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James W. Plamondon

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James W. Plamondon

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
24 May 1989 (aged 71)
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
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James Plamondon, 71, of 27 Longmeadow Ave. died yesterday in Worcester Hahnemann Hospital.

He leaves his wife, Martha J. (Gray) Plamondon; and a sister, June Plamondon of Chicago.

Mr. Plamondon, a former Jesuit priest, entered the Society of Jesus in 1938. He received master's degrees in theology and philosophy from Jesuit schools in the Midwest. He was ordained a Jesuit priest by the Most Rev. Paul Schulte, Bishop of Indianapolis, on June 13, 1951, in Indianapolis.

After his ordination, he went to Arctic Alaska as a missionary. For 20 years, he ministered to Eskimos and American Indians in several villages over vast bush territories of Alaska. He built three churches and also organized a building program for housing.

Mr. Plamondon also served many years as a chaplain at Galena Air Force Base in Alaska.

In 1971, he moved to Berkeley, Calif., where he attended the School of Applied Theology at the University of California. While in California, he served as a counselor with the Marriage Encounter program and Beginning Experience, a program for the newly divorced or widowed.

He resigned from the Society of Jesus in 1977. He moved to Worcester then did social work for a year before becoming a certified biomedical engineering technician at St. Vincent Hospital, from which he retired in 1986.

He was a member of St. Joan of Arc parish and was a longtime amateur radio operator.

Mr. Plamondon was born in Chicago, the son of William H. and Catherine (Hottinger) Plamondon.

The funeral will be held tomorrow from Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, North Grafton.
James Plamondon, 71, of 27 Longmeadow Ave. died yesterday in Worcester Hahnemann Hospital.

He leaves his wife, Martha J. (Gray) Plamondon; and a sister, June Plamondon of Chicago.

Mr. Plamondon, a former Jesuit priest, entered the Society of Jesus in 1938. He received master's degrees in theology and philosophy from Jesuit schools in the Midwest. He was ordained a Jesuit priest by the Most Rev. Paul Schulte, Bishop of Indianapolis, on June 13, 1951, in Indianapolis.

After his ordination, he went to Arctic Alaska as a missionary. For 20 years, he ministered to Eskimos and American Indians in several villages over vast bush territories of Alaska. He built three churches and also organized a building program for housing.

Mr. Plamondon also served many years as a chaplain at Galena Air Force Base in Alaska.

In 1971, he moved to Berkeley, Calif., where he attended the School of Applied Theology at the University of California. While in California, he served as a counselor with the Marriage Encounter program and Beginning Experience, a program for the newly divorced or widowed.

He resigned from the Society of Jesus in 1977. He moved to Worcester then did social work for a year before becoming a certified biomedical engineering technician at St. Vincent Hospital, from which he retired in 1986.

He was a member of St. Joan of Arc parish and was a longtime amateur radio operator.

Mr. Plamondon was born in Chicago, the son of William H. and Catherine (Hottinger) Plamondon.

The funeral will be held tomorrow from Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, North Grafton.


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