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Robert C. DeAngelis

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Robert C. DeAngelis, of Chelsea, formerly of The Villages, Florida, December 26, 2013. Husband of the late Joanne DeAngelis and the late Helen (Sweeney) DeAngelis. Father of Robert C. DeAngelis Jr. and his fiance Shannon Timilty of Weymouth and the late Nancy McCusker of Hooksett, NH. Grandfather of Robert J. DeAngelis, Ariel McCusker, Seth McCusker, Colleen Cote and Jennifer Movitz. Great-grandfather of Kayla Movitz. Brother of Lillian Dixon of Chelsea and Barbara and her husband Angelo Zakas of Gloucester.  Funeral service at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Tuesday December 31 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation begins at 9:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:15 PM.

Joseph Herve Romain

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Joseph Hervé Romain was a son, a brother, a father, a grand-father, a nephew, a cousin, an uncle and a friend.  He was born in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti on April 16, 1951.  The second of nine children of the late Iliodor Romain and Princina Syverain, he attended primary and secondary schools in Jacmel.  He was the lead singer of “Les Invincibles de Jacmel”.  Hervé moved to Boston in the early 1980’s to follow his mother and siblings. He drove a taxi for the most part and travelled back to Haiti every chance he had.  Hervé “Touvé”, as many called him, was the “man” of the people; everyone was his friend.  He loved helping others.  Photography was his passion; at every gathering, you’ll find him behind his lenses.

Hervé is survived by his mother, Princina Romain, his ex-wife Marie Carmelle David, his children Nirva, Yves Adwenson, Ginadelle, Gary and Evenson, his grand-children Annadelle, Ange Darla, Darilsen, his siblings (biological and adopted) Clerveau, Marie Lourdes, Rose Laure, Patrick, Reynold, Henrick, Phillipe, Kettie, Francoise, Thierie, Lynda, Augustin, Margaret, Irvelt and Immaculee; his brothers and sisters-in-law, countless cousins, nieces and nephews, his uncle Milliadaire Syverain and his aunt and Godmother Orica Constantin.

Richard Underhill Thornton

Thornton, Richard obit photo 001Richard Underhill Thornton, 75, of Yarmouth Port, MA died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on December 18. Richard was born in Boston on February 4, 1938 to the late Dr. John Thornton and Henrietta Underhill Thornton. He grew up in Milton, MA where he attended Milton High School. He was a 1961 graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he excelled at football. After college Richard was a paper executive for many years with Diamond International, Spencer Press, CFK and he co-owned Pleasant Valley Paper Mills. Richard was an avid golfer who won many club championships at his club, the Milton Hoosic Club, as well as other Boston area country clubs. He was also an avid skier and a fantastic Dad. Richard was the devoted husband of the late Judith Williams Thornton and proud father of Kristin Thornton of Redding, CT and Stephanie Thornton Moore Girling  of Westport, CT and William H. Thornton of Westport, CT. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Stephen Girling, and three grandchildren Elizabeth, Savannah and Spencer Girling as well as his sister and brother in law Gail and Alan Shea of Easton, MA. He was pre-deceased by his brothers John J. Thornton and William H. Thornton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Mon., Dec. 23, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Sun, 2- 5 pm. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. If desired contributions in Richard’s memory may be sent to either Milton Animal League, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane Milton, MA 02186 or the Cape Cod Hospital, CCHC Foundation, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601

Vito Loise

Vito Loise of Dorchester, Dec. 16, beloved husband of Barbara ( Dembitzky)  Loise.  Devoted father of Judith Raftery and her husband Michael of Bourne and Bernadette Abreu and her husband Stephen of Norwell. Brother of the late
Phyllis Cesario.  Also survived by 7 grandchildren. Memorial Mass at St. Gregory’s Church , Dorchester,  Sat., Dec. 21, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Fri., 4 – 8 pm. Interment Private. Late member K of C, Columbus Council # 116.  If desired contributions in Vito’s memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6 Waltham, MA 02451-8750

Marion C. Bates

Bates, MarionMarion C. Bates died Dec. 17  , at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Milton  after a lengthy  illness she was 101 . Born in Trenton, New Jersey she  was a graduate of Crosby High School, in Waterbury, CT Class of 1931, and Mass General Hospital Nursing School Class of 1934. She worked as Nurse at Mass General upon graduation until her retirement in 1978. She was a long time member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan. Marion was the beloved sister of Dorothy A.  Bates of Milton and Ruth P. Scott of N.J. and the late Thelma Kohler.  Aunt of Nancy Tyrell and J. Douglas Scott both of N.J. Funeral Service in the  Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday, Dec. 19 , at 10  o’clock. Internment Milton Cemetery. If desired contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to the Mass. General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Fund, MGHNAA, PO BOX 6234, Boston, MA  02114.

Thomas F. Barry

Barry, ThomasThomas F. Barry, of Marshfield, formerly of Milton, December 14, 2013.  Beloved husband of the late Patricia C. (McDonough) Barry.  Loving father of Thomas Barry of Hudson, OH, John Barry of Marshfield, Stephen Barry of Milton, Eileen Schreyer of Stoughton, Patricia Lane of Hershey, PA, David Barry of Bridgewater, Bette Anne Connaughton of Charlottesville, VA, Mary Trabulsi of Weymouth, Michael Barry of Woburn, Kathleen Sawyer of Mansfield and the late James R. Barry.  Brother of Rev. Patrick Barry of Cork, Ireland, Rev. John Barry of Freemont, CA, Michael Barry of Quincy and the late James Barry and David Barry.  Tom is also survived by 18 grandchildren and grandfather to the late Thomas E. Barry.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of The Hills Church, St. Mary’s Rd. Milton, Thursday December 19 at 11:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.  

Vilnis Ruicis

Vilnis Ruicis, of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Milton on December 13, 2013.  Beloved husband of the late Susanne (Minehan) Ruicis.  Loving father of Mara S. Lynch and her husband Michael of Milton. Son of the late Janis and Zenta (Kupcs) Ruicis.   Brother of the late Ansis Ruicis.    Memorial Visitation  at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home , 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Wednesday, December 18, 6-8 PM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Burial will be private.

Elaine M. Lynch

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Elaine M. Lynch  of Dorchester on December 9, 2013, after a brief illness. Dear daughter of Andrea Lynch of Dorchester and the late Thomas Lynch. Loving mother of Alexandria H. Linehan.  Sister of Christine E. Orsie and her husband John L. Orsie  of Braintree, Caroline M. Lynch of Chelmsford, Thomas J. Lynch of Arlington and Brian C. Lynch of Dorchester.   Aunt of Cara and Matthew Orsie. Also survived by many cousins.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St. at  Brook Rd., Milton on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON , Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Elaine’s memory may be made to Elaine M. Lynch Memorial Fund, Enterprise Bank, 185 Littleton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Tel# 978-656-5582.

Kathleen Carney

Kathleen “Kathy” Carney passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by loved ones.  Devoted wife of Richard Carney for 41 years – Kathy and Richard were high school sweethearts.  Kathy was the loving mother of Richard and his wife Jennifer of Sharon, Christopher of Quincy, and Veronica of Dorchester.  Kathy’s joys were her four young grandchildren, Logan, 4 months, Declan, 2, Addy, 4 and Kylie, 10.  She is also survived by Danny and Larry, her younger brothers, who always held a special place in Kathy’s heart.  Kathy loved spending many special occasions with her in-laws, Philip, Donna, Frances and Eddie.  Kathy also leaves many wonderful nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.  An excellent cook, her family will miss her homemade meatballs, macaroni and cheese and lasagna.  She loved sleepovers with her grandchildren and spoiled them rotten, succeeding in her job as grandparent. Kathy loved to dance, and would not be shy about being the first on the dance floor.  She’s undoubtedly up in Heaven singing “I Can’t Get Next to You” by the Temptations with her sister Maryellen, her brothers John and Joe, her sister-in-law Patty and her mother Mary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester on Friday, December 13 at 9:30 A.M.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours will be held in the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, on Thursday from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation in Kathleen’s name be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington D.C., 20004. 

John R. Launie

John R. Launie, of West Yarmouth, formerly of Dorchester, December 8, 2013. Husband of Helen A. (Yovino) Launie and the late Julia G. (DeJoseph) Launie. Father of John R. Launie Jr. of South Boston, Robert N. Launie and his wife Cathy of Westwood, Joseph F. Launie and his wife Frances of Milton and Julie A. Henehan and her husband Joseph of Beverly. Grandfather of Carolyn Nolan, Paul Launie, Anne Marie Launie, Lauren Henehan, Ariana Launie, Jenna Launie and Patrice Henehan. Great-grandfather of Winnie Irene Nolan. Brother of Francis H. Launie of Quincy. John was a retired Treasurer of the MBTA and former Chairman, MBTA Retirement Board.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday December 13 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Windsor Resident Sunshine Fund, 265 N. Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664.