Dolan Funeral Home

Mary E. Sughrue

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Mary E. Sughrue, 78, of NYC, died peacefully on February 20.  Mary was from a family of five children raised in Milton, Mass.  She is survived by her loving brothers,  Rev. Paul Sughrue, of Acton, Mass. and Peter Sughrue of Bridgehampton, NY,  and by her adoring sister, Ginny Crowley of Kennebunk, Me.  She was predeceased by her brother, Steven.  “Aunt Mimi”, as she was known to many, is also survived by eight nieces and nephews, and sixteen grand nieces and grand nephews. Mary was loved by all for her constant support, her great generosity, and her eternal optimism. She relished her role of being a loving aunt and a dear friend to all.

Mary graduated from Simmons College in 1957.  She spent ten years employed at Harvard Business School, before venturing to New York City.  There she worked at the Frick Museum and for the Rockefeller family, before becoming involved in public policy under the umbrella of New York State.  Mary spent over 25 years working as a Special Assistant in the office of NYS Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  In her retirement, Mary was a devotee of the Metropolitan Opera and a member of the Harvard Club of NY.

Mary’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated by her brother at St Elizabeth Church in Milton, Mass, on Wednesday, February 25 at 11 a.m.  Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 24, 4 to 7 p.m. at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  In lieu of flowers,  donations on Mary’s behalf may be made to St Vincent Ferrer Church, 869 Lexington Avenue, NYC, NY, 10069 or to the Kennedy Child Study Center, 151 East 67 St. NYC, NY 10065

John Eldridge Garland

Garland_JohnwebsiteonlyJohn Eldridge Garland, 60, of Milton, a man of endless generosity, intense passion and a wit that lightened life’s most trying challenges, passed Feb. 21.
As vice president of M.S. Walker’s fine wine division, he lived by the words,”Life is too short for bad wine.” For John, who tasted the best wine of five continents over his career, life was also too short to complain, too short to worry, too short  not to travel, too short not to.forgive….too short not to. love….. A life cannot be too short  when every moment is lived in the true sense of the word lived with enthusiasm, compassion and grace.
John loved history, music, gardening, the Patriots; he loved Paris, tailored suits, Italian ties, and his two dogs, Penny and Roscoe.
Those who knew him will most remember the way he loved those closest to him, his family and his friends – with loyalty and fidelity and devotion. They will remember his love for his wife Clare, to whom he was blissfully married for 34 years; his three children, Matthew Owen, Ryan Eldridge, and John Harrison, to whom he devoted himself completely; his late father, Eldridge “Al” Garland and his mother, Sheila Garland of Florida, who raised him with the integrity he lived by; his sisters, Nancy Garland of North Carolina and Susan Garland of Florida, to whom he was the best older brother anyone could ask for; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends to whom his door was always wide open.
John was born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Brookline, Mass.  After graduating from Brookline High School he attended the University of New Mexico before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.  After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts he began his career in the wine industry at M.S. Walker in Somerville, where he worked for 30 years.
No one would call him a man of few words, but he was the rare case of a loquacious man who preferred to lead with his actions. As anyone who ate or drank with him could attest, John Garland could talk the talk, but those who truly knew him will tell you how he walked the walk, deliberately and with style. If there is one lesson he would like to leave those of us still running in the human race it would undoubtedly be, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” 

We promise we won’t. 

A funeral service will be held at First Parish in Milton, 535 Canton Ave., Thurs., Feb. 26,  at 11 a.m.  Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4-8 p.m., at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton Village. Interment will be in Milton Cemetery. Contributions in John’s memory may be sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Thoracic Oncology Dept, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115, or to the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue Boston, MA 02118-2700.  For further information please visit

Anna C. (Fowler) Donahue

Anna C. (Fowler) Donahue, February 20, 2015, in Cambridge, MA, of Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly of Yonkers, NY. Beloved wife of the late Frank Donahue. Loving mother of John Donahue and his late wife, Betty, of NJ, Catherine A. Donahue of MA, Ronnie Kasimir and her husband, Matt, of NY, Mary Jude Moffat and her husband, Robert, of FL, Carol Manning and her husband, Bill, of PA and the late Frank Donahue and his surviving wife, Gen, of TX. Sister of Frank Fowler and his wife Suzie of FL and the late Helen Fowler of NY. Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 20. A graveside service will be held at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Raphael Church, Lehigh
Acres, FL on Friday, March 20 at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory may be made to The Friends of the East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road North, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 (please put Anna Donahue’s name in the memo line).

Mildred Evelyn Macdonald

Mildred Evelyn (Steele) Macdonald  of Taunton, formerly of Milton on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  Loving mother of Regina A. Riccio and her husband Michael of Taunton and Kevin J. Macdonald and his wife Janet of Woburn.  Devoted grandmother of  Brian Riccio, Anthony Riccio and Glenn Riccio all of Taunton.  Sister of the late Dorothy M. Steele, Edwin F. Steele, Bertha Shea, Thomas Earle Steele, Ethel T. Steele, Louis P. Steele, Anna Falcone, Herbert Steele and Helen L. Steele.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Rd. Milton on Tuesday, February 24 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Visiting hours at Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE on Monday, 4-8 PM.  Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.  If  desired memorial contributions in Evelyn’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472 or Susan G. Komen, P. O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Francis J. Foley

Francis J. Foley, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, February 20, 2015.

Beloved husband of Patricia (O’Connell) Foley. Loving father of Catherine M. Usevich and her husband James of Kingston, Joann M. Squitieri and her husband Philip of Norfolk, Thomas P. Foley of Quincy and Joseph F. Foley and his wife Laura of Weymouth. Grandfather of Joseph J. Usevich and Nathan B. Foley. Brother of Rev. Thomas C. Foley of Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, Barbara Pickering and her husband Charles of Braintree, William Foley and his wife Natalie of Milton, Bernard Foley and his wife Anne of Delaware, Richard Foley and his wife Marie of Canton and the late John P. Foley and James Foley. Brother-in-law of Patricia Foley and Barbara Foley. Frank is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Wednesday February 25 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday 3-7 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Frank was a graduate of Boston College as a Francis Ouimet Golf Scholarship winner, a US Navy veteran, former owner of Foley Chrysler Plymouth of North Quincy and honorary member of Wollaston Golf Club, Milton.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hickman

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Elizabeth “Betsy”  Hickman,  59, passed away peacefully at MGH on February 16, 2015 after a long illness, surrounded by her family.  Elizabeth was the cherished youngest daughter of the late George and Rosalie (Boyd) Hickman.  She was the beloved sister of Jeanne Hartley and her husband William of Sandwich and Rosemary Stevens and her husband George of Braintree.  She is also survived by her aunt, Margaret Chartier, her niece, Shelia Hartley, her nephew Kevin Hartley and her grand nephew, Caiden Hartley along with many cousins and grand cousins.  Elizabeth was a 1973  graduate of Cardinal Cushing High School in Boston.  Elizabeth worked for many years in a wide variety of industries, among them were retail, insurance and manufacturing.   Elizabeth loved to go camping, she travelled extensively and was an avid Boston sports fan.  She also enjoyed  listening to the Oldies and was always the “class clown”, bringing a laugh wherever she went.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, and will be missed.  Elizabeth was a longtime resident of Stonehedge Rehab where she was the president of the Patient Council.  She was loved and respected by staff and patients.  Donations in her memory can be sent to:  Stonehedge Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, 5 Redlands Rd., West Roxbury, MA 02132,  or Joslin Diabetes Center,  One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215,  ATTN:  Development Suite 745.   Services  will be held at a later date.


Headly George Davis

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Headly George Davis (a.k.a. Uncle Busha), age 78 , of Boston Massachusetts formerly of Kingston Jamaica died on February 9the, 2015 after a long illness.  Born in Fellowship Hall, St Mary, Jamaica WI; son of the late Petrinella Walter (Aunt Lena) and the late Ernest Davis; he spent his formative years in Jamaica.

Headily graduated from Ramble All Age School in St Mary. Headily worked as a foreman and then the Head of Security  with Seprod Ltd. (Jamaica) for over sixteen years.   After he moved to the United States, he worked as a Project Supervisor for ARS Restoration for over 22 years.

He is survived by his wife Imogene, his children; Arlene Davis-Harvey (Jay), Jaclyn Davis-Ruffin (Jackie), Deon Davis, Viveen Davis (Suzzette), Kirk Wayne Davis, Eddie Davis, Debbie Davis, Marsha Davis, Karen Davis and Atanya Davis;  his sisters, Icilda Peart and Beatrice Nelson; Grandchildren :Latoya Tracey-Matthews, Tanesha Brown, Simone Davis,  Sandreen Dennis, Tiffany Hutchinson , Zahra Ruffin,  Zachary Ruffin, Janice Thelwell, Janiqua Thelwell and Melissa Davis Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service in the Dolan Funeral Home,1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Fri, Feb. 20, at 11o’clock,  Visiting Hours, Thursday,  4-8 pm. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston.

Hebrew R. Johnson


Hebrew R. Johnson, 72, of Dorchester passed away on February 14, 2015.  A retired MBTA operator he was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth Johnson.  Devoted father of Joseph Bourne of Boston, Nancy Bourne of Florida, James Bourne of Boston and Stephen Johnson of Boston.  Brother of George Johnson of Florida, Cornella Cole of Georgia, Jack Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Herbert Johnson and Hubert Johnson all of Boston.  Grandfather of Tawana Bourne, James Bourne, Felisha  Bourne and Stephen Spencer also all of Boston.  A funeral service will be held at the Charles Street A.M.E. Church, 551 Warren Street, Boston on Tuesday, February 24th at 11 AM.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  A visiting hour will begin prior to the service at 10 AM in the church.  Interment Forest Hills Cemetery.

Josephine A Joseph


Josephine A. Joseph, 66, of Leominster passed away on February 16, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.  Devoted wife of Joseph Antonysamy. Loving mother of Dr.  Bernard Joseph and his wife Iris of Milton, Alfred Joseph and his wife Nathaly Montero of Boston  and Arcadius Joseph  of Boston.  Sister-in-law to Regina Arokiaraj and her husband Arokiaraj of Burlington, Lilly Sebastian and her husband Felix of New Jersey and Vasantha William and her husband William A. Sandhu of Burlington. Josephine is also survived by her family in India and many nieces and nephews here in the states.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton on Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held in the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE on Friday night from 5-9 PM.  Interment New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.




Maryte Krisiukenas

Maryte Krisiukenas of Milton, passed on to her heavenly reward on Feb 13 following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Alfredas Kriskiukenas; devoted mother of Lora I. Knight and her husband, Dr. John Knight of Milton, Renata L. Alonge and her husband Robert of PA and Andrew Krisiukenas of Milton; grandmother of Jonathan Knight and his wife Wendy of Quincy, Bethany Knight of Milton, Alicia Rutkauskas and her husband Steven of Weymouth and Jesse Alonge of Canaan, CT; and great grandmother of Lilly Rutkauskas of Weymouth  Maryte was born in a small village in Lithuania in 1924. When she was a teenager, opposing armies advanced through Lithuania during World War II. Maryte fled with her aunt and cousin through Poland and Germany. Eventually she met her husband at a refugee camp near Frankfurt, Germany and they married three years later. Maryte’s  grandmother  had  given her a pair of gold-rimmed glasses, which they melted down to make their wedding bands. Alfredas began medical school in Germany, but completed it after they emigrated to Boston in the late 1940’s. After a stint in Utah in the U.S. Army, they moved back to the Boston area. They lived in Milton for 49 years. Maryte was a devoted, lifelong member of Glad Tidings Church in Quincy.

Funeral Service at the Crossroads Worship Center, 241 Broad St., Weymouth, Friday, Feb 20 at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours at the Dolan Funeral Home,  460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday, 3-7pm. Interment at the Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree . In lieu of flowers, contributions in Maryte’s  memory may be sent either to Crossroads Worship Center or to Glad Tidings Church, 153 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169.