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Can you name any of the people?
That could be the body of Monsignor Donahue of St. Francis Chruch.

Can you name the location?
St. Francis Church, North Adams.

Comments...
I think this is the funeral of Monsignor Donahue, the longtime Pastor. I believe he died in the very late 1960s, or early 1970s. He was one of the great priests in North Admams from the 1950s to the 70s.


What was the Year?
1955

What was the Season?
spring

Can you name the location?
St.Francis Church

Comments...
This is the Funeral Mass for Monsignor Dr.Edward Dunphy April 6,1955. This is NOT the Funeral of Msgr. Donahue.At his Funeral in Dec.1967 there was the alter turned to face the people


Can you name the location?
St Francis Church, North Adams

Comments...
Definitely Father Dunphy's funeral. HE was the greatest, and I had the honor of serving his Masses in the 40s and 50s.


Can you name any of the people?
The funeral of Father Dunphy not Msr. Donahue

Can you name the location?
St Francis Church


What was the Year?
1955

Can you name the location?
St. Francis

Comments...
Yes this is definately in the 1950s...it is most definately Pre-Vatican II. Women are still wearing hats, the altar is not facing the congregation and it looks likr the preists are still wearing black vestments


Comments...
I too had the great honor of serving as an alterboy for Fr. Dunphy in the 40s. No matter what time it was in early morning, winter or summer, he was always there with his warm greetings. Now this was a priest to look up to.


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When I was a young girl, once in awhile, I attended services with a girlfriend, a few months ago, I attended a funeral at St. Francis and was heart broken to see how shabby it had become. It was a magnificent church in the 50's.


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