Theodore Marier 1913 - 2001
Theodore Marier, the longtime choir director at St. Paul Church, Cambridge, MA, died at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on Saturday, February 24, 2001, at the age of eighty-eight. Born in Fall River, MA, Mr. Marier graduated from Boston College in 1934 and completed graduate studies at Harvard. For more than fifty years, he served as organist and choir director at St. Paul Church in Cambridge. He founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir and, for several years, he held the Justine Ward Chair as professor of liturgical music at The Catholic University of America. The recipient of several honorary degrees, Mr. Marier was named a Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II in 1984. Mr. Marier's funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Paul Church on February 27.
Tribute prepared by NPM staff, published in Pastoral Music, April-May, 2001, pg. 12. Reprinted with permission.