Obituaries

Life

Father Murray, Jesuit visionary, served varied roles in Baltimore Archdiocese
Jul 29 2016
Baltimore native served as president of Loyola Blakefield and director of communications for archdiocese.

Xaverian brother served as principal of Mount St. Joseph High
Jul 28 2016
Xaverian Brother Peter Donohue served primarily in education and prison ministry. He was a Xaverian brother for 72 years.

Father Alphonse Rose was a pastor in Bel Air, and rector of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. (CR File) Father Rose, Baltimore native, remembered as ‘great man,’ priest
Jul 26 2016
A priest for 60 years, Father Rose is remembered for his bravery, compassion, intellect and service.

Foundress of order of women religious dies at Mass honoring her vocation
Jul 09 2016
Mother Rosemae Pender, 94, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, died unexpectedly during a June 26 Mass of Thanksgiving for Consecrated Life.

Sister Rosanna Dorn, O.S.U., Cumberland native, dies at 84
Jul 01 2016
A funeral Mass was held for Ursuline Sister Rosanna Dorn June 24 at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Louisville, Ky.

Sister Marguerite Mary Guidera, S.S.N.D., served 64 years
Jun 29 2016
School Sister of Notre Dame Marguerite Mary Guidera died June 21 at age 85.

Sister Catherine Marie McGranary, D.C., served for 69 years
Jun 26 2016
Sister Catherine Marie McGranary, of the Daughters of Charity, had served as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 69 years.

Last priest who was imprisoned in Dachau camp dies
Jun 15 2016
Father Hermann Scheipers, the last surviving priest who was imprisoned in the notorious Dachau prison camp, died June 2 in his North Rhine hometown of Ochtrup, Germany, at age 102.

Sister Georgine Marie Smith, O.S.F., served 41 years in Archdiocese of Baltimore
Jun 13 2016
Sister Georgine Marie taught in schools around the region, including Immaculate Conception School, Towson; Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Essex; and Shrine of the Little Flower School, Baltimore.

Sister Ann Rosaire Bradley, O.S.F., long-time educator, dies at 92
Jun 13 2016
A funeral Mass was offered for Sister Ann Rosaire Bradley of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia June 7 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She died May 28; she was 92.

Sister Eleanor Augustine Beckman, O.S.F., former Essex teacher, dies
Jun 08 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Eleanor Augustine Beckman of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered June 2. She was a former teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.

Ali known not just for prowess in ring but also for faith, generosity
Jun 06 2016
Muhammad Ali leaves an indelible mark on the world not only as a fighter and athlete but as a man of faith, courage and generosity.

Sister Helen Veronica Hamill, O.S.F., focused ministry on healthcare
Jun 02 2016
Sister Helen Veronica Hamill ministered most of her life in healthcare. Her funeral Mass was offered May 26.

Sister Mary Rita Barbernitz, O.S.F., Baltimore native, dies at 81
Jun 02 2016
Born in Baltimore, Sister Mary Rita grew up a member of St. Clement Mary Hofbauer in Rosedale and graduated from The Catholic High School of Baltimore.

Slovak nun who died in Kenya to be buried in South Sudan, where she served
May 25 2016
The body of murdered Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova, 58, director of St. Bakhita Medical Center in Yei, South Sudan, will be interred in Yei, not in Kenya as earlier planned.