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  • Obituary: Msgr. Roger Brady, VA chaplain, and former Belmont pastor

    Born in Everett and raised in the city's Immaculate Conception parish, two aspects of his life of which he was especially proud, Msgr. Roger J. Brady died at his home in Bedford on Feb. 25, 2019. One of the four sons and four daughters of the late Roger and Delia (Costello) Brady, he attended the parish's grammar school and Christopher Columbus High School in Boston's North End, prior to entering the archdiocesan seminaries first at Cardinal O'Connell in Jamaica Plain, then at St. John, Brighton.

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  • Obituary: Father William O'Connor, former pastor in Framingham

    Father William J. O'Connor, who was for almost 13 years the pastor of St. Jeremiah Parish in Framingham, died on Feb. 11, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; he was 89 years old. Born in Boston on July 25, 1929, he was a son of the late John and Frances (McIntyre) O'Connor. Raised in the Hub's Roslindale section, he attended Boston English High school and went on to Boston College from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

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  • Father Charles B. Connolly, SJ

    Father Charles B. Connolly, SJ (March 9) in Burlington. Funeral Mass celebrated March 14 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston, for the son of the late John and Mary (O'Brien) Connolly; and brother of Denise Roach, Westford. During 44 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Northeast USA Province of the Jesuits in Italy; Jamaica, Calif. Maine, Neb.; Worcester; Yarmouth; and locally at Boston College High School, Boston; Jesuit Urban Center, Boston; Provincial Offices, Weston. He was also a frequent celebrant of Mass on Catholic TV; as well as in many archdiocesan parishes, including: Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston; Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Beverly; Saint Ann, Neponset; Saint Brendan, Dorchester; Saint Agnes and Saint Camillus, Arlington; Sacred Heart, Watertown; Saint Raphael, Medford; Saint Andrew the Apostle, Forest Hills; Immaculate Conception, Malden; Our Lady of the Assumption, Lynnfield; Saint Ann, Peabody; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Melrose; Saint Agatha, Milton; Saint Rose of Lima, Topsfield; Saint Julia, Weston; Gate of Heaven and Saint Brigid, Saint Augustine and Saint Monica; and Saint Augustine Chapel, all in South Boston; Saint Cecilia, Boston; Saint Thomas More, Braintree; Good Shepherd, Wayland; and at several convents, among them Motherhouse, Brighton; Fontbonne, Milton; Sisters of Charity, Wellesley; Daughters of Saint Paul, Jamaica Plain and Rosary Manor, Watertown. Father Connolly was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Yolanda (Albert) Saint Laurent, PM

    Sister Yolanda (Albert) Saint Laurent, PM (March 7) in Methuen. Funeral Mass celebrated March 11 at Presentation of Mary Chapel, Methuen, for the daughter of the late Albert and Melina (Ouelette) Saint Laurent, and sister of Loretta Jarry, Nashua, N.H. During more than 75 years of religious life, Sister Yolanda served in congregational assignments in Maine, N.H. and locally at Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen. Sister Yolanda is to be buried in Presentation of May Cemetery, Methuen.

  • Sister Doris (Marie Rose Anna) Babin, SSA

    Sister Doris (Marie Rose Anna) Babin, SSA (March 2) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated March 7 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late George and Clarina (Morin) Babin and sister of the late Sister Marie George Edmond (Lucienne) Babin, SSA. During 76 years of religious life, Sister Doris served in congregational assignments in Quebec; Paxton; Ware; and locally at Saint Jean Baptiste, Lynn; Saint Anne, Marlborough; and Youville Hospital, Cambridge. Sister Doris was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Father George A. Gallarelli, SJ

    Father George A. Gallarelli, SJ (Feb. 18) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 21 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston, for the son of the late James and Josephine (Pingiaro) Gallarelli, and brother of Albert. During 62 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Jesus, Father Gallarelli served in assignments of the Northeast USA Province in Conn.; and locally at Boston College High School, Boston; and Campion Center, Weston. Father Gallarelli was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Margaret Catherine (Teresa) Sims, CSJ

    Sister Margaret Catherine (Teresa) Sims, CSJ (Feb. 21) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham, for the daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Norton) Sims. During 66 years of religious life, Sister Margaret served in congregational assignments in N. Mex.; R.I.; and locally at Saint Joseph, Medford; Spanish Apostolate of the archdiocese; Oblate Retreat Center, Natick; Center for Peace, Concord; Marian Community, Framingham; and Betania II, Medway. Sister Margaret Catherine was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Roberta Mary (Mary Louise) Rooney, SCNJ

    Sister Roberta Mary (Mary Louise) Rooney, SCNJ (Feb. 21) in Florham Park, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 26 at Holy Family Chapel, Convent Station, N.J., for the daughter of the late Robert and Grace (Lowry) Rooney. During 71 years of religious life, Sister Roberta served in congregational assignments in Conn.; NJ.; and locally at Saint John, Roxbury; and Blessed Sacrament, Jamaica Plain. Sister Roberta Mary was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Convent Station, N.J.

  • Sister Yvonne (Mary Susan Margaret) Millman, SSA

    Sister Yvonne (Mary Susan Margaret) Millman, SSA (Feb. 16) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 21 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough, for the daughter of the late George and Regina (Martel) Millman. During 54 years of religious life, Sister Yvonne served in congregational assignments in N.H.; R.I.; Easthampton; Grafton; Holyoke; Ludlow; Webster; and Saint Michael, Hudson, and Immaculate Conception, Marlborough. Sister Yvonne was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Sister Julia (Jarlath Anne) Tierney, OSF

    Sister Julia (Jarlath Anne) Tierney, OSF (Feb. 15) in Aston, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 19 at Assisi House Chapel, Aston, Penn., for the daughter of the late James and Delia (McHugh) Tierney, and sister of Margaret Heaney; Sheila McLoughlin; Anne Twohig; Peter Tierney, James Tierney. During 69 years of religious life, Sister Julia served in congregational assignments in Israel; Zambia; Puerto Rico; N.J.; Penn.; and locally at Holy Trinity (German), Boston (South End); and Our Lady of the Assumption, Lynnfield. Sister Julia was buried in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Aston. Penn.

  • Michael G. Conway

    Michael G. Conway (Feb. 14) in Needham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 16 at Saint Bartholomew Church, Needham, for the brother of Father Richard C. Conway, senior priest, Saint Ambrose, Dorchester; Doctor James Conway, Bedford, N.H.; Mary Stewart, Framingham, and the late Sister Mary Pedro (Ellen) Conway, SMSM. Committal services were private.

  • Thomas English

    Thomas English (Feb. 13) in Burncourt, County Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 16 at Our Lady Church, Burncourt, for the brother of Father William English, Our Lady Comforter of Afflicted, Waltham. Mr. English was buried in Burncourt.

  • Elizabeth (O'Neil) Kearney

    Elizabeth (O'Neil) Kearney (Feb. 6) in North Kingstown, R.I. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 12 at Saint Veronica, Narragansett, R.I. for the mother of Deacon James. T. Kearney, '15; Wrentham; Margaret Fair; and John, both of Narragansett, R.I.; Joseph, Seminole, Fla.; Mary Pellegrino, North Kingstown, R.I.; Anne, Wakefield, R.I.; Marc, Westerly, R.I. and Cathleen Adams, Kirkland, Wash. Mrs. Kearney was buried in Saint Anne Cemetery, Cranston, R.I.