PHOTOS BY BILL BRETT DORCHESTER — Hundreds gathered this morning to pay their final respects to Mary Brett McCarthy, a longtime clerk-secretary for the Boston Police Department who worked out of Area C District 11 in Dorchester, where she grew up. And it was to Dorchester, her home church of St. Margaret’s, that Mary returned one last time. A couple of pipers from the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums played as her…

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UPDATED 04.29.2018 HINGHAM — Mary Brett McCarthy, of Quincy, a longtime civilian member of the Boston Police Department, died on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, after a long period of declining health, fighting her illness with unbelievable strength and dignity. She leaves her husband, Robert T. McCarthy, children Maryellen McCarthy of Quincy, Sean and Michael McCarthy, both of Dorchester, and her beautiful granddaughter, Bridget Lenehan. Mary also leaves…

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DORCHESTER — More than 200 guests gathered for the 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast and raised more than $100,000 to support the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry. The breakfast, hosted by the Brett family, is held in the church hall of St. Teresa’s of Calcutta church. The breakfast also is the induction ceremony into the Dorchester Hall of Fame. This year’s ceremony celebrated four new inductees: Fire Commissioner Joe Finn, Sister Barbara Gorham of…

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BRETT FAMILY The Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry in Dorchester feeds thousands of people each year. DORCHESTER — On this St. Patrick’s Day 2018, more than 100 people will gather at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church to raise money and support for the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry named for Bill Brett’s mother. The breakfast, which last year raised more than $100,000, is hosted by Jim Brett. The entire Brett family,…

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DORCHESTER — A Go Fund Me fundraising page has been set up to help the extended family of 14 and their two dogs that were displaced in a multiple alarm fire on Allston Street in Dorchester on Saturday. You can help them via this link. According to Caught in Dot, the all of the residents go out of the building, but they lost all of their belongings. The cleanup of the street was ongoing as…

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