Obituaries

Norbertine Father Brian A. Zielinski, former pastor of Baltimore-area parishes, dies at 78

Norbertine Father Brian A. Zielinski, who served as pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Middle River and St. Thomas More in Baltimore, died March 24 at age 78.
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Sister Georgellen Brilmyer, O.S.F., dies at 95

A Washington, D.C., native, Sister Georgellen taught at The Catholic High School of Baltimore, 1947-48, the same year she entered the Sisters of St. Francis.
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Sister Marie Sulpice, S.S.N.D., former area teacher and principal, dies at 96

Sister Marie Sulpice Walsh was a former principal of St. Mark School, 1965-71; and Notre Dame Preparatory’s Lower School in Towson, 1972-79.
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‘Sister Hildie’ was beloved presence at IND for more than six decades

“She knew every nook and cranny of IND,” Sister Patricia McCarron said. “She had a window into the heart of every single IND girl. She was the spirit of IND.”
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Monsignor Baumgartner, former pastor who ‘epitomized’ a Vatican II priest, dies at 88

Monsignor A. Thomas Baumgartner, a former pastor of three Baltimore-area parishes who was known for his commitment to the priesthood and his enthusiastic embrace of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, died March 4 at age 88.
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Sister Kate Bell, R.S.M., who served as principal and pastoral associate, dies at age 84

Known as “Sister Kate,” the Sister of Mercy led Immaculate Heart of Mary School for 15 years and then served as pastoral associate in northeast Baltimore.
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Former principal of St. Rita School dies at 84

A funeral Mass will be offered Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. for Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Regina Marie Wilson at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. Sister Regina Marie, a former principal of St. Rita Elementary School in Dundalk, died Feb. 21 at age 84.
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Sister Anne Guinan, M.H.S.H., dies at 92

A funeral Mass was offered Feb. 22 for Mission Helper of the Sacred Heart Sister Anne Guinan in the Stella Maris Chapel. Sister Anne died Feb. 13 at 92.
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Sister Joan Dumm, R.S.M., was beloved Cockeysville educator

A funeral Mass was offered for Sister of Mercy Joan Dumm Jan. 18 at the Stella Maris Chapel in Timonium. A beloved member of the St. Joseph School in Cockeysville community, she was known as the authority on preparing students for their first Communion. Sister Joan died Jan. 13.
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Sister Barbara D’Auria, I.H.M., dies at 86

Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Barbara D’Auria (formerly known as Sister M. Darius) was a former teacher at St. Rita School in Dundalk.
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Sister Bernardus Dwyer, I.H.M., dies at 93

A funeral Mass was offered for Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary M. Bernardus Dwyer Jan. 31 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She died Jan. 27 at age 93.
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Sister Mary Clement Hemler dies at 86

A funeral Mass was offered for Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Sister Mary Clement Hemler Dec. 29, 2018, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.
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