Obituaries

Sr. Marie Getz; business teacher

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 8 for Sister Marie Getz, a former educator, at Nazareth Living Center in South St. Louis County. Sister Marie, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 64 years, died Jan. 4 at Nazareth Living Center. She was 94.

Sister Mary Jane Sweeney; teacher, librarian

A memorial Mass was celebrated Jan. 9 at the Church of the Seven Dolors at the Loretto motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., for Sister Mary Jane Sweeney, a longtime math and business teacher, librarian and secretary. Sister Mary Jane, in her 64th year as a a Loretto Sister, died at Jan. 7 at the motherhouse. She was 91 years old.

Another memorial Mass for Sister Jane will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Loretto Center, 590 E. Lockwood Ave. in Webster Groves. (Time to be determined as of Review press time.)

Deacon Eugene J. Czarnecki; served South County parishes

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 29 for Deacon Eugene J. Czarnecki at St. Bernadette Church in Lemay.

Deacon Czarnecki, a retired deacon, died Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at age 78.

A St. Louis native, he served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54 and was employed by Emerson Electric for 30 years as a production and inventory control analyst. He married the former Betty Probst on Aug. 7, 1954.

Sister Catherine Baxter, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart

A memorial Mass will be celebrated March 6 at Oakwood in Atherton, Calif., for Sister Catherine Baxter, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart for 54 years and a longtime educator.

Sister Catherine, who also served in her community's U.S. Province archives, located in St. Louis, died Dec. 25 at Oakwood. She was 81 years old.

Sr. McNamee; educator, health care worker

A memorial Mass was celebrated Dec. 19 for Sister Rose Ann McNamee, a longtime educator, at St. Anne's Chapel of Anna House-The Sarah Community in Bridgeton.

Sister Rose Ann, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 75 years, died Dec. 13 at Anna House. She was 94.

A native of Chicago, she was baptized Veronica Marie McNamee. In 1934 she entered the Daughters of Charity in Normandy. In 1947 she earned a bachelor's degree from Fontbonne College in home economics with a minor in business education.

Sister Sarah Maureen Concannon; justice advocate and educator

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 19 for Sister Sarah Maureen Concannon, a former educator and peace and justice activist, at the Church of the Seven Dolors of the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.

Sister Sarah Maureen died Dec. 16 at the motherhouse infirmary. She was 90 and had been a Sister of Loretto for 58 years.

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