Dolan Funeral Home

Joseph Hodin

Joseph Hotin, 88, of Marshfield, formerly of Wakefield, Sunday May 8, 2016.

Loving husband of Rita (Coyle) Booth Hotin and loving stepfather to Michael Booth, Diane McKenzie and Christine Booth. Father-in-law to Catherine Booth and Ivan McKenzie. Cherished grandfather (Papa) to Jon, Nick, Alec, Joseph, Sam, Shannon, Jack and the late Rita Christine.

Son of the late Wilfrid J. and Amanda (Lippe) Hotin. Devoted brother to Estelle C. Hotin, and the late Robert, Roland, Lillian and Paul. Special uncle to Marjorie, Jeanne, Maureen, Frank, AnnMarie and Barbara, and the late Marilyn Brown.

Joe will be dearly missed by his extended family and many friends. He was a proud WWII Navy Veteran and former owner of the Ambassador Insurance Agency.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Thursday May 12 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Riverview School, 551 Route 6A, E Sandwich, MA 02537, or Norwell VNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr, Norwell, MA, 02061.


Frank J. Soldano

Frank J. Soldano, of Quincy, May 5, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Grace (Gibbons) Soldano. Devoted father of Carol McKenna and her husband Kenneth of Milton and Michael Soldano and his wife Theresa of Hanover. Grandfather of Matthew McKenna, Nicole Soldano, Ariana Soldano and Krista Soldano. Brother of the late Theresa DiNapoli and Rose Pennelli. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, Wednesday, May 11 at 10:30 am. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday, 4-8pm. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Late Army veteran, WWII. If desired contributions in Frank’s name may be sent to the Parish of Saint Agatha, 432 Adams St., Milton, MA 02186.

Anne Shelsey

Anne Shelsey, of Milton, May 3, 2016. Beloved sister of Virginia Shelsey of Milton. Devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Elena (O’Brien) Shelsey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, MILTON, Saturday May 7 at 11:30 am. Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, 10:30-11:15. Interment Milton Cemetery. Late employee for over 30 years of the Boston Public Schools. If desired contributions in Anne’s name may be sent to St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Sgt. Det. Richard Francis Clancy, BPD

Clancy, Richard for website and ACS onlyRichard Francis Clancy (Sgt. Det., BPD), a 37 year member of the Boston Police Department, died at his home in of Norwood, Sunday May 1, 2016.

Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, he entered the US Air Force shortly after graduation from high school. He had lived in Quincy and Norwell prior to moving to Norwood.

Beloved husband of Susan M. Clancy (Det. BPD). Father of Myles Richard Clancy, Mary Rose Clancy and Alannah Mary Evans. Son of the late Francis E. and Pauline E. (Bulger) Clancy. Brother of Lorraine Traft, Robert Clancy and his wife Nancy, Pauline E. Clancy and her husband David Costine, John Clancy and his wife Nancy, Thomas Clancy and his wife Kathleen, Marie Clancy, Maureen and her husband Richard Rate, Marguerite Clancy, Janet and her husband Patrick Cadogan (BPD), Karen and her husband Robert McNulty, Daniel Clancy and his husband Jason Poulin and the late Patricia Wilman. Beloved nephew of Marie Lombardi. Former husband of Kathleen Kelley. Richard is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Thursday May 5 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 3-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to The Angel Fund for ALS Research, 649 Main St., Wakefield, MA 01880 or

Patricia Ann Coveney

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Coveney – Patricia Ann, of Quincy, in Dedham, April 29, beloved daughter of the late John J. and Winifred (McGrail) Coveney. Sister of the late Philip P., John and Sr. Mary Camilla Coveney SND. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, Dorchester on Friday at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday 5-8 pm.

Richard S. Dunn

Richard S. Dunn, of Milton, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, April 29, 2016.

Beloved husband of Diane M. (Hayes). Loving father of Christopher S. Dunn and his wife Laura of Scotch Plains, NJ, Stephen K. Dunn and his wife Evangelia of Chelmsford and Matthew T. and his girlfriend Amanda of Quincy. Grandfather of Colin C. Dunn, Ana Maria Dunn and Zoe Diane Dunn. Brother of Robert Dunn and Mary Reilly, both of Alston, Raymond Dunn Jr of Waltham and Ronald Dunn of Nashua, NH.

Rick was born and raised in Allston and graduated from Boston Trade High School. He was a longtime member of Local 40 Carpenters Union and owner of Dunn Sales, a uniform and sports apparel company. Past President of Milton Youth Soccer and Milton High Boosters. Rick was a coach for Milton youth soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey and lacrosse. He was also a referee for soccer and lacrosse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday May 6 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Geneva Hughes


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Geneva Hughes was born on February 18,1948 in Shaw, Mississippi to parents, Willie Ross, Sr. and Alice Ross (Gant). She grew up as the youngest of five and at an early age accepted Christ at Mount Table Baptist Church. Geneva was educated through the Shaw School District. She excelled at academics and graduated in 1966 from McEvans High School as Valedictorian. Geneva went on to attend  Alcorn University and graduated in 1969 with a B.A. in English. After graduating from Alcorn University, Geneva began her career at Benoit High School in Benoit, Mississippi, as an English teacher.

On December 26, 1970, she married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Isaac Hughes. She relocated to Boston, Massachusetts to be with Isaac. With God at the center of their marriage, they joined Morning Star Baptist Church in the 70’s under the leadership of Bishop John M. Borders, III. Geneva began working at various banks and devoted 17 years working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, while raising two children. After retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank, she transitioned her career to her passion of educating the local youth of Boston.

To her friends and family, Geneva will always be remembered as a gentle woman with a loving spirit. She was dedicated to her family and worked relentlessly to ensure that her children took advantage of educational and recreational opportunities. She was an avid sports fan with deep loyalties to the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots. She loved taking long walks on Wollaston Beach with her husband. Road trips and sightseeing were favorite pastimes.

Geneva departed this earth on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Ross; her father, Willie Ross, Sr.; and her siblings, Willie Ross, Jr., John Ross, and Jeanette Thomas (Ross). Geneva is survived by her husband, Isaac Hughes; her daughter, Tanya (John) Moorer; her son, Marcus (Jennifer) Hughes; her brother, Charlie Ross; and three grandchildren, John Moorer, III, Mia Moorer, and Isabel Hughes; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

Relatives  and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday  April 29, 2016 in the Morning Star Baptist Church at 11:00am.

Jean Morelli

Jean graduated from St. Gregory’s High School, Dorchester, MA and Boston State College with a Major in English. She went on to receive Master’s Degrees in English and Guidance/Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

She began her 35 year teaching career at the Grover Cleveland Middle School, Dorchester, MA and then moved to Hyde Park High School in the first years of desegregation. Although they were turbulent times, Jean always worked hard to provide her students with the very best learning experiences. She thoroughly enjoyed her students and was often a favorite teacher and mentor to many of them. From there, she transferred to Boston Latin School where she became head of the English Department for a few years and then a member of the English Faculty, continuing to teach and mentor students throughout her career. She had numerous student teachers from a variety of colleges, most notably Boston College and Simmons College, many of whom went on to become successful teachers themselves. Jean’s name appears in the Who’s Who of American Teachers, having been nominated by many of her former students for several years.

Throughout her full-time teaching career, Jean also privately tutored many students in SAT preparation as well tutoring in reading and writing skills to younger students. Jean continued this throughout her retirement, always working to develop self-confidence as well as English skills in her students. She was expert at not only raising scores but raising spirits and building positive rapport them. For Jean, teaching was a very personal and noble profession – one of which to be most proud. And one into which she poured her warmth, heart and humor as well as her expertise.

Jean was a caring and protective big sister to her two younger siblings, her sister Ann (Statsky) and her brother, John Morelli, taking on responsibilities well beyond her years when her beloved father passed away during her junior year of high school. She was a constant support to her mother, Edna (Curley) Morelli in maintaining as normal a family life as possible. Well into adulthood, Jean never failed to worry about them and look after them – and her brother-in-law, Richard Statsky, continuing to be supportive and loving in innumerable ways.

Jean was a loving and doting aunt to her niece, Jennifer Statsky, whom she nurtured and loved as her own. She was unendingly proud of Jen’s many successes from the first moments of her arrival to her skills as a writer for Jimmy Fallon and Amy Poehler, among many others.

Jean had a supreme ability for making and keeping friends through her lifetime. She was known by her countless friends to be unfailingly loyal and supportive. A person of great integrity and kindness, she exemplified the qualities of being fully present and listening with care and concern – skills she felt were dying arts.

Jean left this world much too soon but she left it a much better place. She was rich in friends, love and an unendingly humorous view of the world. She offered help and kindness to strangers as well as friends. Whoever was in need and came into contact with Jean always left blessed by having met her.

The void her passing leaves will never be filled. She was a richly witty, warm and generous spirit who will be missed by many. Inspired by “Hamlet” and taking liberties with Shakespeare, her beloved family and friends might well say:

“We shall not look upon her like again.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, MILTON, Thurs., April 28, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours at the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, April 27, Weds. 4-8pm.  Interment Private. 35 yr. teacher,  Boston Latin School.  If desired, contributions in Jean’s  memory may be sent to St. Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110.

Joyce Miller

Miller, Joyce

Joyce Miller of Dorchester died April 10, 2016.  Beloved  daughter of the late Harold and Hermine Miller.  Sister  of  Shirley Miller of England.  Aunt of Marcia Morris of Dorchester.  Joyce is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Joyce was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica before coming to the United States and settling in Dorchester.  She had a passion for the game of Cricket, she was also the score keeper for the Caribbean Culture Club of Boston.   Joyce will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

Realatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Saturday April 23, 2016 9:00AM- 10:00AM in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River Street, Mattapan.  Service following at 10:00AM.  Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.  Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to American Diabetes Assocation, 10 Speen Street, Framingham, MA  01701.

Carol Naughton

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Carol Naughton, a lifelong Milton resident, died at Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Friday April 15, 2016. She was 76 years old.

Carol was born and raised in Milton and attended Northeastern University and Regis College. She retired in 2008 from Wellington Financial, where she was an administrative assistant for over 40 years. Carol enjoyed coaching and playing softball, bowling and activities with the Milton Council on Aging.

Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Carroll) Naughton. Loving sister of the late Paul A. Naughton and Rev. Thomas J. Naughton, former Administrator of Saint Elizabeth Parish and retired US Army Chaplain. Carol is survived by her cousins Paul and his wife Judee Neville and Brendan and his wife Joan Neville, all of Florida and Edna Neville of Millis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Friday April 22 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Rd, Milton, MA 02186 or Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut St, Milton, MA 02186.