Dolan Funeral Home

Mary Leigh Feloney


Mary Leigh (Marchand) Feloney, from Milton, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family,  Tuesday October 15, 2013.  Beloved wife of John A. Feloney, Jr., mother of Mary Leigh Sullivan of Milton, John A. Feloney III, of South Weymouth, Thomas E. Feloney and Peter J. Feloney both of Milton.  Grandmother of John IV, Laura, Nicholas, Christine, Ritchie, Colleen, Patrick, Leigh, Kate, Lucy, Molly, Ryan, Taylor and Dylan.  Daughter of the late Edgar and Eleanor (McGrath) Marchand.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road, Milton, Friday October 18 at 11:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  Visiting hours private.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mary Leigh’s name to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905,  

Epsie Y. “Bonnie” Maddrey

Bonnie was born on December 21, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia she was third eldest daughter to the late Fannie R. Maddrey and Williams Taylor. She came to Boston in 1957 and attended GirlsHigh   School.  She worked as a sales associate at the Salvation Army.  She was a volunteer at Eastern Service Workers Association. She worked at W.A.I.T.T. House. She love children and she babysat all her nieces and nephews, neighborhood and friends children. She was a loving caring person and anyone who came to know her loved her.  She loved talking on the phone, you tell her to call back in 5 or 10 minutes or even hour she would call you back on that minute or hour promptly.  She was dedicated and obsessed with Michael Jackson, wrestling, puzzles and card games. Her favorite color was red she called it million dollar red. She leaves to mourn her sons Ramon and Marlon Maddrey of Boston, her grandchildren Ramon, DeShaun, Ashley, Ramara and great grandchild LaZias. Her best friend Serena and Cousin Linda. Her siblings Mabel, late William, Larry of Decatur, Georgia, Vivian Jones, Ronald, late Patricia, Lillie, Shelina, Maria and Sabrina Maddrey all of Boston, MA and host of relatives and friends.

Although absent from the body and present with the Lord the memory of your spirit will always be in our hearts its goodbye for now – but not forever.

Visiting Hours will be from 10 – 12 Weds. in the Bethel Baptist Church, 18 St. James St., Roxbury, MA. Service will follow at noon. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Dorothy Verne Johnson Henry

Dorothy Henry, a longtime resident of Greenwich, CT and Edgartown, MA passed away on October 9th. She was 83 years old.

Mrs. Henry was born on June 15th, 1930, to Howard Deering Johnson and his wife, Dorothy. Her father was the founder of the restaurant chain Howard Johnson’s ,recognized as the largest restaurant chain in the world throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. Mr. Johnson started the business with single soda fountain in 1925.

Mrs. Henry was educated at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA before continuing on to Briarcliffe Junior College and the New York School of Interior Design. Mrs. Henry’s greatest passion was her family. Her two sons, William and Joshua were her greatest sources of pride and devotion. Throughout her life she served on many boards and committees, including the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich and the board of Tabor Academy. She also served as the director of the Howard Johnson Foundation for many years.

She loved to socialize, and was a hostess without equal. She will be remembered as a woman who held her door open for friends and family, as she delighted in bringing people together.  She enjoyed memberships of the Jupiter Island Club, the Field Club of Greenwich, the Colony Club of New York City, and perhaps her favorite, the Edgartown Yacht Club, where she organized dances and was formerly the head of senior entertainment and a member of the House Committee.

Mrs. Henry was an avid traveler throughout her life, visiting countless countries while delighting in taking her growing family of children and grandchildren with her. Though a resident of Greenwich, CT, she shared a deep love for Martha’s Vineyard, where she summered for over fifty years. She was a lover of culture, rare antiques, and beautiful interiors, with her taste greatly influenced by her travels and studies. Her attention to detail, gracious hospitality and devotion to style will be her legacy for many years to come.

Mrs. Henry was deeply beloved and is survived by her brother, Howard Brennan Johnson and his family, her two sons, William and Joshua, her daughters in law, Olivia and Christine, her six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, though many more thought of “Dottie” as family as well.

A private graveside service for family will be held in Milton, MA in the coming week. A memorial gathering is scheduled for next summer in Edgartown, MA.In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Henry had wished for donations to be made in her memory to the Boys and Girls Club of the donor's choice.

She was a true force of nature and the very definition of what a matriarch should be. She will be terribly missed.

Rev. Thomas J. Naughton

Naughton, Rev. ThomasRev. Thomas J. Naughton, a retired priest for the Archdiocese of Boston, died at Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, Sunday October 6, 2013.  Loving son of the late Thomas and Julia (Carroll) Naughton and brother of Carol A. Naughton of Milton and the late Paul Naughton. A graduate of Milton High School in 1952, he was ordained a Catholic Priest on February 2, 1961 by Bishop Jeremiah Minihane at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury.  H is first assignments were at Saint John Church, North Cambridge, MA and Saint Kevin’s Church in Uphams Corner, Dorchester. Fr. Naughton received a Master’s Degree in Education from North Carolina State University and from 1965 – 1967, he taught Theology and Medical Ethics at Emmanuel College. Fr. Naughton entered active duty in the United States  Army in September of 1970.  Fr. Naughton was a Bronze Star recipient and served in Korea, Vietnam, Alaska, Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Carlyle Barracks, Pennsylvania and then three tours at Fort Bragg, NC with the special forces.  He retired from the U. S. Army a Lt. Colonel. Fr. Naughton returned  to Boston  in 1991 and was assigned to Beth Israel Hospital as chaplain for three years.  His next assignments were Immaculate Conception Church, Winchester, Saint Martha and Mary Church, Lakeville, then chaplain at New England Medical Center in 2009. He was a temporary administrator of St. Mary of the Angel’s Church, Roxbury and St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Milton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Hills Church, Saint Mary’s Road, Milton Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 AM, with Bishop Robert F. Hennessey, principal celebrant. Fr. Naughton will lie in state  at Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Friday, 4-7 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Society of St. Simon of Cyrene, PO Box 54, South Boston, MA 02127.

Addie Desmond-Mosley

Desmond-Mosley, AddieAddie Desmond-Mosley, at the age of 66, departed this life, at her home surrounded by her husband and extended family, on the morning of October 5, 2013. Addie was born on June 17th, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts. Addie is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Irving Mosley. Addie survived her father James Boler, mother, Eva Warren Boler, and brother James Boler, Jr. Addie was the stepmother of three and the grand-stepmother of ten children. Addie was a longtime Security Officer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and had recently retired. Addie had a remarkable voice and loved to sing for her family and friends. Addie also loved dogs and all kinds of animals. She had a penchant for collecting precious things. Elephants were her favorite things to collect. Funeral service Friday October 11, 2013 at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. Viewing will be at 10 AM, followed by Service at 11AM, with interment following the service at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park.

William V. Drummey

Drummey, WilliamWilliam V. Drummey, age 72,  of Quincy, formerly of Milton, died at Quincy Medical Center, Wednesday October 2, 2013.  Born in Boston, Mr. Drummey was raised in Milton and attended Saint Agatha School. He graduated from Saint John’s Preparatory  School, Danvers and Boston College. A long time resident of Quincy, Mr. Drummey was an accountant for the Durgin Park Restaurant in Boston prior to his retirement. Father of William V. Drummey, Jr. and Debra L. Bayliss and her husband, Michael, all of Texas. Brother of the late John Drummey and Joseph Drummey.  Also survived by 4 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday, October 11 at 10:30 AM. Visiting hours in the Chapman & Dolan Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday 5 – 8 pm. Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

Joan M. Miller

Miller, JoanJoan M. (Sullivan) Miller, of Milton, an active member of St. Agatha Parish, died on Sunday, October 6 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton. She was 75. Born in Boston and raised in the city’s Mission Hill neighborhood, Joan was a graduate of Mission High School. From Mission Hill, Joan moved to Brighton where she raised her family and then Belmont, Braintree and Bridgewater with family until moving to Milton in 2006. Joan’s move to Milton was a significant change for a woman whose life was so devoted to caring for her family.  For the first time, she was able to do more of the things she enjoyed. A faithful Catholic and avid sports fan, she found a home in the community of St. Agatha Parish and enjoyment in watching sports. At St. Agatha’s, she was active in the Legion of Mary, Eucharistic adoration and the traditional choir, which so rekindled an interest in music that Joan recently started taking piano lessons.  When it came to sports, she cheered most for her grandchildren at their games but still proudly followed her Red Sox and Patriots. Joan was the beloved wife of the Late John Miller, Jr., the devoted mother of Nancy Stuart and her husband Daniel of Braintree, Judith Campbell and her husband Gregory of Texas, David Miller, BPD and his wife Rosemary of Bridgewater, and Kathryn Cirino and her husband John of Charlton; the cherished “Grandma” and Nannie” to Brian, Stephen, Alexander, Jessica, David, Jr., Emily and Kathleen and the loving sister to Janet Chaput of Arlington and the late James J. Sullivan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton on Friday, October 11 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday, 4-8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Friends of the Milton Council on Aging Transportation Fund 10 Walnut St. Milton, MA 02186.

Rose M. Casey

Rose M. Casey, a retired secretary, died at William B. Rice Eventide Home, Quincy, Monday October 7, 2013. Born in Boston, Rose was a graduate of Dorchester High School and Bentley College. She moved to Milton in 1954. Rose was a secretary, working for the United States Weather Bureau, NASA and retiring from Thompson Steel. Beloved daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Callahan) Casey. Sister of Alice F. Casey of Milton and the late Mary L. Casey. Cousin of Natalie Fultz of Milton and the late Louise LeGrice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday October 10 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hour at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday 9:00 – 10:00 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to William B. Rice Eventide Home, 215 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Sr. Mary Jovita Flynn, mfic

Sr. Mary Jovita Flynn, mfic, of Newton, a beloved member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters for 79 years, died at Saint Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, Monday October 7, 2013. Loving daughter of the late Declan and Mary (Lehane) Flynn, sister of the late Alice Flynn, aunt of Joan Dwyer of Ireland and cousin of James Flynn of Belmont. Also survived by her Missionary Franciscan sisters and many friends.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458, Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 AM. A visiting hour will be held prior to the Mass, 9:00-10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in Sr. Mary Jovita’s memory may be sent to the Franciscan Sisters Retirement Fund, at the address listed above.

Brenda Connelly


Brenda M. Connelly of Milton, Dorchester and Hull;  October 4, 2013. Daughter of the late Daniel and Marjorie O’Connor.   Beloved wife of the late Walter J. Connelly, Esq.  Loving mother of The Rev. Walter J. Connelly, Jr. and his spouse Daniel Dalo of Winthrop,  Brendan D. Connelly and his wife Tina of Port Coquiltlam, B.C., Matthew R. Connelly and his wife Tina of Franklin and Neil J. Connelly and his wife Chelsea of Franklin. Sister of Sheila O’Connell and her husband Daniel of Framingham, William O’Connor and his wife Mary Jean of Marblehead, the late Thomas O’Connor and his wife Mary O’Connor of Hingham. Devoted grandmother of Madeline, Jackie, Sean, Shelby, Kaitlyn, Ryan and Maeve.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Rd. at Randolph Ave. Milton.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Visitation Tuesday 4-8 PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. EAST MILTON.  Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Brenda may be made to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA-Boston, P.O. Box 102, 115 Mill St., Belmont, MA 02478).