The Holy Name Province community is mourning the deaths of two friars’ relatives.
Carmela Bonanno, mother of Raphael Bonanno, OFM, of Boston, died June 26. She was 102 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at St. Luke’s Church in Belmont, Mass.
Rosaline Gagich, sister of Nathanael Necaster, OFM, of Boston, died June 28 at the age of 86. A funeral will be held July 2 at St. George Orthodox Church in Hermitage, Pa.
In addition, two friars from other English-speaking provinces recently met Sister Death.
• Fr. Peter Paul James, OFM, a member of St. John the Baptist Province, died June 18 in Grapevine, Texas. He was 86 years old.
• Fr. Thomas Carolan, OFM, a member of Sacred Heart Province, died June 20 in Sherman, Ill. He was 79.