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Mooar (Antonellis), Beatrice “Dolly” passed away peacefully at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on August 8th, 2022, she was 86 years old. Beatrice was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Filomina Antonellis. She is survived by her son Jon Mooar of MA, daughter Christina and husband Billy Wilson of NH, a sister in law Marilyn Antonellis and her five grandchildren: Shayne and Sonya Mooar of MA, Tyler and Brianna Wilson of NH, Cassandra Mooar of MA, Samantha Wilson and Fiance Erick Mercadante of NH, and Nicole Mooar of MA. She had several nieces and nephews. She had one great granddaughter, Isabella Wilson, whom she adored. Dolly was predeceased by her brothers Francis and Joseph Antonellis and her sister Anna Cotoulas. 


Dolly was born on Adam Street in Newton, MA, or “The Lake.” Being the youngest and she looked like a doll she is known as “Dolly”. She graduated from Mass School of Art (Boston), Florence School of Art (Italy), and Harvard University (Boston). She ran the recreation department for the US Army in Berlin Germany where she received several awards. When she came back to the states she taught Art classes in Schenectady NY and Newton MA, her Art work was displayed at the World trade Center Boston and currently at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She later relocated to Framingham where she joined the Callahan Senior center. She was extremely active there helping in the gift shop, being on committees and teaching Art. She cherished her time there. She worked at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cytology Lab for 32 years and still remains close to her coworkers. She absolutely loved parties, drawing, gardening, making Sangria and teaching Isabella Italian, German, dancing and drawing. She loved cooking and baking and she always felt there was never enough food. She loved her long time relationship with Mary Saunders, Carole Kelley her crew from Cytology, everyone at the Callahan and all her neighbors.


She will be remembered for her generosity, fun personality, and thoughtfulness. Her five grandchildren and Isabella meant everything to her they were a huge part of her life. Words can’t express the loss to her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Friends of Callahan Center in Bea Mooar’s name, 535 Union ST Framingham MA 01701 508-532-5980


Visiting hours Friday, Aug. 19th from 4-8pm in the funeral home. Funeral Mass Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10:30AM at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington St, Newton. Interment Private.