Boston, Monday 29th of November 2021

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Obituaries & Death Notices


Death Notices


Msgr. John P. McDonough

Msgr. John P. McDonough (Nov. 17) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 2 at Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton, for the son of the late John and Delia (Lydon) McDonough and brother of Thomas, Bland, W. Va.; Helen, Plymouth; and Barbara Allen, Duxbury. He was also the uncle of Father John P. McDonough, Morgantown, W. Va. Since his ordination Jan. 10, 1952, he served in archdiocesan parishes: Saint Bridget, Abington; Saint Mary of the Assumption, Dracut; Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea; Saint John the Baptist, Peabody; and Saint Agnes, Middleton. He served for 28 years in the Chaplain Corps of the United States Air Force. He was also interim secretary of Formation and Evangelization; priest liaison for the Office of Professional Standards and Oversight; and chaplain, Regina Cleri Residence, Boston. Msgr. McDonough was to be buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton. [Ed. -- Msgr. McDonough's obituary will be in the Dec. 10, 2021, issue of The Pilot.]

Father Charles J. Dunn, SJ

Father Charles J. Dunn, SJ (Nov. 18) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 23 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston, for the son of the late Charles and Hellen Dunn. During 66 years of priestly ministry, Father Dunn served in assignments of Jesuit East USA Province, including at Boston College High School, Boston; and the College of the Holy Cross, Boston. Father Dunn was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

Sister Alice (Richard Marie) Fontaine, SSCh

Sister Alice (Richard Marie) Fontaine, SSCh (Nov. 2) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 6 at Sisters of Saint Anne Chapel, Marlborough, for the daughter of the late George and Estelle (Lussier) Fontaine. During almost 75 years of religious life, Sister Alice served in congregational assignments in Tanzania; Quebec; N.H.; R.I.; Attleborough; and, locally, at Saint Joseph (French), Salem. Sister Alice was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

Sister Charlotte Francis (Mary) Wickes, SNDdeN

Sister Charlotte Francis (Mary) Wickes, SNDdeN (Nov.2) in Gloucester. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 11 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich, for the daughter of the late Francis and Charlotte (Devereaux) Wickes. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Charlotte Francis served in congregational assignments in Washington, D.C.; and, locally, at Holy Rosary (Italian), Lawrence; Saint Mary of the Annunciation and North Cambridge Catholic, both in Cambridge; Saint Jerome, Weymouth; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers; Saint John the Baptist and Bishop Fenwick, both in Peabody; and Saint Thomas the Apostle, Salem. Sister Charlotte Francis was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

John J. Killoran

John J. Killoran (Nov. 18) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 23 at Saint Paul Church, Wellesley, for the brother of Sister Rita (Majealla) Killoran, SSND, Queens, N.Y.; and the late Sister Annice (Anna) Killoran; Sister Agnese (Agnes) Killoran, SSND; and Sister Catherine (James Marie) Killoran, SSND. Mr. Killoran was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

Nancy (Iannaccone) Rubenstein

Nancy (Iannaccone) Rubenstein (Nov. 17) in Andover. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 24 at Saint Raphael Church, Medford, for the wife of Philip, Andover; and mother of Caitlin Donovan, Hanover; and sister of Sister Jane Iannaccone, SP, Saint Mary of the Woods, Ind.; Robert, Daniel, and Maryesther Russo, of Medford. Mrs. Rubenstein was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Paul E. Dennehy

Paul E. Dennehy (Oct. 28) in Brockton. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 15 at Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth, for the husband of Gail (Casey) Dennehy; and father of Eileen, Brockton; Margaret Sands and Paul, both of Quincy; Joanne Assad, Holbrook; Kathleen Sullivan, Weymouth; and Steven, Pawtucket, R.I.; and brother of Robert, Norwalk, Conn.; Clare Clark, Falmouth; Roy, Windham, N.H.; John and Robert, South Pasadena, Fla.; and the late Sister Jeanne Clare Dennehy, SCNJ. Committal services were private.

William F. Glavin

William F. Glavin (Nov. 8) in Vero Beach, Fla. Funeral celebrated Nov. 15 at Holy Cross Church, Vero Beach, for the father of Joanne McClatchy, Fishers, Ind.; William, Moultonborough, N.H.; Patricia O'Mara and Tina DiScipio, both of Vero Beach, Fla.; Tucker, Mountain Lakes, N.J.; and Cecily Bowen, Saint Simons Island, Ga.; and brother of Barbara Coleman, Jamison, P.A.; and the late Sister Joanne Glavin, SNJM. Committal services were private.

Ruth J. McNaughton

Ruth J. McNaughton (Nov. 6) in North Andover. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 15 at Saint Theresa Church, Methuen, for the sister of the late Bishop William J. McNaughton, MM. Ms. McNaughton was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Lowell.

Joseph P. O'Brien

Joseph P. O'Brien (Nov. 5) in Tewksbury. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 12 at Saint William Church, Tewksbury, for the husband of Joanne (DiGiampaolo) O'Brien; and father of Kerry King and Joseph and John, all of Tewksbury; and brother of Marylou Hurley, Somerville; and the late Father John H. O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

Richard J. Walsh

Richard J. Walsh (Nov. 2) in Naples, Fla. Private funeral services celebrated Nov. 6 in Naples for the husband of Roberta (Ward) Walsh, Naples, Fla.; and brother of the late Father Stephen M. Walsh, OFM. Committal services were private.

Father Arthur J. Dwyer, MM

Father Arthur J. Dwyer, MM (Oct. 26) in Maryknoll, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 29 at Queen of Apostles Chapel, Maryknoll, N.Y., for the Somerville native and son of the late Joseph and Mary (White) Dwyer. During 72 years of priestly ministry, Father Dwyer served in various assignments of Maryknoll in Italy; Peru; Calif.; Hawaii; N.Y.; and Penn. Father Dwyer was inurned in the Maryknoll Columbarium, Maryknoll, N.Y.

Sister Mary Hennessey, RC

Sister Mary Hennessey, RC (Jan. 27, 2020) in Chicago, Ill. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 5, 2020 at Chicago Cenacle Chapel, Chicago, Ill., for the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (McManus) Hennessey. During 68 years of religious life, Sister Mary served in congregational assignments of the Religious of the Cenacle, in Ill.; N.Y.; Worcester; and, locally, at the Cenacle, Brighton; Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater; Boston Theological Institute, Cambridge; Immaculate Conception, Boston. Sister also was a panelist on Topic Religion, on Boston's WEEI radio channel. Sister Mary was buried in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.