Obituaries

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Bishop Newman, remembered for doing ‘what I was asked to do’ for Baltimore Archdiocese, dies at 88
May 20 2017
Bishop William C. Newman, who served as a parish priest, superintendent of schools and auxiliary bishop, died May 20.

Sister Marie Lucille Summers dies at 87, served seniors
May 15 2017
A funeral Mass for Bon Secours Sister Marie Lucille Summers was offered May 8 at the Sisters of Bon Secours Chapel in Marriottsville. Sister Marie Lucille died May 4; she was 87.

School Sister Jane Claire Simon dies at 86
May 10 2017
A memorial Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Jane Claire Simon was offered at Villa Assumpta in Towson April 25. Sister Jane was 86 when she died April 11.

Army Special Forces soldier mourned in Harford County after giving ‘last full measure of devotion’
May 09 2017
Father John "Jack" Ward, pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Abingdon, offered the funeral Mass for U.S. Staff Sgt. Mark Rochetto de Alencar.

Sister Joyce Ann Helfrich dies at 68
Apr 24 2017
Sister Joyce Ann Helfrich's ministry to children with special needs included teaching at Villa Maria School and what is now St. Vincent’s Villa, both in Timonium.

Sister Hilda Gleason, D.C., dies at 102
Apr 10 2017
Sister Hilda Gleason died March 28. She was 102 and with the Daughters of Charity for 84 years.

Sister Mary Cordelia Eckert, hospital administrator, dies at 94
Apr 03 2017
A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Cordelia Eckert, a former hospital administrator, was offered March 25 at Mercy Villa in Baltimore. Sister Cordelia died March 20.

Sister Barbara Ann Brzeczko, F.S.S.J., former St. Casimir teacher and principal, dies
Apr 03 2017
Born in Baltimore in 1937, Franciscan Sister of St. Joseph Barbara Ann Brzeczko professed her first vows in 1959.

Sister Mary Christopher Bourke, former principal who served students well beyond graduation, dies
Apr 02 2017
Serving mainly in education, Sister Mary Christopher was appointed principal of the former Mount St. Agnes High School in Baltimore at age 30, a position she held for most of her ministry.

Cardinal Keeler entombed in basilica undercroft
Mar 28 2017
“There’s no more appropriate place for the cardinal to be buried than this place he truly, truly loved with all his heart,” said Father Gilbert Seitz.

As in his life, all welcomed at Cardinal Keeler’s funeral Mass
Mar 28 2017
Mourners from near and far, and all walks of life and various creeds, filled the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland March 28 for the funeral Mass of Cardinal Keeler.

Cardinal Keeler lightened load for pallbearers, other priests
Mar 28 2017
Several pallbearers talked about the genuine care and concern Cardinal Keeler showed for the priests of the archdiocese.

Cardinal Keeler remembered: 'There goes a prince'
Mar 28 2017
Father Michael White remembered Cardinal Keeler as a "tornado" of nonstop work who considered it the "highest form of asceticism" to never waste a moment.

Cardinal Keeler’s body received at Baltimore Basilica
Mar 27 2017
Ten pallbearers carried the casket up the steps of the U.S.’s first cathedral, which Cardinal Keeler had restored to the vision of its architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Former Baltimore mayor remembers Cardinal Keeler as ‘special human being’
Mar 27 2017
Schmoke said the key to Cardinal Keeler’s effectiveness as a leader was his ability to listen.