Published in The Enterprise
on October 8, 2012
Rev. Lawrence E. Wetterholm
age 88, of Regina Cleri, Boston died Oct. 4, 2012, after a brief illness.
He was born in Brockton, the son of the late Hussey and Evelyn (Duquette)
Wetterholm. Raised and educated in Brockton, he was a graduate of Brockton
High School, class of 1943. He graduated from St. Anselm College, class
He attended St. Johns Seminary in Brighton, and was ordained February
2, 1956. He served at St. Albert the Great Parish in Weymouth, St. Leos
Parish in Dorchester and St. Christophers Parish in Dorchester, and was
the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Lynn from 1974-1986, and of St. Josephs
Parish in Ipswich from 1986-1997, where he merged three parishes into
one, Our Lady of Hope Parish. Then he served as pastor from 1997 until
his retirement in 2002. He served weekend ministry at St. Margarets Parish
in Saugus in his retirement.
Prior to the seminary, he played professional baseball in the Philadelphia
Phillies organization for a number of years. He had a lifelong commitment
to St. Anselm College and was past president of the Alumni Association.
The college honored him in 1982 with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree.
He was the brother of the late Donald R., Richard H., and his twin, Paul
G. Wetterholm. He was the uncle of Sue Creedon and her husband Kevin,
Cathy Sawyer and her husband Wendell, Paul Wetterholm and his wife Judy,
and Jay Wetterholm, all of Brockton; also survived by several grandnieces
and nephews and many special friends including the James and Christina
McCann family of Danvers.
Fr. Wetterholm will lie in state at Regina Cleri, 60 William Cardinal
OConnell Way, Boston on Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. and also on Wednesday
from 3 - 7 p.m. in St. Josephs Church, 68 William Cardinal OConnell Way.
His funeral mass will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Josephs Church.
Committal service will be at Calvary Cemetery, 163 N. Cary St., Brockton
at 1 p.m.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Donations preferred to
Regina Cleri, 60 William Cardinal OConnell Way, Boston, MA 02114-2729.
Arrangements by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426
Broadway (Rte 129), Lynn.