Obituaries

Msgr. Joseph Corley, beloved pastor and friend, dies at 72

The pastor of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Darby, dean for Eastern Delaware County and rector of Villa St. Joseph died there June 29 after a short illness. His viewing is July 2 and the funeral Mass July 3.

Auto executive Iacocca recalled for love of family during funeral Mass

Though he achieved fame as an automobile executive and leader of a private initiative to renovate the Statue of Liberty, Lee Iacocca valued family above all else in life, said a priest who eulogized him during his funeral Mass July 10.

First woman religious to lead Catholic Health Association dies at 101

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (CNS) — Mercy Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub, a nurse who entered religious life and eventually led what is now called the Catholic Health Association of the United States, died July 6 at age 101 at McAuley Life Center, a retirement home run by her order, in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills. […]

Funeral rites set for Sister Anne Bradley, S.S.J.

The former Sister Bernard Patrick entered the sisters of St. Joseph in 1954 from Delaware County and served in major archdioceses in the Mid-Atlantic. She was 84. The funeral Mass will be May 28.

Sister Patricia Ann O’Neill, S.S.J., dies at age 73

The Sister of St. Joseph, formerly Sister Hugh Patrice, was born in Ridley Park and graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School. She entered religious life in 1964 and served in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Bishop Joseph Galante, bishop of Camden, dies at 80

A former Philadelphia priest, he earned master's and doctoral degrees, served in Rome and was known for his skills in communications. He was a bishop in Texas before heading the Camden Diocese until 2013.

Laughter Tim Conway ‘gave world will never be replaced,’ says daughter

In the years leading up to his successful TV career, Conway had a lot of ups and downs, but he once told Catholic News Service in an interview that he was able to weather it all because of his Catholic faith.

Deacon Joseph Niland of Bensalem dies at 86

The retired permanent deacon was ordained in 1989 and served at the former St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bensalem until his retirement in 2008. He is survived by three children and one granddaughter.

West Phila. native and longtime Daughter of Charity dies at 93

Sister Jane Marie Otterson served in a wide variety of ministries across the Mid-Atlantic states during her 71 years in religious life, after Transfiguration Parish and West Catholic High School.

Sister Rose Edward Carlin, S.S.J., dies at age 86

The former Agnes Marie Carlin was one of three sisters, one of whom was also a Sister of St. Joseph, from Washington, D.C. She served in religious life for 69 years.