Msgr. Richard G. Cunningham
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Posted by: Katie Richards
Richard G. Cunningham, a priest of the archdiocese of Boston since his
ordination on February 2, 1957 died after a long struggle with cancer at the
Regina Cleri Residence, the home for senior priest of the Archdiocese of Boston on December
Msgr. Cunningham was born in Boston on November 3, 1930, and named Prelate of Honor by John Paul II on April 21, 1998. Msgr. Cunningham was a long time member of the Canon Law Society and served as President of the Board of Governors in 1986. He was the
recipient of the Role of Law Award in 1997.
Msgr. Cunningham is survived by three brothers and a sister.
The Funeral Mass will be held
Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 11am at
St. Paul Church, 502 Washington Street (MA Route 16),
Sean Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap. will be the Principal Celebrant
and Father Robert Congdon will be the Homilist.
Lying in State will be held
Friday, January 1, 2010 from 2-4pm at
Regina Cleri Residence,
60 William Cardinal O’Connell Way,
Boston MA 02114
Condolences would be best sent to Msgr. Cunninham's sister, Sr. Theresa Cunningham, SND
136 Nichols Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472-4147.
Please remember Msgr. Cunningham in your prayers and masses.