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  • Obituary: Father James F. Lanergan dies at 80

    A Boston native, Father James F. Lanergan was born on May 20, 1934 a son of the late James and Ellen (Campbell) Lanergan. Following seminary formation at archdiocesan seminaries, he was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury on Feb. 2, 1961 by Auxiliary Bishop Jeremiah F. Minihan.

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  • Obituary: Father John Gentleman, pastor in Essex and Manchester by the Sea

    His classmate and close friend for some 30 years, Father James A. Flavin was the principal celebrant and homilist of the Funeral Mass of Father John W. Gentleman. The Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Manchester by the Sea on Feb. 7. Father Gentleman died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Jan. 31. He was 55. Father Walter Carreiro, long time friend of Father Gentleman, celebrated a Mass at St. John the Baptist Essex for that parish on Feb. 6,: Father Albert Capone preached at the Mass.

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  • Obituary: Father William W. Campbell, retired Air Force chaplain

    Son of the late William W. and Louise (Barry) Campbell, Father William W. Campbell was born in Salem on Dec. 4, 1927. He attended local schools and St. Mary High School, Lynn. He entered archdiocesan seminaries and following his ordination on Jan. 10, 1952 by Archbishop Richard Cushing he was assigned as assistant at St. Patrick Parish, Cambridge.

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  • Obituary: Msgr. Richard J. Mehm, pastor in Malden

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley was the principal celebrant of the Funeral Mass of Msgr. Richard J. Mehm at Immaculate Conception Church in Malden. Msgr. Mehm had been pastor of the Malden parish since his appointment to the parish by Cardinal Bernard Law on Jan. 1, 2001. He died at the parish rectory on Jan. 27, 2015.

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  • Obituary: Father Jose S. Ferreira 'builder and healer'

    Father Jose DaSilva Ferreira, a priest incardinated in the archdiocese in 1986, died in Carcavelos his native Portugal on Jan. 30. Jose Ferreira was born in Chaves, Portugal on Nov. 21, 1931. After his elementary and secondary education, he entered Vila Real Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood at the cathedral of the diocese of Vila Real by its bishop, Most. Rev. Antonio Valente da Fonseca on Feb. 25, 1956. He was assigned to parish ministry there before coming the archdiocese in 1974 as an associate at St. Anthony of Padua (Lisbon) Parish in Cambridge.

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  • Obituary: Father David J. Bartley, former pastor in Lynn and Salem

    Father David J. Bartley died in Danvers on Jan. 27, 2015. He had been in hospice care for a short time. An Amesbury native, he was one of the six children of the late Louis and Mary (Shaughnessy) Bartley. He attended the parish school at St. Joseph, Amesbury and high school at Immaculate Conception, Newburyport. Before entering the archdiocesan seminaries in Jamaica Plain and Brighton, he attended St. Philip Neri School in Boston which Cardinal Cushing had established to provide high school graduates and college students with some "pre-seminary" education, especially in Latin, Greek, and Philosophy.

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  • Father James D. Foley

    Father James D. Foley (Feb. 13) in Danvers. Memorial Mass celebrated Feb. 28 at Saint Richard of Chichester Church, Danvers for the son of the late Timothy and Sheila (Mangan) Foley and brother of Daniel, Beverly; and Michael, Danvers. Father Foley served in archdiocesan parishes in Boston; Haverhill; Needham; Salem and Sudbury from his ordination on Feb. 2, 1960. Committal services will be private.

  • Deacon Gerald J. Kaelin

    Deacon Gerald J. Kaelin 1992 (Feb. 22) in Danvers. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 28 at Saint Richard of Chichester Church, Danvers for the husband of Janet (Cavallaro) Kaelin; and father of Gwen, Boston; Gerald, Wash.; Barbara Doyle, Fla.; Brian, Norwood; and Diane Rennicks, Hamilton. During his active ministry he served at Saint John the Evangelist, Swampscott; Saint Agnes, Middleton; and Essex County Prison. Deacon Kaelin is to be buried in Saint Mary of the Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers.

  • Deacon Aubert Lauture

    Deacon Aubert Lauture 1979 (Feb. 11) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 21 at Saint Gregory the Great Church, Plantation, Fla. for the husband of Emilie. Deacon Lauture served in parishes of the archdiocese of Boston and Miami. Deacon Lauture was buried in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Teresa (Cushing) Currie

    Teresa (Cushing) Currie (Feb. 22) in Norwell. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 27 at Saint Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine Church, Norwell for the wife of Neil, Norwell; mother of Father John Currie, Immaculate Conception and Saint Jerome; Mary Harrison; Susan McClellan; Teresa Donovan; Neil; Nancy Stapleton; Gerard; Grace; Paul; Steven; Amy Crummey, Barbara Pumphrey, Sister Regina Cushing, SC, Anne McGuiggin and the late Sister Helen Cushing, SC. Mrs. Currie was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne.

  • Francis J. Foley

    Francis J. Foley (Feb. 20) in Milton. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 25 at Saint Agatha Church, Milton for the husband of Patricia (OfConnell) Foley, Milton; and father of Catherine Usevich, Kingston; Joann Squitieri, Norfolk; Thomas, Quincy; and Joseph, Weymouth; and brother of Father Thomas Foley, Regina Cleri Residence, Boston; Barbara Pickering, Braintree; William, Milton; Bernard, Del.; and Richard, Canton. Mr. Foley was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Mary E. Sughrue

    Mary E. Sughrue (Feb. 20) in Milton. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 25 at Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton for the daughter of the late Oliver and Virginia (Burke) Sughrue and sister of Father Paul Sughrue, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Acton and Saint Isidore, Stow; Peter, Bridgehampton, N.Y.; and Virginia Crowley, Kennebunk, Maine. Ms. Sughrue was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

  • Father Berard (Nicholas) Tufo, OFM

    Father Berard (Nicholas) Tufo, OFM (Feb. 11) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 16 at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Church, Boston for the son of the late Vincent and Antonetta (Yebba) Tufo, and brother of Adeline Paoletta, Woburn; and Elvira Ragucci, Stoneham. During 63 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Franciscan Immaculate Conception Province in El Salvador, Guatemala; Nicaragua; N.H.; Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian), Cambridge; Sacred Heart (Italian), Waltham; and Our Lady Help of Christians, Newton. Father Tufo was to be buried in The Friars Cemetery, Andover, Mass.

  • Sister Mary (Leo Michael) Donovan, SC

    Sister Mary (Leo Michael) Donovan, SC (Feb. 13) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 17 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Coughlin) Donovan; sister of Leo. During 62 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; N.Y.; and locally at Saint Patrick, Lawrence and Mount Saint Vincent Wellesley. Sister Mary is to be buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Henry Filistowicz, OSF

    Sister Henry Filistowicz, OSF (Feb. 10) in Reading, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 12 at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Mount Alvernia, Penn. for the daughter of the late Joseph and Marcella (Sadowska) Filistowicz. A Lowell native, who, during 78 years of religious life served in congregational assignments in Liberia; Puerto Rico; Conn.; Mich.; Penn.; N. J.; Texas; and locally at Joseph P. Kennedy School Hyde Park. Sister Henry was buried in Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Cemetery, Mount Alvernia, Penn.

  • Sister Dorothy (Donald Marie) Stinson, CSJ

    Sister Dorothy (Donald Marie) Stinson, CSJ (Feb. 11) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 19 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Gillespie) Stinson and sister of Sister Margaret M. Stinson, CSJ, Helen Fleming, John A. Stinson, Barbara Moran, George W. Stinson, and Mona McGovern. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph; Saint Joseph Manor, Dorchester; and Fontbonne Academy, Milton. Sister Dorothyfs burial will be determined in the spring.

  • Doris L. (Burrell) Clifford

    Doris L. (Burrell) Clifford (Feb. 13) in Norwood Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 19 at Saint Timothy Church, Norwood for the mother of Father Paul T. Clifford, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare Parishes, Braintree; Thomas, Montclair, N.J.; Robert, Falmouth; and Anne Whitaker, Chelmsford. Mrs. Clifford was buried in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.

  • John E. Gieselman

    John E. Gieselman (Feb. 10) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 17 at Saint Julia Church, Weston for the husband of Janet (Plume) Gieselman and father of Laurel Forsberg, Ridgefield, Conn; and Scott, Weston. Mr. Gieselman was a benefactor of Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary, Weston and supported many other archdiocesan and local charities. He was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Weston.

  • Barbara C. (Long) McManus

    Barbara C. (Long) McManus (Feb. 13) in Peabody. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 20 at Saint Pius Fifth Church, Lynn for the widow of Deacon Lawrence R. McManus; mother of Father Paul G. McManus, Saint John the Baptist, Peabody and Immaculate Conception, Salem; Catherine M. Bennett, Wilmington; Kevin, Salem, N.H.; Daniel, Lynn; Joseph, Plaistow, N.H.; Peter, Portsmouth, N.H.; Mary B. Diamantides, North Reading; Brigid, Salem; Jean C. Brockmyre, Amesbury; and Ann M. Robinson, Lynn. Mrs. McManus was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lynn.

  • Father Louis D. Bourgeois

    Father Louis D. Bourgeois (Feb. 9) in Burlington. At press time The Pilot received notice of the death of Father Louis D. Bourgeois, senior priest of the archdiocese at residence in Saint James Rectory, Salem. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 14 at Saint Richard of Chichester Church, Danvers at 11:00 a.m. Burial following at Saint Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Lynn. Complete obituary in the Feb. 20 issue of The Pilot.

  • Father Joseph M. Connolly, CSS

    Father Joseph M. Connolly, CSS (Feb. 6) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 12 at Sacred Heart Church, Milford for the son of the late Michael and Mary Connolly; brother of Sister Marie Connolly, CSJ, Brighton; John, West Roxbury and Patrick, Roslindale. During 57 years of priestly ministry, Father Connolly served in various assignments of the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers in Mass.; Va.; and locally at Stigmatine Seminary, Wellesley; Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody; Aquinas College, Milton; and Holy Family Parish, Lynn. Father Connolly was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford, Mass.

  • Father Albert J. Ryan

    Father Albert J. Ryan (Feb. 1) in Fall River. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 6 at Saint Lawrence Church, New Bedford for the son of the late Albert and Mary (Gill) Ryan; and brother of Robert, Antioch, Tenn.; and Sheila McGrale, Kingston. During 56 years of priestly ministry, the Boston native served in assignments in Canada; Ind.; Mo.; N.Y.; and in assignments of the Air Force in Greece; Thailand; Mass.; N.Y.; No. Dak.; and Ohio; and in assignments in the Fall River diocese. Father Ryan was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass.

  • Sister Angela (Agnes) Bisol, SND

    Sister Angela (Agnes) Bisol, SND (Feb. 1) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 5 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Louis and Jenele (Baggio) Bisol and sister of Noemi Fontaine, Leominster; Charles, Fla.; and Joseph, Ga. During 77 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in the archdiocese, and for 16 years at Sts. Peter and Paul, South Boston. Sister Angela was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Barbara (Helen Saint William) Farrell, SND

    Sister Barbara (Helen Saint William) Farrell, SND (Feb. 2) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 10 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late William and Helen (OfConnor) Farrell. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Rome, Italy; Washington, D.C.; Conn.; N.Y.; and locally at Saint Mary of the Annunciation High School, Cambridge. Sister Barbara was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Bernadette Joseph (Marguerite) Flood, SND

    Sister Bernadette Joseph (Marguerite) Flood, SND (Jan. 31) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 6 at Notre Dame du lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (Connick) Flood. During 73 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Shrewsbury and Worcester and locally at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Marblehead; Saint James, Salem; Saint Mary of the Assumption, Lawrence; and at Julie Billiart Center, Ipswich and Notre Dame Center, Worcester. Sister Bernadette Joseph was buried in Notre Dame du lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Helen (Helen Patrice) OfLeary, SC

    Sister Helen (Helen Patrice) OfLeary, SC (Feb. 1) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 7 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Cornelius and Bridget (Roche) OfLeary. During 68 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments Nova Scotia; N.H.; N.J.; and locally at Saint Michael, North Andover and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Helen was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Lawrence.

  • Sister Mary Pavel (Mary) Randall, CSJ

    Sister Mary Pavel (Mary) Randall, CSJ (Feb. 7) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 12 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Linehan) Randall and sister of Margaret Madden; Sister Frances Randall, SND; William; and the late Father Edward Randall, OMI and Brother George Randall, CFX. During 70 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N. Mex.; and locally at Saint Catherine of Genoa, Somerville; Saint Ann, Dorchester; Saint Mary, Winchester; Saint Joseph, Lynn; Cathedral High School, Boston. Sister Mary Pavel was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Virginia Joseph (Nancy) Webster, O. Carm.

    Sister Virginia Joseph (Nancy) Webster, O. Carm. (Jan. 31) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 7 at Holy Family Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Daniel and Virginia (Dineen) Webster and sister of Sister Alice Webster, O. Carm., Ky.; Virginia Cooney, Hawaii; Suzanne Cline, Mass.; Daniel, Miss.; and Joseph, Fla. During 53 years of religious life, Sister served in various congregational assignments and locally at Saint Patrick Manor, Framingham. Sister Virginia Joseph was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Joseph F. Mozer

    Joseph F. Mozer (Feb. 4) in Hudson. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 7 at Saint Martha Church, Plainville for the father of Father Joseph Mozer, Saint Martha Parish, Plainville and Saint Mary Parish, Wrentham and Michael, Sherman Oaks, Calif. Mr. Mozer was buried in Long Island, N.Y.

  • Father John W. Gentleman

    Father John W. Gentleman (Jan 31) in Boston. At Pilot press time the funeral arrangements for Father Gentleman, pastor of Saint John the Baptist, Essex and of Sacred Heart, Manchester by the Sea, had not be finalized. His full obituary will be in the Feb. 13, 2015 issue of The Pilot.

  • Father James F. Lanergan

    Father James F. Lanergan (Jan. 31) in Plymouth. At Pilot press time the funeral arrangements for Father Lanergan, a senior priest of the archdiocese had not be finalized. His full obituary will be in the Feb. 13, 2015 issue of The Pilot.

  • Sister Marie Rose Julie Tierney

    Sister Marie Rose Julie Tierney (Jan. 27) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 30 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich for the daughter of the late Michael and Anne (Curran) Tierney. During her religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Mass.; and locally at Saint Joseph, Somerville; Cardinal Cushing High School, South Boston; Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody and Notre Dame, Ipswich. Interment for Sister Marie Rose Julie will be at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Daniel Ahern

    Daniel Ahern (Jan. 9) in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Memorial Mass celebrated Feb. 7 at Saint Margaret Church, Dorchester for the husband of June, DeFuniak Springs, Fla; and father of Sean and Ruth, both of Ariz.; and brother of Right Rev. John J. Ahern, pastor of Blessed mother Teresa, Holy Family and Saint Peter Parishes, all in Dorchester; Timothy, Woburn; Marie, Marshfield; Kathleen Hughes, Weymouth; and Irene Cowdell, Lynn. Interment for Mr. Ahern was in Florida.