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Brenohaire Cesar

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Brenohaire Cesar was born in  Haiti in 1945,  the son of the late George Cesar and Emy  Laguerre. He immigrated to the United States in 1969 as a young man. He worked at the Franklin Park Zoo  for over 16 years as a maintenance and machine operator.  He took pride in keeping Franklin Park neat for all visitors.

His first marriage was with Marlene Cesar, with whom they had children; Patrick Cesar, Magda Cesar,  Brenda Cesar and Christina Cesar who is living in Haiti. He  remarried  Chequote Cesar who he has 2 teenage sons,  Bradley Cesar and  Randy Cesar. His oldest child is Brenohaire Cesar, Jr.

When Mr. Cesar was younger he had many siblings to keep him company. Antoine Cesar, Edmond Garcia, Bertha Cesar, Denise Cesar,  Fritz Cesar, Ernst Cesar, Maurice Cesar, Jeanine Cesar, Marlene Cesar and Linda Cesar.

His number one love was music.  He loved listening to Kompas and French Romance songs.  He was also an Artist who loved to draw almost anything. That was his past times, and loved travel to  his beloved country of Haiti. He got along with everyone, was friendly and always smiling. One thing he was, was a very hard worker. He was very quiet and always kept to himself. If you ask anyone of his friend’s they’ll  tell you that he  was a very honest man.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Angela’s Church, 1548 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, Saturday November 16 at 10:00 AM.  Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 am, at the church, prior to the service.  Interment Fairview Cemetery.

John Richard Hannigan

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John R. Hannigan, died peacefully at home, Wednesday November 13, 2013.  Born in Boston, he was an U. S.  Marine veteran. Son of the late John M. and Alice (Garvin) Hannigan and loving brother of Virginia C. Hannigan and Eleanor H. McKinnon, both of Milton. Uncle of Alan L. McKinnon, Jr. and his wife Kathryn of Marblehead, Dr. Brian J. McKinnon and his wife Caroline of Augusta, GA and Dr. Ian M. McKinnon and his wife Dr Lise McKinnon of Colombia, MD. John is grand uncle of Garrett and Alan III , John, USMC, Caroline and Ellie, Kieran and Melle McKinnon..

Graduate of Milton High School, class of 1945 and Stonehill College, class of 1954.  He was employed at Wheeling Steel Co., in Woburn, then to Hollingsworth Plant and Patriot Paper in Hyde Park, in the shipping department.

He was a lifelong resident of Milton and a communicant at St. Mary of the Hills Church.  During the summer he resided in Brewster, MA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday 4-8. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be sent to Saint Mary of the Hills Church 27 St. Mary’s Rd. Milton  or Milton Council on Aging, Transportation Fund, 10 Walnut St., Milton, MA 02186.The family would like to thank the health care aides who assisted the family at this difficult time.  For directions


Joyce Pamela Alexander-Meyers

Joyce Pamela Alexander-Meyers, Auntie Joyce, was born on November 25th, 1943 in the town of Toco, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. She is the third of five children born to Gertrude Alexander, now deceased. Auntie Joyce is survived by her loving and devoted daughter Charlene, her granddaughter Dalanei, her brothers Carlton and Lenox, her husband and a host of other relatives.

She attended the Progressive High School and the Ogles Commercial School of Port of Spain. In 1967 Auntie Joyce migrated to the United States and settled in Boston, Massachusetts which would remain her home. In 1968 she married Derek Ovid Willoughby and on September 29th,1970 she gave birth to her only child Charlene Lisa Willoughby, whom she and Derek would agree was their life’s greatest gift and crowning achievement.That is of course until their granddaughter Dalanei Chrystina Willoughby came along on February 5th, 1997. In 1995 she married Andre S. Meyers.

She was a wife and mother and continued her education at the Oppor-tunities Industrial Career Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She started her career at the Prudential Insurance Company and later spent 30 years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a Medical Transcriber. She would remain at the Brigham until her retirement in 2005. Additionally, she was a devoted mem­ber of this church, her church, the Church of the Holy Spirit.

But these are just words on a sheet of paper because they don’t capture the essence of who Auntie Joyce was to so many of us. She was such a quiet, gentle and loving soul and was truly beautiful. Like her daughter Charlene said to her father after looking at so many beautiful pictures of her mother, “Now I know why you were chasing after my mother”. She was truly beauti­ful inside and out. She opened up her heart and home to many friends and family over the years.

She was an avid catalog shopper, so much so that the UPS driver would blow his horn everyday whether he had a package to deliver or not. This same UPS driver, Wayne Falconer, would become Dalanei’s father.

Auntie Joyce loved sunflowers. Anyone who visited her home would know that she had sunflower plates, silverware, tea cups, placemats, dish towels, pot holders etc.. Sunflowers also adorned the backsplash in her kitchen and the light switch on the wall. In the words of one of her friends “‘J’ was a sunflower freak”. And even now they adorn her casket.

She was passionate about her Trinidadian roots. She loved jumping up at Carnival time to the sounds of Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra and Branches steel band. Who can forget going by to pick her up for Carnival and seeing her decked out in a Trinidad flag outfit that she had sewn herself

She was an excellent baker. The holidays were not complete unless you got sweetbread and carrot cake from Auntie Joyce, and not just one she better make enough because we each needed at least two. And who can forget her pepper sauce? It was always just right.

The last Saturday of August you knew right where to find her. Chipping behind her beloved Branches. Pouring rain – - where’s Auntie Joyce? – - over there with her umbrella chipping behind Branches. Hot sun – - where’s Auntie Joyce? – - over there in the bright orange hat chipping along behind Branches. Oh no we can’t find her – - we left her behind to meet up with us later because she was slowing us down. Really? – - Well where is she now? Up ahead of you jumping up.

And who can forget Auntie Joyce behind the wheel of her car cruising along – - Not! No! Never! Uh-Uh! But she did have her drivers’ license for over 40 years.

Funeral service at Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River Street, Mattapan, Saturday November 16 at 9:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Friday 6-9 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Patricia C. Wolf


Patricia Catherine (Whelan) Wolf of Plymouth, formerly of Milton, died peacefully at home on Nov. 11 surrounded by her family. Patricia was the cherished wife of Charles W. Wolf for 61 years, and beloved mother of Maureen T. Wolf of Sutton, Patricia A. Molloy and her husband Stephen of CT, Charles W. Wolf, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Andover, Anne Marie Palmer and her husband Bruce of Mansfield, Kathleen A. Kenney and her husband David of Plymouth and the late Kevin G. Wolf. Loving grandmother of Cameron, Christopher, Sadie, Michael, and Madelyn. Sister of Edward Whelan of Norton, Paul Whelan of Sandwich and the late Mary Greeley, Claire Radley, John “Jack” Whelan, Joseph Whelan, Leo Whelan, Charles Whelan.

Pat also had many loved in-laws, nieces and nephews, along with a wonderful network of compassionate caregivers who helped her and her husband Chuck throughout her illness. Pat and Chuck lived in Milton for 45 years where they raised their six children before retiring to Plymouth. Pat worked for Fallon Ambulance Service for 25 years as part of the office staff, where her employer and coworkers became a second family to her.  Pat was an active member of the St. Agatha Church Ladies Guild for many years. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed bowling, water aerobics, and trips to Cape Cod and Maine.  Pat loved to spend time with her family, and she made birthdays and holidays very special for all her children and grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha’s Church, Sat., Nov. 16, at 10:30 am. Visiting Hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton, Fri. 4-8 pm. Interment in Milton Cemetery. Donations may be made in Patricia’s name to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360.

Jacques B. Dunn

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Jacques B. Dunn, former owner of Fore River Motors, Quincy, died Friday November 8, 2013. Born in Boston, he was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of Marguerite (Riccardi) Dunn of Milton and the late Jean F. (Tirrell) Dunn. Loving father of Andrew Dunn of Weymouth, Julie and her husband Joseph McNulty of Milton, Matthew Dunn of Pembroke and Elizabeth and her husband Ulrich Alvarez of Milton. Son of the late Cavan and Edna  (Pullman Shine) Dunn.  Jacques is grandfather of Sonya, Jack, Emma, Martin and Miles and great-grandfather of Donald, Jackson, and Bailey.  Brother of Joanne Rogers of Milton and the late William E. Dunn, James A. Dunn, Jane Kelley, Loretta F. Hagerty, and Thomas F. Dunn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Tuesday November 12 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Monday 4-7 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jacques’ memory may be sent to Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton 02186 or My Brother’s Keeper, P.O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356.

Lawrence R. Neret

Lawrence R. Neret of Milton, after a courageous battle with cancer, November 6, 2013. Beloved husband of Eileen E. (Murphy) Neret. Loving father of Tracey Neret and Robert and his wife Brenda Neret and the late Lawrence R. Neret Jr. Grandfather of Maeve and Ella Neret. Brother of the late Alfred Neret Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Tuesday November 12 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours omitted. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Lawrence R. Neret Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Milton Town Hall, c/o Treasurer’s Office, 525 Canton Avenue, Milton, 02186.

Patrick J. “Paddy” Nee


Patrick J. “Paddy” Nee of Milton, formerly of County Galway, Ireland passed away November 8, 2013 at age 75. Son of Anne Nee and the late Martin Nee of Rosmuc. Beloved husband of Margaret (McDonough) Nee of 49 years.  Loving father of Patrick and wife Patricia Nee of Hanover, Paul and wife SungHee Nee of Hopkinton, Margaret and husband Michael Pellegri of Milton, Eileen and husband Walter Heller of Milton. He was “Dado” to grandchildren Micaela, Christina, Alyssa, and Connor Nee of Hanover, Ashley Nee of Hopkinton, Maggie, Madison, and Mason Pellegri of Milton, and Emma and Wallace Heller of Milton.  Also survived by brothers Coleman, Michael, John and Joseph and sisters Mary, Anne, Bridget, Kathleen, Barbara, Nuala and Angela as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends.  Born in Rosmuc, Ireland, Patrick immigrated to Boston as a young man. He served in the US Army during the Kennedy administration. He moved with his growing family to Milton and was a long time parishioner and usher of St. Elizabeth’s Church. He worked for the MBTA and ran a successful real estate business. Paddy’s greatest joys were hearing about his family’s activities and new endeavors. He was always lending his advice, humor and generosity to family and friends. A gifted accordion player, a visit with Paddy always included Irish music, an Irish blessing, and a drink or two.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton on Tuesday, November 12, at 10 A.M.  Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held in the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, on Monday from 4 to 8 P.M. Interment Milton Cemetery.  If desired contributions in Paddy’s memory may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, c/o Team Maggie, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. 

Garry Andre Junior

Garry Andre Junior passed away suddenly Ocotber 23, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church 2223 Dorchester Ave., Saturday, November 9 at 11AM. Visitation will be held an hour prior.

Jane E. (Linehan) McArdle

Jane  E. (Linehan) McArdle, on October 31, 2013,  of Dorchester and Onset.   Beloved wife of the late Charles E. McArdle.   Daughter of the late John J. and Ann (Buckley) Linehan.  Sister of the late John H. “Jack” Linehan. Mother of Chuck R. McArdle and his wife Jen of Dorchester, Carol A. Peterson of Jamaica Plain , Susan E. Lavin of Worcester and Joan P. Griffin and her husband Dan of Franklin.   Also survived by nine grandchildren, one great grandchild , three cousins  and  several nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Brendan Church, 598  Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester on Friday, November 8 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.   Visitation 8:30-9:30 AM prior in Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE. Interment  Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:15 PM.  Former employee New England Telephone.


Aurthurton John Christopher

Christopher, ArthurtonArthurton John Christopher of Mattapan, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday 24 October, 2013 at the age of 65 at the Mt. Auburn Hospital. He was the son of Randolph Christopher and Althea Charles (both deceased) of Dominica, West Indies and the proud father of Anthony Christopher of Connecticut.

He has left to mourn his brothers Erickson, Oliver, Lenox, Stephen, Bernard, Ronnie, Ezard, Syl, and sisters Cyrilla, Pamela, Francisca, and Lovely Christopher. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law Jenny and Emmanuella Christopher, uncles Ray, Denis, Denton, Victor and Chesterfield Christopher, and aunts Ishvella and Jane Christopher and Ezard Racamy.Cousins Marcella Meade, Sandra Volney, Rosmond Joseph, Cyrilla Hector and others too numerous to mention. Nieces Krista, Soraya and Chanda Christopher, grandniece Nisara and nephew Alton Christopher. Other survivors includes Claudette Guye, mother of his only son.

He will be remembered by his close friends Auldrick and June Anselm, Joseph White and family, Clem and Christine Prosper, Vivian Rene, Cecile Joseph, Sonny Vidal,  Gifford and Regina Walsh, Augustus Griffith,  Emmanuel Guye, Jones Peter, Albert Richards, Edward Jarvis, Edmond Tavernier, John Julien and the staff of the Sheraton Hotel. Special mention of his friends Dee, Singh and Emilia Jolly and family.

Funeral service for the l will be held Saturday, November 9, in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave. MILTOM VILLAGE, at NOON. Visitation 11-12pm.