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  • Obituary: Father Robert Blute, retired pastor of Peabody parish

    Father Robert H. Blute, who for more than a quarter century was pastor of St. Adelaide parish in Peabody died on March 18, 2020, at Marian Manor in South Boston. Born July 7, 1929, he was the only son of the late Harry and Mary (Sheehan) Blue, his younger sister Barbara Jost precede him in death. The family had roots in Boston beginning in Roxbury and then moving to West Roxbury, where young Robert attended local public schools and was graduated from Roslindale High School. At the time of his retirement, he recalled that attending Boston Public Schools in his time was almost like going to a Catholic School; more than half the students sometimes much more than that and probably 75 percent of the teachers were Catholic and proud of it.

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  • Obituary: Father Louis Dufour, former Maynard pastor

    A Lawrence native, Father Louis C. Dufour was born on Dec. 2, 1930, one of the six children of the late Chanel and Bernadette (Hemond) Dufour. Raised in a strong French Canadian family who were members of St. Ann (French) Church in Lawrence, he attended the parish elementary school and was an alumnus of Central Catholic High School, Lawrence from which he was graduate in 1948.

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  • Father Arnold E. Kelley

    Father Arnold E. Kelley (March 17) in Lawrence. Funeral celebrated March 23 at Holy Family, Amesbury, for the son of the late Charles and Alice (LaPointe) Kelley. Ordained, Feb. 2, 1956, he served in assignments at Saint Leo, Dorchester; Saint Brigid, Lexington; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; Saint Rita, Lowell and All Saints, Haverhill. Father Kelley was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Amesbury.

  • Sister Mary (Mary Paula) Griffin, SP

    Sister Mary (Mary Paula) Griffin, SP (March 6) in Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind. Funeral Mass celebrated March at Immaculate Conception Church, Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind., for the daughter of the late Paul and Nell (Morders) Griffin, and sister of John, Potomac, Md. During 65 years of religious life, Sister Mary served in congregational assignments in Taiwan; Washington, D.C.; Ill.; Ind.; Md.; N. Car.; and locally at Saint Rose of Lima, Chelsea. Sister Mary was buried in Sisters of Providence Cemetery, Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind.

  • Sister Mary Sebastian (Veronica) Kuklevich, CJC

    Sister Mary Sebastian (Veronica) Kuklevich, CJC (March 22) in Brockton. Funeral celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Chapel for the daughter of the late Francis and Felicia (Lisauskas) Kuklevich and sister of the late Sister Immaculata Kuklevic, CJC. During her religious life, Sister Mary Sebastian served in congregational assignments in Conn.; Penn.; and locally at Saint George (Lithuanian), Norwood; Saint Peter (Lithuanian), South Boston, and Our Lady of Sorrows, Brockton. Sister Mary Sebastian was buried in Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Brockton.

  • Sister Irene (Mary Michaeline) Medzihradsky, SMSM

    Sister Irene (Mary Michaeline) Medzihradsky, SMSM (March 17) in Wellesley. Funeral celebrated March 24 at Mary Catherine Chapel, Waltham, for the daughter of the late Ludwig and Julia (Klassa) Medzihradsky. During 74 years of religious life, Sister Irene served in congregational assignments in Papua New Guinea; Fla.; and locally at Marist Sisters Convents, Bedford, Framingham, and Waltham. Sister Irene was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Father George C. Berthold

    Father George C. Berthold (March 1) in Lawrence. Funeral Mass celebrated March 16 at Saint Monica, Methuen, for the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Fluet) Berthold. Ordained Feb. 2, 1963, he served in assignments in France; N.H.; R.I.; and locally at Saint Joseph (French), Salem; Sacred Heart (French), Amesbury; Saint Louis de Gonzague (French), Newburyport; Merrimack College, North Andover, and Emmanuel College, Boston. Father Berthold was buried in Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.

  • Sister Therese (Mary de Lourdes) LaPointe, SMSM

    Sister Therese (Mary de Lourdes) LaPointe, SMSM (March 12) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated March 17 at Marist Sisters Convent Chapel, Waltham, for the daughter of the late Alfred and Marie (Pelletier) LaPointe; and sister of Philip and Rita Gagnon, both of Lawrence. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Therese served in congregational assignments in New Guinea; Peru; and locally at Marist Sisters, Waltham. Sister Therese was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • Sister Margaret (Helen Theresa) Shine, SC

    Sister Margaret (Helen Theresa) Shine, SC (March 10) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated March 14 at Saint Patrick, Lawrence, for the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Singleton) Shine. During 74 years of religious life, Sister Margaret served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; N.Y.; and locally at Saint Peter, Lowell; Saint Michael, North Andover; and Mount Saint Vincent and Elizabeth Seton Residence, both in Wellesley. Sister Margaret was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, North Andover.

  • Elizabeth (Buckley) Banks

    Elizabeth (Buckley) Banks (Feb. 28) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated March 6 at Saint Agatha, Milton, for the mother of Robert, Pasadena, Calif.; Leo, Tucson, Ariz.; and John, New York, N.Y.; and sister of Sister Mary Josepha (Catherine) Buckley, OP, Saint Catharine, Ky. Mrs. Banks was buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne.

  • Margaret (Forster) Logue

    Margaret (Forster) Logue (March 8) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated March 13 at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, Waltham, for the mother of Edward, Waltham; William, Concord; Judith Keough, Janet Monaghan, Suzanna DiStasio, and John; all of Waltham; and sister of Elizabeth Farquharson, Franklin; and the late Msgr. William Forster. Mrs. Logue was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

  • Father Paul F. Manning

    Father Paul F. Manning (Feb. 26) in Lowell. Funeral Mass celebrated March 5 at Saint Margaret of Scotland, Lowell, for the son of the late Matthew and Mary (Nee) Manning and brother of James, Boston. Ordained June 7, 1967, he served in archdiocesan assignments at Saint Margaret of Scotland, Lowell; Saint James the Apostle, Arlington; Saint Peter, Lowell; Saint Anthony of Padua, Shirley; Sts. Peter and Paul and Saint Vincent de Paul, South Boston; Our Lady Help of Christians, Concord; Saint John-Saint Hugh, Boston; Saint Charles Borromeo, Woburn; and at Billerica, Cambridge and Deer Island Prisons. Father Manning was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Lowell.

  • Brother Joseph (Vincent) Tortorici, SDB

    Brother Joseph (Vincent) Tortorici, SDB (Feb. 10) in Tampa, FL. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 14 at Marian Shrine, Haverstraw, N.Y., for the son of the late Francesco and Francesca (Neri) Tortorici. During 63 years of religious life, Brother Joseph served in congregational assignments in Fla.; La.; N.J.; N.Y.; and locally at Don Bosco Tech, Boston. Brother Joseph was buried in the Salesian Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y.

  • Sister Martina Marie (Anne) Kelly, CSJ

    Sister Martina Marie (Anne) Kelly, CSJ (Feb. 19) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 24 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham, for the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Ward) Kelly, and sister of Joan Sullivan. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Martina Marie served in congregational assignments at Our Lady Help of Christians, Newton; Saint Mary, Winchester; Saint Catherine of Genoa, Somerville; Saint Clement, Somerville, and Motherhouse, Brighton. Sister Martina Marie was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Jeanne Francis (Marguerite) MacDonald, SNDdeN

    Sister Jeanne Francis (Marguerite) MacDonald, SNDdeN (Feb. 14) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 20 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich, for the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Jane (Rogers) MacDonald, and sister of Frederick, Belmont. During 65 years of religious life, Sister Jeanne Francis served in congregational assignments at Bishop Fenwick, Peabody; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge; Notre Dame Education Center, Lawrence; and Congregational Leadership, Rome, Italy. Sister Jeanne Francis was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Sister (Jane Marie)Lillian Morris, SNDdedN

    Sister (Jane Marie) Lillian Morris, SNDdedN (Feb. 8) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 13 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester, for the daughter for he late James and Rose (Metz) Morris. During more than 75 years of religious life, Sister Lillian served in congregational assignments in Conn.; and locally at Saint Mary, Boston; Saint Margaret of Scotland, Beverly; Fitton, East Boston; Saint Mary, Lawrence; and Emmanuel College, Boston. Sister Lillian was buried in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Ester (Thebado) Coughlin

    Ester (Thebado) Coughlin (Feb. 10) in Braintree. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 15 at Saint Gregory, Dorchester, for the mother of Father Paul Coughlin, Saint Raphael, Medford; Michael Thebado, Franklin; Patrick Thebado, Plymouth; James Thebado, Weymouth; Neal Coughlin, Maine; and John Coughlin, Quincy. Mrs. Coughlin was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

  • Margaret (Glenane) Scully

    Margaret (Glenane) Scully (Feb. 11) in Winchester. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 15 at Saint Mary, Winchester, for the mother of Maureen Rafferty, Winchester; John, Methuen; Gerard, Melrose; Margaret Costello, Norwood; Kathleen, Arlington, Va.; Kevin, Chicago, Ill.; and sister of Sister Mary Damien Glenane, SA, Garrison, N.Y.; Nary Glenae, Galway, Ireland; and the late Sister Norah Glenane, SA, and Sister Margaret Liam Glenane, SA. Mrs. Scully was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester.