Obituaries

Life

Father Joseph Girzone, author of ‘Joshua’ novels, dies at 85
Dec 02 2015
Father Joseph Girzone, who became far more prominent in retirement than during active ministry because of his “Joshua” series of novels, died Nov. 29.

Sister Linda Anne Greenberg, I.H.M., dies at 76
Dec 02 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Linda Anne Greenberg of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at the IHM Center in Scranton, Pa.

Sister Mary Peter Kerner, O.S.F., dies at 79
Nov 03 2015
Sister Mary Peter Kerner ministered with the Nehemiah Project in Baltimore from 1992 to 1993.

Sister Francis Carmel Gonzon, O.S.F., former educator, dies at 71
Oct 23 2015
Sister Francis Carmel Gonzon of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was a former educator in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Sister Anne McMahon, O.S.F., dies at 98
Oct 13 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Anne McMahon of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered Oct. 7 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.

Sister Patricia Ellen Cosgrove, O.S.F., dies at 85
Oct 02 2015
A funeral Mass for Sister Patricia Ellen Cosgrove of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered Sept. 22 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Patricia was active in healthcare ministries.

Deacon Ray Britt remembered for gentleness, quiet wisdom
Sep 29 2015
Retired Deacon Ray Britt was remembered as a “Southern gentleman.”

Sister Rosalie Murphy remembered as pioneering presence in archdiocese
Sep 15 2015
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Rosalie Murphy, the first woman to lead a major division at the Catholic Center in Baltimore, died Sept. 12.

‘Art in Heaven:’ Archdiocese bids farewell to Monsignor Valenzano
Sep 11 2015
In a final sendoff marked with heartfelt displays of raw emotion, hundreds of people said goodbye to Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano.

Monsignor Valenzano, basilica rector who touched the lives of thousands, succumbs to cancer
Sep 06 2015
Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano, basilica rector and a man described by Archbishop Lori as a priest of "tremendous pastoral love," died Sept. 5.

Former principal of Holy Spirit School dies
Sep 04 2015
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Trinita DiGiacomo, former principal of Holy Spirit School in Baltimore, was offered Aug. 18.

Joseph Spadaro, first CFO for archdiocese, dies after battle with Parkinson’s
Sep 01 2015
Joseph A. Spadaro Jr., the first chief financial officer for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Aug. 24 following a 10-year battle with Parkinson’s disease

Sister Marie Timmerman, M.H.S.H., dies Aug. 7
Aug 12 2015
A funeral Mass for Mission Helper of the Sacred Heart Sister Marie Timmerman was offered Aug. 12.

Sister Dorothy Cotterell, S.U.S.C., dies at 92
Aug 10 2015
A funeral Mass for Holy Union Sister Dorothy Cotterell was offered July 23.

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.