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BUCCIARELLI, Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Chestnut Hill, MA on February 24, 2016. Fr. Robert Bucciarelli, a Catholic priest in the Prelature of Opus Dei and resident of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on February 24, 2016. He suffered from Parkinson's Disease. He was a born on September 7, 1935 in New Canaan, Connecticut. He attended New Canaan High School and Harvard College, graduating in 1956. He earned a doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and was ordained a priest for the Prelature of Opus Dei on August 14, 1960. In his years of priestly ministry he served in, Chicago, Washington, New York, Rome, Italy, Milwaukee, Dublin, Ireland and Boston. He served as Vicar of Opus Dei for the United States from 1966 to 1976. From 1988-1992, he lived in Rome and worked with the Prelate at the Prelature's central offices. From 2003-2011 he lived in Dublin where he served as the Vicar of Opus Dei for Ireland. After his return to the U.S. in 2012 he lived in Chestnut Hill, providing spiritual direction to many lay people and priests in the Boston area, and preaching retreats at Arnold Hall Conference Center in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Fr. Bucciarelli is predeceased by his brother James, and survived by his brother Louis of Belmont, Massachusetts, and his sisters Diane (Cerreto) of Mansfield Center, Connecticut and Joan (Yim) of Seattle, Washington. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 774 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02467. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016 at St. Lawrence Church. www.bellodeafh.com
Published in The Boston Globe from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2016
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