Obituaries

Beloved pastor emeritus Msgr. Joseph Kane dies at 82

The retired pastor of St. Robert Parish in Warrington once said he never had a bad priestly assignment in his 54 years of ministry. In addition to loving his parishioners, he was a big Phillies fan.

Franciscan Sister, a nurse for 50+ years in archdiocese, dies at 88

Sister Helen Veronica Hamill, O.S.F., was a Philadelphia native who spent most of her 67 years in the Franciscan congregation in health care, primarily as a nurse in Catholic hospitals.

Former pastor, renowned for his preaching, dies at 77

Father John Wilz was a former teacher at Roman Catholic High School and pastor emeritus of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Horsham. "When he preached, he taught," said a priest friend.

I.H.M. sister, longtime Catholic high school teacher, dies at 80

Sister Immaculata Mary Jerome was a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for 59 years. She served at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls for 16 years.

Sister of St. Joseph, hospital chaplain and teacher, dies at 79

Sister Patricia Lee Murphy, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Thomas Josepha), served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark in her 61 years in religious life.

Sister Eugenie Madeleine Gaddi, S.S.J., dies at 89

In her 72 years of religious life, she held several leadership positions with the Sisters of St. Joseph congregation and served as a teacher.

Msgr. John Boland, active in Hispanic ministry since 1950s, dies at 86

Before he led St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Wales as pastor for 20 years, Msgr. Boland trained in Puerto Rico just after ordination and went on to serve many parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Peace advocate Father Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

Once arrested for damaging missiles at the GE plant in King of Prussia, the Jesuit priest's protests led to several stays in federal prison. His poetry inspired generations of peace activists since the early 1960s.

St. Joseph Sister dies at 79, was grant writer and teacher

Sister Barbara Ann Teresa Boyle, S.S.J., taught in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and dioceses in New Jersey, where she also worked to obtain grants for service agencies and her own congregation.

Sister Marie Joanne dies at age 82

The Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary taught in elementary schools for most of her 64 years in religious life.