Franciscan priest, Philadelphia native, dies at 76 in N.J.

Father Thomas E. Kelly, O.F.M., 76, a professed Franciscan friar for 56 years and a priest for 50 years, died Aug. 6 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J. Born Dec. 12, 1935 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Thomas and Pauline (nee Walheim) Kelly. He attended St. Matthew School and Northeast Catholic High School, both in Philadelphia, then enrolled at St. Joseph Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., where he studied from 1953 to 1955. More ...

Sister Mary Christina Bryce, S.S.N.D.

School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Mary Christina Bryce, a grade school teacher who taught in schools in three states over five decades, died of congestive heart failure on July 20 at Maria Health Care Center in Baltimore, Md. She was 89 years old and had been a professed member of the School Sisters of […]

Dorothy Gill

In Loving Memory of Dorothy Gill July 30, 2003 When we look back upon our lives No matter when or where At every age and step and stage Mom, you were always there. You made us feel so safe and loved, Your kindness meant so much. We can still hear your words of cheer And feel your gentle touch. When we’d set out to bring about Some special dream or plan, Your pride in us was plain to see, You were our biggest fan. You’d hang in there to help us bear the stresses and the stings And always know when to let go So we could try our wings. Still today was are glad to say We feel your loving care In the deepest part of our grateful hearts. Mom, you were always there! We love you and miss you, Dorothy, donna, Joe, Linda, Mary, Michael and Anna

Sister Lorraine Schneider, M.M.S.

Sister Lorraine Schneider, M.M.S., a long-time resident of Philadelphia, died July 7 at Holy Redeemer Provincialate, Huntingdon Valley, after a long illness. She was 95. A medical technologist, research chemist and chemistry instructor from Superior, Wisc., she entered the Medical Mission Sisters in 1952, made her first vows in 1955 and professed vows for life […]

Sister Loretta Mary Enderle, I.H.M.

Sister Loretta Mary Enderle, I.H.M., formerly Eleanor T. Enderle, died in Camilla Hall Nursing Home June 17. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1934 and professed first vows in 1937. She was a jubilarian this year, celebrating her 75th anniversary of religious profession. Sister Loretta Mary […]

Sister Miriam Michael Volpe, I.H.M.

Sister Miriam Michael Volpe, I.H.M., 92, died in Camilla Hall Nursing Home June 23. Born Elizabeth C. Volpe, she was in her 73rd year of religious life. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Jan. 1, 1939 and professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1941. She ministered for […]

Sister M. Patricia G. McIntyre, I.H.M.

Sister M. Patricia G. McIntyre, I.H.M., formerly Sister Maria Amoris, died in Camilla Hall July 7. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1946 and professed first vows in 1949. She received her undergraduate degree from Immaculata College, now Immaculata University, and a master’s degree in education […]

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.