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REV. EDWARD J. MCLEAN

Lowell, Massachusetts

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McLean, Rev. Edward J. 88, of Rocky Hill, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Born in Lowell, MA, he graduated from Lowell High School and St. John's Seminary and was ordained on January 10, 1952. His body will lie in state on Friday, November 20th, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00...

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Missing you my dear friend! Love you from here. Bet you are hugging our Dear Jesus now!

Fr. Ed was a very humble and loving man, and a very dedicated priest and homilist. His life touched -- and changed -- many of us. I will always remember his 12 part series, The Journey from the Head to the Heart. As Fr. Ed always said, that distance is the longest 18 inches in the Universe! May his soul rest in peace, and may all who love him be comforted.

For some reason today Father McLean was weighing heavy on my heart. I figured he had maybe passed but knowing how young at heart he was I had to call and confirm. From the call I got confirmation that he in fact passed. I first met him at Assumption Church and then later saw him in Wethersfield. He was an amazing man, so helpful to me. While yet I am sad I know that heaven has gained another angel. I believe he is with my Gramma Pierce who passed 2 yrs ago June. My Gramma also liked him, as...

I am so sorry for your great loss!! I worked at the Catholic Bookstore in Hartford while in high school, as did two of my siblings, and my Mom would do by be for lunch time mass almost every day. He was one of the kindest, must sincere people I have ever met. My family adored him!! May the GOD of all peace continue to comfort and strengthen you all.

I am so saddened to hear of Fr. Ed"s passing. He was my very treasured friend and mentor.

He was my instructor in the faith when I converted from the Jewish faith to the Roman Catholic Church. He used to jokingly call me his Mary.He helped me to see God's very real presence in the painful life I had lead before the Lord intervened very dramatically to save me from suicide. My time with Fr. Ed was always filled with joy. He had such a heart filled with compassion but he also...

I just found out about Father Ed's passing. I was so blessed to have him in my life. He baptized me in 1956 and married me 1979. He was a friend of my mom and dad, Corinne & Don Scott from their days in high school. When I was a child Christmas wasn't over until we had a visit from him in Lowell. Then my mom would have us all kneel down to get our blessing from him. I was very blessed to share his tapes "From The Head To The Heart" with my church. Everyone in the group felt he...

I would like to thank Father McLean for making me a Catholic in 1966. Please convey my condolences to the family.

I met Father McLean in 1952 when I was a nurse at New Britain General Hospital and he was the Chaplain there. Through the years I admired his holiness, sense of humor and devout spiritualism toward the Catholic Church. He was a magnificent person who will be missed. June Walsh Donnelly, Westbrook, CT

Fr. Ed had such love and compassion for all of those that he met. He was a true model for all priests. We are so thankful to have known him.