Dolan Funeral Home

Antonio Lamerique


Antonio Lamerique passed away peacefully at his home in Mattapan on October 28, 2014. Beloved father of Yvrose Lamerique, Maryse Lamerique, Carline Lamerique, Pierre Richard Lamerique, and Bertholot Lamerique. Cherished brother of Alourdes Breneus and Roger Lamerique. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela Church, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10AM followed by a burial at Mt. Hope cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church at 9AM.

Bernard T. “Bernie” Curley

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Bernard T. Curley, “Bernie”, of Dorchester, MA and Corinth, VT passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on All Saints Day, November 1, 2014, at the age of 81.

Bernie was born and raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. He was a standout athlete in high school and he earned several varsity letters in football, baseball, hockey, basketball and track.

Bernie particularly excelled at baseball, playing in the Boston Park League for more than 20 years and he was admitted into the Boston Park League Hall of Fame. Bernie also played many seasons for the Boston Typos, a semi-pro team. Bernie was passionate for all Boston sports teams and Notre Dame football. He was a former Coach of the Codman Athletic Club and St. Matthew’s Baseball team.

Bernie’s early career was as a typesetter for The Boston Herald, and Nimrod Press, and he went on to work for the City of Boston, in the property management department at Hyde Park Municipal, Boston City Hall and Municipal Police.

Bernie was involved in many social activities with the City of Boston Youth Activities Commission and VINFEN Human Services, for the mentally ill. He also organized and coordinated the Dorchester Old Timers Club monthly events.  An avid skater, he was part of the Boston Skating club as well.

Bernie was predeceased by his parents, Leo E. Curley and Mary Hickey and his siblings Robert Curley of California, and Theresa Roche of Middleboro MA.  He is survived by his brothers, Leo Curley and James Curley of Seattle WA and his sister, Rosemary Curley of Marshfield, MA. In addition, he leaves his dear and longtime companion, Carol Campbell of Allston, MA.

The joy of his life were his children, Leo E. Curley II, and wife Patricia of North Andover MA, Kathleen Curley of Corinth VT, David Curley of Newton MA, Susan Oslund and husband David of Moodus, CT, and Gary Curley of Enfield, NH. He also adored his grandchildren, David Woodman, Melissa and Caroline Curley, and Cohbin and Shea Curley. Bernie also leaves numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bernie shared with his friends his love of sports, the Boston Red Sox and Bruins, the Patriots, Notre Dame, and golf. He will be remembered as a kind spirit, a loving and caring friend to everyone, and he wanted a “happy” place for all. The family would like to thank the staff at Eventide Nursing Home in Quincy MA  with special thanks to Rosie, Ellen, Danuta, Lilly, Kim,  and Emily, for the care given to our Dad.

Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, EAST MILTON, MA. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 4-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church, 432 Adams St. Milton, MA on Thursday, November 6 at 10:30AM. A burial will take place in Vermont at the convenience of the family

Lillian F. Scherban

ScherbanLillianLillian F. Scherban, a retired educator and world traveler, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, October 18, 2014. Born April  5, 1927 in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester by her beloved parents, the late Dimitri and Mary Scherban. Lillian graduated from Dorchester High School for Girls at 16 years old. After high school she attended MIT for 2 years and was the only woman to work on the power supply for B17 Bombers during the World War II. Lillian left MIT and began her career as a nun in a French order, Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Putnam, CT. She took the name of Sister Marie Omer du Christ. It was in the convent that she earned her BA degree and developed fluency in French. Lillian left the convent after 15 years, but never broke her vows. She became a teacher and later obtained a Master’s degree in French at the University of Hawaii. Lillian then began her study of the Russian language and added Russian to her languages of fluency. She also studied Chinese and Japanese. Lillian taught French and Russian at Newton North High School and at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. Lillian was the chairperson of the language department at Lincoln-Sudbury when she retired. In Lillian’s words: “At heart I am a missionary. My mission is Education.” Lillian received an honorary doctorate from the Kazan State Technological University in Russia in recognition of her leading role in the promotion of International Relations. The only other woman to receive such an honor was Margaret Thatcher. Lillian coordinated exchange programs for Russian and US students. Milton High School was amongst the participants. Lillian spent her retirement years in Long Beach California and then at Fuller Village in Milton. She was a member of the Teacher’s Retirement Association of Massachusetts and was a representative on the Fuller Village Resident Association. She was kind and generous to her family and friends, an avid reader, enjoyed taking pictures and loved to travel. Beloved sister of Anne Thompson of Quincy and the late Nicholas Scherban, Michael Scherban, Helena McNeill, Jennie Guido, Samuel Scherban and Mary Spencer. Lillian is survived by many nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Saturday November 8 at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hour at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston. Donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Office of Development, 72 Church Street, Putnam, CT 06260.


William T. Dolan

Dolan, William T. for website onlyWilliam T. “Bill” Dolan, 67, of Marshfield and Virginia Beach, VA formerly of Milton, died October 31, 2014 after a brief illness.  His parents Joe and Virginia Dolan, his sister Kathy Newberry, and his first wife Janet Keezer of Eastport, Maine predeceased him. A passionate family man, he is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years Jill Byerly, his loving daughter Jennifer Hipsher and her husband Matt of Virginia Beach, his beloved grandchildren Will and Zach, his sisters Terry Dolan of Dorchester, Martha Cosgrove and her husband Brian of Milton, his brothers Joe Dolan, Jr. of Milton, Tom Dolan and his wife Maura of Westboro, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Bill attended Boston College High School and graduated from Fairfield University in 1969.  Following graduation he served for four years in the US Navy as a radioman, based initially in Machias, Maine subsequently in Keflavik, Iceland and finally on board the USS MacDonough. He retired several years ago after a long and successful career as an insurance adjuster and fraud investigator.  One of his great joys throughout his life was sailing on Spy Pond, in Boston Harbor, and in the Caribbean. Family and friends are invited to a wake at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday November 7th from 4 pm to 8 pm including a brief service of remembrance at 7 pm.  Private interment services, honoring Bill’s request that his ashes be buried at sea, will be held in the spring. The family requests that no flowers be sent, but instead that donations be made in Bill’s memory to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, or to the charity of your choice.

Hannah F. McCabe

McCabeHannah F. McCabe, a lifelong resident of Milton, died at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Quincy, October 31, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Mulcahey) McCabe. Hannah was born in Milton and a graduate of Milton High School, Class of 1937. She was the assistant Treasurer for the Town of Milton for over 20 years, and a communicant at Saint Elizabeth Church for many years. Hannah is aunt of Frank O’Neill of Milton, James O’Neill of Weymouth, Maura Overlan of Newport, RI, Michaela LaBelle of Charlotte, NC and Robert McCabe of Brockton. Funeral service Monday November 3 at 11:00 AM at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE . Visitation will begin at 10:oo AM. Interment in the family lot at Milton Cemetery.

James T. Duffy

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James T. Duffy, a retired employee of the United States Postal Service, of Mattapan, October 31, 2014. Beloved husband of Mary T. (Donovan) Duffy. Father of James D. Duffy of Roslindale, Joanne M. Duffy of South Boston, Brian J. Duffy of Mattapan, Paul P. Duffy and his wife Jennifer of Dorchester and the late Peter Duffy and Joseph Duffy. Grandfather of Ava, Delaney and James Duffy. Brother of Edward Duffy of FL, Daniel Duffy of West Roxbury and the late Joseph Duffy and Gerald Duffy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester, Tuesday November 4 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. Veteran of US Navy during WWII and US Army during Korea.

Agatha Frances McKeen

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Agatha Frances (Gear)McKeen, of Milton, October 28, 2014. Beloved wife of Joseph L. McKeen. Loving sister of Rita M. Gear of Milton and the late Catherine J. Vartanian, Theresa S. Carroll, William D. Gear, Raymond Gear and Mildred C. Gear. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday October 31 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Marie Yvonne Therese Rigodon

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Marie Therese Yvonne Rigodon was born in Santiago, Cuba on December 8, 1933 to Irele Tropnas and Thomas Emilcar. On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Marie Therese Yvonne Rigodon was called to be with the Lord. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at Saint Matthew’s Parish, 33 Stanton St. Dorchester. Visiting hours will be held Friday AT THE DOLAN & CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME 5 CANTON AVE MILTON FROM 5-9PM. Relatives and friends invited.

Walter R. Adler

Walter R. Adler, 90, of Concord, NH and formerly of Andover passed away on October 21, 2014.  He was the beloved husband of the late Elinor R. Adler.  Devoted father of Arthur W. Adler and Pamela Adlersmith.  Walter is also survived by his loving grandchildren Jennifer and Monica Adler and Rosalie Smith.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, on Saturday, October 25th at 12 noon.  A visiting hour will begin at 11 AM prior to the service.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation in Walter’s name may be sent to The Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021.

Elizabeth M. Cifrino

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Elizabeth M.  Cifrino, of Cohasset, formerly of Dorchester, October 18, 2014.  Born in Boston and raised in Uphams Corner, Dorchester. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Boston.  For several years Elizabeth worked at the Fulton Packing Company as a bookkeeper, then as an office manager for Superior Realty in Dorchester, retiring in 2000.  She loved her family, Red Sox and butterflies.   Beloved daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Ferroli) Cifrino. Loving sister of James Paul Cifrino of Cohasset, Mary Roever of Hingham, Eleanor Flynn of Maryland and the late John and Paul Cifrino and Anne Garvey.  Sister in law of Delores Hayes Cifrino and Judith Schute.  Also survived by 23 nieces and nephews and predeceased by 2 nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews and great grandnieces and great grandnephews.  Funeral from McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St.  (across from Saint Anthony Church) Cohasset on Wednesday, October 22 at 9 am,  followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Paul’s Church, 147 North St.,  Hingham at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours on Tuesday, Oct.  21, 2014 from 4-7 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, Cohasset.  Interment St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.  Donations in Elizabeth’s name may be sent to Breast Care Center at South Shore Hospital, 55 Fogg Rd., Weymouth, MA 02190.  For online guestbook & directions,