OBITUARY | Sr. Darlene (Margherita) Fulgenzi, OSU

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Ursuline Sister Darlene (Margherita) Fulgenzi Oct. 20 at St. Joseph Church in Springfield, Ill. Sister Darlene died Oct. 11 at St. Andrew's at Francis Place in Eureka. She was 79.

Born in Springfield, Ill., she attended St. Joseph elementary school and Ursuline Academy in Springfield, graduating in 1956. She entered the Ursuline Sisters in July 1956 and professed vows in January 1959. She earned a bachelor's degree in classical languages from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, N.Y., and a master's degree in Latin from St. Louis University.

OBITUARY | Deacon James Burton

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Deacon James Burton Oct. 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in south St. Louis. Deacon Burton, who served his entire diaconate at St. Gerard Majella Parish in Kirkwood, died Oct. 13. He was 87.

Deacon Burton, age 87, was born in 1930 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was married to Jeanine Burton, (nee McGuigan) on Jan. 13, 1951, and had 10 children: Robert, Richard, Jean, Janet, James ("Max"), Tom, John, Joe, Anne and the late Dr. Frank. They also had 48 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Deacon Burton served for three years in the United States Navy.

OBITUARY | Father John F. Blomberg

A funeral Mass was to have been celebrated for Father John F. Blomberg Nov. 3 at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church in Ferguson. Father Blomberg, a longtime administrator of several Catholic high schools, died Oct. 27. He was 84 years old.

Born in St. Louis, he attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained in 1959 at St. Louis Cathedral by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. He earned a master's degree from St. Louis University in 1965.

Obituary | Father Theodore Pieper

A funeral Mass was celebrated for Father Theodore X. Pieper Oct. 21 at St. Joachim Church in Old Mines. Father Pieper served as pastor there for more than a quarter of a century, and earlier in the Bolivian missions.

Father Pieper died Oct. 18. He was 82 years old.

Born in St. Louis, he attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary. Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter ordained him to the priesthood in 1962 at the St. Louis Cathedral (now Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis).

OBITUARY | Sr. Marie Flowers, SCN

A funeral Mass for Sister Marie Flowers, SCN, was celebrated Oct. 21 at St. Vincent Church in Nazareth, Ky. Sister Marie, 50, died at Nazareth Home, Ky., Oct. 14. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth since 2014.

OBITUARY | Sr. Roseanne Thornton, SL

A funeral Mass for Loretto Sister Roseanne (formerly Sister Rose Maura) Thornton was celebrated Oct. 10 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.

Sister Roseanne served for nearly four decades as a kitchen and nurse's assistant and as an educator. She died Oct. 7 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 78.

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