Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

During recent weeks, four friars and three sisters have passed to eternal life.

Fr. Joel Byrne, OFM, 90, of St. John the Baptist Province, died April 21 in Cincinnati.

Sr. Rita Michael Aguillard, OSF, 98, of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., died April 20 in Allegany.

Br. Joel Soldenski, OFM, 91, of St. John the Baptist Province, died April 19. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 22 at St. Clement Church in St. Bernard, Ohio.

Sr. Patricia Redmond, OSF, 79, of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, died April 9 in Florida.

Fr. Howard Hudepohl, OFM, 86, of St. John the Baptist Province, died March 29 in Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 1 at St. Clement Church.

Fr. Edwin Bubrek, OFM, 87, of Immaculate Conception Province, died March 24 in La Jolla, Calif.

Sr. Lawrence Maria Hayden, FMSC, died March 23 in Peekskill, N.Y.

Editor’s note: HNP Today welcomes news of deaths of Franciscan brothers, priests and sisters. Submissions should be emailed to the Communications Office.

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