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  • Obituary: Father John F. O'Donnell, former Pastoral Planning Director and Cambridge pastor

    With his pipe as a prop, seated or standing, one on one or preferably with several others, Father John O'Donnell loved to talk. He was interesting and interested; he was obviously widely read; up on the latest developments in multiple fields either directly or indirectly related to the Church or current affairs. He also loved to weave recollections from his various assignments starting with what seemed like his favorite, his first assignment at Our Lady of Sorrows in Sharon.

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  • Obituary: Father Dennis Dever, missionary and former Somerville pastor

    A Woburn native, born there on July 2, 1934, he was the sixth of the seven children of the late William and Mary (Gilgun) Dever. He was raised in St. Charles Borromeo Parish and baptized there by Father James A. Garrity -- a priest who would have great influence on Father Dennis Dever as he grew up. He attended the parish grammar school and then Boston College High School from which he entered the archdiocesan seminaries as a member of the class of 1960.

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  • Deacon Carlos S. Valentin

    Deacon Carlos S. Valentin '14 (April 9) in Salem. Funeral celebrated April 17 at Saint John the Baptist Church, Peabody for the husband of Angelica; and father of Nicholas and Angel, all of Lynn. During his diaconal ministry he served at Saint John the Baptist, Peabody and Saint Thomas the Apostle, Salem. Deacon Valentin was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lynn.

  • Sister Marianne (Edgar Marie) Howell, SC

    Sister Marianne (Edgar Marie) Howell, SC (April 15) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated April 18 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Edgar and Marie (Finkelmeier) Howell. During 67 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in British Columbia; Nova Scotia; Quebec; and locally at Saint Joseph, Needham and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Marianne was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Martin Damien (Joan) Miquelon, OP

    Sister Martin Damien (Joan) Miquelon, OP (April 16) in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral Mass celebrated April 19 at Dominican Motherhouse, Columbus for the daughter of the late Oliver and Marion (Twomey) Miquelon and sister of Paul and Marie Clark. During 60 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ill. and locally at Saint Luke, Belmont; Saint Patrick, Watertown; Saint Michael, Lowell, and Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Melrose. Sister Martin Damien was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Sister Rosine (Marie) Pustizzi, CSJ

    Sister Rosine (Marie) Pustizzi, CSJ (April 12) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated April 17 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Salvatore and Augustina (Bova) Pustizzi and sister of the late Sister Carmela (Augusta), CSJ. During 72 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Joseph, Wakefield; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain; Saint Patrick, Natick; Saint Mary, Dedham; Saint Ambrose, Dorchester; Saint Agatha, Milton; Saint James, Haverhill; Our Lady Help of Christians, Newton; Matignon High School, Cambridge; Saint Agnes, Arlington; and Fontbonne Academy, Milton. Sister Rosine was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • John J. Sullivan

    John J. Sullivan (April 9) in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Funeral Mass celebrated April 16 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. for the husband of Mary Sullivan, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and father of Moira Meluagh, Medfield; Sean, Branchburg, N.J.; and Mark, Tampa, Fla.; and brother of Father Eugene Sullivan, senior priest, Sacred Heart, Roslindale and Gerard Sullivan. Committal service was private.

  • Sister Vivian (Mary Bernadette of the Rosary) Lamontagne, SSA

    Sister Vivian (Mary Bernadette of the Rosary) Lamontagne, SSA (April 5) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated April 9 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Arthur and Stella (Mongeau) Lamontagne. During 54 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in R.I.; Worcester; and locally at Marie Esther Health Center, Marlborough. Sister Vivian was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Helen G. Connelly

    Helen G. Connelly (April 9) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated April 12 at Sacred Heart Church, Newton for the daughter of the late John and Helen (Murphy) Connelly and sister of Father John J. Connelly, senior priest, Saint John the Evangelist, Wellesley. Ms. Connelly was buried in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

  • Father Albert (Francis) McMahon, OFM

    Father Albert (Francis) McMahon, OFM (Feb. 8) in Albany, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated Feb. 15 at Saint Anthony Friary, Catskill, N.Y. for the son of the late William and Gertrude (MacSwain) McMahon. During 57 years of priestly ministry in the Franciscan Immaculate Conception Province, Father served in assignments in El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Conn.; N.Y.; Buzzards Bay; and locally at Saint Joseph, Lawrence; and MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham. Father McMahon was buried in Friars Cemetery, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

  • Sister Mary (Mary Joseph Anne) Belair, OSF

    Sister Mary (Mary Joseph Anne) Belair, OSF (April 3) in Allegany, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated April 6 at Saint Elizabeth Motherhouse Chapel, Allegany, N.Y. for the daughter of the late William and Rose (LaBelle) Belair and sister of Pearl Benoit and Jeannette Poulin, both of Lowell. During 60 years of religious life, the Lowell native served in congregational assignments in Conn.; Fla.; Ga.; N.J.; N.Y.; and No. Car. Sister Mary was buried in Saint Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, N.Y.

  • Sister Mary Augusta (Lea) Biolchini, FSP

    Sister Mary Augusta (Lea) Biolchini, FSP (Mach 28) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated April 5 at Daughters of Saint Paul Chapel, Jamaica Plain for the daughter of the late Luigi and Augusta (Galli) Biochini. During 82 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments of the Daughters of Saint Paul USA Province and locally at the Provincial House, Jamaica Plain. Sister Mary Augusta was buried in the Daughters of Saint Paul Mausoleum, Jamaica Plain.

  • Brother Robert Artman, OFM

    Brother Robert Artman, OFM (March 21) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated March 26 at Saint Clare Monastery Chapel, Andover for the son of the late William and Catherine (Savena) Artman, and brother of Kathleen Buell, William, Raymond and Richard, all of Pittsburgh, Penn.; and Kevin, South Bend, Ind. During almost 40 years of religious life, Brother served in assignments of the Franciscan Immaculate Conception Province in Rome, Italy; Del.; Fla.; Md.; N.Y. and locally at Pine Street Inn, Boston; Saint Francis Retreat Center, Andover; and Saint Christopher Friary, Boston. Brother Robert was buried in Franciscan Friars Cemetery, Andover.

  • Sister Mary Philomena (Assunta) Mattuzzi, FSP

    Sister Mary Philomena (Assunta) Mattuzzi, FSP (March 19) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated March 28 at the Daughters of Saint Paul Chapel, Boston for the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Filomena (Trettene) Mattuzzi. During 62 years of religious life, Sister served in various congregational assignments of the Daughters of Saint Paul. Sister Mary Philomena was entombed in the Daughters of Saint Paul Mausoleum, Boston.

  • Noreen (Finn) Conlon

    Noreen (Finn) Conlon (March 20) in Lowell. Funeral Mass celebrated March 24 at Saint Patrick Church, Lowell for the mother of James, Lowell; and sister of Father Daniel Finn, Dorchester; Father Seamus Finn, OMI, Washington, D.C.; Mary, Laguna Hills, Calif.; Eugene and Denis, both of Lowell; and Gerald, Mashpee. Mrs. Conlon was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

  • Maureen (Mauchan) McLaughlin

    Maureen (Mauchan) McLaughlin (March 22) in Burlington. Funeral Mass celebrated March 27 at Saint Malachy Church, Burlington for the mother of Richard, Leominster; Ronald, Northborough; Donna Tolliday, Bolton; Robert, Burlington; Denise Paster, Conway, So. Car.; and sister of Charles Mauchan, Wayland; Donald Mauhcan, Marlborough; Donna Girard, New Hampton, N.H.; and wife of the late Deacon Richard McLaughlin. Mrs. McLaughlin was buried in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington.

  • Margaret (Delaney) O'Connell

    Margaret (Delaney) O'Connell (March 25) in Framingham. Funeral Mass will be celebrated April 3, at Most Precious Blood Church, Dover for the mother of Bishop Mark O'Connell, North Reading; Thomas, Philadelphia, Penn.; John, Medfield; and Margaret Mary, Boston; and sister of Sister Jean (John Marion) Delaney, OP, Saugus; and the late Father David F. Delaney. Mrs. O'Connell will be buried in Highland Cemetery, Dover.

  • Father Dennis A. Dever

    Father Dennis A. Dever (March 20) in Boston. Father Dever was a Woburn native and son of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, there. Richard Cardinal Cushing ordained him to the priesthood at Holy Cross Cathedral on Feb. 2, 1960. His priestly assignments were Saint Joseph, Quincy, Assistant; (1960-1966); Missionary Society of Saint James the Apostle (1966-1979); Ecuador (1966-1971); Executive Secretary (1971-1973); Director (1973-1979); Saint Stephen, Boston, Administrator (1973-1979); Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge, Pastor (1979-1985) Saint Clement, Somerville (1985-2013). At press time the arrangements for Father Dever's Funeral were pending. His obituary will be in next week's issue, dated March 30, 2018.

  • Father John F. O'Donnell

    Father John F. O'Donnell (March 21) in Boston. Father O'Donnell was a Salem native. Richard Cardinal Cushing ordained him to the priesthood at Saint Ann Church, Gloucester on Feb. 1, 1963. He served in a number of parish assignments including Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon; Sacred Heart, Cambridge; Saint Gregory, Dorchester; and also as President of the Archdiocesan Priests' Senate. At press time the arrangements for Father O'Donnell's funeral were pending. His obituary will be in next week's issue, dated March 30, 2018.

  • Sister Kathleen (Mary Frederick) Horton, SNDdeN

    Sister Kathleen (Mary Frederick) Horton, SNDdeN (March 16) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated March 20 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich for the daughter of the late Fredrick and Mary (Hickey) Horton, and sister of Patricia Ruane, Hingham. During 70 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Charles Borromeo, Woburn; Our Lady of the Presentation, Brighton; Academy of Notre Dame, Roxbury; Saint Augustine, South Boston; Saint Bartholomew, Needham; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge; Saint Mark, Dorchester; and Saint Mary, Lawrence; and Notre Dame, Ipswich. Sister Kathleen was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Phyllis (Hennessey) (Sepe) O'Sullivan

    Phyllis (Hennessey) (Sepe) O'Sullivan (March 13) in Lowell. Funeral Mass celebrated March 17 at Saint Michael Church, Lowell for the mother of Father Kevin M. Sepe, Sacred Heart and Saint Patrick, Watertown; Brian, Lowell and Gary and Sheila, both of Pepperell. Mrs. O'Sullivan was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

  • Edward G. Shakalis

    Edward G. Shakalis (March 13) in Plymouth. Funeral Mass celebrated March 22 at Saint Bonaventure Church, Plymouth for the father of Christine Daly, South Yarmouth; William, Storrs, Conn.; Richard, Centerville; and Dorothy Beaton, Stoneham; and brother of the later Father Peter Shakalis.