Obituaries for October 21

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 21, 2002

Brother Martin Slattery, S.S.E.

Brother Martin (George) Slattery, S.S.E., a former resident of Selma, died in Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in Mystic, Conn., on October 12, 2003. He was 76 and had been a member


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the Society of Saint Edmund

for 47 years.

Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption in Mystic, Conn., on Monday, Oct. 20. Interment will be in the Edmundite plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Swanton, Vt.

Besides his brothers in the Society of Saint Edmund, Brother Martin is survived by one blood brother, James D. Slattery of South Boston, and three sisters, Catherine Edwards of Tewksbury, Margaret Mulrey of South Boston, and Bridget McCarthy of Dorchester.

He also leaves 14 nieces and nephews and 19 grandnieces and grandnephews.

Brother Martin was born February 20, 1927, in South Boston. He entered the Army Air Corps after graduating from Boston English High School and served with the occupation forces in Germany for two years. Later he was recalled to duty during the Korean War.

After leaving the service in 1954, he joined the Society of Saint Edmund as a lay brother and took the name &uot;Martin.&uot;

Slattery’s first assignment was Selma, where he served in the Missions Office from 1956 to 1958. In 1958 he was transferred to St. Edmund’s Retreat in Mystic, Conn., where he served as director of vocations for the society for many years. In 1969 he returned to Selma for a two-year stint as office manager for the Edmundite Missions.

In 1971 Brother Martin returned to New England, where he served his religious order in a

variety of posts for the remainder of his career.

In 1974 he became the first Edmundite Brother to serve as secretary general of the order.

From 1975 on Brother Martin worked at Saint Edmund’s Retreat near Mystic, where he helped plan and conduct retreats and apostolic programs.