Father Richard J. Segreve, C.S.C.

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

He was born on May 5, 1934 in Boston 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. 

Father Segreve was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on Aug. 15, 1954, professed his First Vows on Aug. 16, 1955, and made his final profession on Aug. 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, Conn. 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, as well as director of campus ministry. In 1990, he entered parish work at Holy Cross Parish in South Easton, 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 of Canton; Beverley Faulkner of Rosindale; Barbara Woodford of Stoughton; and brother, Paul Segreve of Bridgewater.

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 donate.holycrossusa.org

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