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February 11, 2013

Heard Around Beverly: City councilor soars in Army visit


Obituaries about D’Arcy highlighted the fact that he was one of the few priests who warned his superiors about priests who were abusing children, to no avail. D’Arcy also led a boycott to protest Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama to speak at its commencement ceremony in 2009, because of Obama’s views on abortion.

Serving in Florida

Beverly native Joseph Musumeci got a nice write-up in The Catholic Compass, the magazine of the Catholic diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Florida.

At age 95, Musumeci recently became an altar server at Good Shepherd Parish in Tallahassee. He also visits housebound parishioners and brings them Communion.

Musumeci was a partner in his father’s bakery, the Sunray Bakery on Rantoul Street in Beverly. He moved to Florida 33 years ago and lives in Tallahassee with his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Michael Renwick.

Taking care

Beverly resident Randall Gregory recently received an award for his role as caregiver for his wife, Nicole. Nicole suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed from the neck down a year after she and Gregory married.

The Shire BRAVE Award is given out by the Shire pharmaceutical company to honor non-professional caregivers.

According to the company, Randall Gregory has provided “constant emotional, physical and financial support for the woman he calls his wife and best friend, striving daily to give Nicole as normal a life as possible.” The award came with a $10,000 prize.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or

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