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Rev. J. Armand Robichaud, S.M.

Rev. J. Armand Robichaud, S.M.
  • December 4, 1923 - October 23, 2017
  • Boston, Massachusetts

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“C'est avec tristesse que j'ai appris ton décès. Nous avons fait le Sénégal ensemble et je garde de toi de très bons...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: John Le Garignon - Friend

The Robichaud Clan, w/ in-laws Roger, Stella and June. Josephine, Armand's mother is seated center. “So very many fond memories of my Uncle Pitt. A big bear of a man with an even bigger heart and a broad, ready smile that always energized everyone...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Michael Houle - Silver Spring, MD

“I remember days in Washington with Uncle Fran, Claudette, the Houle family, and Father Pitt ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Beth (McCarthy) Crowley - Quincy, MA

“Rev. Robichaud was so kind to fellow residents & staff at Marian Manor.I had many wonderful conversations with him over the years. He had a great...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Amanda Sullivan

“May you be in heaven with Mom... Uncle Pitt, I will miss you. . ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Suzanne Weakland - Laguna niguel, CA

“Thank Father Pitt for your dedication and service to God's people -you will be missed and your are in our prayers - ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Marcelle Goulet - Lawrence, MA

“Dear Fr. Pitt,Thank you for your many years of dedicated service.May you rest in peace.God bless you, cousin.With love,Anne Therese Nowlan ”
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Boston – Rev. J. Armand Robichaud, S.M., died on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Marian Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Boston. He was 93.

Fr. Robichaud was born on December 4, 1923 in Lawrence, a son of the late Edmond and Josephine (Brideau) Robichaud. He was raised and educated in Cambridge where he attended Our Lady of Pity School. He then went on to Maryvale Seminary in Bedford and Marist College and Seminary in Framingham where he earned his bachelor's degree. He furthered his education at the Pontificium Athenaeum Angelicum in Rome, Italy, Emerson College in Boston where he earned his master's degree, Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and Assumption College in Worcester.

Fr. Robichaud made his First Profession on September 8, 1944 in Staten Island, New York and entered into the Priesthood on January 15, 1950 in Rome, Italy. He had been a professor in Dogmatic Theology at both Marist College in Framingham and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He traveled the world spreading the Good News, spending time in Fiji, Senegal, Cameroon, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga as well as throughout the United States. He had also served as Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence from 1975 to 1980. He was a brilliant man who was able to touch the lives of countless people.

In addition to his confreres in the Marist Community he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Rev. Vincent Robichaud, S.M., Louis Robichaud, Louise Roy, Estelle Houle and Paul Robichaud.

Family and friends will honor and remember Fr. Robichaud's life by gathering to visit on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish/St. Theresa's Church, 22 Plymouth St., Methuen, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Andover.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marist Mission Office, 27 Isabella Street, Boston, MA 02116.