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Darby Lyons

Darby Lyons died February 4, 2017, at his residence in New Bedford.

Born in Cambridge,  Darby grew up in Quincy attending St. of the Hills of Grammar School and Quincy High School.

Darby worked in the building trades, first an as apprentice plumber and later as an apprentice electrician. A fall at his residence left him a quadriplegic  some twenty years ago. Darby in his earlier years was ahead of the gym craze, working out with and being the trainer for Mike ” Mighty” Quinn a Mr. America and Mr. Universe body builder competitor.

Darby was a loyal friend and a physically gifted athlete. He never forgot a name of someone he was introduced to.

Darby was the husband of Paula Lyons of Wareham. Father of Kelley Hobert of Quincy, Darby Lyons, Jr. of Centerville, Nicholas Lyons & Jessica Lyons both of Wareham and the late Deana Hobert. Dear friends of Mario Tronca, Eddie Bouzan, Larry Calley and Wayne Larson all of Quincy. He is also survived by 6 grand children and 2 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday February 17, from 10 AM  – 1 PM .  Interment Private.

Lillian Sorgi

Sorgi, Lillian for website onlyLillian Sorgi died, Thursday February 9, 2017, in Hingham after a lengthy illness. She was born in Boston to the late Louis F.  and Vita DeLeo in 1924.  Raised in Dorchester, she graduated from Dorchester School for Girls  and Burdette Business School.

Lillian worked for Mass. Envelope in Boston and later for the State of Massachusetts as the assistant to the Director for the Mass. Parole Board.

She married her husband Lou in 1949 and settled in Milton. Lillian in addition to raising her family of five, was President of the Auxiliary Volunteer’s  of Milton Hospital, member of Wollaston Golf Course, Cunningham Bowling League and an avid amateur painter.

During the early 80’s she and Lou relocated to Princeton, NJ  and she subsequently became employed with the Princeton Press. She also was an active volunteer with the Joffrey Ballet Company of New York City.

In 1986 the couple returned to Milton and spent time travelling extensively and  attending numerous Boston College Hall of Fame functions and athletic events.

Lillian was the beloved wife of the late Louis V. Sorgi. Devoted mother of Louis V. Sorgi, Jr. of Hull, Virginia Sorgi of CA, Joan Gendreau of Longmeadow, Paul Sorgi of MI, and John Sorgi of NH. Sister of Jeanne Shanahan of Lexington. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road,  Thursday, February 16 at 10:30 am.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday, 5-8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired contributions in Lillian ‘s memory may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Marguerite M. Riley

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Riley Marguerite M. (Reen) of Milton formerly of West Roxbury died February 9, 2017. Beloved wife of Edwin J. “Ted” Riley III, DMD of Milton. Loving mother of Edwin J.Riley IV and his wife Erika of Milton and Annmarie Chase and her husband John of Millis. Cherished Nana of William, Keara, Shayla, Zachary Riley and Allison and Ashley Chase. Sister of James Reen and his wife Charlene of Norwood, Fr. Jeremiah Reen of Tampa, Florida and the late John Reen and Mary Ann Mulligan and their surviving spouses, Ellen Steele Reen and Thomas Mulligan. Daughter of the late Jeremiah and Ann Reen. Daughter-in-law of Claire F. Riley and the late Edwin Riley Jr.

Marguerite was born in Boston and lived in West Roxbury before settling in Milton.   She worked as a hairdresser for many years. She was a caregiver, always making it a priority to help others and those in need. Marguerite was the center of the Riley, Reen and Mulligan family and she made it a priority to host frequent family gatherings including 29 nieces and nephews, 40 grand nieces and grand nephews and many friends. Family was the cornerstone of her life. Her generous and giving ways will always be remembered. She made a difference in so many lives. 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 Tuesday at 10:30am in St. Pius X Church 101 Walcott Road, Milton. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 4-8pm in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton. Interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Donations in memory of Marguerite may be made to Stanley R. Tippett Home, 920 South Street, Needham, MA 02492.

Geraldine MacDonald

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Geraldine (Jerry Runci) MacDonald age 69 of Quincy formerly of Dorchester died February 8, 2017. Jerry was an area resident her entire life. Daughter of the late Anna K. and Charles McCarthy. Beloved wife of the late William (Mickey) MacDonald. Loving mother of  Patricia  Bechtold, Denise and Tim Lyons all of Dorchester, Lisa MacDonald of Quincy and Maureen MacDonald of Brockton. Cherished Nana of Angella, Andrew, Nicole, John, Annamarie, Ian and  five great-grandchildren. Sister of Patricia Larkin, Joanne Burke, Kathleen Stout, Eugene, James, John, William, Richard and Maureen McCarthy and the late Robert, Charles and Thomas McCarthy. Jerry is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was a longtime resident of Dorchester before moving to Quincy 3 years ago. She was an avid Red Sox fan and she loved being a Nana! The most important aspect of her life was her family, She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

A Mass Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday February 13, 2017 at 10:30AM in Saint Brendan Church, Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester. Visiting hours on Sunday 2-6PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Sr. Katherine Collins mfic

Collins, Katherine for website onlySr. Katherine Collins mfic, of Newton, a beloved member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception for 77 years, died at Saint Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, Saturday February 4, 2017.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Helena (Murnane) Collins. Sister was preceded in death by her five siblings, Denis, John, Patrick, Mary and Nell. She is survived by her sister-in-law Bridie Collins and a large extended family of nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces and many cousins, close friends and her Missionary Franciscan Sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel at Mount Alvernia Convent, 790 Centre Street, Newton, Thursday February 9 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at the Chapel, Wednesday 4-7 PM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Sr. Katherine was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Youville Hospital, Cambridge for 25 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sr. Katherine may be made to Franciscan Sisters Retirement Fund, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Katherine (MacEachern) Cockrane

Katherine (MacEachern) Cockrane, of Dorchester, formerly of Weymouth, February 3, 2017.

Mother of Sami A. Rodger of Woburn, Jami A. Rodger of San Diego, CA and Hassan M. Rodger of Dorchester. Grandmother of Madelyn Hedges and Michael Hedges. Sister of Virginia Barrett of Weymouth and the late Margaret Gillan.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday February 8 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Relatives and friends invited.

Shawn Peete

Shawn Peete, of Boston, January 30, 2017.

Beloved son of Willie Mae (Ingram) and the late William M. Peete Sr. Brother of Charles Peete, Karen Peete, Kevin Peete, Keeta Peete, Carlton Peete, Sherice Peete, Jacqueline Smith, Anita Peete and Tanya Peete. Shawn is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday February 7 at 10:00 AM. Funeral service begins at 11:00 AM. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Richard C. Geddes

GeddesRichardRichard C. “Dick” Geddes, age 75, of Largo, FL died unexpectedly but peacefully at Largo Medical Center on January 21, 2017 of complications of COPD. He was born in Boston on November 29, 1941. A former resident of the Squantum neighborhood of Quincy, Dick was the cherished son of the late Alice N. and Warren N. Geddes.  He is survived by his caring, inseparable companion of many years, Alice Gore of Largo, FL, his devoted twin brother Ronald W. Geddes and his wife Jan of Boston, his loving cousins Marcia Stone of New Hampshire, Naomi Zottoli of Squantum and Gretchen Zottoli of Centerville as well as his loyal childhood friend Christopher Ford of Cohasset.

Dick attended North Quincy High School and worked for many years for T. D. Downing Company, an import-export firm in Boston.

Dick was an avid sports fan who enjoyed sailing in his teen-age years as well as golf throughout his life.  Even though he resided in Florida, he faithfully rooted for the Red Sox and Bruins although he also supported baseball and hockey teams in the Tampa Bay area.  He was a voracious reader of all types of literature and enjoyed extensive travel with his family throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Bermuda for many years.

Dick retired to Florida 21 years ago and was privileged to reside in two ALF facilities during that time:  Barrington Terrace and Heron House of Largo.  Dick’s family extends its gratitude and thanks to the staff of these remarkable facilities for creating a supportive, caring environment where Dick could flourish and live independently.  Dick was a person infused with deep faith and spiritual strength who overcame challenges of serious illnesses in adolescence to live an inspiring life.

Dick’s family and many friends consider his most extraordinary quality to be the inextinguishable bond of love, loyalty, friendship and respect he shared with his identical twin brother, Ron, throughout their lives.

Burial in Milton Cemetery will be private. A memorial service will be held for Dick at a date to be announced at Heron House of Largo, 2050 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771.  In lieu of flowers, donations in honor and memory of Dick to Heron House of Largo will be appreciated.

William T. Rehm

REHMWilliam T. Rehm, of Milton, formerly of Jamaica Plain and Brockton, January 29, 2017.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Mary Lou (Kerns) Rehm. Son of the late George and Luella (Bacon) Rehm, brother to the late George Rehm of California, Mary Rehm of Jamica Plain, Anna Rehm of Brockton. He is survived by his nephews Frank (George) Rehm and his wife Mary of Antioch, CA. Robert Keyes of Pittsfield, Brian Keyes and his wife Lena of VA. Ted (Edward) Keyes of California, David Kerns of New York. He is also survived  by his loving niece Sarah (Kerns) Reichel and her husband Kenny of Quincy.

Bill was born September 9, 1925 in Boston, graduated from Mechanic Arts High and Wentworth Institute and enlisted in the Army in WWII where he served in the Pacific Theater. He worked as a technician in the 94th Army Reserve Command in Boston and Hanscon AFB until his retirement in 1987. Bill was an active life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for over fifty five years.

Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 AM in Saint Agatha Church, East Milton. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE Friday 4-8 PM.

Donations can be made in Bill’s memory to Hancock Park Adult Daycare Program, 164 Parkingway, Quincy, MA 02169. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Anthony “Win” Chase

Chase_WinstonwebpageAnthony “Win ” Chase of Milton, January 28, 2017 age 83.

Win was born in Plymouth, NH to Anthony B. and Iris Chase. Win has lived in Milton since 1955. He maintained his New Hampshire roots having a summer home on Newfound Lake in Hebron.  Win was the beloved husband of 62 years to Edith (Leary) Chase. Devoted father of Kathy Ann Chase of Whitman, Anthony Gregg Chase and his wife Alice of North Easton and William S. Chase (M.F.D.) and his wife Gail of Milton. Grandfather of Rebeccah, Justin, Ethan and Moriah Pereira all of Whitman, Courtney, Jeanine and Anthony Michael Chase of N. Easton, Rudy Winston and Liam Scott  Chase of Milton.  Brother of Alma West of Bristol, NH, and the late Virginia Somersall and Warren Chase.  Brother in Law of Richard Somersall and Ruth Leary Schaetzl of FL. Uncle of Elizabeth MacLeod of ME, Nadine Leary of Milton, W. Geoffrey Leary of North Eastham, and the late Wayne Somersall .

Win was happiest doing woodworking, carpentry and construction. He was always ready to assist others. He was a faithful Patriot fan. Win was a veteran of the Korean War serving as a Sergeant in the U S Army.

Services Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Win’s memory may be sent to either the Mayhew Program, PO Box 120, Bristol, NH or to Milton Firefighters Relief Assoc., 515 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186.