Rev. Thomas J. Naughton

Naughton, Rev. ThomasRev. Thomas J. Naughton, a retired priest for the Archdiocese of Boston, died at Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, Sunday October 6, 2013.  Loving son of the late Thomas and Julia (Carroll) Naughton and brother of Carol A. Naughton of Milton and the late Paul Naughton. A graduate of Milton High School in 1952, he was ordained a Catholic Priest on February 2, 1961 by Bishop Jeremiah Minihane at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury.  H is first assignments were at Saint John Church, North Cambridge, MA and Saint Kevin’s Church in Uphams Corner, Dorchester. Fr. Naughton received a Master’s Degree in Education from North Carolina State University and from 1965 – 1967, he taught Theology and Medical Ethics at Emmanuel College. Fr. Naughton entered active duty in the United States  Army in September of 1970.  Fr. Naughton was a Bronze Star recipient and served in Korea, Vietnam, Alaska, Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Carlyle Barracks, Pennsylvania and then three tours at Fort Bragg, NC with the special forces.  He retired from the U. S. Army a Lt. Colonel. Fr. Naughton returned  to Boston  in 1991 and was assigned to Beth Israel Hospital as chaplain for three years.  His next assignments were Immaculate Conception Church, Winchester, Saint Martha and Mary Church, Lakeville, then chaplain at New England Medical Center in 2009. He was a temporary administrator of St. Mary of the Angel’s Church, Roxbury and St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Milton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Hills Church, Saint Mary’s Road, Milton Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 AM, with Bishop Robert F. Hennessey, principal celebrant. Fr. Naughton will lie in state  at Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Friday, 4-7 PM.  Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Society of St. Simon of Cyrene, PO Box 54, South Boston, MA 02127.