Obituaries

Sister Connie Baker, former pastoral life director, dies at 75

A funeral Mass was offered for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Constance “Connie” Baker Jan. 11 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. She died Dec. 29, 2018, at age 75.
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Sister Wendy Beckett, art critic and British TV star, dies at age 88

WASHINGTON — Sister Wendy Beckett, who gained fame in the 1990s for television shows and books explaining art, died Dec. 26 in Norfolk, England, at the age of 88. She has been widely described as both an unlikely art critic and television star, but that may have been what made her all the more likeable....
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Sister Ursula Tisdall, OSF, taught at Rosedale school

She ministered primarily in education and pastoral care, including teaching at St. Clement School in Rosedale from 1961 to 1968.
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Sister Mary Patricia Murtagh, D.C., dies at 87

A native of New York, Sister Mary Patricia entered the Daughters of Charity in 1952, and served as a teacher at St. John School in Baltimore, 1953-55.
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Sister Elizabeth Anne Corcoran, RSM, was face of Mercy Medical Center

Sister Elizabeth Anne Corcoran, who was born at what is now Mercy Medical Center, received a portion of her education there and over nearly six decades of service became a face of the institution, died Dec. 5 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium.
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Nation’s 43rd president says his late father was ‘a great and noble man’

"Dad could relate to people of all walks of life," he said. "He valued character over pedigree and looked for the good in each person -- and he usually found it."
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Deacon Dean Lopata, Severna Park minister, dies at 74

Deacon Dean Lopata, who served as a deacon in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for nearly 21 years, died Nov. 7 at age 74.
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Sister Jamesann McCue, I.H.M., dies at 90

Sister Jamesann served as a teacher in schools in Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Peru and in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at St. Rita Elementary School in Dundalk from 1983 to 86.
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Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life of public service

When he was running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush told Catholic News Service that he believed that a strong religious faith could provide "an extra shot of strength when you need it."
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Air Force pilot, Baltimore Catholic school alum killed in crash

John Graziano died Nov. 13 in a T-38 Talon crash at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. He was 28, and a beloved member of the Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Bishop Morlino dies; increasing vocations was one of his top priorities

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the fourth bishop of Madison, died Nov. 24 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was 71.
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Former Glyndon pastor who ministered to those with addiction dies at 83

Father David Carey, former pastor of Sacred Heart in Glyndon and minister to those suffering from addiction, died Nov. 2. He was 83.
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