Obituaries

OBITUARY | Sr. Teresa Reichmuth, CPPS

A memorial Mass for Sister Teresa Reichmuth was celebrated Jan. 3 at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon. Sister Teresa, a Sister of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon, died Dec. 24. She was 79.

The second of six daughters of Joseph and Othelia Reichmuth, Sister Teresa was born in 1938. She entered the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood as a postulant in 1953 at the age of 15 and professed first vows in 1956. She was given the name Sister Mary Meinrad.

OBITUARY | Sr. Nadine D. Peloso, OSSR

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Nadine D. Peloso Dec. 28 at the Redemptoristine Chapel at Liguori. Sister Nadine died Dec. 24 at St. Andrews at Francis Place in Eureka. She was 91 and a member of the Redemptoristine Nuns.

Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Port Huron, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Mary Sophia (nee Marigold) and Thomas J. Peloso Sr.

OBITUARY | Sr. M. Carmelita Erdman, SSND

A memorial Mass for Sister M. Carmelita Erdman, SSND, was celebrated Dec. 29 at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. Sister Carmelita died Dec. 16 at Anna House in Bridgeton. She was 89 and a former teacher, principal, director of religious education and pastoral minister.

Born in Hereford, Texas, Sister Carmelita entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1946 and professed first vows in 1948 and final vows in 1954.

Obituary | Sr. John Kenneth Scott, CSJ

A memorial Mass for Sister John Kenneth Scott was celebrated Dec. 7 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. A nurse and former administrator of Nazareth who was a Sister of St. Joseph for 60 years, Sister John Kenneth died Dec. 3 at Nazareth of end-stage dementia at age 91.

Obituary | Sr. Anita Lapeyre, RSCJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Anita (Tita) Lapeyre was celebrated Dec. 16 in the Religious of the Sacred Heart's Oakwood chapel in Atherton, Calif.

Obituary | Cardinal Bernard F. Law

Cdl. Law

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Bernard F. Law, who had been one of the United States' most powerful and respected bishops until his legacy was blemished by the devastating sexual abuse of minors by priests in his Archdiocese of Boston, died early Dec. 20 in Rome at the age of 86.

Before the abuse scandal forced his resignation in 2002, Cardinal Law had been a leading Church spokesman on issues such as civil rights, international justice, abortion poverty, ecumenism and war and peace.

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