, Christopher Bastien, Jeremiah Jean, Anaiah Ruth Pierre, Elliana Ariel Grace Chery, Allans Marius, Millay Montfleury Johnson. 2 Great grandchildren, Cayden Xavier Bloom, and Isaac Harper Small.

Funeral Service in Boston Missionary Baptist Church, 336 Dudley Street, Roxbury, Saturday February 22 at 9:00 AM. Visiting hour at the church from 8-9 am. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Kathleen T. Connor

Kathleen Teresa (Carroll) Connor of Milton, MA, originally from Dorchester, returned to God on February 13, 2020.

Kathleen was joyously welcomed to heaven by her husband of 60 years, the late Roger T. Connor and sons Daniel, K. Michael, and Paul. She was the daughter of the late Christopher and Eileen Carroll of Limerick, Ireland, and Dorchester. Kathleen is survived by her children, Roger and his wife Ruthann of Poughkeepsie, NY, Kevin and his wife Melissa of Austin, TX, and Eileen and her husband Bill of Long Valley, NJ, and Laurie Masterson of West Warwick, RI.   Kathleen was a loving grandmother to Daniel, John, Christopher, Narise, Roger, and Liam Connor; Megan Cotter and her husband Chris; and Kathleen, Maggie, and Elizabeth Callahan. She was great grandmother to Emily, Joseph, and Charles Cotter and Elijah Connor.

Kathleen was a long-time administrative assistant at Milton Academy and volunteered at the front desk at Milton Hospital for over 20 years.  She and Roger were very active members of the Boston College Class of 1952 and loved traveling all over the world.  They enjoyed living at Pine Tree Brook in Milton before Kathleen moved to Fuller Village in 2019 where she recently made many wonderful new friends.

Special thanks to her neighbor, Ginny Hamel, and the South Shore VNA and Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Monday February 17 at 10:30AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours Sunday February 16th 2:00pm-5:00 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE.  Private interment in Milton Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut Street, Milton, MA, 02186.

Isiah Ensley Jr.

Isiah Ensley Jr., of Hyde Park, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 surrounded by family.

Beloved husband of Margaret (Barbour) Ensley. Loving father of Carla (Ensley) Miller, and Tamula (Ensley) Hemingway. Grandfather of Tameisha Ensley, Marquis Ensley, and Kory James Young. He is also survived by 1 great grandchild, Shamia Ensley and 7 siblings.

Funeral Service will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Saturday, February 15, at 11am. Visitation will be held prior to the Service from 10-11am. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.

Sara Jane “Sally” DiZinno

Sara Jane “Sally” (Burns) DiZinno, of Milton, died Tuesday February 11, 2020.

Beloved wife of Richard J. DiZinno. Loving mother of Christopher J. DiZinno and his wife Denise of Dorchester, Patrice DiZinno Hawker of Milton, Richard E. DiZinno and his wife Sarah Arneson of Washington DC, Peter A. DiZinno and his wife Arlet of Marlboro and Julie E. Berger and her husband Martin of Chicago, IL. Grandmother of Frank and Jack Hawker, Colin and Maya DiZinno, Charles & Sofia DiZinno and Evelyn Berger. Sister of the late Mary Pauline Atton of Riverdale, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Saturday February 29 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited.

Complete obituary to be posted.

Diedra Fontaine

Diedra Fontaine, of Roxbury, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved mother of Kim, Leigha, Joi, and Mika Fontaine. She also leaves behind a host grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews who will miss her dearly.

Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday, February 15, from 2-4 pm. Relatives and friends invited.

James P. Kelly

James P. Kelly, 64, of Quincy, Monday February 10, 2020.

Jim was a longtime cook with Newcomb Farms. He also worked for the Boston Herald. An avid Boston sports fan, he loved to follow the Patriots.

Jim is survived by his son Ryan Kelly of Maine, sisters Lynne Saltalamacchia of NH, Christine Murray of Hanson, brothers Robert P., of Squantum, John of Provincetown, and Timothy Kelly of Quincy. Longtime partner of Joanne Simmer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy, Thursday February 13 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday, 4 – 8 PM. Interment Private.

Mary Ellen Egan

Mary Ellen “Marlen” Egan, of Milton, MA.; age 91, loving mother of 8, dedicated wife, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother reunited with her husband Bob, of 63 years in heaven on February 8, 2020. Born September 23, 1928, to Dr. Frederick J. Gillis Ph.D. and Ellen (Russell) Gillis of West Roxbury, MA and married on June 12, 1954, to Dr. Robert W. Egan MD. of Jamaica Plain, MA.

1950 Graduate of Sargent College of Boston University, Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Education. Survived by her caring children, Mary-Ellen Curry of Severna Park, MD; Robert W. Egan Jr. of Hanover, MA; John F. Egan of Moretown, VT; Suzanne Rader of Winchendon MA; Daniel R. Egan of Thornton, NH; Edmund J. (Ned) Egan of Tahoe City, CA; and Michael J. Egan of Kingfield, ME.

Her infant son, Daniel E. Egan, preceded Marlen in death along with her brothers Daniel E. Gillis (Twin) of West Roxbury, Fredrick Gillis of West Roxbury, William Gillis of Dover, NH; Joseph Gillis of Milton MA; David Gillis of Norfolk, MA. She had 14 loving grandchildren, and three adored great-grandchildren.

Marlen’s twin brother Danny introduced her to Bob Egan in 1946, and they attended the High School Prom together and married eight years later. Danny, a pilot, was lost at sea in a Navy training mission for the Korean War on November 27, 1950.

Affectionately called Auntie Marlen, she had 26 nieces and nephews, and the clan gathered religiously around holidays and birthdays. The Egan/Gillis is a tight-knit clan with strong generational history and belief in faith, military service, education, and caring for others. The family’s reach extends from Military Officers, University and College Professors, Religious Leaders, Doctors and Nurses, Teachers, Farmers, Corporate Executives, Business Owners, Lawyers, Professional Athletes, Public Servants, and Civic Leaders.

Hailed Mrs. Egan by her children’s childhood friends in both West Roxbury, MA. and later in Milton, MA., The Egan house was a favorite stop for treats, games, celebrations, and refreshments. The favorites were homemade root beer, ZaRex, cakes, and cookies. She attended countless PTA meetings provided rides to youth sporting events for teams, hosted Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Girls Scout weekly meetings as well as parent-teacher conferences and occasional calls to the Schools Principal Offices.

Marlen, a silent saint, was dedicated to her faith and community. She cared for and provided eldercare for countless relatives, including her parents, aunts, friends, family, and late husband, Robert. A confidant to many, she was trusted, true to her word, organized, demanded respect, manners, and proper conduct, and had high expectations of others. She also had a green thumb and loved to garden, ski, card games, books, puzzles and was an avid quilter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Rd, Milton Saturday, February 15, at 10:00 AM.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday, February 14, 4-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Milton Council of Aging, 10 Walnut St, Milton, MA 02186.

Patricia M. McLaughlin

Patricia M. McLaughlin, of Milton, died Saturday February 1, 2020.

She was born in Boston, MA on February 21, 1948 to Patricia (O’Meara) McLaughlin and William Joseph McLaughlin, Jr. Eldest of eight children, she grew up in Milton and graduated from Milton High School, class of 1966.  

She was in the second inaugural class of UMass, Boston which began in the Boston Gas building in Park Square and was affectionately called UMass Gas by the students. She graduated with Honors in 1970.

She married Thomas F. Hutchinson in 1969 and they had two children, Thomas Francis and Rachel Rose. Patricia was part of a large Irish Catholic family, the first grandchild, and grew up surrounded by multiple generations of family. She learned from birth how to be the strong, loving, wonderful person she became. She worked in the publishing field first as an editor, then doing the design and layout of books and journals.

Pat graduated from the Cordon Bleu in Cambridge and worked as a pastry chef at a bakery in Cambridge and in corporate dining rooms in Boston. From 2001 to the present she worked at the Harvard Kennedy School. She began working for Dr. John Holdren as his assistant in the Belfer Center. In 2009 when Dr. Holdren was appointed White House Science Advisor to President Obama, she went with him and worked for one year in the White House. She received the Harvard Hero Award, an award recognizing outstanding employees at Harvard University.

She loved to travel and had many adventures. And she supported the many adventures of her children and their friends who she loved as well. In particular by swooping into Boston late Friday and Saturday nights to pick them up somewhere in her beloved Suburban known as “The Burba”! “Discretion is the better part of Valor” was her only advice she reminded them all of frequently.

She was generous, independent, articulate, quick witted and thoughtful. She made lifelong friends. She learned all the family stories and honored the family traditions and memories. She was a consummate storyteller with a keen sense of irony. She was creative and loved cooking, knitting, weaving and embroidery. She loved reading, especially mysteries. She loved all creatures, always had at least one dog and cat at home, and volunteered for many years at the Milton Animal Shelter spending every Sunday morning visiting the cats and cleaning their cages. She turned her front yard into a sanctuary for bees, birds and butterflies.

Above all she loved her family, her children Tommy and Rachel, her daughter-in-law Lynne and her most beloved granddaughters Madeline and Emily, who affectionately referred to her as B Mamma. She cherished every moment with them and would take Monday’s off in the summer so they could go on adventures together to the beach or a pool or just sit in her hammock and eat popsicles.

Spending time with them was her greatest joy.

In addition to her children and grandchildren she is survived by her sisters, Ann, Elizabeth, Barbara, Mary and Sheilah and her brother Daniel, her sister-in-law Jeanne McLaughlin, and her brothers-in-law Jerry Aronson, Dan Tarpey and Chip Henry.  She was predeceased by her sister Meghan. She also leaves behind many loving nephews and nieces, grand nephews and nieces, cousins and her beloved Aunt Helen O’Meara.

There is a hole in the heart of the world with her passing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Monday February 10 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 2-6 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to The Milton Animal League, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186.

Patricia “Patsy” Casey

Patricia “Patsy” (Kiley) of Quincy passed away on February 3, 2020.

Beloved wife of the late Leo Casey.  Daughter of the late John and Anne Kiley.  Sister of the late Anne Joyce, Virginia Flynn and her husband William Flynn and Thomas Kiley.  Cherished aunt of many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Patsy was a devoted Catholic and a longtime parishioner of St. Gregory Church and St. Ann Church, both in Dorchester, along with St. Bartholomew Church in Needham.  She worked for New England Telephone for many years, retiring as district manager. Patsy had impeccable taste for fashion and loved to travel.  Most of all, Patsy loved her family, especially her nieces and nephews to whom she was like a second mother.  She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Thursday February 6 at 12 Noon..  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours Thursday 10:00am – 11:30am in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.