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  • Obituary: Father Francis O'Hara, former Plymouth pastor

    Father Francis A. O'Hara, a son of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield, died at Plymouth Rehabilitation Center in Plymouth on March 27. Raised in both Wilmington and Wakefield, he was born in Boston on June 5, 1929, the second of the eight children of the late Francis and Martina (Shelley) O'Hara.

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  • Father Arthur M. Calter

    Father Arthur M. Calter (April 16) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated April 21 at Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Church, Hingham for the son of the late Thomas and Catherine (McMorrow) Calter and brother of the late Fathers John T. Calter and William F. Calter. Ordained on Feb. 2, 1956, he served in archdiocesan parishes in Marlborough; Salem; Needham; Braintree; Weymouth; South Boston; Newton; Dorchester and Hingham. He was also a chaplain in the United States Army (1964-1976). Father Calter was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. [Ed. -- Father Calter's obituary will appear in The Pilot's April 28, 2017 issue.]

  • Father Robert H. Masciocchi, SSS

    Father Robert H. Masciocchi, SSS (April 10) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated April 19 at Espousal Retreat House Chapel, Waltham for the son of the late Enrico and Carolina (Miglierina) Masciocchi. During almost 63 years of priestly ministry, Father served in assignments of the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers in Rome, Italy; and locally at the Espousal Center, Waltham. Father Massiocchi was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford.

  • Sister Mary Eileen (Mary Faber) Dever, CSJ

    Sister Mary Eileen (Mary Faber) Dever, CSJ (April 15) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 21 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Francis and Geraldine (Walsh) Dever, and sister of Geraldine Mayer. During 80 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Clement, Somerville; Saint Paul, Cambridge; Saint Angela Merici, Mattapan; Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain; Sacred Heart, Newton; Sacred Hearts, Haverhill; Sacred Heart, Quincy; Saint Mary of the Assumption, Brookline; and Sacred Heart, Cambridge. Sister Mary Eileen was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Catherine (Loretto Mary) Stover, CSJ

    Sister Catherine (Loretto Mary) Stover, CSJ (April 14) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 20 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Daniel and Alice (O'Keefe) Stover. During 67 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Pius Fifth, Lynn; Saint Mary, Winchester; Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint John, North End; Saint Joseph, Medford; Sacred Heart, Weymouth; Saint Francis de Sales, Charlestown; Holy Name, West Roxbury; Saint Paul, Hingham and Our Lady Help of Christians, Concord.

  • Sister Philomene (Anna) Walsh, CSJ

    Sister Philomene (Anna) Walsh, CSJ (April 11) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 19 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Timothy and Ethel (Warren) Walsh. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; Sacred Heart, Weymouth; Matignon, Cambridge; Saint Mary, Lynn; Keith Hall, Lowell; and Aquinas Junior College, Newton, of which she was also the President. Sister Philomene was also a volunteer in the Office of the Delegate for Religious of the archdiocese from 1999-2013. Sister Philomene was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Deacon James H. Eames, 1986

    Deacon James H. Eames, '86 (April 7) in Randolph. Funeral Mass celebrated April 12 at Saint Mary Church, Randolph for the father of Lauren and James, both of Randolph. During his diaconal ministry, he served at Saint Mary Parish, Randolph. Deacon Eames was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Randolph.

  • Brother Richard T. (Tobias) Murphy, CFX

    Brother Richard T. (Tobias) Murphy, CFX (April 4) in Danvers. Funeral Mass celebrated April 10 at Saint John Prep Chapel, Danvers for the son of the late John and Margaret (McCance) Murphy. During 65 years of religious life, Brother served in congregational assignments in Ky.; Md.; N.J.; and locally at Xaverian House, Danvers. Brother Richard was buried in Xaverian Cemetery, Danvers.

  • Sister Mitrina (Lois) Davidson, CSJ

    Sister Mitrina (Lois) Davidson, CSJ (April 6) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 11 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Monahan) Davidson. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; Saint Mary, Charlestown; Cathedral, Boston; Immaculate Conception, Revere; Immaculate Conception, Cambridge; Saint Raphael, Medford; Saint Mary, Winchester; and Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester. Sister Mitrina was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Father John F. Leonard

    Father John F. Leonard (March 18) in Newburyport. Funeral Mass celebrated March 27 at Immaculate Conception, Newburyport for the son of the late John and Mary (Farrell) Leonard; and brother of Joanne Powers, Newburyport. During his 61 years of priestly ministry, he served at Saint John the Evangelist, Chelmsford; Saint Patrick, Natick; United States Air Force Chaplaincy; Sacred Hearts, Malden; Immaculate Conception, Newburyport; Saint Mary, Lynn; Saint Patrick, Lynn; Saint James, Salem; Saint Ann, West Newbury; and Star of the Sea, Salisbury. Father Leonard was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

  • Father Francis A. O'Hara

    Father Francis A. O'Hara (March 27) in Plymouth. Funeral Mass celebrated March 31 at Saint Mary, Plymouth for the son of the late Francis and Martina (Shelley) O'Hara, and brother of Andrew, Bristol, N.H.; Corinne and Eileen, both of Plymouth. During 60 years of priestly ministry he served at Saint Anthony of Padua, Cohasset; Saint Joseph, Somerville; Saint Raphael, Medford; Saint James, Haverhill; Saint Mary, Dedham; Saint Mary, Plymouth. Father O'Hara was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Plymouth.

  • Sister Mary Antoinette (Lena) Fantino, FSP

    Sister Mary Antoinette (Lena) Fantino, FSP (March 26) of Jamaica Plain. Funeral Mass celebrated April 7 at Daughters of Saint Paul Chapel, Jamaica Plain for the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Barcellona). During 73 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y.; Ohio; La.; Texas; Calif.; Mo.; Penn.; Ill.; and locally at the Provincial House, Jamaica Plain. Sister Mary Antoinette will be entombed in the Daughters of Saint Paul Mausoleum, Jamaica Plain.

  • Sister Lorraine (John Mary) Ryan, OP

    Sister Lorraine (John Mary) Ryan, OP (March 23) in Saint Catharine, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated March 30 at Sansbury Infirmary Chapel, Saint Catharine, Ky. for the daughter of the late John and Phyllis (McKee) Ryan. During 62 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ky. and locally at Saint Joseph, Belmont; Saint Patrick, Lynn; Saint Theresa of Lisieux, North Reading; Our Lady Star of the Sea, Marblehead; Saint Joseph, Amesbury; Saint Bernard, Newton; and Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford. Sister Lorraine was buried in the Dominican Cemetery, Saint Catharine, Ky.