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October 9, 2014 - Statement of Cardinal Seán on the passing of the Most Reverend John P. Boles, D.D.

Bishop Boles 

Statement of Cardinal Seán on the passing of the Most Reverend John P. Boles, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Boston  
 
“It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of the Most Reverend John P. Boles, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Bishop Boles, who was a resident of Regina Cleri during retirement, passed away last night at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, where he has been receiving care during recent months.
 
Over the course of nearly sixty years of priesthood and twenty two years of service as a bishop, Bishop Boles was a beacon of warmth to all who met him as he showed pastoral care and concern for the Catholic faithful and the wider community.  He brought a sense of joy, kindness and fidelity to the Church that inspired us and provided an example for others to follow.
 
Please join me in praying for Bishop Boles as we give thanks to God for the blessing of his life and ministry. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Bishop Boles’ family and friends, his fellow bishops and priests, and all who mourn his passing.  May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace.”
 
-Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
 
Please send condolences to:
Clergy Health and Retirement Trust
Regina Cleri
60 William Cardinal O'Connell Way
Boston,  MA 02114
 
The following are the funeral arrangements for Most Reverend John P. Boles, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Boston, who passed to the Lord yesterday, October 9th. 
Lying in State:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 2-4pm at Regina Cleri, 60 William Cardinal O'Connell Way, Boston, MA 
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014  from 4-7pm  at St. Paul Church, Cambridge,  29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 
 
Mass of Christian Burial:
St. Paul, Cambridge Thursday, October 16, 2014  at 11am
 
May he rest in peace.