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Death Notices


Father John A. Carroll, SSJ

Father John A. Carroll, SSJ (Nov. 20) in Washington, D.C. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 29 at Gate of Heaven Church, South Boston, for the son of the late William and Mary (Nee) Carroll; and brother of Patricia, South Boston. During his 55 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Society of Saint Joseph, most recently as pastor of Incarnation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Washington, D.C. Father Carroll was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Father Paul J. McLaughlin

Father Paul J. McLaughlin (Nov. 10) in La Quinta, Calif. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 29 at Immaculate Conception Church, Marlborough, for the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Murphy) McLaughlin. Since his ordination on Feb. 2, 1955, he served in parish assignments at Saint Ann, Peabody; Saint Agnes, Arlington; Saint John the Evangelist, Swampscott; Saint Peter, Lowell; and Immaculate Conception, Marlborough. He was also chaplain, Regis College, Weston. He also served on a lend-lease assignment in the diocese of Yakima, Wash. Committal services were private.

Sister Mary (Catherine Angela) Clancy, SNDdeN

Sister Mary (Catherine Angela) Clancy, SNDdeN (Nov. 24) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 3 at Saint Mary Church, Shrewsbury, for the late Alfred and Marguerite (Shaughnessy) Clancy and sister of Sister Eleanor Clancy, SNDdeN, Boston. Sister Mary was also the aunt of Father Richard Clancy, Saint Marguerite d'Youville, Dracut; Saint Rita, Lowell; and Saint Mary Magdalen, Tyngsborough. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Mary served in congregational assignments in N.H.; and, locally, at Saint Joseph, Boston; Holy Rosary (Italian), Lawrence; Our Lady of the Presentation, Brighton; Saint Patrick, Lowell; Saint Mary, Lynn; and Notre Dame Education Center, Boston. Sister Mary was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

Sister Margaret (James Patrick) Crann, CSJ

Sister Margaret (James Patrick) Crann, CSJ (Nov. 21) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 26 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton, for the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Burke) Crann; and sister of Sister Anna (James Elizabeth) Crann, CSJ [her twin]; and James, Boston. During 62 years of religious life, Sister Margaret served in congregational assignments at Bethany HealthCare, Framingham; Saint James, Haverhill; and Montessori, Haverhill. Sister Margaret was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

James M. Riley

James M. Riley (Nov. 21) in Norton. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 27 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley, for the husband of Joanne (Nicoletti) Riley, Norton; and father of Elizabeth and Theresa, both of Norton; and son of Anna Mary (Howe) Riley, Wellesley; and brother of Father Edward Riley, Saint John Seminary, Brighton; John, and Jane Rose, both of Natick; George, and Mary Nolan, both of Framingham; Kathleen Burke, and Margaret Vaughan, both of Hopkinton. Mr. Riley was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

Msgr. John P. McDonough

Msgr. John P. McDonough (Nov. 17) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 2 at Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton, for the son of the late John and Delia (Lydon) McDonough and brother of Thomas, Bland, W. Va.; Helen, Plymouth; and Barbara Allen, Duxbury. He was also the uncle of Father John P. McDonough, Morgantown, W. Va. Since his ordination Jan. 10, 1952, he served in archdiocesan parishes: Saint Bridget, Abington; Saint Mary of the Assumption, Dracut; Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea; Saint John the Baptist, Peabody; and Saint Agnes, Middleton. He served for 28 years in the Chaplain Corps of the United States Air Force. He was also interim secretary of Formation and Evangelization; priest liaison for the Office of Professional Standards and Oversight; and chaplain, Regina Cleri Residence, Boston. Msgr. McDonough was to be buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton. [Ed. -- Msgr. McDonough's obituary will be in the Dec. 10, 2021, issue of The Pilot.]

Father Charles J. Dunn, SJ

Father Charles J. Dunn, SJ (Nov. 18) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 23 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston, for the son of the late Charles and Hellen Dunn. During 66 years of priestly ministry, Father Dunn served in assignments of Jesuit East USA Province, including at Boston College High School, Boston; and the College of the Holy Cross, Boston. Father Dunn was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

Sister Alice (Richard Marie) Fontaine, SSCh

Sister Alice (Richard Marie) Fontaine, SSCh (Nov. 2) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 6 at Sisters of Saint Anne Chapel, Marlborough, for the daughter of the late George and Estelle (Lussier) Fontaine. During almost 75 years of religious life, Sister Alice served in congregational assignments in Tanzania; Quebec; N.H.; R.I.; Attleborough; and, locally, at Saint Joseph (French), Salem. Sister Alice was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

Sister Charlotte Francis (Mary) Wickes, SNDdeN

Sister Charlotte Francis (Mary) Wickes, SNDdeN (Nov.2) in Gloucester. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 11 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich, for the daughter of the late Francis and Charlotte (Devereaux) Wickes. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Charlotte Francis served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; and, locally, at Holy Rosary (Italian), Lawrence; Saint Mary of the Annunciation and North Cambridge Catholic, both in Cambridge; Saint Jerome, Weymouth; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers; Saint John the Baptist and Bishop Fenwick, both in Peabody; and Saint Thomas the Apostle, Salem. Sister Charlotte Francis was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

John J. Killoran

John J. Killoran (Nov. 18) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 23 at Saint Paul Church, Wellesley, for the brother of Sister Rita (Majealla) Killoran, SSND, Queens, N.Y.; and the late Sister Annice (Anna) Killoran; Sister Agnese (Agnes) Killoran, SSND; and Sister Catherine (James Marie) Killoran, SSND. Mr. Killoran was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

Nancy (Iannaccone) Rubenstein

Nancy (Iannaccone) Rubenstein (Nov. 17) in Andover. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 24 at Saint Raphael Church, Medford, for the wife of Philip, Andover; and mother of Caitlin Donovan, Hanover; and sister of Sister Jane Iannaccone, SP, Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind.; Robert, Daniel, and Maryesther Russo, of Medford. Mrs. Rubenstein was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Paul E. Dennehy

Paul E. Dennehy (Oct. 28) in Brockton. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 15 at Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth, for the husband of Gail (Casey) Dennehy; and father of Eileen, Brockton; Margaret Sands and Paul, both of Quincy; Joanne Assad, Holbrook; Kathleen Sullivan, Weymouth; and Steven, Pawtucket, R.I.; and brother of Robert, Norwalk, Conn.; Clare Clark, Falmouth; Roy, Windham, N.H.; John and Robert, South Pasadena, Fla.; and the late Sister Jeanne Clare Dennehy, SCNJ. Committal services were private.

William F. Glavin

William F. Glavin (Nov. 8) in Vero Beach, Fla. Funeral celebrated Nov. 15 at Holy Cross Church, Vero Beach, for the father of Joanne McClatchy, Fishers, Ind.; William, Moultonborough, N.H.; Patricia O'Mara and Tina DiScipio, both of Vero Beach, Fla.; Tucker, Mountain Lakes, N.J.; and Cecily Bowen, Saint Simons Island, Ga.; and brother of Barbara Coleman, Jamison, P.A.; and the late Sister Joanne Glavin, SNJM. Committal services were private.

Ruth J. McNaughton

Ruth J. McNaughton (Nov. 6) in North Andover. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 15 at Saint Theresa Church, Methuen, for the sister of the late Bishop William J. McNaughton, MM. Ms. McNaughton was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Lowell.

Joseph P. O'Brien

Joseph P. O'Brien (Nov. 5) in Tewksbury. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 12 at Saint William Church, Tewksbury, for the husband of Joanne (DiGiampaolo) O'Brien; and father of Kerry King and Joseph and John, all of Tewksbury; and brother of Marylou Hurley, Somerville; and the late Father John H. O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

Richard J. Walsh

Richard J. Walsh (Nov. 2) in Naples, Fla. Private funeral services celebrated Nov. 6 in Naples for the husband of Roberta (Ward) Walsh, Naples, Fla.; and brother of the late Father Stephen M. Walsh, OFM. Committal services were private.

Father Arthur J. Dwyer, MM

Father Arthur J. Dwyer, MM (Oct. 26) in Maryknoll, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 29 at Queen of Apostles Chapel, Maryknoll, N.Y., for the Somerville native and son of the late Joseph and Mary (White) Dwyer. During 72 years of priestly ministry, Father Dwyer served in various assignments of Maryknoll in Italy; Peru; Calif.; Hawaii; N.Y.; and Penn. Father Dwyer was inurned in the Maryknoll Columbarium, Maryknoll, N.Y.

Sister Mary Hennessey, RC

Sister Mary Hennessey, RC (Jan. 27, 2020) in Chicago, Ill. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 5, 2020 at Chicago Cenacle Chapel, Chicago, Ill., for the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (McManus) Hennessey. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Mary served in congregational assignments of the Religious of the Cenacle, in Ill.; N.Y.; Worcester; and, locally, at the Cenacle, Brighton; Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater; Boston Theological Institute, Cambridge; Immaculate Conception, Boston. Sister also was a panelist on Topic Religion, on Boston's WEEI radio channel. Sister Mary was buried in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.