Obituaries

Life

Callum researched, shared story of Maryland black Catholics
Jul 29 2015
St. Francis Xavier Church in East Baltimore bade farewell July 28 to the scholar who made its rich history come alive.

Sister Marie Charles Grauer remembered as selfless educator
Jul 27 2015
Sister Marie Charles Grauer, a School Sister of Notre Dame who taught girls the finer points of grammar, composition and literature for more than three decades at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, died July 20 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore.

Cardinal Baum, longest serving U.S. cardinal, witnessed and made history
Jul 25 2015
Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88.

Deacon John Parrish remembered for hands-on style
Jul 22 2015
A funeral Mass for Deacon John Parrish, who ministered at Resurrection of Our Lord in Laurel for 16 years, was offered June 10 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Deacon Bee remembered as a ‘walking homily’
Jul 21 2015
Deacon James Edward Bee, who served the parishioners of St. Ann in Baltimore for nearly 30 years, was remembered for his working understanding of the concept of holiness, and the efficacy it brought to his ministry. A funeral Mass will be offered July 25 at St. Ann for Deacon Bee, who died July 17.

Sister Louise Del Carpine, M.P.F., dies at 87
Jul 20 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Louise Del Carpine, a member of the Religious Teachers Filippini, was offered July 10 at the St. Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh in Morristown, N.J. Sister Louise, who taught sixth grade at Our Lady of Pompei School in Highlandtown from 1956 to 1957, died July 7.

William Gaudreau, leading post-Vatican II architect, dies at 84
Jul 09 2015
William Gaudreau, an architect who designed many churches and other structures in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died July 6.

Sister Judith O'Neill, O.S.F., area educator, dies at 84
Jul 02 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Judith O’Neill of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was to be offered July 7 in Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Judith, a professed Sister of St. Francis for 63 years, died June 29. She was 84.

Sister Irene Juras, O.S.F., former Baltimore educator, dies
Jul 01 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Irene Juras of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered July 1 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Irene died June 28.

Sister Helene Fee, I.H.M., dies at 76
Jun 30 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Helene Fee of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was offered June 26 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa.

Sister Mary Joan Kelleher dies at 95
Jun 15 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Joan Kelleher of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was offered June 13 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Mary Joan, who taught in Dundalk for 16 years, died June 10. She was 95.

Father Huegelmeyer, Maryknoll missionary to Central America, dies
Jun 12 2015
A funeral Mass for Maryknoll Father Charles T. Huegelmeyer, a Baltimore native and missionary to Central America, was offered June 9 at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Maryknoll, N.Y. Father Huegelmeyer died May 31 at Mission St. Teresa’s Residence in Ossining, N.Y. He was 90

Sister Rose Monica Katusz, O.S.F., missionary to Africa, dies
Jun 09 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Rose Monica Katusz, a Dundalk parishioner and alumna of The Catholic High School of Baltimore, was offered June 2 at Our Lady of Angels Convent Chapel in Aston, Pa. Sister Rose died May 30 at Assisi House in Aston. She was 68.

Sister Marie Duerr, S.U.S.C., dies at 85
Jun 08 2015
A funeral Mass for Holy Union Sister Marie Duerr was offered June 2 at Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River, Mass. Sister Marie died May 29. She was 85.

Father Thomas Loftus put preaching into practice
Jun 04 2015
Redemptorist Father Thomas Brendan Loftus, who served at Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Highlandtown and Our Lady of Fatima in Baltimore, died May 31.