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Alphon Atkinson

Alphon Ivor Atkinson was born June 22, 1945 to Gilbert Atkinson and Ruby Dixon Brown in Clarendon, Jamaica. He grew up in Cedar Grove District, Mandeville with his grandmother, Gladys Morrison. He attended Manchester High School where he excelled academically. He immigrated to the United States in 1970, and pursued a career as a master electrician in New York City. He moved to Boston and graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He worked at General Electric in the aircraft engine division where he was proficient at repairing electronic circuits and control. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to become the owner of Atkinson Electric. Throughout his local community, he was known for his reliable and dedicated service.

He peacefully departed this life at his home in Milton, Massachusetts  on Saturday, April 2, 2017. He was a devoted, family oriented person who enjoyed the company of loving family and friends. His tenderness and compassion endeared him to all who knew and loved him. His primary focus in life was pleasing those he loved. His irresistible smile and contagious enthusiasm made him truly unforgettable in every way. His charming personality, amazing sense of humor and striking good looks took the world by storm. He was the center of attraction and a force to be reckoned with; yet the blissful sound of his laughter was like animal magnetism to those he encountered.

He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Carmen Atkinson; daughter Althea Davis, two sons: Anthony Atkinson and Brian Atkinson; one sister, Steflyn Wegg; two brothers, Glen Atkinson and Keith Brown; three grandchildren: Tariah Badwah, Michael Atkinson, Sanaa Atkinson; fourteen nieces and nephews: Natasha, Andrea, Latoya, Asheree, Tiffany, Ashley, Krystal, Christina, Sophia, Henry, Richard, Kevin, Terry, Vernard;  uncles: Arnold Shaw, David Atkinson, Aaron Atkinson and Roy Gayle; Aunt Joyce Trowers along with a host of family  and friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS on Friday, April 14 from 5-8PM. The funeral service will be held Saturday at the Church of Christ at 10:30AM. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Stephen T. Berry

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Stephen T. Berry, of Pembroke, April 5, 2017.

Beloved son of Thomas Berry of Pembroke and Sonja (Soper) Berry of Plymouth. Brother of Matthew Berry and MacKenzie Berry. Grandson of Elizabeth Pinney of Braintree and Steve Pinney of Pembroke and the late Henry and Viola Berry of Milton. Stephen is survived by his girlfriend Emily Verrochio and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Stephen enjoyed all that the outdoors had to offer – fishing, boating, dirt biking, snowmobiling and skiing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Monday April 10 at 10:30 Am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sunday 3-6 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory may be made to Learn2Cope, 4 Court Street Suite 110, Taunton, MA 02780.

Peter B. Kenny


Peter Brendan Kenny, of Dorchester, died April 6, 2017 peacefully at home.

Beloved husband of 57 years Maureen (Faherty) Kenny of Dorchester. Loving father of Margie Ryan of Dorchester and her late husband Paul, Bernadette Kenny and her wife Lori Casinghino of Milton, Robyn Londergan of Quincy, Catherine Kenny of Braintree and her late husband Brendan P. McGrath, Mary (Mamie) Kenny and Antonio Maycott of Cambridge, Julie Foley and her husband Mark of Quincy and the late Michael B. Kenny.  Devoted brother of Sr. Inez Kenny and Donal Kenny both of Sligo Ireland, Frank Kenny of Georgia and the late Eileen Paulsen, Hugh Kenny and Terence Kenny. Cherished grandfather of Courtney and Joseph Dion, Maggie, Julie, Patrick, and Sammi Ryan, Michael, Richard, and John Londergan, Liam and Hugh McGrath, Julia McQuaid and Shannon Foley. Devoted Great Grandfather of Peter, Luke, and Maggie Dion. Peter is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends who will miss him dearly.

Peter was born and raised in his beloved Glen Farne, County Leitrim, Ireland. He first came to the United States in 1954 and served in the Unites States Navy as a proud member of the Seabees battalion. He was a member of the McKeon Post in Dorchester, Leitrim Society of Boston, Knights of Columbus, and the Irish Social Club. Peter loved his family who were the cornerstone of his entire life. He will be dearly missed by them and all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Monday April 10 at 10:00 AM. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Michael “Mike” F. Donlin

Donlin, Michael for website onlyMichael “Mike” F. Donlin, 35, of Jamaica Plain formerly of Peabody, MA died tragically, Monday, April 3, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident enroute to work. Mike was the loving husband and soul mate of Marisa (Pease) Donlin formerly of Carmel, New York.  Mike and Marisa have two sons, Liam Thomas age 7 and Noah Kai age 5.

Michael graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, MA in 1999.  He attended Trinity College, University at Melbourne Business School in Australia for one year.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Carroll School of Management in 2003 at Boston College.  He went on to receive his Master of Science in Nursing in the field of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health in 2007.

Michael was a Nurse Practitioner at VA Boston Healthcare where he treated his patients with mindfulness and compassion – two traits that he excelled in and was committed to.  He had the ability to quickly, deeply, and honestly connect with patients, families, and team members.

Michael accomplished a lot during his short life and was awarded several honors.  Among them: 2012, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Systems Redesign Academy as Flow Improvement Expert; 2013, Excellence In Government Award from Federal Executive Board; 2014, Fellow in Hospital Medicine from Society of Hospital Medicine; 2014, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Medicine Residency Nursing Award from Brigham and Women’s Hospital; along with several published articles and grants.

Mike believed that life was for living and that things happen for a reason.  Among his many adventures – from as far as Australia and riding his bike across country, to as close as the park across the street playing tag with his boys, Mike saw the light and fun in actually living.  Many a nights you could find him playing his guitar or piano and then teaching Liam and Noah.

Through his personal work with Prita, his spiritual teacher, and her compassionate groups, Mike further deepened his faith in the human spirit and his love for himself and others. He would get so lit up witnessing the ah-ha moments of the people around him.   Mike lived by a simple yet powerful belief; “We know that a gentle love flows through everything.  Our purpose is to find it, feel it, create it and love it.”  His cherished tattoo of the hawk on his back served as a reminder of his profound connection to the spirit world which guided his intuition, and led him to save his sister Katie from tragedy.

Mike had a profound ability to be in the present and to share that space with everyone he met.  Mike was the beacon of light to many in their darkest times and touched everyone with his open heart, clear understanding and spiritual connection.  He was a compassionate caregiver throughout his career in medicine and had willingness to provide a kind and gentle spirit to family and friends in need.  Mike had an amazing place in his heart for all.  His sense of adventure was contagious, his laugher left you wanting more, his hugs were simply the best and his love for his family was fierce.

In addition to his wife and children he is survived by his parents, John (JD) & Barbara Donlin of Peabody, MA.  His sister Kathleen (Donlin) Ray, her husband Matthew Ray, parents of nephews Brendan and Conor Ray, Duxbury, MA.  In-laws Gail S. Pease and Tom E. Pease of Carmel, NY and Marisa’s aunt Debbie Reynolds of Bloomfield, CT.  Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and countless friends and co-workers.

All are welcome to attend a celebration of Mike’s life at theThe Larcom Performing Arts Theatre, 11 Wallis St., Beverly, MA on Sunday, April 30th at 1:00pm.   To support Marisa and their boys in this time of need and for the future financial necessities through life, contributions can be made to the “Michael Donlin Family Fund” c/o Eastern Bank, PO Box 1716, Duxbury, MA 02331.  Online donations can also be made to this fund through PayPal with link:

Isilda Brown

Isilda Brown, of Dorchester passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Beloved mother of Sandra and Devon Brown. Loving sister of Alice Martinez and Maria Bryant. She also leaves behind her five cherished granchildren.

Vistitation at Grace Church of All Nations, 451 Washington Street, Dorchester, Saturday April 8 at 10:00 AM. The funeral service will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Pedro Depina

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Pedro Depina, of Dorchester, passed away April 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Maria Depina. Cherished father of Francisco Depina and Mila Depina-Cooley.  Brother of Americo Barbosa, Francisco Barndao, Maria (Pipita) Teixiera, and Deolinda Fidargo. Grandfather of Chad, Adryan, and Nia Depina.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, April 7 from 5-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, Dudley Street at Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 AM. Interment New Calvary Cemetery.

Ruth A. Miller

Miller, RuthRuth A. (Arie) Miller of Dorchester, April 3, 2017, beloved wife of the late Francis X. Miller. Loving mother of Sandra Paquale and her late husband Clement of Weymouth, Francis X. Miller Jr. and his wife Pattie of Weymouth and Mary Ellen McHale and her husband Gerard of Dorchester. Ruth is survived by nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Sister of John Arie of Bondville, IL, Patricia Thompson of Champaign, IL and the late Mary Margaret Woods, Thomas Arie, Charles Arie, James Arie and Judy Arie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Ambrose Church, 240 Adams Street, Dorchester, Thursday April 6 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Mark L. Hillis

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Mark L. Hillis, of Quincy, passed away at his residence on March 27, 2017. Mark was a groundskeeper for the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Braintree for many years.

He was the son of the late Henry G. and Jeanne (Mooney) Hillis. Loving brother of Chris Hillis and wife Signa of Oregon, Kevin Hillis of Quincy, Karen DeRosa and husband Joe of Hingham and the late Gary Hillis. Cherished uncle of 9 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Evelyn Aniolowski of Quincy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Monday in St Clare Church, Braintree at 10 AM. Visiting hours from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON Sunday 2-5 PM. Interment Blue Hills Cemetery Braintree.

Mary C. (Ridge) Lawlor

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Mary C. (Ridge) Lawlor, of Milton, March 29, 2017. Beloved wife of Crosbie J. Lawlor.

Mary was a longtime CCD teacher at Saint Gregory Church in Dorchester and member of the Milton Senior Citizens Social Club and Castle Island Association. She worked as an usher at The Wang Center for Performing Arts for over 23 years.

Loving mother of Joseph A. Lawlor and his wife Susan of Marshfield, Maureen M.  and her husband Walter Carr of Milton, Anthony F. Lawlor of Milton, Eileen M. Lawlor and her husband Paul DeBonis of Quincy, Jerome C. Lawlor and his wife Jean of Quincy and Cecelia M. Lawlor and her husband Joseph Callahan of Norwell. Grandmother of Kathleen, Michael and Patrick Lawlor, Sheila, Nora and Aidan DeBonis, Julia and Rosemary Brewer and Veronica Callahan. Great grandmother of Nolan Francis. Sister of the late Sr. Cecelia Ridge (John Kevin) MFIC.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Monday April 3 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 2-6 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Clementine Abraham

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                            Clémentine L. Abraham

                           02/01/1929 – 03/25/2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mrs. Clémentine Abraham (Lévêque) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in her home in Mattapan Mass, after a long courageous battle with an illness. Born on February 1, 1929 to the late Mr. Raphael Lévêque, her father, and the late Udile Toussaint, her mother. She was 88 years old.

Clementine Abraham is survived by her husband, Pardonna Abraham,

her daughter, Gail Ballard and her son-in-law, Richard Ballard and their children,

Her son, Kurt Philibert, her children Paul and Florence Guillaume and their children,

Murielle Gattereau and her children,

Daniel and May Abraham and their children,

Israel and Rochelle Abraham and their children,

Ruth and Wayne Mentor and their children,

Shirley and Allen Laurent and their children. 

17 Grand-Children

Christopher, Joshua and Jessica Ballard

Paul Jr, Shaddei-May, Abraham and Isaac Guillaume

Drew and Tianna Jemeison

Abeje Abraham and Daniel Abraham Jr.

Keisha and Prince Simms

Israel and Cara Abraham

Yuri, Lamar and Timothy Mentor

Ashley, Alena, and Aaron Laurent

10 Great Grand-Children

Alycia and Elijah Guillaume

Shailah, Stephenie, Asia, and Stephen Guillaume

Josiah, Caleb, and Noah Jemeison

Zoriah and Desmond Simms

Her sister, Marie Lévêque Déus, and her brother, Blanchard Lévêque.

Her nieces and nephews: Rose Laure, Frantz, Guy, Berthony, Ruth, Joel, Rudlène, Wesner, Marjorie, Sterlin, Rose Angélique, Wildens, Nadine, Michel, Daniel and their children.

Her sister-in-laws: Nalyse Mondestil and her children, Manita Nazaire and her children.

Clementine L. Abraham was a sweet loving mother/grandmother/sister/aunt, and valued her friends. She was a hardworking woman and allways had others hapiness in mind. She believed in God and devoted her life to Him and to His cause. Clementine will be missed and remembered for her kidness, her charisma, and most of all her compassion for others.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the viewing on Friday 10:00- 11:00am in The Temple Salem, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 222 Woodrow Avenue, Dorchester. Service to follow at 11:00am. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery ,Roslindale.