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  • Father Robert G. Doherty, SJ

    Father Robert G. Doherty, SJ (Dec. 9) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 14 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late John and Mary (Grant) Doherty. During 57 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Jesus, Father served in assignments of the Northeast USA Jesuit Province in Iraq; Ind.; Lenox; and locally at Weston College, Cambridge; Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary, Weston and Campion Renewal Center, Weston. Father Doherty was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Deacon Raymond C. Wellbank

    Deacon Raymond C. Wellbank (Dec. 9) in Gloucester. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 16 at Saint Ann Church, Gloucester for the husband of Patricia (Carty) Wellbank, Gloucester; and father of Monica Hooper, Elizabethtown, Penn.; Michelle Vance, Las Vegas, Nev.; Philip, Philadelphia, Penn.; and brother of Margaret Christensen, Swarthmore, Penn.; Joan Neumann, Flemington, N.J.; and Katherine, Chestnut Hill, Penn. During 20 years of diaconal ministry, he served in assignments of the archdiocese of Philadelphia; and locally at Holy Family and Our Lady of Good Voyage (Portuguese) Parishes in Gloucester. Deacon Wellbank was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.

  • Sister Mary Carol (Ann) Holohan, OCSO

    Sister Mary Carol (Ann) Holohan, OCSO (Dec. 11) in Wrentham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 16 at Mount Saint Mary Abbey, Wrentham for the daughter of the late Charles and Ann (Davidson) Holohan. During 70 years of religious life, Sister served in assignments of the Trappestine Nuns in Ireland, and locally as a founding member of Mount Saint Mary Abbey, Wrentham since 1949. Sister Mary Carol was buried in Mount Saint Mary Abbey Cemetery, Wrentham.

  • Sister Emma (Therese Helene) Johnson, SSCh

    Sister Emma (Therese Helene) Johnson, SSCh (Dec. 3) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 11 at Saint Chretienne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Adolphe and Eva (Ricard) Johnson; and sister of Sister Pauline Johnson, SSM, Saint Hyacinthe, QC. During 67 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Quebec; and locally at Sacred Heart (French), Amesbury; Saint Chretienne Academy, Salem; and Saint Chretienne Retirement Community, Marlborough. Sister Emma was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Mr. Fernando Fernandez

    Mr. Fernando Fernandez (Dec. 12) in Chelsea. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 14 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, East Boston for the husband of Maria (Monserrat) Fernandez; and father of Juan; Javier; Manuel; and Raquel, all of Revere; and Andres, Marlborough and Pablo, Everett (a staff member of Pilot Catholic Media). Mr. Fernandez served on the staff of the Hispanic Apostolate of the archdiocese and more recently in the office of Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support. Mr. Fernandez was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Lynn.

  • Sister Violet (Catherine de Sienne) Arsenault, SSCh

    Sister Violet (Catherine de Sienne) Arsenault, SSCh (Dec. 2) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 7 at Saint Chretienne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Martin) Arsenault. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ky.; Maine; R.I.; and locally at Sacred Heart (French), Amesbury; Saint Anne (French), Salem and Saint Chretienne Center, Marlborough. Sister Violet was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Sister Lois (Rita Clare) Pineau, OP

    Sister Lois (Rita Clare) Pineau, OP (Nov. 29) in Saint Catharine, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 7 at Sansbury Care Center Chapel, Saint Catharine, Ky. for the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Emma (McNally) Pineau; and sister of Rita, Harwich; and Lorraine, Riverside, Calif. During 65 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Puerto Rico; Ky.; N.Y.; Tenn.; W. Va.; and locally at Saint Michael, Lowell; Intercity Homecare, Somerville; Pine Street Inn, Boston; and in Volunteer Services at Perkins Institute for the Blind, Watertown. Sister Lois was buried in Saint Catharine Motherhouse Cemetery, Saint Catharine, Ky.

  • Sister Mary (Therese Marie) Shea, CSJ

    Sister Mary (Therese Marie) Shea, CSJ (Dec. 4) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 8 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (MacEachern) Shea; and sister of Sister Geraldine Shea, CSJ, Brighton, and Barbara Shea. During 71 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Joseph, Medford; Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Saint Ambrose, Dorchester; Sacred Heart, Newton; Cathedral, Boston; Mount Saint Joseph, Brighton and Aquinas College, Milton. Sister Mary was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sean M. Casey

    Sean M. Casey (Nov. 28) in Saint Albans, Vt. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. Dec. 4 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, Newport, Vt. for the father of Dylan Casey, Newport, Vt.; and brother of Father Christopher Casey, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Methuen; Ann Langlois, Amesbury; Elizabeth Brouillette, Billerica; and Shelia, Amesbury. Mr. Casey was buried in Saint Edward Cemetery, Derby Line, Vt.

  • Shirley (Laughy) Gignac

    Shirley (Laughy) Gignac (Dec. 3) in Williamsburg, Va. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 7 at Saint Olaf Patron of Norway Church, Williamsburg, Va. for the wife of Michael, Williamsburg, Va. and mother of Father J. Thomas Gignac, Holy Family, Duxbury; J. Paul, Santa Barbara, Calif.; G. Michael, Monson; J. Peter, Franconia, N.H.; and sister of Alan Laughy and Jean Pauquette, both of N.H.; and Eileen Champoux, Ariz. Mrs. Gignac was buried in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

  • Rosemary (Krako) Helfrich

    Rosemary (Krako) Helfrich (Nov. 28) in Warren, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 1 at Our Lady of the Mount Church, Warren, N.J. for the wife of Francis, Warren, N.J.; and mother of Father Paul Helfrich, BH, Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary, Weston; Thomas; Nancy Miller; Maureen Floyd; Mark; Francis; and Jane Gerhardt; and sister of Walter; and Betty Daaleman. Mrs. Helfrich was buried in Saint Mary Stony Hill Cemetery, Watchung, N.J.

  • Jean (Keohan) O'Malley

    Jean (Keohan) O'Malley (Nov. 26) in Hingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 30 at Holy Family Church, Duxbury for the mother of Michael, Duxbury; Peter, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Susan Stephens, Hanson; Kathryn Murphy, Pembroke; and sister of John Keohan, Braintree; and the late Father Edward M Keohan. Mrs. O'Malley was buried in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury.

  • Sister Mercita (Helen) Glowacki, OSF

    Sister Mercita (Helen) Glowacki, OSF (Nov. 26) in Reading, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 29 at Saint Joseph Villa Chapel, Reading, Penn. for the daughter of the late Stanley and Antoinette (Botwin) Glowacki; and sister of Marian Pawlowski, Concord; and Natalie Rabitski, Peabody. During 73 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; Conn.; Md.; N.J.; Penn.; S. Dak.; Va.; and locally at the Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial School, Hyde Park. Sister Mercita was buried in Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Cemetery, Mount Alvernia, Reading, Penn.

  • Sister Marie Gabrielle de Ste. Anne (Joyce) Martignetti, LSP

    Sister Marie Gabrielle de Ste. Anne (Joyce) Martignetti, LSP (Nov. 26) in Somerville. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 30 at Jeanne Jugan Residence Chapel, Somerville for the daughter of the late Edward and Louise (Lampreau) Martignetti, and sister of Catherine Martignetti. During 62 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments of the Little Sisters of the Poor, most recently at Jeanne Jugan Residence, Somerville. Sister Marie Gabrielle de Ste. Anne was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Sister Daniel Marie (Hanna) McCarthy, OSF

    Sister Daniel Marie (Hanna) McCarthy, OSF (Nov. 23) in Aston, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 29 at Assisi House Chapel, Aston, Penn. for the daughter of the late Laurence and Kathleen (Quinn) McCarthy; and sister of Kathleen Petrie and Margaret O'Sullivan. During 55 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.J.; Penn.; and locally at Blessed Sacrament, Walpole. Sister Daniel Marie was buried in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Aston, Penn.

  • Anne (Whalen) Branca

    Anne (Whalen) Branca (Nov. 18) in Braintree. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 28 at Saint Agatha Church, Milton for the mother of Paul, Milton; William, Weymouth; Richard, Lisle, Ill.; Jane Wallace, Needham; Donald, Hanson; and Nancy Rowher, Silverthorne, Colo.; and sister of the late Sister Noreen Whalen, CND. Mrs. Branca was buried in Milton Cemetery.

  • Daniel C. LeBlanc

    Daniel C. LeBlanc (Nov. 21) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 27 at Sacred Heart (Italian) Church, Waltham for the husband of C. Louise (Landry) LeBlanc; and brother of Father Harold LeBlanc, senior priest of the archdiocese, Hyannis; and James, Osterville. Mr. LeBlanc was buried in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

  • Richard L. Wilkins

    Richard L. Wilkins (Nov. 20) in York, Maine. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 25 at Saint Mary Church, Charlestown for the husband of Mary (McBride) Wilkins; and father of William, Melrose; Nan and Clare, both of Charlestown; and Gregory, Danville, Ind. His daughter Nan is the production manager of The Pilot. Mr. Wilkins was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Father Timothy J. Murphy

    Father Timothy J. Murphy (Nov. 8) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 16 at Immaculate Conception Church, Salem. Ordained in 1963, he served in assignments in Weymouth; Allston, Mattapan and Salem. Father Murphy's obituary will be in the Nov. 24 issue of The Pilot.

  • James G. Archer

    James G. Archer (Nov. 7) in Manchester, Conn. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 11 at Saint Francis of Assisi, South Windsor, Conn. for the son of Jacqueline (Wetherell) Archer-Sheehan; and brother of Father Jeffrey Archer, Saint Linus and Saint Patrick, Natick and Joseph, South Windsor, Conn. Mr. Archer was buried in Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor, Conn.