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  • Obituary: Father John R. McNeil, retired Naval chaplain

    Father John R. McNeil, a Hub native who was raised in St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Brookline, and attended its parish high school, died in Easton on Dec. 31, 2018. Born on Aug. 27, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Mary (McArthur) O'Neil. Following high school graduation, he entered St. John Seminary in 1953. Auxiliary Bishop Jeremiah Minihan ordained him to the priesthood at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury on Feb. 2, 1961. His was another class that because of the number of those to be ordained, were ordained in several ordination Masses.

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  • Obituary: Father Paul T. Keyes, spiritual director and pastor

    Father Paul T. Keyes, a much beloved pastor and equally admired and esteemed one-time spiritual director at St. John Seminary died on Jan. 1, 2019, at Edgewood Life Care, North Andover. He had lived in the North Andover Center first in his own apartment and then in its nursing facility since his retirement in 2012.

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  • Obituary: Father John P. Fitzpatrick, deaf apostolate advocate

    Father John P. Fitzpatrick, a priest of the archdiocese since his ordination on Feb. 23, 1960, died at his home in Charlestown on Dec. 20, 2018. He was born in Brockton on Feb. 2, 1934 and attended the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, before he entered archdiocesan seminaries. He was a son of the late William and Mollie Fitzpatrick.

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  • Obituary: Father Joseph M. Kane, longtime chaplain at Marian Manor

    Father Joseph M. Kane a Norwood native and son of St. Catherine of Siena Parish there, died at Regina Cleri Residence on Dec. 9, 2018. He had been a resident there since March, 2003. Born in Norwood on Aug. 1, 1944 he was one of the four sons of Martin and Barbara (Lydon) Kane; he was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Martin, Francis and Donald.

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  • Father Clarence J. Burby, SJ

    Father Clarence J. Burby, SJ (Dec. 29) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 3 at Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Weston, for the son of the late Cyril and Matilda (Burby) Burby and brother of Mervyn, Surrey, England; and Eileen Klose, Landau, Germany. During 52 years if priestly ministry, Father Burby served in various ministries of the Northeast USA Jesuit Province in Iraq, Jordan and other Middle Eastern assignments. Father Burby was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Father Lawrence E. Corcoran, SJ

    Father Lawrence E. Corcoran, SJ (Jan. 6) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 9 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston, for the son of the late William and Catherine (Lally) Corcoran and brother of Francis and Mary Gallagher. During 55 years of priestly ministry in the Society of Jesus, Father Corcoran served in assigned of the Jesuit Northeast USA Province; and locally at Boston College High School, Boston; Saint Joseph Center, Charlestown and Campion Center, Weston. Father Corcoran was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Katherine (Marie Frederica) Burns, SNDdeN

    Sister Katherine (Marie Frederica) Burns, SNDdeN (Jan. 6) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 10 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester, for the daughter of the late Frederick and Ellen (McCarthy) Burns. During 74 years of religious life, Sister Katherine served as music teacher in Notre Dame schools in Boston and Worcester. Sister Katherine was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Mary Carla (Gertrude Ann) Golom, OP

    Sister Mary Carla (Gertrude Ann) Golom, OP (Oct. 27) in Saint Catharine, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated at Sansbury Infirmary Chapel, Saint Catharine, Ky. for the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Smith) Golom; and sister of John, Chicago, Ill. During 70 years of religious life, Sister Mary Carla served in congregational assignments in Ill.; Ky.; Ohio, W. Va.; and locally at Saint Luke, Belmont; Saint Patrick, Lynn; and Rosary Academy, Watertown. Sister Mary Carla was buried in the Motherhouse Cemetery, Saint Catharine, Ky.

  • Sister Lois (Therese Albert) Laronde, OP

    Sister Lois (Therese Albert) Laronde, OP (Dec. 19) in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 11 at Sansbury Chapel, Saint Catharine, Ky. for the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian (McAddo) Laronde. During 63 years of religious life, Sister Lois served in congregational assignments in Ill.; Ky.; N.Y. and locally at Rosary Academy, Watertown; Sacred Heart, East Boston; and Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, Waltham. Sister Lois was buried in the Motherhouse Cemetery, Saint Catharine, Ky.

  • Sister Patricia (Eileen Francis) Lynch, CSJ

    Sister Patricia (Eileen Francis) Lynch, CSJ (Jan. 2) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 7 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Patrick and Hannah (Heffernan) Lynch and sister of Eileen Bennet. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Patricia served in congregational assignments at Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Saint Patrick, Natick; Keith Hall, Lowell; Fontbonne Academy, Milton; Cardinal Spellman, Brockton; General Council, Motherhouse, Brighton; and Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, Boston. Sister Patricia was buried in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan.

  • Brother James (Shamus) Mahoney, CFX

    Brother James (Shamus) Mahoney, CFX (Dec. 20) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 26 at Saint John Preparatory School Chapel, Danvers for the son of the late Jeremiah and Josephine (O'Keefe) Mahoney and brother of Brother John (Crispin) Mahoney, CFX, Xaverian House, Danvers. During 68 years of religious life, Brother served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; Md.; N.J.; N.Y.; and locally in Shrewsbury, and At Malden Catholic, Malden; Saint John Preparatory, Danvers; and Xaverian Brothers, Westwood. Brother James was buried in The Xaverian Cemetery, Danvers.

  • Sister Frances Agnes (Barbara) Blake, CSJ

    Sister Frances Agnes (Barbara) Blake, CSJ (Dec. 21) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 26 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Francis and Abigail (Rushlo) Blake. During 71 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments in Vt.; and locally at Saint Mary of the Assumption, Brookline; Immaculate Conception, Revere; Marian, Framingham; Saint Polycarp, Somerville; Saint James, Medford; Saint Joseph Clinic, Newton; Saint Matthew, Dorchester and Saint Camillus, Arlington. Sister Frances Agnes was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • Sister Doris (Marie Paul Edourad) Lavoie, SSA

    Sister Doris (Marie Paul Edourad) Lavoie, SSA (Dec. 29) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 2 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Robillard) Lavoie. During 70 years if religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Quebec; Conn.; N.Y.; R.I.; North Adams; Worcester; and locally at Saint Anne Montessori, Marlborough. Sister Doris was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Sister Therese (Marie Helena) Milot, SSA

    Sister Therese (Marie Helena) Milot, SSA (Dec. 20) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 27 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Lucien and Maria (Auprey) Milton and sister of Claire Roux, Madeleine Wright; Helene Levasseur; Marie Arroyo; Lucie Biscelgia; and Cecile Couture. During 72 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Quebec; Maine; R.I.; Greylock; North Adams; Ware, Holyoke; and locally at Saint Anne and Saint Matthias, both in Marlborough. Sister Therese was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Mary E. Mahoney

    Mary E. Mahoney (Dec. 19) in Chelsea. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 27 at Saint Francis de Sales Church, Charlestown for the sister of Father Daniel Mahoney, Saint Francis de Sales. Miss Mahoney was buried in Saint James Cemetery, Haverhill.

  • Next week

    During the hiatus, three priests of the archdiocese died: Father John P. Fitzpatrick, '60, Dec. 20, 2018; Father John R. McNeil, '61, Dec. 31, 2018; and Father Paul T. Keyes, '63 on Jan. 1, 2019. At press time of this week, the obituary information was pending. The obituaries of these priests will be in the Jan. 11, 2019 issue of The Pilot.

  • Sister Constance (Mary David of Jesus) Gosselin, SSA

    Sister Constance (Mary David of Jesus) Gosselin, SSA (Dec. 12) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 15 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Henri and Hilda (Trudel) Gosselin and sister of Sister Theresa Gosselin, SSA; Madeline Manfield and Marcelle Trackerman. During her religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y.; Worcester; Paxton; as Provincial; and locally at Saint Anne Montessori, and Marie Esther Health Care, both in Marlborough. Sister Constance was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Sister Catherine (Margaret Edward) Gilmore, CSJ

    Sister Catherine (Margaret Edward) Gilmore, CSJ (Dec. 9) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 13 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Patrick and Katherine (Walsh) Gilmore; and sister of Margaret Meissner. During 68 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Immaculate Conception, Cambridge; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; Saint Ann, Neponset; Saint Anthony of Padua, Allston; Jackson School, Newton; Saint Matthew, Dorchester; Saint John the Evangelist, Canton; Saint Joseph Clinic, Newton and Fontbonne, Milton. Sister Catherine was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Patricia Halliday, SNDdeN

    Sister Patricia Halliday, SNDdeN (Sept. 20) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 25 at Notre Dame du lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late John and Marion (Duffley) Halliday; and sister of Robert, Goffstown, N.H. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ala.; Fall River and locally at Julie Billiart, North End; Fitton, East Boston; Notre Dame Academy, Hingham; Bishop Fenwick, Peabody; and Saint Florence, Wakefield. Sister Patricia was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Eleanor Saint John (Grace) Harkins, SNDdeN

    Sister Eleanor Saint John (Grace) Harkins, SNDdeN (Dec. 10) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 15 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Malcom and Ellen (Lyons) Harkins; and sister of John, New Port Richey, Fla. During 70 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.H.; Worcester, and locally at Holy Rosary (Italian); Lawrence; Saint Joseph (French); Waltham; Saint Charles Borromeo, Waltham; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers; Saint John the Baptist, Peabody; and Emmanuel College, Boston. Sister Eleanor Saint John was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Caroline Julie (Lillian) Megevich, SNDdeN

    Sister Caroline Julie (Lillian) Megevich, SNDdeN (Oct. 24) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 29 at Mary Queen Chapel, Ipswich for the daughter of the late Francis and Anna (Gadis) Megevich. During 70 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Chicopee; Worcester; Saint Augustine, Andover; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge; Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsborough and Bishop Fenwick, Peabody. Sister Caroline was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Sister Marie (Marie Thomasine) Murphy, SNDdeN

    Sister Marie (Marie Thomasine) Murphy, SNDdeN (Oct. 7) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 11 at Notre Dame du lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Regan); and sister of Sister Patricia Murphy; FMM, North Providence, R.I.; and John, St Petersburg, Fla. During 77 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ala.; Maine; Chicopee, Worcester; and locally at Julie Billiart, North End; and Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Marblehead. Sister Marie was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.