Obituaries

Obituary | Sr. Andrea Lacoste, DC

A funeral Mass for Sister Andrea Lacoste was celebrated Dec. 2 at the Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Ind. Sister Andrea, 93, died Nov. 29 at Seton Residence.

Born in New Orleans, Sister Andrea (baptized Loretto André) entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis in 1944. She earned a diploma as a registered nurse at St. Joseph School of Nursing in Chicago in 1947, a bachelor's degree in nursing education from DePaul University in Chicago in 1951 and a master's degree in adult and hospital education from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., in 1973.

Obituary | Sr. Therese Beaudin, CSJ

A memorial Mass for Sister Therese Beaudin was celebrated Dec. 5 at the Nazareth Living Center Chapel in south St. Louis County. She was a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 65 years and spent most of that time teaching at schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Sister Therese, 84, died Nov. 27 at Nazareth of end-stage dementia.

Born in Hancock, Mich., she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1951 and made final profession in 1959. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in 1966.

Obituary | Deacon Robert C. Riegel

A memorial Mass for Deacon Robert C. Riegel will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at St. Louis Abbey Church, 500 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur.

Deacon Riegel, 90, died Dec. 7.

A St. Louis native, he attended McBride High School and St. Louis University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He served in the U.S. Army for three years and married Mary Lee Gieringer in 1953. They had six children. A chemist and plant manufacturer for a manufacturer, he retired in 1987.

Obituary | Sister Patricia O’Brien, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Patricia O'Brien, CSJ, was celebrated Nov. 30 at Nazareth Living Center. Sister Patricia, a medical technologist and teacher, died Nov. 26 at Nazareth. She was 82.

Sister Patricia was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Evanston, Ill. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1953 and made final profession in 1961. She was formerly known as Sister Robert Margaret.

She earned a bachelor's in biology from the College of St. Teresa in 1958 and a master's in hospital/health care administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1974.

Obituary | Sister Christian Marie Ehrhardt, SSND

A funeral Mass for Sister Christian Marie Ehrhardt, SSND, was held Nov. 28 at Theresa Center Chapel at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. Sister Christian Marie, a former teacher, missionary, pastoral minister and tutor, died Nov. 22, at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. She was 68.

Sister Christian Marie was born in Quincy, Ill. She entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1967. She professed first vows in 1970 and final vows in 1976.

She earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1971.

OBITUARY | Sister Margaret Ann Moser, OSU

A funeral Mass for Sister Margaret Ann Moser, OSU, was celebrated Dec. 4 at St. Rita Church in Dallas. Sister Margaret Ann, also known as Sister John Marie, died Nov. 16 in Dallas after a brief stay in hospice at the age of 80. She served in the Archdiocese of St. Louis in the 1970s.

Born in Dallas, she graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1956 and shortly thereafter joined the Ursuline Sisters. She professed vows in 1959.

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