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  • Obituary: Father John F. Keane, senior priest, former chaplain of Cardinal Cushing School

    Father John F. Keane who served his entire priestly life in archdiocesan parishes, save for a six-year term as chaplain at Cardinal Cushing School in Hanover died in Yarmouth on April 26, 2019. He was the sole survivor of the four children of the late Thomas and Margaret (Mullen) Keane and was born in Newton on Aug. 14, 1938. After his elementary and secondary education, he entered archdiocesan seminaries at Jamaica Plain and then St. John, Brighton.

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  • Obituary: Father Edward 'Ned' Carroll, former Woburn pastor; a 'singing priest'

    A Lowell native and son of the late Edward and Alice (Dacey) Carroll, Father Edward G. Carroll or "Ned," as he was more widely known, died at Regina Cleri Residence in Boston on April 30, 2019. Born in Lowell on Jan. 10, 1942, he received his elementary and secondary education in Lowell. He then entered archdiocesan seminaries, first at Cardinal O'Connell in Jamaica plain and then at St. John, Brighton.

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  • Obituary: Father Mark S. Sheehan, former pastor in Bedford

    Father Mark S. Sheehan, a member of the ordination class of 1963, died at Sacred Heart Nursing Center, New Bedford, on April 13, 2019. He was born in Brockton on Oct. 13, 1937, a son of the late Lewis and Barbara (King) Sheehan. He had a brother, Michael, now deceased and two sisters who survive him, Mary Barrett of North Easton; and Martha Magnoli, Sunrise, Fla.

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  • Obituary: Father John E. Sassani, pastor in Newton

    A priest loved by his parishioners in two Newton parishes: Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians, and known across the archdiocese for his many years as director of the Office for Spiritual Development, Father John E. Sassani died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

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  • Sister Catherine Thomas (Mary) Connolly, SNDdeN

    Sister Catherine Thomas (Mary) Connolly, SNDdeN (April 9) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated April 12 at Notre Dame du lac Chapel, Worcester, for the daughter of the late Thomas and Kathleen (Gallagher) Connolly and sister of Patricia Kelly, Richmond, Va. During 65 years of religious life, Sister Catherine served in congregational assignments in Leominster and Worcester; and locally at Saint Mark, Dorchester; Saint Michael, Hudson; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge; Our Lady of the Assumption, East Boston; Saint Joseph, Somerville; Saint Mary, Lawrence; Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsborough; and Notre Dame Academy, Hingham. Sister Catherine was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Sister Mary (Mary Jane Valois) Irving, SSND

    Sister Mary (Mary Jane Valois) Irving, SSND (March 11) in Baltimore, Md. Funeral Mass celebrated March 26 at Villa Assumpta Chapel, Baltimore, for the daughter of the late Russell and Rose (Ago) Irving. During 63 years of religious life, Sister Mary served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; Md.; and Neb. Sister Mary was buried in Villa Maria Cemetery, Glen Arm, Md.

  • Sister Mary Gladys (Natalie) Murphy, SSND

    Sister Mary Gladys (Natalie) Murphy, SSND (May 12) in Wilton, Conn. Funeral Mass celebrated May 14 at Villa Notre Dame Chapel, Wilton, Conn., for the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Gladys (Davis) Murphy. During 64 years of religious life, Sister Mary Gladys served in congregational assignments in Conn.; Md.; N.J.; N.Y.: and locally at Immaculate Conception, Malden. Sister Mary Gladys was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Bethel, Conn.

  • Michael Flammia

    Michael Flammia (May 11) in Boynton Beach, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated May 16 at Saint Thomas More, Boynton Beach, Fla., for the husband of Cleia, Boynton Beach; and father of Cassio, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Christopher, Boynton Beach; and brother of Father Paul Fammia, Sacred Heart, Manchester by the Sea, and Saint John the Baptist, Essex; Joseph; Anthony; John; and Lawrence. Committal services were private.

  • Eleanor (Iozzo) Lucas

    Eleanor (Iozzo) Lucas (May 15) in Watertown. Funeral Mass celebrated May 21 at Saint Luke, Belmont, for the sister of the late Sister Geraldine Iozzo, FMM. Mrs. Lucas was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • John J. McCarthy

    John J. McCarthy (May 5) in Bradenton, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated May 21 at Sacred Heart, Watertown, for the husband of Mary (Oake) McCarthy; and father of Sister Dawn Marie (Patricia) McCarthy, OCD, Carmel, Saint Louis, Mo.; Elizabeth Dally, Waltham; John, Uxbridge; and Suzanne Caso, Framingham; and brother of Daniel, Sudbury. Mr. McCarthy was buried in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont.

  • Sister Barbara (Anne Clement) MacDonald, SCN

    Sister Barbara (Anne Clement) MacDonald, SCN (May 4) in Louisville, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated May 8 at Saint Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Ky. for the daughter of the late Roderick and Irene (Bon Vie) MacDonald. During 76 years of religious life, Sister Barbara served in congregational assignments in Ky.; Va.; and locally at Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park; Sacred Heart, Quincy; and Saint Anne, Readville. Sister Barbara was buried in Nazareth Cemetery, Nazareth, Ky.

  • Sister Sheila (Patricia) O'Friel, DC

    Sister Sheila (Patricia) O'Friel, DC (April 28) in Emmitsburg, Md. Funeral Mass celebrated May 4 at the Basilica of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, Md. For the daughter of the late Chester and Ruth (Ryder) O'Friel and sister of Mark O'Friel, Pittsburgh, Penn.; and the late Fathers LaSalle O'Friel, OFM; (Lawrence); Demetrius (George) O'Friel, OFM; and Zachary (Michael) O'Friel, OFM. During 65 years of religious life, Sister Sheila served in congregational assignments in Md.; N.Y.; Penn.; Va.; and locally at Laboure Center and Nazareth Center, both in South Boston; and Carney Hospital, Boston. Sister Sheila was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Md.

  • Kevin F. Finnegan

    Kevin F. Finnegan (May 2) in West Roxbury. Funeral Mass celebrated May 7 at Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury, for the father of Kevin, Atlanta, Ga.; and brother of Paul, Boston; Richard, Plymouth; Robert, Lowell; and the late Father John T. Finnegan. Mr. Finnegan was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Alice (Keegan) Ego

    Alice (Keegan) Ego (May 4) in Randolph. Funeral Mass celebrated May 9 at Saint Bernadette, Randolph, for the mother of Mariellen Davidson, Cushing, Maine; Eileen, Griswold, Conn.; and widow of Deacon John J. Ego, '86. Mrs. Ego was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Randolph.

  • Father Joseph F. Callahan, CSC

    Father Joseph F. Callahan, CSC (April 21) in Attleborough. Funeral Mass celebrated May 2 at Holy Cross, Easton, for the son of the late Francis and Margaret (Shannon) Callahan; and brother of Patricia Hoyt, Little River, So. Car. During 48 years of priestly ministry, Father Callahan served in assignments of the Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers in Conn.; ill.; Ind.; Ky.; N.Y.; Penn.; and locally at Holy Cross Retreat House, North Easton; Father Callahan also served as provincial of the Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers (1982-1988). Father Callahan was buried in Holy Cross Community Cemetery, North Easton.

  • Father Edward G. Carroll 1967

    Father Edward G. Carroll 1967 (April 30) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated May 6 at Saint Barbara, Woburn, for the son of the late Edward and Alice (Dacey) Carroll. Father Carroll served in parish assignments at Saint Zepherin, Wayland; Saint Rita, Lowell; Saint Peter, Plymouth; Saint John the Baptist, Quincy; Saint Joseph, Needham; Immaculate Conception, Everett; Saint Barbara, Woburn. [Ed. -- Father Carroll's obituary will be in the May 10, 2019 issue of The Pilot.]

  • Father Leroy D. Landry, OMI

    Father Leroy D. Landry, OMI (April 18) in Tewksbury. Memorial Mass celebrated April 24 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence Chapel for the son of the late Alexis and Annie (Bouthout) Landry. During 57 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Missionary Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Haiti; Conn.; Maine, N.H.; Texas; and locally at Oblate Seminary, Natick; Andre Garin Residence and Saint Eugene House, both in Lowell; and Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence, Tewksbury. Father Landry will be buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.

  • Sister Frances Saint Mary (Mary) Congdon, SNDdeN

    Sister Frances Saint Mary (Mary) Congdon, SNDdeN (April 21) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated April 24 at Mary Queen Chapel, Ipswich, for the daughter of the late George and Mary (Letter) Congdon. During 66 years of religious life, Sister Frances Saint Mary served in congregational assignments in Leominster; Worcester; and locally at Fitton, East Boston and Cardinal Cushing, South Boston. Sister Frances Saint Mary was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Marie (Loughlin) Laughrea

    Marie (Loughlin) Laughrea (April 14) in Watertown. Funeral Mass celebrated April 23 at Saint Patrick, Watertown, for the mother of William, Lowell; Nancy Downing, Plymouth; and Robert, Newton; and sister of Sister Christine Loughlin, OP, Plainville and Rita Scudder, Watertown. Mrs. Laughrea was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.