Obituary: Father William J. Scanlan, 66
By Donis I. TracyPilot CorrespondentPosted: 5/10/2013
Father William J. Scanlan passed away April 26, at Marian Manor in South Boston. He was 66 years old.
Obituary: Father William J. McConnell Jr., 84
By Donis I. TracyPilot CorrespondentPosted: 5/10/2013
Father William J. McConnell Jr. passed to the Lord May 4 at Marian Manor in South Boston. He was 84 years old.
Obituary: Father Francis Beksha at 93
By Sean M. GibneyPosted: 4/26/2013
Father Francis W. Beksha passed to the Lord on April 17 in Medway. He was 93 years old.
Born in Medway on Feb. 27, 1920, he was one of five children of Joseph and Mary (Mikelonis) Beksha.
Pauline (Sidonio) McCarthyPosted: 5/17/2013
Pauline (Sidonio) McCarthy (May 8) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated May 13 at Gate of Heaven Church for the wife of Charles and mother of Mary Collins, Jodie, Christopher, Paulina OfHara, Charles, and the late Father Timothy McCarthy. Mrs. McCarthy was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Canton.
Father William J. ScanlanPosted: 5/3/2013
Father William J. Scanlan (April 26) in South Boston. Funeral Mass was to be at Saint Timothy Parish, Norwood on Friday, May 3, followed by interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Roslindale. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of The Pilot.
Father Gerald C. HayesPosted: 5/3/2013
Father Gerald C. Hayes (April 17) in Houma, La. Funeral Mass celebrated April 26 at Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral, Thibodaux, La. for the son of the late John and Mary (Kane) Hayes. During 53 years of priestly ministry, the Boston native served in parish assignments at Saint Louis, Metarie; Saint Genevieve, Thibodaux; Saint Leo, New Orleans; Holy Family, Grand Gaillou; and Saint Anthony of Padua, Bayou Black, all in Louisiana. Father Hayes was entombed in the Priestsf Tomb, Saint Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, La.
Msgr. Eugene P. McNamaraPosted: 5/3/2013
Msgr. Eugene P. McNamara (April 16) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 22 at Saint Mary Church, Waltham for the son of the late James and Mary (Walsh) McNamara and brother of Judith Mumford, Westwood and Sheila Breen of Waltham. Since his ordination on Sept. 29, 1953 he served in several archdiocesan assignments including Catholic Charities. Msgr. McNamara was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Sister Lorraine Bernier, RGSPosted: 5/3/2013
Sister Lorraine Bernier, RGS (April 26) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated May 1 at Good Shepherd Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Al and Mary (Bossie) Bernier and sister of Margaret Obar, Englewood, Fla.; Joyce Bulinski, Seymour, Conn.; Gail White, Watertown, Conn.; Denise Hankey, Naugatuck, Conn. During 45 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y.; and locally at Madonna Hall, Marlborough; Catholic Charities, Waltham; Genesis, Newton; and Maria Droste, Quincy. Sister Lorraine was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Sister Patricia (Ellen Patrick) Kilbane, OPPosted: 5/3/2013
Sister Patricia (Ellen Patrick) Kilbane, OP (March 13) in Chicago, Ill. Funeral Mass celebrated April 12 at Sansbury Infirmary Chapel, Saint Catharine, Ky. For the daughter of the late Patrick and Ellen (Garrity) Kilbane and sister of the late Sister Estelle, OP. During 61 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Ill.; Ky.; Neb.; N.J.; Tenn.; and locally at Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge. Sister Patricia was buried in Motherhouse Cemetery, Saint Catharine, Ky.
Sister Catherine Martin (Anna) Smith, OPPosted: 5/3/2013
Sister Catherine Martin (Anna) Smith, OP (April 22) in Saint Catharine, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated April 25 at Sansbury Infirmary Chapel for the daughter of the late Martin and Domicile (Yarusevich) Smith. During 60 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Ky.; Ill.; R.I.; and locally at Saint Patrick, Watertown. Sister Catherine Martin was buried in Motherhouse Cemetery, Saint Catharine, Ky.
Florence (Alves) DavisPosted: 5/3/2013
Florence (Alves) Davis (April 25) in Gloucester. Funeral Mass celebrated April 30 at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, Gloucester for the mother of Mark; Kenneth; and Anita McCarthy, all of Gloucester; and sister of Father Eugene Alves, pastor, Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester; and Blanche Alves. Mrs. Davis was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
Marguerite (Tortorici) LuongoPosted: 5/3/2013
Marguerite (Tortorici) Luongo (April 24) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated April 27 at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury for the wife of Silvio, West Roxbury; and mother of Father Anthony Luongo, Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood and Elisa Caruso, Danvers; and sister of Mary DeSimone; Frances Federico; Lucy Busa; Gloria Petruzziello; Dorothy Paolo; Victoria Maurici; James, of Gig Harbor, WA; and Mario. Mrs. Luongo was buried in Saint Michael Cemetery, Boston.
Joseph R. NolanPosted: 5/3/2013
Joseph R. Nolan (April 23) in Belmont. Funeral Mass celebrated April 27 at Saint Joseph Church, Belmont for the husband of Margaret (Kelly) Nolan and father of Jacqueline; Janice Henry, Barbara Bouchie, Martina Alibrandi; and Joseph, all of Belmont; Leonard, Winchester; and Maura Brown, Brookline. He served as a justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and was President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the archdiocese. Judge Nolan was buried in Highland Meadow Cemetery, Belmont.
Sister Corsini (Mary) Ivers, CSJPosted: 4/26/2013
Sister Corsini (Mary) Ivers, CSJ (April 20) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 23 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Kennedy) Ivers and sister of Helen Sullivan, Needham. During 75 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Mary, Charlestown; Saint John the Evangelist, Winthrop; Saint Angela Merici, Mattapan; Saint Paul, Hingham; Saint William, Dorchester; and Saint Jerome, Weymouth. Sister Corsini was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.
Sister Anne Martina Walsh, SCNJPosted: 4/26/2013
Sister Anne Martina Walsh, SCNJ (March 26) in Convent Station, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated April 2 at Saint Anne Villa Chapel, Convent Station, N.J. for the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Cafferty) Walsh and sister of Joseph; Dorothy McCormick and Mary Kennedy, all of Quincy. During 74 years of religious life Sister, a Roxbury native, served in congregational assignments in N.J. Sister Anne Martina was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Convent Station, N.J.
Joyce (Dunn) HigginsPosted: 4/26/2013
Joyce (Dunn) Higgins (April 13) in Needham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 18 at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, Newton for the mother of Father Charles J. Higgins, Mary Immaculate Parish, Newton; Anne, Needham, Jonathan, Toronto, Ont.; and Peter, Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Higgins was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.
Brother H. Francis Cluff, SJPosted: 4/19/2013
Brother H. Francis Cluff, SJ (April 9) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated April 17 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late Ralph and Edith (Baker) Cluff. During his religious life he served in various assignments of the New England Jesuit Province. Brother Cluff was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.
Sister Marion (James Marie) Jagiello, SCPosted: 4/19/2013
Sister Marion (James Marie) Jagiello, SC (April 9) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated April 13 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late James and Mary (Holcrick) Jagiello; and sister of Ann Mac Mullen, Winthrop and Dorothy. During 66 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Bermuda; Nova Scotia; N.Y. and locally at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Marion was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.
John V. DwyerPosted: 4/19/2013
John V. Dwyer (April 8) in Merrimack, N.H. Funeral celebrated April 12 at Saint John Neuman Church, Merrimack, N.H. for the husband of Maureen (Cummiskey) Dwyer; and father of Cathleen, Brookline; Brian, Columbus, Ohio; and brother of the late Father Robert J. Dwyer (f79); and Carolyn and Mary, Yarmouth; and Michael, Beverly. He was also the nephew of the late Father Donald J. Dwyer (f53). Mr. Dwyer was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua, N.H.