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PhotoRev. John Ronaghan, Administrator

Originally from St. Margaret’s Parish in Dorchester. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1980. Following assignments at St. Edward’s Parish, Brockton, St. Timothy’s Parish in Norwood, St. Mark’s in Dorchester and Chaplain at Carney Hospital, he was appointed Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Melrose (1992-2004) and Pastor of St. Ann’s Parish in Quincy (2004-2014).

Fr. Ronaghan was also the Founder and Director of the Irish Pastoral Center and is presently a member of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.

Phone: 781-963-4141

Photo of Deacon EamesDeacon James Eames
Deacon Eames was born in Whitman, raised in Hyde Park and Mattapan, and graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1949. He served in the Air Force in the Korean War, spending two and a half years in Japan. In 1956 he met and in 1958 married, Rosemarie Gauss. They have two children, Lauren and Jimmy, and three grandchildren.

In 1981 Deacon Eames was accepted into the Permanent Diaconate Program and was ordained by Cardinal Law in May, 1986. The first four years after ordination he divided ministering to the homeless on the South Shore and ministering Sacramentally to the people of St. Mary Parish.

Deacon Jim has spread his ministering over the years between helping the general population of St. Mary as well as leading the way for the Saint Vincent de Paul program. Recently, he became officially retired by the Archdiocese; however, he has continued to remain active with Saint Vincent de Paul at St. Mary.

Phone: 781-963-4141

Photo of JudyJudy Concannon, Administrative Assistant
Judy was born in Boston and grew up in Jamaica Plain. She attended high school at Holy Cross Academy in Brookline, MA. After graduating in 1960 she went on to receive her Associates Degree as an Executive Secretary from Fisher Junior College, graduating in 1962. Following graduation she worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. in Dedham MA as an Executive Secretary. In 1964 she married Frank Concannon and together they raised three children.

After taking time off to raise a family, Judy decided to return to secretarial work on a part-time basis. This became a reality in 1981 when becoming part-time Secretary for the Religious Education Program at St. Mary’s. Several years later Judy became full-time Administrative Assistant.

E-mail: ; Phone: 781-963-4141

Photo of PattyPatty O'Connor, Director of Religious Education
Patty grew up in Randolph, attending St. Mary's Parish School and Randolph High School. She is a 1977 graduate of Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor concentration in psychology. She received her Masters Degree in 2007 through the Master of Arts in Ministry program at St. John’s Seminary. In addition, she has completed a year long study in Youth Ministry in 1980 through the Master Teachers Program sponsored by the Archdiocese. and has completed a two year study in prayer through the Companions in Prayer program sponsored by Loyola Press in Chicago from 2007-2009.

Patty taught first grade in St. Mary School from 1977 until 1980, at which time she became the Director of Religious Education. Patty lives in Randolph with her husband, Bob O'Connor, and her two daughters, Caitlin and Meghan O'Connor.

E-mail: ; Phone: 781-961-5009

Photo of PattyJulie Pantazelos, Religious Education
Julie Pantazelos has been a member of St. Mary Parish for 34 years. She worked for the government for several years and came to work in St. Mary's Religious Education Office in 1993, a ministry she refers to as "spiritually and mentally fulfilling." She is the mother of four sons and grandmother of seven. Both her children and grandchildren have celebrated many sacraments at St. Mary's, the church her sons still consider "home."

Phone: 781-961-5009

Photo of BobRobert O'Connor, Cemetery Executive Director
Bob O'Connor is a lifelong resident of Randolph and parishioner at St. Mary's Parish who attended St. Mary's Elementary School and Randolph High School. He began working for the parish in 1981 and was appointed Executive Director of St. Mary Cemetery in 1985. He is a member of the Catholic Cemetery Conference and a member and former board member of the New England Cemetery Association. He is also a member, former board member, and Past President of the Massachusetts Cemetery Association. Bob has earned the title of Certified Cemetery Executive from the New England Cemetery Association. As a licensed Construction Supervisor and license Boiler Operator, Bob oversees the parish facilities. He lives in Randolph with his wife, Patricia, and their two daughters, Caitlin and Meghan.

E-mail: ; Phone: 781-961-9323

Photo of JoeJoe Sheehan, Business Manager
Before coming to St. Mary Parish as a Business Manager, Joe & his wife Marie owned a home health care business for 38 years. Joe & Marie have been married for over 40 years and have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Currently, Joe is the Business Manager for the Parish, Cemetery & the St. Mary Chapter of St. Vincent de Paul.

E-mail: ; Phone: 781-963-4141

Photo of FeliciaFelicia Kopleman-Hayes, Director of Music Ministry
Felicia has been playing organ, piano and singing at St. Mary Parish since 1978. Felicia holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University. She comes from a strong family background of music. Felicia’s mother plays the violin, her father is a professional singer, and her sister plays several instruments professionally.

Phone: 781-963-4141

Helen Tolland
Helen was born in South Boston and raised & educated in Dedham. She attended and graduated from the Chandler Secretarial School. Married to Leo, they had 7 children while living in Randolph for over 45 years. At St. Mary Parish, Helen wears many hats - supporting the Administrative Secretary as well as the Business Manager. In addition to her ministry at St. Mary, Helen volunteers at the Turner Free Library and the St. Mary Senior Council.

Eileen Naughton, Housekeeper
Eileen was born and grew up in Tipperary, Ireland. Upon graduation from school and before coming to the United States at the age of 17, she worked for a Veterinary Surgeon. Upon arriving in America, Eileen became an employee of Adage Electronic Company in Boston until her marriage to her husband, Michael Naughton. Together, they have raised three children. Eileen and Michael moved to Randolph in 1971 where they still reside. Eileen worked as a housekeeper/cook at St. Mary Convent until it closed. Since 1992, she has been the housekeeper at St. Mary Rectory.


Saint Mary Catholic Church • 211 North Main Street • Randolph, MA 02368 [ Map ]