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Posted on 02/12/2020 by

Robert A. Ludwig

By Peter Gilmour Robert (Bob) A. Ludwig, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Loyola University Chicago died on December 15, 2019.  Dr. Ludwig was a visionary theological educator who developed innovative programs in the progressive spirit of the Second Vatican Council.  He strongly believed in an adult-oriented church whose members faithfully formed their life…
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Posted on 01/29/2020 by

Reverend Dr. Francis MacNutt

The Reverend Dr. Francis Scott MacNutt, a beloved leader in the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal and an ecumenical leader in healing prayer ministry, died January 12, 2020 after a short illness. Francis was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 22nd, 1925 to portrait painter J. Scott MacNutt and ballerina Agnes Cady MacNutt. He was predeceased by his younger…
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Posted on 01/17/2020 by

Robert James Heyer

Robert J. Heyer, acclaimed Catholic book editor, passed away Jan. 13. He was 87. In 1984, after Publisher Bill McSweeney took the helm at NCR, he purchased the respected, but then dormant Sheed & Ward book imprint from Andrews McMeel Publishing. He then asked Heyer to head the new division. Heyer quickly began to channel his creative energies into reprinting…
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Posted on 01/06/2020 by

Georgiann Lyga

Georgiann Lyga the revered peace activist in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento and a nationally recognized abolitionist of capital punishment -- died peacefully at her home in Sacramento on Sunday, December 8, 2019. A former Maryknoll Sister, Georgia came of age in Chile (1960s) and alongside the United Farmworkers (UFW) struggling for basic labor and human…
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Posted on 12/31/2019 by

Sister Betty (Melanie) Daugherty, FSPA

Sister Betty Daugherty, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, 88, died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. She was in the sixty-fourth year of her religious profession. Born in Bellevue, Iowa on October 4, 1931, Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of Cornelius Vincent and Teresa Mary (Keuter) Daugherty. She had…
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Posted on 12/12/2019 by Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sister Mary Christine (Christophil) Athans, BVM

Sister Mary Christine (Christophil) Athans, BVM, 87, died Dec. 7, 2019, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Services will be Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 a.m., followed by the Sharing of Memories. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel cemetery.  Sister Mary Christine was…
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Posted on 12/04/2019 by

Dr. M. Carmel McEnroy

Dr. Carmel McEnroy, RSM, died Dec. 3, 2019 in Oranmore, Ireland, over a year after a cancer diagnosis. She was a member of the congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of Ireland and South Africa. She was born in Co. Leitrim, Ireland to Agnes (Fee) and Bernard McEnroy on May 15, 1936. Carmel was the third of their seven children. Her parents, sisters Bernadette (the…
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Posted on 11/20/2019 by

Sister Joan Marie Peltier

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Joan Marie Peltier, M.M. died on November 10th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY.  She had just celebrated her 100th birthday and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 82 years! Joan was born in Milwaukee, WI on November 6th, 1919 to Marie (Hentgen) Peltier and Clarence Peltier. She was the eldest of ten children and is survived…
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Posted on 10/31/2019 by

Sister Mary Kathleen Kuenstler PHJC, JCD

Sister Mary Kathleen Kuenstler (Sister Kate) Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ (PHJC), died on October 28, 2019 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. Sister was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 21, 1949 and she was adopted by Lawrence Kuenstler and Lorraine (Buerster) Kuenstler who preceded her in death. Her siblings include her brother, Matthew (Deb)…
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Posted on 10/29/2019 by

Sister Joan Crevcoure

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Joan Crevcoure, M.M. died on October 18th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 93 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 73 years.   Joan Crevcoure was born in Green Bay, WI on October 12th, 1926 to May B. (Fortier) Crevcoure and J. M. Crevcoure. She had one brother and one sister, both of whom have predeceased…
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Posted on 09/20/2019 by

Mary Helen Madden

Mary Helen Madden, 75, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 12, 2019,  in McLean, Virginia, following a decade-long decline from Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 18, 1944, the first child of David John Madden and Mary Agnes Deighan.  She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart, El Cajon, California, and later…
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Posted on 09/13/2019 by

Father Anthony "Tony" Schumacher

FITCHBURG/OREGON-Father Anthony “Tony” Schumacher, age 92, long time pastor of Holy Mother of Consolation Church, Oregon, Wis.; and Chaplain at Edgewood College and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Fr. Tony was the sole surviving member of the Nick and Mary (Meyers) Schumacher family of five…
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Posted on 09/10/2019 by

Sister Mavis Jewell, D.C.

Obituary:  Sister Mavis Jewell, D.C., Native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Nurse and Special Projects Coordinator      Albany, NY: Sister Mavis Jewell, D.C., died August 13, 2019, at St. Louise House Residence in Albany, N.Y.  She was 85 years old and a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 60 years.      Sister Mavis (baptized Margaret Mavis) was born in Brooklyn, N.…
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Posted on 07/23/2019 by

Sister Rose Dominic Trapasso

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Rose Dominic Trapasso died on July 14th, 2019 at Clinica Stella Maris Medical Center in Lima, Peru. She was 94 years old, a Maryknoll Sister for 70 years and served in Peru for 65 years. Marie Louise Trapasso was born in Niagara Falls, New York on September 23rd, 1924 to Rose (Di Ciocco) Trapasso and Dominic Trapasso.  She had two sisters, Joan…
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Posted on 07/16/2019 by

Joseph Lawrence Boudreau

Joseph Lawrence Boudreau, or Larry as most people know him, was born in Bennington Township, Michigan on November 8, 1931 to Joseph Duncan and Regina Boudreau. He passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, July 7th, 2019. He was met by his parents, his siblings and their spouses, John Boudreau (Adeline), Yvonne Allen (Bruce), Charles Boudreau (Kathy),…
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Posted on 07/08/2019 by

Mary Elizabeth Wheelock Clark

Elizabeth Clark, 99, of Fargo, North Dakota, was born in Colo, Iowa, the third of seven daughters born to John and Gertrude (Christopher) Wheelock.  She attended school in Colo and graduated from Fernald, Iowa, High School in 1937.  In 1942 Elizabeth graduated from nurses training at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.  In 1944 she earned a B.S. Degree in nursing…
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Posted on 07/01/2019 by

Fr. John Kilcrann C.S.Sp

The death has occurred of Fr. John Kilcrann C.S.Sp., a Spiritan (Holy Ghost) missionary priest. Aged 71, he died, after a short illness, in Dublin on 11th June 2019, Feast Day of St. Barnabas. Born in 1948 in Co. Leitrim in Ireland’s north-west, he attended primary school locally, and completed his secondary studies in Dublin’s Blackrock College. His training for…
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Posted on 06/28/2019 by

Rhina Ligia Carmona

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Rhina Ligia Carmona passed away peacefully in her home in Silver Spring, MD.  She was born on April 30, 1933 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Arsenio Cano and Luz Maria Mejia. Rhina immigrated to the United States in 1944 with her sister, aunt and cousin to reside in New York City. In 1954, she married her husband of 64 years,…
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Posted on 06/27/2019 by

Elizabeth Ann Hendricks

Elizabeth Ann, oldest child of Joseph J. and Margaret C. Griesemer, originally of Billings, MO, and sister to 14 younger siblings, and mother of 6 living children was th beloved wife of James H. Hendricks spouse for over 65 years, died peacefully October 2, 2018 in Springfield, MO near the home of her youngest daughter where she had lived for some months after…
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Posted on 06/24/2019 by

Marilyn Drummond Aylward

Marilyn Drummond Aylward 1939 - 2019 Marilyn Drummond Aylward, 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully June 17, 2019. The rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am Friday, June 21st at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 815 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64131 followed by visitation and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu…
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Posted on 06/24/2019 by

Sister Mary Ann

Sister Mary Ann was the first president of St. Mary’s Academy and served as Loretto’s president from 1995 through 2000. She died at her Denver home June 15. She was 93 and in the 68th year of her life as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross. The daughter of Loretta (Teatam) and Charles L. Coyle, Sister Mary Ann was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa.…
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Posted on 06/04/2019 by

Sister Janet Carroll

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Janet Carroll died on May 28th, 2019 at Cedar Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ossining, NY. She was 85 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 67 years. Janet was born in New York City on July 22nd, 1933 to Ethel Rita (Waters) Carroll and Raphael Peter Carroll. She had two brothers, Raymond and Arthur. Her parents and her…
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Posted on 05/28/2019 by

Sister Mary Gertrude Naab, M.M.

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Mary Gertrude Naab, M.M. missioner and social worker died on May 17th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY.  She was 97 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 78 years.  She was born in Passaic, NJ on November 27th, 1921 to Grace (Donovan) Naab and Joseph Naab. She had two sisters, Peggy and Patricia.  She is survived…
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Posted on 05/15/2019 by

Sister Genevieve Tresa Zampedri

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Genevieve Tresa Zampedri, M.M. died on May 11th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, New York. She was 89 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years. Velia Elena was born in Rupert, Idaho on October 15th, 1929 to Angela (Steneck) Zampedri and Joseph Zampedri; she had eight siblings. She is survived only by her brother…
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Posted on 05/15/2019 by

Sister Patricia Ann Maher

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Patricia Ann Maher died on March 27th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 92 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years. Patricia was born in Harrisburg, PA on January 14th, 1927 to Helen Mae (Crist) Maher and Joseph P. Maher. She had two brothers, Gerald and Joseph, all of whom have predeceased her; she…

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