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Sister Imelda Catherine McGrail, O.S.F.Sister Imelda Catherine McGrail, O.S.F., died on Oct. 21, 2008. She was 87. She was born in Ellengowan, Pa., and later graduated from Edgewood Park College in New York. After college, she worked as a teacher’s aide and also worked with the elderly. She served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and […]

Cardinal Dulles recalled for brilliance, simplicity, kindness

By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Cardinal Avery Dulles, a Jesuit theologian who was made a cardinal in 2001, was remembered by friends and admirers for his brilliant mind as well as for his “simplicity and sense of wonder.” Cardinal Dulles died Dec. 12; he was 90. An evening wake was scheduled for […]

Deacon John Parker III dies at 74

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer With his rosaries at his side, Deacon John Parker III, 74, a permanent deacon at Holy Saviour Parish in Norristown, died of cancer Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at his residence in Blue Bell. It was a fitting farewell for a man who credited the rosary as being the catalyst […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Mary Viterbia KozlowskiSister Mary Viterbia Kozlowski, formerly Ladislava Kozlowski, died on Aug. 13, 2008, in Lodi, N.J. She was 88. She entered the postulancy of the Felician Sisters in 1937. She made her first religious vows in 1939 and final vows in 1945. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Stanis R. Chicoine Stanis R. Chicoine, 83, father of CS&T Staff Writer Christie L. Chicoine, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Elk Point, S.D. after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. The funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Oct. 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point. He was born Oct. […]

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Compiled by Angela Arrington Sister Mary of the Holy Child O’Neill, I.H.M. Sister Mary of the Holy Child O’Neill, I.H.M., formerly Sister Anne M. O’Neill, died on Oct. 9, 2008 at Paoli Memorial Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia and entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1950. […]

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Compiled byAngela Arrington Julia M. Duff Julia M. Duff of Norristown died on Oct. 11, 2008. She was 92. She was the daughter of the late James J. and Julia (Meder) Duff. She worked for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 38 years and St. Hubert’s High School for 31 years. She is predeceased by three […]

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Sister Mary Martina Nolan, G.N.S.H.Sister Mary Martina Nolan, G.N.S.H., died on Nov. 2, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Manor, Meadowbrook. She entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart on Dec. 8, 1932 and professed her final vows on Aug. 24, 1938. She went on to serve at various schools, including as principal at Our Lady […]

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Sister Mary Peter Fabey, S.S.J.Sister Mary Peter Fabey, S.S.J., formerly Lydia A. Fabey, died on Oct. 15, 2008. She was 91. She was born in Philadelphia to Peter Fabey and Mary Ellen Mc Laughlin. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1934. For several years, she served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and […]

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Compiled byAngel Arrington Sister M. Cecilia DiDonato, I.H.M.Sister M. Cecilia DiDonato I.H.M., formerly Sister Thomas Matthew, died suddenly on Oct. 6, 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. She was born in Philadelphia and later entered the congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1967 and she professed […]