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Mourning the Deaths of Franciscans

The Province has recently learned of the passing of a friar and three Franciscan sisters.

Vianney Sipulski, OFM,  a member of Assumption BVM Province, died on July 13 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was 87.

Two members of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., have died. Sr. Teresinha dos Santos, OSF, 90, died on Aug. 22 in Brazil and Sr. Margaret Rose Gilmore, OSF, 92, a native of New York City, died at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany.

Sr. Mary Jane Yassick, OSF, formerly Sr. Michael Mary, 85, died on Aug. 31 in Aston, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and had ministered mainly in elementary education and parish ministry.

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 the US Franciscans website.

– Compiled by Jocelyn Thomas

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