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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.


Immaculate Heart sister dies in 72nd year in congregation

Posted on May 18th, 2015

Sister Regina Cecilia Shovlin, I.H.M.Sister Regina Cecilia Shovlin, I.H.M., entered religious life in 1942 and taught for many years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other dioceses. She was 89.


Father Donlon, beloved Conshohocken pastor, dies at 79

Posted on May 11th, 2015

Father James W. DonlonFather James W. Donlon was pastor emeritus of St. Matthew Parish, which he led for 22 years. He was instrumental in welcoming people into the Catholic Church.


Pioneer deacon, longtime St. Mark’s parishioner, dies at 83

Posted on May 11th, 2015

Deacon Jose A. MoralesDeacon Jose A. Morales of Bristol was among the first class of permanent deacons when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia introduced the ministry in 1981.


I.H.M. sister, serving 28 years at Bishop Shanahan H.S., dies at 81

Posted on May 5th, 2015

Sister Therese Maureen Colavechio, I.H.M.Sister Therese Maureen Colavechio taught in elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, including at Bishop Shanahan in Downingtown.


Franciscan sister dies; ministered for 6 decades in health care

Posted on May 5th, 2015

Sister Carol Ann Zurlo, O.S.F.Sister Carol Ann Zurlo, O.S.F., was a registered nurse before she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, of which she was a member for 54 years.


Franciscan sister, a native of Ireland, dies at 81

Posted on April 14th, 2015

Sister Elena Goulding, O.S.F.Sister Elena Goulding, O.S.F., taught and served in prison ministry. In her later years she returned to minister in her native County Kerry.


Deacon Richard Stoughton dies at 72, serving his parish

Posted on April 7th, 2015

Deacon Richard L. StoughtonThe deacon, owner of an advertising firm in Chester County, died in the sacristy of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Coatesville while preparing for Mass on Palm Sunday.


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