Dolan Funeral Home

Franklin Litdell Marshall

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Franklin Litdell Marshall was  born on October 1, 1938 in Baldwyn Mississippi to the late Nebraska and Gertrude Marshall and was the youngest of their four children: the late Annie Ruth Stewart of Baldwyn, MS, Luther Marshall (Monica) of Boston, and Bobby Marshall (Marzie) of Peoria Illinois. He met and married his wife of 54 years Marie Marshall formerly Bowdry; and  together they had three daughters who were the joy of his life: Donna Cabey (Emilio), Mary, and Monique      Marshall–Veale (Ronald). He was the cherished grandfather of Imani, Emilio ll, Nia, Amari,  Nyeilla and Alliyah; great grandfather of Emilio lll and Egan. Loved like a father by Ayawanna and Kevin Davis,         Shannon Hutty-Patterson and Veronica Cottle-Watson; and grandfather to Presceia Cooper,  Marcha Dyer, Mervin Archibald and   Juwonni Cottle.    Lovingly remembered by sister-in-laws Corrie Anderson and Rosie Scales, and a host of family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS, Thursday from 11AM -1PM. Relatives and friends invited.


Simao Rosa

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Simão Rosa, born on March 20, 1933, a resident of Dorchester, MA passed away July 2nd 2015 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Simão Rosa was born and raised in Fogo Cabo Verde. He was born to the late Raul Rosa and Antonia Vasconcelos Rosa and was the beloved husband to Malvina Rosa for over 40 years.

Simão is survived by his beloved brothers Alirio Mendes Rosa, Guilherme Mendes Rosa, Jose Bolivar Mendes Rosa, and his sister Teresa Mendes Rosa, beloved children Maria Lina Rosa, Josefina Rosa Tavares, Manuel Rosa, Jose Rosa, Carlos Rosa, Arnaldo Lopes Rosa, Maria Jose Rosa, Afro Simão Rosa, Luis Rosa, Sandra Rosa, Raul Rosa, Adilson Rosa, Jorge Rosa, and Sandro Rosa. He is the beloved grandfather to 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He will be remembered by countless friends and family whom were blessed to know him.

He will be fondly remembered as the loving teacher “Senhor Simão” in his native country Cabo Verde. He taught for over 40 years and left a legacy as a great mentor who continued to impact the lives of all the students he touched.

Simão loved listening to traditional Cape Verdean music, playing the violin, playing cards, laughing, being with his family, having fun with his friends and teaching elementary school children back in his country. One of his favorite hobbies was walking to the corner store to buy scratch tickets.

Simão touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., LOWER MILLS,  Monday 5-8PM. Friends and family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 10AM at St. Patrick’s Church on 10 Magazine St, Roxbury MA 02119. The family invites all guests to please join them back at the church function in the basement area for refreshments after the interment.




Marianne Walton Kiley

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Marianne Walton Kiley passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2015 at Concord Health Care Center in Concord MA, where she had been a resident since 2008. She was born Marianne Clark in Bemidji, MN to Jani Mills and Carlton Whitney Clark on July 11, 1920. Husbands Frederick N. Wildt, Gerald E. Maguire, and Harry M. Kiley preceded her in death.

She was graduated from Wilson’s Teacher’s College in Washington, D.C. In 1941 and in 1941-1942, Marianne taught 3rd grade at Van Buren School in Washington, D.C. She was employed by the Departments of the Navy, Army, and Air Force, retiring with the rank of AFSC, ESD, Deputy for Communications and Navigations Systems, Procurement and Production Office, L.G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, MA. She received numerous commendations.

Her base of operations in the 1950′s was London, and she took the opportunity to travel extensively in Europe, filling several passports with entry stamps.

After retirement she owned an antique shop in Concord MA, and spearheaded Widowed Persons Service, volunteers offering one-to-one emotional support to newly widowed men and women, where she served as President and member of the WPS board of directors. She was leader in The Tingley Cluster Group of Acton Congregational Church and a member of the Acton Garden Club. She enjoyed trips throughout the NE to Elder Hostels, and she revisited London many times, where she maintained connection with friends.

Graveside service Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 AM in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton MA.

Robert K. Bold

Bold,RobertKRobert K. “Bobby” Bold, 54, of Weymouth, died suddenly at home June 26, 2015. Born in Milton May 22, 1961, the son of Jeanne ( Desmond) Bold  of Weymouth and the late Robert K. Bold, Sr., he had lived in Milton before moving to Weymouth 18 years ago. A graduate of Milton High School, he worked as a car salesman for many years.  An avid golfer, he will be remembered as personable, social and a loyal fan of all the Boston sports teams. Bobby had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his many friends.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his brother, Stephen C. Bold of Milton, and his sisters, Lisa M. Loomis and husband, Clay of Granite Bay, CA and Susan B. Smith and her husband, Gary of Weymouth. Bobby is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Paris and Hunter Loomis, Alexandra and Luke Bold and Jordan Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, Adams Street and Brook Road, Milton on Thursday, July 9 at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave  East Milton Square, Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment Milton Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Bobby’s memory to the Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169 or the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.

Maria Rosa

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Maria Baptista Rosa passed away on June 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at her home in East Taunton, Massachusetts.  Born on October 22, 1922 on the Cape Verde Island of Fogo, she was a devoted wife to her late husband, Tomé Santos Rosa.  Together, they shared 12 children, 44 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  Her proudest accomplishment was her family, who loved her unconditionally.  She was a true matriarch, a source of strength, a beaming ray of sunshine, filled with positivity and goodwill.  Her surviving family will forever reminisce about her words of wisdom, the blessings she bestowed upon them daily, and her contagious laughter.  She will most be remembered for her commitment to God, her generous spirit, her warmth and affection, and of course, her love for all things beauty and fashion.


Visitors will be received at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills on Tuesday, June 30 from 4:00-8:00 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 400 Dudley Street, Roxbury followed by the burial at her final resting place with her beloved husband at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on 366 Cummins Highway, Roslindale.

James P. “Jimmy” Cawley

 James P. “Jimmy” Cawley, Jr.  of Dorchester, on June 26, 2015.  Beloved husband of Elisa Birdseye.  Father of Christina and Kevin, both of WA.  Son of the late James P. Cawley, Sr. and his late wife, Frances (McGowan). Brother of Patricia Cawley of Dennisport, Kathleen Connolly  and her late husband Patrick of Quincy, Geraldine McGee and her husband Jack of Braintree, Michael J. and his wife Ellen of Dorchester and Marianne Pick and her husband Ted of Quincy.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave., Dorchester on Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.   Internment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Wednesday 4-8 PM.  Donations in Jimmy’s memory may be made to: WORK, Inc. 25 Beach St. Dorchester, MA 02122. Jimmy was a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and worked there for the past 12 years; to the Medical Missionaries of Mary, 179 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, with gratitude to all the sisters throughout the world who prayed for Jimmy during his illness, and in honor of how their independence and sense of adventure, embodied in his aunt Veronica and her sister MMM’s, inspired Jimmy’s compassion and respect for all women; or Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

William Lawrence “Larry” Nannery, DMD

 Dr. William . Lawrence “Larry” Nannery, 81, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 27th at the Ellis House in Norwood. Born on June 2, 1934 in Boston, to the late Wm. L. and Mary Nannery.  Larry grew up in Roslindale and attended Roslindale High.  He went on to attend Boston University and then graduated from Tufts Dental School.  Larry enjoyed a fulfilling career  in dentistry practicing in East Milton for over 40 years.  He was president of the South Shore Dental Society, Milton Kiwanis Club and was involved in other charitable organizations.  Larry is survived by Diletta, his best friend and wife of over 50 years, his son Dr. Mark Nannery and wife Maura, daughters, Lora Thompson and her  husband Jean, daughter,  Sondra Castingetti and her husband Gerry all residing in Canton. He had a great love for his 7 grandchildren, Micaela, Erika, Jackie, Chiara, Luke, Jess and Nico. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St at Brook Rd. Milton on Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday, 4-8 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON.  Interment Private.

Rev. Dr. Theodore Romberg

Reverend Doctor Theodore E. Romberg,, of Milton, passed away on June 25 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Ruth Romberg and father of Roselyn, Carolyn and Rachelle, father-in-law of Douglas Hardy, Michael Morenko, and Douglas Tuber, grandfather of Spencer, Grace, Max, Tessa, Emilie, Vasily, and Andrei. Rev. Romberg served many area churches as a Methodist minister, and also served as Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Emerson College for 30 years. Memorial service Wednesday July 1 11AM at United Parish in Brookline, 210 Harvard St. Brookline, MA .

James P. Dillon

DillonJames P.James P. Dillon, a retired professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton, Saturday June 27, 2015. He was 86 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Boston College where he received his undergraduate degree, law degree and PhD in Philosophy. He was a professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College for over 40 years. He was an avid reader and sports fan.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret C. (Evans) Dillon. Loving father of Maryann Pitts and her husband Richard of Quincy, James P. Dillon Jr. and his wife Maureen of Sandwich, Theresa Dillon Woods and her husband Edward of North Easton and the late Thomas P. Dillon. Grandfather of Matthew Pitts and his wife Miranda, Brendan Pitts and his wife Brenna, Patrick Pitts, James Patrick Dillon III, Robert Dillon, Caroline Dillon, Brenna Woods and Maggie Woods. Great-grandfather of Miles and Annie Pitts. Brother of the late Matthew Dillon, Mary Mulvey and Kay Dyer. James is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday July 2 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in James’ memory may be made to St. Rock Haiti Foundation, c/o St. Agatha Parish, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.

Mary T. (Squires) Clasby


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Mary T. (Squires) Clasby  of Quincy, MA went to heaven on June 25, 2015.  She was the adoring wife of Paul F. Clasby, who pre-deceased her in 1999.  Loving and dedicated mother of Paula Clasby and her husband Winston Kokaram, and Bill Clasby.  Also survived by four grandchildren:  Christopher, William, Aryanna, and Anthony, and great granddaughter Layla Marie.  Special to Corey and Keith Ellis, her in-laws Anne and George MacLean and Ann Clasby, Lewie, the Kokaram family and many wonderful nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors in East Milton.  Pre-deceased by her brothers:  Bill, Jack, Joe and Frank Squires. The family would also like to express appreciation to the staff at the John Adams Health Care Center. A Mass of  Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams at Brook Rd, Milton, Wednesday, July 1 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Tuesday, June 30, 4-8 PM.  Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. MA. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Agatha Parish in Milton or Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471.