Dolan Funeral Home

Mary Theresa Shields

Shields, Mary Theresa (Keane) on December 5, 2012,  of Quincy, formerly of Milton mother of three children Mary Paula, Diane and Dennis,  grandmother of Eric and Ian Shields, loving wife of the late Francis Bennet Shields lived a long and full life. She was always an advocate for God and caring for others. She loved life, dressed impeccably, celebrated her heritage, and loved a good Manhattan while discussing politics. Mostly she cared for those she loved focusing on them often to the exclusion of herself. She had several careers in her life time from the early years as a Legal Secretary to her true love as a real estate appraiser. She loved real estate , assessing value and doing what was right no matter how difficult. Mary Theresa was well respected in her profession, travelled frequently, and enjoyed her years of retirement. Her zest for life, sharp mind, quick wit, and sage advice (lectures to loved ones) will be sorely missed. Her courage in adversity and her perseverance have been rarely equaled in this world. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock St. Quincy.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Sunday 2-4 and Monday 4-8 PM.  Interment Center Cemetery, Hanover.  If desired memorial contributions in Mary Theresa’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association of New England, 460 Totten Pond, #400, Waltham, MA 02451. 

Alice E. Collins

 Alice E. Collins of Milton on December 3, 2012 after a brief illness.   Daughter of late Charles F. and Margaret (Cunningham) Collins.   Sister  of Anstiss M. Collins of Milton, John T. Collins and his wife Joanne E. of Natick and Charles F. Collins, Jr.  and his wife Eileen C. of Reading.  Also survived by 5 nephews, 1 niece and 1 grand nephew and 3 grand nieces.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St. at Brook Rd., Milton on Friday, December 7 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation Thursday, 4-6 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON. Interment Milton Cemetery.  If desiredcontributions in Alice’s memory may be sent to Beth Israel Deaconess -Milton, 199 Reedsdale Rd. Milton, MA 02186. Late retired elementary school teacher, Town of Canton.

Allen B. Pineo

Allen Pineo of St. Petersburg,FL, formerly of Canton passed away on December 1, 2012 at 87.  Loving husband for 52 years to his wife, Evelyn (Grundy) who predeceased him in 2006.  Allen is survived by his sister, Ruth Pineo of St. Petersburg, FL, his daughter, Laura Macs and her husband, Erik of Natick, his daughter Susan Gibbs and her husband, Mark of Canton, his son Jonathan and his wife, Christine of Bernardston, and his son Peter of Canton. He was the loving Grampa and Poppy to his granddaughter Kimberly (Gibbs) Boucher and her husband Jonathan, and grandsons Sean Gibbs  and Kyle Gibbs all of Canton, John Macs of Natick, Jason Kelliher and his husband, Brian Rice of CT,   Nicholas Kelliher and his wife Tammy of Oxford.  Allen was the proud great grandfather of James Boucher of Canton.  Allen enjoyed genealogy as he traced his descendants to the Mayflower and John Alden.  His love of horses which he shared with his wife moved him to help form the Ponkapoag Pony Club where he served as its first District Commissioner.  Former member of the Ponkapoag Hunt Club, former trustee of William Lawrence Camp in NH, and former Senior Warden at Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan.  Former employee of Tucker Anthony now Janney Mortgomery Scott where he worked for 52 years, retiring as vice president.  Funeral Service at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River St. Mattapan, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10 o’clock, Visitation 9 – 10 am at the church.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either The American Heart Association,PO Box 417005,Boston,MA02241-7005 or The Friends of the Blue Hills,PO Box 416,Milton,MA 02186

Amelia G. Magee

Amelia G. (McCauley) Magee of Rockland on Dec. 3, died at Life Care of Scituate, she was 82.

She was born in Boston and grew up in Dorchester attending, St. Ambrose School and graduating from Boston Girls High School.  She received here undergraduate and Masters Degree from Boston State College in Education.  She taught in the Boston Public School System and was one of the founders of the french language program for Boston elementary school students.

Amelia received her Masters degree in French from Middlebury College in Vermont and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.  After attaining her degree, she taught French at Boston State University.  She enrolled at Boston College to obtain her Doctorate in French where upon attending a dance with Harvard students met her future husband.  After her marriage Amelia devoted her attention to her family.  She and her late husband travelled the world.  Amelia was also known for her version of making “Faberge” eggs. 

Amelia was the beloved wife of the late Dewey Magee, devoted mother of Lynn Magee and her husband Christian Johnson of MD, David Magee and his wife Linda of Norwell. Loving grandmother of Alexis Magee, Grace Magee, Jack Magee and Lilah Magee and Caitlin Johnson.  Sister of Rita McCauley of Braintree, Marguerite McCauley of Norwell and Eileen Perrotta of Scituate and  the late Elizabeth, Catherine and John McCauley    Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Friday Dec. 7, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours, Thursday in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON 4 – 8 pm.  Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. 

If desired contributions in Amelia’s memory may be sent to American Heart Association or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Fr. Brennan Connelly OFM

Fr. Brennan Connelly OFM, a resident of the Franciscan Friary in Ringwood, NJ, November 30, 2012. Fr. Connelly was born to Patrick and Mary (Meehan) Connelly and baptized Joseph Patrick at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown. He was raised in Brighton and attended Boston Latin School. Fr. Brennan was the brother of the late Robert Connelly of Milton and the late Catherine Bordman of Maplewood, NJ. He is survived by sisters Anne Patricia Stanton of Melrose and Mary Teresa Springer of West Orange, NJ as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the beloved nephew of John and Anne Leonora Smith of Malden. Following ordination, Fr. Brennan served in parishes and missions including St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, St. Joseph Seminary in Callicoon, NY, St. Leo Parish in Elmwood, NJ and Holy Cross Parish, Bronx, NY. Visiting hours in the First Floor Chapel at Saint Anthony Shrine, Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 PM, with a Vigil Service at 7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated in Saint Anthony Shrine (Second Floor Chapel), 100 Arch Street, Boston, Thursday December 6 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Name Province Office of Development, 144 West 32nd Street, NY, NY 10001.

Thomas P. McDonald

Thomas P. McDonald, at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a long illness, November 28, 2012. Born and raised in Quincy, Tom was a graduate of Saint Mary’s School, West Quincy, the first graduating class of Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree, in 1953 and The Great Class of 1957 at Boston College. He entered Officer Candidate School for the United States Navy in Newport, RI, was commissioned in 1957 and honorably discharged in 1960. Tom suffered a diving accident that resulted in quadriplegia in 1966. His injury did not prevent him from being an active husband, father, friend, businessman and member of many local organizations. Tom was involved with the Holy Cross Father’s Retreat House in Easton, an original board member of Fr. Bill’s Place, Quincy and a member of the Development Board of My Brother’s Keeper. In 1975 he established the Thomas P. McDonald Insurance Agency of West Quincy. Beloved husband of Bernice A. “Bernie” (Tirrell) and loving father of Michael D. McDonald and his wife Dinah and Judi M. Pekkinen and her husband David, all of Quincy. Devoted grandfather of Thomas P. McDonald II, Brendan D. McDonald, Connor M. McDonald, Brian D. Pekkinen, Sean M. Pekkinen, Jason T. Pekkinen and Kara E. Pekkinen. Brother of J. Richard “Dick” McDonald of CT, James G. McDonald and his wife Pauline of Hingham, Noreen Curtis of Braintree, Ann Erickson and her husband John of Quincy, John M. “Jack” McDonald and his wife Ann of Braintree and the late George B. McDonald. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, Monday December 3 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Sunday 3-7 PM. Interment Saint Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to My Brother’s Keeper, P.O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356-0388.

Mabel M. (Lindsay) McGee

Mabel M. (Lindsay) McGee, 92 of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy and Milton, on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. She was the wife of the late James H. McGee, Jr. Born in Milton she was the daughter of the late Alexander & Ann (Caswell) Lindsay. Playing bingo and knitting were her favorite pastimes. Survived by her sons; James H. McGee III and his wife Donna of Westminister and Paul F. McGee of Weymouth, 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late Alexander Lindsay and Eleanor Seavor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 3 at 10:30 AM in Saint Agatha Church, Brook Rd at Adams St.,  Milton.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation on Sunday, 4-7 PM in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Central NE Region, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720.

Leon “Lee” Lambert

Leon “Lee” E. Lambert, Jr. age 79 of Walpole, MA, formerly from Bergen County, NJ.  Beloved life companion of Leni Gottlieb for 32 years.  Lee leaves behind his daughters, Kaersten Levi and Gwendolyn Lambert of New Jersey, and five grandchildren plus cousins Karen Brook and Sherrill Danico of Maine and Charles Lambert of North Carolina.  He attended the University of Maine for two years where he played varsity basketball, entered U.S.A.F. as an Academic Instructor during the Korean Conflict and finished his education at Syracuse University with a major in political sciences.  Lee was in sales both corporate and commercial; he was an avid golfer, an outdoorsman and grateful friend of Bill and Bob.  Memorial donations may be sent to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation for research at 4573 South Broad St. Suite 150 Yardville, NJ 08620.  A celebration of life for Lee will be held on December 1 for family and friends.

Richard H. Walwood

Richard Walwood, age 76, of Milton passed away suddenly at his home of 50 years. A retired architect, “Dick” was well known throughout greater Boston as a gentleman and an accomplished and talented architect.  His kind disposition and modest demeanor could not conceal his strength of character and intellect. He owned and operated R.H. Walwood Architects , Inc. for over 40 years and reluctantly retired in 2008 due to the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s Disease. He designed numerous landmark homes and commercial projects and held a deep passion for his craft until his death. Raised in Belmont, Mr. Walwood was graduated from Boston College High School and The University of Notre Dame. He was a rabid fan of Fighting Irish football, and passed with his beloved Domers undefeated this season and headed to the National Championship game.

Mr. Walwood will be fondly remembered as a faithful and loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Janice M.(Kickham), and five loving children, Susan of Milton, Richard of CA, Peter of Medford, Janice of Beverly, and Julie of Quincy. He will be sorely missed by his three grandchildren Richard, Abraham and Luke along with 34 nieces and nephews. Mr. Walwood was preceded in death by his older brother James, his best friend.

A Milton resident for 50 years, Mr. Walwood was a member of the Milton Hoosic Club, The Clover Club of Boston, a past member of Hatherly Country Club, and a member and past president of The Notre Dame Club Of Boston. Throughout his life, he was an avid golfer, designer, and music lover and was known for his prowess on the dance floor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton,  Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. EAST MILTON, Friday, 4 – 8 pm.  Interment Private.  If desired contributions in Dick’s memory may be sent to St. Elizabeth’s Church, 350 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, MA 02186.

Susie G. Lynch

Lynch, Susie G. of Quincy, age 101, November 26, 2012.  Susie is survived by her two children, Patricia Lynch of Quincy and John Lynch of Lake George, NY., her sister Mary Follett of Newfoundland, Canada, granddaughter Jacqueline Lynch of New York and grandson Andrew Lynch of Quincy.  She was predeceased by her husband John W. Lynch.  Susie worked for many years in the retail business and was a devoted member of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester.  A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1 at 11 A.M. in Saint Chrysostom Church 1 Linden St., in Quincy.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations are asked to be made to Saint Chrysostom Church 1 Linden St., Quincy, MA 02170