Obituaries

School Sister Jane Claire Simon dies at 86

A memorial Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Jane Claire Simon was offered at Villa Assumpta in Towson April 25. Sister Jane was 86 when she died April 11.
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Sister Marie Lucille Summers dies at 87, served seniors

Sister Marie Lucille was the great-granddaughter of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who treated the leg of John Wilkes Booth.
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Army Special Forces soldier mourned in Harford County after giving ‘last full measure of devotion’

Deep blue skies and the warmth of the morning sun greeted family, friends and dignitaries May 9 as they said goodbye to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Rochetto de Alencar at his funeral Mass at St. Francis de Sales Parish.
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Sister Joyce Ann Helfrich dies at 68

Sister Joyce Helfrich's ministry to children with special needs included teaching at Villa Maria School and what is now St. Vincent’s Villa, both in Timonium.
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Sister Hilda Gleason, D.C., dies at 102

Sister Hilda Gleason died March 28. She was 102 and with the Daughters of Charity for 84 years.
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Sister Barbara Ann Brzeczko, F.S.S.J., former St. Casimir teacher and principal, dies

Born in Baltimore in 1937, Franciscan Sister of St. Joseph Barbara Ann Brzeczko professed her first vows in 1959.
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Sister Mary Cordelia Eckert, hospital administrator, dies at 94

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Cordelia Eckert, a former hospital administrator, was offered March 25 at Mercy Villa in Baltimore. Sister Cordelia died March 20.
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Sister Mary Christopher Bourke, former principal who served students well beyond graduation, dies

Serving mainly in education, Sister Mary Christopher was appointed principal of the former Mount St. Agnes High School in Baltimore at age 30, a position she held for most of her ministry.
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As in his life, all welcomed at Cardinal Keeler’s funeral Mass

Mourners from near and far, and all walks of life and various creeds, filled the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland March 28 for the funeral Mass of Cardinal Keeler.
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Cardinal Keeler entombed in basilica undercroft

“There’s no more appropriate place for the cardinal to be buried than this place he truly, truly loved with all his heart,” said Father Gilbert Seitz.
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Cardinal Keeler remembered: ‘There goes a prince’

Father Michael White remembered Cardinal Keeler as a "tornado" of nonstop work who considered it the "highest form of asceticism" to never waste a moment.
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Cardinal Keeler lightened load for pallbearers, other priests

Several pallbearers talked about the genuine care and concern Cardinal Keeler showed for the priests of the archdiocese.
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