Assignment Record– Rev. Arthur J. Hagan
Summary of Case: Arthur J. Hagan was ordained a priest for the Boston archdiocese in 1933. His assisted at parishes in Wrentham and Boston before being named pastor in 1954 of St. Joseph's in Roxbury. He retired in 1961 and died March 22, 1963. Hagan's name was included on a list of accused priests
posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on January 19, 2011.
Died: March 22, 1963
Boston archbishop was William Henry O'Connell (1907-1944).
O'Connell was succeeded by Richard James Cushing
||4/4, 3/4, 3/5
||Parish had a grade school with 574-421 boys and 706-446
girls. Beginning in 1944 the parish had a high school with 122-140
||3/4, 3/5, 2/4, 2/5
||Our Lady's Guild House
||This House is listed in the Directories under
"Residences for Men and Women". It had 165 residence.
||Sancta Maria Hospital
1/3, 1/4, 1/5
Hagan is referred to as Monsignor beginning in the 1960 Directory.
|Parish had a grade school with 272-161 boys and 290-201
girls, and a high school with 181-137 girls.
||Hagan died March 22, 1963
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J.
Kenedy and Sons, 1935-1964)
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This assignment record was last updated on October 1, 2015.