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  • Obituary: Father Arthur A. Brown former Norwood pastor

    Father Arthur A. Brown, known to his contemporaries and friends as "Brownie," died in Falmouth on Jan. 14, 2015. He was 82. Born in Boston on May 7, 1932, he was one of the five children of the late Robert and Helen (Kelly) Brown. Raised with his two brothers and two sisters, he attended Holy Name School in West Roxbury and Boston College High School before entering the archdiocesan seminaries in the Class of 1957.

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  • Father David J. Bartley

    Father David J. Bartley (Jan. 26) in Salem. At press time the arrangements for Father Bartleyfs (Senior Priest of the archdiocese) funeral had not yet been finalized. His complete obituary will be in the Feb. 6, 2015 issue of The Pilot.

  • Msgr. Richard J. Mehm

    Msgr. Richard J. Mehm (Jan. 27) in Malden. At press time the arrangements for Msgr. Mehmfs (pastor of Immaculate Conception, Malden) funeral had not been finalized. Msgr. Mehmfs complete obituary will be in the Feb. 6, 2015 issue of The Pilot.

  • Father Henry J. Linse, CSS

    Father Henry J. Linse, CSS (Jan. 16) in South Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 21 at Sacred Heart Church, Milford for the son of the late Francis and Hirlanda (Hergenhan) Linse. During 66 years of priestly ministry in the Stigmatines, Father served in Guam; Maine; Mass.; N.Y.; Va.; and locally at Saint Francis of Assisi, Lynn, and as chaplain at Concord and Shirley Correctional Facilities. Father Linse was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford.

  • Sister Helen (Marie Bernard) Cushing, SC

    Sister Helen (Marie Bernard) Cushing, SC (Jan. 22) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 28 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Richard and Catherine (Caulfield) Cushing and sister of Sister Regina (Catherine Richard) Cushing, SC, Wellesley; Teresa Currie; Barbara Pumphrey; and Ann McGuiggin; she was the aunt of Father John Curie, Immaculate Conception and Saint Jerome parishes, Weymouth. During 77 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignment in Nova Scotia; N.Y.; and locally at Saint Kevin and Saint Margaret, both in Dorchester; Saint Joseph, Needham; and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Helen was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Kathleen Therese Casey, SC

    Sister Kathleen Therese Casey, SC (Jan. 24) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 29 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Greene) Casey. During 59 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; Quebec; N.Y. and locally at Saint Paul, Wellesley; Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley and Archdiocesan School Office, Boston. Sister Kathleen was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Doris P. Lambert, RCE

    Sister Doris P. Lambert, RCE (Jan. 14) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 17 at Holy Family Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Octave and Leona (Jacobs) Lambert. During 60 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Pierre School, Waltham; Saint James the Apostle School, Arlington; and Saint Luke Parish, Belmont. Sister Doris was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Sister Theresa (Mary Theresa Joachim) Merwin, MFIC

    Sister Theresa (Mary Theresa Joachim) Merwin, MFIC (Jan. 17) in Newton. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 21 at Mount Alvernia Academy Chapel, Newton for the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Campbell) Merwin. During her religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Bolivia; Peru; and locally at Mount Alvernia Academy, Newton; Saint Clare High School, Roslindale, and Provincial Office, Newton. Sister Theresa was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Catherine (Cammarota) Abruzzese

    Catherine (Cammarota) Abruzzese (Jan. 20) in West Roxbury. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 26 at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury for the mother of Msgr. John A. Abruzzese, Synod of Bishops, Rome, Italy; and Nancy Desilets, Westford.; and sister of Mary Gioiosa, Hyde Park, and Anthony Cammarota, Rockville, Md. Mrs. Abruzzese was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Ann (Dixon) Robinson

    Ann (Dixon) Robinson (Jan. 22) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 26 at Saint Cecilia Church, Ashland for the mother of Deacon Edwin Robinson, Ashland; William, Gainesville, Fla.; Judith Spencer, Campton, N.H. and Ann Hunt, Framingham. Mrs. Robinson was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • Father Francis R. Allen, SJ

    Father Francis R. Allen, SJ (Jan. 20) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 23 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late Benjamin and Ruth (Carson) Allen. During 58 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Jesus, he served in various assignments of the New England Jesuit Province in Conn., and locally at Boston College High School, Boston. Father Allen was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Mary Patricia (Mary of Lourdes) Murray, SC

    Sister Mary Patricia (Mary of Lourdes) Murray, SC (Jan. 20) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 22 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late John and Katherine (McLaughlin) Murray. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y., and locally at Saint Peter, Lowell; Saint Michael, North Andover; Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford; Saint Peter and Saint Margate, both in Dorchester; and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Mary Patricia was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Agnes Ann (Isabelle) Fuhs, SCN

    Sister Agnes Ann (Isabelle) Fuhs, SCN (Jan. 9) in Louisville, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated at Saint Vincent Church, Nazareth, Ky. For the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Duffy) Fuhs and sister of Margaret Barry, South Boston. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ark.; Ky.; Ohio; Tenn. and locally at Saint Margaret, Lowell and Saint Brigid, South Boston. Sister Agnes Ann was buried in Nazareth Cemetery, Nazareth, Ky.

  • Pauline (Shaw) Lynch

    Pauline (Shaw) Lynch (Jan. 4) in Charlestown. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 10 at Saint Francis de Sales Church, Charlestown for the mother of William and Richard and Michael, all of Charlestown; Philip, Somerville; Bernardine Donahue, Quincy; Margaret Walukevich, Haverhill; John, Chicago, Ill.; Thomas, Malden, Paula Centanni, Nashua, N.H.; Cheryl Raynor, Florence, N.J.; Eileen, East Hampstead, N.H.; Daniel Litchfield, N.H.; and sister of Sister Margaret Philip (Phyllis) Shaw, OP and Sister Ann Bernardine (Bernardine) Shaw, OP, both of Saint Catharine, Ky. and Philip, Fla. Mrs. Lynch was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Father James W. Czerwinski, OFM

    Father James W. Czerwinski, OFM (Jan. 2) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 8 at Saint Anthony Shrine, Boston for the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Swaitkowski) Czerwinski and brother of Thomas, Buffalo, N.Y. During 37 years of priestly ministry, he served in various assignments of the Franciscan Holy Name Province and more recently at Saint Anthony Shrine. Father Czerwinski was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Mary Albertus (Kathryn) Haggerty, SC

    Sister Mary Albertus (Kathryn) Haggerty, SC (Jan. 1) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 5 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late John and Mary (OfConnell) Haggerty. During 80 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Halifax, Nova Scotia as President of Mount Saint Vincent University; N.Y.; and locally at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Mary Albertus was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Marian McCarten, SND

    Sister Marian McCarten, SND (Dec. 31) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 5 at Notre Dame du lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Walsh) McCarten and sister of the late Father Alan McCarten and Father Frederick McCarten. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Conn.; R.I.; and locally at Saint John the Baptist, Peabody and Saint Mark, Dorchester. Sister Marian was buried in Notre Dame du lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Stella (Katherine) Sabini, CSJ

    Sister Stella (Katherine) Sabini, CSJ (Dec. 30) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 5 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Dominic and Frances (Horan) Sabini and sister of John. During 77 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Fontbonne Academy, Milton; Saint James, Haverhill; North Cambridge Catholic, Cambridge; Pope John XXIII, Everett. Sister Stella was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Marie Elizabeth Zemaitis, CJC

    Sister Marie Elizabeth Zemaitis, CJC (Jan. 3) in Brockton. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 7 at Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Chapel Brockton for the daughter of the late Stanley and Clementine (Baltrusaitis) Zemaitis and sister of Leocaidia Donarovich and the late Father Vyto Zematitis. During her religious life, Sister served in congregational assignmenst in Penn. and locally at Our Lady of Sorrows, Brockton; Sister was also the Mother General of the Sisters of Jesus Crucified and the Sorrowful Mother. Sister Marie Elizabeth was buried in Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Cemetery, Brockton.

  • Sister Mary Francita Zona, MFIC

    Sister Mary Francita Zona, MFIC (Jan. 2) in Newton. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 7 at Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel for the daughter of the late Philip and Angelina (Arini) Zona and sister of Jennie DeBenedictis. During her religious life Sister served in various assignments of the Missionary Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception. Sister Mary Francita was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • John B. Moran

    John B. Moran (Jan. 1) in Malden. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 5 at Saint Joseph Church, Malden for the husband of Doreen (Cornell) Moran and the late Barbara (Sullivan) Moran and father of Debra Targonski, Topsfield; John, Raleigh, N. Car.; Janet Bonica, Scituate; Jennifer Norton and Kayellen, both of West Roxbury; and brother of Father Richard Moran, senior priest, Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Beverly; Esther Gugenheim and Elizabeth Power. Committal services were private.