Dolan Funeral Home

Hector McLean

Hector McLean of Boston, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. 

He was born August 21, 1945 in Manchester Jamaica, WI to Clarence and Susan (Hutchinson) McLean.

Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, on Saturday, January 9, from 9-11AM. A private family service will be held followed by interment.

Walter M. Fabian

Walter M. Fabian, 101, longtime Quincy resident died of complications from COVID, January 3, 2021.

Born in Rochester NY, he grew up in Bellingham and was one of eight children, graduating from Milford High.   After returning home from Normandy, France as a World War II Veteran he went to work for The Gillette Co. where he spent his entire career.  After his son Walter was severely injured during the Vietnam War, he dedicated his life to caring for him.

Beloved husband of 57 years of the late Julia (Joyce) Fabian.  Loving father of Judy DeSantis and her husband Ray of Sterling and the late Walter Fabian, Jr.  Grandfather of Raymond and his wife Amanda, Jennifer Burns and her husband Philip, Amy DeSantis, Mark DeSantis and his fiancé Yannick Morgan and great grandfather of Keira and Nolan DeSantis, Holden, Annabel Lee and Sawyer Burns.  Also survived by his sister Helen Rossborough.  Predeceased by his brothers John Fabian, Stanley Fabian, Fred Fabian and Chester Purdy and sisters Josephine Foley and Irene Erato.

Walter was able to remain in his home until his death because of the care of his two dedicated caregivers, Justine Blackwell and Alicia Gonzelez and the assistance of the staff from the VA Home Based Primary Care medical team.

Memorial service to honor him will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Care Pro Adult Day Health Center, 153 Pleasant Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

William J. McCarthy

William (Bill) J. McCarthy, of Quincy, passed away after a brief illness on December 31, 2020.

Beloved husband of 54 years to the late Cecelia (McLaughlin) McCarthy.  Devoted father of Kevin McCarthy of Quincy, Sheila McCarthy of Braintree, Maureen McCarthy-Dunn and her husband Geoff of Pembroke, Neil McCarthy and his wife Peggy of Braintree, Mary Gardiner and her husband Paul of Quincy and the late William McCarthy. Loving grandfather of Michael McCarthy, Kaitlin O’Sullivan, James McCarthy, Julia McCarthy, Niall McCarthy, Lauren Gardiner, Ciara McCarthy, Bridget Gardiner, Braden Dunn and Michael Dunn who adored him. William is also survived by his sister Margaret Adduci of Whitman.

Bill proudly served in the military for 6 years. A retired teacher, William taught at Brookline High School for over 40 years.  After retirement, Bill continued his affiliation with BHS in a variety of supportive roles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday Jan 7 at 10:30 AM. Family and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUAREWednesday Jan 6 from 4-8 PM. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to:  Padre Pio Foundation of America, 463 Main Street | Cromwell, CT 06416 or St. Francis House 39 Boylston St. Boston, Ma. 02116

Napoleon Cousins

Napoleon Cousins of Jamaica Plain, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020.

Napoleon was born December 6, 1939 to Turner and Elsie Cousin.  Napolean grew up in Hogansville Ga.,Napolean attended St. Paul Church in Hogansville where he gave his life to the lord at a young age. He graduated from West End High in Hogansville Ga. where he was the basketball captain  of the varsity team.

In the early 1970’s Napoleon moved to Boston Ma for better job opportunities. He was later employed at Printed Circuit in Woburn, Ma for over 15 years where he retired. Napoleon was an avid golfer and a member of the Franklin Park Golf Club for many years. He remained active in his later years by being a Fire Marshall at his place of residence. In his free time he enjoyed going to the Casino and spending quality time with Family and Friends.

Napoleon was preceded in death by his parents , Turner and Elsie Cousin. 3 brothers, Alton Cousin, Nathaniel Cousin, Robert Cousin, two sisters, Barbra Ann Cousin and Deborah Cousin.

Napoleon was a devoted father to 5 children, Wanda Hunter(Fred), Darren Cousin, Anita Cousin all of Boston Massachusetts, Tina Goolsby(Craig) of Georgia, and Amika Brewster (Jerry) of Boston Massachusetts, as well as 3 non-biological children, Angelia Marchman, Robert Marchman(Penny)  Anita Marshall all of Massachusetts. 

    He will be forever remembered by numerous loving family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS on Monday, January 4 from 9-10am. Relatives and friends invited.

Elaine M. (Vassalotti) LeLacheur

Elaine M. (Vassalotti) LeLacheur, 91, of Milton, December 30, 2020.

Beloved wife for 66 years of the late Robert W. LeLacheur. Devoted father of Robert W. LeLacheur, Jr. and Diana of Reading, Richard M. LeLacheur and Beata of Westborough and David J. LeLacheur and Marcy of Milton.  Also survived by grandchildren Margaret, Emily, Samuel, Alexandria, Andrew, Michael, and Annastasia.  Predeceased by her parents Michael and Helen (Ward) Vassalotti and her brothers Louis (Jack) and Michael Vassalotti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Wednesday, Jan 6 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited.  Interment will be at Milton Cemetery following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to Saint Mary of the Hills School, 250 Brook Road, Milton, MA 02186 Attn: Advancement Office.

Maria C. Mendes Goncalves

Maria C. Mendes Goncalves died Saturday, December 26, 2020, she was 105 years old.

Beloved wife of the late Clarimundo Goncalves.  Maria was the beloved mother of Manual Socorro Goncalves of Dorchester, Maria Livramento Goncalves of Dorchester, Julio Goncalves of Portugal, Bibiana Mendes Goncalves of Dorchester, Simao Goncalves of Brockton and Maria Amelia Goncalves of Dorchester. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and  great great grandchildren.

Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday, December 30, 5-8 pm. Funeral Service and Interment Private.

Eileen (Sullivan) Shannon

Eileen (Sullivan) Shannon, originally from Brighton, died Sunday December 27, 2020.  She was 77 years old.

Ms. Shannon was a graduate of Holy Cross Academy in Brookline, MA and attended Boston University.  She was the very first employee benefits coordinator at Harvard Community Health Plan.  Eileen loved music, theater and travel.  She shared this love with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Her wit and intellect were remarkable.  Mostly, though, she loved and adored her family. 

Eileen is survived by her loving daughters Lynne S. Vozzella and her husband Stanley Vozzella and Maura F. Richards and her husband Michael P. Richards, all of Milton.  She was “Nan” to her grandchildren, Phoebe and Spencer Torres, Christian and Bronwyn Vozzella, and Joshua Richards, Casey Sullivan and her husband Jason, Madeline Richards and her precious great-granddaughters and great-grandson. Eileen was the daughter of the late Maurice H. and Frances C. Sullivan of Brighton, MA.  Sister to Maurice H. Sullivan and his wife Vera “Penny” of Cotuit, MA and James L. Sullivan of Brighton, MA.  She was predeceased by her sister Frances M. Sullivan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Wednesday January 6 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday 4-7 PM.

Winston Stephen Marchan

Winston Stephen Marchan was born in Whiteland, Trinidad on March 30, 1955 to Mazie and the late Harry Marchan. 

Stephen emigrated to the United States of America in 1979.  Shortly after arriving he enlisted in the Army.  First stationed in Georgia then finally in South Korea. He was honorably discharged in August 1984 with the rank of Sergeant.  While in Korea, he received many achievement awards for outstanding work on the battle vehicles.

He was an A student all through elementary school and his love for learning continued through adulthood.  While enlisted in the army he took a test for his GED.  The officials swore that he cheated on the test because of his high score so he had to retake it in a room surrounded by officials.  To everyone’s surprise (except Stephen’s) he got an even higher score the second time around. 

Stephen followed after his oldest brother running track & field for Texaco.  He competed in the last Southern Games at Guaracara Park, South Trinidad where he was awarded a bronze medal in the decathlon.  He was an all-round sportsman and participated in soccer and cricket.  He loved hanging out with the guys and give “fatigue”.  In Trinidad his nickname was “Payshay” and in Boston it was “Soca Dog”.

Stephen is survived by his mother Mazie Marchan, his wife Violeta, sons Ernesto and Winston Marchan, Jr; DaughterAyoka, Grandchildren – Deji, Tai, Jahsim, Quatashia, Tydashia, Ma’Nya, Kayland, Daquavion, Desmond, Kaiden, Kaison, Kyrie; Great Grandchild- Nalani; Brothers – Herman, Roger, Ronald; Sister– Pat;Sister in laws – Gloria Barber, Lancie and Jennifer; Nieces and Nephews– Abeni, Jade, Natalya, Katty, Liselle, Devon, Rakaiyyah, Kia, Abby, Addy, Kamari, Sanai. Host of cousins in Trinidad.

Stephen was the last sibling to leave Trinidad for the United States of America.  While he was at home he took care of his other siblings like his older brother did while his parents were in the USA.

Once he returned to Boston, Stephen would move on to Ironworkers Union #7 and Baycove Senior Center where he was as a driver.  He was a member of Unity Sports and Cultural Center for 30 plus years and also member of Soca and Associates for  25+ years (even traveling to Toronto, Canada yearly to compete in All Fours card competitions). 

Stephen had many hobbies, he enjoyed especially fishing with his brothers, playing and listening to music, playing cricket and hanging out with friends.  Some of his favorite things/jokes to say where “ you can’t be late twice”; “my feet is my carriage” and “you can’t embarrass me because I don’t get embarrassed”.  When he wanted to talk in code would use words like “bram, bram, bram”.

Stephen was always lively, happy and positive.  He will be truly missed.

Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Thursday, December 30, 9-11 am.

Funeral Service and Interment Private.

Harvey Williams

Harvey L. Williams Jr. longtime resident of Boston, Massachusetts, was born in Covington, Georgia to the late Harvey L. Williams Sr. and Annie Mae Davis.

Harvey was the owner of H&J Commercial Cleaning Company for over 20 years. Previously, he worked for Belchers Catering Company. Harvey was an Alto Jazz Saxophonist who also played the flute and piano. Harvey loved teaching others how to play the piano and discussing music theory. He enjoyed playing at various venues with his band especially at the well-known “Wally’s of Boston.”

One of his favorite past times was fishing especially when joined by his buddy Harold Truitt. He also enjoyed watching professional boxing with friends and family. Harvey is best known for sharing his philosophies, guidance, and wisdom about life with anyone willing to listen.

Harvey and his wife Dorothy, “Dottie” played a meaningful role in the lives of a multitude of children, who they nurtured, parented and loved.  Opening his home and his heart in this way leaving several children who will miss him deeply. They include Theresa Daley (Sylvester), Jerry Adams, Sheryl Speed, Susan Purcell (Andrew), Hassan Sadberry, Joy Henry and Reginald Lucien. Along with their children and grandchildren, too numerous to name.  Harvey was preceded in death by Melissa Rookard (Marlon).

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy “Dottie” Williams, his children Cheryl Chapman (Grayson) of Boston; Rodney Williams (Tammy) of Greensboro, NC; Staverne Miller (Renard) and Nadine Adams all of Boston.  Grandchildren:  Marcus Williams, India and Zariya Miller.  Great-Grand Children: Sanai Williams and Caleb Lewis; his siblings: Alice G. Dunn of Boston; Kent Davis (Ann) of Atlanta, GA. Harvey will be missed by family members including: In laws, nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends.

Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Wednesday December 30, 1-3 pm. Funeral Service and Interment Private.

Owen P. Doherty

Owen Patrick Doherty, age 90, formerly of Marlboro and Brockton, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 23, 2020 in Sudbury, MA. Owen was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Proctor) Doherty and was the father of Mark Doherty of New York, NY, the late Brian Doherty of Brockton, MA, Susan Doherty of Marlboro, MA, and Gregory Doherty of Brockton, MA.

Owen was born on July 20, 1930, in Brownsville — a section of Brooklyn, NY.  His parents, Henry and Bridget Kearney Doherty, hailed from Donegal, Ireland as did five of Owen’s eight siblings: Henry, Hugh, Rose Traverse, John, James, Bernard, Francis, and Mary McNiff of South Boston, MA. Owen is survived by his three loving grandchildren: Jessica Doherty of New York, NY, Owen Doherty Jr. of Brockton, MA and Rocco Augustus Doherty Mastrobattista of Marlboro, MA and his two daughters-in-law; Susan Boyle-Doherty and Debbie Doherty as well as his 29 nieces and nephews.

During the Great Depression, Owen developed a love for electricity while repairing radios and toasters for his neighbors to earn money to help support his family. Owen went on to study electricity, graduating from Charlestown High School and  then working for over 40 years for the International Brotherhood of Electricians, Local 103, Boston, MA. Owen served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954, graduating from the Harbor Defense School and earning a National Defense Medal.

Fitting with the Irish tradition, Owen was a great storyteller. He often recalled seeing the last vestiges of the old lamplighters lighting the gas street lanterns just prior to their electrification, learning how to read from a movie marquee in Brooklyn, memories of cranking his brother James’ Model T to help restart it, the iceman who came around before refrigeration, selling newspapers in downtown Boston as a boy, the servicemen being shipped off to WW2, the building of the Prudential Building. He wired the Old North Church and then had the honor of flipping the belfry switch for the Bicentennial Lantern Celebration, commemorating the lanterns that signaled to the Patriots on the other side of the Charles River that the British were moving by water: “One if by land, and two if by sea.” All these pieces of history may have gone with Owen, but his stories and memories as a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle, and friend to all who were blessed to know him will live on. 

Public visitation has been cancelled. Funeral services will be held in the summer of 2021.