Former Springfield bishop being laid to rest
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Funeral arrangements are set for the former leader of the Roman Catholic diocese in western Massachusetts.
The Rev. Joseph Maguire’s body will lie in state at St. Michael the Archangel’s Cathedral in Springfield on Sunday, which will be followed by a prayer vigil.
A funeral Mass is scheduled to take place at the cathedral on Monday morning, followed by entombment at the cathedral’s mausoleum.
Maguire died Nov. 23 at age 95. He served as bishop of the Diocese of Springfield from 1977 until 1992.
Maguire was a Boston native and the son of a Boston police sergeant. He attended Boston College, where he played baseball and hockey, and entered the seminary upon graduation.