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Remembering Father English

Rev. William J. English

Entered into Eternal Life October 27, 2021

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen."

Father English was a pastoral associate at Most Precious Blood Parish in the 1980s, during the pastorate of Bishop Riley. He also hosted our current pastor Father Joe Mazzone at Holy Trinity Parish in Quincy when Fr, Joe was still in seminary. He will ever be remembered as warm, funny, humble, devoted, a good friend and holy priest. His life of service to God and neighbor has truly left this world more joyful and beautiful than he found it. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Father English's funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Houghs Neck. He will also be waked there on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m., as well as Friday, Oct. 29 in Waltham. 

Message from Father James DiPerri, pastor of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflcited Parish, Waltham and longtime friend of Fr. English:

I ask that you pray for Fr. William English’s soul, as he peacefully passed away early this morning at my family home in South Boston. He was an extraordinary priest who faithfully served God for His people at several long-serving assignments, including as a Senior Priest, at Our Lady’s Waltham. He loved the people at each assignment.  Father English made pre-arrangements to have a wake here at Our Lady’s, and a wake and funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church (Holy Trinity Parish) in Quincy – where he served as pastor for twenty years.   According to his wishes, he will be buried in Quincy, next to my father, which is located in the parish Father English long served.  By the Grace of God, Father English will certainly pray for us and be greeted by his family in heaven, and the countless thousands of people whom he faithfully served as priest since 1960.  May Father English rejoice in the Kingdom God prepared for him, since the foundation of the world.  May the Blessed Virgin Mary help keep us focused in being faithful Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as we journey together on earth, following the One God: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- taken from www.olca.org

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