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  • Obituary: Msgr. William F. Glynn, former pastor in Somerville, Dorchester and Duxbury

    One of the archdiocese's best advertisements for vocations to the diocesan priesthood, Msgr. William F. Glynn died on March 13 at Bay Path Nursing facility in Duxbury; he was 92 years old. Born in Cambridge, he was raised in the overwhelmingly Catholic section of the Hub, Dorchester. He was one of the three sons and one daughter of the late Michael and Nellie (Hurley) Glynn. A proud son of St. Gregory Parish in Dorchester's Lower Mills section, he attended the Woodrow Wilson School, the Boston Latin School and Boston College before entering St. John's Seminary.

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  • Obituary: Msgr. Alfonso G. Palladino, seminary professor and pastor

    The second oldest and second most senior priest of the archdiocese, Msgr. Alfonso G. Palladino died at Regina Cleri on March 3. He was 96 years old and had been a priest for 72 years. His death leaves Msgr. Paul McManus, the oldest and most senior priest and the only remaining priest of the archdiocese ordained while the indomitable William Cardinal O'Connell was archbishop.

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  • 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.

  • Sister Helen (Olga) Browne, CSJ

    Sister Helen (Olga) Browne, CSJ (March 15) in Milton. Funeral Mass celebrated March 18 at Saint Joseph Chapel, Milton for the daughter of the late Richard and Catherine (McCaffrey) Browne, and sister of the late Sister Alice (Petronilla) Browne, CSJ. During 73 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Sacred Heart, Cambridge; Saint Rita, Boston (South End); Immaculate Conception, Stoughton; Saint Catherine of Genoa, Somerville; Saint Ann, Neponset; Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Saint Ann, Somerville; Immaculate Conception, Marlborough; Matignon High, Cambridge; Marian High, Framingham; Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury; and Fontbonne Academy, Milton. Sister Helen was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • Sister Margaret (Leo Stanislaus) Griffin, SC

    Sister Margaret (Leo Stanislaus) Griffin, SC (March 13) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated March 17 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Patrick and Katherine (Hayes) Griffin and sister of the late Sister Mary Griffin, SC; Brother William Griffins, FSC and Brother John Griffin, FSC. During 80 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in British Columbia, Nova Scotia; N.J.; N.Y.; and locally at Academy of the Assumption, and Mount Saint Vincent, both in Wellesley. Sister Margaret was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Patricia (Jean Francis) Hogan, CSJ

    Sister Patricia (Jean Francis) Hogan, CSJ (March 12) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated March 15 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Mullane) Hogan. During 62 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Peru; N. Mex.; and locally at Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury; Saint Ann, Dorchester; Saint Francis deSales, Roxbury; Saint Patrick, Natick; Saint Lazarus, East Boston and Saint Columbkille, Brighton. Sister Patricia was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

  • Sister Mary Alma Moynihan, MFIC

    Sister Mary Alma Moynihan, MFIC (March 9) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated March 16 at Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel, Newton for the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kelly) Moynihan and sister of Jane and Bridie McCull and the late Brother Virgilius Moynihan, FSC. During 75 years of religious life Sister served in various assignments of the Missionary Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception. Sister Mary Alma was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Sister Mary Beata (Mary) Galvin, CSJ

    Sister Mary Beata (Mary) Galvin, CSJ (March 5) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated March 9 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Francis and Josephine (OfConnor) Galvin. During 71 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph; Saint James, Medford; Saint Mary, Quincy; Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint Aidan, Brookline; Saint Joseph, Malden; Saint William and Saint Matthew, both in Dorchester; and Saint Agatha, Milton. Sister Mary Beata was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Neil W. Currie

    Neil W. Currie (March 7) in Norwell. Funeral Mass celebrated March 12 at Saint Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine Church, Norwell for the father of Father John Currie, Immaculate Conception and Saint Jerome, both in Weymouth; Mary Harrison; Susan McClellan; Neil; Nancy Stapleton; Gerard; Grace Driscoll; Paul; Steven; and Amy Crummey. Mr. Currie was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne.

  • Father Joseph H. Casey

    Father Joseph H. Casey (Feb. 27) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated March 4 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (McClory) Casey and brother of Peter and Mary McGovern. During 65 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Jesus, he served in various assignments of the New England Jesuit province. Father Casey was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Father Malcolm Martin, SA

    Father Malcolm Martin, SA (Dec. 8) in Graymoor, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 19 at Saint Pius Tenth Chapel, Graymoor, N.Y. for the son of the late Levin and Clara (Sirois) Martin, and brother of Gilbert and Lorraine Sesier. During 52 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in Brazil; Canada; N.Y.; and locally at Chapel of Our Savior, Brockton. Father Martin was buried in the Friars Cemetery, Graymoor, N.Y.

  • Maureen (Lizio) [Gray] LeDonne

    Maureen (Lizio) [Gray] LeDonne (Feb. 20) in Wenham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 24 at Saint Paul Church, Wenham for the mother of Mollie Merchant, Hopkinton; Jane Gray, Manchester by the Sea; Edward Gray, Bourne; David Gray, Beverly; and Jonathan Gray, Peabody; and sister of Father John R. Lizio, senior priest of the archdiocese, Framingham. Committal was private.