An image of Father Scully was placed in the gathering space of St. Clement Church.
An image of Father Scully was placed in the gathering space of St. Clement Church.
Family members, brother priests, friends and parishioners gathered in St. Clement Church, Matawan, Aug. 4-5 for funeral services for Father John J. Scully, who died July 30.

Father Scully, who was ordained 50 years ago in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, by Bishop George W. Ahr, had been pastor of St. Clement Parish for 18 years when he retired.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM., celebrated Father Scully’s Mass of Christian Burial Aug. 5. Homilist was Father Eugene Roberts, pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, Marlboro, and a longtime friend of Father Scully.

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