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  • Obituary: Father James J. McGowan, former Belmont pastor

    The beloved former pastor of the now shuttered Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Belmont, Father James J. McGowan died at Regina Cleri Residence in Boston on Aug. 31, 2018. A Woburn native, he was born on Feb. 23, 1936, one of the seven children of the late James. And Margaret (Boyle) McGowan. He attended local schools and was an alumnus of Boston College. He attended St. Philip Neri School in Boston prior to entering St. John's Seminary as a member of the Class of 1962.

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  • Father Ronald C. Lawson

    Father Ronald C. Lawson (Aug. 22) in Montpelier, Vt. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 5 at Saint Augustine Church, Montpelier, Vt. for the son of the late Sidney and Ruth (Russell) Lawson; and brother of Sidney, Montpelier. During 48 years of priestly ministry, Father served in assignments in the Pointe Claire, QC; and at US Army installations in Germany; Iraq; Saudi Arabia; Ga.; Md. He also served in Veterans Hospitals in Mass. and Va.; and he was a senior priest in residence at Saint Ann, Neponset; Saint Mary, Chelmsford and Saint Mary, Winchester. Father Lawson was buried in Waterbury Center Cemetery, Montpelier, Vt.

  • Father James J. McGowan

    Father James J. McGowan (Aug. 31) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 8 at Saint Mary Church, Winchester for the son of the late James and Margaret (Boyle) McGowan and brother of Charlotte, Woburn; and Virginia Kazazian, Reading. Ordained Feb. 2, 1962, he served in archdiocesan parishes in Weymouth, Revere, Nahant, West Roxbury, Bridgewater, Belmont and Quincy. Father McGowan died at Regina Cleri, Boston. [Ed. -- Father McGowan's obituary will appear in the Sept. 14 issue of the Pilot.]

  • Sister Christiana (Helena) Cronin, CSJ

    Sister Christiana (Helena) Cronin, CSJ (Aug. 30) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 4 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Restarrick) Cronin and sister of Irene Atkinson and Paul Cronin. During 77 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Sacred Heart, Watertown; Saint Joseph, Amesbury; Immaculate Conception, Marlborough; Saint Mary, Dedham; Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint Gerard Majella, Canton; Fontbonne, Milton and the Motherhouse, Brighton. Sister Christiana was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Brother Edwin (Patrick) Boissonneau, CFX

    Brother Edwin (Patrick) Boissonneau, CFX (Aug. 26) in Danvers. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 28 at Saint John Preparatory School Chapel, Danvers for the son of the late Odilon and Orea (Langlois) Boissonneau. During 78 years of religious life, Bother served in congregational assignments in Kenya; Quebec, QC; Washington, D.C.; Md.; N.H.; N.Y.; and locally at Saint John Preparatory School, Danvers. Brother Edwin was buried in the Xaverian Brothers Cemetery, Danvers.

  • Brother Anton Joseph Lips, CFC

    Brother Anton Joseph Lips, CFC (June 29) in New Rochelle, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated July 6 at Saint Joseph Residence Chapel, New Rochelle, N.Y, for the son of the late Anton and Mae (Donfrio) Lips and brother of Geraldine Korsch; N.Y, and the late Sister Joseph Lucille (Marie) Lips, OP. During 67 years of religious life, Brother served in congregational assignments in Rome, Italy; Newfoundland; N.J.; N.Y.; and locally at Catholic Memorial, West Roxbury. Brother Anton was buried in the Christian Brothers Cemetery, New Rochelle, N.Y. [Ed. -- Brother Anton was the last surviving of the founding brothers of Catholic Memorial High School. There will be a Memorial Mass for him on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Catholic Memorial High School.]

  • Sister Mary James (Katherine) Corey, SCN

    Sister Mary James (Katherine) Corey, SCN (Aug. 25) in Louisville, Ky. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 30 at Saint Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Ky. for the daughter of the late James and Mary (Reidy) Corey and sister of Sister Margaret Jude Corey, CSJ, Inglewood, Calif. During 61 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ky.; Ohio; and locally at Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park; Saint Brigid, South Boston and Saint Anne, Readville. Sister Mary James was buried in Nazareth Cemetery, Nazareth, Ky.

  • Sister Joanne (Elizabeth) Frey, MHSH

    Sister Joanne (Elizabeth) Frey, MHSH (Aug. 27) in Towson, Md. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 30 at Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart Chapel, Towson, Md. For the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Shaughnessy) Frey. During 72 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; Md.; Penn.; So. Car.; Texas; Va.; and locally at Saint Bernard, Newton. Sister Joanne also served as President of her congregation. Sister Joanne was buried in New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

  • Sister Dorothy (Elizavetta) Melanson, CSJ

    Sister Dorothy (Elizavetta) Melanson, CSJ (Aug. 26) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 30 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Chester and Elizabeth (Walsh) Melanson. During 85 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint John, North End; Saint Joseph, Medford; Saint Mary, Dedham; Saint Matthew, Dorchester; Saint Mary, Lynn; Saint Raphael, Medford; Mount Saint Joseph and Motherhouse, both in Brighton; and as Mistress of Novices of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. Sister Dorothy was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton.

  • Sister Frances Pauline (Margaret) Ryan, SNDdeN

    Sister Frances Pauline (Margaret) Ryan, SNDdeN (Aug. 24) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 30 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late William and Frances (Parker) Ryan, and sister of Ellen Woods and Susan Ryan, both of Northborough; and the late Sister Frances Wilhelmina, SNDdeN and Sister Mary Ryan, SNDdeN. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Mark, Dorchester; Saint Augustine, South Boston; Saint Ambrose, Dorchester; and Saint Mary, Waltham. Sister Frances Pauline was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Msgr. John F. Moore

    Msgr. John F. Moore (Aug. 12) in Fall River. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 17 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Fall River for the son of the late Patrick and Rose (McCabe) Moore and brother of Margaret Grandchamp, Adams; and Kevin, Penn Valley, Penn. During 58 years of priestly ministry, Monsignor served at Holy Name, Sts. Peter and Paul, and Saint William, all in Fall River; Saint Joseph, Taunton; Saint Mary, New Bedford, and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Falmouth. Pope Saint John Paul II named him a Chaplain of His Holiness in 1999, and Pope Benedict XVI named him a Prelate of Honor in 2012. Msgr. Moore was also the founding director of the Fall River Diocesan Permanent Deacon. He was also editor of the Fall River diocesan newspaper, The Anchor. He was a most valued collaborator for the staff of The Pilot during his years at The Anchor and following. Msgr. Moore was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, New Bedford.

  • Father Denis R. Como, SJ

    Father Denis R. Como, SJ (Aug. 14) in Weston. Memorial Mass to be celebrated at a date to be announced for the son of the late Edward and Marjorie (Linehan) Como, and brother of Eloise Brown. During 52 years of priestly ministry, Father served in assignments of the Jesuit Northeast USA Province in Egypt; Iraq; Jordan; Conn.; and locally at the Jesuit Urban Center, Boston; Saint Augustine, South Boston; and the Chinese Pastoral Center, Boston. Father Como donated his body to Tufts Medical Center.

  • Brother Edward G. (Kurt) Bozzo, CFX

    Brother Edward G. (Kurt) Bozzo, CFX (Aug. 20) in Danvers. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 24 at Saint John Preparatory School Chapel, Danvers for the son of the late Emil and Rose (Repetti) Bozzo and brother of the late Brother Alberto Bozzo, CFX. During 68 years of religious life, Brother served in congregational assignments in Rome, Italy; Paris, France; Washington, D.C.; Md.; and locally at Xaverian Novitiate, Newton; Cardinal Cushing College, Brookline; Saint John Preparatory School, Danvers; and Malden Catholic, Malden. Brother Edward was buried in the Xaverian Brothers Cemetery, Danvers.

  • Sister Elizabeth (Thomas Mary) Fitzmaurice, SHCJ

    Sister Elizabeth (Thomas Mary) Fitzmaurice, SHCJ (May 25) in Bala Cynwyd, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated May 31 at Holy Family Chapel, Rosemont, Penn. For the daughter of the late Thomas and Madeline (Malone) Fitzmaurice. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; Calif.; N.Y.; Penn.; Provincial Government, Rosemont, Penn.; and locally at Weston School of Theology, Cambridge. Sister Elizabeth was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken, Penn.