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Yvonne Bosquet

On the early morning of Sunday, November 8, 2020, Mrs. Yvonne (Florent) Bosquet peacefully departed the land of the living and entered the kingdom of heaven with our Lord, our Father, Christ, while resting in the comforts of her home.

Yvonne Bosquet, formally known as Florent, was born on June 6, 1926, and raised in Thomonde, Haiti. Her parents, Florial Florent and Claire Melie Denizard, were two strong people who lived off the land, taught their children how to farm, and conducted commerce, cooking, and community value. She valued her family and the knowledge that was instilled in her to be able to assist the household. She spent her time and efforts making sure her younger brother, Hermann Florent, flourished in school and pushed him to be the man he is today. Their bond was inseparable. Even though she and her late sister Odelia had their issues, they were two peas in a pod. Family is what she has always had in her heart.

Love at first sight.
The first time Arsene Bosquet laid eyes on Yvonne, he was determined to figure out who her relatives were. His determination worked out for him, and he was able to meet his soon to be bride and her witty personality that intrigued him about her. He married her when she was 18 and started their family immediately. He was openly welcomed into her family, and they grew their own family to 6 exceptional children who have survived both parents. Yvonne Bosquet lived a beautiful long life, filled with hardships that instilled intimate knowledge amongst all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Love and humor used to create meaningful relationships between each and every child she had. She believes each grandchild and great-grandchild was born out of her, where she would teach each one a biblical lesson. Her most outstanding achievement was her ability to invest in each person she loved.

What she enjoyed most was the ability to laugh, make jokes, and dance nonstop. Her sense of humor was electrifying and contagious.

She is survived by her younger brother, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Brother:

Herman Florent

Children:

Marie Leonie Bosquet, Jeanne and Frantz Olmann Sr., Hesem and Rithe Bosquet, Marie M. Bosquet, Pierre and Rosana Bosquet, Louis and Yolette Jeanniton.

Grandchildren:

Dorothy Horacius, Roland Joseph, Dantornia Joseph, Jeffrey Joseph, Joey Bosquet, Frantz Olmann, France Olmann, John Olmann, David Olmann, Daniel Olmann, Diane Bosquet, Allison Bosquet, Hussain Bosquet, Lance Bosquet, Olamar Bosquet, Rithemar Bosquet, Kamissa Bosquet Fleurival, Darnelle Bosquet-Fleurival, Mitch A. Bosquet-Fleurival, Yves-Marie Bosquet, Gabriel Bosquet, Louis Jeanniton Jr., Vanessa Cabe.

Great Grandchildren:

Jonte Joseph, Janaiya Printemps, Makayla Horacius, Damaury Horacius, Taynajha Joseph Pierre, Roland Jordan Joseph, Jeffrey Jr. Joseph, Jayden Joseph, Karina Jeune, Jordan Olmann, Ryann Olmann, Immaculate Mcleggan, Eli S. Cabe.

Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS on Friday November 13, from 4-8Pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Angela Church. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.


Michael William Finneran

Michael William Finneran, 42, of Bourne, formerly of Milton and Dorchester, November 11, 2020.

Beloved son of the late Linda Marie (Brennan) Finneran and the late William “Billy” J. Finneran Jr. and his surviving partner Madeline Piper of Bourne. Michael was the loving and cherished brother of Christopher Finneran and his wife Trish of Marshfield, Mary E. and her partner Kevin Delaney and Suzanne Bridges and her husband David, all of Milton. Loving and devoted uncle of Brendan Patrick Finneran, MaryKatherine Grace Finneran and Christopher Luke Finneran Jr., all of Marshfield, Kate Finneran Bridges, Emma Eileen Bridges and Linda Ann Delaney, all of Milton. Michael is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He attended Milton Public Schools, Milton High School and Saint Anselm College. Michael enjoyed sports and traveling. He took great pleasure from the shared achievements of his teammates. He played varsity golf and hockey and was a member of the 1993 Bay State League Hockey Champions. Michael enjoyed playing golf with friends and family and enjoyed some beautiful destinations, including Hawaii, Scotland and Kiawah Island. He also enjoyed baseball and softball and was a member of The Milton Fighting Irish Amateur Baseball Club and The Swinging A’s Men’s Fast Pitch Club.

Michael was a kind, gentle soul. He was engaging, charismatic and was always happy to see you. He enjoyed his cherished 8th grade graduation trips with his nieces and nephews and loved his time with them. Trips to the mountains on the West Coast, Nova Scotia and Saratoga Springs were delightful destinations for them, bonding loving times with “Uncle Mike”.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Monday November 16 at 10:30 am. Seating is limited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 2-6 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marc Susi Scholarship Fund, c/o Morgan & Morgan PC, 175 Derby Street Suite 40, Hingham, MA 02043 or the Skip Lapworth Memorial Street Hockey Facility, gofundme.com/f/skip-lapworth-memorial-street-hockey-facility

Watch Funeral: Michael William Finneran, Monday, November 16, 10:30AM https://vimeo.com/478993355

Michael P. Curran

Michael P. Curran, of Milton, formerly of Trabane, County Galway, Ireland, died Monday November 9, 2020.

Beloved husband of the late Norah (Heffernan) Curran. Loving father of Maryann Stoddard and her husband Douglas, Michael and his wife Julie and James and his wife Elizabeth. Dear grandfather of Katherine and Maggie, Michael and Nicole, Norah, Audrey and Aislinn. Dear brother of Kay Curran of England and the late Mary Griffin, Annie Walsh, James Curran, Patrick Curran, Joe Curran, Coly Curran and Bridget Curran. Michael is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Former president of the Irish Music Club, member of the Irish Social Club, Irish Pastoral Center, Castle Island Assn and Jordan Marsh Teamster Union Local #25.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Friday November 13 at 11:00 am. Seating is limited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to CatholicTV, P.O. Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471.

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Letita Jackson

Letita Jackson was born on November 25, 1968 to John and Willie Mae Jackson. She was the sixth child of her seven siblings Kerry, Dwayne, John (Dale) Rosemary, Pernell and Bernard Jackson. She was loved and honored dearly by her two children Tyhanna and Alvin (AJ) Rhem fathered by Alvin Rhem Sr. and her grandchildren. Letita sadly passed away on Friday October 30, 2020 at her home in Dorchester, MA. 

Letita was born, raised, and educated in Boston, Ma! She was a graduate of Mario Umana Academy in East Boston. Throughout the years she maintained many jobs and she was always dedicated to giving work her all as with her current employment at 1-800-Got-Junk, Letita was loved and respected by everyone.

Letita or Tita as many called her was the one person anyone could call and she can turn your frown upside down. She was also there to lend an open ear and be a shoulder to cry on. She was a jokester and a fast talker. Tita, was a great mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend to everyone! You can always expect a call or text from Tita for your birthday even if you hadn’t heard from her in months!

Tita took the most pride in her family who were the cornerstone of her life. She wanted to make sure those around her always had a smile on their face. Letita will always be remembered as a woman with a great personality. She was the life of the party. Letita will always be missed by all those who had the pleasure to know and love her. 

She is survived by her children whom she loved dearly Tyhanna Rhem and Alvin Rhem Jr, She was a cherished grandmother to Torrin, Kynai and Ari and she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her newest grandson, Kaylem. She also leaves to mourn her parents John and Willie Mae Jackson; her siblings Kerry, Dwayne, John (Dale), Rosemary, Pernell, and Bernard Jackson. She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends. 

Visitation Wednesday November 11, 10-11am in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. Funeral Service will follow at 11am in the funeral home.

Mary E. Hemman

Mary E. Hemman, of Braintree, formerly of Milton, died Thursday November 5, 2020.

Devoted daughter of the late Robert and Marguerite (Clifford) Hemman. Mary was the cousin of Sharon Desrochers of Braintree, James McHardy of NH, Ralph McHardy of FL, Gale Roli of Lynnfield, Robert Pierce of Easton, Brian Dirrane of Wakefield, Leo Dirrane of South Boston, Joan Dirrane of Malden and the late Thomas Mahoney of Milton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church,  Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday, November 12 at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hour Thursday morning, 9:30-10:30 AM at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE. Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

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Marie Gardner

Marie Helena Gardner (Mackin) of Quincy formerly of Dorchester died suddenly on November 3, 2020.  Beloved and cherished mother of Gregory Carabitses and his wife Sarah of Stoneham, Emily Carabitses and Michael Gillis of Dorchester, Abigail Gardner and Patrick Doyle, Jeshurun Gardner, Benjamin Gardner and Jade Juliano and Rebecca Gardner all of Quincy. Loving sister of Louise Mackin, John Mackin, David Mackin, Joseph Mackin, Frances Lawlor, Joanne Mackin, Jane Mengesha, Paul Mackin, Virginia O’Brien, Robert Mackin, Elizabeth Garvey and the late James Mackin. Daughter of the late John E. Mackin Jr. and Emily (Eastman) Mackin of Dorchester. Cherished “Gram” to Hannah Hall, Madelyn Carabitses, Shane Gillis, Jayden Gardner, Maximus Doyle and the late Eva Gillis. 

 Marie was born, raised and educated in St. Gregory Parish in Dorchester. She took great pride in being one of 13 siblings and never shied away from telling others of her large family. She was a proud sister and daughter. Marie’s purpose on earth was to nurture, both as a mother and a nurse, and she fulfilled her purpose to the fullest. She loved her children and her grandchildren fiercely, with every fiber of her being.  If there ever was a soul made of true pureness and love it was that of Marie’s.  She worked as a dedicated nurse for many years, most recently employed at Brookdale Assisted Living in Quincy. She loved being a nurse and her compassion for others was felt near and far.  Marie, affectionately known to her family as Rere, had many passions in life. She was a creative soul who could sing as if she was an angel on Earth, which she truly was. She loved her music, her knickknacks, a good yard sale, decorating, and had a past history of stenciling every wall or cabinet she possibly could. She was an amazing poet and a free spirit. She loved a nice cup of tea or a scallop plate from the Clam Box. She enjoyed the simple things in life such as seeing her family, caring for her grandchildren, the warmth of the sun and nature. She loved making her famous baked mac and cheese. She loved relaxing in the backyard watching her grandchildren enjoy the summer fun.

Marie’s heart was most content while at the beach. Every summer any free time she had was often spent at Nantasket Beach with her chair snuggled firmly into the sand at the water’s edge. She would sit for hours listening to the beauty of the crashing waves while indulging in the summer’s warm sun.

 Marie is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.  Her selfless character, strength and hard work was admired by all. We know her spirit is at peace with Jesus as she so often spoke of. She was a firm believer of entering Heaven’s gates after her time on this Earth was done.  We know her legacy of love, compassion and joy will be carried on by her children, grandchildren and all those whose lives she touched.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday 3-7PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday at 11AM in St. Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue. Relatives and friends invited.  Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Katherine “Kathie” J. (Inglis) Callahan

Katherine “Kathie” J. (Inglis) Callahan, 80, of Quincy, passed away November 3, 2020 with her loving family by her side.

Born and raised in Neponset to the late Edward Dale and Katherine Rita (Kilroy) Inglis along with her sisters, Jeanne Inglis of FL and Joan Meade of MA.  She was a schoolteacher her entire career with over 20 years in the Boston Public School system. She retired from Madison Park High School.  She was a graduate of St. Ann’s School in Neponset, MA; Matignon High School; and Bridgewater State College. Kathie was also a talented florist and tireless volunteer for the environment, clean water and her local church. She loved country music and was passionate about politics. Most importantly, she loved and bragged about her grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Callahan. Loving mother of Robert J. Callahan and spouse Kim of MA, Carol Feindel and spouse David of CT, Kathie Malefatto and spouse Marc of MA, Debbie Brown and spouse Sheridan of NH and the late Patricia Dale Callahan.  Proud grandmother of Hailey, Reagan, Owen, Laurel, Katherine and Abigail.  Loving aunt of many nieces, nephews and Godchildren.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square, Monday, November 9, 2020 4:00-8:00 PM.  A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road in Milton, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Family and friends are invited to the extent they are comfortable. Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Patricia Dale Callahan at Fontbonne, The Early College of Boston, in support of The Fund for Fontbonne, proving critically needed student financial aid.

Donations can be made on-line at  http://fontbonne-memorialgifts.org/ or, by check to: Advancement Office, Fontbonne, The Early College of Boston, 930 Brook Street, Milton, MA 02186

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Donald Lee Preston

Donald Lee Preston was born June 13th, 1947 to Kenneth Lee Preston and Evelyn Crawford in Clover, SC. He is the eldest of two estranged siblings, Kathy Thomas and Reginald Crawford.

Donald began his education in South Carolina, but finished his studies within the Boston Public Schools. Soon after high school he began driving Cabs. This is where he met his best friend for 46 long years, George C. O’Neal Jr. George, affectionately known as Jr, would sometimes have his sister Barbara Ann riding along with him. Donald, affectionately known as Preston, asked who she was. She then became the love of his life and Jr had gained “a brother from another Mother.”

On March 14th, 1979 Preston gained employment with the City of Boston in the Department of Public Works. In August of 1983 he and Barbara Ann were blessed with their daughter, Shaneka Nicole O’Neal. He was a devoted loving father who was always very proud of his “Little One.” He never missed a violin recital, award/trophy ceremony, nor graduation. He always showed up and made his presence known. There was never a question of his love and commitment as a Father. When times turned rough due to Barbara’s struggle with drug addiction he didn’t buckle, fold, nor abandon his family. His focus remained the same, and by the Grace of GOD they were able to see Barbara beat her addiction in 1997.

On March 23rd, 2000 Preston and Shaneka were left to mourn the sudden passing of Barbara Ann. He wasn’t sure he’d ever find love again, but he did. From this union he gained a step-daughter Djenaba Williams Jr, affectionately known as DJ. Life continued on with further blessings. Preston became a grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren, Daryl and little Barbara, who love their “Papa” very much. Preston loved his family unconditionally. He also loved his Cadillac’s. He started with a 1992 Sedan Deville which was white with a blue top. However, the 1998 Sedan Deville which was green with a tan top was his favorite by far. He’d spend his free time washing, waxing and buffing that car. He kept his ride looking pretty spiffy with White Walled tires.

Preston was later challenged with Dementia Alzheimer’s. During this time, it was evident he required further assistance. Without hesitation Shaneka stepped in as his Caretaker and made sure that same love and devotion was reciprocated as deserved. As he battled internally, she battled externally as his voice and biggest Advocate. His diagnosis was not going to define him as a Father, nor human being. He enjoyed several outings and random road trips with his family. Not to mention numerous parties and BBQ’s with Jr & Diane as their oldies play in the background creating memories that we’ll cherish forever.

On October 27th, 2020 Preston’s battle with Dementia Alzheimer’s came to an end. He was surrounded by those dearest to him as his soul departed for Eternal Paradise.

Preston leaves behind to mourn, his daughter Shaneka Nicole O’Neal of Brookline, MA. Grandchildren, Daryl Preston Killebrew III, and Barbara Ann O’Neal also of Brookline, MA. Best friend and confidant of 46 years, George Curtis O’Neal Jr & his wife Diane of Boston, MA. A host of family and friends near and far. As we are gathered here reflecting on his life, his Spirit is present as he smiles down upon us knowing he’s forever loved and never forgotten.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visitation on Thursday November 12, 2020 at 10:00-11:00am in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00am in the Dolan Funeral Home.  Interment is Private.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Preston’s memory to MIND, MGH Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease. Thank you.

Mary Ellen (Reynolds) Kennedy

Mary Ellen (Reynolds) Kennedy, 83, of North Falmouth and Milton, MA, died peacefully on March 27, 2020.

Mary leaves her beloved husband of over 60 years, Thomas L. Kennedy; her two sons Patrick T. Kennedy and Michael J. Kennedy (daughter-in-law Robin); grandson Timothy; sister Brenda R. McGovern; sister-in-law Ann Reynolds; several first cousins; and eighteen nieces and nephews. Mary was the sister of the late Joseph B. Reynolds, Jr., who passed away on July 20, 2020.

Mary was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Lenox, MA.  She graduated from Lenox High School in 1954, Regis College in 1958, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics.  After graduating, Mary became a Lay Apostolate volunteer and with five of her classmates traveled to Hobbs, New Mexico where they staffed St. Helena’s School.  On Thanksgiving Day November 26, 1959, she married Tom Kennedy.  As a Navy wife she moved for Tom’s Navy assignments, first to Athens, GA where she interned at the University of Georgia Home Economics Department.  Then to San Francisco, CA where Patrick was born and then Hartford, CT where Michael was born, then returning home to Massachusetts. 

Mary, a loving mother, wife, grandmother, relative, friend, teacher, volunteer and life-long Massachusetts resident, made her mark on the world through loving kindness to family, friends, and the many people she knew and lives she touched.  Mary and her family lived in in the Milton area from 1962 until retiring to North Falmouth (Megansett) in 2000.  Since childhood, she enjoyed visiting Cape Cod.  Mary and her family spent summers in Megansett on Cape Cod beginning in 1969.  Mary’s passion for life and service to others was evident in her dedication to and leadership in volunteer pursuits over the years.  She was a daily communicant and active volunteer at Saint Agatha’s Church in Milton and Saint Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth.  At Saint Agatha she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, Boy Scout Adult Leader and an active volunteer in other areas.  From 1984 until she retired, Mary hosted a very successful Sunday Brunch benefiting Francis House, a Boston MA homeless shelter.                        

As a young child Mary’s great Aunt taught her to sew in what became one of her life-long passions.  She achieved professional level skill in sewing.  She also loved gardening, with a particular fondness for impatiens, and she was attentive to every detail related to making her house a home filled with love and laughter. Mary lived life with grace, dignity and a strong faith.  She was a breast cancer survivor (since 1984) and battled Dementia for 10+ years with a warm demeanor and loving smile before dying suddenly, yet peacefully of an acute stroke.

A Memorial Mass for Mary will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton on Saturday, November 7th at 12:00 Noon. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Thomas L. and Mary R. Kennedy Scholarship at the College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610, https://bit.ly/HCKennedy.  This scholarship was established to benefit worthy graduates of Lenox, MA High School; Medina, NY High School and/or Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, MA.

Tammy Coleman

Tammy Coleman, age 59, passed away at Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital Thursday October 29, 2020.  She was born March 27, 1961 in Ensley, Alabama to Leadell and Clarissa Coleman.

Tammy moved to the Boston area in August 1963 with her family.  She remained here throughout her life.  She attended Boston Public schools and graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1979. Tammy attended Brandeis University briefly, and furthered her education at Cambridge College by earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2015.

Tammy was a caring, loving person and it showed in how she cared for her children and the people around her.  It also showed in her profession. She worked extensively in the healthcare field where she took care of people that were unable to take care of themselves. She thought it was important to treat people like she wanted to be treated and it showed in how she cared for her patients. 

Tammy was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, and friend.  As Tammy’s children were growing up, she made sure her children had a variety of experiences. Her children wanted to ensure their mother was able to receive the same from them and they took her on a trip to London, England where she was able to experience another culture and time abroad.  She was a caring, helpful, and problem-solver to her mom.  Her mother could count on her to help solve problems like set up her cell phone and sending text messages, and every night at 11:30 Tammy would remind her mom to take her medication.  Tammy’s sisters found her to be funny, a good listener, and very supportive. She was there when you needed her. Tammy’s friends found her to be a true, die hard friend.  If you were Tammy’s friend you did not have to question her loyalty and she knew how to keep your innermost secrets.

Tammy was also very creative and enjoyed writing poems and short stories. And, just like her dad, she enjoyed taking pictures and cooking. She could make a mean lasagna.  She also enjoyed celebrating birthdays and holidays with family and friends.  Tammy will be truly missed.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday November 6, from 10 – Noon. Funeral service and interment are Private.