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MSGR. EDWARD HORAN; WAS PASTOR OF SEVERAL CHURCHES: Boston Globe [Boston, Mass] 03 Feb 1986: 47.

Monsignor Edward G. Horan, retired pastor of St. Theresa's Church in Watertown, St. Paul's Church in Wellesley and St. James Church in Boston, died early yesterday in Winchester Hospital.

A longtime resident of Regina Cleri in Boston, a priests' retirement home, he was 81.

Bishop Lawrence J. Riley, auxiliary bishop of Boston, will be principal celebrant of a concelebrated Mass for Msgr. Horan on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Boston.

Rev. Thomas Oates, Archdiocesan personnel director and a former parishioner of Msgr. Horan in St. Lawrence Church, Brookline, will deliver the homily.

Born in Boston, Msgr. Horan was ordained by Cardinal William O'Connell in Holy Cross Cathedral in 1932 after he earned a bachelor's degree at St. John's Seminary.

After a brief assignment at Sacred Heart in Watertown, he became chaplain at Assumption Academy in Wellesley and later became an associate at Immaculate Conception Church in Marlborough.

He was transferred to Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston, where he was named administrator in 1943.

Later he went to St. Joseph's Church in Medford before being named by Cardinal Richard J. Cushing as pastor at St. James Church in Boston's Chinatown.

In 1954 he became pastor at St. Paul's Church in Wellesley, and in 1957 he was named pastor at St. John's Church in North Cambridge. He became a monsignor in 1959.

He retired as pastor from St. Theresa's Church in Watertown in 1973 and moved to Regina Cleri.

His body will lie in state in the chapel at Regina Cleri today from 7-9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

He leaves a brother, Joseph Horan of South Boston; and a sister, Margaret Barwick of San Antonio, Fla.

Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan.
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