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Death Notices


Sister Christine Marie (Margaret) Loughlin, OP

Sister Christine Marie (Margaret) Loughlin, OP (June 24) in Louisville, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated June 30 at Magdalen Chapel, Saint Catharine Motherhouse, Saint Catharine, Ky., for the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (McDonough) Loughlin and sister of Rita Scudder, Watertown. During 62 years of religious life, Sister Christine Marie served in congregational assignments in Ky.; Tenn.; N.Y.; and, locally, at Saint Mel, Gloucester; North Cambridge Catholic, Cambridge; and Crystal Spring, Plainville. Sister Christine Marie was buried in the Motherhouse Cemetery, Saint Catharine, Ky.

Mary V. Little

Mary V. Little (June 28) in Dorchester. Funeral Mass celebrated June 30 at Saint Brendan Church, Dorchester, for the sister of the late Deacon James Little. Ms. Little was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Father Thomas W. Buckley

Father Thomas W. Buckley (June 16) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated June 24 at Saint Bridget, Abington, for the son of the late Thomas and Helen (Moriarty) Buckley; and brother of Maryellen Harrington, West Roxbury. Ordained Feb. 2, 1955, he served in parish assignments at Sacred Heart, Middleborough; Sacred Hearts, Malden; Blessed Sacrament and Saint Paul, both in Cambridge; Saint Cecilia, Boston; Saint Joseph, Somerville; and faculty, Saint John Seminary, Brighton. Father Buckley was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Rockland. [Ed. -- Father Buckley's obituary will be in the July 1, 2022, issue of The Pilot.]

Sister Gladys Marhefka, RGS

Sister Gladys Marhefka, RGS (June 16) in Burlington. Funeral Mass celebrated July 6 at Youville Place Chapel, Lexington, for the daughter of the late Benjamin and Maybell (Brown) Marhefka, and sister of Glenn, Northampton. During 58 years of religious life, Sister Gladys served in congregational assignments in N. Dak.; Youville House, Lexington; and as a teacher at Arlington Catholic, Arlington. Sister Gladys was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Harrison A. Fitzpatrick

Harrison A. Fitzpatrick (June 20) in Canton. Private funeral service celebrated June 24 for the father of Mary Beth, Morristown, N.J.; Susan Fountain, Bedford, N.H.; Harrison, Easton; and Scott, Canton; and brother of Father Thomas Fitzpatrick, SJ, Fairfield, Conn.; Joseph, Las Vegas, Nev.; Maryann Mazzeo, Barnstable; and Kathleen Smith, Halifax. Mr. Fitzpatrick was buried in Knollwood Cemetery, Canton.

Father Roger A. Couture, OMI

Father Roger A. Couture, OMI (June 10) in Tewksbury. Funeral Mass celebrated (June 15) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Tewksbury, for the son of the late Philippe and Odile (Dion) Couture; and brother of Jeannine Bergeron, Berlin, N.H.; and the late Father Roland Couture, OMI. During 67 years of priestly ministry, Father Couture served in assignments of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Rome, Italy; Tahiti; Conn.; N.H.; and, locally, at Oblate Scholasticate, Natick; West School of Theology, Cambridge; Saint Joseph the Worker Shrine, Lowell; and Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence, Tewksbury. Father Couture was buried in the Oblate Cemetery, Tewksbury.

Father Michael J. Himes

Father Michael J. Himes (June 10) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated June 14 at Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church, Newton, for the son of the late Robert and Mary (Gill) Himes; and brother of Father Kenneth Himes, OFM, Newton; and Eileen Moschner, Wellesley. Since his ordination on May 27, 1972, for the Diocese of Brooklyn, he served in parish and seminary assignments there; then at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. (1987-1993); and at Boston College (1993-2021). Committal services were private.

Father Raymond P. Kiley

Father Raymond P. Kiley (June 5) in Merrimack, N.H. Funeral Mass celebrated June 16 at Sacred Heart Church, Quincy, for the son of the late Raymond and Josephine (Mahoney) Kiley. Since his ordination on May 25, 1996, he served in parish assignments at Saint John the Evangelist, Canton; Saint John the Baptist, Quincy; Saint Malachy, Burlington; Saint Ambrose, Dorchester; Saint Bridget, Abington; Saint Patrick, Watertown; Sacred Heart, Quincy; Saint Joseph, Boston; Saint Anthony of Padua (Portuguese) Cambridge; Saint Ann, Quincy; and Saint Mary, Quincy. Father Kiley was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Quincy.

Sister Mary (Cornelia) O'Connor, CSJ

Sister Mary (Cornelia) O'Connor, CSJ (June 10) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 15 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton, for the daughter of the late Cornelius and Alice (Flanagan) O'Connor; and sister of William O'Connor. During 78 years of religious life, Sister Mary served in congregational assignments at Saint Benedict, Somerville; Saint John the Baptist, Quincy; Saint Joseph, Lynn; Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury; Saint Agatha, Milton; Sacred Heart, Weymouth; Saint Angela Merici, Mattapan; and Catholic Schools Office, Boston. Sister Mary was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

Guido P. Lauranzano

Guido P. Lauranzano (June 5) in Beverly. Funeral Mass celebrated June 13 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, Beverly, for the father of Robin Gillette and Christopher, both of Beverly; and Marc, Lynn; and brother of Sister Frances Lauranzano, RSM, Windham, N.H.; and Phyllis Willey, Beverly. Mr. Lauranzano was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Beverly.

Francis G. Publicover

Francis G. Publicover (June 4) Funeral Mass celebrated June 18 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sudbury, for the husband of Veronica, Sudbury; and father of Margaret Kring; Ann Warren; Joan White, and James, all of Sudbury; and brother of Sister Ann William, MSBT; and the late Father James L. Publicover. Mr. Publicover was buried in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Barnstable.

Sister Teresa of Jesus (Patricia) Callahan, OCD

Sister Teresa of Jesus (Patricia) Callahan, OCD (June 1) in Salem. Funeral Mass celebrated June 8 at Chapel of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Danvers, for the daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn (Sweeney) Callahan; and sister of Elaine Schneider, West Chester, Penn.; and John, Swansea. During almost 60 years of religious life, Sister Teresa of Jesus served in various responsibilities at Danvers Carmel, including as a sacristan, infirmarian, and, most recently, as prioress of the monastery. Sister Teresa of Jesus was buried in the Carmelite Cemetery, Danvers.

Sister Patricia (Leo Clement) Corkery, CSJ

Sister Patricia (Leo Clement) Corkery, CSJ (June 3) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated June 10 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton, for the daughter of the late Joseph and Bridget (Kelly) Corkery; and sister of Brother Jeremiah Corkery, MM, Maryknoll, N.Y. During 69 years of religious life, Sister Patricia served in congregational assignments at Saint Mary, Franklin; Saint John the Evangelist, Swampscott; Sisters of Saint Joseph Novitiate, Framingham; Saint Clement, Somerville; Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Motherhouse, and Mount Saint Joseph Academy, all in Brighton; Walnut Park Montessori, Newton; and Fontbonne Hall, Framingham. Sister Patricia was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

Patricia (Gerke) Boatright

Patricia (Gerke) Boatright (May 27) in Groton. Funeral Mass celebrated at Saint James Church, Groton, for the mother of Mary Herald; Margaret Pate; Elizabeth Lee; Anne Beaney; and James, all of Groton; and sister of Lorraine Veneklase, Mary Lou Gerke, William Gerke, John Gerke, and the late Brother Stephen Gerke, OFM, all of Mich. Mrs. Boatright was buried in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford.

Louise (Passero) Romeo

Louise (Passero) Romeo (May 30) in Winchester. Funeral Mass celebrated June 3 at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Woburn, for the mother of Thomas, Woburn; Paul and Jean Castor, both of Winchester; Robert, Stoneham; James, Melrose; and sister of Father Ernest Passero, SJ, Weston; Ellen McGeehan and Arthur, both of Woburn. Committal services were private.

Charles A. Winchester

Charles A. Winchester (May 29) in Lexington. Private funeral services celebrated for the husband of Jean Winchester, Lexington; father of Carol Cherrington, Maryann Trono, Suzanne Miller, Joanne Brine, and Dianne, all of Lexington; and brother of Father George P. Winchester, SJ, Weston; and Paula Trask, Lexington. Committal services were private.