NEW YORK — Holy Name Province is mourning the deaths of a father and nephew of friars.
Paul Kessing, 61, nephew of Bernardine Kessing, OFM, of Boston, died June 23. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 26 in Andover, Conn.
Matthew Pravetz, father of Matthew Pravetz, OFM, of New York, died June 24 in Cape Town, South Africa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered July 10 at Holy Name of Jesus Church on West 96th Street in New York.
In addition, the friars are mourning the deaths of Nicholas Colletti, physician for the friars in Triangle, Va., who died July 1, and Br. Conrad Duran, OFM, a former member of Holy Name Province who transferred to St. Barbara Province. Br. Conrad died Feb. 15 at 86 years of age.