Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

The Province is mourning the passing of two friars and eight sisters.

Fr. Robert Louis Krimkowski, OFM, 89, of Assumption BVM Province, died May 21 in Milwaukee, Wis.

Fr. Miro Wiese, OFM, 86, of Sacred Heart Province, died May 28 in Manitowoc, Wis. A Memorial Mass in his honor was celebrated June 17.

Several members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have died. Sr. Helen Veronica Hamill, OSF, 88, died on May 21, Sr. Mary Rita Barbernitz, OSF, 81, died on May 24, Sr. Ann Rosaire Bradley, OSF, 92, of Philadelphia, died May 28 in Aston, Pa., Sr. Eleanor Augustine Beckman, OSF, 88, died May 26, and Sr. Elsa Vazquez, OSF, 86, died June 23.

Sr. Eleanor Singer, FMSC, 89, of Peekskill, N.Y., died June 12.

Sr. Clare Selkind, OSC, a member of the Monastery of St. Clare in Travelers Rest, S.C., died June 21.

Sr. Margaret Pacheco, OSF, 89, a member of the Franciscans Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., died on June 22 in Olean, N.Y.

Editor’s note: 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 of friars of OFM provinces of the United States can also be found on

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