Obituaries

Sister Marian A. Pfaff, S.S.J.

Sister Marian A. Pfaff, S.S.J., formerly Sister Adelina, died June 17 at the age of 95. Sister Marian was born inPhiladelphia, the daughter of Charles E. and Mary A. Edwards Pfaff. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Matthew Parish inPhiladelphia’sMayfairsection Sept. 8, 1934. Sister Marian served in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia andNewark,N.J., […]

‘People-friendly’ priest, Father Nicholas Dinnini, dies at 52

Father Nicholas J. Dinnini, 52, a former Oblate of St. Joseph incardinated into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, died suddenly July 14 while attending a retreat in La Jolla, Calif. Born in Pottstown, the son of Isabel Mangan Dinnini and the late Richard J. Dinnini, he attended St. Aloysius Parochial School and St. Pius X High […]

Carole Sheeran

In memory of Carole Sheeran, wife of Gerry, mother of Patrick, who entered rest Aug. 11, 2009. You left us beautiful memories and are always in our thoughts. Sadly missed by the Sheeran Clan.

Gretchen (Sheeran) O’Mara

In memory of Gretchen (Sheeran) O’Mara, who entered rest Aug. 20, 2010. Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure. Loving you always, forgetting you never. Sadly missed by the Sheeran Clan.

Dorothy Gill

In loving memory of Dorothy Gill July 5, 1927 Wish we could be together on our birthday So you could be told in person How loved you are, How important you are, How often you are thought about, How continually you are cared about, How much you are missed. Wishing you were here, Happy birthday […]

Kevin Joseph Schenk

In loving memory of my son, Kevin Joseph Schenk 3/19/1985 to 7/4/2009 On his three year anniversary. “My Kevin from heaven,” July 4th will forever remain with us for the rest of our lives. We never got the chance to say goodbye. The pain of that day will live with us forever. The hole in our hearts will never heal. Kevin, you were truly sent to me from heaven above, to hold, to love. Kevin, in your brief length of time in this ordinary place we were blessed to have had you. Gone but never forgotten. We love you so and our whole lives have changed. Daddy, Mommy, Kasey, Grandmom and Molly

Sister Rita Francis Fiefhaus, O.S.F.

Sister Rita Francis Fiefhaus, O.S.F., 94, died May 25 in Assisi House. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years. Sister Rita Francis was born Mary Isabel Fiefhaus in Philadelphia, where she was a member of St. Bonaventure Parish. She entered the congregation in 1938 and […]

Sister Theresa Charles Grant, F.M.S.C.

Sister Theresa Charles Grant, F.M.S.C., died at the Sisters’ Infirmary in Peekskill, N.Y., on Thursday, May 24. Sister Theresa Charles was a member of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart since 1936 and was professed in 1938. Sister Theresa Charles received her bachelor’s degree from Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, N.Y., and her […]

Sister Rosemary Haslam, S.S.J.

Sister Rosemary Haslam, S.S.J., formerly Sister Muriel Loretta, died May 27 at the age of 76. Sister Rosemary was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Joseph W. and Ruth D. Staub-Haslam. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Bridget Parish in Philadelphia on September 10, 1953. Sister Rosemary served in the Archdioceses of […]

Sister Brigid Marie Mcllearney, S.B.S.

Sister Brigid Marie Mcllearney, S.B.S., died May 8 at St. Michael Hall, at the motherhouse in Bensalem. She was born Veronica Bernice in Toronto, Canada, on Dec. 11, 1922. Sister Brigid entered the convent Aug. 28, 1944. On July 16, 1945, she became a novice and was given the name, Sister Mary Brigid Marie. She […]