Obituaries: Barry Phaneuf, Milton Carneiro, Madonna Donahue, Jackie Alexander

Milford lost three residents in the new year, including the owner of the Mendon Driving Range. And a former resident also recently died.

Barry A. Phaneuf, 69, died Friday, Jan. 4. Born in Milford, he was best known as the owner and operator of Barry’s Place and the Mendon Driving Range for more than 30 years. His funeral services were handled by Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Amilcar V. “Milton” Carneiro, 34, died Saturday, Jan. 5. Born in France, he moved to Milford as a young child and graduated Milford High School, Class of 1996. He is survived by his parents, Joao and Maria (Valenca) Carneiro of Milford, his girlfriend, Courtney Whitehouse of Hopedale, and a son and daughter, both of Hopedale.

His funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.

Madonna (Flood) Donahue, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 6. She was raised in Medway, but lived in Milford for many years. She was a nurse at Framingham Union Hospital (later MetroWest Medical Center). At the time of her retirement, she was the nurse manager/director of the Coronary Care Unit, Telemetry, Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiac Rehab, Cardiovascular, Intensive Care and Transportation Units at the hospital.

She is survived by her fiancée Raymond Pagucci and her twin sister, Mary. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 in the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 

Jackie L. (Gilliland) Alexander, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 30, at Milford Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Alexander. Survivors include a son, Craig S. Alexander, of Worcester; and her two daughters: Linda Kent, of Dudley and Brenda Blais, of Douglas. Mrs. Alexander was a daughter of Miller and Bessie (Rodgers) Gilliland. She was born and raised in Morely, Missouri. She and her husband moved to Milford with their family in 1963. After living there for seven years, her family spent time living in Georgia and New Hampshire before settling in Whitinsville 20 years ago.

A memorial service was held at the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville, on Jan. 4. 


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