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Michael J. Dempsey PhD
January 03, 2020


DEMPSEY, Michael J. PhD of West Roxbury and Harwich, passed into eternal rest on January 3, 2020. Beloved son of the late James and Marion (Myers) Dempsey. Beloved cousin and friend of many.

Dr. Michael Dempsey was a former faculty member at Catholic Memorial School for 28 years. After graduating from CM in 1975, Dr. Dempsey earned his bachelor's degree at Catholic University. He taught at Bishop Hendricken in Rhode Island before returning to CM in 1985. During his time as a faculty member, Dr. Dempsey served as the Theology Department Chair, Social Studies Department Chair, Moderator of the National Honor Society, and taught theology, social studies, English, and philosophy. He earned his doctorate at Providence College and served as an assistant professor at Boston College and Emmanuel College.

Visiting hours will be held at the P.E. Murray - F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury on Monday, January 20th from 3-6pm. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 21st at 9am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Chapel at 10am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Michael’s memory to Catholic Memorial School 235 Baker St. West Roxbury, MA 02132.

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P. E. Murray - F.J. Higgins - George F. Doherty Funeral Home
2000 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132