Dolan Funeral Home

Ruth Dwyer

Ruth F. (Martin) Dwyer, a longtime resident of Dorchester, died Tuesday December 31, 2019.

Beloved wife of the late Sydney B. Dwyer. Loving mother of Charles S. Dwyer and wife Joan of Weymouth and Marion L. Neville and husband Robert of Abington. Sister of the late Charles Martin. Ruth is also survived by three loving grandchildren, Kathleen and Charles Dwyer, Jr. and Scott Neville, and two great grandchildren Sara and Christopher.

Ruth was the soloist at Saint Gregory Church for many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Saturday January 4 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Saturday 9:00 – 10:45 AM. Private interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery will be at a later date.

Anna F. Crowe

Anna Frances (Dyer) Crowe, of Dorchester, born in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, Ireland, died Friday December 27, 2019.

Affectionately known as Ann or Nan by friends and relatives, she was 91 years young. Ann worked as a domestic when she arrived in the USA at age 18. She met her husband Bill while employed as an elevator operator at Boston Gas Company. She enjoyed working as a medical secretary at Carney Hospital. She was a longtime member of Saint Gregory the Great parish in Dorchester. She loved the Pope, her family and her home country of Ireland. Her Sunday dinners were legendary.

Beloved wife of the late William T. Crowe. Devoted mother of Catherine A. Harrington and her fiancé Gregory Speicher of Holbrook, Thomas W. Crowe of Canton, John J. Crowe and his wife Tammy of Merrimack, NH and Mary J. Crowe of Dorchester. Loving grandmother of the late Anthony W. Crowe. Proud Great Nana to Miles (Crowe) Curtis, Salvatore (Crowe) Curtis and Eleanor (Crowe) Curtis of Canton, MA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Friday, January 3 at 10:00 am. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday, 4-7 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

If desired contributions in Ann’s memory may be sent to St Gregory’s Church, 2215 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124.

Jean Claude Labathe

Jean Claude Labathe, of Canton, December 23, 2019.

Beloved husband of the late Lucas (Sebastien) Labathe. Father of Myrmonde Baron of Mattapan and Clauda St. Fleur of Randolph. Brother of Sergo Labathe and Mariette Labathe, both of Hyde Park, Magalie Labathe and Evans Labathe, both of Canton, Elsie Labathe of Boston, Philomene Labathe of FL and the late Claudette Labathe, Wilfrid Labathe, Saurel Labathe and Louimene Labathe.  He is also survived by four grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Angela’s Church, Mattapan, Saturday, January 4, at 10:00 am. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday 5-8 pm. Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jean’s memory may be sent to American Cancer Society-Boston, 125 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.

Margaret Villejoint

Margaret Villejoint, 59, of Hyde Park, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Margaret was the beloved mother of Ricardo and Natacha Maxime.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, December 27, 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela Church, 1540 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, Saturday at 10:00 am. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.

William R. Doherty

William R. Doherty, of Milton, December 14, 2019.

Husband of Joan (O’Leary) Doherty.  Father of William C. Doherty of Quincy, Brian M. Doherty of CA and Stephen F. Doherty of South Boston. Brother of the late Francis Doherty and Mary Downey.

Funeral services and burial are private. Late US Army Veteran of Korea.

In lieu of flowers donation’s in Bill’s memory may be sent to either Fr. Bill’s Place, 430 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Audrey M. Stevens

Audrey (Munch) Stevens, entered into rest on December 15, 2019 at age 96.

Beloved wife of the late Robert H. Stevens. Devoted mother of Jeffrey L. Stevens of Milton and Janet H. Stevens of Quincy.  Sister of the late Helen Pagel and Herbert Munch.

Audrey worked at the UUA Headquarters in Boston and gave up her career to raise her family.  In her later years, she was a baker and manager of the Milton High School cafeteria.  She met her husband Robert at Parkway Community Church where they were active members for many years.  Together they shared a love of music, dancing, and a strong sense of community service.  She was the program chair for 38 years in the Milton Women’s PM club, a tour docent at Quincy United First Parish Church – the Church of the Presidents and member of the Viking Club.  Audrey was an extraordinary woman of many talents who opened her home to all.    She will be remembered as a kind and caring person, known for her strong ties to her Danish family and heritage.  She maintained her grace, strength and kindness right up to the end of her final moments in life. 

Funeral Service in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, December 19 at 5 pm. Visiting hours Thursday, 2-5 pm. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Audrey’s name may be sent to Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St., Suite 100, Newton, MA 02458.  

Reverend Thomas C. Foley

Rev. Thomas C. Foley, of Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, died peacefully Saturday December 14, 2019.

Beloved son of the late Patrick and Annie (McGinley) Foley. Brother of Bernard Foley of Delaware, Richard Foley of Canton and the late John Foley, Francis Foley, Barbara Pickering, William Foley and James Foley. Brother-in-law of Barbara Foley, Patricia Foley, Charles Pickering, Patricia Foley, Anne Foley, Marie Foley and the late Adele Foley and Natalie Foley. Fr. Foley is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Born in Boston, he graduated from St. Ann’s Grammar School, Dorchester, Matignon High School, North Cambridge, St. John’s Seminary, Boston and Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. He was ordained February 2, 1957 and assigned to St. Joseph, Woburn; St. Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; St. Patrick, Lynn; St. Therese, Everett; Our Lady of Assumption, Lynnfield; Director of the Permanent Diaconate Program; St. Lawrence, Brookline and Pastor at Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton from May 1987 until retiring June 2002. In retirement, Fr. Foley assisted at St. Clare, Braintree; St Gerard Majella, Canton; St. Ann, Quincy and St. John, Quincy. 

Fr. Foley will lie-in-repose at Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Street, Milton, Friday 4-8 PM. A Con-Celebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the church Saturday December 21 at 11:00 AM, Sean Cardinal O’Malley, main celebrant. Parishioners, relatives and friends invited. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fr. Foley’s memory may be made to Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston, MA 02114.

Roberta Budd

Roberta Marie (Smith) Budd, was born on May 29, 1956 in Newton, MA. She lived her entire life in the Dorchester, Roxbury, and South End parts of Boston.  Roberta’s career spanned over 25 years in the healthcare industry as a claims examiner at companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Network Health, BMC and most recently, Tufts Health Care.

The family takes great comfort in believing Roberta is now reunited with the love of her life, Kenny.  She made her departure just in time for them to spend their 35th wedding anniversary together on December 22.  True soulmates married for 32 years, and best friends for over 40 years. From coworkers, to friends, to homeowners, to parents, their relationship was one that many admired.  Through thick and thin, their love for one another never wavered.

In addition to their two biological daughters, Karyssa and Ronee, Roberta played an active role in raising many nieces and nephews, alongside her husband.  Eric Smith was the son they never had.  The late Tiffany Lomax was their “first daughter”, and Stephanie Milton was, as she called herself, “the spoiled little rich daughter”.  Olivia Gomes, their first biological granddaughter, was honored to share her Nana with James Green and Heaven Lowery.  Whether by blood or a faint encounter, Roberta was Nana, Ma, Aunie, or Auntie Bert to many, many more.

Roberta Marie Budd, 63, of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  She was surrounded by her family and dear friend Durrell Sams.

Roberta Budd is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Budd, mother Antonina Smith, and niece Tiffany Lomax.  She is survived by her daughters Karyssa and Ronee Budd, and her son Eric Smith.  Grandchildren: Olivia Gomes and Kahliah Smith; great nephew James Green and great niece Heaven Lowery.  Nephews: Kevin Qualls, Reggie Perry, and Kareem Lomax.  Nieces: Shenelle Willis.  Goddaughter: LaDawn Hicks. She will be loved and remembered by her extended family, many friends and loved ones.

Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday, December 17 from 6-8pm. Relatives and friends invited.

Ima Jean Hill

Ima Jean (Gaston) Hill, 76, of Mattapan, MA passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of Addison Hill.Loving mother of Vincent Nelse Hill, of Brockton,Ma Allison Hill, of Mattapan Ma, and Joy (Hill)Reid of South Carolina, and their spouce(s), Jaymie Hill of Brockton, Ma and Ronald L. Reid of South Carolina.

Grandmother of Zykiah Hill, Cameron Hill Sr., Leigha B. Reid, Gaston B. Reid, Ronald C. Reid. Great grandmother of Janiya Hill, Cameron “Shag” Hill Jr., and Ella Jazmine Baptista.

Visitation at Timothy Baptist Church, 35 Highland St., Roxbury, Thursday, December 19, from 10-11AM. The Funeral Service will begin at 11AM. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. Relatives and friends invited.

George Grigoropoulos

George Grigoropoulos, of South Boston, December 12, 2019.

Beloved husband of Dorothea (Schwab) Grigoropoulos. Devoted father of Nancy Doherty of South Boston, Susan Nelson and her husband James of Wrentham, Angela Shea and her husband John of Marshfield and the late Thomas McQuaid. Brother of Maria, and the late Glykeria, Hareklia and Thanasis. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

George was a sharp dresser. He will be fondly remembered for his generous spirit, homemade Greek food and love of Cadillacs. He was a 55 year employee of the Sheraton Hotel, Boston and member of Local 26.

Funeral Service in St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street, Braintree, Thursday, December 19 at 11:00 AM.  Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday, 4-7 pm. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

If desired, contributions in George’s memory may be sent to St Catherine’s Church.