A memorial Mass was celebrated Feb. 28 for Sister Eileen Gamache, CSJ, at Nazareth Living Center in south St. Louis County. Sister Eileen died Feb. 22 of pneumonia at Nazereth Living Center at age 85.
A St. Louis native, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1945 and made her final profession in 1951. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Fontbonne College in 1967 and a master's degree in physical science from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in 1966.
A memorial Mass was celebrated March 1 for Sister Loretta Marie Greifzu, CPPS, at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon. Sister Loretta Marie died Feb. 17 at Villa Theresa Haven in O'Fallon. She was 96.
A St. Louis native, she was baptized Mary Josephine Greifzu. She entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon in 1934, making her first profession in 1937 and her final profession on Aug. 10, 1940. She earned a bachelor's degree in art from Fontbonne College in 1953 and master's degree in art from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in 1962.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 12 for Deacon Lawrence C. Kelly at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Oakville. Deacon Kelly died Feb. 9 at age 79.
A St. Louis native, he was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate, on June 12, 1993, by Auxiliary Bishop Edward O'Donnell.
He married the former Concette (Connie) Pullizte on Jan. 16, 1960. He served for two years in the U.S. Army, in both the tank and artillery commands, and was employed as a sales representative in pharmaceutical sales with Scherwg Plough Corp. for more than 25 years.