Obituaries

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Deacon Miller remembered for compassion, humility and family
Aug 17 2016
A funeral Mass was offered for Deacon Donald W. Miller Aug. 13 at St. John in Westminster, his home parish since 2003.

Sister Ellen Smith served as teacher, administrator at Mother Seton Academy
Aug 15 2016
Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Ellen Smith, who taught and served as an administrator at Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, died Aug. 11.

Sister Francis Marie Usher, S.S.N.D., remembered for prolific ministry over 77 years
Aug 09 2016
Sister Francis Marie Usher of the School Sisters of Notre Dame died July 28 at the age of 98.

Irish Bishop Edward Daly, known as peacemaker, dies at 82
Aug 09 2016
Bishop Edward Daly of Derry, known for his tireless advocacy for peace and reconciliation during decades of sectarian tension in Northern Ireland, died in a hospital in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Aug. 8.

Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said
Aug 01 2016
Father Hamel’s murder in northern France – by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State – prompted sorrow and outrage from Muslim leaders.

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.