Rev. James F. Degnan, 83, passed away suddenly, Sunday, February 10th, at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side. He recently celebrated his 58th anniversary of ordination on February 2, 2013.
Born in Lawrence on September 12, 1929, Fr. Jim was one of three children of the late James T. and Anna (Larose) Degnan. He was raised as a member of St. Patrick Parish, and attended St. Patrick Grammar School. He graduated as a honor roll student from Central Catholic High School with the class of 1947.