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  • Former OLG teacher passes away

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Sister Jane Meehan (formerly known as Sister Annmarie) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Feb. 4, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. The Mass of...

  • Deacon Bob Gettelfinger dies aged 96

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Deacon Robert Jerome Gettelfinger, decorated World War II veteran and beloved father of Dennis, Nancy, Teri and Geoff, passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2017, after a recent...

  • Bishop Emeritus William G. Curlin passes away

    CHARLOTTE — Bishop Emeritus William George Curlin, third Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte, was laid to rest Jan. 2, 2018, after funeral liturgies at St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte. Bishop Curlin...

  • Benedictine Abbot Oscar Burnett passes away peacefully Nov. 21

    BELMONT — The Right Reverend Oscar C. Burnett, seventh abbot of Belmont Abbey, died peacefully in the Lord on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, 2017. His body will be received at 7 p.m. Friday evening, Nov. 24,...

  • Father Reese passes away

    NICEVILLE, Fla. — Retired Father Charles Thomas Reese passed away Nov. 2, 2017.Born Dec. 27, 1923, in Wilmington, Del., he was one of seven children born to James M. Reese and Elizabeth Conovay Reese,...

  • Former IHM deacon passes away

    FOREST, Va. — Deacon Frederick Carlos Scarletto, 66, of Forest, Va., died on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The family will receive visitors on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church...

  • Deacon Knight, one of first ordained for the Charlotte diocese, passes away

    CHESTER, S.C. — Deacon Charles Knight, 85, of Chester, S.C., passed away Sept. 13, 2017, at his residence. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Our Lady Consolation...

  • Deacon Charles Dietsch passes away in Brevard

    BREVARD — Deacon Charles C. Dietsch was called home to heaven on Aug. 31, 2017, from his home in Brevard, in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.A wake will be held at Sacred Heart...

  • Deacon Drummer dies, aged 63

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Deacon Kenneth Lee Drummer died unexpectedly on Aug. 2, 2017, in Lakeland, Fla., at the age of 63. A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,...

  • St. Joseph Academy co-founder dies aged 98

    MAGGIE VALLEY — St. Joseph Sister Mary Isabel Carpenter, 98, died on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday, July 7, and at...

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