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  • Obituary: Father John Toomey, priest and teacher

    For the second time in as many months, St. Joseph Parish, Medford gathered for the Funeral Mass of one of its priest sons. Father John M. Toomey, known among his friends as "Jack" died on Sept. 6 at Regina Cleri Residence in Boston's West End.

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  • Father Thomas E. Hayden, SMA

    Father Thomas E. Hayden, SMA (Aug. 31) in Tenafly, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 6 at SMA Fathers Chapel, Tenafly for the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Masterson) Hayden and brother of Joseph, Corinth, Texas and Elaine Farrand, Hillsborough, N.J. During 56 years of priestly ministry, the Winthrop native served in Liberia; Nigeria; Washington, D.C.; and N.J.

  • Father Nicholas Caiazzo

    Father Nicholas Caiazzo (Aug. 19) in Everett. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 26 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Everett for the son of the late Louis and Lucia (Santilli) Caiazzo, and brother of Matilda Judge, Attleborough; Marie Williams, Billerica; Rita Constantine, Palm Harbor, Fla.; and Louis, Clearwater, Fla. During 22 years of priestly ministry her served in the diocese of Norwich and in missionary outreach for several ecclesial movements. Father Caiazzo was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Father Januarius Izzo, OFM

    Father Januarius Izzo, OFM (Aug. 23) in South Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 28 at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Church, Boston for the son of the late Emile and Marie (Fitzpatrick) Izzo. During 52 years of priestly ministry he served in various assignments of the Franciscan Friarsf Immaculate Conception Province, most recently at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, Boston. Father Izzo was buried in Friars Cemetery, Andover.

  • Sister Ann Ryan SND

    Sister Ann Ryan SND (Aug. 23) in Chicopee. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 27 at Our Lady of the Elms College Chapel, Chicopee for the daughter of the late Donald and Gertrude (Whalen) Ryan, and sister of Donald, Quincy; Donna Feely, Charleston, S. Car. and Karen Bogue, West Roxbury. During her religious life Sister served in congregational assignments of the Sisters of Notre Damefs Connecticut Province in high schools, campus ministries and spiritual direction. Sister Ann was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chicopee.

  • Tsiege Atraga

    Tsiege Atraga (Aug. 22) in Ethiopia. Funeral Mass celebrated in Ethiopia for the mother of Father Tamiru F. Atraga, Sacred Heart and Saint Mary Parishes, Lynn. Mrs. Atraga was buried in her native Ethiopia.

  • Mary (Mazza) Dello Russo

    Mary (Mazza) Dello Russo (Aug. 25) in Watertown. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 29 at Sacred Heart Church, Watertown for the mother of Father John Dello Russo, OSA, Saint Mary of the Assumption, Lawrence and Michael, Watertown. Mrs. Dello Russo was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

  • Father Thomas F. Schmitt

    Father Thomas F. Schmitt (Aug. 16) in Weston Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 22 at Christ the King, Ludlow for the son of the late David and Louise (Stitt) Schmitt and brother of Catherine, Joseph, Robert, Paul, Gregory, and Peter. Ordained for the diocese of Springfield, during 23 years of priestly ministry, he served in various parishes and more recently at Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary, Weston as Academic Dean. Father Schmitt was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Canaan, Conn.

  • Sister Mary David Fraine, OSC

    Sister Mary David Fraine, OSC (Aug. 17) in Jamaica Plain. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 21 at Monastery of Saint Clare for the daughter of the late Francis and Marguerite (DeCourey) Fraine. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in various ministries of the Poor Clares in Jamaica Plain. Sister Mary David was entombed in the Monastery of Saint Clare, Jamaica Plain.

  • Sister Roberta (Vivian) Remillard, SSC

    Sister Roberta (Vivian) Remillard, SSC (Aug. 15) in West Roxbury. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 20 at Saint John Chrysostom Church, for the daughter of the late Phileas and Julia (White) Remillard and sister of Blanche Roth, James and Lanny. During 60 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in the Philippines and Hong Kong. Sister Roberta was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Therese Eugene (Mildred) Robitaille, O Carm.

    Sister Therese Eugene (Mildred) Robitaille, O Carm. (Aug. 14) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 18 at Holy Family Chapel, Saint Patrick Manor, Framingham for the daughter of the late Eugene and Mary (Murphy) Robitaille and sister of Nancy Szmyt, Hudson, N.H. During her religious life, Sister served in various congregational assignments, most recently at Saint Patrick Manor, Framingham. Sister Therese Eugene was buried in Queen of Carmel Cemetery, Germantown, N.Y.