At this difficult time for our nation and Church, we remember all our loved ones throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have died of the coronavirus. We offer our prayers for our beloved family and friends listed below.

If you would like us to pray for a someone who has succumbed to the coronavirus, click HERE to submit information about your loved one.

“At a time when funeral Masses aren’t safe to celebrate and when people aren’t able to gather, even for something as important as the death of a loved one, I pray this will allow people to express their prayerful love and support in a way that is safe, but also very meaningful to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one at this time,” Archbishop William E. Lori said.

For more information about this special initiative, click HERE.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace. Amen.

In Memoriam

Father Frank Hull, SSJ

Name of Deceased:Father Frank Hull, SSJ
Birth Date:December 20, 1923
Death Date:May 26, 2020
About the Deceased:A native of Philadelphia, Father Hull was ordained a Josephite priest in 1956. Among his assignments, he was the editor of The Josephite Harvest magazine and served as archivist for the Josephites, first in Baltimore and then in Washington, D.C. Read more here.

Father Joseph John McKinley, SSJ

Name of Deceased:Father Joseph John McKinley, SSJ
Birth Date:December 25, 1936
Death Date:May 27, 2020
About the Deceased:Josephite Father McKinley was ordained a Josephite priest in 1985 after previously serving as a Josephite brother since making his first profession in 1960. Among his assignments, he served in Baltimore as assistant treasurer at the Josephite headquarters. Read more here.

Robert Zeto

Name of Deceased:Robert Zeto
Birth Date:October 13, 1935
Death Date:May 3, 2020
Parish:Corpus Christi, Chatham Township, NJ
About the Deceased:Read the obituary here.

Christine Domkus

Name of Deceased:Christine Domkus
Birth Date:November 9, 1948
Death Date:May 3, 2020
Parish:Our Lady of Victory, Arbutus
About the Deceased:Ms. Domkus was loved by her three sisters and multiple other family members. She brought much joy to all. Her favorite saying was “Now to that I don’t know.” The family is happy that she is with our Lord and getting to see her parents again.

Louise McAleavy

Name of Deceased:Louise McAleavy
Birth Date:November 2, 1968
Death Date:May 7, 2020
Parish:St. Katharine Drexel Frederick, MD

Ilda Santa Maria

Name of Deceased:Ilda Santa Maria
Birth Date:February 6, 1929
Death Date:May 2, 2020
Parish:St. Katharine Drexel

Scott Jennings

Name of Deceased:Scott Jennings
Birth Date:August 10, 2022
Death Date:April 2, 2020
About the Deceased:Mr. Jennings was a homicide detective in Massachusetts who recently retired. He leaves his wife of 42 years and 3 daughters.

Joseph Charles Sassa Jr.

Name of Deceased:Joseph Charles Sassa Jr.
Birth Date:May 3, 1935
Death Date:April 20, 2020
Parish:St. Simon and Jude, West Chester, Pa
About the Deceased:Joe Sassa passed away Easter Sunday morning from complications of the Corona Virus. He was a devoted Catholic. He attended Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) class of ’57 and supported the University generously over many years. He sent his children to Catholic schools; St. Bernadette Elementary and Bonner/Prendie High School. Three of his 6 children attend SJU: Robert ’81, Anne ’84 and Susan ’90. From 2014-2015 he had 5 grandchildren attending SJU (Charlie, John, and Lindsay Concannon, David Dunlap and Julia Sassa). After retirement Mr. Sassa was a daily communicant at St Bernadette’s in Drexel Hill PA and St Joseph’s Parish in Sea Isle City NJ. He continued to attend Church at St Simon and Jude (West Chester, PA) until the recent corona virus pandemic. He had a long career with his Independent Sassa Insurance Agency. Joe was a dedicated and gifted salesman, successfully winning many sales awards and annual trips around the world. He liked to say that he “worked out of fright” as he raised his 6 children. He eventually brought his son-in-law into the business (Sassa Concannon Agency) and the business lives on and is thriving under the leadership of Jack Concannon. Joe had an entertaining, loving personality. He enjoyed good food and drink, preparing many a breakfast; his signature “Dagwood” sandwich for lunch; or late-night snacks for family, friends or anyone that stopped by his home. Cocktails before dinner were standard with Sinatra playing on the stereo. Everyone was always welcome! He especially enjoyed his time at the Shore and talking to everyone that past by his beach balcony. He was a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan never missing Eagles or Phillies games. He was a devoted husband and loved being with his family the most; always encouraging visits to his Sea Isle City Beach House and prioritizing family events. Joe is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 62 years, Viola Sassa (nee DiCroce), and their six children; Joe III, Robert (Carmela), Barbara Daniels (Joe), Mary Dunlap (Allen), Ann Concannon (Jack) Susan Concannon (Chuck). He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Margaret B. Williams

Name of Deceased:Margaret B. Williams
Birth Date:October 9, 1927
Death Date:April 15, 2020
Parish:Catholic Community of South Baltimore
About the Deceased:On April 15, 2020 Margaret B. Williams (nee Norris) went to join her beloved husband, the late James J. Williams Jr. She was the devoted mother of James J. Williams and his wife Margaret, Michael Williams and his wife Kelly, Thomas "Marty" Williams and his late wife Mary and Anne Marie Hohman; Loving and cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; Dear sister of Elizabeth "Mike" Willis and the late John "Buddy" Norris and Catherine "Annie" Brice. Mrs. Williams was laid to rest with her husband in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Father Francis X. Moan, S.J.

Name of Deceased:Father Francis X. Moan, S.J.
Birth Date:August 10, 2022
Death Date:April 17, 2020
About the Deceased:Father Moan was a Baltimore native who served as headmaster of Loyola Blakefield in Towson for three years after completing a doctorate in education in 1971. Read more in the Catholic Review's obituary on Father Moan here.

Gregory James Klein

Name of Deceased:Gregory James Klein
Birth Date:October 23, 1957
Death Date:April 18, 2020
About the Deceased:Mr. Klein of Westminster passed away suddenly at his home under circumstances strongly implicating the COVID-19 virus. He was born in Baltimore to James Robert Klein and Madeline Margaret (Horak) Klein, both deceased. He was raised in Baltimore with his two brothers and four sisters, all who survive him. After graduating from Towson University, where he majored in accounting, Mr. Klein spent his entire career as a CPA employed with the State of Maryland. He retired approximately 15 years ago after surviving a bout with follicular cancer. Mr. Klein was an avid bird watcher, an amateur meteorologist, and a huge fan of the Baltimore Ravens. A lifelong bachelor who did not have children of his own, Mr. Klein was a favorite uncle of his many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly, and they him. He is survived by his six siblings, Robert Dale Klein (Arnold, MD), Teresa Klein Langelan (Mt. Airy, MD), Linda Klein King (Hampstead, MD), Nancy Klein Folderauer (Phoenix, MD), Geoffrey Louis Klein (Parkville, MD), and Chris Ann Klein (Hagerstown, MD), and by thirteen nieces and nephews and eight grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Al Payne

Name of Deceased:Al Payne
Birth Date:January 6, 1948
Death Date:April 5, 2020
Parish:St. Bernardine, Baltimore
About the Deceased:Mr. Payne was a devoted husband and father who proudly served this nation in the U.S. Army. He will be surely missed by all who knew him and knew of him. He was an advocate for the youth and always lent a helping hand to those less fortunate. His service to this nation and the community will remain with us forever.

Juanita Stoner

Name of Deceased:Juanita Stoner
Birth Date:April 10, 1940
Death Date:April 13, 2020
Parish:St. Katharine Drexel, Frederick
About the Deceased:Ms. Stoner was a mother of 5, grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 10. She found comfort in her Catholic faith and was a lector at the nursing home where she resided several years ago.

Doris Farrelly

Name of Deceased:Doris Farrelly
Birth Date:October 8, 1945
Death Date:August 10, 2022
Parish:St. Agnes, Rockville Centre
About the Deceased:Ms. Farrelly was a loving wife of 54 years, mother of three and grandmother of one.

Reginald Johnson

Name of Deceased:Reginald Johnson
Birth Date:April 21, 1939
Death Date:April 8, 2020


Note: These memorials are based on information provided by family members or other loved ones, and have not been verified by Catholic Review Media or the Archdiocese of Baltimore.