Msgr. Paul Curran, former Catholic education leader, dies at 90
He was ordained in 1957 and would go on to serve as assistant superintendent of schools and vicar for Catholic education, as well as pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Huntingdon Valley.
Sister Mary Dolores Sneeringer, S.S.J., dies at 94
The former Sister St. Ida was a Sister of St. Joseph for 75 years and would go on to serve in four dioceses, including the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
Father Francis Cornely, teacher and parish priest, dies at 100
The former pastor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in Essington also taught at St. John Neumann High School and Cardinal Dougherty High School.
Sister Francesca Onley dies; led Holy Family University for 33 years
True to her own motto, the Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth grew the Catholic university in Philadelphia "little by little" to great achievement. She died April 17 at age 88.
Sister Joan Grelis dies, was Sister of St. Joseph for 78 years
After graduating from Little Flower High School, she entered religious life in 1942 and would go on to minister in four dioceses, including in Philadelphia.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Kratzinger dies at 85
She was a Sister of St. Joseph for almost 68 years, ministering for all those years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, primarily as a longtime teacher at archdiocesan high schools as well as St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Sister Cora Marie McGuire, M.S.B.T., dies at 91
The Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity spent 72 years of religious life primarily in religious education and parish life, from New England to the Mid-Atlantic states.
Sister Madeleine Jude Hamilton, S.S.J., dies at 81
The former Margaret Veronica Hamilton of St. William School and John W. Hallahan High School in Philadelphia served all of her 51 years as a Sister of St. Joseph in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
Sister Dolores Ann Moriarty dies at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown
The former Sister William Dolores was a Sister of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill for 65 years, having served in the Philadelphia Archdiocese plus Washington and Trenton. She was 84.
Sister Dolores Ann Dennin dies, was I.H.M. sister for 73 years
The Harrisburg native earned two graduate degrees and ministered for 58 years in Catholic high schools, plus ministry in grade schools and a mental health clinic. She was 90.