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  • Obituary: A great priest -- Bishop Joseph F. Maguire

    ''Ecce Sacerdos Magnus'' -- initial words of the Latin chant for the welcoming of a bishop. Bishop Joseph Francis Maguire probably heard those words many times -- in the seminary, at cathedral celebrations, at his episcopal ordination and subsequently. Those who knew him suspect these were the words accompanying him as he approached his Lord following his death on Nov. 23, 2014 at his home in Springfield.

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  • Father Martin J. Walsh, OMI

    Father Martin J. Walsh, OMI (Dec. 9) in Tewksbury. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Tewksbury for the son of the late Lawrence and Cecelia (Sullivan) Walsh and brother of Mary Feeney, Norwood. During 60 years of priestly ministry, Father served in assignments in Washington, D.C.; Fla.; Ind.; Mich.; N.Y.; Penn.; Texas; and locally at Saint Joseph the Worker Shrine, Lowell; Saint William Parish and Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence, both in Tewksbury. Father Walsh was buried in the Oblate Cemetery, Tewksbury.

  • Sister Marion Connelly, SGM

    Sister Marion Connelly, SGM (Dec. 11) in Lexington. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 18 ay Youville Place Chapel, Lexington for the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Catherine (Donovan) Connelly and sister of Paul, Acton. During 52 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Argentina and Colombia, and locally at MI Nursing Center, Lawrence; Grey Nuns Academy and Provincial Offices, both in Lexington. Sister Marion was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Sister Carol (William Margaret) Swan, SC

    Sister Carol (William Margaret) Swan, SC (Dec. 12) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 16 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Gillis) Swan and sister of John, Lowell and William, Appleton, Wisc. During 58 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Bermuda; Nova Scotia; N.Y.; and locally at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Carol was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Evelyn (Theorux) [DesRosiers] DiLauro

    Evelyn (Theorux) [DesRosiers] DiLauro (Dec. 13) in Hudson. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 17 at Saint Michael Church, Hudson for the mother of Father Ronald DesRosiers, SM, Saint Paul, Minn. and Anne Marie Bouchard, Harpswell, Maine. Mrs. DiLauro was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • Gilda (Scrima) Pasto

    Gilda (Scrima) Pasto (Dec. 13) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 17 at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Church, Boston for the mother of James; and Lisa Gurney, Worcester; and sister of Father Claude Scrima, OFM, Saint Leonard, Boston; and Mary Greco, Wilmington. Committal services will be private.

  • Father William J. Hamilton, SJ

    Father William J. Hamilton, SJ (Dec. 4) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 11 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late William and Anna (Tennien) Hamilton and brother of Mary Bargh, Va. During 51 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Jesus, Father served in various assignments of the New England Jesuit Province. Father Hamilton was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Vincente de Saint Joseph (Winifred) OfConnor, LSP

    Sister Vincente de Saint Joseph (Winifred) OfConnor, LSP (Dec. 6) in Somerville. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 10 at Jeanne Jugan Residence Chapel, Somerville for the daughter of the late Thomas and Belinda (Hever) OfConnor and sister of Sister Vincent of Saint Raymond OfConnor, LSP, Jeanne Jugan Residence, Bronx, N.Y. During 65 years of religious life Sister served in various congregational assignments, most recently at Jeanne Jugan Residence, Somerville. Sister Vincente de Saint Joseph was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Gertrude C. (OfBrien) Flynn

    Gertrude C. (OfBrien) Flynn (Dec. 4) in Wakefield. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 10 at Saint Joseph Church, Wakefield for the wife of Thomas, Wakefield; and mother of Mary Flynn Myers, West Roxbury (Archdiocesan Campaign for Catholic Schools); Noreen Weihe, Seattle, Wash.; Thomas and Joseph, both of Wakefield; John, Woburn; and Julie Norton, Melrose; and sister of John OfBrien, Naples, Fla. and the late Father James OfBrien, MM. Mrs. Flynn was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham.

  • Sister Margaret (Thomas Mary) Shea, CSJ

    Sister Margaret (Thomas Mary) Shea, CSJ (Nov. 25) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 1 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton for the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (English) Shea and sister of Elizabeth Almeida; John; and Mary Day. During 61 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Joseph, Medford; Saint John the Evangelist, Swampscott; Saint Paul, Cambridge; Saint John the Baptist, Quincy; Saint Mary, Dedham; Saint Columbkille, Brighton; Saint Anthony of Padua or Lisbon, Cambridge; Saint Joseph, Belmont, Saint Malachy, Burlington and Immaculate Conception, Malden. Sister Margaret was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Bishop Joseph F. Maguire

    Bishop Joseph F. Maguire (Nov. 23) in Springfield. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 1 at Saint Michael Cathedral, Springfield. Bishop Maguire was bishop of Springfield (1977-1991), having served as coadjutor there (1976-1977) and as auxiliary of Boston (1972-1976). Bishop Maguirefs obituary will be in the Dec. 5 issue of The Pilot.

  • Father Henry (Charles) OfBrien, OP

    Father Henry (Charles) OfBrien, OP (Nov. 18) in Lowell. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 22 at Saint Michael Church, Lowell for the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Downes) OfBrien and brother of Eileen Locapo, Dunstable and Margaret Stone, Lowell. During 60 years of priestly life, Father OfBrien served in assignments of the Dominican Saint Joseph Province in Washington, D.C.; Ky.; Mich.; N. J.; N.Y.; Ohio. Father OfBrien was buried in Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.

  • Sister Alice (Eileen) Brennan, SND

    Sister Alice (Eileen) Brennan, SND (Nov. 16) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 22 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Michael and Alice (Duffy) Brennan. During 69 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in N.H.; and locally at Saint Augustine, South Boston; Saint Maria Goretti, Lynnfield and Saint Augustine, Andover. Sister Alice was buried in Saint Augustine Cemetery, Andover.

  • Michael D. Ralph

    Michael D. Ralph (Nov. 13) in Falmouth. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 20 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Cambridge for the husband of Sally (Quinn) Ralph; father of USMC Capt. David Ralph; and brother of Father Francis Ralph, OP, Louisville, Ky. Mr. Ralph was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne.