Dolan Funeral Home

Thomas J. Kealey, III

Thomas J. Kealey III, of Milton, died unexpectedly Sunday January 3, 2021.

Thomas is the son of the late Thomas J. Kealey, Jr. and Theresa Kealey of Milton. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Kealey and her husband, Michael Powers, of Falmouth, MA, his sister, Carolyn FitzGerald of Falmouth, MA, and his nieces, Alexandra FitzGerald of Venice, CA and Brianne FitzGerald of Cambridge, MA.

Thomas was born October 11, 1956. He graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, MA, and Northeastern University.

Interment was private.

Elizabeth Shirlee Scott

Elizabeth Shirlee Scott, 85, of Brockton passed away January 17, 2021.

Elizabeth was born on September 25, 1935 at Boston City Hospital to Elizabeth (Sheridan) and Stephen Scott.  She was the youngest of two children.  Her brother Raymond Scott Sr. predeceased her.  Growing up in the city, Shirlee came to know many people and was a graduate of Girl’s High School in Boston. As a young woman, Shirlee had two children, Richard William Scott (deceased), and Janytt Lorraine Scott.  

After the death of her birth parents’ she and her two children were welcomed into the arms of Leslie and Musette Gray, who with the help of their expansive family raised and nurtured her and her children to this day.

Elizabeth was a very industrious woman who began working as soon as she was able. She started her career as a launderer, where she would clean and press the clothes of many of the famous Jazz musicians who would tour Boston as she would famously say. She worked as a waitress in several bars around the city. This is where she would come to meet a lot of people who would become friends and extended family. She spent many years at Stride Rite, worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a printer, and ultimately for Pitney Bowes, where she worked as a printer for 25 years before retiring.

Lizzie, as she was also known lived a full, colorful and unconventional life.  Sharp and quick witted, she could always say something to make you laugh! She had a great sense of humor! She also found great satisfaction in being made to laugh! At the same token, she was empathetic and would often listen to your problem(s) and offer sage wisdom and advice from her vast life experiences. Shirlee was generous beyond compare.  She was a great provider, and fiercely protective to those she loved! She leaves behind a great legacy to which her family and friends can recall with warmth, happiness, and smiles!

Shirlee is survived by her daughter Janytt, grandchildren Darrell, Marc, Indyia (Winnie), and Michael. Great grandchildren Asia, Khari, Khamyle, Niasia and Kaiden, and great, great grandchild Tyrin Jr. Nephews Raymond Scott Jr, Dwight, Stephen, and Joseph, and niece, Tika Scott, along with a host of extended family.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Saturday, January 23 at 12:00 PM.  Family and friends invited.  Visiting hour will be held prior to the service from 11-12 PM.  Burial Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Jean Philippe Sylvestre

Jean Philippe Sylvestre, 58, of Boston passed away January 13, 2021.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday January 22 from 4-8 PM. Family and friends invited. A private funeral service will held. Burial Saint Michael’s Cemetery

Marie C. Baranowski

Marie C. (Collett) Baranowski, of Attleboro, formerly of Milton, died Wednesday January 13, 2021.

Born in Quincy and raised in Milton, Marie was a graduate of Milton High School. She was a retired clerk at Financial Publishing Company. Marie greatly enjoyed family gatherings, especially at the Cottage at Big Sandy Pond, bingo with friends, loved to socialize with family and friends and loved seeing all her nieces and nephews and being able to see their children.

Beloved wife of the late Brian J. Baranowski. Loving daughter of Alicia M. (McHugh) Collett and the late Robert C. Collett. Sister of Robert C. Collett Jr, John Collett, Elizabeth C. MacElhaney, Diana Littleton and the late Donna Ross.

A private family funeral service will be followed by interment in Milton Cemetery.

Marcelino Galvao

Marcelino Galvao, beloved husband of 46 years to Maria Galvao and loving father to Marcel, Elvis, Michelle and Nislo and his wife Linesary, sadly passed away on December 30th, 2020. 

He was a cherished grandfather (“Papa”) of Tatiana, Marcel, Jr., Mikaura, Jenelle, Manny, Marcelino, Jyshele, Jay, Baby J, Niahl, Nalani and Naila. Brother of Gualdina Lopes, Alberto Rosa, Luiza Lopes DoCanto, Olivia Mendes Fonseca and the late Venancio Gomes, Jose Gomes and Isabel Mendes. Marcelino is also survived by many extended family and close friends.

Marcelino was born and raised in Mosteiro, Cape Verde.  He migrated to the United States in the early 1960s where he settled in Boston.  He met and married the love of his life Maria Barbosa.  They started a family and later put down roots in Braintree where they raised their four children.  He was a machinist at a plastic manufacturing plant where he was a dedicated employee for over 30 years.

Marcelino was a devoted Catholic and was very proud of his Cape Verdean heritage.  Most of all Marcelino loved spending time with his family and friends who were the cornerstone of his life.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Per family request, all services are private. However, Funeral Mass can be viewed via on Friday, January 15th at 11AM.

Please keep family, relatives, and friends in your prayers. Flowers may be sent to: Dolan funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills. 

Stephen K. Murphy

Stephen K. Murphy passed away suddenly in Manosque, France, December 29, 2020. He was born August 13, 1963 in Boston, MA to Dr. John Michael and Susan Jane Murphy.

Stephen was a 1982 Graduate of Don Bosco High School and 1989 graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. After graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Stephen spent 8 years working as an engineer on merchant marine ships, traveling all over the world.

From 1998 thru early 2006 he began work as an engineer for a division of Tuthill Corporation in Canton, MA. In 2007, Stephen began working as an engineer in the nuclear power industry, working on plants under construction in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.

He was most recently employed as a Nuclear Project Engineer by ITER in southern France, a 35 nation collaboration to build the world’s largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.

He was pre-deceased by his parents Dr. John Michael and Susan Jane Murphy and his oldest sister, Mary Conti of Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is survived by his wife Alma, daughter Alzire, stepchildren Krianne Curaje of Manosque, France and Harold Curaje of the Philippines, and daughter Sydney Ellen Powell of Richmond Hill, GA,  siblings Thomas Armin Murphy and his wife Anne of Wilmington, VT, John Michael Murphy and wife Rani of Charleston, SC, Leo Eugene Murphy and wife Patricia Carolan of Milton, MA, Susan Barcelo and husband Jon Charlotte NC, Willian Vincent Murphy and wife Anne of Braintree, MA, Christopher Paul Murphy and wife Maura of Canton, MA, Richard Philip Murphy of Hanover, MA, Peter Adam Murphy and wife Mary Jane of Bridgewater, MA, Matthew David Murphy and wife Lori of Hanover, MA, 3 grandchildren, 24 nieces, nephews, and grandnieces.

Private funeral services will take place.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stephen’s name to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the American Heart Association

Jeannine P. Hurley

Jeannine P. (O’Connor) Hurley, of Dorchester died January 6, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Fred W. Hurley Jr. Devoted mother of Dawn Hurley and her fiance Nicholas Meegan of Dorchester, Kathleen Willett and her husband Christopher of Dorchester, Fred W. Hurley III of Dorchester and Danielle O’Neill and her husband Shawn of Braintree. Loving sister to Mary Bourne and her husband Joe of Dorchester, Christopher O’Connor of Braintree, David O’Connor and his wife Julie Jordan of Dorchester and sister-in-law to Beth O’Connor of Brockton, Susan Hurley and Diane Hurley, both of Lynn. Predeceased by her parents Patrick J. O’Connor Sr. and Mary O’Connor and brothers Patrick J. O’Connor Jr. and Michael G. O’Connor. Cherished Nanny of 9 grandchildren.

Due to Covid regulations, visitation will be limited to 20 people in the funeral home at a time, 9:00 – 9:45 am, Friday, January 15th in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated with interment to follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Mario Rickerson

Mario Rickerson of Randolph formerly of Dorchester died on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Son of the late Gurley Rickerson and Ruby-Ann Rickerson Young. Beloved husband of Michelle Brown of Randolph.  Loving father of Malaysia Vivian Rickerson of Randolph. Cherished brother of Blake Rickerson (Toni), Vivian Rickerson-Holliday (Mayfield) of Mattapan, Rick Rickerson of Everette and Shawn Young of Dorchester.  Mario is also lovingly survived by many dear friends and a host of coworkers.

Mario was born, raised and educated in Boston.  He was a talented carpenter; a member of Carpenters Union Local 327 Boston.  He was a dedicated advocate for his trade.  Mario enjoyed fishing with friends and family, he loved to cook, travel, Roller skate and listen to music.  Most of all Mario loved his family who were the most important aspect of his life.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved him.

 Mario was a long-time union member, first with the Carpenter’s Union, Local 40 and then with SEIU Local 888.  He was a skilled carpenter and tradesman including during his service as a Building Maintenance Supervisor II for the Commonwealth’s Division of Capital Asset Maintenance and Management (DCAMM).  He was also a dedicated union leader serving as Chapter President and Chief steward for SEIU Local 888’s DCAMM Chapter and as a member of the contract negotiating team for the Alliance – AFSCME/SEIU Local 888.  His skill and dedication in each of these capacities will be sorely missed.  His easy-going personality and bright smile made him easy to befriend.  He used those same traits along with sharp wit and savvy in his advocacy for working men and women.  He will be greatly missed by his union brothers and sisters.   Our deepest condolences and many thoughts and prayers are extended to his entire family.

Neal O’Brien Statement

When I was a business agent for carpenters Local 33, I met Mario on a construction project in downtown Boston. We struck up a conversation and I discovered Mario was a worker advocate and between his carpentry skills and his caring for workers, I decided to stay in regular touch with Mario despite us being from local Unions. I had the chance to have discussions with Mario over time and was delighted to later discover Mario working for the Commonwealth. I had another chance to work with Mario during his employment at the Commonwealth. Naturally, Mario stepped up to again represent working people in his state job. Mario was a smart and caring individual that will be sorely missed. He touched many lives while committing his good deeds.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday January 14th 9:00-10:00am in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St.


Rita Fiore Reif Kearney

Rita Fiore Reif Kearney passed away peacefully at home in Milton in the company of her loving daughter Tiffany Kearney, granddaughter Emilia Luna Kearney Pujals, son-in-law Enrique Pujals and cousin Timothy McKenzie on January 3rd, 2021, the day after her 79th birthday. After a prolonged hospital stay, she had been in the tender care of her family at home since mid-September.

Rita is also survived by her devoted niece, Debra Drummey Bayliss; Debra’s children Geoffrey, Kate, Andrew and Helen; her loving nephew William Drummey; her sisters-in-law Patti and Lorraine Kearney, her brother-in-law Jack Kearney, her nieces Courtney, Erin, Kimberly and nephew John; her cousins the Fiores, Gilbertis, McKenzies, and their families. Rita was predeceased by her loving sister, Helen Fiore Reif Ucci, who she missed deeply.    

Rita was also predeceased by the love of her life James Kearney. They were Milton High School sweethearts who were passionately married for 18 years until Jimmy’s early passing in 1980. They built a beautiful life together in the restaurant and nightclub business creating multiple establishments such as Senator Kearneys, Sassafras, The Electric Circus, the Omelette Shop and California Club in Boston, Providence, Newport and Quincy. During their precious time together they lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida. Always surrounded by friends and family, they had a blast.

Rita was a unique, creative free spirit ahead of her time who loved life and lived it fully while lovingly raising her daughter Tiffany on her own after Jimmy’s passing. She loved fashion and design and as a nod to her enormous hat collection, she briefly manufactured a line of hats and accessories. She was also a certified Gemologist, studying at the Gemological Institute of America and in the North End of Boston at the North Bennet Street School.

Rita was devoted to her family, her antique farmhouse in Milton – which she and her daughter restored with love beginning in 1983 – and working on her patch of land. Everyone felt welcome in Rita’s home and over the years she nurtured many people, including students that came from around the world to study. Rita loved meeting new people and was a spirited conversationalist who always made people feel accepted and listened to. She was also an animal lover, and could be spotted driving around in her vintage Mercedes with a goat in the backseat. She always had a Yorkie by her side.

Rita traveled far and wide with her family to South America and Europe, and cherished family trips to Italy. She also loved people watching in Las Vegas with her sister and family. Rita was a quintessential maker and fixer of things with an impressive collection of tools both new and old. In constant motion, she was often found doing yard work – her meditation – wearing one of her many hats. Sculpting the land and the stones, creating the beauty and legacy that will continue to surround her loved ones in her memory.

Rita’s ashes will be interred with her beloved James Kearney at Milton Cemetery. A private graveside ceremony will take place Friday, January 15th at 1pm. A memorial at the house will be planned for post-Covid times.

Barry G. Llewellyn

Barry G Llewellyn of Dorchester passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

After a brief courageous battle with heart disease, Barry went home to his eternal resting place. Barry was born and raised in St. Catherine Jamaica.  He served in the Jamaica constable force before migrating to Boston.

He was one of six children born to the late Owen and Aileen Llewellyn and was the beloved husband of Verna Llewellyn for over 37 years. Barry will forever be remembered by his devoted brothers Linton, and Cliven Llewellyn, loving sisters Lorna and Maureen, beloved stepchildren Donovan Lucas, Jennifer James, Michelle Stainrod, Carolyn Myrie, Suzette Collins, Children-Clifford, Jason, Kevin, Sherianne, and Marianne Llewellyn.

Treasured grandchildren Shaniquia Williams, Dontia, and Brittney Lucas, Jodi Raspanti and her husband Matthew, Austin James, Sabrina and Michael Johnson, Nia, Nadia and Naomi Myrie, Jessica Collins, and Colin Peeples. Plus five others. Great-grand-children, Jordon, Ian, Wyatt, and Mason Plus three others.  Stepdaughter in law-Debra, stepson in Law- Huntley.

Aunts and uncles, plus countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him.

Barry enjoys hosting large cookouts, playing reggae music, laughing, being with his family,  having fun with friends

Barry touched the lives of many people with his contagious smile and generosity. He maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Monday, January 11 from 10am- 11am at Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. A private family service will be held followed by interment.