Although our family grew up as parishioners of St. Joseph's Church. Dad's roots were always at St. Doms, the beautiful church at the corner of State and Gray Streets. Growing up at 264 Danforth, he became an alter boy on Christmas Eve 1923 at the age of nine and served the church in some capacity for 75 years til the night he died, on Christmas Eve 1997. Closed that year, St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church has now taken on a new life as the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Now, that would make Dad smile.