Obituaries

Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney, SP, served as principal of Lansdowne school

Sister Eugene Francis Keaveney, whose 74 years as a Sister of Providence included six at a former parish school in Baltimore County, died Sept. 23 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. She was 93.
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Sister Mary Elizabeth Burke, SSND, taught across Baltimore Archdiocese

Sister Mary Elizabeth Burke, who spent nearly half of her 67 years as a vowed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame as an educator and administrator in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Sept. 11 at Villa Assumpta in Towson. She was 97.
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Sister Patricia Huesman, SSND, served Baltimore Archdiocese as educator, administrator

Sister Patricia Huesman, a vowed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 64 years, who ministered as an educator and administrator in Baltimore City and across Maryland for more than 40 years, died Sept. 4. She was 86.
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At Archbishop Flynn’s funeral, Archbishop Lori fondly recalls friend’s ministry

A funeral Mass attended by more than 2,000 people, including a dozen bishops and a U.S. cardinal, hundreds of laypeople, priests, seminarians, religious brothers and sisters, was made intimate by warmhearted stories and heartfelt prayers for the late Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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Archbishop Flynn, former rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, dies at 86

Monsignor Farmer recalled that Archbishop Flynn often told Mount seminarians that the greatest work they would do as priests would involve the unexpected. That might involve hearing the confession of a stranger on a plane or answering a call in the middle of the night.
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U.S. Cardinal William Levada, former doctrinal head, dies in Rome

U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, former head of the Vatican's doctrinal congregation and retired archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, died Sept. 26 in Rome. He was 83.
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Sister M. Monica Byrne, I.H.M., taught in Catonsville

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister M. Monica Byrne, whose lengthy ministry as an educator brought her to the Archdiocese of Baltimore in the late 1970s, died Sept. 14 at Our Lady of Peace Residence, in Scranton, Pa. She was 93.
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Sister Paula Marie Phelan, a pioneer in pathology, dies at 105

Mercy Sister Paula Marie Phelan, a pioneer in pathology who devoted nearly half a century to ministry at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, died Sept. 12. She was 105.
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Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer.
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Sister Dolores Zack, OSF, served in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Assisi Dolores Zack was offered Sept. 4 at St. Francis Convent in St. Francis, Wis. Sister Dolores died Aug. 25., at age 87.
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Former Ascension pastor and area high school principal dies at 93

Father Manuel R. Roman, a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands who was a few weeks shy of his 94th birthday when he died, was pastor of Church of the Ascension in Halethorpe from 1986 to his retirement in June 2005.
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Sister Mary Rita Nangle, nurse and patient advocate

A funeral Mass will be offered Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Sisters of Bon Secours Chapel in Marriottsville for Bon Secours Sister Mary Rita Nangle.
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