Province Extends Sympathy to Family of Deceased

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The Province is mourning the death of the employee of a New York City parish. Karen Kraft, bookkeeper at St. Stephen of Hungary Church, New York City, died Sept. 3. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 6 at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J. Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by …

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The Province is mourning the death of a friar’s brother and a parish deacon. Donald Madden, brother of Michael Madden, OFM, died Aug. 15. Deacon Edward Higgins, 89, of St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes, N.J., died Aug. 17. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s on Aug. 20. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Margaret …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

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During recent weeks, three Franciscan sisters have passed to eternal life. Sr. Teresa Dericks, OSC, of the Monastery of St. Clare in Jamaica Plain, Mass., died July 30. She was one of the Poor Clares stationed in Gumma Ken, Japan, when the foundation started. Sr. Mary David Fraine, OSC, also from Jamaica Plain, died Aug. 17. Sr. Ellen Marie Mulloy, …

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The Province is mourning the deaths of a friar’s relative and the death of a friar with close ties to Holy Name Province. Fr. Stephen Sabbagh, OFM, of the Custody of the Holy Land, died Aug. 6. Fr. Stephen professed first vows with Holy Name Province, studied at Holy Name College and was ordained with the class of 1959. A …

Province Extends Sympathy to Family of Deceased

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The Province is mourning the death of a friar’s sibling. Christopher Wilson, younger brother of Anthony Wilson, OFM, of Lima, Peru, died on July 15. 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

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During recent weeks, a friar from a Midwest province has passed to eternal life. Fr. Juniper Damian Bala, OFM, 81, a member of the Assumption BVM Province, died July 15 in Wisconsin. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 22. Editor’s note: HNP Today welcomes news of deaths of Franciscan brothers, priests and sisters. Submissions should be emailed to the Communications …

Province Extends Sympathy to Family of Deceased

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The Province is mourning the death of a friar’s sibling. Anne Gorman, 78, sister of Cassian Miles, OFM, of Butler, N.J., died at her home in Neptune, N.J., on July 5. A Mass of Christian Burial is being celebrated at 10 a.m. on July 10 at Holy Innocents Church, Neptune. Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be …

Funeral Services Held for Brian Hart

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BUTLER, N.J. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St Anthony of Padua Church on July 8 for Brian Hart, OFM, 69, who died July 3 in Wayne, N.J. Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM, presided at the Mass for Brian, who was a professed Franciscan for 39 years. Steven Pavignano, OFM, preached the homily. Burial followed at Mount Calvary Cemetery in …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

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During recent weeks, a friar and an Allegany sister have died. Br. Brian Flynn, OFM, a member of St. Barbara Province for 40 years and originally a member of Holy Name Province, died June 16, at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 20 at Holy Name Friary. Sr. Susan McGillicuddy, OSF, 74, of …

Province Extends Sympathy to Family of Deceased

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The Province is mourning the death of a friar’s relative. Matthew James O’Connell Jr., great nephew of Neil O’Connell, OFM, died June 22. Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by calling the Provincial Office at 646-473-0265.

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The Province is mourning the death of two friars’ relatives. Karla Thomas, sister-in-law of Alan Thomas, OFM, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died May 29. JoLee O’Reilly, niece of John Quinn, OFM, died June 11. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 14 at St. Catherine Laboure Church, Middletown, N.J. Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained …