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Doris E. (Paone) Solar

November 11, 1939 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 79)

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SOLAR, Doris E. (Paone)  In East Boston, July 22, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Ronald J. Solar Sr.  Longtime companion of the late Joseph "Leo" Caissie.

Loving mother of Lisa M. Granara of East Boston, Ronald J. Solar Jr. of Everett and his late wife Gina, Robert S. Solar of Tewksbury and his late wife Donna, Gerald L. and his wife Ana of Reading, Brian Solar of East Boston.

Sister of Carol Lemerise and her husband Gerry, Eileen Green and her husband Tom, all of East Boston and the late Armand "Snooky", Robert and Ronald Paone and his late wife Anne.

Also survived by twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two soon to be born great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON Friday, July 26, at 11:30.  Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 12 PM.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting prior to Mass commencing at 10 AM.

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett

Born in Boston’s North End to Armando “Monte” and Ada [Vanni] Paone, Doris was the fourth of six children from a traditional Italian family [including [3] boys and [3] girls].  As a middle child, she was the younger sister to brother(s); Robert [who passed at approximately 1 year old as a result of pneumonia], Ronnie and Armand “Snooky” respectively, and the oldest sister to Carol and Eileen.  

While growing up in East Boston, Doris had dreamed of becoming a mother from the time she was a young girl.  She learned so much from her Nonna [Maria], including cooking, cleaning and what “hard-work” was all about.  As the older sister to Carol and Eileen, this prepared her with all of the characteristic(s) and traits of becoming a great mom: loving; caring; kind; giving; supportive; and inspiring.

Working in a shoe company as a designer, at 20 she married Ronald “Ronnie’ Solar from Chelsea.  Ronnie, one of eight children from French/Polish parents, had also wanted a large family.  Together, from 1960 to 1967, they had [5] children [1 daughter and 4 sons].  Lisa, the oldest; then Ronnie Jr., Bobby, Jerry and Brian.  Their family was now complete.

At times, life would not be easy for Doris and her family.  Yet no matter what challenge(s) they encountered along the way, Doris especially, would stand her ground and always make the best of every situation.  She was determined from a young age to “never quit” and carried this determination with her throughout her lifetime.

As a mother of [5], this being a full-time job in of itself, she worked full time at Morse - Baker Shoe located in Bradlees department store in Chelsea for several decades before retiring in her late 50s.

She is the loving grandmother to twelve and great-grandmother to four… soon to be six.

For those of us that were fortunate to be a part of such an incredible person’s journey, we know that she “always – no matter what” put everyone first!  It did not matter if you were a family member; a friend; a neighbor; or an acquaintance… she was so giving of herself from the very start.  She was a tremendous role-model to so many that she touched.

We were blessed by Doris’ presence throughout her [79+] years… she was truly the epitome of a beautiful person both inside and out.

She will be sorely missed.  However, her memory and spirit will continue to live on in all of us.  Lost, but never forgotten.

Be free and fly high Doris!

In lieu of flowers donations in Doris's memory to the American Lung Assn. would be appreciated.


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July 26, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Magrath Funeral Home
336 Chelsea St
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
July 26, 2019

12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
45 Brooks St.
East Boston, MA 02128

Interment following funeral service
July 26, 2019

Woodlawn Cemetery
302 Elm St.
Everett, MA 02149


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