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  • Obituary: Father Hubert E. Desmond served in several archdiocesan parishes

    When he was granted senior priest/retirement status in 2001, Father Desmond told The Pilot that "my life until now has been framed by two parishes named for St. Anthony of Padua." The first was his place of baptism in his native Cohasset; the last was his last parish assignment in the archdiocese in Woburn. Father Hubert E. Desmond died at Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, on July 27, 2022.

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  • Obituary: Retired LaSalette Missionary bishop dies in auto accident

    Bishop Joseph D. Pelletier, MS, died following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the afternoon hours of June 4, 2022, in Enfield, New Hampshire. The bishop, who was retired from the Diocese of Morondava in Madagascar, was visiting the LaSalette Shrine in Enfield. He had been shopping with fellow LaSalette Father John P. Sullivan and was returning to their residence in Enfield. According to initial reports, the driver was observing all speed limits and traffic regulations but may have been blinded by the sun as she drove along the road.

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  • Dorothea (Kennedy) Harmon

    Dorothea (Kennedy) Harmon (Aug. 6) in Ashland. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 10 at Saint Columbkille Church, Brighton, for the mother of Thomas, Framingham; and Kevin, Newton. For many years, Mrs. Harmon was a staff member at the Chancery in Brighton with service in the Office for Canonical Affairs and then in the Insurance Department. Mrs. Harmon was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne.

  • David F. McNulty

    David F. McNulty (Aug. 4) in Bourne. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 13 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Marshfield, for the father of Kathleen Shea and David, both of Quincy; Patricia White, Plymouth; and David, Franklin; and brother of the late Father Robert McNulty. Mr. McNulty was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne.

  • Catherine (Curran) Sculley

    Catherine (Curran) Sculley (Aug. 5) in Woburn. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 12 at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Woburn, for the sister of the late Father Thomas Curran, SJ. Mrs. Sculley was buried in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

  • Deacon Richard T. Joy

    Deacon Richard T. Joy '98 (July 27) in Westford. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 5 at Saint Catherine of Alexandria Church, Westford, for the husband of Kathleen (Pushee) Joy, Westford; and father of Sheila McFadden, Orlando, Fla., and Kevin, Townsend. During his diaconal ministry, he served at Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Westford. Deacon Joy was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Westford.

  • Annmarie (Carpenter) Aveni

    Annmarie (Carpenter) Aveni (Aug. 1) in Plymouth. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 9 at Saint Bonaventure Church, Plymouth, for the mother of Father Paul J. Aveni, Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Billerica; Janet, Carver; John, Johnson City, Tenn.; and Mary, Plymouth. Mrs. Aveni was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Plymouth.

  • Paula A. Casey

    Paula A. Casey (July 27) in Quincy. Funeral Mass celebrated July 30 at Saint Brigid of Kildare Church, South Boston, for the wife of Richard Cryan, Quincy; and sister of Father Robert E. Casey, Gate of Heaven and Saint Brigid of Kildare, South Boston; Sister Maureen E. Casey, SNDdeN, Newton; John, Houston, Texas; Jeannine Josephson, Rochester; and Catherine Staff, Dorchester. Ms. Casey was buried in National Cemetery, Bourne.

  • Mary (Wallace) Joyce

    Mary (Wallace) Joyce (July 29) in Quincy. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 3 at Saint Mary Church, Quincy, for the wife of Martin, Quincy, and mother of Martin, Burlington, Iowa; and sister of Sister Margaret (Saint Anne) Wallace, CSJ, Brighton. Mrs. Joyce was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

  • Father Lawrence W. Flynn, MM

    Father Lawrence W. Flynn, MM (July 9) in Maryknoll, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated July 15 at Queen of Apostles Chapel, Maryknoll, N.Y., for the son of the late John and Ruth (McGowan) Flynn; and brother of Ruth Piercey, East Hampton, Conn. During 35 years of priestly ministry, the Cambridge native served in Maryknoll assignments in China; Hong Kong; United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y; and on the Mission Promotion Department Team. Father Flynn was buried in the Maryknoll Cemetery, Maryknoll, N.Y.

  • Sister Janet D. Gallup, SGM

    Sister Janet D. Gallup, SGM (July 20) in Lawrence. Funeral Mass celebrated July 28 at Youville Place Chapel, Lexington, for the daughter of the late Marvin and Amelia (Pessefall) Gallup; and sister of John Gallup, Quebec, QC. During 67 years of religious life, Sister Janet served in congregational assignments in Quebec, QC; Ohio; and, locally, at Youville School of Nursing, Cambridge. Sister Janet was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Sister Rita (Marie Johneen) Johnson, SSND

    Sister Rita (Marie Johneen) Johnson, SSND (July 21) Funeral Mass celebrated July 26 at Saint Patrick Cathedral, Norwich, Conn., for the daughter of the late John and Rita (Craven) Johnson, and sister of Barbra Finn, Jamaica Plain, and Maureen Sullivan, Raynham. During 60 years of religious life, the Roxbury native served in congregational assignments in Conn.; Md.; N.H.; and N.Y. Sister Rita was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.

  • Robert F. Burns

    Robert F. Burns (July 23) in Woburn. Funeral Mass celebrated July 27 at Saint Barbara Church, Woburn, for the father of Robert, Chelmsford; and David, Northborough; and brother of Sister Dorothy Burns, CSJ, Brighton. Mr. Burns was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

  • Elizabeth Joanne (Welch) Mente

    Elizabeth Joanne (Welch) Mente (July 17) in Concord. Funeral Mass celebrated July 23 at Saint Bernard Church, Concord, for the mother of Andrew, Concord; Katherine, Belmont; Philip, Jamaica Plain; Suzanne, Deerfield; and Sarah and Julie, both of Brooklyn, N.Y; and sister of the late Sister Margaret (Mary Bartholomew) Welch, SNDdeN. Mrs. Mente was buried in Saint Bernard Cemetery, Concord.

  • Father John J. Donohue, SJ

    Father John J. Donohue, SJ (July 6) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated July 12 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late Florence and Helen (Garvey) Donohue. During 63 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Jesus, Father serve din congregational assignments of the USA East Jesuit Province in The Lebanon; Iraq; and locally at Weston College, and Campion Center, both in Weston and Campion Center, both in Weston. Father Donohue was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Deacon Thomas W. Marchant

    Deacon Thomas W. Marchant '76 (July 10) in Wakefield. Funeral Mass celebrated July 15 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church (Italian), Everett for the husband of Beatrice (Cassie) Marchant, Wakefield; and father of Thomas, Diane Grenham, Michele Taylor, all of Wakefield; Michael, Chelmsford; Joseph, Cynthia, and Paul, all of Everett; brother of Phyllis Drinkwater, Andover. During his diaconal ministry he served at Saint Anthony of Padua (Italian) Everett. Deacon Marchant was buried in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

  • Sister Alberta Marie (Mary) Olsen, CSJ

    Sister Alberta Marie (Mary) Olsen, CSJ (July 8) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 14 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton for the daughter of the late Albert and Ada (Holmes) Olsen. During 68 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Motherhouse, Milton; Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury; Sacred Heart, Roslindale; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; Bethany, Framingham; and Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Brighton. Sister Alberta Marie was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Margaret (Parady) Comeau

    Margaret (Parady) Comeau (July 2) in Old Town, Maine. Funeral Mass celebrated July 9 at Holy Family Church, Old Town, Maine for the mother of Brother Stephen Comeau, CFX, Takoma Park, Md.; and Frank, Old Town, Maine. Mrs. Comeau was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Old Town, Maine.