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  • Obituary: Father Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, negotiator, professor, missionary

    When he was growing up in Arlington and attending St. Agnes School, he probably never dreamed that he would be a major contributor to building bridges and bringing peace to some of the most troubled spots of the world, but that is the legacy of Father Raymond Helmick, SJ who died at the Campion Healthcare Facility in Weston on April 21.

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  • Obituary: Father Richard Driscoll, former pastor in Topsfield

    Merrimack Regional Bishop Robert F. Hennessey was the principal celebrant of the funeral Mass of Father Richard A. Driscoll at St. Rose of Lima Church, Topsfield on April 28. Father Driscoll had directed the fund raising and construction of the church while he was pastor there from 1986-1999.

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  • Deacon John J. Mannion, 1986

    Deacon John J. Mannion, 1986 (April 20) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 27 at Saint George Church, Framingham for the father of Paul, Hudson; Sean, Berlin; and Della Larsen, Canton. During his diaconal ministry, he served at Most Precious Blood, Dover and Cedar Junction Correctional, Walpole. Deacon Mannion was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • Sister Rita (Mary Gerald) Parent, SMSM

    Sister Rita (Mary Gerald) Parent, SMSM (April 19) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated April 22 at Marist Missionary Sisters Chapel, Waltham for the daughter of the late Arthur and Blanche (Remillard) Parent. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in the Solomon Islands; Fla.; and locally at Saint John Hospital, Lowell. Sister Rita was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Terrence M. McNabb

    Terrence M. McNabb (April 16) in Townsend. Funeral Mass celebrated April 23 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Townsend for the husband of Bette (Pease) McNabb; and father of Kathleen Hatch, Colchester, Vt.; Karen Noon, Townsend; Terrence, Stowe, Vt.; Timothy and Daniel Both of Townsend; and Colin, Saint Johnfs Seminary, Boston; and brother of John, Pepperell; David, Sarasota, Fla..; and Harold, Brookline. Mr. McNabb was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Townsend.

  • Father John M. Connor, CSSR

    Father John M. Connor, CSSR (April 11) in Long Branch, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated April 18 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Roxbury for the son of the late Michael and Hannah Connor and brother of Mary Gillis, Roslindale and Elizabeth Hegarty, Marshfield. During 50 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Redemptorists in Brazil; Paraguay; N.J.; N.Y.; Penn.; and locally at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Roxbury. Father Connor was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale.

  • Sister Florence Euphrasia Chiriani, RGS

    Sister Florence Euphrasia Chiriani, RGS (April 17) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated April 23 at Good Shepherd Center Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Chiriani. During 76 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y. and locally at Good Shepherd Center, Marlborough. Sister Florence Euphrasia was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Jeannine (Jean du Carmel) Paquette, SCO

    Sister Jeannine (Jean du Carmel) Paquette, SCO (April 14) in Lowell. Funeral Mass celebrated April 19 at Youville Life Center Chapel, Lowell for the daughter of the late Emile and Eva (Cousineau) Paquette; and sister of five siblings all residing in Quebec. During 70 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Quebec, in congregational leadership; and locally at schools in Haverhill and Lowell. Sister Jeannine was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.

  • Carol Naughton

    Carol Naughton (April 15) in Milton. Funeral Mass celebrated April 22 at Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton for the daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Carroll) Naughton and sister of the late Father Thomas J. Naughton. Ms. Naughton was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

  • Sister Mary Regina (Janice) Ahearn, RGS

    Sister Mary Regina (Janice) Ahearn, RGS (April 8) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 14 at Good Shepherd Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Moses and Jane (Saunders) Ahearn. During 73 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments N.J.; N.Y.; and locally at Good Shepherd Center, Marlborough. Sister Mary Regina was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Martha A. Keenan, SNDdeN

    Sister Martha A. Keenan, SNDdeN (April 4) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated April 13 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late James and Martha (Johnson) Keenan and sister of James and Robert, both of Lowell. During 58 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Conn.; Holy Rosary, Lawrence; Saint Thomas the Apostle, Peabody and Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Beverly and Mother Saint Joseph House, Wakefield. Sister Martha was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Father James H. Flanagan, SOLT

    Father James H. Flanagan, SOLT (March 24) in Bosque, N. Mex. Funeral Mass celebrated March 29 at Saint Gertrude the Great Church, Mora, N. Mex. For the son of the late James and Rose (Freeley) Flanagan; and brother of Newman, Pocasset and Rosemarie, Roslindale; and the late Father Joseph Flanagan, SJ. Ordained Jan. 10, 1952, he served as an assistant at Saint Elizabeth, Milton and Saint Patrick, Lowell. In 1957 he founded the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, Santa Fe, N. Mex. During his priestly life, in addition to Boston archdiocesan assignments, he served as founder and superior of Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity in Rome, Italy; N. Mex. And Texas. Father Flanagan was buried in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Holman, N. Mex.

  • Father Philip L. LaPlante, SM

    Father Philip L. LaPlante, SM (March 30) in Weymouth. Funeral Mass celebrated April 9 at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, Newton for the son of the late Pierre and Alvina LaPlante; and brother of Clement, Derry, N.H.; Rita Prescott; Wash.; and Lucienne, Fla. During 67 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Mary (Marists) he served in assignments in Quebec; Washington, D.C.; Maine; N.Y.; and locally at Marist College, Framingham; Our Lady of Pity, Cambridge; Saint Joseph, Haverhill; Sacred Heart, Lawrence; Saint Therese of Lisieux, Methuen; Our Lady of Good Voyage, Our Lady of Victories, Marist Provincial Offices, all in Boston; and in various offices of the archdiocese including Stewardship; Development; and as vicar in the Boston Region. Father LaPlante was buried in Van Buren, Maine.

  • Sister Elizabeth Amaral, OSC

    Sister Elizabeth Amaral, OSC (April 1) in Jamaica Plain. Funeral Mass celebrated April 1 at Monastery of Saint Clare, Jamaica Plain for the daughter of the late Alfred and Adelaide (Moniz) Amaral and sister of Ann, Fall River and Edith Mantica, Va. During 40 years of religious life, Sister served in apostolates of the Poor Clare Nuns at Saint Clare Monastery, Jamaica Plain. Sister Elizabeth was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Marie Cecilia Lefevre, SGM

    Sister Marie Cecilia Lefevre, SGM (March 31) in Lawrence. Funeral Mass celebrated April 6 at Youville Place Chapel, Lexington for the daughter of the late Leon and Cecilia (Ney) Lefevre. During 76 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.J.; and locally in Provincial Government and Covenant Health Systems, both in Lexington. Sister Marie Cecilia was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Sister Margaret Mary (Euphrasia) Lynch, SNDdeN

    Sister Margaret Mary (Euphrasia) Lynch, SNDdeN (April 4) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated April 7 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Matthew and Annie (Conlon) Lynch. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.H.; and locally at Saint Bernard, Newton; Saint Mary, Lawrence; Saint Patrick, Lowell; and Saint Charles Borromeo, Woburn. Sister Margaret Mary was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Hudson, N.H.

  • Sister Ricci (Mary) Lloyd, CSJ

    Sister Ricci (Mary) Lloyd, CSJ (April 4) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 8 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late George and Ethel (McLaughlin) Lloyd; and sister of Sister Catherine Ann Lloyd, CSJ, Framingham. During 78 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Mary, Holliston; Saint Clement, Somerville; Saint Ambrose, Dorchester; Saint Joseph, Lynn; Saint Ann, Somerville; Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury; Mount Saint Joseph, Brighton; Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph; Regis College, Weston and Fontbonne Hall, Framingham. Sister Ricci was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham

  • Father David J. Arthur, CSC

    Father David J. Arthur, CSC (March 24) in Brockton. Funeral Mass celebrated March 31 at Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton for the son of the late David and Kathryn (Klein) Arthur, and brother of Kathleen Ranallo, Pittsburgh, Penn. During 61 years of priestly ministry, he served in congregational assignment of the Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers in Washington, D.C.; Ind.; Penn.; and at Stonehill College, Easton. Father Arthur was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Easton.

  • Father Bartley MacPhaidin, CSC

    Father Bartley MacPhaidin, CSC (March 17) in South Bend, Ind. Funeral Mass celebrated March 29 at Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton for the brother of John and Margaret, both of Donegal, Ireland; and Tadhg, Dublin, Ireland. During 52 years of priestly ministry, he served in congregational assignment of the Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers in Rome; Ind. And locally at Stonehill College (President 1978-2000). Father MacPhaidin was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Easton.

  • Father Howard (William) OfShea, OFM

    Father Howard (William) OfShea, OFM (March 26) in Wyckoff, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated March 31 at Saint Anthony Shrine, Boston for the son of the late Edward and Mary OfShea. During 57 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Franciscans Holy Name Province in England; France; Sweden; Washington, D.C.; N.J.; N.Y.; R.I.; and locally at Saint Anthony Shrine, Boston. Father OfShea was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister Maria (Josephine Hughberta) McHugh, SC

    Sister Maria (Josephine Hughberta) McHugh, SC (March 27) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated March 30 for the daughter of the late Hugh and Marion (Magoon) McHugh and sister of Hugh Foley, Sandwich; Frances McCaffrey, San Antonio, Texas; and Grace Cronin, Rockland. During 62 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.H.; and locally at Saint Peter, Lowell; Academy of the Assumption, Wellesley; Saint Mary, Randolph; Saint Patrick, Lawrence; Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford; and Saint Pius Fifth, Lynn. Sister Maria was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.