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Francis J. Donovan

Donovan Francis J., July 27, 2013 beloved husband of the late Irene T. ( McInnis) Donovan. Loving father of Richard F. Donovan of Marshfield, Sheila I. Craven of Halifax, Nancy M. Squarey of Wollaston and Marie Fazzina of Marshfield. Devoted brother of Richard Donovan of Norwood. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, Milton , Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., MILTON, Tuesday 4-8 PM. Interment Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad St Quincy, MA 02169. Late employee of Boston Edison.

William J. Cocoris

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William J. Cocoris, Former Owner of Athens Olympia Restaurant

Bill Cocoris passed away peacefully on July 26 at the age of 90.  Born in Dorchester and a livelong resident of Quincy and Milton, for over 50 years Bill owned and ran the landmark Athens Olympia restaurant in Boston’s Theatre District, a gathering place for Boston’s entertainment, medical, and media communities for several generations. As Jack Thomas wrote in the Boston Globe in 1989, the Athens was “the best Greek restaurant in Boston for three-quarters of a century…The understated good taste at the Athens was a reflection of the man who ran it most of this century, Bill Cocoris of Milton.” Bill was a passenger on the infamous TWA flight 847 that was hijacked in 1985 on its returns from Athens. A few days after he was released Thomas sent Bill a note that said, “if the terrorists had tasted your roast shoulder of lamb, they never would have let you go.”

Bill had many passions in his life and pursued each with energy, determination and vigor.  Proud of his Greek heritage, he maintained a residence outside of Athens and travelled to Greece regularly. Bill also was a founding member of St Catherine’s Orthodox Church in Braintree and a member of the American Hellenic Progressive Association (AHEPA,). A lifelong sailor, Bill was a member of the Savin Hill Yacht Club for over 76 years.  Also, an avid sports fan, he was one of the original season ticker holders of the (then) Boston Patriots and a regular attendee at Pats games.  Even a cardiac arrest while skiing at Stratton Mtn. at the age of 78 caused only a temporary pause before he was back skiing on the same mountain less than 2 years later, a sport he continued well into his 80s.  He enjoyed his home at Marina Bay and the friendships he made there. He never stopped living life to the fullest and his love of life was infectious and a joy to all who knew him.

 

He leaves his beloved wife Paula (Zafferes) Cocoris;  his devoted children Christa Cocoris Ayoub and her husband Joseph of Milton and John Cocoris and his partner Monika Poulin of Warwick, RI; loving papou of JC Cocoris, Jamie Cocoris and Nikki Ayoub;  loving sister Helen Shea of Duxbury, MA, his former wife Matia Sculos; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton, MA at 9:00 am followed by Services in St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common St., Braintree, MA at 10:00 am. Visiting hours Monday at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  Burial Milton Cemetery.

James F. Hooley

James F. Hooley, at home in Milton, formerly of Dorchester, July 25, 2013.

Born and raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School. Jim was employed by Boston Edison for 43 years, retiring as a maintenance supervisor in 1994. He had been an active parishioner at Saint Kevin’s Church, serving the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Husband of Claire L. (Walsh) and the late Norma M. (Donovan) Hooley. Father of James W. Hooley and his wife Joanne of West Roxbury, Kevin R. Hooley and his wife Isabel of Chesapeake, VA, Mary M. Palmer and her husband Michael of Milton, Karen M. Hooley of Quincy, John M. Hooley and his wife Barbara of Malden and Anne S. Hooley of Milton. Step-father of Claire Coen and her late husband Jack  of Milton and Marie VanRyen and her husband Jim of Londonderry, NH. Grandfather of Angela, Gregory, Daniel, Gerald, Diana, James, Tom, Bess, Sean and Michael and great-grandfather of Gabriel and Kaleigh. Step-grandfather of Carlene, Brian, Julie and Michael and their children Connor, Shannon, Mia and Jack. Brother of Rita Martin and her husband Ren of Andover, Tom Duchini and his wife Lorraine of Pembroke and the late Mary Hooley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Monday July 29 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Sunday 3-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

James N. Pollard, Jr.

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James Nathanial Pollard Jr. was born to James Pollard Sr. and Lillian Bailey in Belize City, Belize. He had 3 brothers – Bernard, Elwin and Anthony and 5 sisters – Gwendolyn, Marigold, Celia, Estella and Thereseta. He departed this life on July 23, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.

As a young man he attended St. John the Baptist School and received Christ at an early age attending the Salvation Army Church in Belize and Honduras.  In the 1960’s he made the decision to move to Boston where is met his future wife Gladys Pollard and later married in 1966.

James was a hard working man and had many jobs.  In Belize he was a Golden Glove Boxer famously known as one-punch Jimmy and even served as the Mayor of Hattieville for a short while.  During his tenure he met several dignitaries including Princess Margaret of England and the Duke of Edinberg. He was a self-taught carpenter and business owner – opening  a produce market in the Dudley shopping area in the early 1970 and one on Blue Hill Avenue in 1982. A few years later he moved to New York where is worked for Alexander’s Department Store and then became a building supervisor for PWB Management in the Bronx until he retired and moved back to Boston in 2010.

 James was a charismatic and caring man, who made connections and friends very easily and in many of the communities that he lived, children and adults referred to him as “Uncle Jimmy”. He was known for asking if you were doing “good” and if you were, he would reply “I like when you good”.

James Pollard leaves to cherish is loving memory, his wife Gladys Pollard, Claude Pollard of Belize, Carl Pollard, Anne Sheridan of Los Angeles, Denenne Jackson, Steven Pollard and his wife Bernice and Stacey Pollard of Boston, MA, 9 sisters, 5 brothers, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE.  In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in memory of James N. Pollard, Jr., to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

 

Daniel M. Pinnick

PINNICK, DANIEL MICHAEL suddenly, in Randolph July 20, 2013. Loving and devoted father of Jordan M. Lee, Zion M. Roberts and Neriah Roberts. Loving son of Zachary and Maureen (Zion) Pinnick and Denise Uhrig and Ben Cooper, Jr. Grandson of Milton, Sr. and Evelyn Pinnick and the late Marty and Carol Uhrig. Beloved brother of Nakia, Christopher, Kyle and Kayla Pinnick, Jin Ramos, Ben Cooper III, and the late Pamela Barnes. Also survived by many aunts and uncles, he will be cherished by many nieces, nephews, cousins and long time friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 26, at St. Mary’s Church, 211 North Main St. in Randolph at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday July 24, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, MA. Internment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph.

Winifred C. Harraway

 

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Winifred C. Harraway of Milton, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully in her home on July 20, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Harraway.  Cherished and loving mother of Elizabeth Harraway. Winifred is also survived by her niece Karen Roby of West Warwick, RI, her nephews Charles Reid of Richboro, PA, Richard Reid of Billerica, John Reid of West Medford, Robert and Joseph Reid of Mansfield, Ronald Reid of Marlboro and several grand nieces and nephews. 

 After finishing high school, Winifred graduated from Boston Clerical School.  Winifred spent many years working for Veteran’s Services in Boston as well as a number of years working at the District 5 Office of the Boston School Department.  Winifred also spent a number of her “post retirement” years working for an Optometrist in Mattapan Square.  Many of Winifred’s happiest times were spent talking, laughing, and joking with her family.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 26, in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS at 11 o’clock. Visitation Friday from 9 to 11 A.M.  Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Winifred’s name to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 

William F. “Biff” Roberts, Jr.

Roberts_BiffWilliam Francis Roberts, Jr., of Milton, formerly of Rockland, passed away on July 19, 2013.  “Biff” was the beloved husband of 38 years of Constance Kinnealey Roberts.  Loving and proud father of Jeffrey W. Roberts and his wife, Cara Fauci, of Ipswich, Meghan M. Roberts and her husband, Wayne Eddy, of Braintree, Andrew W. Roberts of Abington, and the late Matthew W. Roberts and Mark W. Roberts.  Son of William F. Roberts, Sr. and the late Elizabeth M. Roberts of Rockland.  Brother of J. Michael Roberts of Hanover, Steven A. Roberts of Reading, and Lisa A. Roberts of Braintree.  Loving grandfather (“Pop”) of Anne E. Roberts and William J. Roberts.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Biff was born in San Bernadino, California and was raised in Rockland.  He attended Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton where he met his lifelong friend Steven Sullivan of Stoughton.  He was a graduate of Villanova University class of 1967.  After Villanova, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a platoon lieutenant in the 199th Light Infantry Division in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters for meritorious service.  When Biff returned from Vietnam, he obtained his MBA from Suffolk University and worked in the commercial printing industry for many years.  For the last several years, Biff worked as a concierge at Longfellow Place in Boston, which he enjoyed immensely and formed many wonderful friendships.  Biff’s favorite place was Cape Cod where he loved to spend time with family and friends every summer since his childhood.

Biff’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton for the compassion and caring they showed Biff during his final days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 23, at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 350 Reedsdale Road in Milton at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday, July 22, from 4-8 p.m. in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, MA. Internment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Biff’s memory should be made to The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186.

Gloria Jean Smith

Smith, Gloria Jean framed photoGloria Jean Smith, 70,  of Claymont Delaware, formerly of Boston, died July 16,2013

“Glo” as she was affectionately known was born on October 18, 1942 in Richmond, Virginia to Hazel Wright McNeil and Jessie Hardie. As a child she moved to Wilmington, Delaware where she received her education from James H. Groves Adult High School. Gloria married Calvin Lee Smith Sr. in 1959. The couple later moved to Boston, Massachusetts where Gloria continued her education while raising her family. Gloria graduated with her Associates in Applied Science from Chamberlayne Junior College in 1979. She furthered her education and Graduated from Boston University in 1986 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Social Work.

Gloria worked for the state of Massachusetts as a Social worker for 30 years before she retired. She received a number of awards and recognition from the mayor and governor for her dedicated service and contributions to the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Gloria was a member of Parthenia Temple no. 905 in Boston, Massachusetts. She also served as an usher at her church Timothy Baptist.

Gloria was a very spiritual person and avid writer and reader. She loved life and lived it to the greatest. She was a generous person always giving, volunteering and spreading love wherever she went.

Gloria was the beloved mother of Theresa Ann Smith of DE, Calvin Lee Smith, Jr. of Boston, Pamela Marie Smith of Dorchester, Anthony William Smith of E. Walpole, Devoted sister of Dennis  Hardie, David McNeil, Dale McNeil, Barbara Ann Wells, Linda Marie Mays all of DE and  Jane Wilson of NC. Cherished grandmother of Alturo Smith, Tureka Smith Dennis, Anisha Smith, Joshua Land, Sade Jones, Calvin Smith III, Joseph Bushfan, Malik Harvey, Tikierra Kelliehan, Unique Smith, Umani Smith, Essence Smith, Ebony Smith. Great Grandmother of Jordan Smith and Denzel Carter.  A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 22, in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER  MILLS at  11  o’clock. Visitation Monday from 9   to 11  am. Interment Private. If desired contributions in Gloria’s name may be sent to American Heart Association 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6 ,Waltham, MA 02451-8750.

Teresa M. (Gallagher) Lannon

Teresa M. (Gallagher) Lannon, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Sunday July 14, 2013.

 

Born in Boston, she was raised in Randolph and graduated from Stetson High School, Randolph. Teresa has been a longtime resident of Boston, raising her children in Mattapan and Hyde Park. Mrs. Lannon loved to travel and was an avid reader. As the oldest of eleven children, she assisted in helping to raise her siblings and that carried over when she became a loving mother and devoted grandmother. Mrs. Lannon retired after many years as a library aide at the Roslindale branch of the Boston Public Library.

 

Beloved wife of the late Charles A. Lannon. Loving mother of Joseph E. Lannon and his wife Linda of Milton, Edward J. Lannon and his wife Irene of South Boston, formerly of Duxbury, Susan Ingram and her husband Frederick of Duxbury, Donna MacEwen and her husband Alan and Jack Lannon and his wife Diana of Duxbury. Teresa is survived by nine grandchildren, Nicholas, Gregory, Maria, Julie, William, Micaela and Samantha Lannon and Jack and Evangeline MacEwen. Sister of John Gallagher of FL, Dorothy Gallagher of NH, Peter Gallagher of Halifax, Kathleen Lundy of AL, Michael Gallagher of Halifax and the late Charles Gallagher, Mary Flynn, Paul Gallagher, James Gallagher and Walter Gallagher. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Thursday July 18 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Wednesday 3-7 PM. Interment Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Thursday 1:00 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Teresa’s memory may be made to March of Dimes, 112 Turnpike Road, Suite 102, Westborough, MA, 01581.

Marianna (Doyle) Hannigan

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Marianna Hannigan, formerly Mary Ann Doyle of Malden, died on Saturday, July 13, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, of colon cancer. She was 75.

Marianna was the daughter of the late John J. Doyle and Alice (Smith) of Malden and wife of the late Frank E. Hannigan, Jr.  She is survived by her five children: Theresa M. Hannigan (and husband Keith Dyer) of Manchester, NH, Francis E. Hannigan, III (and wife Jame Richards) of Monroe, CT, Joseph M. of Randolph, Julie A. of South Burlington, VT, and John P. of Quincy, MA.   She is also survived by four grandchildren Joceyln Girton, Nicholas Dyer, Grace and Frances Mae Richards-Hannigan. She is also survived by her beloved brother John J. Doyle, Jr. and his wife Patricia Cuqua Doyle of Waltham and many nieces and nephews.

She graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Brighton and graduated from Regis College in 1959 with a degree in sociology. Fresh out of college she volunteered for a year as a third-grade teacher in Corozal, Puerto Rico, under the auspices of the Regis College Lay Apostolate. Her community in Puerto Rico called her by the Spanish translation of her name and thus she became “Marianna” for the rest of her life. In 1960 she began working as a social worker for the state’s Division of Child Guardianship in the Lawrence office. After receiving her master’s degree in social work from Boston College in 1964, she continued working as a social worker for the state of Massachusetts in the Adoption Placement Unit until 1970.

During the 1970s she deepened her involvement in the community. She was a founding board member of the Neponset Health Center in 1971, helping to bring much-needed healthcare to the citizens of Dorchester. She also became active in local politics, working to elect Kathleen Sullivan to the Boston School Committee and serving as a local coordinator for Michael Dukakis’ campaign for governor. She was named an Associate Commissioner of the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) for four years. She was also a member of the Ashmont-Adams Neighborhood Association.
A daily communicant and very active parishioner in St. Mark’s Church in Dorchester, she served as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, Pre-Cana instructor, wedding coordinator and member of the Saint Mark’s Area Civic Association. She was also president of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and member of the board and treasurer of Friends of the Sick and Poor.

Known for her benevolence, she helped many people find jobs, apartments, clothes, furniture,   and she helped many understand and overcome bureaucratic red tape to take advantage of life-changing opportunities, many of which she had brought to their attention. Many people found meals, advice, warmth and comfort in the home she established in Dorchester 43 years ago with her husband, Frank. She will be tremendously missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.

Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills, on Wednesday from 4-8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester on Thursday, July 18th at 10 AM.  Interment at Milton Cemetery.  Relatives and friends invited.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Marianna’s name may be made to St. Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124 or The Boston Latin School Association, 101 Huntington Avenue, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02199 or www.blsa.org.