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  • Obituary: Father John Fallon, former VA chaplain

    Father John F.X. Fallon a Jamaica Plain native died at Tippett Home in Needham on Nov. 5. The only child of the late James and Mary (Kelly) Fallon, he was born in Boston on March 25, 1932 and raised in Jamaica Plain. He attended the parish elementary school at Blessed Sacrament and then Boston College High School, when it was still located in the South End of the city.

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  • Father Lawrence J. O'Toole, SJ

    Father Lawrence J. O'Toole, SJ (Dec. 3) in Weston. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 9 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Weston for the son of the late Austin and Corinne (Jerome) O'Toole and brother of Austin, Scituate, R.I.; and Jerome, Summerville, So. Car. During 58 years of priestly ministry in the Jesuits, he served in various assignments of the Jesuit Northeast Province; and locally at Boston College High, Boston. Father O'Toole was buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, Weston.

  • Sister Eileen (Hilda) Colbert, CSJ

    Sister Eileen (Hilda) Colbert, CSJ (Dec. 4) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 12 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Cullen) Colbert and sister of William, Colbert. During 74 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Mount Saint Joseph, Brighton; Saint Stephen, Framingham; Immaculate Conception, Revere; Saint Columbkille, Brighton; Sacred Heart, Roslindale; Saint Francis of Assisi, Braintree Saint Joseph, Medford; and Saint Ann, Somerville. Sister Eileen was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Catherine (Ethenia) O'Neill, CSJ

    Sister Catherine (Ethenia) O'Neill, CSJ (Nov. 30) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 9 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Patrick and Maria (Finnegan) O'Neill. During 75 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint Rita, Boston (South End); Saint Columbkille, Brighton; Fontbonne Academy, Milton; Cathedral High, Boston; Mount Saint Joseph, Brighton; Saint Joseph Scholasticate, Framingham; Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph and Bethany Health Care, Framingham. Sister Catherine was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Joseph DeFazio

    Joseph DeFazio (Dec. 2) in Waltham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 6 at Sacred Heart (Italian) Church, Waltham for the husband of Sarah (Montesanti) DeFazio; and father of Father Peter F. DeFazio, Saint Stephen, Framingham; Alba Binney; Tina; Lisa and Frank; and brother of Dominic. Mr. DeFazio was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

  • Anastasia (Drummey) Scollans

    Anastasia (Drummey) Scollans (Nov. 26) in Scituate. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 2 at Saint Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate for the mother of Mark, Wash.; Carol Colarusso, N.H.; and David, Scituate; and widow of Deacon James F. Scollans. Mrs. Scollans was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Scituate.

  • Mary E. Smith

    Mary E. Smith (Dec. 2) in Winchester. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 7 at Saint Mary Church, Winchester for the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (McMorrow) Smith and sister of Frank, Salem, N.H.; Jeanne, Winchester; and the late Father William Smith. Ms. Smith was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.

  • Father Eugene A. DelConte, OSA

    Father Eugene A. DelConte, OSA (Nov. 20) in Villanova, Penn. Funeral Mass celebrated at Nov. 22 at Saint Rita of Cascia Shrine, Philadelphia, Penn. for the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Baratta) DelConte. During 62 years of priestly ministry, he served in various assignments of the Augustinian Friars in Washington, D.C.; N.Y.; Penn.; Wisc.; and locally at Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish and Holy Rosary (Italian) Parish, both in Lawrence. Father DelConte was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Penn.

  • Father Edward M. Williams, OMI

    Father Edward M. Williams, OMI (Nov. 23) in Tewksbury. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 2 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence Chapel, Tewksbury for the son of the late Edward and Mary (Conroy) Williams; and brother of Margaret Amigo and Theresa O'Brien, both of Billerica; and Marie Traywick and Ann Macarich, both of Chelmsford and Daniel, Chester, N.J. During 59 years of priestly ministry, he served in assignments of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Japan; The Philippines; and Washington, D.C. Father Williams was buried in the Oblate Cemetery, Tewksbury.

  • Sister Juliette (Marie Louise du Rosaire) Collignon, SSA

    Sister Juliette (Marie Louise du Rosaire) Collignon, SSA (Nov. 27) in Marlborough. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 30 at Saint Anne Convent Chapel, Marlborough for the daughter of the late Gaston and Rosa (Casse) Collignon. During 68 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Quebec; R.I.; Mass.; and locally at Saint Anne Convent, Marlborough. Sister Juliette was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.

  • Sister Marie de Sales (Phyllis) Dinneen, CSJ

    Sister Marie de Sales (Phyllis) Dinneen, CSJ (Nov. 24) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 1 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Wagner) Dinneen. During 65 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood; Fontbonne, Milton; Regis College, Weston; and Saint Joseph Hall, Framingham. Sister Marie de Sales was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Natick.

  • Sister Marguerite (Mary Catherine) Gannon, SNDdeN

    Sister Marguerite (Mary Catherine) Gannon, SNDdeN (Nov. 20) in Ipswich. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 28 at Our Lady Queen Chapel, Ipswich for the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Flynn) Gannon. During 78 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Ala.; and locally at Saint Charles Borromeo, Woburn; Saint Mary, Boston (North End); Our Lady Star of the Sea, Marblehead; Saint Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge; Saint Thomas the Apostle, Salem; and Notre Dame Academy, Tyngsborough. Sister Marguerite was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ipswich.

  • Sister Monice (Madeline) McManus, CSJ

    Sister Monice (Madeline) McManus, CSJ (Nov. 20) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 28 at Saint Joseph Chapel, Milton for the daughter of the late John and Mary (Netherton) McManus. During 76 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint John, Boston (North End); Gate of Heaven, South Boston; Saint James, Haverhill; Saint Lazarus, East Boston; Saint Mary of the Assumption, Brookline; Saint Pius Fifth and Saint Joseph, both in Lynn; and Saint Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury. Sister Monice was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • James E. McCarthy

    James E. McCarthy (Nov. 24) in Burlington. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 28 at Saint Charles Borromeo, Woburn for the son of the late John and Helen (McGarr) McCarthy, and brother of Sister Helen McCarthy, OP, Watertown and John, Ocean Springs, Miss. Mr. McCarthy was buried in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

  • Mary (Donovan) MacDonald

    Mary (Donovan) MacDonald (Nov. 28) in Braintree. Funeral Mass celebrated Dec. 1 at Saint Clare Church, Braintree for the widow of Deacon Joseph P. MacDonald; and mother of Joseph, Rehoboth; Marie Brickhouse, Braintree; Paul, Plymouth; David, Chelmsford; Kathleen Farelli, Stoneham; and Joanna Clancy, Hingham. Mrs. MacDonald was buried in Braintree Cemetery, Braintree.

  • Father Richard F. Ahearn

    Father Richard F. Ahearn (Nov. 19) in Cambridge. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 23 at Holy Ghost Church, Whitman for the son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Dunn) Ahearn; and brother of Irene West, Whitman; and Marion Feeney, East Bridgewater. Ordained in 1960, he served in several parish assignments and in the Saint James Society. Father Ahearn was buried in Saint James Cemetery, Whitman. [Ed. -- Father Ahearn's obituary will be in the Dec. 2, 2016 of The Pilot.]

  • Sister Doroma (Gertrude) O'Connor, CSJ

    Sister Doroma (Gertrude) O'Connor, CSJ (Nov. 19) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 23 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Framingham for the daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget (Fitzpatrick) O'Connor. During 79 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments at Saint Mary, Charlestown; Saint Rita, Boston (South End); Saint Joseph, Malden; Saint Benedict, Somerville; Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea; Immaculate Conception, Everett; Saint Agatha, Milton; Gate of Heaven, South Boston; and Saint Catherine of Siena, Norwood. Sister Doroma was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Framingham.

  • John F. Buckley

    John F. Buckley (Oct. 28) in Bristol, R.I. Funeral celebrated Nov. 1 for the father of Carol, Warwick, R.I.; and brother of Ruth Morin, Millinocket, Maine. Mr. Buckley was for many years the cartoonist of The Pilot. He was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

  • John F. Conroy

    John F. Conroy (Nov. 16) in Woburn. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 22 at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Cambridge for the husband of Barbara (Dooley) Conroy; and father of Sean and Brian, both of Cambridge and Kevin, Wakefield; and brother of Mary Hogan, Lexington; Ann Wasko, Texas, and the late Father Philip Conroy. Committal was private.

  • Mary H. (Cordeau) Magnell

    Mary H. (Cordeau) Magnell (Nov. 16) in Beverly. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 18 at Saint William Church, Tewksbury for the sister of Deacon Richard Cordeau, Lynn; and Joseph Cordeau; Gladys Nicotera; Catherine Vilar; and Dorothy McEachern. Mrs. Magnell was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

  • Mary (O'Neil) Mahoney

    Mary (O'Neil) Mahoney (Nov. 17) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 21 at Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church, Newton for the mother of Father Thomas Mahoney, Saint Joseph and Saint Luke, Belmont; John; James; Mary Cohn; Jane Ochs; Stephen, Daniel, and Catherine; and sister of James O'Neil, Elinor Bowers; and Jeanne Bowers. Mrs. Mahoney was also a writer for the Pilot. Mrs. Mahoney was buried in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

  • Robert P. Pugsley

    Robert P. Pugsley (Nov. 20) in Milton. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 26 at Saint Agatha Church for the father of Robert, Quincy; Christian, Milton; and Elizabeth Forrest, Arlington; and brother of John, Scituate; Richard, Dorchester; Dorothy Miller, Abington, and the late Deacon Stanley Pugsley. Committal was private.

  • Father Roger J. Lamoureux, OMI

    Father Roger J. Lamoureux, OMI (Nov. 14) in Tewksbury. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 18 at Saint Mary Church, Willimantic, Conn. for the son of the late Emile and Marie Ange (Landry) Lamoureux. During 57 years of priestly ministry, Father served in various assignments of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Washington, DC; Conn.; Maine; N.H.; and locally at Oblate Scholasticate, Natick; and Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence, Tewksbury. Father Lamoureux was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.

  • Deacon Stanley G. Pugsley

    Deacon Stanley G. Pugsley '76 (Nov. 14) in Braintree. Funeral Mass celebrated at Saint Margaret Church, Dorchester for the father of Stanley, Penn.; Gerard and Catherine, both of Braintree; and brother of Robert, Milton; John, Scituate; Richard, Dorchester; and Dorothy Miller, Abington. During his diaconal ministry he served at Saint William, Dorchester. Deacon Pugsley was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

  • Sister Irene Hache, RCE

    Sister Irene Hache, RCE (Nov. 3) in Framingham. Funeral Mass celebrated Nov. 7 at Holy Family Chapel, Saint Patrick Manor, Framingham for the daughter of the late Alphe and Alvina (Boudreau) Hache, and sister of the late Sister Yvonne Hache. RCE. During 80 years of religious life, Sister served in congregational assignments in Dahomey; and locally at Marycliff Academy, Winchester; Saint Jeanne d'Arc Academy, Milton, and Newton Country Day School of the Scared Heart, Newton. Sister Irene was buried in Saint Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.