Student, Seminary of Philosophy, Montreal, Quebec Canada. Student, Grand Seminary, Montreal. Doctor of Canon Law, Catholic University America, 1967.
Ordained priest Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1959, former Defender of the Bond and Pro-Synodal judge, chancellor, 1977-1994. Ordained bishop, 1990. Auxiliary bishop Diocese of Springfield, 1990—1995, bishop, 1995—2004, bishop emeritus, since 2004.