Fr. Robert F. Nee O.F.M.

Fr. Robert F. Nee O.F.M., formerly of Saint Anthony Shrine, Boston, died in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, Wednesday January 19, 2011. He was 76 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in South Boston, he was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, Class of 1952. Fr. Nee entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1955 and was ordained a priest in 1962. He was missionary in Brazil for fourteen years and hospital chaplain for eight years. Fr. Nee served at St. Francis House, when he lived at Saint Anthony Shrine, Boston. He also served as Pastor of St. Catherine’s Church, Ringwood, NJ; associate Pastor at St. Francis Church, NYC; Pastor at St. George Church, Jeffersonville, NY; and associate at St. Anthony Shrine. He retired to Marian Manor, South Boston in 2002.

Beloved son of the late Coleman F. and Irene F. (Conroy) Nee. Brother of Richard J. Nee of Honolulu, HI, Sr. Judith Nee SND of Stoneham, Edward M. Nee of Morlaix, France, David M. and his wife Joan Nee of Fairfield, CT and Patricia M. and her husband Mark Curran of Harrison, ME. Devoted uncle of Monica Churchill and her husband John of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Christopher C. Nee and his wife Becky O’Brien of Chevy Chase, MD, Jonathan J. Nee of Silver Spring, MD and Colleen Curran of Brighton. Great uncle of Riley R., Brady F. and Connor J. Nee of Chevy Chase, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at Saint Anthony Shrine, 2nd Floor Chapel, 100 Arch Street, Boston, Tuesday January 25 at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours at the Shrine Monday 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with a Wake Service at 7:00 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.