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    Dorothy A. Carney 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA / Dorchester,MA / Canton,MA

    Dorothy A. Carney (Reynolds) age 78 of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester passed away August 30th at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, she was raised in Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park. She worked for many years as a Clerk at the Bank of New England and was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Beloved longtime partner of Robert Robison of Brockton. Mother of Ben Benson of Woburn, Michele Moran and her husband Joseph of Halifax, Dawn Carney and her husband Lee Brody of Somerville, and Jackie Hagan and her husband John of Westwood. Mother in law of the late Linda Benson. Sister of…

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    Ursulina Padilla 7/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Ursulina Padilla, 89, of Dorchester, MA, formerly of Ponce, Puerto Rico, died peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2019, at home in Dorchester, MA. Born December 15, 1929 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she is preceded in death by her parents, Ramon Morales Rios and Teresa Nazario, her late husband, Victor Padilla, and her son Victor Manuel Padilla Jr. As the Matriarch of a 5 generational family she leaves behind her children Rosa Elba, Felix Juan, Aida Luz, Magdalena and Elizabeth. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and her youngest sister, Miriam Ortiz of Dorchester, MA. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to…

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    Rosemonde Louis Cine 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Rosemonde Louis Cine passed away on June 27, 2019. Family and friends will Celebrate Rosemonde’s Life by gathering for Visiting hours in the Joseph Russo Funeral Home, 814 American Legion Highway, Roslindale on Friday July 12th from 7-9 pm. Burial to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Roslindale. Complete notice to follow.

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    Fritzner Jean Dubuisson 7/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Fritzner Jean Dubuisson passed away on July 2, 2019. Beloved husband of Gracemene, and devoted fathr of Fritz. Family and friends will Celebrate Fritzner’s Life by gathering for Visiting hours in the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 575 American Legion Highway, Roslindale on Saturday July 13th from 8:30-9:45 AM Followed by a funeral service at 10 AM. Burial to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Roslindale. Complete Notice to follow.

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    Alice Augustave 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Alice Augustave age 77 of Boston passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice Impatient Center in Milton, Ma. Alice was the wife of the late Jeanot Jean Louis. Alice was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, cousin, and friend. Alice will be greatly missed by all. Visiting hours will be on Friday June 21, 2019 from 7-9 P.M. at the Joseph Russo Funeral Home located at 814 American Legion Highway Roslindale, Ma 02131. A Religious Service will be Saturday June 22, 2019 from 9:15- 11:15 A.M. at Evangelical Church of the Resurrection located at 1070-1082 Blue Hill Ave Dorchester, Ma. 02124

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    Marie Melucie Lamerique 6/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Marie Melucie Lamerique, age 103, went to be with her Lord on the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2019. She passed in her sleep in her home in Dorchester, Massachusetts with her son, Gerard, by her side. Cicie, as she was lovingly known by her family and friends, lived a full life on her own terms. She was born on February 9, 1916 in Jacmel, Haiti, the second to last of nine offspring’s of Surin Lamerique and Angelimise Petit-Charles. Cicie was a hard-working woman from the beginning. She was an entrepreneur before it was in vogue. At the age of 16, she moved to the capital city of Port-au-Prince, where…

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    Patricia Yvette Cropper 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Patricia Yvette Cropper was born in Boston, MA on January 29, 1962 to Leroy & Rosalee (Jackson) Cropper of Salisbury, MD. Patricia aka “Sissy” loved her family and friends. She loved to shake your hand , say “Hi!”, she loved going to church, raising her hands and saying Amen. She loved food, coloring in her many coloring books, reading and dancing until she would sweat. She enjoyed attending celebrations of all kinds and going to her day program at Work, INC. Sissy leaves behind a most loving family-sisters Linda Cropper (Pam), Cynthia Cropper & Ramona Cropper (Campbell), brothers Leroy Jr. aka “Wimpy” & Adolphus “Al” Cropper, brother-in-law Terry Pam &…

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    JOHN B. “JACK” WARD JR. 6/3/2019 12:00:00 AM Charlestown,MA / Melrose,MA / Canton,MA / Boston,MA / Dorchester,MA / Chelsea,MA

    John B. “Jack” Ward Jr., a resident of Admirals Hill in Chelsea, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home following a 3 year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 72 years of age. Jack was born in Cambridge on October 31, 1946, a son of the late John B. Ward and Margaret R. (O’Callaghan) Ward. He grew up in Roxbury and Jamaica Plain where he attended St. Thomas Aquinas Parochial School in Jamaica Plain and also graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Jack entered St. John’s Seminary in Boston where he studied and received his Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Theology. He also received…

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    Jeff Raymond 5/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Jeff Raymond of Dorchester passed away on May 5, 2019. Husband of Sophonie (Kernizan) Raymond. Son of Pierre A. Raymond. Family and friends will Celebrate Jeff’s Life by gathering for Visiting hours in the Joseph Russo Funeral Home, 814 American Legion Highway, Roslindale on Friday May 17 from 7-9 pm. Funeral services at the Church of God, 397 Washington Street, Dorchester, on Saturday, May 18 from 9-11 am. Burial will take place at Saint Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. Complete notice to follow.

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    ROMAS SLEZAS 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Documentary Film Maker Died at his home in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2019, at the age of 80, after a lengthy battle with cancer. While completing a degree in history at Tufts College, he envisioned a future as a teacher in British Columbia. But the evening courses in film that he took at Boston University while a Tufts undergraduate steered him toward a career in documentary film. After receiving a M.S. degree in Film from BU and taking several brief jobs with local companies, he worked at WGBH as an editor on several National Educational Television series and occasionally as a cameraman on The French Chef. In 1966 he…

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    Marion (Tutunjian) Tateosian 4/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Bedford,MA / Dorchester,MA / Watertown,MA

    Tateosian, Marion (Tutunjian) of Bedford, formerly of Dorchester, April 14, 2019, age 84. Devoted and beloved wife of the late Charles Tateosian. Deeply loved mother of David Tateosian and his wife Nicola and Julie Campos and her husband John. Loving grandmother of Sam Tateosian and Jackie and John “JC” Campos. Predeceased by her brother Robert G. Tutunjian and his wife Alice and her sister Queeney Boghosian and her husband Harry. Loving aunt of Bob Tutunjian, Ron Tutunjian, Bruce Boghosian, Carla Dacey and Sandra Eknaian. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Marion loved the outdoors and nature. She became an honorary member of the Bedford Garden Club…

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    Deirdre “Dee” Irene Kennedy 3/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Deirdre “Dee” Irene Kennedy, 59, March 17, 2019, of Dorchester, beloved daughter of Geraldine (Martin) and the late John Kevin Kennedy. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, March 21st at 9am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Chief Probation Officer, Dorchester District Court. Complete notice to follow. For directions and guestbook, www.gormleyfuneral.com

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    Lillian R. Graham 2/6/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA / Brockton,MA

    Lillian R. (Jolliemore) Graham, age 64, Brockton, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully at her home, February 6, 2019. Lillian was the loving wife of Joseph A. Graham. She was born, raised and educated in Dorchester, daughter of the late Donald and Sarah (Smith) Jolliemore. Lillian was a longtime member of the Wollaston Yacht Club and enjoyed time at the beach. She also enjoyed painting, arts and crafts and collecting dolphin memorabilia. Lillian was the devoted mother of Michael Dowd of Hyde Park, Shawn Dowd of East Bridgewater and John Licciardi of Mansfield; grandmother of eight and sister of Donald, Bobby, Jimmy, Richard, Chris, Michelle, Carol, Gregory and Paul. She was…

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    Marly G. Colon 1/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Marly G. Colon of Dorchester passed away on January 12, 2019. Loving daughter of Markenson and Camille (Benoit) Colon.The family will receive visitors at the Joseph Russo Funeral Home, 814 American Legion Highway, Roslindale on Thursday, January 24 from 7-9 pm. Burial will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Roslindale. Complete notice to follow.

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    GEOVANNI RODRIGUEZ 12/31/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Geovanni Rodriguez born on March 23rd 1971 better known as (Geo) to family and friends. Geo passed away peacefully at BMC hospital on December 31st 2018 at the age of 47 with his family by his side. Geo was the son of the late Irma Gorman and Grandson to the late Humberta Rodriguez. He is survived by his dear brother Walter Juarez and his Wife Marianne Hines-Juarez and his younger brother the late William Gorman. Geo was the uncle of Anthony, Ashleigh, Alex, Antonio and Alycea Juarez and was the great Uncle of Anthony Juarez (Little Ant), Johnathon Casiano ( JuJu) , Alyanah Juarez and Donte Lewis Jr. His long…

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    BARBRA TRYBE 12/19/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    TRYBE, BARBRAB at age 69 of Dorchester, after a long illness on Dec19, 2018.She was predeceased by her parents Povilas “Paul” Trybe and Hildegarde (Danes) Trybe. She is survived by her cousin, Stase Jukstiene of Pasvalys, Lithuania, and many friends. Barbra was proud of her Lithuanian and Germany roots and was an active member of the Knights of Lithuania and the Boylston Schul Verein in Walpole. Barbra was a congregant of St. Peter’s Lithuanian Church in South Boston.Barbra was active in many civic organizations throughout her adult life, including the Dorchester Allied Neighborhood Association, the Dorchester Day Parade Committee, the Four Corners Action Coalition, which honored her as a Hidden…

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    RETIRED BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT CAPTAIN, EDWARD J. “EDDIE” KAVANAGH 12/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Charlestown,MA / Dorchester,MA

    Retired Boston Fire Department Captain, Edward J. “Eddie” Kavanagh, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life suddenly at his home in Charlestown on Friday, December 21, 2018. He was 88 years of age. Eddie was born in Somerville on November 18, 1930, a son of the late Edward Kavanagh and Mary (Carberry) Kavanagh both formerly of County Waterford, Ireland. Eddie grew up in Charlestown where he was educated in the Boston Public School system. Eddie enlisted into the United States Navy March 3, 1948 and served his country with courage and honor during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on February 27, 1952 with the rank of…

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    Dereix Saint Cloud 11/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Pastor Dereix Saint Cloud of Dorchester, former pastor of Mount of Olives Evangelical Baptist Church passed away on November 23, 2018. Beloved husband of Yvane (Etienne) Saint Cloud.The family will receive visitors at the Mount of Olives Evangelical Baptist Church, 1285 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, on Friday November 30th from 6 to 9 pm. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 1st at Tabernacle Baptist Congregation, 575 American Legion Highway at 8 am. Interment will take place at Forest Hills Cemetery.

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    GEORGE F. PURNELL 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM Charlestown,MA / Dorchester,MA

    George F. Purnell, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at his home in Charlestown following a 4 week illness with cancer. He was 71 years of age. George was born in Boston on October 22, 1947, a son of the late William E. Purnell and Josephine M. (McManus) Purnell. He grew up in Dorchester for a short time before moving back to Charlestown while attending Boston Public Schools and graduating from high school. He also received his Bachelors Degree from Northeastern University. George worked as a real estate agent for Boardwalk Properties in Boston for over 8 years. He enjoyed spending time…

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    Veronica Verona Taylor 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Veronica Verona Taylor of Dorchester passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at her residence. She was a beloved mother, sister grandmother and friend to all. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday October 29th, from 6-8 PM at the Joseph Russo Funeral Home. 814 American Legion Hwy (near Cummins Hwy) Roslindale. A funeral Service will be held on Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 11 AM in the Community Gospel Chapel, 8 Intervale Street Roxbury with a viewing prior from 10-11 AM. The interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain.

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    KENNETH R. DEXTER 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    DEXTER, KENNETH R. of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester passed away on October 5, 2018. Beloved husband of late Ellen M. Dexter. Dear father of Barbara Kerwin and her husband Michael of Village, Florida, Virginia Arnold and her husband James of Brockton, Kenneth Dexter Jr. and his significant other Maryann Magrath of Dorchester, Deborah Logue and her husband Arthur of Dorchester, Michelle MacKinnon and her significant other Edward Clark of Weymouth and Elena Dexter Hammond of Brockton. Survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Loving brother of Robert Dexter and his wife Gina of Nashua, NH, Janet Capone of Weymouth and the late Ann Waycott of Calais, Maine. Best friend of…

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    ROSEMARY “MIMI” DAVIS (FEDELE) 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM South Boston,MA / Dorchester,MA

    DAVIS, ROSEMARY (FEDELE) “Mimi” of So. Boston, October 2, 2018. Beloved wife of Richard J. Devoted mother of Michael Welch, Joseph Rogers (RPD) & his wife Debbie. Cherished grandmother of Declan, Cullen & Logan. Dear sister of Frances “Tiny” King, Edwina “Pudgy” Wool, Donna Baldwin, Edward “Skipper” Fedele & the late Pauline Nee, Benjamin “Bunky” Graham, Patricia “Pat” Bodwell & Geraldine “Gerry” Knoll. Also lovingly survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Visiting hours on Friday from 4 to 8 PM at the Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, SOUTH BOSTON. Mass on Saturday at 10 AM at the Gate of Heaven Church. Interment services are private.

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    ALDONA DABRILA 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    DABRILA, ALDONA of Savin Hill Dorchester, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Friday, September 21, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Jerome V. Dabrila; mother of Aldona Lingertat and husband Norbert, Vytas Dabrila and Mary McCann, Linas Dabrila and his wife Janice. Grandmother to Mantas Lingertat and wife Patricia, Kristina Lingertat, Lina Benoit and husband William, Andrea Dabrila, Teresa Kane and husband Alexander. Great grandmother to Mantas Lingertat, Jr. Aldona was a long-time language teacher at the Boston Lithuanian School. Visiting Hours will be held at Casper Funeral Home located at 187 Dorchester Street in South Boston on Tuesday, September 25th from 4-8PM. Funeral Mass will be held at…

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    Clement “Clem” Donovan 9/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA / Boston,MA / Dorchester,MA

    Clement “Clem” Donovan age 68 of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester, died Wednesday September 5, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Janie (Houston) Donovan. Clement was born and raised in St. Thomas, USVI a son of the late Albina Donovan. Clement attended Job Corp then after worked for Chase Bank in St. Thomas. On September 29, 1969 Clement moved to Boston. He had been a resident of Brockton for over thirty years having previously lived in Dorchester. For many years Clem was a bus driver for special needs students in the Boston Public School System and retired in…

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    VINCENT J. KLEPONIS 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    KLEPONIS, VINCENT J. of Dorchester, on September 6, 2018. Beloved husband (73 years) of the late Anna Christina (Gaputis) Kleponis. Dear father of Barbara and her husband Charles Greland, Kathleen and her husband James Rowlings, Joseph and his wife Ileana (Russo) Kleponis, and Patricia and her husband Vincent Santoni. Cherished Grandpa of Catherine (Greland) and Michael Dineen, Angela Rowlings, Andrew and Brigid (Byrne) Rowlings and Thomas and Julie (O’Brien) Rowlings. Loving Great Grandpa of Michael, Brendan, Luke and Shannon. Son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Kudrevicius) Kleponis. Brother of Ann Kleponis, Frances Zinka, Virginia Laufer and the late Mary, Albert, Sister Christine CJC, and Joan. Brother-in-law of Joseph and…

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    Robert J. Burke 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Brockton,MA / Dorchester,MA

    Robert J. Burke, age 73, of Brockton, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, August 30, 2018 at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Bob was the loving husband of Lynda M. (Powell) (Olcott) Burke. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Rita (Moylan) Burke. Bob was raised in Dorchester, attended St. Ambrose Elementary School and graduated from Charlestown High School. For 33 years he had been employed as a driver for Burke Distributing Company in Randolph, and was a member of Teamsters Local 122. Bob enjoyed time with his family and pets, golfing, Foxwoods and the Saratoga Race Track. He also enjoyed time with his good friends…

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    EDWARD “ICE” THOMPSON 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Edward “Ice” Thompson age 62 died at home with his family on August 14, 2018. He survived by his children Marletta and Troy Jones, Edward Quinton Miles and Garett Green of Boston, Massachusetts; Stacey, Maria and Robert Thompson of Minnesota. He is preceded in death by his 12 grandchildren Kevasia Lowe, Kesone Jones, Kisean Parker, Latoya and troylajah Jones, Troy Jr., Collins and Iziya Miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Robert Jr., Azaila, Kyle Jr., and Anastaza of Minnesota as well as a host of sisters, brothers, nephew, nieces and cousins. Edward Thompson was born on October 1, 1955 in Boston Massachusetts to the late Charles Howard Bryan and Barbara Clement.…

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    WILLIAM “BILLY” GIBBONS 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    GIBBONS, William (Billy) M. Of Dorchester formerly Hyde Park passed away August 10 at age 55. Beloved father of William Scopa and also survived by many relatives and friends. Billy was a friend of Bill’s for many years. Thanks to Sister Ruth and the Bethany House Ministries Billy found a new way of life and was able to live serenely. Billy was a good friend to many, a great worker, and will be dearly missed. Visiting hours will be August 21 at Casper’s Funeral Home 187 Dorchester Street South Boston, MA from 5pm-8pm. In lieu of flowers all donations can be made to http://www.bethanyhouseministries.org.

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    Marie Sylvena Nestor 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Marie Sylvena Nestor of Dorchester passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the age of 100. Loving mother of Leonide Lacet, Bertha Phane, Stenio Phane, Wilner Phane, Jean Phane, and the late Jean Claude Phane, Robert. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Ave. Mattapan on Wednesday April 4 from 9 to 11am. Followed by a funeral service at 11. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Roslindale.

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    Felicia “Phyllis” Barney 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA / Marston Mills,MA / Centerville,MA

    …Kindergarten teacher for 40 years CENTERVILLE — Felicia Barney (nee Olasz), 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Phyllis—as she was lovingly called by her family and friends—was born on January 19, 1945 in Dorchester, MA, one of four daughters of the late Edward and Sophie Olasz. After graduating from Boston State Teachers College and earning her Masters Degree from Northeastern University, Phyllis taught in elementary education and special needs for over 40 years, retiring after three decades dedicated to her students at the Ezra H. Baker Elementary School in Dennis, MA. Phyllis was a voracious…

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    KATHLEEN P. RICHARDS 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    RICHARDS, KATHLEEN P. (McCOLGAN) of South Boston and Dorchester passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2018. Wife of Robert Richards. Mother of Lauren, Robert and Ryan Richards. Sister of Michael, William and the late Paul and Mary McColgan. Grandmother of Domenic Anthony and Annabella Justine. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting Hours will be held at the Casper Funeral Home located at 187 Dorchester Street in South Boston on Thursday, January 18 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Monica’s in South Boston at 10 AM on Friday, January 19. Interment services will be private.

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    Kim M. Munroe 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AM Dorchester,MA

    Munroe, Kim M. of Dorchester formerly of Roslindale December 28, 2017. Beloved sister of William of Florida and Luanne Kasper of East Weymouth. Dear companion of Larry Cassali of Dorchester. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. West Roxbury on Thursday January 4th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church Roslindale at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours Wednesday 4pm – 8pm. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment private.

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    SHARON L. HANRAHAN 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM Plymouth,MA / Dorchester,MA

    Sharon Lee Hanrahan of Plymouth, formally of Dorchester passed away November 9, 2017. She was the daughter of Florence and Daniel Mullan and sister to Jean and Judy. She is survived by her husband Francis, sister Judy, daughters Kathleen and husband John Dalrymple, Jean and husband Tom Schultz, sons James and wife Melisa and Kevin and wife Patricia, as well as grandchildren Emily, Christopher, Kimberly, Jennifer, Rebecca, Allison and Kelly. Sharon was born in Lincoln Nebraska, but spent much of her adult life in the Boston area where she raised a family in Dorchester. She was a loving mother of four children who enjoyed many activities through the years including…