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Robert “Bob” E. Rooney

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Robert E. Rooney, 88, currently from Scituate, MA and Naples FL,  formerly from Danvers and Milton, MA, died suddenly at South Shore Hospital on Friday, August 29th, 2014 surrounded by his large and loving family. Bob was the beloved husband and devoted partner to Jayne (Greer, Joyce) Rooney for the past 34 years.

Born on December 2, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Margaret Rooney of Danvers, MA, and brother of the late William Rooney and infant sister Mary.

Bob is survived by his children with his former wife, Janet (Larkin) Rooney, Linda and George Armstrong of So. Dennis, MA,  Allan and Patricia Rooney of Danvers and Grafton, MA,  Janet and Paul LeDuc of Hopkinton, MA and Cecile Rooney of New Milford, CT the wife of Bob’s son, the late Robert M Rooney.  Bob also leaves behind 5 step-children and their spouses who he loved dearly, Nancy and Reed Panasiti, of Amherst, N.H., Donna and Bob Viau of Gloucester, MA, John and Laura Joyce of Westborough, MA, Patty and Christopher Lamb of Milton, MA and Timothy Joyce of Walpole, MA. Bob also leaves 19 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. All of whom he loved and looked forward to seeing at his annual family reunions.

Born and raised in Danvers Bob graduated with the class of 1943. He was a WW II Army Veteran and was stationed in France until returning to Danvers in 1945. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  His distinguished professional career includes 32 years working for RCA/GE in Burlington, MA before his retirement in 1987.

Bob was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and served as Committee Chairman for his son’s Troops 58 and 155. He was a devout Catholic and was involved as a communicant at St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s Churches in Danvers.

As a devoted father to his children, Bob shared his love for the outdoors. He enjoyed an active lifestyle of mountain climbing, cross country skiing, skating at the Meadow and swimming at the Danvers YMCA .

Bob loved his hometown of Danvers where he lived for 63 years before moving to Milton. He later divided his time between Scituate and Florida with his wife Jayne where they enjoyed retirement traveling, gardening and golfing. He leaves many friends in Naples at the Countryside Golf Community.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Tuesday, 3:30-7:30 PM.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Danvers.

Most of all, Bob will be remembered for the man he was, both a gentleman and gentle man. He held traditional values and enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a family man of immense integrity and moral fiber, respectful, honest and kind. His quiet unassuming generosity and giving spirit will be remembered and missed. In keeping with Bob’s charitable nature donations would be welcome in leiu of flowers to the Boy Scouts of America, Yankee Clipper Council, 36 Amsbury Road, Haverhill, MA 01830  or to Dr. Hyman’s Alzheimer Research Project at Massachusetts  General Hospital,c/o Development Office, 55 Fruit St. Boston, MA  02115

James Lee Simmons, Sr.


A resident of Mattapan, MA, James Lee Simmons, Sr.  was born February 23, 1940 to the late Clyde and Rosa (Bell) Simmons.

James (Jim) attended the Lenoir County public school system and graduated from the Woodington High School in Kinston, North Carolina before moving to Boston in 1962.  A man who loved to work and a passion to support his family, worked for Capital Tire (GoodYear) Company in Roxbury, MA; The (MBTA) Ride in Somerville, MA; and  Museum of Fine Arts in Avon, where he was employed before becoming ill in 2013.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014 , while in the home, God called him to his eternal rest. To know Jim, was to love him. Although he will not be with us in the flesh, the wonderful memories that we have of him will forever remain in our hearts.

He leaves a legacy of love and admiration to a devoted wife, Mrs. Mary Simmons of the home. Two sons: DeGary Simmons of Braintree, MA and James Simmons Jr. of Philadelphia, PA. Three daughters: Lawanda Simmons of Kinston, North Carolina; Theresa Simmons of Dorchester, MA and Subrena Simmons of Boston, MA. One daughter-in-law Celica of Braintree, MA; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; Three step-sons: Stephen Weathers of Brockton, MA; Larry Weathers of Brockton, MA  and Jerome Adams of Brockton, MA and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He also leaves behind to cherish: One brother, Leonard Simmons  and his wife Mamie of Mount Vernon, NY; Two  sisters: Ida Williams  and her husband Ishmon and Bertha Hines of Kinston, North Carolina.

Funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 2,  2014 at Noon, at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Visitation will be held one hour  prior 11:00-Noon.  Interment Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.


Jean A. Forde

Forde, Jean for website onlyOn January 4, 1945, Jean Forde, was born to Ruby Carter and Ivan Dottin in Christ Church, Barbados, West Indies.

After finishing her schooling, Jean left Barbados in the early „60s to make a way for herself. She lived and worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts for many years. After a trip back home to visit family, she met and married her future husband, Maitland Forde.

They both returned to Cambridge, to start their lives as newlyweds, and soon after to begin raising their children Rawlson, David, Ingrid and Sharon.

I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

She surrendered to the will of God and peacefully departed to receive his just reward during the early hours on Monday, August 25, 2014.

Left behind to cherish her memory, include her grandchildren Donisha Dottin (of Barbados), Amani Dale, Caleb “Eli” Medley, Zakiya Dottin, Marcho Bazile Dottin; great-grandchildren Devonte, Rivaldo, Josiah and a whole host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Wake will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014,  10:00 am,  followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00am at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA.  Reverend Gary Adams, officiating.  Interment, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

Ann E. Meconiates

Meconiates, Ann website onlyAnn E. (McCarthy) Meconiates age 92, of N. Reading, formerly of Dorchester and Stoneham, Aug. 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Charles   Meconiates. Devoted mother of Donna Meconiates of Boston, William  Meconiates & his wife Christine Lloyd of Whitman and Nancy Duchard of  Peabody.  Sister of the late Gerard McCarthy and Mary DeVasto. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, NEPONSET, Fri. Aug. 29, at 11 A.M. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Fri. 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston.  If desired contributions in Ann’s’ name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

Alice E. McHugh

Alice E.  (Ingersoll) McHugh, former Commonwealth of Massachusetts State House employee in the early 1960’s, passed away suddenly in the early morning of August 23, 2014 at the age of 81. She was the loving mother of her four children; James F. McHugh and his wife Karen of Mansfield, Richard L. McHugh of Mattapan, Linda A. McHugh of Mattapan, and Susan A. Francis and her husband John of Marstons Mills. Alice was also sister to five siblings; Jean Pratt of Halifax, Frank W. Ingersoll Jr. of Rhode Island, Marie McHugh of Halifax, Paul J. Ingersoll of Norwood, and Doris T. Brock of Milton. She also leaves behind her ten grandchildren James McHugh Jr., Jared McHugh, Sarah McHugh, Jason McHugh, Alicyn McHugh, John Francis, Michael Francis, Kyle Francis, Nicole Francis, and Courtney Francis. Alice was a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8699 in Dorchester Lower Mills.  We are all sure that as she loved to do in her younger days, she is dancing away in heaven. A Funeral Service Wednesday August 27 at 5:00 PM in  Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 2 – 5 PM. Interment private.

Paul B. Dorsey


Paul B. Dorsey, of Canton, formerly of Milton, August 22, 2014. Born in Boston and raised in Milton, he was a graduate of Milton High School and Boston College. Paul was a 36 year teacher and administrator in the Milton Public Schools, retiring in 1993 as Vice Principal of Milton High School. He was the retired director of the Milton Adult Education Program. A member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, he coached tennis at Milton Academy, Curry College and Milton High School. He was also an instructor at The Weymouth Club. Longtime baseball coach at Milton High School, he valued his relationships with his former ballplayers and memories of winning the Division 1 Eastern Mass. State Championship in 1974. He was inducted into the Mass. Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame as well as the Milton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Paul enjoyed spending time with his family on Cape Cod and was a proud member of the Hilltoppers. Husband of the late Claire E. (Cooke) Dorsey. Loving father of Susan M. Burns and her husband Paul of Canton, Paul B. Dorsey and his wife Cynthia of Canton, Laurie A. Woodworth of Norton and Scott M. Dorsey and his wife Courtney of Milton. Grandfather of Kristen and Paul Burns, Ella Dorsey, Michael and Kelli Woodworth and Jack, Liam, Ryan and Owen Dorsey.   Brother of Robert “Digger” Dorsey and his wife Joan of Pembroke. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gerard Majella Church, 1860 Washington Street, Canton, Thursday August 28 at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday 4-8 pm. Interment Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Ellie Fund, 475 Hillside Avenue, Needham, MA 02494.

Lincoln Hampton, Sr.

Hampton, Lincoln obit photoLincoln Hampton, Sr., died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at GoldenLivingCenter, Dedham.  Born on March 2, 1932, in West Bend Kentucky, he was the son of the late Goria Sanford and Mary E. (Kidd) Hampton.

Mr. Hampton was raised in Kentucky and Illinois and then served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He came to Boston in the 1950′s, where he married Margaret Lucille Cash on January 25,  1958.  Six children were born from this union. He was a man of many interests, especially traveling the world.  He was a master barber and worked with American Airlines as a Sky Cap, retiring after many years of service.

Survived by his wife Margaret Cash Hampton, and a sister, Elizabeth Cunningham of Cincinnati, Ohio,  and  his children;  Lincoln Hampton, Jr. and his wife Regina of Cambridge, Sanford Hampton and his wife Kimberly of Quincy, Ruth Hampton of Boston, Dewane Hampton of Mattapan, Nitanya  Andrews and her husband Stephen of Stoughton and Neill Hampton of Texas.  Also survived by his  grandchildren;   Sherline Hampton, Carly Hampton, Ellis Hampton, Talia Hampton, Dana Hill, Dewane Hampton, Jr. Clay Andrews, Neill Jabari and Brianna Hampton and 2 great grandchildren, Daniel Hill and Damaria Hampton.


Services will begin at 2:00  PM on  Sunday, August 24 at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St.DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, followed by Funeral Service at 3:30 PM.   Interment, Monday, August 25, 12:45 PM at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.



Catherine “Kay” Cunningham

Catherine “Kay” Cunningham of Rockland, MA and formerly of Mattapan, MA died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.   Mother of the late  Robert H. Cunningham , she  leaves behind her grandchildren, Kendra Cunningham of Brooklyn, NY and Kristen Cunningham of Hingham, MA, her daughter in law Carol Cunningham of Quincy, MA. As well as her cousins Louie and Judy Cerrone, and their children Joseph Cerrone, David Cerrone, and Melissa Morgida and Kay’s nephew, John Palaima.

Catherine “Kay” Cunningham is remembered by her family and friends as a fun loving, gregarious, life force. During her career at Shawmut Bank, she spent her vacation time travelling extensively. A true independent woman, her favorite pastime was dressing to the nines and going out dancing. Her infectious laughter will be missed.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 23 at 10:00 AM in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester.  Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visitation will be prior to Mass  at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS,  beginning at 8:30 AM.  Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.


Paula J. (Keenan) Langlois

Paula J. (Keenan) Langlois, died at her home in Hingham Monday August 18, 2014. Born in Providence, RI, she was a graduate of Fontbonne Academy, Milton. She raised her family in Martha’s Vineyard and Hingham. Mrs. Langlois was a customer service representative at Talbots, where she retired from after 18 years of employment. An avid quilter, she gave many to her family, friends and charitable organizations. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Langlois. Loving mother of Marielle C. and her husband Robert W. Thorne of Hingham, Pierre A. and his wife Cathy Langlois of IL, Nicole L. and her husband Julien Surget of VA and Keenan R. Langlois of Hingham. Adoring grandmother of Kyle and Spencer Thorne, Emma and Jack Langlois and Jasper and Skyler Surget. Sister of Patricia L. Sterling of Auburn, NY, Charles H. Keenan III of Fairfax, VA, Peter J. Keenan of Milton, Elizabeth M. Leary of Seabrook, NH and the late Richard J. Keenan and Thomas K. Keenan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Thursday August 21 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Hingham Center Cemetery. Donations in Paula’s memory may be made to The ALS Assn., Gift Processing Center, PO Box 651, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or the American Diabetes Assn, 330 Congress St. Suite 501, Boston, MA 02210.

James P. Kennedy

Kennedy, James Patrick for website onlyJames P. Kennedy, of Milton, passed away peacefully Tuesday August 192014, surrounded by his family.

Beloved husband of 49 years to Ann T. (McArdle) Kennedy. Loving father of Ann P. Mariano and her husband Andrew of Quincy, Jacqueline M. Butts and her husband David of Milton, Patrick J. Kennedy and his wife Michelle of Milton, Mary Ellen Green and her husband Keith of Canterbury, Ct. and James C. Kennedy, Esq., of Milton.  Cherished Papa of Andrew, John and Victoria Mariano, Steven, Caroline and Olivia Butts, Patrick, Tyler, Braden and Ryan Kennedy, and Brendan, Christopher, Cameron and Chloe Green. Son of the late Patrick J and Mary Kennedy. Brother of Norah M. Curtin, John F. Kennedy and Paul K. Kennedy, all of Quincy.

Jim was co-owner of Patrick J. Kennedy and Sons, Inc. Mechanical Contractors, Boston. He was a veteran of the United States Army and Active Senior Vice Commander, American Legion Post #114, Member of the Knights of Columbus Dorchester Council No. 107 and a Member of the Quincy Lodge of Elks.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Saturday August 23 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Jim’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.