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Francis J. Roderick

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Francis J. Roderick, 90 of FL and formerly of Milton, died peacefully on Sept. 28. Frank was the loving son of the late Manuel and Angelina (Aruda) Roderick and grew up in Somerville. He was a graduate of St. Clemens High School, Class of 41 where he excelled in hockey and baseball. The love story of 66 years begins in 1947, and the two married on July 3rd 1948. They raised their children in Milton before moving to FL in 1977. He started his working career as a Welder, at the Charlestown Shipyard, he was the proprietor to a roofing company and moved on to Frankie’s Lounge and Swifty’s Cafe. He also was a proprietor to a livery company for over 15 years in Boston.  While in FL Frank was a Deputy Sheriff in Broward County for over 21 years. Frank’s passion was sports however his whole world revolved around his family, and the love of his life, Louise. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his children. Loving husband of 66 years to Louise (Ferrera) Roderick of FL and father of Phillip F. Roderick and his partner, Michele Dennis of FL, Agnes F Rogan and her husband James of Milton, Fran Roderick of FL, and the late Anita Carrera and her former husband James Carrera and his wife Mary of VA. The Proud “Papa” of Sara, Jeffrey, Phillip, Lisa, Eric, Danielle, Adam, Jennifer, James, and 23 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren. Brother of Vera Ferro of FL and the late Manuel Roderick, Joseph Roderick, and Irene Rocha. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton at 10:00 AM on Fri. Oct. 3rd. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha’s Church, 432 Adams St. Milton at 11:00am followed by a burial at Milton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thurs. from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Vitas Health Care, 5420 NW 33rd Ave. STE 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Dr. Philip Liu

Dr. Philip Liu, of Quincy, Massachusetts, and Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on September 20, 2014.  He was born on June 19, 1941 to the late Dr. Arthur F. S. Liu and Rose Lee Liu in New York City.  He graduated from Trinity School in New York City, Brown University, and the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

In January 1962, after finishing his requirements for graduation at Brown, Phil visited his grandmother in Hawaii.  It was there that he met the love of his life, Letty.  Phil and Letty celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past August.

Phil was an intern at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, and an anesthesia resident and National Institutes of Health research fellow at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.   After his fellowship, Phil served in the United States Navy at St. Albans Hospital in Queens, NY.  He was honorably discharged in 1972 as a Lieutenant Commander and then joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University.  Shortly thereafter, he and Letty moved to Honolulu, Hawaii.   New England, however, was beckoning.  After two years of private practice, Phil and Letty moved to Boston where they joined the Department of Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Five years later, Phil moved to the Peter Brigham Hospital (now the Brigham and Women’s Hospital).  While most of his career was spent at Harvard Medical School, he also spent some years as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School).  Phil started his career doing scientific research in the laboratory, but his passion was anesthesia education.  He was well recognized for his work both nationally and internationally and was an active member of many organizations, including the Society for Education in Anesthesia which he founded in 1984 , the American Society of Anesthesiology where he introduced and created the first Problem-Based Learning Discussion Program (PBLD) for their annual meetings, and the American Association of Medical Colleges where he served on administrative board of the Council of Academic Societies.  Phil received several awards and prizes throughout his career.  He was the first recipient of the SEA/Duke Award for Excellence and Innovation in Anesthesia Education (1997) and an honorary member of the Chinese American Society of Anesthesiology.

After retiring, Phil split time between Boston and Honolulu, where he enjoyed daily swims.  He was an avid watcher of the stock market and enjoyed spending time with family, particularly his sister-in-law, Dr. Leila Mei Pang, and her daughters, Dr. Lani Mei Lee and Lila Mei Lee.   This summer Phil and Letty journeyed to Europe and Russia.

Surviving Dr. Philip Liu are his wife, Dr. Letty Mei Pang Liu, and two brothers, David Russell Liu and his wife Karen Chang Liu (Brooklyn, New York) and their children Randall and Todd Liu, and Allan J. Liu and his wife Shirley Liu (Yorktown Heights, NY) and their children, Gregory, Scott, Lorraine Liu Bosley and her children, Rebecca and Christopher Bosley, and Russell Liu.

A memorial service will be held at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (7 W. 55th St., New York, NY) on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 3:00 PM.  Interment will take place at a later date in Honolulu, Hawaii.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a tax deductible contribution be made to: Dr. Philip Liu Fund for Medical Education, c/o Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

Charles A. Stellberger, Jr.

Charles A. Stellberger, Jr. of Braintree, Sept. 21, beloved husband of the late Edith (MacCalmon) Stellberger. Devoted father of Susan Lebbossiere of Braintree, Carol Perlmutter of Billerica and  Charles Stellberger, III of N. Billerica. Brother in law of Phyllis Derry of Weymouth. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Funeral Service  in the Dolan & Chapman  Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Tuesday, September 23,  at 11 o’clock.  Visitation from 10 – 11 am. Interment Milton Cemetery. Late Coast Guard Veteran W.W . II. Late member of the Great  Blue Hill Power Squadron , Friends of Boston Harbor Islands and the Mystic Valley Railway Society.

Barbara H. Moulton

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Barbara H. (Blackwood) of Milton, September 19, age 93. Barbara H. (Blackwood) Moulton of Milton, beloved wife of George F. Moulton, Jr. for 53 years.  Mother of Frederick B. Moulton of Rockland, MA, Robert G. Moulton of Woodbridge, Virginia, Jennie C. McElman of Halifax, MA and Martha J. Gargano of E. Bridgewater, MA. Sister of Elizabeth Vaughan and Catherine Anne Shepherd both deceased.  Also survived by 9 grandchildren; Thomas, Tracy, Adam, Jeremy, William, Christopher, Alexander, Nicholas, Joseph, and 7 great grandchildren; Cassandra, Jacob, Michael, Alex, Isabel, Kaliah, and Khani. Barbara was a graduate of Tufts University in 1944 where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Barbara also had a very happy time being John Herbert’s secretary at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy. Barbara was the founder of the Milton Animal League and was nominated as Citizen of the Year and received the Good Citizen Citation from the Town Club of Milton for her untiring efforts in the Milton Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1982. A memorial service will be held in the Dolan Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00pm.  Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Barbara to the Milton Animal League Animal Shelter, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186,

Carmen Pitter

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Carmen Pitter (Kerr) of Dorchester, passed away September 10, 2014. Beloved wife of the Late Ivis Pitter. Loving mother of Collin Binns, and Heather Brathwaite and her husband Michael Brathwaite. Stepmother of Robert Pitter and his wife Carolyn Pitter, Ritchie Pitter and his wife Audrey Pitter, Jennifer Pitter and her husband Keith Gardner . Sister of David Kerr, Lena Kerr, Edna Kerr, Rosalyn Kerr, Ayacinth Kerr, Jean Stewart, Vernice Hewell, Sanny Kerr, Winston Kerr, and Danny Kerr. She is also by survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held Saturday September 27, 2014 at the Twelfth Baptist Church, 150 Warren St. Boston at 11AM. Viewing will be held at the church at 10AM. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Virginia Alice Spinney

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Spinney, Virginia Alice, age 87, of Mattapan passed away September 7, 2014.  She was the daughter of the late William and Alice (Murphy) Spinney.  Virginia, a  graduate of Emmanuel College, was one of the first Special Education teachers in the Boston School System and taught there for 38 years.  She is survived by her brother, William, sister-in-law, Ruth, and their children; William Jr, Mary, and David and many cousins.   A special thank you to the staff of Marian Manor who cared for her with love and kindness.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in  Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Ave.,  Dorchester on September 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  Interment  St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.

Gloria A. Athanas

Gloria A. Athanas of Weymouth and formerly of Hyde Park passed away on September 10, 2014.  Beloved daughter of the late Eraclis and Mary Athanas. Sister of the late Paul Athanas. Gloria is also survived by an uncle, aunts, cousins, nephews and many friends.  A  Funeral Service will be held in the Holy Trinity Albanian Orthodox Church, 245 D Street, South Boston, Monday, September 15 at 11 o’clock. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Sunday from 3-6 pm. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Gloria’s memory may be sent to the Holy Trinity Church, 245 D Street, Boston, MA 02127. 

Patricia A. Ferren

Ferren, Patricia for website onlyPatricia A. Ferren of Milton, September 9, 2014.  Beloved daughter of the late  John J. and Mary E. (Edwards) Ferren.  Sister of the late John J. Ferren, Jane F. McLaughlin and Sr. Marie de Lourdes, SND.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and most devoted friend Jean Mullen of Milton.  Late Milton Public School teacher.  Patricia also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  in Saint Mary of the Hills Church,  29 Saint Mary’s Road, Milton, Tuesday, September 16, at 11:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON , Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 prior to the  Funeral Mass.  Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Patricia’s memory may be sent to St. Mary of the Hills Church.

Destin Williams Marcelin

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Destin Williams- Marcelin in his 7th year, of Boston passed away suddenly September 4, 2014.  Destin was the loving son of Nancy Williams and the late  Patrick Marcelin. Brother of Patrick, Matthew, Joshua and Joseph. He is also survived by several Aunts, Uncles,  and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday September 12, 2014 in St Mary of the Hills Church at 10 AM Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday 4 – 8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Anna M. Harrington


Anna M. Harrington , 96, a lifelong resident of Dorchester,  died  on Saturday, September 6, 2014.   She was the beloved daughter of the late  James B. and Annie M. (Burns) Harrington.    Cousin of Veronica Carter, Madeline Dodge, James Honohan, John Honohan, Joseph Hanohan and the late  Shirley Kaddy, Virginia Adams, and James Harrington.  Dear friend of Virginia Wieman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation 8:30-9:30 AM prior to Mass at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St. Watertown, MA 024714.