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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.

Art teacher, Sister Mary Deborah Abel, dies at 69

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Sister Mary Deborah Abel, I.H.M.Born in San Diego and raised in St. Clement Parish in Philadelphia, the I.H.M. sister taught art in schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese and Camden diocese.

Philadelphia priest and Air Force chaplain dies at 85

Posted on March 31st, 2015

Father Howard K. KrickFather Howard Krick rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and served at air bases around the world, celebrating Mass on Mount Fuji. He died last week at age 85.

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