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  • Obituary: Sister Mary Ellen Sweny, SND, former teacher and Pilot staffer

    For almost a quarter century Sister Mary Ellen Sweny, SND trekked from Matignon Convent in North Cambridge to the Pilot office on 49 Franklin Street. Most of the staff probably did not realize that at the time Sister had already passed her 60th birthday. She was for the next two and half decades, prompt, on time, incredibly attentive to detail and resolute with deadlines. In the offices she was primarily responsible for the Boston Catholic Directory. Her attention to detail and accuracy made the annual archdiocesan publication a quality product. She was a gregarious and much liked member of the staffs.

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  • Sister Joan (Therese Dorothy) Dawson, SC

    Sister Joan (Therese Dorothy) Dawson, SC (Aug. 5) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 9 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late William and Henrietta (Newell) Dawson and sister of Joan Joaquin and Jean Conery. During 72 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Nova Scotia; N.Y.; and locally at Saint Peter, Dorchester; Saint Patrick, Roxbury; Elizabeth Seton Asian Center, Lawrence; Academy of the Assumption and Mount Saint Vincent, both in Wellesley. Sister Joan was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Mary (Mary Leonardine) McGovern, CSJ

    Sister Mary (Mary Leonardine) McGovern, CSJ (July 31) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 3 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Cornwall) and sister of Frank McGovern. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Rita, Boston (South End); Sacred Heart, Cambridge; Immaculate Conception, Everett; Saint William, Dorchester; Saint Catherine of Genoa, Somerville; Sacred Heart, Weymouth; Saint Mary, Dedham; Our Lady of Fatima, Sudbury; and Queen of the Apostles Seminary, Dedham. Sister Mary was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Doris (Mary Emily) Rautenberg, SC

    Sister Doris (Mary Emily) Rautenberg, SC (Aug. 5) in Wellesley. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 10 at Mount Saint Vincent Chapel, Wellesley for the daughter of the late Walter and Emily (Duguay) Rautenberg. During 77 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Bermuda; N.Y.; and locally at Saint Joseph, Needham and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. Sister Doris was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham.

  • Sister Anita Rose (Julie) Urban, MMM

    Sister Anita Rose (Julie) Urban, MMM (Aug. 1) in Cambridge. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 4 at Little Sisters of the Poor Chapel, Somerville for the daughter of the late John and Julia (Frati) Urban. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ireland; Nigeria; the United States of America and locally at Medical Missionaries of Mary, Somerville. Interment was private.

  • Margaret D. Kelley

    Margaret D. Kelley (Aug. 6) in Beverly. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 12 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, Beverly for the sister of Robert and Richard, both of Beverly, and the late Sister Ann C. Kelley, SNDdeN. Ms. Kelley was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Beverly.

  • Father Norbert (Joseph) DeAmato, OFM

    Father Norbert (Joseph) DeAmato, OFM (July 29) in Boston. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 2 at Sacred Heart Church, North End, Boston for the son of the late John and Crescenza (Suffoletta) DeAmato; and brother of John, Pelham, N.H.; and Frank Punta Gorda, Fla. During 67 years of priestly ministry, Father DeAmato served in various assignments of the Franciscan Friars (Immaculate Conception Province) including Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Italian) East Boston and Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian), Cambridge. Father DeAmato was buried in Saint Francis Cemetery, Andover.

  • Father Mark (Lawrence) O'Connor, SA

    Father Mark (Lawrence) O'Connor, SA (July 14) in Garrison, N.Y. Funeral Mass celebrated July 20 at Saint Paul Friary Chapel, Graymoor, N.Y., for the son of the late John and Geneva (McDevitt) O'Connor and brother of Dorothy Dyer, Boston. During 33 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of the Graymoor Friars in Washington, D.C.; Calif.; N. Car.; N.Y.; and locally at Chapel of Our Savior, Brockton. Father O'Connor was buried in Graymoor Friars Cemetery, Garrison, N.Y.

  • Brother Lloyd (Anthony) Markowski, CFX

    Brother Lloyd (Anthony) Markowski, CFX (July 25) in Danvers. Funeral Mass celebrated July 28 at Saint John Preparatory School Danvers for the son of the late Stefan and Stella (Ketzka) Markowski. During 62 years of religious life, Brother served in congregational assignments in Md.; Mich.; N.Y. and locally at Working Boys' home, Newton; and Xaverian House, Danvers. Brother Lloyd was buried in the Xaverian Cemetery, Danvers.

  • Sister Mary Ellen (Marguerite) Sweny, SNDdeN

    Sister Mary Ellen (Marguerite) Sweny, SNDdeN (July 28) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 2 at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Edward and Ellen (Calnan) Sweny. During 76 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Worcester, and locally at Saint Mary, Lynn; Cardinal Cushing and Saint Augustine, both in South Boston; and Saint Gregory, Dorchester. Sister was also a staff member of The Pilot and the Boston Catholic Directory (1980-2003). Sister Mary Ellen was buried in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge.

  • Gerard Boyle

    Gerard Boyle (July 26) in Woburn. Funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 1 at Saint Charles Borromeo Church Woburn for the husband of Barbara (Burnes) Boyle, Woburn; Gerard, Rockport; Carolyn Hollis, Gloucester; and Brian, Reading; and brother of the late Msgr. Robert J. Boyle. Mr. Boyle was buried in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

  • Sarah (Coyne) Connor

    Sarah (Coyne) Connor (July 24) in Weymouth. Funeral Mass celebrated July 27 at Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth for the mother of Father Sean M. Connor, Sacred Heart, Weymouth and Saint Thomas More, Braintree; James, Marshfield; Catherine Steele, Plymouth; and Erin, Hanover. Mrs. Connor was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

  • Roberta R. (Campbell) O'Connor

    Roberta R. (Campbell) O'Connor (July 21) in Quincy. Funeral Mass celebrated July 26 at Saint Mary Church, Quincy for the mother of Francis O'Connor, Pembroke (Assistant General Counsel, Archdiocese of Boston, Braintree); Karen Dilworth, Weymouth; and sister of Rita Deffler, N.J.; Robert, Woburn; and Kenneth, N.H. Mrs. O'Connor was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.