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  • Obituary: Father Robert Waldron, retired pastor in Waltham

    Identified by fellow priests and parishioners alike as a quiet and kind gentleman, Father Robert J. Waldron died on April 8 at Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable. He was 83 years old. A native of Medford where he was born on Dec. 30, 1931, he was one of the three children of the late Michael and Mary Waldron. Raised in St. Joseph Parish, he attended the parish grammar school before his high school years at neighboring St. Clement High School. After high school he prepared for the business world at Boston College where he was granted BSBA degree in 1953 and some years later the MBA at Northeastern University. He worked for a number of years as a salesman for the American Optical Company.

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  • Obituary: Father William Joyce, former pastor in Readville

    Father William F. Joyce, a Boston native and retired pastor of St. Anne Parish in the Hub's Readville section, died on April 9 in Milton; he was 84 years old. Born in Dorchester, he was a son of the late Patrick and Julia (Carleton) Joyce, one of their five children of whom Father Joyce's sister Clare survives. A son of St. Margaret Parish, he attended the parish elementary school staffed by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. The Jesuits provided his high school education at Boston College High School. After high school, he enrolled at the Business School at Boston College and graduated with his BSBA degree. He entered archdiocesan seminaries and on completion of seminary studies, he was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury on Feb. 2, 1960 by Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Riley.

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  • Deacon Neil F. Lacey

    Deacon Neil F. Lacey, 1977 (April 14) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 18 at Saint George Church, Framingham for the husband of Genevieve (Goepfert) Lacy; and father of Neil, Ayer; Christopher, Ripton, Vt.; Daniel, Holliston; and Elizabeth, Marlborough; and brother of John, Winchester. During his service as a deacon, he was assigned to Saint George Parish Framingham. Deacon Lacey was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Jean Clare (Elaine) Eason, MMM

    Sister Jean Clare (Elaine) Eason, MMM (April 9) in Bronx, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated April 10 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Bronx, N.Y. for the daughter of the late Clarence and Jean Eason. During 54 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Brazil, Nigeria, and locally in Somerville. Sister Jean Clare was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Sister Lorraine (Marie Gerard) Hinrichsen, CSJ

    Sister Lorraine (Marie Gerard) Hinrichsen, CSJ (April 21) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 24 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Russell and Lillian (Karpowicz) Hinrichsen. During 60 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Anthony of Padua, Allston; Sacred Heart, Weymouth; Holy Name, West Roxbury; Saint William, Dorchester; Saint Mary, Winchester; Saint Columbkille, Brighton and Saint Pius Fifth, Lynn. Sister Lorraine was buried in Saint Michael Cemetery, Forest Hills.

  • Sister Joanne McGovern, RGS

    Sister Joanne McGovern, RGS (April 10) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated April 25 at Good Shepherd Center Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Lambert) McGovern; sister of Joseph, LaJolla, Calif.; and Mary Jane Kreiger, Leesburg, Va. During 48 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Conn.; and locally at Madonna Hall, Marlborough, and Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Roxbury. Sister Joanne was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Rosemary McNabb, SC

    Sister Rosemary McNabb, SC (April 15) in Convent Station, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated April at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station, N.J. for the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Cratty) McNabb and sister of Robert McNabb. During 68 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Miss.; N.J.; and locally at various social services agencies, including Pine Street Inn and Saint Francis House. Sister Rosemary was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Convent Station, N.J.

  • Sister Yvette (Mary Anne Victoria) Raymond, SSA

    Sister Yvette (Mary Anne Victoria) Raymond, SSA (April 11) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated April 16 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late George and Cora Raymond, and sister of Robert Raymond. During 67 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Quebec; and locally at Marie Esther Health Center, Marlborough. Sister Yvette was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Sister Theresa P. Sicard, RCE

    Sister Theresa P. Sicard, RCE (April 10) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April at Holy Family Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Aurele and Beatrice (Joyal) Sicard; and sister of Lorraine McDermott, Gardner; Lucile Goguen, Leominster; and Charles, Lancaster. During 68 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at N. Car.; Saint Pierre School, Waltham; Marycliff Academy, Winchester; and Saint James, Arlington. Sister Theresa was buried in Saint Cecilia Cemetery, Leominster.

  • Sister Emily Marie Silveira, OSC

    Sister Emily Marie Silveira, OSC (April 16) in Andover. Funeral Mass celebrated April 21 at Saint Clare Monastery Chapel, Andover for the daughter of the late Jose and Julia (Andrade) Silveira; and sister of Mary Peixoto, Angelina Simoes, John, Connie, Manuel, Sergio Silveira, all of East Providence, R.I.; and Lucy Forloney, Cranston, R.I. During 30 years of religious life, Sister served in the prayer and service apostolates of the Poor Clares in Andover. Sister Emily Marie was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

  • Brother Albert C. (Emil) Bozzo, CFX

    Brother Albert C. (Emil) Bozzo, CFX (April 13) in Danvers. Funeral Mass celebrated April 15 At Saint John Prep Chapel, Danvers for the son of the late Emil and Rose (Repetti) Bozzo and brother of Brother Edward Bozzo, CFX. During 65 years of religious life, Brother served in assignments in Ky.; Md.; N.Y.; and locally at Xaverian House, Danvers. Brother Albert was buried in the Xaverian Brothers Cemetery, Danvers.

  • John A. Gillespie

    John A. Gillespie (April 5) in Winthrop. Funeral Mass celebrated April 11 at Saint Camillus Church, Arlington for the father of Molly MacGregor, Chicago, Ill.; and brother of Father Thomas M. Gillespie, Braintree; Father Jerome F. Gillespie, Boston; Richard A., Hallandale, Fla.; Mark D., Moreno Valley, Calif.; Paul A., Billerica; and Mary, Medford. Mr. Gillespie was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne.

  • Ann T. Hegarty

    Ann T. Hegarty (April 9) in Cambridge. Funeral Mass celebrated April 13 at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, Waltham for the daughter of the late Daniel and Helen (Frazier) Hegarty, and sister of Mary, Newton; and the late Father Daniel P. Hegarty. Ms. Hegarty was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton.

  • John J. Nee

    John J. Nee (April 5) in Medfield. Funeral Mass celebrated April 10 at Saint Timothy Church, Norwood for the husband of Jean (Mulloy) Nee and the late Claire (Babin) Nee; father of Paul; Karen Dullea; Elaine; and James; brother of Father Robert Nee, senior priest of the archdiocese; Martin; and Judy Bain. Mr. Nee was buried in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.

  • Paul E. Ritt

    Paul E. Ritt (April 12) in Wayland. Funeral Mass celebrated April 16 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley for the husband of Ann (Wintz) Ritt, and father of Father Paul E. Ritt, Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Maria Goretti parishes, Lynnfield; James, Tenn.; Peter, Penn.; Mary Power, Salem, N.H.; John, Ill.; and Matthew, Norfolk. Mr. Ritt was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Claire (John Kevin) McRudin, SC

    Sister Claire (John Kevin) McRudin, SC (March 31) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated April 7 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Conway) McRudin. During 64 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y.; and locally at Saint Patrick, Roxbury and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Claire was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Joanne Westwater, RGS

    Sister Joanne Westwater, RGS (March 8) in Quincy. Funeral Mass celebrated March 4 at Saint Joseph Church, Quincy for the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (early) Westwater; and sister of Sister Martha Westwater, SC, Wellesley; and Robert, Reading. During almost 50 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y.; and locally at Madonna Hall, Marlborough and Maria Droste Services, Quincy. Sister Joanne was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Anthony V. DiLorenzo

    Anthony V. DiLorenzo (March 30) in East Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated April 7 at Holy Rosary Church, Winthrop; for the brother of Father Thomas A. DiLorenzo, Holy Rosary, Winthrop. Mr. DiLorenzo was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

  • Margaret (Power) OfDonnell

    Margaret (Power) OfDonnell (April 1) in Quincy. Funeral and burial services celebrated at convenience of the family for the wife of Patrick, Quincy; mother of Patrick, Quincy; John, Hingham; Michael, Quincy; Mary Smith, Halifax; and Robert Scituate; and sister of Father James Power, senior priest of the archdiocese and Robert Power, Braintree.

  • Deacon John J. Ego

    Deacon John J. Ego 1986 (March 29) in Randolph. Funeral Mass celebrated April 1 at Saint Bernadette Church, Randolph for the husband of Alice (Keegan) Ego; father of John, Braintree; Mariellen, Maine; and Eileen, Griswold, Conn. During his diaconal ministry, he served at Saint Bernadette Parish, Randolph. Deacon Ego was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Randolph.

  • Frances M (Crowley) LaShoto

    Frances M (Crowley) LaShoto (March 25) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated March 30 at Saint Luke Church, Belmont for the mother of Kathleen Scinta, Louisville, Ky.; Henry and Margaret of Waltham. For many years, Mrs. LaShoto was visiting professor of homiletics at Saint Johnfs Seminary and taught a generation of seminarians the mechanics of public speaking. Mrs. LaShoto was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Dorothy B. Ver Eecke

    Dorothy B. Ver Eecke (March 23) in Holtsville, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated March 27 at Our Lady of Victory Church, Floral Park, N.Y. for the mother of Father Robert VerEecke, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Newton; Richard, Amherst, N.H.; William, Atlanta, Ga.; Thomas, Dallas, Texas; and Peter, Medford, N.Y. Mrs. Ver Eecke was buried the National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.

  • Thomas D. McElroy

    Thomas D. McElroy (March 28) in Westwood. Funeral Mass celebrated April 1 at Saint Denis Church, Westwood for the husband of Regina (McGee) McElroy and father of John, Virginia Beach, Va.; Michael, Natick; and William, Walpole; and brother of Father John W. McElroy, senior priest, Palm Coast, Fla. Mr. McElroy was buried in New Westwood Cemetery, Westwood.

  • Deacon Richard B. McLaughlin

    Deacon Richard B. McLaughlin 1992 (March 20) in Westborough. Funeral Mass celebrated March 24 at Saint Malachy Church, Burlington for the husband of Maureen (Mauchan) McLaughlin and father of Richard, Belmont; Ronald, Northborough; Donna Tolliday, Bolton; Robert, Burlington; Denise Paster, N.C. During his ministry as deacon, he served at Saint Malachy, Burlington and Holy Family Chapel, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford. Deacon McLaughlin was buried in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington.

  • Sister Helena M. Boudreau, RCE

    Sister Helena M. Boudreau, RCE (March 23) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated March 30 at Holy Family Chapel, Saint Patrick Manor, Framingham for the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Aucoin) Boudreau and sister of Rita Close, Framingham. During her religious life, Sister served in assignments of the Religious of Christian Education. Sister Helena was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Sister Mary Rose Fitzsimons, SND

    Sister Mary Rose Fitzsimons, SND (March 21) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated March 26 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (McFaul) Fitzsimons, and sister of Margaret Signorelli and Edward Fitzsimons. During 63 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Massachusetts. Sister Mary Rose was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Stephen Marie (Gertrude) Mahoney, SSND

    Sister Stephen Marie (Gertrude) Mahoney, SSND (March 18) in Wilton, Conn. Funeral Mass celebrated March 23 at Villa Notre Dame Chapel, Wilton, Conn. for the daughter of the late Stephen and Marietta (Kelly) Mahoney and sister of Marietta Mahoney, Waltham. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Conn.; Mass.; Md.; N.H.; and locally at Saint Peter, Cambridge. Sister Stephen Marie was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Bethel, Conn.

  • Sister Eleanor (Agnes Helena) Shea, CSJ

    Sister Eleanor (Agnes Helena) Shea, CSJ (March 16) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated March 22 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton for the daughter of the late Chester and Agnes (Meehan) Shea and sister of Chester Shea. During 67 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Mary, Charlestown; Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint Charles Borromeo, Waltham; Saint Clement, Somerville; Saint James, Medford; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; Saint John the Evangelist, Winthrop; Saint Joseph Clinic, Newton; Aquinas Junior College, Newton; and Assistant to the Delegate of Religious (Sister Marian Batho, CSJ), Brighton and Braintree. Sister Eleanor was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Salem.