Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

HNP Communications Around the Province

The Province is mourning the death of relatives of two friars.

Wanda Fehl, 61, niece of Fr. Martin Bednar, OFM, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Jan. 22.

Gertrude Hoffstetter, 92, aunt of F. Edward Coughlin, OFM, of Allegany, N.Y, died Jan. 7. A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 13 at St. Martin of Tours Church in Buffalo, N.Y.

Thomas Melady, 86, former ambassador to the Vatican, died Jan. 6. He had been honored by the Franciscan Mission Service in 2012.

Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by calling the Provincial Office at 646-582-2879.