Obituaries

Obituaries | Fr. F. J. Martinez, CM

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 27 for Vincentian Father Felipe J. Martinez at the Church of the Assumption at St. Mary's of the Barrens in Perryville.

Father Martinez, former pastor of Christ the Savior Parish in Brewer, died March 24 at age 80.

A native of New Orleans, he entered the Vincentian novitiate in Perryville in 1948 and pronounced vows two years later. He was ordained a priest in 1955.

Obituaries | Sr. Mary Helen Gajdosik, SSND

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 23 for Sister Mary Helen Gajdosik in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Motherhouse chapel in Lemay.

Sister Mary Helen, an educator for 46 years, died March 17 at Anna House-The Sarah Community in Bridgeton from congestive heart failure. She was 88.

Obituaries | Sr. Ignatia O'Rourke, DC

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 22 for Sister Ignatia O'Rourke, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, at the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind.

Sister Ignatia, a longtime educator as well as a translator, archivist and librarian, died March 20 in Evansville. She was 94.

A native of New Orleans, she was baptized Catherine O'Rourke. She joined the Daughters of Charity in 1938 after teaching in the public school system. She earned a bachelor's degree in library science from Rosary College in River Forest, Ill.

Sr. Maureen Kenefick, OP

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 15 for Sister Maureen Kenefick at Mount Grace Convent in St. Louis.

Sister Maureen, a Dominican Sister of Sparkill, N.Y., died March 12 in St. Louis. She was 73.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 24 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of the Dominican Convent in Sparkill.

Sr. Dorothy Scheidler, CSJ

A memorial Mass was celebrated March 22 for Sister Dorothy Scheidler at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in South St. Louis County.

Sister Dorothy, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 67 years, died March 12 at Nazareth Living Center. She was 86.

Sister Mariann DeBuck, CSJ

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 9 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in Oakville for Sister Mariann (Anna Henry) DeBuck, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet who served many years as a teacher and school administrator.

Sister Mariann, 77, died of cancer March 4 at Nazareth.

Born in St. Louis, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1951 and made her final profession in 1959. She earned a bachelor's degree in business education from Fontbonne College in 1961 and a master's degree in business education from Catholic University of America in 1967.

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