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Sister Mary David Rapnicki, FSSJ
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 10:00 am
Sister Mary David Rapnicki died peacefully on Jan. 9, 2020, at St. Francis Park, Hamburg in the 88th year of life and the 70th year of religious life.
Sister Frances Miritello, OSF 1943-2019
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
Sister Frances Miritello, longtime educator with the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Olean General Hospital. She was 76.
Sister Mary Vincentia Jachimski, FSSJ
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Mary Vincentia Jachimski died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2019, at St. Francis Park in the 96th year of life and the 75th year of religious life.
Sister Marie Altier, OSF, 1924-2019
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Marie Altier, OSF, who taught for nearly 40 years in various dioceses, died Dec. 17, 2019, at Stella Niagara Health Center, Stella Niagara. She was 95.
Sister Therese Marie Lucassen, OSF 1927-2019
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Therese Marie Lucassen, educator and principal in Franciscan schools for close to 50 years, died Dec. 10, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 92.
Father Carlton J. Westfield 1945-2019
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:35 am
Father Carlton J. Westfield, who served the people of Chautauqua for over 30 years, died Dec. 8, 2019. He was 74 years old.
Sister Mary Jeanne Kennedy 1934-2019
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Mary Jeanne Kennedy, a longtime educator in the Diocese of Buffalo, died Nov. 16, 2019, in Fredonia Place of Williamsville Health Care Center. She was 85.
Sister Mary Ellen Keady, OSF 1926-2019
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:20 pm
Sister Mary Ellen Keady, OSF, who taught at St. John's School in Olean, died Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, in Allegany.
Msgr. William Gallagher 1940-2019
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 10:00 am
Msgr. William Gallagher, a Desert Storm veteran who served throughout the Diocese of Buffalo, died Nov. 11, 2019.
Sister Elisa Joan Doherty, OP
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Elisa Joan Doherty, OP, formerly known as Sister Michael Eilese Doherty, died on Oct. 17, 2019
Sister Mary Elise Finnigan, OSF 1929-2019
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 03:40 pm
Sister Mary Elise Finnigan was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Kenmore and was baptized Dolores Margaret at St. Paul Parish in Kenmore.
Sister Marina Matracia, OSF 1920-2019
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 11:00 am
Sister Marina Matracia, OSF, a Stella Niagara Franciscan for nearly 80 years, died Aug. 28, 2019. She was 98 years old.
Sister Carol Louise Hiller, OP
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 11:00 am
Sister Carol Louise Hiller, formerly known as Elizabeth June Hiller, died on Aug. 24, 2019
Msgr. Leon M. Neu 1927-2019
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 01:00 pm
Msgr. Leon M. Neu, former pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Randolph, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. He was 91.
Sister Christina Kraus 1928-2019
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 11:00 am
Sister M. Christina Kraus, OSF, longtime teacher, died July 30, 2019, at Niagara Hospice, Lockport. She was 91.
Msgr. Joseph M. Dowdell 1935-2019
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 11:10 am
Msgr. Joseph M. Dowdell, who was known for his near quarter century as pastor for Sacred Heart Parish in Lakewood, died July 26, 2019, at the St. Joseph Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital, Cheektowaga.
Sister Margaret Mary Hughes, RSM, 1927-2019
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Margaret Mary Hughes, teacher, hospital administrator and archivist for the Religious Sisters of Mercy, died July 13, 2019, at the age of 91. She was formerly known as Sister Mary Gerard.
Father Alejandro Roque, OMI
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 02:00 pm
Father Alejandro Roque, OMI, 66, died on July 10, 2019, at the Tufts Medical Center, Boston. He was a son of the late Carlos and Rosa (Gonzalez) Roque. He was predeceased by his brother, Rogelio Carlos Roque Sr.
Sister Mary Helen Royack, FSSJ
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 11:00 am
Sister Mary Helen Royack, a longtime educator, died on June 28, 2019, in the Colette Hilbert Care Community in the 87 year of life and the 66th year of religious life.
Sister Mary Norbert Stang, OSF, 1925-2019
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 02:45 pm
Educator and pastoral minister Sister Mary Norbert Stang died on June 25, 2019, in the Health Care Center at Fredonia Place of Williamsville.
Father Paul J. Dugan, SJ
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 09:00 am
Father Paul J. Dugan, longtime moderator of athletics at Canisius College, died May 11, 2019, in Murray-Weigel Hall on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx. He was 95.
Sister Mary Patricia Tomasik, CSSF, 1938-2019
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Mary Patricia Tomasik, 81, a Felician Sister for 63 years, died in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo, June 11, 2019.
Sister Mary Oliver Cabana, SSMN, 1928-2019
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 03:30 pm
Sister Mary Oliver Cabana, an educator and parish minister, died May 20, 2019, at St. Mary Center in Buffalo. She was 90 years old.
Deacon Samuel G. Puleo 1943-2019
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 03:00 pm
Deacon Samuel G. Puleo, a retired attorney, died May 9, 2019, of throat cancer. He was living in Port Charlotte, Fla., at the time of his death.
Sister Mary Thaddeus Pogorzala, CSSF, educator
Tue, May 14th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Mary Thaddeus, 89, a Felician Sister for 66 years, died in the Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo, on May 7, 2019.
Sister Victoria Masterpaul, OSF 1936-2019
Fri, May 10th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Victoria Masterpaul, who served the Diocese of Buffalo in various ministries, died April 15, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 83.
Sister Patricia Ann Perry, OSF 1937-2019
Sun, May 5th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Pat Perry, who founded Sr. Pat's Home in Olean, died April 11, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 82.
Father Joseph M. Gariolo, CRSP 1924-2019
Thu, May 2nd 2019 02:10 pm
Former Canisius professor Father Joseph M. Gariolo, died April 7, 2019, at the age of 95. He had served as a Barnabite for 69 years.
Father Ronald A. Bagienski 1943-2019
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 02:00 pm
Father Ronald A. Bagienski, who served as pastor of Holy Apostles, SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Buffalo for 20 years, suffered a fatal heart attack April 9, 2019, while on a cruise in Lima, Peru.
Sister Barbara Connolly, GNSH 1939-2019
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Barbara Connolly, GNSH, educator and social worker, died April 1, 2019, in White Plains. She was 79 years old and in the 62nd year of her religious life.
Sister M. Julie O'Stroske 1929-2019
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 02:00 pm
Sister M. Julie O'Stroske died Feb. 28, 2019, at the Stella Niagara Health Center. She was 89.
Sister Elizabeth Kovacs, SSS 1929-2019
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 09:00 am
Sister Elizabeth Kovacs was born in a village of Western Hungary on Nov. 16, 1929. She was the second of three daughters of a Catholic family.
Sister Ann Marie Striegl, GNSH, 1934-2019
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Ann Marie Striegl, GNSH, who spent more than 40 years in the Diocese of Buffalo, died March 25, 2019, at the age of 84. She was formerly known as Sister John Bosco.
Sister Anne Peter Motto 1931-2019
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Anne Peter Motto, a Franciscan Sisters of Allegany for over 60 years, died March 9, 2019, at the age of 87.
Msgr. Donald R. Wangler 1931-2019
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 12:00 pm
Msgr. Donald R. Wangler, who served the Diocese of Buffalo for over 60 years, died March 22, 2019, while at Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park. He was 87.
Father Edward R. Czarnecki 1940-2019
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:00 pm
Father Edward R. Czarnecki, who served several parishes across Erie County, died March 17, 2019. He was 78 years old.
Sister Marie McTarnaghan, OSF, 1932-2019
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 03:00 pm
Sister Marie McTarnaghan, who taught in Catholic schools for almost 40 years, died March 9, 2019. She was 86.
Sister Mary Frances Welch, OSF, 1927-2019
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 03:55 pm
Sister Mary Frances Welch, OSF, formerly known as Sister M. Peter, died Feb. 18, 2019, at the Health Center in Stella Niagara. The longtime teacher was 91 years old.
Msgr. James N. Connelly 1921-2019
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 04:00 pm
Msgr. James N. Connelly, who served the Diocese of Buffalo for nearly 70 years, died Feb. 24, 2019. He was 97 years old.
Father D. James French, SJ
Sun, Feb 24th 2019 02:00 pm
Buffalo-born Jesuit priest Father Donald James French, SJ, died Dec. 2, 2018, at Murray-Weigel Hall, Bronx.