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Grocer gives $20m for Catholic education

Roche gift to aid BC program

Ryan Donahue studied at St. Columbkille School, which Boston College has helped transform. Ryan Donahue studied at St. Columbkille School, which Boston College has helped transform. (Pat Greenhouse/ Globe Staff)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / March 16, 2010

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Patrick Roche, an 80-year-old grocer who credits a parochial school in Roslindale with helping his family when his mother died, said yesterday he is giving $20 million to a Boston College center that is attempting to revitalize the nation’s struggling Catholic schools. (Full article: 979 words)

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