Deaths in Franciscan Communities

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Franciscan deaths

Holy Name Province is mourning the recent passing of four friars and a Franciscan sister.

Br. James Boyle, TOR, 71, a member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular, died May 30 in Pittsburgh.

Fr. Dominic Hession, OFM, 79, a member of the Province of Ireland, died on June 7 in South Africa.

Two members of Assumption BVM Province have died: Fr. Bede Hepnar, OFM, 86, on June 4 and Fr. Raymond Paul Zsolczai, OFM, 93, on June 5, both in Milwaukee, Wis.

Sr. Christine Marie Nicoletto, OSF, 83, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, died June 6 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.

Editor’s note: Each month, HNP Today publishes news of the deaths of Franciscan brothers, priests and sisters. Information should be emailed to the HNP Communications Office. Announcements about deaths in the United States can also be found on

— Compiled by Jocelyn Thomas

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