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  • Obituary: Father John Toomey, priest and teacher

    For the second time in as many months, St. Joseph Parish, Medford gathered for the Funeral Mass of one of its priest sons. Father John M. Toomey, known among his friends as "Jack" died on Sept. 6 at Regina Cleri Residence in Boston's West End.

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  • Sister Louise (Avitus) Murray, CSJ

    Sister Louise (Avitus) Murray, CSJ (Sept. 19) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 24 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Patrick and Alice (Ford) Murray. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Joseph, Medford; Saint Mary, Lynn; Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Sacred Heart, Newton; Saint Ann, Marshfield; Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Brighton and as a member of the Council of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Sister Louise was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Nora (Patricia) OfConnell, SND

    Sister Nora (Patricia) OfConnell, SND (Sept. 20) in Worcester. Funeral Mass celebrated at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester for the daughter of the late Jerome and Nora (Coyne) OfConnell and sister of Sister Mary OfConnell, SND, Ipswich; Sister Anne OfConnell, SND, Worcester; Mary Guilfoy; Helen OfConnell; Elizabeth Collins; Charles and Daniel. During her religious life Sister served in congregational assignments of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Sister Nora was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester.

  • Leon H. Euvrard

    Leon H. Euvrard (Sept. 13) in Athol. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 19 at Our Lady Immaculate Church, Athol for the husband of Gloria (Forte) Euvrard; father of Father Scott Euvrard, Holy Family, Amesbury and Star of the Sea, Salisbury; Lynn Alio, Spain; Jeanne LaFleur, Peterborough, N.H.; Dawne, Orange; Craig, Peterborough, N.H.; Mark, Athol; and brother of Evelyn Kimbro, Springfield, Va.; Blanche Sheffield, Athol; Yvonne Bassett, Ashburnham; Peggy Lee Mullen, Wheelwright; Emile, Orange; Albert, Richard, Robert and Peter, all of Athol. Committal services were private.

  • Father Thomas E. Hayden, SMA

    Father Thomas E. Hayden, SMA (Aug. 31) in Tenafly, N.J. Funeral Mass celebrated Sept. 6 at SMA Fathers Chapel, Tenafly for the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Masterson) Hayden and brother of Joseph, Corinth, Texas and Elaine Farrand, Hillsborough, N.J. During 56 years of priestly ministry, the Winthrop native served in Liberia; Nigeria; Washington, D.C.; and N.J.