s health was delicate, and in 1886 he was called to his reward, most deeply lamented.
A year or so before he died, as his health began to fail most seriously, Archbishop Williams sent an assistant priest to aid him. This priest was the Rev. William H. O'Connell, who had just completed his theological course and had been ordained in Rome.
Many of us can recall the presence of Father O'Connell at that time and must have followed his very remarkable career.
He remained but a few months in MeFather O'Connell at that time and must have followed his very remarkable career.
He remained but a few months in Medford after Father Donnelly's death, and then was sent as an assistant to St. Joseph's Church in the West End of Boston.
After a few years he was chosen to be the rector of the American College of Propaganda in Rome, of which he is an alumnus.
While there he was appointed Bishop of Portland, Maine, from which place he was sent on a papal mission to Japan.
After his return he was appointed coadjutor to Archbishop Williams of Boston, and at his death succeeded him in the Archbishopric.