Dolan Funeral Home

Reginald M. Cox

Reginald M. Cox, a retired mechanic for General Dynamics, died at his home in Dorchester, Saturday November 10, 2012. He was 79 years old. Born in St. George, Grenada, he has been a longtime Boston resident. Beloved husband of Eldica (Thanis) Cox. Funeral service at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 73 Columbia Road, Dorchester, Thursday November 15 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday 7-9 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Peter J. Murphy

Peter J. Murphy, age 70, of Milton, Nov. 10, beloved son of the late David L. and Dorothy V. (Dever) Murphy.  Devoted brother of David L. Murphy, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Milton, Richard F. Murphy of Chelsea, Dorothy L. Banks and her husband Robert of Scituate and Philip D. Murphy and his wife Kate of Milton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, grandniece and grandnephews.  A graveside service will be held in Milton Cemetery, Friday, Nov. 16, at 11 o’clock.  Relatives and friends invited. If desired contributions in Peter’s name may be sent to William B. Rice Eventide Home, 215 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Sister Eileen O’Leary, MFIC

Sister Eileen O’Leary MFIC, passed away at Saint Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, November 9, 2012. Born in Somerville, MA Sister Eileen attended St. Catherine’s Parochial School and St. Clement’s High School. Having made profession as a Missionary Franciscan Sister in Newton, MA in 1957, she spent her life of ministry as an educator, pastoral associate and secretary. She worked in Brooklyn and Syracuse, NY, Little Falls, MN, Richboro, PA, Rome, Italy and in Milton, Needham, Wellesley, Newton and Framingham, MA. Sister Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Bridget O’Leary, her siblings, Catherine, James, Francis and Daniel. She is survived by her brother John, her sisters-in-law Mary Ellen and Annie Jo and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will also be deeply missed by her Franciscan community. Visiting hours Tuesday November 13 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel, 790 Centre Street, Newton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the chapel Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 12, Watertown & The Knights and Ladies of Saint Finbarr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Sisters’ Retirement Fund, 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Russell Hardiman

Russell Hardiman, a retired construction laborer, died Thursday November 8, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Cathedral of the Holy Cross Lower Chapel, 1400 Washington Street, Boston, Wednesday November 14 at 10:00 AM. Visitation begins at 9:30 AM in the chapel. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.

Margaret “Peg” (McCabe) O’Neill

O’Neill – Margaret “Peg” (McCabe), Age 101 a lifelong resident of Milton, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.  Peg was the loving wife of the late James P. O’Neill of Milton.  She is the cherished mother of Maura Overlan of Middletown, RI and mother-in-law of the late S. Francis Overlan, son Frank O’Neill and wife, Juanita of Milton, and son James, and wife Sandra of Weymouth.  Nan was the devoted grandmother of Erin O’Neill of Somerville, Michael O’Neill of Newport, RI, Gregory O’Neill of Quincy and Courtney O’Neill of South Weymouth. She is survived by her sister, Hannah McCabe of Milton, her sister-in-law Lorraine McCabe of Brockton and predeceased by her sisters Ellen and Mary McCabe and brother William J. McCabe. She was a graduate of St. Gregory’s High School. She was a charter member of St. Elizabeth’s Parish and president of the Women’s Sodality and a member of the Milton Rotary Club. Peg was ageless and continued making friends her entire life as evidenced by her 100th birthday party celebrated with 100 of her closest friends and family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Tuesday November 13 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Monday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

John F. Regan, Sr.

John F. Regan, Sr. of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester and Sudbury, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 9, 2012.  He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Pat (Riseling) Regan.  Devoted father of Tricia Regan Rullo, husband Paul, Kathleen Regan, and John F. Regan, Jr., wife Catherine.  Grandfather of Kelly and Mary Regan, and Patrick Ferris.  Brother of James P. Regan and his late brother Daniel Regan, and sister Mary Regan.  He is also survived by an abundance of nieces and nephews. Graduate of Boston College High School and Saint Bonaventure University. John served two tours in the Republic of Vietnam in the 4th Infantry Division in the Central Highlands, and later with the Riverine Patrol and the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta.  His awards include the Bronze Star, with two Oak Leaf Clusters, as well as the Air Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. John was a National Service Officer for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) from 1973-1997, serving in the Washington DC Service Office and the Boston Regional Office.  He also served as the DAV Massachusetts State Commander from 1997-1998.   One of his many honors as a National Service Officer, he received the “Man of the Year” award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.  Lastly, he was a life long Patriots fan and Season Ticket holder. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday November 13, in Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy at 12 Noon.  Visiting hours Tuesday in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, 9:00 – 11:00 am. Interment Tuesday at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:30 pm. If desired contributions in John’s memory may be sent to any Veterans Charity.

Phillip William Nimeskern

Phillip William Nimeskern, aged 82, passed away on November 7, 2012 after a brief illness.  The son of the late George and May Nimeskern, he was a lifelong resident of Quincy.   During the Korean conflict, he served in the US Army.  After leaving the Army, he worked as an electronics technician for the Federal Aviation Agencyand was Sector Chief in charge of the Winthrop Radar Site.  After retirement, he taught avionics at Wentworth Institute of Technology for several years.  He volunteered  as a member of Project RE-SEED, mentoring science in the Quincy Public Schools. He was an avid fisherman who could fillet a minnow if a grandchild had caught it.  Phill was a passionate reader interested in science and many other  subjects.  He was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, West Quincy.  He was active as a Boy Scout leader and was Cub Master for Pack 30 and Scout Master for Troop 32.  He is a member of the American Legion, Cyril P. Morrisette Post #294. He is survived by Jeanne (Otis) Nimeskern, his wife of 60 years.  He is also survived by his sister, Betty Nimeskern of Springfield, MA.  His beloved children are Patricia and her husband Jerry Gager  of Laurel, Maryland; Phillip Nimeskern and his wife Lynn Noel of Waltham, MA;  Kathryn O’Neill and Tim Wong of Marlborough, MA; Beth and her husband David Rossi of Pepperell, MA;  and Debra and her husband James Silva of Wareham, MA.  His beloved grandchildren are Michael Gager of Crofton, MD; William and his wife Katherine Gager of Columbia, MD; Jeanette and her husband Matthew Stair of Burtonsville, MD; James Rossi of Allston, MA; Patrick Rossi of Ketchum, ID and Kaitlyn Rossi of Pepperell, MA.  Phill leaves many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent St., Quincy, Tuesday, November 13 at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON, Monday 4 – 8 pm. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:00 pm.   If desired contributions in Phillip’s memory may be sent to St. Mary’s Church.

Lucy E. Branca

Lucy E. Branca, age 98, of Quincy November 8, 2012.  Beloved Sister of the late Filomena Gullifa, Eugene, Joseph and Alfred Branca. Devoted Aunt to Robert, Thomas, Paul, William, Richard, Jane, Donald and Nancy Branca. Also survived by multiple great and great-great nieces and nephews, her Sister –in –Law Anne Branca of Scituate and her best friend, Claire Costello of Milton. Long time, active parishioner @ St. Agatha’s Church in Milton and a member of The Proparvulis Club. An avid world traveler and an accomplished Artist, Lucy was a  graduate of The Boston Clerical School and retired after 38 years as a Senior Laboratory Assistant @ the Boston City Hospital Mallory Institute of Pathology.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Monday November 12 at 10:30 am. Visitation Monday in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON,  from 9 – 10 am. Interment  Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lucy’s memory may be made to The Carroll Center for the Blind (770 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458) or to the Braille and Talking Book Library at the Perkins School for the Blind (175 North Beacon St. Watertown, MA 02472). Lucy’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Allerton House and Hancock Park in Quincy for their kindness and extraordinary care.

Scratchrel Daley

Scratchrel Daley, of Dorchester, October 22, 2012. Fondly called Scratchie, Scratchrel Daley was the third child born to Ellen and Samuel Daley on March 10, 1946 in Kitson Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies.  He attended the Kitson Town Primary School and graduated passing the First, Second and Third Jamaica Local Exams.  He attended Cobla Trade Training Center and Knox College graduating with a certificate in Lithography in 1963.  He worked at the Jamaica Gleaner Company as a printer for a short time. In 1965 he joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force and served as a Police Officer stationed in Cedar Valley St. Thomas and later transferred to Hunts Bay Station in Kingston, Jamaica. He migrated to the United States in 1969 and lived in New York with his then wife Lurline and the union produced son Steven Patrick Daley.  He later moved to Boston where he was reunited with beloved Sylvie, this union produced a son Peyton Daley. He worked at General Dynamics Shipyard in Quincy for over 10 years as a ship fitter until the plant closed.  During this time he also worked at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary as a HVAC mechanic where he completed 38 years of service.  He was planning his retirement in November 2012. He enjoyed listening to music, watching Politics on his favorite station MSNBC and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sutilda Parker and brother Dudley Hill. He became ill in July 2012 and fought a courageous battle with Gastric cancer.  He passed away peacefully at Spaulding Rehab Hospital surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn, his wife Jestina (Sylvie), sons Steven and Peyton, 3 grandsons Demari, Jaire and Jordan, a granddaughter April, sister Ambrozene Daley-Coleman, brother Roderick Nathan Daley in England, 13 nephews, 15 nieces other relatives, friends and coworkers.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at Greenwood Memorial Methodist Church, Saturday November 10 at 10:00 AM. Visitation begins at 9:00 AM at the church. Interment Saint Michael’s Cemetery.

Georgina “Sis” Race

Georgina “Sis” Race, age 88, formerly of Dorchester, on October 27, 2012, in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Beloved wife of the late Donald L. Race Sr.. Cherished mother of Donna D’Angelo and her husband John of Wind Gap, PA, David Race of St. Charles, MO, Donald Race Jr. and his wife Kathy of Whitman, MA, and John Race and his wife Janet of Middleboro, MA. Proud Nana to 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Loving sister of Ruth Foster of Cookeville, TN.  Prior to her move to PA in 2004, she was an active and lifelong member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dorchester, MA, holding numerous positions including Financial Secretary and Sunday School Teacher as well as a longtime member of the choir and Women’s group. One of her most notable accomplishments was being a loving foster mother to numerous infants from 1963 until 1980. Her knitting and crochet talents will be enjoyed for generations by her family and many friends who have one of her Christmas stockings or afghans. She was an avid sports fan, following baseball and football with intensity.  Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 12 at 11:00 AM  in Wesley United Methodist Church, 1076 Washington St. Dorchester, MA 02124. Relatives and friends invited.   Visiting hours, Sunday, 5-8 PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St.  DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. Interment Blue Hills Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1076 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124.