Obituaries

Obituary | Father Donald T. Dalton

A funeral Mass for St. Pius X High School fixture Father Donald T. Dalton will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Our Lady Church in Festus. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. the previous day at the church, and also at 9 a.m. before the funeral Mass.

Father Dalton died Aug. 15. He was 82 and had been a priest for 57 years, all of which he spent at the high school in Festus. Father Dalton was ordained by Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter on April 2, 1960, at the St. Louis Cathedral. St. Pius opened the previous year.

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Obituary | Sr. Mary William Sullivan, D.C.

A memorial Mass for Sister Mary William Sullivan was to be celebrated at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in Marian Chapel at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton, with memory sharing at 4 p.m. Sister Mary William died July 23. She was 92 and was a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 73 years.

Born in 1925 and baptized Florence Ann, Sister Mary William was a 1943 graduate of Xavier High School in St. Louis, earned a bachelor's in education from Fontbonne College in 1951 and earned a master's in social work from The Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C., in 1955.

Obituary | Sr. Rita Flaherty, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Rita (Marie Edouarda) Flaherty, CSJ, was celebrated July 25 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel. Sister Rita died July 19 at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton. She was 97, had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 78 years and taught at the grade school, high school and college levels.

Obituary | Sr. Beverly Reck, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Beverly (Mary Evelyn) Reck, SSND, was celebrated July 29 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. Sister Beverly died July 24 at Veronica House in Bridgeton. She was 79 and a former teacher, principal and librarian.

Obituary | Deacon Robert J. Powers

A funeral Mass for Deacon Robert J. Powers was celebrated Aug. 5 at Sacred Heart Church in Florissant. Deacon Powers died July 31. He was 89 and had been a deacon for 32 years.

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