William M O'Brien

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William M O'Brien - Died Suddenly of Pneumonia Pneumonia This...
Died Suddenly of Pneumonia Pneumonia This Morning. WAS VISITING AT ST. MICHAEL'S PAROCHIAL KESIOBNCB, For Twelve Tears Was a Beloved Curate in Lowell. It is with groat sadness that the of tlic city hoard this morning of the of Key. William M, O'Brien of Winchester, Winchester, at the parochial residence o£ St. Michael's church. lie came to this city night before tuul was striken with that dread disease, pneumonia. Few people in the city knew that Rev. Fr. Win. M. O'Brien was in the oity; even many of the clergymen did not k n o w of his ·which occurred at 0 o'clock, u n t i l The deceased clergyman was for twelve years a heloved curate at Mt. Patrick's church ofllciating as second curate, with his cousin, Rev. W i l l i a m O'Brien, St. Michael's church, first curato. He carne lo this city in 1870, and after years of service ho was appointed pastor St. Mary's church in Winchester. Ho had been in failing health for past few years, and last summer was obliged f,o take a trip to Ireland for health. Upon returning he again went Ills charge at Winchester and for a his health improved. Ho came here Thursday night to visit his cousin, Rev. William O'Brien, and was then stricken with fatal illness. Rev. Vt. O' Brten was 42 years of. Kev. Fr. O'Brien was born in Nenagh, County of Tipuerary, Ireland, He was son of Michael and Bridget O' Brien. mother's maiden name was Gleason, a relative to Fr. Gleason of St. Patrick's church. Preparatory studies were taken nt Killaloa Dtocesean seminary in County Clare. When the young theological theological s t u d e n t finished bis studies went to St. Patrick's Ecclesiastical seminary at Thulles, County Tipperary, to complete his preparation for the priesthood. priesthood. Ue was 24 years of age, when, on Pentecost Sunday, J u n e '29, 1870, he was ordained to the priesthood and In August of same year he received his appointment auiatc at St.Patriek's church,Lowell. was In August, 1870, and he continued labors hero until June, 188S. Then Archbishop Willliams made him pastor of Mary's church, Winchester. Was Beloved by All. The deceased clergyman will he sincerely mourned all over the city. "Little Father William" «as the endearing term of his friends, for thus they distinguished him from his c o u s i n , t h e pastor of church.He used to move in and out the people of St. 1'atiick's parish; a word and a firm,cordial hand grasp for The young men of the parish loved a brother,~for he took an interest in and k n e w so well how to counsel the right paths. W h e n he l o f t to become a Winchester the logrot of the people was but they magnanimously cherished his and hade him Godspeed in his broader field of duty. Ho was beloved in his own parish, to the people there the shook of his w i l l he widely felt. The Catholic of this city,and hundreds of Rev. friends, who were of different religious belief, seriously m o u r n the calling his life work of a beloved father and pastor. Up till noon no arrangements in regard to services ami burial had been given

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  1. The Lowell Sun,
  2. 25 Nov 1893, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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