Masons install trio as grand masters

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    BOSTON - Three Western Massachusetts residents are among the district deputy grand masters installed recently at the Grand Lodge of Masons for the state.

    Paul A. Cataldo, of South Hadley, Raymond J. Kallaugher, of East Longmeadow, and James L. Beauregard, of Springfield, were installed at the fraternity's Boston headquarters and will serve for the coming year.

    The 38,000 Freemasons and 232 lodges in the state are organized into 32 districts, each lead by a district deputy grand master.

    The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts is the oldest grand lodge in the Western Hemisphere and the third oldest in the world. It was chartered in 1733, following the establishment of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717, and Ireland in 1725.

    Cataldo will serve as the district deputy grand master in the 27th Masonic District, comprised of Chicopee Lodge, Mount Holyoke, both of South Hadley Falls; Hampshire Lodge, Haydenville; Jerusalem Lodge, Hatfield; Mount Tom Lodge, Holyoke; Pacific Lodge, Amherst and Vernon Lodge, Belchertown.

    Raised in Springfield, Cataldo attended Technical High School. He is a senior category manager for A&P Super Foodmarts in Springfield. He and his wife, Alice, have two children, Lenore and Dustin.

    As the district deputy grand master of the 28th Masonic District, Kallaugher will preside over the following lodges: Brigham Lodge, Indian Orchard Masonic Lodge, both of Ludlow; Day Spring Lodge, Monson; The Meadows Lodge, East Longmeadow; Thomas Lodge, Palmer; Wilbraham Masonic Lodge, Wilbraham.

    Raised in East Longmeadow, Kallaugher attended East Longmeadow High School and Springfield Technical Community College. He is a captain with the Wilbraham Police Department. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children. They attend St. Michael's Church.

    Beauregard will represent the grand master to the following lodges in the 29th Masonic District: Elm-Belcher Lodge, Agawan; Esoteric-Sherwood Lodge, East Longmeadow; Huntington-Federal Lodge, Russell; Mount Moriah Lodge and Mount Orthodox Lodge, both of Westfield.

    Raised in Gardner, Beauregard attended Gardner High School and Jacksonville Junior College, Jacksonville, Fla. He is a driver for John's Trucking, of Agawam. He and his wife, Michele, have three children, Alan, Jamie, and Carrie.

    Submitted by the Grand Lodge of Masons of Massachusetts.

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