Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

HNP Communications Around the Province

The Holy Name community is mourning the deaths of friars’ relatives.

Jeffery Steiner, brother-in-law of Francis Critch, OFM, died Nov. 11 at the age of 57 in Newfoundland, Canada.

Peter Leonard, father of John Leonard, OFM, died Nov. 14. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 19 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Melrose, Mass.

In addition, the friars mourn the deaths of several friars of other English-speaking provinces.

Fr. Sebastian Buccellato, OFM, of Immaculate Conception Province. Fr. Sebastian died Nov. 4 at the age of 85. 

Fr. Patrick John McCormick, OFM, a member of Holy Spirit Province in Australia, died on Nov. 12.

Fr. Robert Niemeyer, OFM, a member of Sacred Heart Province, died on Nov. 17. He was 97 years old.