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  • Obituary: Father Daniel D. Magni served as pastor in Lowell

    A son of the Garden City, Newton, and one of the 10 children of the late Daniel and Margaret (Bradley) Magni, Father Daniel D. Magni died at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, on Sept. 19, 2022. Born Aug. 7, 1939, and raised in Newton's Nonantum section, Father Magni attended both the elementary and high schools of his home parish, Our Lady Help of Christians.

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  • Obituary: Sister Ellen Gielty, former leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

    Sister Ellen Bernadette Gielty, SNDdeN, general moderator (superior general) of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) for 12 years (1990-2002), died suddenly at 88 years of age on Sept. 3, 2022, in a hospital in Southport, England. A Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 70 years, she was an educator and administrator par excellence in England. She served two terms in General Leadership, from 1990 to 2002 in Rome, Italy, as the 17th superior general of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Known internationally for her extraordinary leadership with and for many other religious congregations, Sister Ellen worked tirelessly on the Executive Committee of the Union of Superiors General (UISG) in Rome, throughout her two mandates. After her time in General Leadership, when she lived in Oxford and Birkdale, she assisted the Religious Congregation of Our Lady of Walsingham in its founding years.

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  • Obituary: Father James F. Darcy, Framingham native, dies at 81

    A Regina Cleri resident since 2007, Father James F. Darcy died there on Aug. 30, 2022. He was just two weeks shy of his 82 birthday, having been born in Framingham on Sept. 10, 1940. He was one of the two sons of the late Michael and Margaret (Hastings) Darcy. His only sibling, a brother named Thomas, also predeceased him. The family lived in St. Stephen Parish, Framingham, and young Jim attended the parish grammar school staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph. For high school, he traveled to the closest Catholic high school, St. Mary in Milford.

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  • Obituary: Father Hubert E. Desmond served in several archdiocesan parishes

    When he was granted senior priest/retirement status in 2001, Father Desmond told The Pilot that "my life until now has been framed by two parishes named for St. Anthony of Padua." The first was his place of baptism in his native Cohasset; the last was his last parish assignment in the archdiocese in Woburn. Father Hubert E. Desmond died at Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, on July 27, 2022.

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  • Sister Rena (Clare Denise) Foley, CSJ

    Sister Rena (Clare Denise) Foley, CSJ (Sept. 24) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 30 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton, for the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Corbett) Foley. During 63 years of religious life, the former Rockette served in congregational assignments at Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint Francis of Assisi, Braintree; Saint Columbkille, Brighton; Saint Bridget, Framingham; Mary Immaculate Restorative Center, Lawrence; Fontbonne Hall, Framingham; and McNamara House, Allston. Sister Rena was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Mary (Burns) Giboin

    Mary (Burns) Giboin (Sept. 3) in Somerville. Private funeral Mass celebrated for the mother of David and Anthony Cheney, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and sister of Sister Helena Burns, FSP, Jamaica Plain; and Paul and Ralph, both of Boston. Ms. Giboin was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sacramento, Calif.

  • Father Daniel D. Magni

    Father Daniel D. Magni (Sept. 21) in Boston. Funeral Mass will be celebrated for the son of the late Daniel and Margaret (Bradley) Magni; and brother of nine siblings. An alumnus of Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, he was ordained May 20, 1978, and served in parishes in Norwood, Holliston, Marlborough, Winchester, Beverly, Saugus, West Roxbury, and Lowell. He was granted senior priest/retirement status in June 2010. [Ed. -- Funeral arrangements for Father Magni were pending at press time. His obituary will be in the Sept. 30 issue of The Pilot.]

  • Father Richard E. Senghas

    Father Richard E. Senghas (Sept. 10) in Scarborough, Maine. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 16 at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough, Maine, for the father of Catherine Jackson, Jamaica Plain; Ellen Kassis, Southampton; Margaret Gibbons, Lexington; Richard, Cotati, Calif.; John, Bloomdale, Ohio; Peter, Acton; and Ann Bogoch, New York, N.Y.; and brother of Robert, Burlington, Vt. During 23 years of priestly ministry, Father Senghas served in assignments of the Diocese of Portland. Father Senghas was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick.

  • Deacon Jesus M. Ortiz '88

    Deacon Jesus M. Ortiz '88 (Sept. 13) in Jamaica Plain. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain, for the husband of Gloria, and father of Maribel, Marisol, and Jose, all of Jamaica Plain. During his diaconal ministry, he served at several archdiocesan parishes, including Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain. Deacon Ortiz was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.

  • Sister Joan B. Manion, SGM

    Sister Joan B. Manion, SGM (Sept. 19) in Lawrence. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 23 at Youville Place Chapel, Lexington, for the daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Dunnigan) Manion; and sister of Mary Kay Ryan, Sylvania, Ohio. During 70 years of religious life, Sister Joan served in congregational assignments in Mo.; N.J.; Ohio; Tenn.; and, locally, at Youville Place, Lexington. Sister Joan was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Hortense (Archambault) Burton

    Hortense (Archambault) Burton (Sept. 17) in Haverhill. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 22 at Saint Joseph Church, Haverhill, for the mother of Father Richard T. Burton, Jeffrey, and Patricia Dupre, all of Haverhill; and sister of Lucien Archambault, Gloucester; and Elaine, Methuen. Mrs. Burton was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Haverhill.

  • Dawn (Hobson) Costello

    Dawn (Hobson) Costello (Sept. 9) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 16 at Saint Jude Church, Waltham, for the wife of Jeffrey, Marlborough; and mother of Lisa Morgan and Samantha, both of Marlborough; and daughter of Rose Mari Hobson, Waltham; sister of Father Michael Hobson, Holy Apostles Parish, Halifax and Hanson; William, Summit, N.J.; David, Lincoln; Kimberley Manning, Blackstone; and Mark, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. Mrs. Costello was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

  • Katherine (Kiernan) Fay

    Katherine (Kiernan) Fay (Sept. 16) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 22 at Saint Julie Church, Weston, for the mother of Msgr. William P. Fay, Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary, Weston; Margaret, Falmouth; Robert, Center, S. Car.; and Patricia Staples, Naples, Fla. Mrs. Fay was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Eileen (Costello) Tupper

    Eileen (Costello) Tupper (Sept. 14) in Westborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 24 at Saint Rose of Lima Church, Northborough, for the mother of Wayne, Ruth Heffernan, Nancy McKinley, and Stephen Tupper, all of Westborough; and sister of Sister Mary (Mary Matthew) Costello, OP, Saint Catharine, Ky. Mrs. Tupper was buried in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough.

  • Dolores M. Wolongevicz

    Dolores M. Wolongevicz (Sept. 14) in Braintree. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 19 at Saint Clare Church, Braintree, for the sister of Louise Brandon, Holbrook; William, Braintree; James, Hanover; and the late Father Robert Wolongevicz. Ms. Wolongevicz was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

  • Father Gerald R. Dunn

    Father Gerald R. Dunn (Sept. 7) in Manchester, N.H. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 12 at Saint Mary Church, Dover, N.H., for the Revere native and son of the late Gerald and Kathleen (Donovan) Dunn. During 65 years of priestly ministry, Father Dunn served in assignments of the Diocese of Manchester. Father Dunn was buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Somersworth, N.H.

  • Father John W. O'Malley, SJ

    Father John W. O'Malley, SJ (Sept. 11) in Baltimore, Md. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 17 at Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown, Md., for the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Gallagher) O'Malley. During 65 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Jesuits in Austria; Ill.; Ohio; Mich.; and, locally, at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Boston. Father O'Malley was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Georgetown, Md.

  • Deacon Paul M. Cloonan

    Deacon Paul M. Cloonan '00 (Sept. 11) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 17 at Saint Paul Church, Wellesley, for the father of Jeanne Hebard, Paul, Eileen Bromley, Michael, Lynn Bergin, and Kathleen Hunt, all of Wellesley; and brother of Mary and John, both of Watertown. During his diaconal ministry, he served at Saint Paul, Wellesley. Deacon Cloonan was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley.

  • Brother Seán D. Sammon, FMS

    Brother Seán D. Sammon, FMS (Sept. 9) in Valhalla, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept 16 at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the son of the late Matthew and Mary (Bradley) Sammon; and brother of Brother Henry Sammon, FMS, Forest Hills, N.Y.; and Moira Magro, New York, N.Y. During 56 years of religious life, Brother Seán served in congregational assignments in Rome, Italy; Conn.; N.Y.; and, locally, at the Marist Brothers Novitiate, Tyngsborough. Brother Seán also served as superior general of the Marist Brothers (2001-2008). Committal services were private.

  • Sister Doris (Emile) Langlois, CSJ

    Sister Doris (Emile) Langlois, CSJ (Sept. 10) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 20 at Holy Family Chapel, Brighton, for the daughter of the late Emile and Anna (Demers) Langlois. During 79 years of religious life, Sister Doris served in congregational assignments at Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph; Creative Center for Children, Wrentham; and Bethany Healthcare, Framingham. Sister Doris was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Katherine Prince, FMM

    Sister Katherine Prince, FMM (Sept. 4) in Fruit Hill, R.I. Private funeral and committal services celebrated for the Brighton native and daughter of the late John and Agnes (Heffron) Prince. During 70 years of religious life, Sister Katherine served in congregational assignments in Pakistan and R.I.

  • Philip M. Lavelle

    Philip M. Lavelle (Sept. 10) in Jamaica Plain. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 16 at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury, for the father of Matthew, Norwood; Patrick, Malden; and Maura Byron, Milton; and brother of Sarah and Francis, both of Barnstable; and the late Sister Mary (Agnes Phillipa) Lavelle, SSJ. Committal services were private.

  • Michael C. Loughran

    Michael C. Loughran (Sept. 5) in Canton. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 10 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Canton, for the husband of Patricia (Keady) Loughran; and father of Michelle Sanders, West Roxbury; Christopher, Brian, and Michael, all of Canton; and brother of Sister Mary Elizabeth, CSC, South Bend, Ind.; Jane Allen, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; and Lawrence, Hopkinton. Mr. Loughran was buried in Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton.

  • Kathleen (Verfaillie) Macdonald

    Kathleen (Verfaillie) Macdonald (Sept, 7) in Westford. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 13 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, for the wife of Thomas, Westford; and mother of Father Thomas K. Macdonald, Saint John Seminary, Boston; Lindsay Gutierrez, Paris, France; and Tristan, Chelmsford; daughter of Patricia (O'Leary) Verfaillie, Eastham; and sister of Roland Verfaillie, Stuart, Fla.; Donald Verfaillie, Nashua, N.H.; Bruce Verfaillie, Palm Coast, Fla.; Richard Verfaillie, Baltimore, Md.; Darryl Verfaillie, Valdez, Ark.; Michelle Donovan, Dublin, Ireland; and Shawn Verfaillie, Eastham. Committal services for Mrs. Macdonald were private.

  • Sharon E. McLaughlin

    Sharon E. McLaughlin (Sept. 7) in Winthrop. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 17 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop, for the sister of Father William H. McLaughlin, Immaculate Conception, Newburyport; Sheila Harley, Friday Harbor, Wash.; Kathleen, San Pedro, Calif.; Maureen Cook, Burien, Wash.; and Christine Egan, Winthrop. Ms. McLaughlin was buried in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop.

  • Sarah (Kenning) Angelli

    Sarah (Kenning) Angelli (Aug. 26) in Lynn. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 3 at Sacred Heart Church, Lynn, for the mother of William, North Conway, N.H.; Dawn Brown, Southwick; Julie Strong and Cheryl McCurry, both of Lynn; Diane Strong, Raleigh, N. Car.; and Kathleen Zepf, Bellingham; and sister of the late Sister Grace Kenning, SNDdeN. Mrs. Angelli was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Lynn.

  • Eleanor (Deehan) Glynn

    Eleanor (Deehan) Glynn (Aug. 30) in Marshfield. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 3 at Holy Family Church, Duxbury, for the mother of James, Marshfield; and sister of Father Robert Deehan, Holy Family, Duxbury; and William, Yarmouth. Mrs. Glynn was buried in Couch Cemetery, Marshfield.

  • Nora (Steriti) Moccia

    Nora (Steriti) Moccia (Aug. 30) in Revere. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 1 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, for the mother of Lianne Field, Lebanon, N.H.; Edward, Peabody; and Anthony, Lynnfield; and sister of Rose Marie Maloney, Peabody; and the late Father Edward Steriti, OCSO. Mrs. Moccia was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

  • Rose (Canares) Sato

    Rose (Canares) Sato (Aug. 22) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 8 at Daughters of Saint Paul Chapel, Jamaica Plain, for the mother of Sister Margaret Timothy Sato, FSP, Jamaica Plain; Theresa, Boston; and Pauline Rose Sato-Paulino, Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Sato will be buried in Honolulu.