Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The Province is morning the deaths of a friar’s aunt and a friar’s nephew-in-law. Marianne Kroski, aunt and godmother of Dennis Bennett, OFM, of Silver Spring, Md., died March 28. She served for 28 years as parish secretary of St. Stephen of Hungary Church in New York City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s at …

Province Extends Sympathy to Family of Deceased

HNP Communications Around the Province

The Province is mourning the death of the first African American to be ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. Rev. Mr. Henry Dillard, 86, died on March 8. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Greenville, S.C. Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

During recent weeks, three Franciscan sisters and a friar from Ohio have passed to eternal life. Fr. Elgar Nadon OFM, 82, of St. John the Baptist Province, died Feb. 14 in Cincinnati. He was a priest for 55 years. Biographical information was published in the Feb. 26 issue of SJB News Notes. Two members of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., …

Province Extends Sympathy to Family of Deceased

HNP Communications Around the Province

The Province is mourning the death of a friar’s father. Gerald Hopeck Sr., 73, father of Gerald Hopeck, OFM, died Feb. 8. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 13 at St. March Church in Stratford, Conn. Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by calling the Provincial Office at 646-473-0265.    

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

During recent weeks, two members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and friars from two U.S. provinces have passed to eternal life. Br. Edward Makowiecki, OFM, 76, of Assumption Province, died in Milwaukee on Jan. 16. Two members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have died: Sr. Miriam Patrice Hausman, OSF, 77, on Feb. 6 in Aston, Pa., and …

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

HNP Communications Around the Province

The Province is mourning the death of several people connected to the friars’ ministries. Gordon Thomas, 90, father of Jocelyn Thomas, director of communications for Holy Name Province, died Jan. 22 in Somerset, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by John O’Connor, OFM, on Jan. 29 at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J. Roderick Hughes III, 70, a philosophy professor at …

Funeral Services Held for Albert Aldrich

Maria Hayes Friar News

RINGWOOD, N.J. — Albert Aldrich, OFM, 85, a Franciscan friar for 65 years, died Jan. 24 at Holy Name Friary. A wake was offered there on Jan. 28, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Jan. 29. Provincial Vicar Lawrence Hayes, OFM, served as principal celebrant. Burial followed at God’s Acre Cemetery in Ringwood. Early Years Albert was born …

Province Extends Sympathy to Family of Deceased

HNP Communications Around the Province

The Province is mourning the death of a friend of several friars. Joseph Sheehan, 62, graduate of St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., and Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., died on Jan. 6. He was a close friend of Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM, and many HNP friars. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 12 in Blauvelt, N.Y. Editor’s note: Contact information …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

During recent weeks, two sisters and three friars have passed to eternal life. Sr. Bethany Maak, SMIC, 89, died Jan. 18 in McAuley Health Care Center, Watchung, N.J. A Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Conception, she worked for many years with friars at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, N.Y. The funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

During recent weeks, several Franciscan friars and sisters have passed to eternal life. Two members of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., died recently: Sr. Rita Tomasulo, OSF, 89, on Nov. 13 and Sr. Mary Lawrence Scanlan, OSF, 92, on Nov. 24. Fr. Roger Srednicki, OFM, 83, of Assumption BVM Province, died Nov. 24 in Milwaukee, Wis. Fr. Thomas Shaughnessy, OFM, …