Obituaries

Obituaries
Posted on 05/15/2019 by

Sister Maria Colabella

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Maria Colabella died on March 19th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY.  She was 78 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 40 years. Maria was born on May 9th, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY to Emelia (Luongo) Colabella and Pasquale Colabella. She had two sisters, Sister Jaqueline Marie, SSND and Geraldine De Luca. Her parents…
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Sister Mary Paulita Hoffman

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Mary Paulita Hoffman died on March 14th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 104 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 85 years. Mary Rose Hoffmann was born in Cincinnati, OH on August 13th, 1914 to Mary (Dumont) Hoffman and Oscar Hoffman. She was the youngest child in a family of eight children: four sons and…
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Sister Bernadette Higa

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Bernadette Higa died on March 12th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 93 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 68 years. Shigeko was born in Kaupakalua, Maui, Hawaii on October 12th, 1925 to Kame (Miyashiro) Higa and Ushi Higa. She had two brothers and seven sisters.  One brother and three sisters have…
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Sister Joan Chatfield

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Joan Chatfield died on March 1st, 2019 in Oahu, Hawaii. She was 86 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 68 years. Joan was born in Elizabeth, NJ, on October 7th, 1932 to Angela (Mc Cahill) Chatfield and Henry Summers Chatfield.  She had two sisters, Olive and Mary.  Her parents and sisters have predeceased her. In 1950, Joan graduated…
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Sister Frances Mary Horan

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Frances Mary Horan, missioner to Panama, died on March 1st, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 8th, 1924 to Isabelle A. (Hart) Horan and Daniel A. Horan. She was baptized Frances Mary at St. John the Baptist Church, in Philadelphia. She had two sisters, Marie and Anna and seven…
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Sister Margaret Tryon

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Margaret Tryon died on January 28th, 2019 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 90 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years. She was born in Eddington, PA on July 28th, 1928 to Dorothy R. (Smith) Tryon and William A. Tryon. She had two brothers, William and James and two sisters, Gertrude and Dorothy. Her…
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Sister Maria Rieckelman

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Maria Rieckelman died on December 28th, 2018 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, NY. She was 91 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 73 years. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 31st, 1927 to Mary (Mathews) Rieckelman and Harry H. Rieckelman and given the name Alice. She had two sisters: Mary Louise and Edith and two…

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