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Father William Haley Obituary
HALEY, Father William 83, of Boston, MA and formerly of Holliston, passed away Sat., May 14, 2011 at the Regina Cleri Residence in Boston. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Mary (Corkery) and Edward Haley. Ordained for 59 years, Father Haley, a graduate of Boston College High School, St. Clements Hall, and then to St. John's Seminary. He was ordained by Cardinal Cushing on January 10, 1952. His first parish assignment was at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Waterbury, Connecticut, then to St. Ambrose in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the United States Air Force as a chaplain and retired as a lieutenant colonel. When leaving the service, he became associate pastor at St. Catherine's in Norwood and remained there until his appointment to St. Mary's Church in Holliston for 30 years. One of nine children, he is survived by 1 sister; Marie Doherty of Hull and her children Mary Beth Tulio and her husband Ralph of Cohasset, and James Doherty and his wife Carol of Long Island, NY along with numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by 7 brothers; Edward, Joseph, Francis, Walter, Thomas, Robert and Paul. Visitation will be Monday, May 16, 2011 from 4-8 pm in saint Mary's Church of Holliston. Additional visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-4 at Regina Cleri Residence in Boston. A Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:00 am in Saint Mary's Church in Holliston followed by burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of HOLLISTON, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com In lieu of Flowers donation in his memory may be sent to Regina Cleri Residence, 60 William Cardinal O'Connell Way Boston, MA 02114 or to Saint Mary's Church 8 Church St., Holliston, MA 01746.

Published in The Boston Globe on May 15, 2011
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