The Holy Name Province community is mourning the death of a friar’s relative and an alumnus of St. Bonaventure University.
Arthur Harrington, uncle of Brian Smail, OFM, of New York City, died Oct. 22 in Portland, Maine, at the age of 85.
Maurice “Rease” Roche, of Callicoon, N.Y., died Oct. 15 at the age of 71. A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Oct. 21 at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon. Roche, a 1961 graduate of SBU who frequently returned to the Allegany, N.Y., campus for alumni events, was a lifelong friend of the Sullivan County friars.
In addition, the friars extend sympathy to the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany on the loss of three of their members:
• Sr. William Francis O’Donnell, OSF, died Oct. 10 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany.
• Sr. Mary Conrad Wiersteiner, OSF, died Oct. 15 at Convento Mãe Admirável in Anapolis, Brazil.
• Sr. Maria Helena Guimaraes Sepulveda, OSF, died Oct. 20 at Convento Mãe Admirável.
Editor’s note: Beginning with the Nov. 9 issue of this newsletter, recent deaths of Franciscans will be listed in the “Franciscan World” section. Death notices of friar relatives and friends of the Province will continue to appear under “Announcements & Updates.”