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Franciscan sister dies at 84, had cared for babies with AIDS

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Judith O’Neill, O.S.F., taught for over 30 years in various archdiocesan schools. She served in prayer ministry until her death.


Franciscan sister, a teacher and musician, dies at 90

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Frances Will, O.S.F.Sister Frances Will, O.S.F., served in the education ministry with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for over 60 years.


Sister Rosemary Bynre, devoted teacher, dies at 82

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Rosemary Bryne, I.H.M.The Immaculate Heart of Mary sister died in the 65th year of her religious life.


Immaculate Heart sister dies in 71st year of religious life

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Sister Ann Bernadette McNamara, I.H.M.Sister Ann Bernadette MacNamara, I.H.M., taught in schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Arlington. She served as superior for the congregation.


Deacon Brown, a philosopher for almost half-century, dies at 91

Posted on June 15th, 2015

Deacon Clifford W. BrownA Catholic convert, Deacon Clifford Brown served at Our Mother of Consolation Parish in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill section.


Franciscan sister, a PhD chemist and teacher, dies at 68

Posted on June 15th, 2015

Sister Rose Monica Katusz, O.S.F.Sister Rose Monica Katusz, O.S.F., taught at all levels in schools and universities in the Philadelphia Archdiocese plus villages in Alaska and in Africa.


Deacon Clark, retired cop and teacher, dies at 69

Posted on June 15th, 2015

Deacon Francis T. ClarkThe first member of the Philadelphia Police Department to be ordained, Deacon Francis Clark served at St. Joseph Parish, Ambler, for most of his 26 years of ministry.


Immaculate Heart Sister dies; taught grade school for 50+ years

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Sister Mary of the Presentation Schnepp, I.H.M.Sister Mary of the Presentation Schnepp entered the congregation from Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in 1946 and taught in archdiocesan elementary schools. She was 88.


Father Gallagher, retired pastor of two parishes, dies

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Father Daniel J. GallagherA former pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Philadelphia and St. David Parish in Willow Grove, Father Daniel J. Gallagher died May 23 at age 92.


Father Henry Graf, retired St. Isidore’s pastor, dies at 92

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Father Henry C. GrafThe priest was the last survivor of a foursome of priest friends who avidly played golf, which was his favorite hobby. In retirement he assisted at area parishes.


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