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  • Obituary: Father Frederick O'Brien, pioneer of archdiocesan Hispanic apostolate

    In 1957, when he returned from graduate studies in theology at the Catholic University of Salamanca in Spain, Father Fred O'Brien founded the Center for the Spanish Speaking in the Cathedral parish in Boston's South End. When Boston's legendary archbishop Richard Cushing was named to the College of Cardinals in 1958, the name was changed to Cardinal Cushing Center for the Spanish Speaking. He remained at the helm of "El Centro del Cardenal" as it was more widely known until 1969.

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  • Father Roger J. Bourgea, SM

    Father Roger J. Bourgea, SM (July 23) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated July 28 at Our Lady of Victories Church, Boston for the son of the late Wilfred and Eva (Gastonguay) Bourgea. During 55 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Marist Fathers and Brothers in Fiji; the Solomon Islands; Washington, D.C.; N.Y.; and locally as hospital chaplain at University Hospital, Boston; Boston Medical Center; Massachusetts General Hospital; and Marian Manor, all in Boston. Father Bourgea was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Andover.

  • Brother Gregory (John) Conant, OSB

    Brother Gregory (John) Conant, OSB (July 23) in Still River. Funeral Mass celebrated July 30 at Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River for the son of the late Kenneth and Marie (Schneider) Conant. During 33 years of religious life, he served in various apostolates of the monks of Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River. Brother Gregory was buried in Saint Benedict Abbey Cemetery, Still River.

  • Father Brendan Breen, CP

    Father Brendan Breen, CP (July 9) in Hartford Conn. Funeral Mass celebrated July 13 at Holy Family monastery Chapel, West Hartford, Conn. During 65 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Passionists Fathers and Brothers in Conn.; Fla. N.J.; N.Y.; Shrewsbury; and locally at Saint Gabriel, Brighton. Father Breen was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Father Edwin H. Cassem, SJ

    Father Edwin H. Cassem, SJ (July 4) in Weston Memorial celebrated July 17 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the Nebraska native, who during 45 years of priestly ministry served in various Jesuit assignments; for most of those years as staff member, director and the chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School. Committal services were private.

  • Deacon James C. Callahan, 1980

    Deacon James C. Callahan, 1980 (July 19) in Newton. Funeral Mass celebrated July 23 at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Waltham for the husband of Joann (Graceffa) Callahan; father of Eugene, Newton; Jody Graves, Northampton; Jane Ramos, Boston. During his diaconal ministry, he served at Saint Charles Borromeo, Waltham; Carroll Center for the Blind, Newton; and several archdiocesan parishes. Deacon Callahan was buried in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

  • Sister Ellen (Catherine Alexis) Normile, SC

    Sister Ellen (Catherine Alexis) Normile, SC (July 15) in Convent Station, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated July 20 at Saint Anna Villa Chapel, Convent Station, N.J. for the daughter of the late John and Mary (Downey) Normile. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Conn.; N.J.; and locally at Blessed Sacrament, Jamaica Plain; and Catherine Mary McHale Center, Newton. Sister Ellen was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Convent Station, N.J.

  • Sister Mary Gabriella (Violet) Tubick, FSP

    Sister Mary Gabriella (Violet) Tubick, FSP (July 16) in Jamaica Plain. Funeral Mass celebrated July 27 at Daughters of Saint Paul Motherhouse Chapel, Jamaica Plain for the daughter of the late Herman and Helen Tubick; and sister of Sister Paulynne Tubick, SND, Long Beach, Calif. During 58 years of religious life, Sister served in various assignments of the Daughters of Saint Paul. Sister Mary Gabriella was entombed in the Daughters of Saint Paul Mausoleum, Jamaica Plain.

  • Mary Alice (Botelho) Ricardo

    Mary Alice (Botelho) Ricardo (July 15) in Arlington. Funeral Mass celebrated July 18 at Saint Anthony of Padua or Lisbon Church, Cambridge for the mother of William, Brighton; and The Pilot advertising manager, Laurence, Cranston, R.I. Mrs. Ricardo was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

  • Father James B. Malley, SJ

    Father James B. Malley, SJ (June 23) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated June 26 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late James and Marguerite (Burns) Malley and brother of John, South Portland, Maine. During his religious life, he served in various assignments of the New England Jesuit Province. Father Malley was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston, Mass.

  • Sister Marylena (Mary) Avery, CSJ

    Sister Marylena (Mary) Avery, CSJ (June 26) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 30 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Alice (Brown) Avery and sister of Grace. During 71 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Sacred Heart, Roslindale; Matignon, Cambridge; Cardinal Spellman High, Brockton. Sister Marylena was buried in Saint James Cemetery, Whitman.

  • Sister Jeannette Berube, SMSM

    Sister Jeannette Berube, SMSM (July 3) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 7 at Marist Sisters Convent Chapel, Waltham for the daughter of the late Adelard and Anna (Frechette) Berube. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Australia; Solomon Islands; and locally at Bedford; and Maristhill, Waltham. Sister Jeannette was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Waltham.

  • Sister Mary Connelly, SND

    Sister Mary Connelly, SND (June 28) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated July 1 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich for the daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth (Killion) Connelly. During 71 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignment in Japan; and locally at Saint James, Salem. Sister Mary was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Sister Marie (Rose Marie) Farren, SND

    Sister Marie (Rose Marie) Farren, SND (June 23) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated June 27 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich for the daughter of the late Charles and Ellen (Canney) Farren, and sister of Mary Shaughnessey, Fla. During her religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Conn.; R.I.; Leominster, Worcester; and locally at Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston; Saint Joseph, Somerville; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge; Emmanuel College, Boston; and Notre Dame, Ipswich. Sister Marie was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Sister Agnes (Mary) Manning, SC

    Sister Agnes (Mary) Manning, SC (June 27) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated June 30 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late James and Agnes (no one) Manning. During 72 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; N.Y.; Wash. And locally at Saint Margaret, Dorchester; Saint Mary, Randolph; Saint Joseph, Needham; Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Agnes was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Mary (Lauretti) Coletti

    Mary (Lauretti) Coletti (June 21) in Newton. Funeral Mass celebrated June 30 at Saint Bernard Church, Newton for the mother of Deacon Paul Coletti, Marlborough; Christine Donovan; and Joanne, Boyle; and sister of Mildred Lauretti. Mrs. Colletti was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton.

  • Thomas P. Cox

    Thomas P. Cox (June 26) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated July 1 at Saint Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury for the husband of Ruth (Barry) Cox, staff of Clergy Support Offices, Braintree; and father of Raymond, Rumford, R.I. and Mary Kenny, Plymouth; and brother of Margaret McSorley; Patricia Cunning; Timothy Cox; Kevin Cox; Kathleen Wright; and Terri Coldwell. Mr. Cox was buried in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

  • Philip E. Porter

    Philip E. Porter (July 5) in Haverhill. Funeral Mass celebrated July 10 at All Saints Church, Haverhill for the husband of Sharon (Singleton) Porter; father of Philip; Richard; Tin and Wendy; and brother of Father John J. Stagnaro, Laboure College, Milton; Paul, Natalie; and Marybeth. Committal services were private.

  • Katherine (Murphy) Woerner

    Katherine (Murphy) Woerner (June 25) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated July 6 at Saint Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury for the wife of Herman, Boston and sister of Most Rev. William F. Murphy, Rockville Centre, N.Y.; Sister Paul Saint Katherine, SND, Andover; and Robert, Swampscott. Mrs. Woerner was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.