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Former Theology professor and SON Chaplain Edward Callahan, SJ, dies

(5-18-2000)A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Chapel for Rev. Edward R. "Ned" Callahan, SJ, a longtime member of the Boston College Theology Department and chaplain to the School of Nursing who died on May 16 at the Campion Health Center in Weston. He was 80.

Visiting hours will be held in St. Mary's Hall on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A native of Boston, Fr. Callahan entered the Jesuit order in 1937, and was ordained to the priesthood by then Archbishop Richard Cushing in 1949. He received a doctorate from Gregorian University in Rome in 1953 and taught at the Jesuit Seminary in Weston until 1966, when he joined the Theology Department at Boston College. He retired from teaching in 1990.

Described by many as a friendly, learned and pastoral man, Fr. Callahan also took on the duties of chaplain to the School of Nursing in 1970. Over the next 25 years, hundreds of nursing students found him to be a patient listener and gracious priest.

Fr. Callahan will be buried at the Jesuit Cemetery in Weston.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Campion Center, 319 Concord Road, Weston, Mass. 02493-1398.

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