O'Connell, William

O'Connell, William (Henry)

(1859–1944) Catholic prelate; born in Lowell, Mass. Ordained in 1884, he was rector of the North American College in Rome (from 1895), bishop of Portland, Maine (1901–05), and a Vatican diplomat before becoming archbishop of Boston (1907); he was made a cardinal in 1911. Known for his extensive building program, he was a prominent presence and force in Greater Boston religious life throughout his long term as archbishop.
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Sam Grinter, Jac Goodall, and Paul Morrison teamed up for third spot and a time of 6:08.7 in the under 11 boys 3x600m final, and the team of Eammon O'Connell, William Scott, and Ewan Brandon posted 6:48.0.
Speakers include: Maria Harris, Gaynell Cronin, Jack Rathschmidt, John Shea, Eileen Anderson, Maria de la Cruz Aymes, Monica Brown, Eleanor Ann Brownell, Judith Dunlap, Kim Eyler Duty, Chris Nwaka Egbulem, Therese Wilson Favors, Bishop Howard Hubbard, Maureen Kelly, Marilyn Kielbasa, Bishop John McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Charlene O'Connell, Timothy O'Connell, William O'Malley, Carolyn Osiek, Mark Pacione, Robert Piercy, Edith Prendergast, Richard Reichert, and Dan Schutte.
MUNSTER: Payne/Staunton, Kelly, Mullins, Henderson, Horgan, O'Gara, Stringer, Horan, Blaney, Hayes, O'Callaghan, O'Connell, Williams (capt), Wallace, Foley.