Obituaries

Life

Sister Claire Grieco, M.P.F., dies
Oct 10 2014
A funeral Mass for Sister Claire Grieco, a member of the Religious Teachers Filippini, will be offered Oct. 14.

Sister Anne Joseph Edelen, D.C., dies
Oct 06 2014
A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity Sister Anne Joseph Edelen was offered Sept. 13.

Sister Regina Mary Leonard, O.S.F., dies
Oct 06 2014
A funeral Mass for Franciscan Sister Regina Mary Leonard will be offered Oct. 6 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.

Deacon Keenan, longtime St. Ursula minister, remembered as ‘people oriented’
Sep 24 2014
Deacon Robert “Bob” G. Keenan Sr., a longtime deacon at St. Ursula in Parkville and a retired public school teacher, died Sept. 23.

Sister Marian Hagner, D.C., dies
Sep 15 2014
A funeral Mass for Sister Marian Hagner, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, was offered Sept. 13.

Deacon Rongione, 89, ‘always had a good message’
Sep 09 2014
Deacon Frank Rongione Sr. died Aug. 27. He was 89.

Services set for Deacon Rongione
Aug 30 2014
A funeral Mass will be held for retired Deacon Frank Rongione Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., at St. Ursula in Parkville.

'Cookie' Harris remembered as passionate advocate for life
Aug 29 2014
Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, one of the leading pro-life advocates in Maryland died suddenly Aug. 28.

Sister Mary Helena Murphy, S.S.N.D., dies
Aug 27 2014
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Helena Murphy was offered Aug. 21.

Father Klein, 80, longtime hospital chaplain, dies
Aug 14 2014
Father Charles R. Klein served for 25 years as chaplain of what is now MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore.

Lotto-winning philanthropist Bernadette Gietka dies at 65
Aug 11 2014
Updated with comments. Shortly after winning the lottery, Gietka established Mary’s Fund Foundation.

Sister Patricia Ryan, S.S.N.D., dies
Aug 07 2014
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Patricia Ryan was offered July 31.

Deacon Schultz, 80, remembered for caring nature, homilies
Aug 07 2014
Deacon Joseph L. Schultz, a longtime deacon at St. Anthony of Padua/Most Precious Blood in Gardenville, died Aug. 4.

Halethorpe funeral offered for Father Messer, 90
Jul 28 2014
UPDATED with comments from many who knew him. A funeral Mass for Father Joseph Valentine Messer was offered July 21.

Sister Leonie Mary Sheehan, S.S.N.D., dies
Jul 24 2014
A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Leonie Mary Sheehan was held June 23 in the Chapel at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Conn.