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  • Obituary: Father John E. Schatzel, pastor in Plymouth and Brockton

    Medford native, Father John E. Schatzel died at Regina Cleri, Boston, on June 27, 2024. The only child of the late John and Mary (McHale) Schatzel, born Nov. 20, 1934, he was raised in Quincy, attending St. Mary School there before enrolling at Boston College High School. Graduated from BC High in 1952, he went to the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, and graduated in 1956.

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  • Obituary: Father Daniel J. Mahoney, beloved Boston Fire chaplain and Charlestown pastor

    The Boston Fire Department will escort the body of its beloved former chaplain, the late Father Daniel J. Mahoney, from the Carr Funeral Home on Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, up to St. Francis de Sales Church, Charlestown, where Father Mahoney was the pastor from 1978 to 2022. He always liked to remind folks that the gold cross atop his parish's church was the tallest cross in the city of Boston. And perhaps the most visible, easily viewed from Route One and Interstate 93 and from neighboring cities and towns.

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  • Obituary: Bishop Maurus Muldoon, OFM, missionary in Central America

    A proud son of St. Ann Parish, Dorchester, Bishop Maurus Muldoon, OFM, died at St. Patrick Manor in Framingham on June 14, 2024. A son of the late Thomas and Gertrude (McNamara) Muldoon, he had three siblings: his surviving brother, Donald, and his late sisters, Ruth Busa and Mary Gryzbinski. He attended St. Ann School for grammar school and trekked to the North End of Boston for secondary school at Christopher Columbus High School, where he met the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate Conception Province.

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  • Obituary: Father James T. Kelly, former pastor in Billerica

    Less than a year after being granted senior priest/retirement status with residence at Regina Cleri, Boston, Father James T. Kelly died on May 16, 2024, at Regina Cleri. Born in Brighton Dec. 21, 1947, he was one of the 10 children, seven sons and three daughters, of the late Robert and Alice (McKenna) Kelly. His family were members of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Cambridge, where he attended elementary school before traversing Cambridge to complete high school at North Cambridge Catholic High School.

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  • Obituary: Father Ronald A. Gomes, served in Cambridge and Lowell parishes

    A priest of the archdiocese since his ordination by Bernard Cardinal Law on June 20, 1987, Father Ronald A. Gomes died at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, on May 8, 2024. He was born in Boston on Nov. 26, 1939, and was the son of the late Louis and Hilda (Correia) Gomes. He was a son of St. Anthony of Padua, or Lisbon, (Portuguese) Parish in Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 1957 and was granted a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1961. He also had a master's degree in public health from Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut.

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  • Obituary: Father John W. McElroy, veteran Navy Chaplain, former pastor in Avon

    A proud veteran of the United States Navy Chaplain Corps in which he served for almost three decades, Father John W. McElroy died in Palm Coast, Florida, on April 11, 2024. Born in Norwood on Nov. 29, 1930, the son of the late Charles and Lillian (Doggett) McElroy, he was raised in Dedham, attending local schools and then Boston College High School -- the campus was then in Boston's South End prior to its move to Columbia Point a few years after his 1948 graduation.

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  • Father Albert R. DiIanni, SM

    Father Albert R. DiIanni, SM (July 12) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 17 at Saint Anthony of Padua, Woburn, for the son of the late Modesto and Marcia (Grossi) DiIanni, and brother of William and Robert, both of Woburn. During 64 years of priestly ministry, Father DiIanni served in assignments of the Marist Priests and Brothers in Belgium; Italy; Worcester; and, locally, Marist Provincial, Boston; Vocation Director, Boston; and Our Lady of Victories (French) Boston. Father DiIanni was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

  • Sister Jeannette (Mary Peter Chanel) Bernier, SMSM

    Sister Jeannette (Mary Peter Chanel) Bernier, SMSM (July 3) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 10 at Marist Sisters Convent Chapel, Waltham, for the daughter of the late Calixte and Celenda (Michaud) Bernier; and sister of Sister Rolande Bernier, PSSF, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; and the late Father Roland Bernier, SM. During 70 years of religious life, Sister Jeannette served in congregational assignments in Senegal; Hawaii; and, locally, at Marist Convent, Waltham. Sister Jeannette was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Sister Elaine (Mary Elaine) Nolan, SC

    Sister Elaine (Mary Elaine) Nolan, SC (July 6) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated July 11 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley, for the daughter of the late Neil and Martina (Monaghan) Nolan, and sister of James and Martin, both of Boston. During 69 years of religious life, Sister Elaine served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; British Columbia; Washington; and, locally, at Saint Kevin, Msgr. Ryan Memorial, and Elizabeth Seton Academy, all in Dorchester; and Marillac Residence, Wellesley. Sister Elaine was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Kenneth L. Reavy

    Kenneth L. Reavy (May 23) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated July 10 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton, for the brother of Sister Margaret (Mary Patricia) Reavy, CSJ. Mr. Reavy was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

  • Deacon Philip M. Caruso

    Deacon Philip M. Caruso '83 (June 8) in Wells, Maine. Funeral Mass celebrated June 18 at Saint Mary Church, Holliston, for the husband of Diane (Mahony) Caruso; and father of Philip, Davenport, Fla.; Mary Louise, Wells, Maine; Joseph, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Stephen, Saint Augustine, Fla.; and brother of Ann Guiffre, Ocala, Fla. Deacon Caruso served his active diaconal ministry at Saint Mary, Holliston. Deacon Caruso was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Holliston.