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Death Notices


Father Albert R. DiIanni, SM

Father Albert R. DiIanni, SM (July 12) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 17 at Saint Anthony of Padua, Woburn, for the son of the late Modesto and Marcia (Grossi) DiIanni, and brother of William and Robert, both of Woburn. During 64 years of priestly ministry, Father DiIanni served in assignments of the Marist Priests and Brothers in Belgium; Italy; Worcester; and, locally, Marist Provincial, Boston; Vocation Director, Boston; and Our Lady of Victories (French) Boston. Father DiIanni was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

Sister Jeannette (Mary Peter Chanel) Bernier, SMSM

Sister Jeannette (Mary Peter Chanel) Bernier, SMSM (July 3) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 10 at Marist Sisters Convent Chapel, Waltham, for the daughter of the late Calixte and Celenda (Michaud) Bernier; and sister of Sister Rolande Bernier, PSSF, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; and the late Father Roland Bernier, SM. During 70 years of religious life, Sister Jeannette served in congregational assignments in Senegal; Hawaii; and, locally, at Marist Convent, Waltham. Sister Jeannette was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

Sister Elaine (Mary Elaine) Nolan, SC

Sister Elaine (Mary Elaine) Nolan, SC (July 6) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated July 11 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley, for the daughter of the late Neil and Martina (Monaghan) Nolan, and sister of James and Martin, both of Boston. During 69 years of religious life, Sister Elaine served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; British Columbia; Washington; and, locally, at Saint Kevin, Msgr. Ryan Memorial, and Elizabeth Seton Academy, all in Dorchester; and Marillac Residence, Wellesley. Sister Elaine was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

Kenneth L. Reavy

Kenneth L. Reavy (May 23) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 10 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton, for the brother of Sister Margaret (Mary Patricia) Reavy, CSJ. Mr. Reavy was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Deacon Philip M. Caruso

Deacon Philip M. Caruso '83 (June 8) in Wells, Maine. Funeral Mass celebrated June 18 at Saint Mary Church, Holliston, for the husband of Diane (Mahony) Caruso; and father of Philip, Davenport, Fla.; Mary Louise, Wells, Maine; Joseph, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Stephen, Saint Augustine, Fla.; and brother of Ann Guiffre, Ocala, Fla. Deacon Caruso served his active diaconal ministry at Saint Mary, Holliston. Deacon Caruso was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Holliston.