Obituaries

Irish bishop recalls Cranberries’ musician for her faith, inspiration

Dolores O'Riordan, 46, died suddenly Jan. 15 in London, where she had been due to record material for a new release. Police were investigating her death, calling it "unexplained."

Father Francis X. Herron, last of 3 priest brothers, dies at 87

The former pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish and St. Irenaeus Parish, both in Philadelphia, died Jan. 6. His funeral will be celebrated Jan. 17 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Springfield.

Sister Rita Marie Burian, 83, taught for 49 years in local schools

The religious sister had been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 56 years. She taught mostly at St. Benedict and St. Bonaventure in Philadelphia and at St. Stanislaus, Lansdale.

Deacon Joseph Upcavage, serving Levittown parish, dies at 87

The permanent deacon, originally from Schuylkill County, was ordained in 1996 and assigned to Queen of the Universe Parish where he and his wife of 61 years raised their family.

Sister Mary of Peace Slater, 96, dies in 72nd year of religious life

The native of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946. She taught in secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Harrisburg.

St. Joseph Sister Mary Ann Miller dies at 83; served in 5 dioceses

The Allentown native entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1951 then served since 1959 in education.

Sister Mary Richard Donahue, 91, dies in Camilla Hall

The Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was a member of the congregation for 65 years, teaching and leading schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Charleston.

Well-known Catholic TV host Father Apostoli dies at 75

Father Andrew Apostoli, founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and an EWTN host, author and retreat master, died in his New York Friary Dec. 13.

Oregon native Sister Lucy, S.H.C.J., dies at 80 in Rosemont

Sister Lucy Malarkey, S.H.C.J. (formerly Mother Daniel Mary), taught molecular biology, practiced pastoral ministry and directed Catholic spirituality during her 57 years as a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus.

Sister Elizabeth Gehrman dies, was Holy Child Sister for 68 years

The Philadelphia native first met the Holy Child Sisters as a student at West Catholic High School for Girls and joined the order in 1946. After years of ministry on both coasts, she died Dec. 2 at age 90.