Portuguese American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Boston from 1970 to 1983.
He emigrated from Portugal to the US in 1931 with his family and got work at a local textile mill in Massachusetts.
He was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam war and condemned the bombing of Hanoi in a 1973 Christmas sermon.
His father raised vegetables on the Island of São Miguel, Azores.
He was one of the cardinal elector of the October 1978 papal conclave, which elected Pope John Paul II.