Obituaries

Obituary | Fr. Richard H. Suren

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Raphael the Archangel Church, 6040 Jamieson Ave. in south St. Louis, for Father Richard H. Suren, a retired parish pastor.

Father Suren, 87, died Aug. 14 after having been in declining health the last few years. He had lived at St. Raphael Parish and helped out there until his health necessitated a move to Mother of Good Counsel Home in Normandy.

Obituary | Sr. Bridget Esposito, ASCJ

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 4 at Sacred Heart Manor Chapel in Hamden Conn., for Sister Bridget Esposito, an Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and longtime educator. Sister Bridget died July 31 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden. She was 96 years old.

Obituary | Br. Frank Walsh, FSC

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 9 in the St. Thomas More Chapel at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn., for Brother Frank Walsh, FSC, a retired high school and university teacher.

Brother Frank, 90, died Aug. 5 in Winona.

A De La Salle Christian Brother for 72 years, he was born James R. Walsh in St. Louis and graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe. He entered the novitiate of the Christian Brothers in 1941, professed first vows in 1942 and final vows in 1948.

Obituary | Msgr. William Drennan

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Ascension Church, 230 Santa Maria Dr. in Chesterfield, for Msgr. William Drennan, a retired parish pastor who had been in residence at St. Alban Roe Parish in Wildwood.
Msgr. Drennan, 85, died Aug. 6 of cancer. He was ordained in 1955 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis by Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter. He had attended St. Louis University for a year before entering the archdiocese's seminary in Shrewsbury.

Obituary | Sr. Helen Keeven, CPPS

A funeral Mass was celebrated July 30 at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon for Sister of the Most Precious Blood Helen Keeven (formerly Mary Kenneth), a former educator, principal and pastoral minister.

Sister Helen, 87, died July 27 at Villa Theresa Haven in O'Fallon.

Obituary | Fr. Eugene E. Grollmes, SJ

A funeral Mass was celebrated July 28 at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in Midtown St. Louis for Jesuit Father Eugene E. Grollmes, a longtime administrator and chaplain for student athletes at St. Louis University. He was also a poet.

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