Obituaries

Beloved pastor, Cardinal Dougherty teacher dies at 90

Father John Mulgrew, a native of Philadelphia, was ordained in 1956 and taught at Dougherty for 15 years where he influenced many students. He was also pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in South Philadelphia.

Franciscan Sister Marie John Holland dies at 91

The former Marion Rita Holland was a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 67 years, serving at Hallahan High School for the past 20 years.

Sister Anna Fitzpatrick dies at 97, was nun for 77 years

The former Mary Margaret Fitzpatrick entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1942 and ministered in the archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark, and the Diocese of Allentown.

Sister of St. Joseph Helen Cantwell dies at age 87

Born Joan Frances Cantwell in Manayunk and graduating from St. John the Baptist School and Little Flower High School, she entered religious life in 1950 and ministered for 69 years.

Sister Patricia Ann Berger, I.H.M., dies at 81

The native of Mount Carmel, Pa. enter the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1955, taking the religious name Sister Mary Philomena. In recent years she served at St. Pius X School, Broomall.

Sister Rose Andrea Loughery, S.S.J., dies at age 67

Born Cynthia R. Loughery, the graduate of St. Luke Grade School in Glenside and Mount St. Joseph Academy High School was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 49 years.

Conshohocken native Sister Helen Marguerite Burke dies at 77

The former Sister Marguerite Helene entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Matthew Parish in 1961 and would go on to minister in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington.

St. Joseph Sister Patricia Louise Ruth dies at age 77

The former Sister Michael Louise entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, in 1962 from her home parish in Wilmington, Delaware. She ministered in Philadelphia and Wilmington.

Sister Loretta William dies; taught for 57 years

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Loretta William Fitzpatrick died at age 84 after 66 years in religious life. She served as a full-time teacher, tutor, teacher of religious instruction and teacher's aide.

Father Francis Bartos, Vietnam War chaplain, dies at 91

The former pastor of St. Justin Martyr Parish, Narberth served as a U.S. Air Force chaplain for 20 years, earning a Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Vietnam. His funeral Mass will be Sept. 24.