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Rev. Richard J. Segreve C.S.C.

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“He was a beacon of light in our parish. I will never forget his warm , loving and fun personality. He is truly missed. May he Rest In Peace. ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: Mike Rodelle - Norton, MA

“One of my favorite teachers at Notre Dame High. Rest in Peace. ”
2 of 40 | Posted by: thomas wilson - pompano beach, FL

“Praying for father Segreve a man I never had the pleasure in meeting but learned a lot of great memories from my friends Brendan and Mary Loftus. One...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Dottie Hirtle - West Bridgewater, MA

“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May that wonderful treasure fill your heart with love and bring you a measure...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Princess Danni - Orlando, FL

“I was just in the process of doing a search for some of my old high school teachers at Notre Dame (Fairfield, Connecticut), when I was saddened to...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Michael Rebaczonok-Padulo

“He's a very nice guy along with how he's a psychologist but also no nonsense and in being so is the best at helping people to find their...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Stephen G. Baer - Framingham, MA

“God keeps those who pass on in his memory because they are precious to him. Psalms 116:15. ”
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8 of 40 | Posted by: Stephen G. Baer - Framingham, MA

“So sorry to hear of Fr. Segreve's passing. he was one of my favorite teachers @ NDHS in Bridgeport, Ct. I can still visualize him standing on the...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Dennis Buckley - Bridgeport, CT

“My sincere condolences to family and friends. Father Segreve was my religion teacher at Notre Dame high school, Class of 1965. When I graduated he...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Thomas Wilson - Pompano Beach, FL

“One of my favorite high school teachers, 1961-1965, at Notre Dame H.S., Bridgeport, CT, I'll always remember him a warm, caring, human, fair, and...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Tony Piccirillo - Branford, CT

“Great teacher at notre dame high school. Greater person ”
12 of 40 | Posted by: Charles Gumkowski - Westport, MA

“A beautiful person and a great priest. We've been friends over 50 years and always there when I needed him ”
13 of 40 | Posted by: Mary Sleeper - Trumbull, CT

“One f the greatest priest I've ever met and a beautiful human being. Cared so much about people ”
14 of 40 | Posted by: Mary Sleeper - Trumbull, CT

“Elaine Jessiman and John and Marie Sacco offer our prayers to Father Segreve and his family. ”
15 of 40 | Posted by: Elaine Sacco Jessiman - Boston, MA

“As an infrequent visitor to St. Mary's in Norton, I only had the privilege of meeting Fr. Segreve occasionally. The last time was the Third Sunday...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Ann Witham - Waltham, MA

“My sincere condolences may the family find comfort in the God of all comfort during this difficult time. ”
17 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“remembering fun times on eisenhower dr...many yrs ago...god bless ”
18 of 40 | Posted by: cindy and jeff goldberg - easton, MA

19 of 40 | Posted by: Dorothy Hirtle - West Bridgewater, MA

“My Dear sweet friend Fr Dick, I once asked you to be my spiritual director and you turned me down... LOL! But, I am truly grateful for the direction...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Carolyn Heim - Norton, MA

“It's so difficult to "say goodbye " to our dearest and very special "family" friend we had the privilege of having in our lives for 40 years! You ...Read More »
21 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Uncle Dick was always there when you need some one to talk Rest In Peace with your sisters and brothers good bless will be missed ”
22 of 40 | Posted by: Robert Segreve - Norwood, MA

“Rest in Peace Father Dick, I never had the privilege of meeting you but you are a wonderful friend to Brendan and Mary Loftus and their family and...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Dorothy Hirtle - MA

“ FatherDick was a great teacher and inspiration to all at ST MARY's. He carried his heavy cross of PAIN with dignity and class,even...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Paul Varnum - Norton - Friend

“Kevin, Marylou and family,We are so sorry to hear of Father Dick's passing.. He was a wonderful person who did great things. May his calling pass...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: tracy matthews - easton, MA

“He will be truly missed. One of a kind loving person. ”
26 of 40 | Posted by: Michael Rodelle - Norton, MA

“I will miss Father Dick. My Uncle Ralph always spoke of him in his early years as an altar boy and through their years growing up. I will always...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Carol Anne Fontaine

“You will be so greatly missed at St. Mary's in Norton. My family and I truly enjoyed your homilies and how you always prayed for the sick. You...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Deborah Arruda - Norton, MA

“Father Richard Segreve and my father frannie,grew up together and i always remebering listening to them talkng and laughing about the good old days....Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: maureen joaquin - medfield, MA

“Fr. Dick, RIP! You're now pain-free! You brought so much joy and laughter to all who knew you! You're everything a priest should be!! You'll forever...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: Debra Niedbalski - South Bend, IN

“My family and I loved your homilies. You were so real and honest. You will be missed at the 11:00 mass at St. Marys ”
31 of 40 | Posted by: Christine Cochrane - Norton, MA

“Fr. Dick,We will always remember your easy smile, upbeat attitudeAnd friendship. Rest now in a pain free peace. ”
32 of 40 | Posted by: Marian and Jack Whelton - MA

“Thoughts and prayers to Barbara and your family ”
33 of 40 | Posted by: Trisha Mallett - Brockton, MA

“He will be sorely missed on Sunday mornings at St. Mary's in Norton where he celebrated Mass there with us. I loved his homilies and sense of humor....Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Denise Beede - Norton, MA

“Have known Fr. Dick since his stint at Holy Cross Parish. One thing I cherish is his teaching us to run our own retreats and him being part of them...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Pat Brophy - South Easton, MA

“Dick was a great friend to us and one of the most (perhaps the most) compassionate person we have ever had the pleasure of being with.He will not be...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Tony & Marilyn Hanley - Family

“Rest in peace my dear big brother. You are now free of all your pain. ”
37 of 40 | Posted by: Margaret Malpiede - S Easton, MA

“How do I begin? We've known each other for almost 40 years and it all began by a a friend of mine telling me he was going to take a college interest...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Anthony Springhetti - Easton, MA

“Dear Kim and Family My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved uncle. A wonderful priest and special man. He will be sorely missed. Thoughts and...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Rory Slye - Bridgewater, MA

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40 of 40 | Posted by: Joann Delaney - Norton, MA

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EASTON, Mass. – Rev. Richard J. Segreve, C.S.C., 82, died at the Holy Cross Residence at Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass., on Saturday, April. 22, 2017.

He was born on May 5, 1934 in Boston, Mass., to Harold and Mildred (Minnihan) Segreve. By chance, he attended a Holy Cross parish retreat and saw four Holy Cross Fathers dressed in a black cassock, cape, cord and crucifix. An inquiry was made, and before long, he went to Holy Cross Seminary at Stonehill College in 1952. Fr. Segreve was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on August 15, 1954, professed his First Vows on August 16, 1955, and made his final profession on August 16, 1958. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1961.

In 1961, most of his class was assigned to Notre Dame Boy's High School in Bridgeport, CT. During his nine years there, he taught Biology, Religion and French; became a guidance counselor; then became director of guidance; and, for a while, principal of the school. From 1970 to 1973, he served as Assistant Provincial in the Eastern Province of Priests and Brothers. In 1973, he became director of counseling at Stonehill College, North Easton, MA, as well as director of campus ministry there. In 1990, he entered parish work at Holy Cross Parish, South Easton, MA, and in 1991, he continued to assist in parishes, serve in family ministry, and reside in the Holy Cross Residence at Stonehill College.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Harold and Mildred Segreve; two sisters, Patricia Kelly and Carol Segreve; and two brothers, Harold Segreve and Ralph Segreve.

He is survived by sisters, Ellen Davis, Canton, MA; Beverley Faulkner, Rosindale, MA; Barbara Woodford, Stoughton, MA; and brother, Paul Segreve, Bridgewater, MA.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (Apr. 27, 2017) at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton, MA with a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday (Apr. 28, 2017) at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton, MA. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Community Cemetery at Stonehill College. Kane Funeral Home of Easton, MA, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross via: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, 500 Washington Street, North Easton, MA 02356-1299 or online at