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  • Joseph G. Giombetti

    Joseph G. Giombetti (Jan 15) in Ashland. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 20 at Saint Cecilia, Ashland, for the husband of Katherine (Moran) Giombetti, and father of Father Jason R. Giombetti, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater; and brother of John, Hudson; Donald, Marlborough; Jane Jackman, Uxbridge. Mr. Giombetti was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland.

  • Mark Helfrich

    Mark Helfrich (Jan 11) in Palm Coast, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 16 at Santa Maria del Mar, Flagler Beach, Fla., for the husband of Theresa (Quense) Helfrich; and father of Mark; Melissa Lehman; Genevieve Mvalo; Maria Laird; Benjamin; Scott, and Anna; and brother of Father Paul Helfich, BH, Boston; Thomas; Nancy Miller; Maureen Floyd; Francis; and Jane Gerhardt.

  • Father John L. Doyle

    Father John L. Doyle (Jan. 12) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 18 at Saint Joseph, Boston, for the son of the late Donald and Mary (MacDonald) Doyle; and brother of Sister Mary L. Doyle, SNDdeN, Ipswich; Catherine Muirhead, Middleborough; Anne Kenney, Sharon; and James, Gaithersburg, Md. During 67 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments at Saint Theresa of Lisieux, North Reading; Saint Rose of Lime, Chelsea; Saint Vincent de Paul, Boston; Immaculate Conception, Salem; Saint Patrick, Brockton; Saint Peter, Dorchester; Saint James Society. Father Doyle was buried in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan. [Ed. -- The obituary for Father Doyle will be in the Jan. 24, 2020 issue of The Pilot.]

  • Father Lawrence F. Sullivan

    Father Lawrence F. Sullivan (Jan. 10) in Peabody. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 18 at Saint Francis of Assisi, Medford, for the son of the late Daniel and Margaret (Murphy) Sullivan; and brother of Mary Lee, Peabody; and Kevin, Billerica. During 63 years of priestly ministry, Father Sullivan served in assignments at Sacred Heart, Natick; Immaculate Conception, Revere; Saint Bridget, Maynard; Saint Edward, Brockton; Saint Jerome, Weymouth; Saint Mary of the Hills, Milton; and Soldiers Home, Chelsea. Father Sullivan was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham. [Ed. -- The obituary for Father Sullivan will be in the Jan. 24, 20202 issue of The Pilot.]

  • Deacon John W. McHugh

    Deacon John W. McHugh '92 (Jan. 11) in Hingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 16 for the father of John, Weymouth; Heidi Mair, Boston; and brother of Edward, Scituate. During his Diaconal ministry, he served at Saint Paul, Hingham; Saint John the Evangelist, East Bridgewater; and MCI Old Colony. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

  • Sister Joan (James Michael) Hill, OP

    Sister Joan (James Michael) Hill, OP (Dec. 21) in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 28 at Dominican Motherhouse Chapel, Columbus, for the daughter of the late Douglas and Marie (Furlotte) Hill. During 65 years of religious life, Sister Joan served in congregational assignments in Ill.; Ky.; La.; Ohio, and locally at Sacred Heart, East Boston, and Dominican Academy, Plainville. Sister Joan was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Sister Rita Imelda (Rita) Sullivan, OP

    Sister Rita Imelda (Rita) Sullivan, OP (Jan. 5) in Columbus Ohio. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 8 at Dominican Motherhouse Chapel, Columbus, for the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine (Clark) Sullivan. During 64 years of religious life, Sister Rita Imelda served in congregational assignments in Ky.; La.; Ohio; Neb.; Tenn.; W. Va.; and locally at Saint Mel, Gloucester and Rosary Manor, Watertown. Sister Rita Imelda was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Deacon Dennis Vandi

    Deacon Dennis Vandi '00 (Jan. 9) in Derry, N.H. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 17 at Saint Bartholomew Church, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, for the husband of Mary (Young) Vandi; and father of Dennis, Derry, N.H.; and brother of Carolyn Marletta, Manchester by the Sea; Marilyn Kuntupis, Bradenton, Fla.; Eugene, Clearwater, Fla.; and Sharon Medico, Windham, N.H. During his diaconal ministry, Deacon Vandi served at Saint Mary, Chelmsford; and at parishes in the diocese of Portland. Deacon Vandi was buried in Saint Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook, Maine.

  • Father John C Chaisson

    Father John C Chaisson (Dec. 27) in Beverly. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 3 at Saint Richard of Chichester Church, Danvers, for the son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Aucoin) Chaisson and brother of Louis, Tewksbury. Ordained on May 26, 1966, Father Chaisson served in parish assignments at Saint James, Haverhill; Saint Alphonsus, Beverly; Saint James, Salem, and Saint Adelaide, Peabody. Committal was private.

  • Father Leonard J. Ferrecchia, CSS

    Father Leonard J. Ferrecchia, CSS (Dec. 30) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 7 at Sacred Heart Church, Milford, for the son of the late Saverio and Anna (Ciaburri) Ferrecchia. During 64 years of priestly ministry, Father Ferrecchia served in a assignments of the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers in Rome, Italy; N.Y.; Ludlow; Milford; and locally at Stigmatine Seminary, Wellesley, and Sacred Heart (Italian), Waltham. Father Ferrecchia was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford.

  • Father Daniel J. Lusch

    Father Daniel J. Lusch (Dec 23) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 31 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston, for the son of the late Harry and Helen (Gasper) Lusch. During 57 years of priestly ministry, Father Lusch served in assignments of the Northeast Jesuit Province in Texas; and locally at Boston College High School, Boston; Center for Religious Development, Cambridge; and Boston College, Newton. Father Lusch was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Thomas F. Courtney

    Thomas F. Courtney (Dec. 26) in Cambridge. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 3 at Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge, for the husband of Beverly (O'Connor) Courtney; and father of Sandra Russell, Hull; Dennis, Woburn; Valerie Kervick, Cambridge; and Paula Crane, Burlington; and brother of Brother Kevin, FMSI, Framingham; Gerald, Melrose; Mary Collins, Arlington; and Paul, Belmont. Mr. Courtrney was buried in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge.

  • Mary Louise (Gordon) Daly

    Mary Louise (Gordon) Daly (Jan. 1) in Somerville. Funeral Mass celebrated Jan. 6 at Saint Agnes, Arlington, for the mother of Sister Edie Daly, SNDdeN, Woburn; and Timothy, Lynnfield. Committal was at the convenience of the family.

  • Father Normand J. Martin, SM

    Father Normand J. Martin, SM (Dec. 24) in Lawrence. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 30 at All Saints, Haverhill for the son of the late Paul and Roseanna (Hevey) Martin. During 60 years of priestly ministry, Father served in assignments of the Marist Fathers and Brothers in Washington, D.C.; Maine; Mich.; and locally at Marist Preparatory, Bedford; Marist Seminary, Framingham; Our Lady of Mount Carmel [French], Methuen and Sacred Heart [French], Lawrence. Father Martin was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Haverhill.

  • Sister Mary (Felicite) Shea, CSJ

    Sister Mary (Felicite) Shea, CSJ (Dec. 18) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 23 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late James and Marjorie (McMillan) Shea. During 77 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Agatha, Milton; Saint Mary, Quincy; Immaculate Conception, Marlborough; Immaculate Conception, Everett; Saint Stephen, Framingham; Saint Clement, Somerville; Saint Mary of the Angels, Roxbury; Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton; Urban Medical Resource, Boston; Kennedy Center, Boston; Immaculate Conception, Revere; and Motherhouse, Brighton. Sister Mary was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Francis X. Shea

    Francis X. Shea (Dec. 27) in Bedford. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 31 at Saint Patrick, Watertown for the husband of Mary (MacNeil) Shea; and father of Francis, Oakville, Ontario; Stephen, Dedham; Catherine Casey, Westford; and David, Burbank, Calif.; and brother of the late Father Joseph Shea, MS.