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Meany III, Daniel J. - Holbrook  
Daniel J. Meany III of Holbrook passed away May 12, 2016, after a long illness. Dan spent his last six months at the John Scott Nursing Home being cared for by a wonderful staff. He was the beloved son of Barbara A. (Kelley) Meany and the late Daniel J. Meany Jr.; devoted brother of Kevin Meany and his wife Virginia of Avon, Thomas H. Meany and his wife Robyn of Braintree, and Pamela Kiley and her husband Mark of Braintree. Dan leaves his lifelong best friend, who was like a brother to him, retired Holbrook police sergeant Mark Shanly. Also survived by loving aunts and uncles and uncle Danny will be sorely missed by his nieces and nephews whom he adored and took great pride in their accomplishments. Dan served our country in the U.S. Army with the Military Police stationed in Texas. He also spent a period of time with the DEA in New York. He returned to Holbrook and served as a Special Police Officer for the Holbrook Police Department for 6 years. He went to work at the Boston Penal Department at Deer Island which was incorporated into the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department, where he served with honor and distinction for over 30 years. Dan was instrumental in gaining many rights and privileges for his co-workers as a Union representative. Dan was also a legendary collector in SWAT memorabilia and was known worldwide for his connections in that world. He was a renowned writer and was published in numerous police and S.W.A.T. publications. He also has spoken worldwide to police agencies about his knowledge of terrorism. His work behind the walls gaining intelligence saved the lives of a judge, police officers, and other correction officers. He touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home,69 So. Franklin St., Holbrook (Rte. 37) until 9:45 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Burial to be private. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his name to the South Shore VNA, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370. For additional information or to leave a sympathy message please visit our Web site at www.cartwrightfuneral.com .
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Published in The Canton Journal from May 14 to May 27, 2016
Melone, Gilda S. - Milton  
Gilda S. (Penna) Melone, of Holbrook, age 86, passed away peacefully in the company of her loving family on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Born and raised in Boston, she had resided in Holbrook for the past 18 years. Mrs. Melone was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. The beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Melone, she was the devoted mother of Janice G. Coury and her husband Richard and Joseph J. Malone, all of Holbrook and the late Linda A. Melone. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren; Joseph J. Melone, III, Jennifer Smith, Jessica Adams, Victoria Coury, Amanda Melone, Samuel Bonin and 4 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Friday, May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service held at the funeral home Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, 92 Centre Ave., Rockland. For directions and guest book please see www.alfreddthomas.com . Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton (617) 696-4200
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Published in The Canton Journal from May 13 to May 20, 2016
Minton, Rita A. - Stoughton  
Rita A. Minton, age 96, of Stoughton, formerly of Braintree, passed away May 23, at the Arbors in Stoughton, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Dorchester, she attended Boston schools and graduated from Jeremiah Burke High School. She lived in Braintree for 25 years where she was a former member of the Braintree Council on Aging and the Meals on Wheels. She was an accomplished piano player and enjoyed music, dancing, and had a gift for arts and crafts. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Sr.; mother of Janet R. Minton, Thomas F. Minton Jr. and Rita Anne Minton all of Stoughton; sister of the late Mary Meagher, Lillian Cotter, Gertrude Flanagan, James, John and William Damery. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St., Canton, Thursday 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton, Friday morning at 10:30. Burial St. Josephs Cemetery, W. Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimers Assn., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, see www.dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Canton Journal from May 24 to June 2, 2016
Mitchell, Steven D. - Stoughton  
Steven D. Mitchell, 63, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Charlebois) Mitchell. Born in Brockton, he was educated in Stoughton schools and graduated from Boston Trade High School. Steven was a longtime plumber and owned F. Mitchell & Son Plumbing in Stoughton before retiring several years ago. He loved the town of Stoughton and was active in many town civic events. Steven was a town meeting member, a past member of the Stoughton Finance Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals and was a Republican Town Committee member. He was on the Board of Directors at CW Welch Fish & Game in Stoughton and a member of the Mattamiscontis Club and the Rising Star Masonic Lodge in Stoughton. In addition to his wife, Steven is survived by his daughter, Erin Whynot of Stoughton; and his grandson, Andrew Korsun. He was the brother of Edward Mitchell of Florida. He is also survived by the family dog, Little Missy. Funeral service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Thursday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Stevens memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com . Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676
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Published in The Canton Journal from May 24 to June 2, 2016
Mofford, Douglas G. - Randolph  
Douglas G. Mofford of Randolph, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 61. Doug was the loving son of Margaret R. (Mowrey) Mofford, long term resident of Randolph, and the late Donald G. Mofford; devoted brother of Donald Mofford of Randolph, Daniel Mofford of Randolph, Elizabeth Wilson of South Weymouth, Helen Henkel of Royalston, John Mofford of Taunton, and Mindy Mofford of Randolph. Doug is also survived by 8 nieces, 10 nephews, 13 great-nieces and great-nephews, family and friends. Doug was predeceased by his grandparents, Rev. John D. Mowrey, Ruth E. (Matthews) Mowrey, Reginald A. Mofford and Elizabeth M. (Blizzard) Mofford. Doug was the great-grandson of the late Rev. David B. Matthews of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Randolph and of St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Brockton. Douglas Mofford was born in Brockton, August 22, 1954. In his early years, Doug worked as a laborer for Mofford Concrete Forms and as a delivery parts driver for Larken Auto Parts. Doug will be remembered by many as someone who could always get a smile out of the younger generation of Moffords. Doug enjoyed helping his mother with small tasks and working on his beloved Ford Mustang. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph. Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, Randolph. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited attend. Visiting hours will be Wednesday in the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will take place in Central Cemetery, Randolph. Should friends desire, memorial contributions can be made in Dougs name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass), 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17, Boston, MA 02129. For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message, visit our Web site at www.cartwrightfuneral.com .
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Published in The Canton Journal from May 17 to May 27, 2016
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