Dolan Funeral Home

Adalie A. Leblanc

Adalie A. Leblanc, of Dorchester, unexpectedly at Carney Hospital, Friday December 14, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Friday December 21 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visitinghour at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Interment Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

Patrick J. “Jody” King

Patrick J. “Jody” King of West Roxbury,  formerly of Dorchester and South Boston,December 12, 2012.  Beloved husband of Margaret (Fitzgibbons) King.  Loving father of Peggy Tomasini and her husband Ray of W. Roxbury, Matthew F. King and his wife Robin of W. Roxbury, Patrick J. King , Jr. of Quincy,  and Joseph F. King and his wife Jamie of Canton.  Devoted “Papa” of Ann Marie Tomasini, Joseph Tomasini, Matthew D.  King, Joseph P.  King, Joseph L.  King and Patrick J.  King. Uncle of many loving nieces and nephews.   Brother of the late; Mary King, Jean Carey, Matthew F. King, Cecilia Howard and Helen Gallery. Jody graduated from Boston English High School in 1940. He was captain of the city championship football team. He earned all-scholastic honors and a scholarship to play football at Boston College. His career at BC was interrupted by WWII. He saw combat as a B-17 gunner with the US Army Air Corps. His plane was shot down over Holland and he survived 14 months as a P.O.W. in Germany. After the war, he returned to BC and received his degree, Class of 1947. Jody returned to English High School where he had a long and distinguished career as a teacher and coach. He served many years as a coach for the football team. He also served as head basketball coach. He led English High to the Tech Tournament Basketball Championship and Massachusetts Class A State Championship Title in 1968. English became the first city school to earn a state championship title. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Monday, December 17 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation Sunday 3-7 PM in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.  If desired memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Mary D. Harris

Mary D. Harris died Friday December 7, from injuries sustained after being struck by a car. She was 78.

Mary was born is Boston and grew up in Walnut Park. She attended the Boston school system. She lived in Boston through the war years, than moved to Milton.  She went to work after graduating from High School  insurance industry.  Specializing in boiler and machinery insurance underwriting, she worked for Liberty Mutual, John Hancock (Before and after the tower was built) ending her career with Arbella Insurance Company

Mary had a huge love of animals and was a proud member of her church, she thought of her fellow parishioners as her brothers and sisters. Mary supported many veterans causes, especially those for disabled veterans. She had a special place in her heart for those who served their country.

Mary was the beloved mother of Richard Harris of Milton. Daughter of the late Nicholas & Abbie (Parnell) Waters.  Cousin of Faye Violet Levy and Norman Levy of Nova Scotia. Memorial Service in the First Congregational Church of Milton, 495 Canton Ave., MILTON Sat. Dec. 15, at 2 pm.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan-Chapman Funeral Home,  Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Fri., 4 – 7 pm. Interment Private. If desired contributions in Mary’s memory may be sent to either, U.S.O. of New England 427 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109-1027 or 350 South Huntington Avenue  Boston, MA 02130, or to Disabled American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing.

Barbara (Barrett) DeSutter

Barbara DeSutter (Barrett ), 71, a longtime Milton and Randolph resident, died Sunday evening December 9, 2012, at the family home in Jamaica Plain. Raised in Braintree, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Regina(Gross) Barrett. Barbara attended Braintree High School(’57) where she excelled at basketball earning four Varsity Letters.  She also enjoyed being Captain of the Braintree Drum and Bugle Corps, competing in the Eastern Massachusetts Circuit. After high school, Barbara went to work in New York City where she met and married her beloved Clark. By 1973 they had moved to Milton with their two sons. Active members of St. Agatha’s Church, theyboth taught CCD.  They were a part of a wonderful neighborhood where life long friendships were made.  Sadly she was widowed in 1983 when Clark succumbed to a long fight with cancer. Professionally, Barbara enjoyed a proud career as an Executive Assistant in the financial industry retiring from RBC Wealth Management in 2006. She is survived by her two sons Keith DeSutter and his wife Jennifer (Brown) of Jamaica Plain, Tim DeSutter of Andover; her brothers and sisters Edward Barrett of Texas, Charles Barrett of Maryland, Priscilla (Barrett) Rawson of Texas and Anita (Barrett) Peirce of Milton; and grandchildren, Sarah Hallstrom of Florida and Brittany Hallstrom of Andover, Jake Colbert of Jamaica Plain. Visiting hours from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON. A private ceremony will follow at a later time. In lieu of flowers she wished for contributions to be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 www.thehome.org/tribute

Shanna A. Smith

Shanna A. Smith (33), of Boston, born March 17, 1979, died December 06, 2012, Beloved daughter of Robert and Barbara Smith of Boston. Shanna attended Mission Grammar School, St. Clare High School, and Bryman’s Institute, and Bunker Hill Community College where she attained her nursing degree. Shanna worked at Boston Medical School and  Tufts Medical Center as a nurse. Shanna enjoyed modeling,  beauty pageants, acting, music, and singing. Loving sister of Denise Dietrich of Boston, Robert Smith Jr. of Malden, Rosalind Smith of Cambridge, and Jessica Smith of Roxbury. Survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. Funeral service Friday, December 14 at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS at 11:00 AM. Shanna’s family will begin to greet relatives and friends at 10:30 AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.

John Ferrante Jr, MD

John Ferrante Jr, MD, passed away on December 6, 2012.  Dr. Ferrante, son of the late John and Ida (Ballerini) Ferrante, was born in 1930, raised in East Boston and then lived in Dedham, East Sandwich and Sanibel Island, Florida for the last forty plus years.  He was the beloved husband of fifty-nine years to Irene (Addesa) Ferrante, loving father of Dr. John Ferrante III and his wife Lori of Milton and Rajani (Rene) Ferrante of Myrtle Beach, SC, and cherished grandfather of Ariana, Chiara, and John IV, of Milton.  A graduate of English High School in 1948, he earned first his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from New England College of Pharmacy, and then his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin. While working on his Ph.D., he changed his academic pursuit to medicine, and graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1962.  He completed his Internship and Residency at Carney Hospital in Dorchester where he stayed for almost forty years to practice his chosen profession.  He shared his expertise with Marian Manor, as well as many other skilled nursing and medical facilities in the area.  A man of mild demeanor and determined optimism, Dr. Ferrante was recognized among his peers for his outstanding talent in medical diagnosis and patient care.  He showed a genuine concern and the utmost respect for everyone he encountered.  Serving his community as a member of Carney Medical Group, and a staff member of the Milton Hospital, as well as a solo practitioner, he stood as a beacon of professionalism in the medical field, and as a physician totally devoted to those entrusted to his care.  For his outstanding achievements and excellence, he received the Seton Award from the Daughters of Charity, the founders of Carney Hospital. He was also a Knight of Don Orione, a charitable organization supporting the Don Orione Home and Shrine.  His life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial at  Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton on Tuesday, December 11 at 10:30 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation is at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE on Monday, December 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dr. Ferrante to any of the following: Marina Bay Skilled Nursing Facility, 2 Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA,02171; Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston, MA 02128; or Marian Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 130 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA  02127.

Mary Theresa Shields

Shields, Mary Theresa (Keane) on December 5, 2012,  of Quincy, formerly of Milton mother of three children Mary Paula, Diane and Dennis,  grandmother of Eric and Ian Shields, loving wife of the late Francis Bennet Shields lived a long and full life. She was always an advocate for God and caring for others. She loved life, dressed impeccably, celebrated her heritage, and loved a good Manhattan while discussing politics. Mostly she cared for those she loved focusing on them often to the exclusion of herself. She had several careers in her life time from the early years as a Legal Secretary to her true love as a real estate appraiser. She loved real estate , assessing value and doing what was right no matter how difficult. Mary Theresa was well respected in her profession, travelled frequently, and enjoyed her years of retirement. Her zest for life, sharp mind, quick wit, and sage advice (lectures to loved ones) will be sorely missed. Her courage in adversity and her perseverance have been rarely equaled in this world. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock St. Quincy.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Sunday 2-4 and Monday 4-8 PM.  Interment Center Cemetery, Hanover.  If desired memorial contributions in Mary Theresa’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association of New England, 460 Totten Pond, #400, Waltham, MA 02451. 

Alice E. Collins

 Alice E. Collins of Milton on December 3, 2012 after a brief illness.   Daughter of late Charles F. and Margaret (Cunningham) Collins.   Sister  of Anstiss M. Collins of Milton, John T. Collins and his wife Joanne E. of Natick and Charles F. Collins, Jr.  and his wife Eileen C. of Reading.  Also survived by 5 nephews, 1 niece and 1 grand nephew and 3 grand nieces.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams St. at Brook Rd., Milton on Friday, December 7 at 10:00 AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation Thursday, 4-6 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON. Interment Milton Cemetery.  If desiredcontributions in Alice’s memory may be sent to Beth Israel Deaconess -Milton, 199 Reedsdale Rd. Milton, MA 02186. Late retired elementary school teacher, Town of Canton.

Allen B. Pineo

Allen Pineo of St. Petersburg,FL, formerly of Canton passed away on December 1, 2012 at 87.  Loving husband for 52 years to his wife, Evelyn (Grundy) who predeceased him in 2006.  Allen is survived by his sister, Ruth Pineo of St. Petersburg, FL, his daughter, Laura Macs and her husband, Erik of Natick, his daughter Susan Gibbs and her husband, Mark of Canton, his son Jonathan and his wife, Christine of Bernardston, and his son Peter of Canton. He was the loving Grampa and Poppy to his granddaughter Kimberly (Gibbs) Boucher and her husband Jonathan, and grandsons Sean Gibbs  and Kyle Gibbs all of Canton, John Macs of Natick, Jason Kelliher and his husband, Brian Rice of CT,   Nicholas Kelliher and his wife Tammy of Oxford.  Allen was the proud great grandfather of James Boucher of Canton.  Allen enjoyed genealogy as he traced his descendants to the Mayflower and John Alden.  His love of horses which he shared with his wife moved him to help form the Ponkapoag Pony Club where he served as its first District Commissioner.  Former member of the Ponkapoag Hunt Club, former trustee of William Lawrence Camp in NH, and former Senior Warden at Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan.  Former employee of Tucker Anthony now Janney Mortgomery Scott where he worked for 52 years, retiring as vice president.  Funeral Service at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River St. Mattapan, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10 o’clock, Visitation 9 – 10 am at the church.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either The American Heart Association,PO Box 417005,Boston,MA02241-7005 or The Friends of the Blue Hills,PO Box 416,Milton,MA 02186

Amelia G. Magee

Amelia G. (McCauley) Magee of Rockland on Dec. 3, died at Life Care of Scituate, she was 82.

She was born in Boston and grew up in Dorchester attending, St. Ambrose School and graduating from Boston Girls High School.  She received here undergraduate and Masters Degree from Boston State College in Education.  She taught in the Boston Public School System and was one of the founders of the french language program for Boston elementary school students.

Amelia received her Masters degree in French from Middlebury College in Vermont and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.  After attaining her degree, she taught French at Boston State University.  She enrolled at Boston College to obtain her Doctorate in French where upon attending a dance with Harvard students met her future husband.  After her marriage Amelia devoted her attention to her family.  She and her late husband travelled the world.  Amelia was also known for her version of making “Faberge” eggs. 

Amelia was the beloved wife of the late Dewey Magee, devoted mother of Lynn Magee and her husband Christian Johnson of MD, David Magee and his wife Linda of Norwell. Loving grandmother of Alexis Magee, Grace Magee, Jack Magee and Lilah Magee and Caitlin Johnson.  Sister of Rita McCauley of Braintree, Marguerite McCauley of Norwell and Eileen Perrotta of Scituate and  the late Elizabeth, Catherine and John McCauley    Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Friday Dec. 7, at 10 o’clock.  Visiting Hours, Thursday in the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON 4 – 8 pm.  Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. 

If desired contributions in Amelia’s memory may be sent to American Heart Association or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.