Dolan Funeral Home

Frederick R. White

Frederick R. White of Weymouth, November 25, was born in Dorchester, on June 10, 1934.  Husband of Alice M. (Jeffers) White of Weymouth. Beloved father of Kathleen Davis and her husband Martin and Janine White all of Weymouth. Cherished grandfather of Marty, Colin, and Caitlin Davis. Brother of the late Rita Filippone, Francis White, John White, Charlie White and Isabelle Spencer.

Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Milton, Thursday 2-5 pm. Funeral Service and Interment Private.

If desired contributions in Fred’s memory may be sent to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Dr., Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923.

Margaret F. (Cassidy) Lovett

Margaret F. (Cassidy) Lovett, 95, of Quincy, formerly of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park and Dorchester, November 25, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late William R. Lovett (Ret. Chief, BFD). Loving mother of William R. Lovett Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Milton, Richard P. Lovett and his wife Rhona of San Francisco, CA, John J. Lovett (Ret. BFD) and his wife Susan of Bonita Springs, FL and West Dennis, Christopher M. Lovett and his wife Natasha of Boston and Ellen T. Lovett and her husband Douglas Anderson of Billerica. Margaret is survived by 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late Rita Bracken, Helen White, Teresa Cassidy, Joseph Cassidy and Thomas Cassidy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Thursday November 30 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 Milton Cemetery.

If you wish, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


Edward Thomas Feeney, Jr.

Edward Thomas “Feeno” Feeney, Jr., of Milton, November 24,2017.

Beloved husband of the late Claire Ann (Paris) Feeney.  Devoted father of Ryan T. Feeney, Daniel P. and his wife Sara Rose Feeney and Seamus M. Feeney, all of Milton.  Grandfather of Madison Rose Feeney.  Son of the late Edward Thomas and Mary Agnes (Bird) Feeney.  Brother of Mary Feeney of South Boston, MA, Dorothy Feeley of Palo Alto, CA and Patricia Feeney Land of San Francisco, CA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Wednesday November 29 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 4-8 PM.

Anne (Whelan) Branca

Anne (Whelan) Branca, of Scituate, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living in Braintree at the age of 99, November 18, 2017.

Anne was married to the late Dr. Alfred W. Branca for 55 wonderful years and she is survived by their 6 children: Paul of Milton, William (& Maureen) of Weymouth, Richard (& Elaine) of Lisle Illinois, Jane (& Jack Wallace) of Needham, Donald (& Heidi) of Hanson and Nancy (& George Rohwer) of Silverthorne, Colorado. She was “Grammie” to 13 grandchildren (Stephanie, Michael, Philip, Nicole, Marc, Jonathan, Jeffrey, Brian, Daniel, David, Rick, Jacqueline and Travis) and 7 great grandchildren (Will, Ben, Charlie, Quinn, Zac, Juniper, and Haru). Anne is also survived by her brother Fred Whelan of Saint John, New Brunswick and she was the sister of the late Ella Whelan and Sister Noreen Whelan, CND.

Anne was born October 14th, 1918 in Lowell, MA, the daughter of Frank and Winifred (Ready) Whelan. She was raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada, was a 1940 graduate of the Charlottetown Hospital School of Nursing, then relocated to Boston to work as a Registered Nurse at St. Margaret’s Hospital, where she met her future husband. Anne was the ultimate Mother and “Grammie”, a devout Catholic and a very caring and sweet woman, doing anything and everything for one and all, especially at the long-time family beach house in North Scituate. Anne played golf into her early nineties and was a member of both the Hatherly Country Club and The Wollaston Golf Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Tuesday November 28 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Monday 5-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Barbara Ann (Foley) Pickering

Barbara Ann (Foley) Pickering, age 81, of Braintree, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Saturday November 18, 2017. She was born in Boston to the late Patrick and Annie (McGinley) Foley. She lived in Randolph, and in Braintree for almost fifty years with wonderful friends and neighbors.

Barbara was a longtime, active member of St Thomas Moore Parish in Braintree where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality. She worked at John Hancock in Boston and later at Filene’s and Macys for over twenty years where she was a Diamond Employee. Barbara loved to spend time at the beach with family and friends, She enjoyed shopping so much that she was given the nickname “Mrs. Filene’s”. Barbara was most devoted to her family, especially her wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved wife of Charles Pickering Jr. for over fifty seven years. Devoted mother to Mary Benvie and her husband Brian of Norton, Charles Pickering and his wife Maureen of Brea, CA, Patricia Livorsi and her husband John of Westford, Anne Marie Papajiannis and her husband Paul of Norwell, Eileen Schoener and her husband Neil of West Yarmouth, Susan Gildea and her husband Matthew of Medina, OH, Jennifer Gibbs and her husband Richard of Walpole, and Stephen Pickering and his wife Deborah of North Adams. Loving grandmother to twenty-seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also the only sister to the Reverend Thomas C. Foley who resides at Regina Cleri in Boston, the late John Foley of Milton, the late Francis Foley of Quincy, William Foley of Milton, the late James Foley of Quincy, Bernard Foley of Delaware and Richard Foley of Canton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Ann’s Church, 243 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, Saturday, November 25 at 11:00am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 4-8. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimers Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

Robert “Bob” Fawls

Robert “Bob” Fawls, 65, of Milton, passed away at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center, Milton, surrounded by his family, Saturday November 18, 2017.

Loving husband and father is survived by his wife, Joan (Judd), daughters, Catherine (Kate), Lauren (and husband James) Southwood, and Christine. Also by nephew, Timothy Fawls, sisters, Ellen, Nancy (and Richard) Becker, brothers, Thomas (and Tina), Christopher (and Crista), Martin (and Becky), and father, Robert Fawls. Predeceased by his brother Timothy J. Fawls and mother, Ellen Patricia (Orrange) Fawls.

Alumni of Clarkson University and RIT, Bob worked as an engineer before becoming a business/financial consultant for various organizations. He loved meeting new people, telling stories, traveling and spending time outdoors, and was always up for a new adventure. His passion for helping others was never more evident than in his involvement with Community Work Services (CWS).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary Road, Milton, Monday November 27 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 4-8 PM. Interment Private.

Special thanks to the staff of Seasons Hospice for their compassionate care during his brief stay at the Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Community Work Services, 174 Portland Street Boston, MA 02114.

Eleanor Cavanaugh

Eleanor (Williams) Cavanaugh, of Milton, November 18, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Walter Cavanaugh. Devoted mother of Tara O’Meara & Jerome Cavanaugh, both of Milton and the late Fredericka McIntyre & James Newell.

Funeral Service in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Saturday, November 25, at 11:30 am. Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired contributions in Eleanor ‘s name may be sent to the National Parks Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW,  # 200,Washington, D.C. 20005.

Phyllis J. Harris

Phyllis J. Harris 78, of Mattapan passed away on November 10, 2017. She leaves behind her loving husband, Philip A. Harris. Beloved mother of Alvin, Willie, Ricky, Anthony, Karl, Shawn, and Troy Whigham. She also leaves behind a host of loving friends and family including, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grand and great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 9-11AM at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS. The Funeral Service will be held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 230 Wood Ave., Hyde Park at 12PM. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.

Annabelle Aisha Madeleine Petion

My sweet baby Annabelle, October 4th 2017 was the best day of my life. There aren’t any word that could have describe my happiness, you were mommy’s world. You were mommy’s everything in life. My only reason to live. I have always call you my world that because you were that for mommy. I love you more than life itself. I currently want to switch places with you, my love, because mommy have lived already but want you to live a full life with tremendous love and happiness. I have prayed for a miracle and mommy still have faith for that miracle, but if you must go to the beyond and be happy mommy understands and only ask for a favor tell God to don’t keep mommy away from you too long. Mommy wants to be around her world, her life and her happiness, that’s what you were for mommy. I love you tremendously and mommy wants you to know that she has great pain in her heart. There’s a hole in mommy’s heart that is in the shape of you that no-one else in the world could ever fit, and believe mommy doesn’t want anyone to fill that hole. I want you to stay in my heart until I meet with you again my sweet little angel, remember Annabelle Aisha Madeleine Petion, you will always and forever be “Mommy’s World”. I love you and please wait for mommy soon she will come to be with you again.

In the loving memory of my world Annabelle Aisha Madeleine Petion who was born on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 at 7:47 AM to which was mommy greatest day of her life and my sweet little peanut passed away on November 12, 2017 at 4:45 AM, that was the day that mommy world was shattered.

Beloved daughter of Natalie Michel and Kenol Petion.  Loving granddaughter of Guerda Michel and Roland Pierne, niece of Fabiola Michel, Jennifer G. Michel and cousin of Michael Matinez.

A visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday, November 16 from 5:00-6:00 PM.  A Funeral Service will follow at 6:00 PM.  Family and friends are invited.

Edna L. Roman

Edna (Lorey) Roman of Milton, passed away peacefully on Nov 13, 2017 surrounded by her family. Edna was born in Boston and grew up in Jamaica Plain.  She attended Girl’s Latin School, and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School, and then worked for John Hancock.

Edna met J. Edward Roman at a dance on Oct. 23, 1936. It was love at first site for each of them, and after three years of courtship, they married on June 17, 1939. Every year for their 67 years of married life together, Ed and Edna would celebrate the date of their first encounter. The couple had five daughters and they enjoyed summers at their lake cottage in Halifax MA.  The Romans also had friends in Halifax England, and spent time with them in the Lake District. Edward passed away on Feb 6, 2006 at 90 years of age.

Exactly one year prior to Edna’s passing, her only sibling, Kenneth Lorey, passed away at the age of 95 on Nov 13, 2016. Ken had fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and since his time in Belgium the family has maintained life time friendships in the area.

Edna was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, all of whom call her ‘Bunny’.  One of her great-grandchildren had passed away at only 3 months of age. Always stunning, glamorous, and bright, she was beloved by all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many friends.

Edna was a long time member of the Wollaston Garden Club. In addition to reading and knitting, she also enjoyed traveling and attending bible conferences.  She was a life time member of the First Baptist Church in Milton until its closing, and had since joined the East Congregational Church.

Edna (Lorey) Roman was the beloved wife of the late J. Edward Roman.  Devoted mother of Nancy Nelson of Hingham, M. Maria Roman of CA, Doris Lanza and her husband Joseph of NY, Donna Roman of Milton and Lorey Tam and her husband David of Hamilton. Sister of the late Kenneth Lorey. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service in the East Congregational Church, 610 Adams St., Milton, Monday, November 20,  at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Sunday 2-5 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

If desired contributions in Edna’s name may be sent to the East Congregational Church.