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Deaths in Franciscan Communities

Franciscan deaths

The Province is mourning the recent passing of three friars and two Franciscan sisters.

Sr. Eileen Rynne, OSF, 98, a member if the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., died on Aug. 6 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany.

Sr. M. Frances Pastusek, OSF, 90, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, died on Oct. 10 in Bethlehem, Pa.

Fr. Carl Graczyk, OFM, 75, of Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Province, died on Nov. 4 at St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.

Fr. Alain Bouchard, OFM, 84, a member of Canada’s Holy Spirit Province, died on Nov. 4 in Madagascar, where he had served as a missionary.

Fr. Fred Radtke, OFM, 80, of Sacred Heart Province, died on Nov. 5 in Manitowoc, Wis.

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 USFranciscans.org.

— Compiled by Jocelyn Thomas

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