Department of Massachusetts Chaplain’s Report

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Deceased Massachusetts Member’s Report

Burlington Detachment #123

  • Charles Casassa, 17July 1994
  • Angelo Orlandella, 22 November 1994
  • Daniel P. Silva, 18 September 2007
  • Bernie Pekala SR, 9 December 2007
  • Joseph B. Rice, 23 March 2008
  • Harry E. Enos, 4 April 2008
  • Conrad Gauthier, 11 September 2008
  • Perry Pollins, 11 December 2008
  • James Harrington, 28 June 2009
  • Frank Micciche, 4 August 2009
  • Louis A. Manni, 28 January 2010
  • Carl Patterson, 30 May 2010
  • Charles N Gilbert, 22 Dec 2010
  • Paul J. Keating, 4 November 2011
  • Theodore F. Szymanski, 11 November 2012
  • Denver Lowe, 27 January 2012
  • Richard Sullivan, 13 January 2014
  • Charles Knapp @ Woburn, 5 Feb 2014
  • William Langill @ Woburn, 2 May 2014
  • Leo Crowe, 20 September 2015
  • Anthony Buscemi, 15 July 2016
  • James J O'Brien, 23 March 2017
  • Foster Cummings, 14 April 2017
  • William Morrissey, 1 September 2017
  • Daniel Valee, 2 September 2017
  • George H. Sheldon, 11 December 2017
  • Robert J. Smith, 16 February 2018
  • Robert D. Gilligan, 11 March 2018
  • Richard E. Crowell, 24 August 2018
  • George D. Keller, 4 May 2019
  • Francis P. Driscoll, 1 June 2018
  • Paul O'Meara, 8 February 2019
  • Lawrence F. Rice, 7 July 2019
  • Norman R. Dobson, 27 November 2019
  • William Gochis, 4 September 2020
  • James J (JJ Murphy) SR, 26 Sept 2020
  • Kevin Mackenzie, 29 May 2021
  • James V Hanley, 11 August, 2021
  • Charles E Camirand, 14 October 2021
  • Richard F. Skinner, 14 January 2022
  • Kevin Kelliher, 20 March 2022

William R. Caddy Detachment #124

  • David T. Beakey, 6 June 2011
  • Mark X. Ahearn, 21 October 2012
  • John Austin, 8 July 2013
  • Dennis F. Flaherty, 27 January 2013
  • Richard B. Larner, 1 February 2013
  • William P. Draicchio, 1 September 2014
  • Trevor E. Davies, 14 April 2015
  • Anthony V. Digiacomo, 5 February 2017
  • John W. Gillis, 26 April 2017
  • Leo T. Cardarelli SR, 17 November 2018
  • Thomas R. Hayward, 7 July 2019
  • Michael J. Kimball, 10 July 2019
  • Wayne R. Gauthier, 14 Aug 2019
  • John Princiotto, 9 Dec 2019
  • Daniel M. Dewey, 3 Apr 2020
  • Americo "Rico" Speranzo, 28 May 2020
  • Lawrence M. Norton, 20 October 2020
  • John W. Mahoney, 2 December 2020
  • James R. Laskey, 16 March 2021
  • Charles R. Behenna, 11 April 2021
  • John K Buckley, 9 September 2021
  • Louis R DiVigilio, 26 September 2021
  • PNC James R Laskey, 16 March 2021

Cape Cod Detachment #125

  • John Nolan, 28 July 2014
  • Donald H. Grant, 31 May 2015
  • Donald J. Roycroft, 28 September 2015
  • Ralph Vena, 7 December 2016
  • Richard Hassett, 17 March 2017
  • Donald D. Brenner, 20 July 2017
  • Robert McCarthy, 2 April 2018
  • George F. Cobb, 21 February 2018
  • John Keeley, 2 March 2019
  • Bradford L. Hutchenrider, 12 May 2019
  • Joseph John Gentile, 3 December 2020
  • Mario "AL" Borgino, 6 July 2021
  • Philip Egan, 8 August 2021

Essex County Detachment #127

  • Rose Marie Garlin, 14 January 2014
  • John J. McGinty III, 17 January 2014
  • Thomas J. Coan, 20 April 2014
  • Howard E. Morong, 24 August 2014
  • Ronald R. Heaney, 4 September 2014
  • Wilfred J. Simard, 2 January 2015
  • Dana F. Leighton, 23 March 2015
  • Jeffrey Chandler, 23 September 2015
  • Clayton E. Gordon, 13 February 2016
  • Gerald E. "Gerry" Boutin, 16 April 2016
  • John A. Petronzio, 15 June 2016
  • William Freeman, 8 October 2016
  • William Ahearn, 2 February 2017
  • Anthony Munroe, 12 March 2017
  • William Bailey, 4 September 2017
  • William Mahoney, 27 September 2017
  • Leonard Sherry, 26 December 2017
  • William Vaillancourt, 18 January 2018
  • Robert Means, 20 January 2018
  • Ralph Stewart, 30 May 2018
  • Salvatore Mistretta, 15 July 2018
  • Bertram Russell JR, 17 December 2018
  • Joseph McCloskey, 27 December 2018
  • Norman Dobson, 27 Nov 2019

Capt. William Glynn Detachment #128

  • Robert O Hanley, 27 Feb 2020

Leo T. Fortier Detachment #130

  • Bouzianes Kostas, 4 June 2011
  • Peter Tsapatsaris, 11 February 2014
  • Forrest LeClair, 6 January 2016
  • George V. Gianis, 22 December 2016
  • Robert R. White ESQ, 18 December 2018
  • Robert A. Hunter 10 February 2019

Norfolk County Detachment #136

  • Anita M. Alence, 31 July 2013
  • Robert I. Stewart, 10 February 2014
  • Paul A. Vezina, 24 September 2014
  • Ronald Marshalsea, 1 March 2015
  • Thomas J.P. Collins, 5 July 2015
  • Charles P. Steiger Jr, 17 January 2017
  • Richard Talanian, Oct 27, 2019
  • Philip Cuff, Nov 22, 2019
  • Joseph Jacobs, Aug 4, 2021

Pittsfield Detachment #137

  • Edward Passetto, 10 May 2013
  • Robert Mackey, 12 September 2014

Pvt. Charles Schutt Detachment #139

  • Gerald L. Hickey, 14 April 2008
  • Robert F. Malcolm SR, 16 August 2010
  • William R. Flynn, 2 February 2011
  • George H. Flaherty, 16 July 2011
  • Charles A. Essenheimer, 27 December 2011
  • Forunato Felix, 1 March 2012
  • Gary J. Mackin, 8 August 2012
  • Louis R. Balboni, 12 January 2013
  • Donald F. LaPierre, 14 January 2013
  • John J. Carey, 2 March 2013
  • James E. Shea, 18 April 2013
  • John Cantwell, 27 April 2013
  • Joseph A. Parker JR, 27 April 2013
  • Anthony Inferrera, 10 May 2013
  • James J. Sears, 30 May 2013
  • Richard A. Weimer, 18 April 2013
  • Francis Daley, 4 October 2013
  • Mark J Landry, 29 Nov 2013
  • Eugene O'Meara, 23 January 2014
  • Ralph Ricci, 13 Mar 2014
  • Henry J. Mulhern, 12 April 2014
  • Richard J. O'Neil, 5 May 2014
  • Donald McAdam, 15 May 2014
  • Anthony Gullotti, 26 May 2014
  • Martin Martinos, 9 July 2014
  • Ed McDonnell, 6 January 2015
  • Joseph Tardiff, 31 May 2015
  • Joseph Forte, 10 December 2015
  • Benedict B. Letizi, 28 February 2016
  • Robert Whooley, 24 June 2016
  • Walter E. Ohnemus JR, 24 August 2016
  • Paul C Menton, 16 July 2017
  • Kevin Rooney, 22 October 2017
  • Joseph F. Shutt, 30 July 2018
  • Robert R. Wolseley, 1 April 2019
  • James J. McDevitt, 22 April 2019
  • Albert Anninciata 14 Sept 2019
  • David Paul Guido, 26 Jan 2020
  • David M. O'Connel, 31 March 2020
  • James V. Atkinson, 20 July 2020
  • Joseph M. Caterina, 15 October 2020
  • Richard Powers, 30 December 2020
  • Joseph Cavallaro, 10 April 2021
  • Edward Mahan, 15 May 2021

Ware Detachment #140

  • Joseph F. Murray, 27 August 2012
  • Gerald Jamilowski, 16 December 2012
  • Edmund Lizak, 13 February 2014
  • Lionel Guillette, 5 April 2014
  • Anicet Martins, 24 June 2014
  • Thomas Collett, 17 November 2014
  • Jean Salvucci, 4 March 2015
  • Robert W. Wilder, 29 November 2015
  • Raymond J. St. George, 14 February 2016
  • Bill Towlson, 8 May 2017
  • Robert R. Patrie, 12 March 2018
  • William C Chandler 23 Apr 2020

Westfield River Valley Detachment #141

  • Clifford S. Joseph, 9 February 2011
  • William W. Seguin, 19 February 2011
  • Joseph D. Tatro, 31 December 2011
  • William A. Daley, 3 February 2012
  • Lynn M. O'Neil, 1 April 2012
  • Vernon H. Morris, 11 November 2012
  • Joseph F. Wise, 27 November 2012
  • Frank G. Real, 29 December 2012
  • Isabel Paulson, 4 January 2013
  • William J. Fisher, 2 March 2013
  • Wilbur A. Greene, 5 March 2013
  • William F. Lacey III, 27 May 2013
  • Bernard J. Mandeville Jr, 20 June 2013
  • Richard F. Montagna, 11 September 2013
  • Harry Buritt Mulliken, 19 September 2013
  • John W. Ramsey JR, 13 December 2013
  • Joseph Gunner Knapik, 5 February 2014
  • William E. Dion, 20 February 2014
  • Lawrence W. Latour, 15 March 2014
  • Carroll V. Arnold, 15 June 2014
  • George V. Daley, 14 July 2014
  • Fred H. Scholpp, 23 May 2015
  • John J. Rhodes, 15 July 2015
  • Bruce K. Rodgers, 15 July 2015
  • Earl H. Cooley, 5 August 2015
  • Donald F. Liptak Sr, 26 September 2015
  • Waldo Rankin, 3 October 2015
  • Shirley B. Selp, 13 November 2015
  • Roger Butler, 16 November 2015
  • Robert W. Burler 16 November 2015
  • Wayne L. Fisher, 10 January 2016
  • Donald S. Dorrington, 22 June 2016
  • Robert D. Potito, 25 July 2016
  • Richard R. Croteau, 12 September 2016
  • Joseph F. Oleskiewicz, 20 November 2016
  • Paul L. Tessier, 21 November 2016
  • Joseph B. DeLeo, 15 December 2016
  • James E. Hibert, 5 May 2017
  • Ernestine Stowell, 20 July 2017
  • Joseph E. Snopek, 1 September 2017
  • Gary F. Janulewicz, 9 October 2017
  • Marianne C. Kenney, 17 October 2017
  • Ella R. Balchunas, 8 November 2017
  • Edward H. Jacot, 21 February 2018
  • James E. Graham, 3 May 2018
  • Ernestine Stowell, 20 July 2017
  • Morris D. Cave, 10 August 2018
  • Joseph Danek JR, 30 December 2018
  • Joseph W Hart, 28 May 2019
  • Alfonse M. Piela, 14 April 2020
  • William C. Chandler, 23 April 2020
  • John M. Knapik, 30 August 2020
  • Edwin A. Buckhout, 25 September 2020
  • Edwin Orwat, 18 August 2021
  • Peter J Pitionak, 31 August 2021
  • Mitchell S Kuzdzal, 10 March 2021
  • Donald F Withee, 6 June 2021
  • James J. Dowd, 21 November 2021
  • Allan J. Jourdain, 29 January 2022
  • Marcelle M. Daley, 4 April 2022

Woburn Leathernecks Detachment #143 (Closed)

  • Joseph A. Bragalone, 21 June 2009
  • Richard C Boutiette, 31 May 2012
  • Joseph Preckol, 18 June 2013
  • Charles F. Knapp, 5 February 2014
  • William H. Langill, 2 May 2014
  • Foster K. Cummings, 24 April 2017
  • Robert Johnson, 5 January 2017
  • George D. Keller, 14 May 2019

Worcester Detachment #144

  • William Shockley
  • Joseph Frechette, 22 November 2006
  • Edwin Symonowicz, 27 July 2008
  • David Pichette, 4 November 2008
  • Joe Szadziewicz 21 October 2009
  • Stanley J. Kusy, 29 January 2014
  • Joseph J. Borrelli, 15 August 2014
  • George M. Pape, 28 October 2014
  • Jonathain F. Swain, 15 December 2014
  • George Fox, 2015
  • Randall LaForte, 1 January 2015
  • Robert F. Carey, 19 January 2015
  • Terrance J. Ferraro, 7 March 2015
  • Frank A. Kusy, 15 March 2015
  • Stephan Bandilla, 1 August 2015
  • Peter Rondeau, 25 September 2016
  • Leonard I. Upgard, 19 October 2016
  • Thomas B. Esip, 10 November 2016
  • John Silvestri, 1 December 2016
  • Gabriel M. Simon, 21 April 2017
  • Richard D. Gates, 3 May 2017
  • Raymond Kary, 9 May 2017
  • Walter Landgren Sr, 4 July 2017
  • William E. Frish, 19 October 2017
  • Paul Mullaney, 1 November 2017
  • Ronald Samara, 23 December 2017
  • Keith A. Krewson, 9 April 2018
  • Paul W. Aubrey, 13 October 2018
  • Bernard P. Skamarycz, 9 January 2018
  • John R. Schuster 4 July 2019
  • Dennis Sullivan, 12 December 2019
  • Martin E. Fitzpatrick 19 Feb 2020
  • Paul R. Bottis Jr,3 July 2020
  • Robert C. Peters, 16 May 2021
  • Edwin W. Mickelson, 30 May 2021
  • Louis Divirgilio, 26 September 2021
  • Richard J. King, 13 October 2021
  • Edward Corrigan JR, 30 October 2021
  • Frank C. Bonin, 24 February 2021
  • Henry B. Rand, 6 January 2022
  • Robert LaFrance, 23 January 2022
  • Raymond G. Hurley, 31 January 2022
  • Francis J. Kosky JR, 1 March 2022
  • Peter M. Derry JR, 29 April 2022
  • Joseph J. Abdella, 17 June 2022

Kelly Sullivan Detachment #594 (Closed)

  • Virginia C. Hays, 26 October 2013
  • John Morrison, 21 June 2015

Oak Ridge Detachment #628

  • Louis F. Furlani, 30 November 1990
  • John B. Reino, 5 June 1991
  • Herman M. Podlenski Sr, 27 September 1992
  • Frank S Roche, 14 June 1993
  • John E. Clark Jr, 1 November 1998
  • William H. Macklin, 18 September 1994
  • Mary J. Kelleher
  • Anthony Krejmas, 3 January 1998
  • Carl A Peterson, 6 January 1998
  • Gilbert H. Stacy, 4 February 1998
  • Frank S Roche Jr, 2 May 1998
  • James B. (Gunny) McIntyre, 4 January 2000
  • Richard H. Cade, 19 March 2000
  • William J. Coyle, 21 September 2002
  • Vincent Manco
  • Joseph Foley
  • Sam Corey
  • Jack Neades
  • Elbert Haskins, 11 November 2005
  • Farrel Johnson, 16 April 2006
  • Harry "Ship" Hubert Jr, 1 August 2007
  • Thomas "TJ" Johnson, 4 September 2009
  • Kenny Fortin, 10 December 2009
  • Robert R Otto Sr, 10 March 2010
  • Gary (Bear) Wise 25 March 2010
  • George W Cowan Jr, 2 April 2012
  • Paul Tolan, 12 April 2012
  • Don McPhail,
  • Robert Craig Rogers, 15 June 2012
  • Farell Rick Sanborn, 28 June 2012
  • David D "Brooksie" Brooks, 5 October 2013
  • Robert Martineau, 24 October 2015
  • Dennis J. King, 13 December 2015
  • Raymond G Perry Jr, 6 February 2016
  • George N. Terault, 10 July 2016
  • Robert W. Bialecki, 2 September 2016
  • Walter Reid, 01 January 2017
  • Kimon Gregory, 24 February 2017
  • Ed Garland, 14 January 2018
  • Sherwood "Skip" Lenois, 2 June 2018

Captain J.J Harris Detachment #871 (Charter Revoked)

  • Captain Jennifer J Harris, 7 February 2007
  • John McCloskey, 28 June 2014

Blackstone Valley Detachment #911 (Closed)

  • Joseph P. Dean Sr, 24 October 2008
  • Gerald Skeean, 21 June 2018
  • Edward O'Toole, 15 September 2018
  • Ralph Pellechia (Unknown Date)
  • Joseph R. Goddard, 5 February 2018
  • Edyth B. Cinci, 2 June 2018
  • Richard D. Gore, 10 January 2021
  • Richard Gallant, 24 March 2021
  • Louis P. Naple, 4 April 2021

Cape & Islands Detachment #955 (Closed)

  • Andrew Kalinick, 21 July 2012
  • Paul B. Hoban, 27 August 2012
  • Sheldon J. Krasker, 3 January 2012
  • Herbert K. Askildsen, 4 November 2012
  • Robert D. Fennell, 22 May 2013
  • Eugene S. Cummings, 26 June 2013
  • George H. Henderson, 5, January 2013
  • Allen G. McCarter, 1 December 2013
  • Sumber Campbell, 14 January 2014
  • Merlyn Page, 13 November 2014
  • Bernard R. Beriau, 20 February 2014
  • Allen E. Welch, 21 February 2014
  • Louis Pritchett, 5 May 2014
  • Harry T. Powers, 22 April 2015
  • Francis A. Gilleo, 21 October 2016
  • William A. Stokes, 21 November 2016
  • Andrew Carnegie, 17 May 2017
  • Lawrence A. Good JR, 28 July 2017
  • Robert C. Wagner 25 October 2017
  • Edward J. Bresnahan, 11 June 2018
  • Donald K. Landroche, 7 May 2019
  • William Correiro, 25 May 2019
  • Eugene Oliver, 9 March 2020
  • Joseph P. McParland, 1 January 2022

Metro West Detachment #1037

  • William "Bill" Tupper Sr, 15 July 2012
  • John Garabedian, 12 August 2012
  • Darrel E. Hamlet, 12 June 2012
  • Walter M. Himebaugh, 23 June 2012
  • John H Wigglesworth, 28 November 2012
  • Ronald M. Hester, 17 December 2012
  • Stanton R. Kelley, 30 December 2012
  • Bruce Cameron, 15 January 2013
  • Edward J. Jolley, 6 October 2014
  • James J. Delaney II, 26 March 2016
  • Madeline B. Swain, 9 September 2016
  • James Gould, 27 January 2016
  • James J. Dolliver, 29 March 2017
  • William Walenski, 20 June 2017
  • Thomas J. Hudner JR, 13 November 2017
  • James Arena, 29 January 2017
  • Ronald Copponi, 1 January 2018
  • Joseph F. Conti JR, 6 November 2019
  • Christie Remberty, 30 Dec 2019
  • Peter Ivers, 8 Jan 2020
  • George Vouros, 26 Mar 2020
  • James McDevitt, Roxbury VA
  • Paul Parker, 10 May 2020
  • William Costello, 11 May 2020
  • John Crisafulli, 16 July 2020
  • Walter J Walsh, 8 April 2020
  • Michael T. O'Rourke, 9 March 2021

North Central Detachment #1076

  • George "Doc" Fregeau, 12 November 2013
  • Robert E. Laramie, 18 June 2020

South Central Detachment #1094

  • Raymond R. Lebel, 8 August 2007
  • Laurent E. McDonald, 14 November 2010
  • Kenneth A. Julien, 29 December 2011
  • William L. Welch, 5 January 2012
  • Robert A. Delong, 9 May 2012
  • Michael L. Giacobbi, 4 January 2013
  • Charles E. Thomas Jr, 7 December 2013
  • Waldo Cummings, 10 October 2014
  • Matthew C. Benvenuti, 9 July 2017
  • Henry J LeTourneau, 6 January 2018
  • Charles W. Chaplin 26 January 2018
  • Donald Anghm, 24 Feb 2019
  • George Bentley, 23 July 2019
  • Norman F. Sampson, 29 March 2020
  • William Simpson 20 July 2020
  • Alan R Turmelle, 11 August 2021
  • James Forbes, 24 January 2022
  • Edward G. Anderson, 26 March 2022

1stLt. Brian M. McPhillips Detachment #1115

  • William Bremer
  • Richard A. Beaulieu, 26 October 2006
  • Richard H. Breen Sr, 25 June 2008
  • Robert N. Creedon, 22, January 2011
  • Frederick Flammini, 26 February 2013
  • Ernerst R. Camara, 30 July 2013
  • Anthony J. Zarella, 17 September 2014
  • Robert E. Weldon, 26 September 2014
  • Joseph W. Wilbur, 7 March 2016
  • Leonard Robert Sohmer, 3 Oct 2016
  • Robert A. Wood Sr, 12 June 2017
  • John "Jack" Hines, 31 December 2018
  • Daniel P. Sullivan, 11 Sept 2019
  • Robert P. "Bob" Pearson, 13 November 2020
  • Ralph Potter, 18 November 2021

Pequoig Detachment #1168

  • Bill Hamilton, March 2007
  • Bob Carey, March 2007
  • James Dike, December 2007
  • James Lockhead, December 2009
  • Earl Lucas, December 2009
  • Reggie Boutot, June 2010
  • Fred Elliot, February 2014
  • Paul Consentino, October 2014
  • William L. Bacigalupo Jr, 4 April 2015
  • Burnett B Cummings Jr, 11 April 2015
  • George A Terrien Sr, 2 May 2015
  • Val Godin, July 2015
  • Ray Blake, August 2015
  • Cliff Adams, February 2016
  • Elwin W. Bacon, 7 June 2017
  • Marty J. Tessier, 24 September 2018
  • Henry L. Doody, 7 May 2019
  • Richard Camara Jr, 30 May 2020
  • Richard Chase, 3 July 2020
  • Richard Crearr, 18 May 2021

L/Cpl. John J. Van Gyzen Detachment #1285

  • James H. Sullivan, 6 November 2012
  • Peter D McCaffrey, 1 January 2013
  • Alvin G. Souza, 28 April 2013
  • Raymond A. Morrisette, 16 January 2014
  • George Rebello, 17 February 2014
  • Ronald R. Harvey, 18 January 2015
  • Antone R. Tarvis, 19 February 2015
  • Donald Goetz, 28 June 2015
  • Raymond V. Medeiros, 19 August 2015
  • Barbara Wallace, 15 September 2015
  • Alfred D. Mello, 9 October 2015
  • Richard W. Wallace, 13 December 2015
  • Irving Morley Jr, 7 April 2016
  • Edmond Travassos, 11 July 2016
  • Philip LaVigne, 17 June 2017
  • David L. Phillips, 5 January 2017
  • Roger E. Oullette, 23 January 2017
  • William R. Correiro, 25 May 2019
  • Richard Bleau, 28 October 2019
  • Eugene R. Oliver, 9 March 2020
  • Richard C. Camara JR, 30 May 2020
  • Bruce Carrolton, 10 July 2020
  • Ronald G. Catabia, 12 December 2020
  • Ernest Foisy, 28 December 2020
  • Richard G. Cheney, 7 January 2021
  • John R. Matthews, 13 January 2021
  • Dean E. Schaeffer, 18 April 2021
  • Frank E. Foster, 9 February 2022
  • George D. Devine, 16 February 2022
  • Paul J. Capone, 19 April 2022

Honorable Few Detachment #1302

  • Victor Baez, 24 October 2019

Plymouth County Detachment #1306

  • Robert W. Barrus, 18 April 2013
  • Ronald A. Everett, 1 February 2018
  • David M O’Connel, 31 Mar 2020
  • Brent Spurgin, 8 January 2021



Greater New Bedford Detachment #1399

  • Matthew C. Goulet, 29 December 2015
  • Thomas M. St Pierre, 9 Dec 2019
  • Albert W. Richards JR, 29 July 2020
  • Roland W. Gendron, 28 November 2021
  • John Carvalho, 07 May2022

PNC James Laskey Detachment #1433

  • William J. Simpson JR, 20 July 2020