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  • Obituary: Msgr. James E. Tierney, tribunal official, pastor and Regina Cleri director

    Esteemed by priests, loved by parishioners and admired by his collaborators over the years, Msgr. James E. Tierney died at Regina Cleri on Sept. 2, 2017. He was 92. The middle child of the late John and Ethel (Duffy) Tierney, he was born in Chelsea on April 29, 1925; the family moved to Melrose and Jim and his siblings John and Helen were raised in St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish. He attended local public schools and was graduated from Melrose High in 1943. He entered the seminary at Brighton and was ordained at Holy Cross Cathedral on May 3, 1950 by Archbishop Richard Cushing.

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  • Father Richard D. Bertrand, SJ

    Father Richard D. Bertrand, SJ (Sept. 11) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 19 at Sacred Heart, Portland, Maine; and Memorial Mass celebrated, Sept. 20 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston, for the son of the late Lucien and Gertrude (Archambault) Bertrand and brother of Susan Tourigny, Biddeford, Maine. During 37 years of priestly ministry, Father served in congregational assignments of the Northeast Province of the Jesuits in Conn.; Maine; Fall River and locally at Boston College High School. Father Bertrand was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Father Thomas Halkovic, CSC

    Father Thomas Halkovic, CSC (Sept. 9) in North Easton. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 19 at Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, North Easton for the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Vargo) Halkovic and brother of Patricia Mesnik, Saint Augustine, Fla.; Michael, Bridgeport, Conn.; and Joseph, La. During 46 years of priestly ministry, Father served in various assignments of the Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers in Conn.; Ind.; and locally at Stonehill College, North Easton. Father Halkovic was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Easton.

  • Sister Claire (Mother Annunciation) Lebreaux, RJM

    Sister Claire (Mother Annunciation) Lebreaux, RJM (Sept. 13) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 18 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Wilfred and Flora (Morel) Lebreaux and sister of Sister Florence Lebreaux, RJM. During 73 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Calif.; N.H.; N.Y.; and Fall River. Sister Claire was buried in Saint Jean Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham.

  • Sister Esther (Mary Aloysius) Reid, SMSM

    Sister Esther (Mary Aloysius) Reid, SMSM (Sept. 8) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 14 at Marist Convent, Waltham for the daughter of the late Dennis and Ellen (Cleghorn) Reid. During 71 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Jamaica; Hawaii; N.Y.; and locally at Bedford, Belmont and Waltham. Sister Esther was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

  • John W. Welch

    John W. Welch (Sept. 15) in Norwood. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 21 at Sacred Heart, Newton for the father of Kathleen Robichaud, Waltham; James, Franklin; John, Norwood; and brother of Sister Marilyn Welch, SC, Wellesley. Mr. Welch was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Sister John Francis (Dorothy) Danko, CDP

    Sister John Francis (Dorothy) Danko, CDP (Sept. 1) in Kingston. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 6 at Sacred Heart High School Chapel, Kingston for the daughter of the late John and Frances (Strasek) Danko. During 72 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Penn.; and locally at Sacred Heart, Kingston. Sister John Francis was buried in Sisters of Divine Providence Cemetery, Kingston.

  • Harriet (Wright) Gibbons

    Harriet (Wright) Gibbons (Aug. 31) in Milton. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 6 at Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester for the mother of John and Elizabeth, both of Milton; Joseph, Plymouth; Richard, N.J.; and Joan Wicklund, Scituate; and sister of the late John Cardinal Wright (auxiliary of the archdiocese 1947-1950). Mrs. Gibbons was buried in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

  • Sister Ann (Phillipe Marie) Belliveau, SSA

    Sister Ann (Phillipe Marie) Belliveau, SSA (Aug. 25) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 29 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Philip and Azele (Bourque) Belliveau and sister of Marie Laconca, Lynn. During 71 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Chile; Quebec, QC; Washington, D.C.; R.I.; Holyoke, Paxton, Webster, Worcester and locally at Saint Anne Convent, Marlborough. Sister Ann was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Sister Antoine (Nora) Carroll, CSJ

    Sister Antoine (Nora) Carroll, CSJ (Aug. 29) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 1 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Andrew and Hannah (Healey) Carroll and sister of the late Sister Sylvia, CSJ. During 84 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Matthew, Dorchester; Saint John the Evangelist, Canton; Saint Joseph, Lynn; Saint James, Haverhill; Saint Lazarus, East Boston; Saint Joseph, Quincy; Saint Agatha, Milton; Saint Ambrose, Dorchester; Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury; and Gate of Heaven, South Boston. Sister Antoine was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Virginia Agnes Turinese, SGS

    Sister Virginia Agnes Turinese, SGS (Aug. 23) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 28 at Good Shepherd Center Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Sabino and Leonora (Callisanti) Turinese and sister of Rose Brunelle, Norton. During 76 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in N.Y.; R.I.; Harwich, Springfield and locally at Good Shepherd Center, Marlborough. Sister Virginia Agnes was buried in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • Father Joseph S. Chasse, SM

    Father Joseph S. Chasse, SM (Aug. 20) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 24 at Holy Family Chapel, Saint Patrick Manor, Framingham for the son of the late Belonie and Marie (DesRosiers) Chasse, and brother of Aurelein, Houlton, Maine; Jeannine Lynch, Norwood; Leola Oullette, Peabody; Susan Chasse, Van Buren, Maine; and Emilio, Liverpool, N.Y.; and the late Father Lucien Chasse, SM. During 65 years of priestly ministry, Father served in assignments of the Marist Fathers ad Brothers in Maine; Mich.; and locally at Maryvale Seminary, Bedford; Marist College and Seminary, Framingham; Sacred Heart (French), Lawrence and Our Lady of Pity (French), Cambridge. Father Chasse was buried in Saint Bruno Cemetery, Van Buren, Maine.

  • Sister Lorraine (Patricia Marie) Fontaine, SSA

    Sister Lorraine (Patricia Marie) Fontaine, SSA (Aug. 17) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 22 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Frederick and Eloise (Labossiere) Fontaine and sister of Mary Carr, Fla.; Gabrielle Maolli, Peabody; and Therese Harrington, Calif. and the late Sister Lillian Fontaine, SSA. During 71 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Haiti; Ontario: Quebec; Paxton, Mass.; and locally at Saint Anne Academy, Marlborough. Sister Lorraine was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.