Boston, Thursday 22nd of February 2024

America's oldest Catholic newspaper

Obituaries & Death Notices


Death Notices


Sister Clelia (Rosina) Cecchetti, SP

Sister Clelia (Rosina) Cecchetti, SP (Feb. 3) in Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 9 at Immaculate Conception Church, Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind., for the daughter of the late Felix and Rose (Saint John) Cecchetti and sister of George, Arlington, Va.; Ralph, Cary, N. Car.; and Richard, Manasquan, N.J. During 65 years of religious life, Sister Clelia served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; Ind.; Maryland; and, locally, at Saint Rose of Lima, Chelsea. Sister Clelia was buried in Sisters of Providence Cemetery, Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind.

Sister Miriam (Mary Muriel) McGuire, SSND

Sister Miriam (Mary Muriel) McGuire, SSND (Feb. 3) in Bayside, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 9 at Saint Andrew Church, Bridgeport, Conn., for the daughter of the late Thomas and Teresa (McAvaney) McGuire; and sister of the late Sister Miriam Thomas (Irene) McGuire, SSND. During 75 years of religious life, Sister Miriam, a Medford native, served in congregational assignments in Conn. and N.Y. Sister Miriam was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Bethel, Conn.

Frederick V. Gilgun

Frederick V. Gilgun (Feb. 3) in Woburn. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 9 at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Woburn, for the husband of Dorothy (Richard), Woburn, and father of Frederick, Winchester; Dorothy Roscillo and Rosemary Maher, both of Woburn; Patrica Harnan, South Boston; and Elizabeth Coveno, Charlestown; and brother of David, Woburn; and the late Father Bernard Gilgun. Mr. Gilgun was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

Stephen D. Harrington

Stephen D. Harrington (Feb. 1) in Cork, Ireland. Funeral Services celebrated Feb. 9 for the brother of Sister Barbara (Verita) Harrington, OP, Norwood; Michael, Bedford; Anne Thomas, Arlington; and David, Chelmsford. Committal services were private.

Joseph J. McHugh

Joseph J. McHugh (Feb. 1) in Milton. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 9 at Saint Agatha Church, Milton, for the husband of the late Agnes (McMullin) and Mary (Faulkner); and father of Father Joseph F. McHugh, SJ, Berkely, Calif.; Mary Mullane, Plymouth; Catherine Grant, Weymouth; Brendan, Peabody; John, Quincy; and Margaret, Braintree. Mr. McHugh was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Ann Marie (Desmond) Quinn

Ann Marie (Desmond) Quinn (Feb. 7) in Weymouth. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 12 at Saint Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth, for the wife of Edward, Weymouth; and mother of Edward, Scituate; Karen Watson, Louisville, Ky.; Joanne Healey, Hanover; and sister of Denis, Boston; Mary McGrail, Mansfield; Eileen Bankowski, Dorchester; and Margaret Clifford, San Antonio, Texas; and the late Sister Joan (Saint Patrick) Desmond, SNDdeN. Committal services were private.

Deacon Joseph M. Messina

Deacon Joseph M. Messina, '77 (Feb. 3) in Westwood. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 9 at Saint Margaret Mary Church, Westwood, for the husband of Mary (Fitzpatrick) Messina, and father of Joseph and John, both of Medfield; Mary Amirault and Paul, both of Walpole; and Julie, Millis. During 46 years of diaconal ministry, he served in assignments at Saint Margaret Mary, Westwood; Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Timothy, both in Norwood; and at the Permanent Diaconate Program, Boston. Deacon Messina was buried in New Westwood Cemetery, Westwood.

Sister Glenna L. Connors, SC

Sister Glenna L. Connors, SC (Jan. 28) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 5 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley, for the daughter of the late Thomas and Bernetta, and sister of Thomas, Lawrence. During 66 years of religious life, Sister Glenna served in congregational assignments at Saint Michael, North Andover; Saint Patrick and Saint John-Saint Hugh, both in Roxbury; Saint Margaret, Dorchester; Msgr. Ryan Memorial and Saint Peter, all in Dorchester; Saint Philip Neri, Waban; Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford; and Immaculate Conception, Weymouth. Sister Glenna was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

Father Albert J. Sallese

Father Albert J. Sallese (Jan. 27) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 2 at Saint Patrick Church, Watertown, for the son of the late Pasquale and Adelina (Frissora) Sallese; and brother of Jean, Watertown; and Mary Velardi, Burlington. Since his ordination, May 26, 1966, he served in parish assignments at: Holy Redeemer, East Boston; Saint Joseph, Medford; Saint Patrick, Stoneham; Saint Bernadette, Randolph; Sacred Heart and Saint John the Baptist (Portuguese), both in East Boston; Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Hingham; Saint Blaise, Bellingham; Saint Margaret of Antioch, Saugus; and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Quincy. Father Sallese was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown. [Ed. -- Obituary will be in the Feb. 9, 2024, edition of The Pilot.]

Sister Dorothy (Grace Paula) Hamilton, SC

Sister Dorothy (Grace Paula) Hamilton, SC (Jan. 24) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 30 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley, for the daughter of the late Paul and Grace (McKay) Hamilton, and sister of Gerard, Roanoke, Va. During 69 years of religious life, Sister Dorothy served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; N.Y.; and, locally, at Saint Peter, Dorchester; Saint Kevin, Dorchester; Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford; Elizabeth Seton High, Wellesley; Saint Mary, Randolph; Saint Paul, Hingham; Marillac Residence and Elizabeth Seton Residence, both in Wellesley. Sister Dorothy was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

Sister Theresa (Saint Agnes) Pond, CSJ

Sister Theresa (Saint Agnes) Pond, CSJ (Jan. 28) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 2 at Holy Family Chapel, Framingham, for the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Bouvier) Pond. During 78 years of religious life, Sister Theresa served in congregational assignments at Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Sacred Hearts, Haverhill; Saint Anthony of Padua, Allston; Saint Brendan, Dorchester; and Sacred Heart, Lynn. Sister Theresa was buried in Saint Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Lynn.

James H. Orcutt

James H. Orcutt (Jan. 22) in Easton. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 1 at Holy Cross Church, Easton, for the husband of Therese; and father of Maureen Staley, Jane, and Joseph, all of Easton; and brother of Patricia Peters, Abington. Mr. Orcutt and his wife were the founders of My Brother's Keeper, Easton and Dartmouth. Mr. Orcutt was buried in South Easton Cemetery, Easton.

Rita (Loughlin) Scudder

Rita (Loughlin) Scudder (Jan. 22) in Watertown. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 1 at Saint Patrick Church, Watertown, for the mother of Robert and Thomas, both of Watertown; and Christine Diamond, Tewksbury; and sister of the late Sister Christine Marie (Margaret) Loughlin, OP. Mrs. Scudder was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

Thomas F. Hanley

Thomas F. Hanley (Jan. 13) in Falmouth. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 16 at Saint Anthony Church, Falmouth, for the husband of Ellen (Joyce) Hanley; and father of Kathleen Janes, Patricia Smith, Maryellen Jones, Elizabeth Grande, all of Falmouth; and brother of Father John Hanley, OMI, Tewksbury; and Mary Lou Dixon, Dorchester.

Bridget (Murphy) Sumner

Bridget (Murphy) Sumner (Jan 20) in Reading. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 27 at Saint Athanasius Church, Reading, for the wife of Deacon Neil J. Sumner, '08; and mother of Margaret Hampton, Columbus, Ohio; Colleen Dennison, South Portland, Maine; and William, Portland, Maine.