Dolan Funeral Home

Elaine M. (Hurley) Lyons

Elaine M. (Hurley) Lyons, 72, died at home in Milton on June 27, surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Dorchester, she was a graduate of Saint Gregory School and Boston College. She received her Masters in Education at Boston State. Mrs. Lyons was a former third grade teacher in the City of Quincy at the Mass Fields School. After raising her children, she became the Audiovisual Coordinator at Milton Academy. Beloved wife of Paul V. Lyons. Loving mother of Judith Lyons of Quincy, Maureen Trowbridge and her husband Peter of Watertown, Paula Lyons of South Boston and Joseph Lyons and his wife Kristen of Houston, TX. Cherished grandmother of Peter, William, Caroline and Audrey. Daughter of the late William and Mary (Tobin) Hurley. Sister of Marie Fitzpatrick and her husband Edward of Hingham. Sister-in-law of Robert Lyons and his wife Virginia of Needham. Niece of Dorothy Connors of Dorchester. Elaine is also survived by two wonderful nephews and their families. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Tuesday July 2, at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Quincy Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund at 590 Hancock St. Quincy, MA 02171.

Finn McCarthy

McCarthy, Finn


Finn McCarthy, formerly of Skibbereen County Cork, Ireland and Dorchester, passed away peacefully, Friday June 28, 2013.  Loving husband of Helen (Walsh) McCarthy, happily married for 63 years.  Loving father of Denis and his wife Donna of Marshfield, Edward and his wife Helen of Franklin, Finbar and his wife Paula of Dedham, Maureen O’Donnell of Dorchester, Eileen Coughlin and the late Robert Coughlin of Pembroke, Patricia and her husband Chris Ferraro of Lakeville, Richard and his wife Maureen of Hanover and Helen and her husband Declan Hourihan of Dorchester.  Also survived by 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Loving brother of Charles of Waltham and John Joe of Country Cork, Ireland and the late Eileen Hagarty and Denis (Sonny) McCarthy.  Finn is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Former member of Carpenters Local #67. Devoted parishioner of St. Gregory’s Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Monday July 1 at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.   Relatives and friend invited to attend.  Visitation Sunday, 4-8 in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Finn to Catholic TV Channel, 34 Chestnut St. Watertown, MA 02471, 617-923-0220.

Rita J. Pino

Rita J. Pino, 71, of Cambridge formerly of Milton passed away on June 27, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.  Beloved sister of Marie Falso and her late husband Frederick of Stoughton, Frank Pino and his wife Gina of Lexington and John and his wife Janet of Mashpee.  Loving aunt of Robert Falso, Lisa Falso-Doherty and her husband John, John M. Pino and Molly Miller, Tonya Pino, Melissa Pino, Jason Pino and his fiancé Jesse Lawson, Alexander Fetbroth and Jaclyn Serafina.  She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.  Rita was predeceased by her parents Dominico and Dominica Pino and her siblings Emily Pino, Anthony Pino and Joseph Pino.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 Saint Mary’s Road in Milton on Tuesday at 10 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, on Monday from 3-8 P.M.  Entombment Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

Brian O. Tirado



 of Boston unexpectedly June22, 2013 beloved son of Oscar Tirado and Juana Fernandez. Loving brother of Oscar, Francisco, Cynthia, Casilda, Itza and Amanda. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated Saturday in the Congregation  of Lion of Judah, 68 Northampton St., Boston, MA 02118 at 9 AM. Relatives and Friends invited. Visiting Hours from the  Church, Friday 6 – 9 PM.

Josephine O. Bastey


Bastey, Josephine


Josephine Oteri Bastey , 95 , died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Marina Bay Skilled Nursing Center,  peacefully after a long illness with dementia.  She was the wife of the late Col. John L. Bastey.

Born on October 2, 1917, in Messina, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Lucia (Rizzo) Oteri.  Josephine was well known and loved by many as a beautician in Hanson, MA for many years. 

She played and enjoyed organ music.  An avid bingo player and most of all a fantastic cook, no one left her house without being fed. 

She was the loving mother of Rosemary Oteri of Holbrook, MA, Lucia Cobb of Norwood, MA, Warren Paul Cobb of Pembroke, MA and Carol A. Isa of Texas.  Beloved sister to Connie Prunty of Bixby, Ok, and the late Benito Oteri and John Oteri.  Grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 15.

 Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, June 30 at 6:00 PM, in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON. Relatives and friends respectfully invited.  Visiting hours Sunday,  2-6 prior to service.

Family only private burial , Blue Hills Cemetery at a later date.

James C. Newell

Newell_James0005James C. Newell of Milton, June 23, beloved husband of Nancy (Vitt) Newell. Devoted son of Eleanor ( Williams) Cavanaugh of Milton.  Bother of Jerome Newell Cavanaugh and Tara O’Meara both of Milton.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha’s Church, MILTON, Sat. June 29,  at 10:30 am. Interment Private. Late US Army Veteran  Vietnam. In lieu of flowers donations in Jim’s name may be sent to the, Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Jim was a member of the Boston Writers Guild. Jim loved sports, especially hockey, he liked to kayak, and most of all he loved his family.


Ida Watson Jones

Watson_Ida1Ida Watson Jones, 43, of Boston died peacefully in Mass General Hospital on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Born in Boston, Ma. on April 28, 1970. Daughter of Leon “Bubby” Watson, Sr. and the late Ellen “MA” Watson. She was the wife of Dexter Jones. Ida was the loving mother of Nathan Watson, Desmond Lambright, Ashley Lambright and James “Peanut” Watson. Also survived by her grandchild Nathan Messiah Watson. Sister of James Watson, Ronald Watson, Leon Watson II, Paul Watson, Sheila Watson, Leona Watson, and the late Vanessa Watson.

A life long Boston resident, Ida was friendly, caring and a good listener. Ida was a graduate of Madison Park High School. She was a person of many accomplishments. Ida attended Rob Roy Academy where she obtained a cosmetology certificate. She received a pharmacy training certificate from the Health Training Center. She also received a medical office specialists certificate. A beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and grandmother, Ida enjoyed being around her family and friends.

Funeral Service to be celebrated  in Jubilee Christian Church, 1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan., Friday, June 28 at 11:00 o’clock. Visitation at the church prior to the service from 9:00  – 11:00 am. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park, Saturday, June 29, at 11:00 o’clock

Mary Nangeroni

Nangeroni, MaryMary Fae (Hunt) Nangeroni transitioned peacefully on June 23rd. Mary was born Jan 9, 1922 in Albion, PA to Ernest Percy Hunt and Fae Vira Hunt (Mellish). She came from an artistic and musical family; her mother painted and her father played violin.  The family farmed in California and later Farmington Maine where Mary and her brothers Arthur, Ken, Gordon, Ernest and Douglas befriended a bear, a skunk and squirrels.  Her brothers and sister Edith preceded her in death.

From an early age Mary took piano, organ and voice lessons.  She graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a major in voice and organ.  While in Boston she met her husband Ambrose Nangeroni who she married in 1943.  Together they raised a small orchestra of 8 musical children.  They moved to Milton in the late ‘40s and remained together until Ambrose died in 1996.

Much of her life was dedicated to social justice and civil rights issues.  Mary was a tireless volunteer committed to helping end racism, domestic violence, poverty and other inequalities. She helped form, and served a term as president of, the Milton Civil Rights Fellowship.  She served as board president of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program, Boston’s voluntary school desegregation program.  She also volunteered at Freedom House.  In the summer she brought carloads of kids from Dorchester and Roxbury to her house to swim in the pool.  She also volunteered at Rosie’s Place (a sanctuary for poor and homeless women) and DOVE, an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.  She was a founder of the Milton Meals on Wheels program dedicated to ending hunger for seniors.  Mary also volunteered with Hospice and often gave caretakers a day off by sitting with those who were ill and dying.  She also served as an organist and choir director for several churches.  She was recognized for her exceptional volunteer work at Milton Hospital where she led weekly sing-alongs and did other volunteer work for more than 20 years. More recently she helped form Milton’s branch of the No Place for Hate program.

In the mid 1970s Mary was recognized for her community work with a Certificate of Appreciation for services rendered to the Boston Branch of the NAACP Educational Committee.  She was honored by the Milton Mattapan Clergy Association in 2001 for her role in fighting for equality in Milton.  Calling her an “unsung hero if there ever was one”, they presented her with their Candle of Peace for living a life of justice.  In 2010 the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association recognized Mary for “offering her best to the community of Fuller Village by attending to the struggles and joys shared.”

Known for her generosity, Mary had a reputation for creating delicious and artfully decorated bakery goods including wedding and birthday cakes, gingerbread houses, marzipan shaped into fruit, cookies and sweet breads.  She was an amazing gardener with more than a green thumb, known for being able to resurrect any plant.  She also loved to read.  Perhaps one of her greatest pleasures was visiting and playing games like scrabble with her large and diverse family and friends who miss the kindness of her spirit and her wry humor.

Mary is survived by her children, Ambrose E. Nangeroni and wife Linda of VA, Paul Nangeroni and wife Vickie of MD, Marna Onorato and husband John of Wrentham, Mary Granda and husband Ray of Franklin, Nancy Nangeroni and partner Gordene of Beverly, Peter Nangeroni and wife Sandra of Westwood, Terri Nangeroni and partner Cheryl of AZ, and Ruth Nangeroni of VT.  She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A Mass will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton, Fri June 28, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON,  will be Thurs, 4-8 pm.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  Contributions in Mary’s name may be sent to Milton Meals on Wheels, c/o South Shore Elder Services, 1515 Washington St.  Braintree, MA 02184 or to D.O.V.E., Inc. P.O. Box 690267, Quincy, MA. 02269.

Bernice E. (Hobbs) Donovan



Donovan, Bernice 


Bernice E. (Hobbs) Donovan  of Milton, age 100 years,  died peacefully in her home on Sunday,  June 16, 2013.   Born in Hingham,  on August 28, 1912, the daughter of the late Harry and Nora (Feeley) Hobbs.  Bernice was an ” Ocean Girl” growing up in Nantasket and was secretary to the Town Clerk of  Hull.

A long time Milton resident, Bernice was the wife of the late J. Joseph Donovan.    She excelled as a homemaker, great cook and was an accomplished seamstress.  A person of many interests Bernice  was  a member of the Milton Art Association, Girl Scout leader, taught C.C.D., enjoyed traveling and reading.  A lover of nature, she enjoyed bird watching, gardening and loved her dogs.

Bernice was the loving mother of John J. Donovan, Jr.  of Hanover, NH and Judith A. Donovan McCurdy of Attleboro.  Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8  great grandchildren.  Sister of the late Harry Hobbs, Charles Hobbs and Walter Hobbs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Rd at Randolph Ave. , Milton.  Relatives and friends invited to attend.  Interment Milton Cemetery.  Visitation Friday 4-8 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Bernice’s name may be made to Milton Cemetery Gift Fund, 211 Centre St. Milton, MA 02186,  Milton Animal League, 181 Governor Stoughton Ln, Milton, MA 02186 or Holy Union Sisters for the Ministry in Haiti/Nutrition Center Program,  PO Box 410, Milton, MA 02186. 

The family wishes a special thank you to Dr. Mark Hodgeman, Ruby, Radha and Peace of Mind, Inc.

Denise (Souther) Barron

Barron, Denise #1Denise (Souther) Barron of Milton , June 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Daniel T. Barron.  Devoted mother of Daniel V. Barron and Casey E. Barron, both of Milton. Sister of Dottie M. Doherty and her husband James of Milton. Sister-in-law of James Barron of RI. Dear friend of Lawrence Beauchamp of Dracut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday, June 21 at 12 Noon.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Thursday 4-8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.  If desired contributions in Denise’s memory may be sent to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7295.