Obituary | Sr. Mary Patrick Gruber, DCJ

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 21 at St. Agnes Home Chapel in Kirkwood for Sister Mary Patrick of St. John Bosco and the Holy Angels, a retired nurse.

Sister Mary Patrick, baptized Patricia Mary Gruber, was a Carmelite Sister of the Divine Heart of Jesus. She died Aug. 18 in Kirkwood at age 87.

Sister Mary Patrick was born in St. Paul, Minn., and entered the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in 1948 in Wauwatosa, Wis. She made her first profession of vows in 1949 and professed her final vows at the convent in Kirkwood in 1954.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Phyllis Patin, OSF

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 23 at Mother of Perpetual Help Residence in Shrewsbury for Sister Mary Phyllis Patin, OSF, an educator and pastoral minister. She died on Aug. 20 at Mary Queen and Mother Center at the age of 79.

One of 12 children, Sister Mary Phyllis was born in Sand Lake, Mich. She entered religious life in 1955 and made her final profession of vows in 1961.

Obituary | Fr. David T. Thomas

A funeral Mass was to be celebrated Aug. 23 at St. Peter Church in Kirkwood for Father David T. Thomas, a former archdiocesan official, parish priest and campus minister.

Father Thomas, 88, died Aug. 17. Born in St. Louis, he attended Eugene Coyle High School in Kirkwood and St. Louis University High School and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained in 1952 by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter.

Obituary | Fr. Philip M. Floersh, CM

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 18 at the Church of the Assumption in Perryville for Father Philip M. Floersh, a former seminary teacher, parish priest and Army chaplain.

Father Floersh, 78, died Aug. 13 at St. Mary's of the Barrens Nursing Facility in Perryville.

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.

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