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Father Raymond F. Uschold (1930-2017)
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:00 pm
Father Raymond F. Uschold, a retired diocesan priest, died April 26, 2017, at Elderwood Skilled Nursing in Amherst. He was 87 years of age.
Father David J. Peter (1940-2017)
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 10:00 am
Father David J. Peter, a retired diocesan priest, died April 17, 2017, at the Brothers of Mercy facility in Clarence. He was 76 years of age.
Sister Mary Marcella Anne Wendzikowski, CSSF (1943-2017)
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 03:40 pm
Sister Mary Marcella Anne Wendzikowski, CSSF, died on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, in the Blessed Mary Angela Care Center of the Felician Sisters in Buffalo. She was 74.
Sister Alice Williams, SSJ (1934-2017)
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 10:00 am
Sister Alice Williams, SSJ, died March 27, 2017, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.
Sister Lucille A. Socciarelli, RSM (1935-2017)
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 09:00 am
Sister Lucille A. Socciarelli, RSM, formerly Sister Mary Lucella, died April 9, 2017. She was 82 years of age.
Father Simeon (Daniel) Rukstalis, OFM, Conv. (1933-2017)
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
Father Simeon (Daniel) Rukstalis, OFM, Conv., died March 27, 2017, in Hamburg. He was 83.
Sister Anna Kessen, SSJ (1923-2017)
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 10:00 am
Sister Anna Kessen, SSJ, died March 18, 2017, in the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence.
Sister Mary Dennis Buziak, CSSF (1923-2017)
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 03:00 pm
Sister Mary Dennis Buziak, CSSF, died March 22, 2017, in the Blessed Mary Angela Care Center of the Felician Sisters in Buffalo. She was 94.
Sister Francesca Garvey, SSC (1924-2017)
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 03:00 pm
Sister Francesca Garvey, a Missionary Sister of St. Columban, died March 12, 2017, at St. Columban's-on-the-Lake Retirement Home in Silver Creek.
Sister Mary Christina Dineen, RSM (1924-2017)
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 01:35 pm
Sister Mary Christina Dineen, RSM, died March 20, 2017, in Mercy Center's health care unit. She was 93.
Sister Susanne Humpe, OSF (1922-2017)
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 10:00 am
Sister Susanne Humpe, OSF, died March 15, 2017, at the Sisters of St. Francis' health center in Stella Niagara.
Sister Margaret Anthony Domin, OSF 1934-2017
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 02:00 pm
Sister Margaret Anthony Domin, OSF, a longtime diocesan educator, died March 7, 2017, at age 82.
Msgr. Edward J. Sobierajski 1932-2017
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 12:00 pm
Msgr. Edward J. Sobierajski, a retired diocesan priest, died Feb. 25, 2017, in Sisters Hospital in Buffalo.
Sister Gertrude Fawls, OSF 1923-2017
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 11:35 am
Sister Gertrude Fawls, OSF, formerly known as Sister Geraldine, died Feb. 24, 2017. She was 93.
Sister Faith McGahan, GNSH 1937-2017
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 10:40 am
Sister Faith McGahan, GNSH, formerly Sister David Martin, died at St. Joseph's Manor in Philadelphia on Feb. 20, 2017, after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. She was 79.
Sister M. Concilia Flaherty, OSF 1920-2017
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 10:00 am
Sister M. Concilia Flaherty, OSF, died Feb. 18, 2017, at age 96.
Sister Jean Vogel, GNSH 1926-2017
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 10:00 am
Sister Jean Vogel, GNSH, formerly known as Sister Stella Maris, died Feb. 10, 2017, in Philadelphia, at 91 years of age.
Sister Rose Mary Cauley, GNSH 1936-2017
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 09:00 am
Sister Rose Mary Cauley, GNSH (Sister Mary de Montfort) died Feb. 3, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice in Philadelphia. She was 81.
Sister Rosemary Anthony, OSF 1931-2017
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:00 pm
Sister Rosemary Anthony, formerly Sister Mary Augusta, died Feb. 11, 2017, at Mount St. Mary Hospital in Lewiston. She was 85.
Sister Marilyn Archer, OSF 1921-2017
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:00 pm
Sister Marilyn Archer, OSF, died Feb. 8, 2017, at the Sister of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity's health center in Stella Niagara. She was 96.
Deacon Daniel H. Mackowiak 1952-2017
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 01:00 pm
Deacon Daniel H. Mackowiak, a permanent deacon at Infant of Prague Parish in Cheektowaga and a Niagara Catholic High School teacher, died Feb. 7, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, at age 65.
Father Joseph C. Carlo 1938-2017
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 01:00 pm
Father Joseph C. Carlo, a retired diocesan priest, died Jan. 25, 2017, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 79.
Deacon Richard J. Mahaney 1925-2017
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 12:00 pm
Deacon Richard J. Mahaney, a permanent deacon, did Jan. 8, 2017. He was 91 years old.
Remembering Sister Maria Pares
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 12:00 pm
Sister Maria Pares, OSF, a legend in Western New York women's basketball history, an inductee of multiple halls of fame, and a vocal opponent of misogyny in sports, died Jan. 20, 2017, at age 75, due to complications related to cancer. Throughout her years of service, Sister Maria was considered to be a strong and feisty coach on the court who also enjoyed helping young women excel on a personal level.
Father Robert Marino, 1955-2017
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 09:00 am
Father Robert Marino, pastor of St. Philomena Parish in Franklinville, died Jan. 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, after a long illness. He was 61 years of age.
Deacon Robert J. Moses, 1933-2017
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 09:00 am
Deacon Robert J. Moses, a permanent deacon, died Jan. 17, 2017. He was 83 years of age.
Father James A. Grimmer, 1929-2017
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 10:55 am
Father James A. Grimmer, a retired diocesan priest, died Jan. 9, 2017, at the Brothers of Mercy nursing facility in Clarence. He was 87 years of age.
Sister Joan Carroll, SSJ, 1932-2016
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 12:00 pm
Sister Joan Carroll died Nov. 26, 2016, in the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence. She was 84.
Funeral plans set for Sister Ruth Penksa
Thu, Dec 29th 2016 11:00 am
After devoting most of her life to spreading God's word in schools and in her own books, Sister Ruth Penksa, a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart, has died from injuries sustained in a fire. Sister Ruth was rescued on Dec. 20 from a fire in her high rise apartment on Hertel Avenue. She was rushed to the Erie County Medical Center suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. She remained in the Burn Treatment Unit of ECMC for more than a week before passing on the morning of Dec. 28. She was the only one seriously injured in the fire.
Sister Kathleen Kovacs, SSS, 1925-2016
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:45 am
Sister Kathleen Kovacs, SSS, of the Sisters of Social Service, died Dec. 8, 2016, in the residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Clarence. She was 91.
Father Paul F. Stengel, 1932-2016
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 12:00 pm
Father Paul F. Stengel, a retired diocesan priest, died Dec. 14, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. He was 84.
Sister Mary Jude Rindfuss, SSMN, 1932-2016
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 10:00 am
Sister Mary Jude Rindfuss, SSMN, died Dec. 4, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, at age 84.
Deacon Paul Francis Carmody, 1941-2016
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 12:25 pm
Deacon Paul Francis Carmody, a permanent deacon, died Nov. 21, 2016, at age 75.
Father Charles Schneider, SVD, 1919-2016
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Father Charles Schneider, a Divine Word Father who served as a missionary in Ghana for much of his life and ministry, died Nov. 6, 2016, in Techny, Ill. He was 97 years of age.
Sister Mary Kathleen Duggan, GNSH, 1926-2016
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:00 pm
Sister Mary Kathleen Duggan, GNSH, died Nov. 15, 2016, at the Lafayette Redeemer nursing facility in Philadelphia, at 90 years of age.
Sister Donna Butler, OSF, 1932-2016
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 12:20 pm
Sister Donna Butler, OSF, of the Sisters of St. Francis in Stella Niagara, died Nov. 3, 2016, at the Stella Niagara Health Center, at age 83.
Sister Mary Pauline Pasierb, CSSF, 1932-2016
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 04:00 pm
Sister Mary Pauline Pasierb died Oct. 15, 2016, in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. She was 84.
Sister Celia Kiesel, OSF, 1926-2016
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 04:00 pm
Sister Celia Kiesel, formerly Sister M. Conrad, died Oct. 9, 2016, in the Stella Niagara Health Center in Stella Niagara. She was 90
Sister Brigid Conboy, OSF, 1922-2016
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 04:15 pm
Sister Brigid Conboy, OSF, a missionary in Indonesia, died Sept. 28 in St. Elisabeth Hospital in Semarang, Indonesia. She was 94.
Father Thomas P. Taton, 1935-2016
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 04:20 pm
Father Thomas P. Taton, a retired diocesan priest, died Sept. 23, 2016, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 80 years of age.