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  • Obituary: Father Paul Franz, former Medford pastor, at 80

    Father Paul R. Franz, a senior priest of the archdiocese since May 2005, died at his residence in Tucson, Ariz. He was 80 years old. A Boston native, he was born on June 15, 1934, a son of the late John and Eleanor (Brady) Franz. Following seminary studies, first at Cardinal O'Connell in Jamaica Plain and then at St. John's, Brighton, he was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Cross Cathedral on May 26, 1966, by Richard Cardinal Cushing.

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  • Obituary: Father Richard J. Perron, long time Brockton pastor, dies at 94

    When he died on May 25, Father Richard J. Perron was the second oldest priest of the archdiocese, only Msgr. Paul McManus at 98 is older, and the third most senior priest; the two more senior are Msgr. McManus, and Father Joseph LaRaia who with Father Perron's death is the last remaining member of St. John's Seminary Class of 1946.

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  • Father John P. Grenham

    Father John P. Grenham (March 20) in Pointe a la Hache, La. Memorial Mass celebrated June 26 at Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood for the brother of Hazel, Marblehead; Sheila, Studio City, Calif.; Matthew, Lewiston, Maine; James, Medford; and Kathleen, Oakland, Calif. During almost 35 years of priestly ministry he served in assignments of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and then as a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Father Grenham was buried in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.

  • Father Frederick J. OfBrien

    Father Frederick J. OfBrien (June 23) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston on June 26. An Arlington native, he was born on Sept. 13, 1925. Ordained on May 3, 1950, he served in many parish and educational assignments of the archdiocese and was one of the pioneers of the Archdiocesan Spanish Speaking Apostolate. Father OfBrien was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. As The Pilot went to press, final arrangements were still pending. Due to the annual summer hiatus, Father OfBrienfs obituary will appear in the July 17, issue of The Pilot.

  • Deacon Daniel E. McCarthy, 1990

    Deacon Daniel E. McCarthy, 1990 (June 23) in Port Richey, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated June 26 at Saint James the Apostle Church, Port Richey, Fla. for the father of Denis, Daniel, Timothy, Kevin, Elizabeth, Eileen, Catherine and Theresa. During 25 years of diaconal ministry, he served at Saint Mary, Rowley; and more recently on Lend Lease to the Diocese of Saint Petersburg. Deacon McCarthy was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sister Mary (Francis Helen) Bernier, SC

    Sister Mary (Francis Helen) Bernier, SC (June 22) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated June 25 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Louis and Suzanna (Senior) Bernier. During 83 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; N.Y. and locally at Saint Margaret and Saint Peter, Dorchester; Saint Peter, Lowell; Saint Patrick, Lawrence; Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Mary was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Rosalia Marie (Eleanor) Doyle, CSJ

    Sister Rosalia Marie (Eleanor) Doyle, CSJ (June 16) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 22 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham, for the daughter of the late J. Leo and Irene (Murphy) Doyle. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Joseph, Medford and Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph. Sister Rosalia Marie was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • Sister Frances (Emily Leo) Will, OSF

    Sister Frances (Emily Leo) Will, OSF (June 20) in Aston, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated June 26 at Assisi House, Aston, Penn. During 66 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Penn.; New Bedford; and locally at Blessed Sacrament, Walpole; and Saint John the Evangelist, Canton. Sister Frances was buried in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Aston, Penn.

  • Eileen (Kelly) Kean

    Eileen (Kelly) Kean (June 18) in Ocean Grove, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated June 23 at Saint Mary Church, Deal, N.J. for the mother of Deacon Brian K. Kean, Saint John Chrysostom, West Roxbury; Maura, Scotch Plains, N.J.; Eileen, Ocean Grove, N.J.; Sean, Wall, N.J.; and Timothy, Deal, N.J.; and sister of Lawrence Kelly, Lake Mohawk, N.J. Mrs. Kean was buried in Saint Catherine Cemetery, Sea Girt, N.J.

  • Gabriella (Spolsino) Scorzello

    Gabriella (Spolsino) Scorzello (June 17) in Hyde Park. Funeral Mass celebrated June 22 at Most Precious Blood Church, Hyde Park for the mother of Father Joseph Scorzello, Saint John Seminary, Boston; and sister of Jenny Catanese, Burlington. Mrs. Scorzello was buried in Saint Michael Cemetery, Roslindale.

  • Father William T. Garland, OSA

    Father William T. Garland, OSA (June 12) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated June 16 at Saint Augustine Church, Andover for the son of the late William and Mary (Caldwell) Garland. During 53 years of priestly ministry in the Augustinians, he served in assignments of the Villanova and California provinces of the Augustinians in Washington, D.C.; N.H.; N.J.; N.Y.; Penn.; and locally in Fall River; East Boston Central Catholic, East Boston; Saint Peter, Cambridge; Our Mother of Good Counsel Monastery and Austin House, North Andover; and Saint Augustine Parish, Andover. Father Garland was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Lawrence.

  • Sister Elaine (Agnes Veronica) Collins, CSJ

    Sister Elaine (Agnes Veronica) Collins, CSJ (June 13) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 19 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Irvin and Mable (Hennessey) Collins and sister of Father James R. Collins; Patricia Flaherty; Henry; Thomas, John, and George Collins. During 59 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Stephen, Framingham; Saint Francis of Assisi, Braintree; Saint Joseph, Malden; Saint Joseph, Lynn; Saint John the Evangelist, Winthrop, Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint Agnes, Arlington; and Cathedral, Boston. Sister Elaine was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Marie Therese Douillard, SMSM

    Sister Marie Therese Douillard, SMSM (June 14) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 18 at Marist Sisters Convent, Waltham for the daughter of the late Alfred and Rosalie (Bergeron) Douillard. During 70 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in the Australia; Solomon Islands; and locally at Bedford and Maristhill, Waltham. Sister Marie Therese was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Sister Julia (Norberta) Yucas, CJC

    Sister Julia (Norberta) Yucas, CJC (June 10) in Brockton. Funeral Mass celebrated June 15 at Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Chapel, Brockton for the daughter of the late William and Agatha (Wallengevich) Yucas and sister of the late Sister Victoria Yucas, CJC and Sister Loretta Yucas, CJC. During her religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Penn. And locally at Our Lady of Sorrows, Brockton. Sister Julia was buried in Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Cemetery, Brockton.

  • James H. Boudreau

    James H. Boudreau (June 10) in Weymouth. Funeral Mass celebrated June 13 at Saint Michael Church, Avon for the father of Father Thomas C. Boudreau, Saint Michael, Avon and Saint Joseph, Holbrook; Susan Maloney, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and James, South Portland, Maine. Mr. Boudreau was buried in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth.

  • Margaret (Sullivan) Wenger

    Margaret (Sullivan) Wenger (June 10) in Canton. Funeral Mass celebrated June 16 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Canton for the wife of Lawrence, Canton; mother of Mary, Attleborough; Michael, Carver; Karen, Canton, Daniel, N.J. and David, Ireland; and sister of Sister Rita Imelda Sullivan, OP, Watertown; Philip, Monument Beach; Fran Reinfrank, Vt. Mrs. Wenger was buried in Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton.

  • Sister Mary (Senorina) Hession, CSJ

    Sister Mary (Senorina) Hession, CSJ (June 3) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 9 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Davis) Hession. During 79 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Anthony of Padua, Allston; Saint Joseph, Medford; Saint Ann, Neponset; Sacred Heart, Newton; Saint Joseph, Quincy; Sacred Heart, Watertown, Sacred Heart, Roslindale; Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Saint Mary of the Assumption, Brookline and Motherhouse, Milton. Sister Mary was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • Sister (Alice) Baptista Yurgel, CJC

    Sister (Alice) Baptista Yurgel, CJC (June 4) in Brockton. Funeral Mass celebrated June 8 at Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Chapel, Brockton for the daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Zakarevich) Yugel and sister of Sister Paulina, Yurgel, CJC, Brockton and the late Father Anthony Jurgelaitis, OP. During her religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Penn.; and locally at Immaculate Conception (Lithuanian) Parish, Cambridge; Saint Casimir (Lithuanian) Parish, Brockton; Saint Joseph, Manor, Brockton; and Our Lady of Sorrows, Brockton. Sister Baptista was buried in Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Cemetery, Brockton.

  • Sister Marion (Philomena) Montague, CSJ

    Sister Marion (Philomena) Montague, CSJ (May 30) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 4 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Nolan) Montague, and sister of Frances Thibaut and Ruth Maney. During 62 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Ann, Somerville; Saint John the Evangelist, Swampscott; Saint Columbkille, Brighton; Sacred Heart, Newton; Regis College, Weston; Bentley University, Waltham; Middlesex Community College, Bedford; and Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley. Sister Marion was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Mary Francis Nolin, OSC

    Sister Mary Francis Nolin, OSC (May 31) in Andover. Funeral Mass celebrated at the Monastery of Saint Clare, Andover for the daughter of the late Leon and Florina (Riendeau) Nolin and sister of Doris Leteiller and Estelle DelDonno, both of Cumberland, R.I.; Claire Pepin, Providence, R.I.; Theresa Ouellette, Stuart, Fla.; Alice Lipinsky, Lovette, Maine; and Diane Provencher, Southborough. During 54 years of religious life, Sister served in apostolate of the Poor Clares, Andover. Sister Mary Francis was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

  • John J. Grant

    John J. Grant (June 1) in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Funeral Mass celebrated June 5 at Saint Mary Church, Wells, Maine for the husband of Mary (Peters) Grant. Ordained for the archdiocese of Boston on May 4, 1949, he served at Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Bridgewater and Saint Bridget Parish in Abington, and was Assistant Editor (1952-1972) and Editor (1972-1981) of The Pilot. He was laicized on Feb. 22, 1982. Mr. Grant was buried in Ocean View Cemetery, Wells, Maine.