Obituaries

Life

Services set for Deacon Rongione
Aug 30 2014
A funeral Mass will be held for retired Deacon Frank Rongione Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., at St. Ursula in Parkville.

'Cookie' Harris remembered as passionate advocate for life
Aug 29 2014
Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, one of the leading pro-life advocates in Maryland died suddenly Aug. 28.

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, S.S.N.D., dies
Aug 27 2014
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Helena Murphy was offered Aug. 21.

Father Klein, 80, longtime hospital chaplain, dies
Aug 14 2014
Father Charles R. Klein served for 25 years as chaplain of what is now MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore.

Lotto-winning philanthropist Bernadette Gietka dies at 65
Aug 11 2014
Updated with comments. Shortly after winning the lottery, Gietka established Mary’s Fund Foundation.

Sister Patricia Ryan, S.S.N.D., dies
Aug 07 2014
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Patricia Ryan was offered July 31.

Deacon Schultz, 80, remembered for caring nature, homilies
Aug 07 2014
Deacon Joseph L. Schultz, a longtime deacon at St. Anthony of Padua/Most Precious Blood in Gardenville, died Aug. 4.

Halethorpe funeral offered for Father Messer, 90
Jul 28 2014
UPDATED with comments from many who knew him. A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Valentine Messer was offered July 21.

Sister Leonie Mary Sheehan, S.S.N.D., dies
Jul 24 2014
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Leonie Mary Sheehan was held June 23 in the Chapel at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Conn.

Sister Mary Mark Walsh, R.S.M.
Jul 16 2014
A funeral Mass for Sister of Mercy Mary Mark Walsh was offered July 15 at The Villa, a Baltimore retirement convent.

Sister Rosa Daly, D.C., dies
Jul 14 2014
A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Sister Rosa Daly was offered July 5 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg

Sister Dorothy Epple, O.S.F., dies
Jun 25 2014
A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Dorothy Epple will be offered June 30 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.

Sister Elizabeth Grannan, S.P., dies
Jun 03 2014
A funeral Mass was to be offered for Sister Elizabeth Grannan June 6.

Poet says Catholic agency helps women `compose their lives’
May 28 2014
Poet, actress and best-selling author Maya Angelou told an audience celebrating the 90th anniversary of a Milwaukee Catholic agency assisting single mothers that they are composers.

New Jersey priest dies during climbing expedition on Mount Hood
May 16 2014
UPDATED A 57-year-old Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, fell to his death May 12.