Obituaries

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Sister Marguerite Mary Guidera, S.S.N.D., served 64 years
Jun 29 2016
School Sister of Notre Dame Marguerite Mary Guidera died June 21 at age 85.

Sister Catherine Marie McGranary, D.C., served for 69 years
Jun 26 2016
Sister Catherine Marie McGranary, of the Daughters of Charity, had served as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 69 years.

Last priest who was imprisoned in Dachau camp dies
Jun 15 2016
Father Hermann Scheipers, the last surviving priest who was imprisoned in the notorious Dachau prison camp, died June 2 in his North Rhine hometown of Ochtrup, Germany, at age 102.

Sister Georgine Marie Smith, O.S.F., served 41 years in Archdiocese of Baltimore
Jun 13 2016
Sister Georgine Marie taught in schools around the region, including Immaculate Conception School, Towson; Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Essex; and Shrine of the Little Flower School, Baltimore.

Sister Ann Rosaire Bradley, O.S.F., long-time educator, dies at 92
Jun 13 2016
A funeral Mass was offered for Sister Ann Rosaire Bradley of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia June 7 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She died May 28; she was 92.

Sister Eleanor Augustine Beckman, O.S.F., former Essex teacher, dies
Jun 08 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Eleanor Augustine Beckman of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered June 2. She was a former teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.

Ali known not just for prowess in ring but also for faith, generosity
Jun 06 2016
Muhammad Ali leaves an indelible mark on the world not only as a fighter and athlete but as a man of faith, courage and generosity.

Sister Helen Veronica Hamill, O.S.F., focused ministry on healthcare
Jun 02 2016
Sister Helen Veronica Hamill ministered most of her life in healthcare. Her funeral Mass was offered May 26.

Sister Mary Rita Barbernitz, O.S.F., Baltimore native, dies at 81
Jun 02 2016
Born in Baltimore, Sister Mary Rita grew up a member of St. Clement Mary Hofbauer in Rosedale and graduated from The Catholic High School of Baltimore.

Slovak nun who died in Kenya to be buried in South Sudan, where she served
May 25 2016
The body of murdered Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova, 58, director of St. Bakhita Medical Center in Yei, South Sudan, will be interred in Yei, not in Kenya as earlier planned.

Ursuline sister taught in Cumberland schools
May 24 2016
In Cumberland, Sister Annalita taught at the parish schools at Ss. Peter and Paul from 1948 to 1952 and St. Mary from 1964 to 1965. She died May 21.

Sister Mary Clarice Proctor, O.S.P., worked as educator
May 11 2016
A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Clarice Proctor of the Oblate Sisters of Providence will be offered May 12 at Our Lady of Mount Providence Chapel in Baltimore. Sister Mary Clarice died May 8; she was 80.

Father Berrigan hailed as visionary who was ruled by faith at funeral Mass
May 09 2016
Father Berrigan was remembered as a “fierce, mischievous visionary" and a “Beatnik Jesuit friend.”

In Memoriam: Pray for the deceased clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore
May 08 2016
Please pray for these members of the clergy who served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and died in the months of May-December.

Sister Julia Walsh, D.C. dies at 99
May 05 2016
A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity Sister Julia Walsh will be offered May 7 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. She spent much of her 77 years of ministry in nursing.