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  • Obituary: Msgr. Joseph T. Alves, Boston's oldest priest, WWII Army Air Corps vet

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. was the principal celebrant of the Funeral Mass of the archdiocese's oldest priest, Msgr. Joseph T. Alves, on Oct. 24 at St. Agatha Church, Milton. One of the four children of the late Joseph and Mary (McDermott) Alves. He was born on Oct. 4, 1921 and raised in Boston's Mattapan section with two brothers, both deceased, and a sister, Sister Mary (Mary Mention) Alves, CSJ of Fontbonne Convent, Milton.

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  • Father Timothy J. Murphy

    Father Timothy J. Murphy (Nov. 8) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 16 at Immaculate Conception Church, Salem. Ordained in 1963, he served in assignments in Weymouth; Allston, Mattapan and Salem. Father Murphy's obituary will be in the Nov. 24 issue of The Pilot.

  • James G. Archer

    James G. Archer (Nov. 7) in Manchester, Conn. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 11 at Saint Francis of Assisi, South Windsor, Conn. for the son of Jacqueline (Wetherell) Archer-Sheehan; and brother of Father Jeffrey Archer, Saint Linus and Saint Patrick, Natick and Joseph, South Windsor, Conn. Mr. Archer was buried in Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor, Conn.

  • Father Robert G. Gilroy, SJ

    Father Robert G. Gilroy, SJ (Oct. 28) in New York, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 8 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (O'Connell) Gilroy; and brother of Dorothy Fanares, Newburyport; James, Cottage Grove, Ore.; Pail, Manchester, Maine; Margaret Coulombe, Canton. During 20 years of priestly ministry, Father served in various assignments of the Northeast USA Jesuit Province in Calif.; S. Dak. And locally at Eastern Point Retreat House, Gloucester and Campion Renewal Center, Weston. Father Gilroy was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Helen (Mary Garnier) Fenton, CSJ

    Sister Helen (Mary Garnier) Fenton, CSJ (Nov. 1) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 6 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Clement and May (Mears) Fenton. During 79 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Va.; and locally at Radcliffe College, Cambridge; Bentley University, Waltham and Regis College, Weston. Sister Helen was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Hugh B. Sheridan

    Hugh B. Sheridan (Oct. 26) in Needham. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 30 at Saint Bartholomew, Needham for the husband of Joan (D'Arcy) Sheridan, Needham,; and father of D'Arcy, Needham; John, Maplewood, N.J.; and Patrick, Franklin. He was the brother-in-law of Sister Anne D'Arcy, CSJ, Milton; and the late Bishop John M. D'Arcy. Mr. Sheridan was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Father James B. Canniff

    Father James B. Canniff (Oct. 31) in Malden. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 7 at Immaculate Conception, Malden. Father Canniff was ordained in 1960 and served in various parishes, hospital and military chaplaincies. The obituary for Father Canniff will be in the next (Nov. 10) issue of The Pilot.

  • Brother Francis Joseph (George) Gillen, FM

    Brother Francis Joseph (George) Gillen, FM (Aug. 2) in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 5 at Saint Christopher and Saint Andrew Kim Taegon Church, Lolomboy for the son of the late George and Mary (Carey) Gillen; and brother Robert and Maurice, both of Charlestown; Irene Moffatt, Norwell. During 70 years of religious life, the Charlestown native and founder of the Brothers of Mercy of Saint John of God, Bulacan, served in congregational assignments Italy; Philippines; Calif.; and locally at Saint John of God Novitiate, Gloucester and Saint John of God Hospital, Brighton. Brother Francis Joseph was buried in Krus-sa-Wawa Memorial Park, Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.

  • Sister Rita Miriam (Margaret) Barry, SNDdeN

    Sister Rita Miriam (Margaret) Barry, SNDdeN (Oct. 27) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 30 at Mary Queen Chapel, Ipswich for the daughter of the Patrick and Margaret (Carew) Barry; and sister of the late Sister Patricia Joseph (Mary) Barry, SNDdeN; and Sister Margaret Patrice (Rita) Barry, SNDdeN. During 73 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Mary and Holy Rosary (Italian), Lawrence; Saint James, Salem; Blessed Sacrament, Cambridge; Saint Augustine, Andover; Saint Joseph, Boston (West End); Notre Dame Academy, Tyngsborough; Notre Dame Novitiate, Waltham; and Notre Dame, Ipswich. Sister Rita Miriam was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Sister Jacqueline Dubuc, SCO

    Sister Jacqueline Dubuc, SCO (Oct. 28) in Lowell. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 4 at Youville Chapel, Lowell for the daughter of the late Edgar and Nelda (Therrien) Dubuc. During 66 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Quebec, QC and locally at Saint Jeanne d'Arc School, Lowell. Sister Jacqueline was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.

  • Antoinette (Della Cioppa) Terenzi

    Antoinette (Della Cioppa) Terenzi (Oct. 24) in Northborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 31 at Saint Agnes, Arlington for the mother of Michelle, Weston, Conn.; and Marc, Mallorca, Spain; and sister of Salvatore Della Cioppa, Boston; and Peter Della Cioppa, Melbourne, Fla. gTonih was a former employee of the archdiocese, serving on the staff of the Delegate for Investigations. Committal was private.

  • Claire M. (Hamrock) Cavanaugh

    Claire M. (Hamrock) Cavanaugh (Oct. 26) of Braintree, Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 3 at Saint Clare Church, Braintree for the wife of Deacon Michael J. Cavanaugh (2000), Braintree; and mother of Tracy Graham, Pembroke; Christine Giglio, Canton; and Michael, Braintree; and sister of Paul Hamrock, Weymouth. Mrs. Cavanaugh was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

  • Father Vincent Burke, SVD

    Father Vincent Burke, SVD (Sept. 21) in Techny, Ill. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 27 at Divine Word Chapel, Techny, Ill. for the son of the late Walter and Eleanor (McGoff) Burke and brother of Walter and Kevin. During 56 years of priestly ministry in the Society of the Divine Word, the Cambridge native served in Ghana; N.J.; and Washington, D.C. Father Burke was buried in the Divine Word Cemetery, Techny, Ill.

  • Father J. Armand Robichaud, SM

    Father J. Armand Robichaud, SM (Oct. 23) in South Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 26 at Saint Theresa of Lisieux Church, Methuen for the son of the late Edmond and Josephine (Brideau) Robichaud and brother of the late Father Vincent Robichaud, SM. During 67 years of priestly ministry in the Marist Priests and Brothers, he served in assignments in Australia; Cameroon; Fiji; Italy; New Zealand; Senegal, Tonga; N.Y.; Washington, D.C. and locally at Marist College, Bedford; and Marist Seminary, Framingham. Father Robichaud was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Andover.

  • Deacon William McCarty, 1994

    Deacon William McCarty, 1994 (Oct. 20) in Laconia, N.H. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 28 at Sacred Heart Church, Laconia, N.H. for the father of William; Kathleen; Timothy and Andrew; and brother of Elizabeth. During his diaconal ministry he served at Saint Joseph, Needham; and later at Saint Andre Bessette, Laconia. Deacon McCarty was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

  • Sister Barbara E. Healy, MFIC

    Sister Barbara E. Healy, MFIC (Oct. 20) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 23 at Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel, Newton for the daughter of the late John and Hannah (Hourihan) Healy and sister of the later Sister Mary Paula (Anna), SMSM. During 67 years of religious life Sister served in congregational assignments at Mount Alvernia, Newton; Saint Clare High School, Roslindale; and Saint Mary of the Hills, Milton. Sister Barbara was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

  • Helene (Skillings) Rossetti

    Helene (Skillings) Rossetti (Oct. 19) in Orange City, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated Oct. 24 at Saint Ann Church, DeBary, Fla. for the wife of Joseph, Orange City, Fla.; and mother of Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, Washington, D.C.; Richard, Memphis, Tenn.; Paul, Vail, Colo.; and Philip, Wellesley. Mrs. Rossetti was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley.