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Obituaries & Death Notices


Death Notices


Father Joseph M. Ferraioli, OMI

Father Joseph M. Ferraioli, OMI (Jan. 23) in Belleville, Ill. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 31 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Tewksbury, for the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Burgoyne) Ferraioli, and brother of Richard, Boylston; Ellen Scott, Andover; and James, Londonderry, N.H. During 45 years of priestly ministry, the Medford native served in assignments of the Oblates of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Calif.; Fla.; Ga.; Ill.; La.; Mich.; Minn.; N.Y.; and W. Va. Father Ferraioli was buried in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

Father Charles C. Martin, CSP

Father Charles C. Martin, CSP (Jan. 27) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 4 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Boston, for the son of the late John and Marguerite (Yates) Martin. During 58 years of priestly ministry, Father Martin served in assignments of the Paulist Fathers in Washington, D.C.; Calif.; Colo.; Fla.; Mich.; Minn.; Tenn.; and, locally, at the Paulist Center, Boston. Father Martin was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Father Joseph P. McDermott

Father Joseph P. McDermott (Jan. 31) in Stoughton. Funeral arrangements pending at press time. He was ordained in 1962 and served in parish assignments in Avon, Norwood, Stow, Amesbury, Roxbury, and Stoughton; and in prison ministry in Norfolk. Father McDermott's obituary will be in the Feb. 10, 2023, issue of The Pilot.

Brother Michael J. Galvin, SM

Brother Michael J. Galvin, SM (Jan. 1) in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 9 at Assumption Chapel, San Antonio, Texas, for the son of the late Michael and Rita (Horan) Galvin, and brother of Virginia Termire; Rita Bock; Margaret Schellenberg; and Patricia Galfano, all of Brooklyn, N.Y. During more than 60 years of religious life, Brother Michael served in assignments of Marianists in Puerto Rico; Fla.; Mo.; N.Y.; Ohio; Texas; and, locally, in the Brazilian Apostolate of the archdiocese. Brother Michael was buried in Marianist Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

Sister Alice (Margaretta Marie) Klein, OSF

Sister Alice (Margaretta Marie) Klein, OSF (Jan. 30) in Aston, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 2 at Assisi House Chapel, Aston, Penn., for the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Minderlein) Klein. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Alice served in congregational assignments in Md.; N.J.; Penn.; New Bedford; and, locally, at Blessed Sacrament, Walpole. Sister Alice was buried in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Aston, Penn.

Father James P. Brennan, CSSR

Father James P. Brennan, CSSR (Jan. 20) in Timonium, Md. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 26 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica, Roxbury, for the son of the late James and Margaret (Gorman) Brennan. During 58 years of priestly ministry, Father Brennan served in assignments of the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers in Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C.; Mo.; N.Y.; Penn.; Springfield; and, locally, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica, Roxbury. Father Brennan was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale.

Father John T. Cashman, CP

Father John T. Cashman, CP (Jan.14) in Naples, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 27 at Saint Columbkille Church, Brighton, for the son of the late John and Louise (Totten) Cashman, and brother of Catherine Norton, Roberta Broderick, and Michael, all of Brighton. During 56 years of priestly ministry, Father Cashman served in assignments of the Passionist Fathers and Brothers in Fla.; Md.; N.J.; N.Y.; Penn.; and, locally, at Saint Gabriel Parish, Brighton. Father Cashman was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Sister Rita (Ruth Elizabeth) Beaudoin, SUSC

Sister Rita (Ruth Elizabeth) Beaudoin, SUSC (Jan. 18) in Lawrence. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 27 at Saint William Church, Tewksbury, for the daughter of the late Henry and Eva (Bertrand) Beaudoin, and sister of the late Ruth (Maria Henry) Beaudoin, SUSC. During 77 years of religious life, Sister Rita served in congregational assignments in Italy; R.I.; and, locally, at Saint Anthony of Padua, Shirley; Rose Hawthorne High, Concord; Sacred Heart (French), Lawrence; Assumption (French), Chelsea; Saint Mary Villa, Lowell; and Mary Immaculate Restorative, Lawrence. Sister Rita was buried in Saint Bernard Cemetery, Concord.

Sister Virginia (Euphrasia) Crowell, RGS

Sister Virginia (Euphrasia) Crowell, RGS (Jan. 18) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 23 at Saint Matthias Church, Marlborough, for the daughter of the late Robert and Ruby (Neville) Crowell, and sister of Phyllis Clifford and Nancy Barboza, both of Boston; and Brenda, Portland, Maine. During 73 years of religious life, Sister Virginia served in congregational assignments in N.Y.; and, locally, at Good Shepherd Convent, Marlborough. Sister Virginia was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Sister Phyllis (Mary Placida) Doucet, SMSM

Sister Phyllis (Mary Placida) Doucet, SMSM (Jan. 11) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 17 at Sacred Heart (Italian) Church, Waltham, for the daughter of the late Placide and Elizabeth (Chiasson) Doucet. During 65 years of religious life, Sister Phyllis served in congregational assignments in Italy; Solomon Islands; Fla.; and, locally, at Marist Convent, Waltham. Sister Phyllis was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

John Grant

John Grant (Dec. 26) in Brighton. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 21 at Saint Columbkille Church, Brighton, for the father of Marc, South Park, Penn.; Elisse Gentilucci, Ashland; and Sophie Chaisson, Sudbury; and brother of Sister Rosemary Grant, SNDdeN, Worcester, Mr. Grant was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Sister Joan of Arc (Ann) Yonuska, CJC

Sister Joan of Arc (Ann) Yonuska, CJC (Jan. 4) in Brockton. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 13 at Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Chapel, Brockton, for the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Pashukonis) Yonuska. During 80 years of religious life, Sister Joan of Arc served in congregational assignments in Penn.; Worcester; and, locally, at Saint Peter (Lithuanian), South Boston; Saint George (Lithuanian), Norwood; and Saint Francis of Assisi (Lithuanian), Lawrence. Sister Joan of Arc was buried in Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Brockton.

James F. Kelley

James F. Kelley (Jan. 3) in Hyde Park. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 10 at Saint Pius Tenth Church, Milton, for the father of Leanne Audette, Uxbridge; Justine Hallberg, Quincy; and brother of Ruth, West Roxbury; and the late Sister Paula (Anne Cyril) Kelley, SC. Mr. Kelley was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Virginia (Caldwell) Tremblay

Virginia (Caldwell) Tremblay (Jan. 9) in Stoughton. Funeral celebrated Jan. 14 at Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood, for the wife of Deacon Francis Tremblay, '02, Stoughton; and mother of Matthew, Kingwood, Texas; Michael, East Hampton, N.Y.; and Joseph, Sag Harbor, N.Y. Mrs. Tremblay was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Canton.