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Ruth Brown


Ruth Brown, 79, of Boston was called to eternal rest on Sept. 5, 2016.

On August 6, 1933, Ruth was born to Ophelia Brown and Clinton Arthur Brown in Newark, New Jersey. As an adult Ruth and her twin sister Alice moved to Boston.

Ruth is now at peace happily enjoying those who have gone before her: brothers, John, Herbert, Freddie and Irving and sisters, Kathryn, Clara, Alice and her triplet sister Ophelia who died at birth.

Services will be private.


Joseph F. Puliafico


Joseph F. Puliafico – of Braintree, formerly of Milton, Sept, 10, age 83. Joe was born and raised in Dorchester. He lived in Quincy prior to moving to Milton in 1971.

Joe was a graduate of State Teachers College of Boston and attended 1 year of graduate school.

He was a U S Army veteran of the Korean War. Joe was a founding partner in the Aegis Insurance Agency in Braintree, retiring in 1991. He spent part of the year in Ireland every year after retirement. He returned to live with his daughter in Braintree after ill health forced his return home from Ireland.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Greene) Puliafico. Devoted father of Peggy Ciulla of Braintree, Joseph F. Puliafico, Jr. of Milford, Michael Puliafico of Milton, Maryanne Bagley of Braintree, Sarah Puliafico of Bridgewater, and Julie Mitchell of Bridgewater. Brother of Teresa Mauro and Carmello Puliafico both of Needham. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Wonderful friend of Mairtin Griffin and the family of Muigh Inis, Ireland. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 103 Centre St., Bridgewater, Friday , Sept. 16 at Noon. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s memory may be sent to the Wrentham Developmental Center, P.O. Box 144, Wrentham, MA 02093.

Naomi A. Cattel

cattel_naomiwebNaomi A. (MacDonald) Cattel of Marion, MA and formerly of Milton, MA passed away September 8, 2016 at the age of 83 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Braintree on August 19, 1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Belmore) MacDonald.

Naomi was the devoted wife for 57 years to the late James J. Cattel, Sr. She was also the beloved mother of Robert F. Cattel and his wife Pam of Marion and James J. Cattel, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Westford. Naomi was also the loving grandmother of Jeffrey Cattel of New York City, NY, Jonathan Cattel of North Easton, MA, Dennis Cattel of Raleigh, NC, and Gregory Cattel of New York City, NY.

She leaves behind her sister in law, Janet MacDonald, her cousin Nancy Tinkham, her nephew George Tinkham, as well as her caregiver and best friend Evelyn Barboza. Naomi was predeceased by her sisters Marion, Joanne, Patricia, Carol, and Alice as well as her brother George.

Naomi loved the peacefulness of the cottage and later home that she lovingly shared with her husband and children in Marion. She enjoyed games of croquet on the front lawn with family and friends as well as sailing with her husband and sons on Buzzard’s Bay in their sailboat Rojana II.

She was a true sports fan and loved discussing players, teams, and games with her grandchildren. Her favorite sports team was the Patriots that she had devotedly followed since the days of Coach Mike Holovak and quarterback Vito “Babe” Parilli. For many years, Naomi bowled on a weekly basis in leagues with her best friends Doris Campbell and Agatha Mackay. She loved to go to the plays that her son Bob and grandchildren Jeffery and Jonathan performed in.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth Church, Milton Wednesday, September 14, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Tues. 4-8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Naomi’s memory may be sent to a charity of your choice.


Jean N. Callahan

Callahan, Jean N., (Tootsie) Retired Chief, Milton Fire Department entered into eternal rest on September 8, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Mr. Callahan was the beloved and devoted husband of the late Ruth M. (Maloney) Callahan with whom he shared 53 wonderful years of marriage.   Born in Boston, Mr. Callahan, was a lifelong Milton resident.  He was the loving son of the late Edwin T. and Artelle I. Callahan. Mr. Callahan attended Milton Public Schools, graduating from Milton High School in 1951. Upon his graduation from high school, Mr. Callahan attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard. He worked in the plumbing and carpentry trades before being appointed to the Milton Fire Department in 1961. He proudly served as Lieutenant and Deputy Chief before retiring as Chief in 1989. A hardworking provider for his family, Mr. Callahan also operated a successful window cleaning business for many years . He was a devout Catholic and lifelong parishioner of St. Mary of the Hills Parish where his family celebrated many happy occasions throughout the years. Mr. Callahan continued his service to the Town of Milton after his retirement by working as an election worker for 20 years. In later years, he was a faithful presence in his grandchildrens’ everyday lives, happily and proudly attending sports and school events.   Mr. Callahan enjoyed books, art, physical fitness training and playing guitar. He was also a talented craftsman. He enjoyed his bi-monthly dinners with a group of longtime Milton friends known as “The Hilltoppers”.  Most importantly, he enjoyed being in the company of his family of whom he was so proud. Mr. Callahan was a devoted and loving father to his daughters, Jean M. Peterson and her husband Charles F. of Milton and Carol A. McDonough and her husband James M. of Woburn. Cherished and proud grandfather, (affectionately called Bubby by his grandchildren) to Lance Cpl. Sean F. Peterson, USMC and Timothy C. Peterson of Milton and Meredith J. and Olivia R. McDonough of Woburn. Dear brother in law to Joan A. Callahan of Danville, CA. and uncle to three generations of many nieces and nephews.   He was the brother of the late Edwin T. Callahan of Danville, CA. The family also extends their gratitude to Lorraine Bruce for her care and compassion during the past year.  Mr. Callahan was a late member of Milton Firefighters Union 1116.

Realtives and friends respectfully invited to attend  a Mass of Christian Burial  on Thursday September 15, 2016 in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton at 10:30AM.  Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday September 14, 2016 in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square, 5:00PM- 8:00PM. Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Donations in Mr. Callahan’s memory may be made to the Milton Firefighters Relief Association. See for online condolence and directions.

Paul A. Agnetta


Agnetta, Paul A. of Danvers died on September 8, 2016. Beloved brother of Donald Agnetta and his wife Cynthia Plumb of Milton. Cherished best friend of Jeanne (Sutherland) Michael of Danvers and her daughters Katie Provost and her husband Richard and their children Jared and Jason of Beverly and Kelley Lemasters and her wife Keri and their daughter Addison of Wakefield.

Paul was born and raised in Dorchester. He was a Probation Officer at Dorchester District Court for over 20 years before retiring. Paul was a longtime Eucharistic Minister at Saint Gregory Church in Dorchester.   He was an Avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed the Red Sox. Most of all Paul loved his family who were the cornerstone of his life. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved him.

A funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester on Monday September 12, 2016 at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday September 11, 2016 2:00-4:00PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills. Interment in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.


William G. Daly

William G. “Bill” Daly, age 62, a lifelong resident of Milton, after a courageous and relentless 3 year battle with cancer, Bill died peacefully on September 7th, surrounded by those that loved him most.

Bill was Janey’s beloved husband of 13 years. A devoted, involved and much loved parent to Bethany Ryan (Tim Ryan), Jonathan Daly (Brenna Kischuk), James Daly (Danielle Occhiogrosso), Liam Daly, Emily Hildebrand (Ben Walker), and Craig Hildebrand. He was the proud Gramps of Ava, Madeline and Viola. The son of the late John J. Daly and Doris (Mullen) Daly, Bill is survived by 4 siblings, Kathleen Lawlor of Mishawaka, IN, John J (Jack) Daly Jr. of New Carlisle, IN, Joan Maloney of Manchester, CT, Janet Tierney of Milton, MA, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Bill also leaves behind a large extended family.

Bill loved to travel and was always happiest when surrounded by his family on an island. He loved gazing out over the water, body surfing, and walking the beach with us. He was an expert at spotting birds and the tell-tale water spouts of whales. Taking his granddaughters for ice cream at 9 in the morning, and buying the first round at 5 would mean a perfect day. Bill loved his life, his family, and his friends. He leaves us all heartbroken, but with many, many warm loving memories of the man he was.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 4-8 PM. Services will be private. For information and directions,

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Bill’s name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via 

The family is grateful to Bill’s team at Dana Farber for their care and compassion, as well as his surgical teams in Boston and Houston. No one ever fought harder.

Patricia Lynds

Patricia A. ” Swannie” (Swan) Lynds, Of Milton Sept. 6, Devoted mother of 4 loving children and Grandmother to 7. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Hills Church, MILTON, Tues., Sept. 13, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home,5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Mon., 4 – 7 pm. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations in Patty’s memory may be sent to The Pappas Rehab. Hospital for Children (formerly the Mass Hospital School) , 3 Randolph St., Canton, MA 02021.

William McLeod


McLeod, William J. of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died suddenly on September 4, 2016. Beloved son of the late Walter J. B. McLeod and Evelyn (McGahey) McLeod. Devoted brother of Rev. Frederick G. McLeod S.J. of Saint Louis, M.O., Richard W. McLeod and his wife Jane of East Falmouth, J. Robert McLeod and his wife Kathryn of South Weymouth. and the late Marjorie A. Costello and Carol A. Stanley. Cherished uncle of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Billy, as he wished to be called, also leaves behind all his fellow runners from the L. Street Running Club who were very dear to him. Billy was a graduate of Don Bosco High School. He was a Foreman at Bay State Paper Co. Prior to that he was a thirty year employee of Phillips Manufacturing Co. Billy was an avid runner and was a long time member of the L. Street Running Club since 1988. He will be remembered as being a mentor to his fellow runners with his competitive nature and who was always there to help his fellow runners. Billy enjoyed a close relationship with his brothers and spending time with his extended family. He will be missed by his family and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, 22 School Street, Quincy on Monday September 12, 2016 at 11:30 Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square, Sunday 3 to 7PM. Private Interment will be at a later date.

Thomas J. Kealey Jr.

Kealey, Jr., Thomas J. for website onlyThomas J. Kealey Jr. died at home in Milton, Friday September 2, 2016.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Readville and graduated from Hyde Park High School. Mr. Kealey served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Northeastern University and worked at Anchor Packing as a salesman for many years. When Anchor Packing ceased operations, he established his own distribution company under the name Anchor Sealing Company. Mr. Kealey enjoyed playing golf and was an usher at Saint Agatha Church.

Beloved husband of the late Theresa D. (Manning) Kealey. Loving father of Nancy M. Kealey and her husband Michael A. Powers of East Falmouth, Thomas J. Kealey III of Milton and Carolyn FitzGerald and her husband Robert of Milton. Grandfather of Ali FitzGerald and Bri FitzGerald.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday September 9 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday 9:00 – 10:00 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Assn., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Paul F. McCarthy

Paul F. McCarthy, 63, died of natural causes on August 23, 2016 in Captiva, Florida. Paul was an acclaimed business leader, attorney, environmentalist and world traveler. He is survived by his mother, Eleanor McCarthy of Hingham, MA, siblings Michael (Maryellen) McCarthy of Hingham, MA, Maureen (Jack) Ghublikian of New Seabury, MA and Jack (Cathy) McCarthy of Sudbury, MA, as well as 9 nieces and nephews and 9 grand nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his close-knit family at Captiva Cruises along with many devoted friends around the world who counted him as family.

Born and raised in Boston, Paul graduated from St. Gregory’s Grammar School and the Boston Latin School, earned an undergraduate degree from Stonehill College as well as an MBA and law degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Originally a corporate attorney at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, a career change into the boat and tourism business inspired the first architectural tours of Chicago from the water. Launching Chicago from the Lake, Paul embraced the boating, special events and hospitality business full-time. Winter weather led him to Florida, where he founded Captiva Cruises in 1986 to craft excursions to the nearby waterways and barrier islands. In 1991, Paul moved to Captiva full time, built McCarthy’s Marina and became a leader in the community, serving on the boards of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Captiva Island Historical Society, and the Captiva Civic Association. Paul has left a rich and full legacy of stewardship and ecotourism embodied in Captiva Cruises to respect and appreciate the natural beauty of Southwest Florida. In 2013, he was honored as the Business Person of the year by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, he received the Junonia Award and the Chrysalis Award for Eco-Innovation in 2016. Both are prestigious awards sponsored by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

Paul had many varied interests and experiences, including six months service in the White House as Executive Director of the “America’s Millennium” initiative, culminating in the nation’s New Year’s Y2K Millennium celebration.  He also served as Executive Director of Earth Day 2000 at the United Nations in New York.  He recently completed a highly successful term as Commodore of the Captiva Island Yacht Club, where he led many excursions, including visits to the America’s Cup in San Francisco as well as Newport, RI and Havana, Cuba. Paul enjoyed skiing in Telluride and vacations on Martha’s Vineyard.

Paul had a generous spirit and a zest for life.  He loved to share his laughter and passion with everyone who touched his life.

Visiting hours Friday, September 9 at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 10 at St. Gregory Parish Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA.

A celebration of Paul’s life will also be held in Captiva, FL in early December; details will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Captiva Island Historical Society, the Barbara Sumwalt Museum and the Epilepsy Foundation.