Mass Held July 30 for University Trustee
Raymond Callahan, SJ

(7/28/97)--A funeral Mass was celebrated July 30 in St. Ignatius Church for University Trustees Executive Committee member Raymond J. Callahan, SJ, who died July 25 at the Nativity Preparatory Middle School in Roxbury, where he was president. Fr. Callahan was 59.

Many of Fr. Callahan's Jesuit colleagues and former students attended the service, as well as members and guests of the University community. Ignatius House Community Superior John P. Murray, SJ, was the principal celebrant, and University President William P. Leahy, SJ, served as a con-celebrant.

Fr. Callahan was appointed to the executive committee at the board of trustees' Sept. 15, 1995 meeting, after having served on the board as a trustee and trustee associate since 1983.

A native of Framingham, Fr. Callahan entered the Society of Jesus in 1959 and was ordained 10 years later. He earned degrees in philosophy and theology at Boston College, and also held degrees from Fairfield University and the Weston School of Theology.

Prior to his appointment at Nativity Prep in 1995, Fr. Callahan had been president of Loyola College in Wilmette, Ill. for six years. From 1973 to 1987, he was president of Boston College High School, where he had taught French from 1964-66.

He leaves his mother, Marie (Carroll) of Framingham; and his sisters, M. Joan Gilbert of Watertown, C. Jane of Mystic, Conn., Martha Flinter of Framingham, Moira Minnucci of Shrewsbury and Darragh Callahan-Johnson of Vicenza, Italy.

Fr. Callahan was buried in the Campion Center Jesuit Cemetery in Weston.

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