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  • UPDATE: Beloved priest dies at 102
    The oldest Catholic priest in Oregon died early Sept. 28. Father Vincent Cunniff was 102. The funeral is set for Monday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland. 
  • Sr. Farroel Richardson, SNJM
    Sister Farroel Richardson, SNJM, 90, died Aug. 9 in at the Marie-Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, Lake Oswego. A virtual memorial will be held on Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., and the Liturgy of Resurrection will be held Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego. For more information, call 503.534.5778.
  • Joseph Haener
    Joseph Delbert Haener, 41, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, in a motor vehicle accident at the entrance of the family farm in Aurora. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday Aug. 23, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. The rosary starts at 10:30 a.m., also at the church. The burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Mount Angel.
  • Sr. Bridget McNamara, OSF
    ASTON, Penn. — Sister Bridget McNamara (formerly Sister Daniel Helene), 77, died in Assisi House on Friday, August 19, 2022. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 57 years. 
  • Sr. Dolores Donovan, OSF
    ASTON, Penn. — Sister Dolores Donovan, OSF (formerly Sister Redempta), 91, died in Assisi House in Aston Aug. 5. She had been a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 69 years.
  • William “Bill” Owens
    William David Owens, 87, returned to his heavenly home July 20, 2022.
  • Zora Schumock
    Zora Winifred Polich Schumock, 99, passed away July 13, 2022, surrounded by many who loved her. A service is planned at St. Thomas More Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 29. A private celebration of life will also be held at a later date.
  • Therese “Tante” Edenhofer
    Therese “Tante” Edenhofer was born on June 24, 1928, in Achslach, Germany, and passed away peacefully on July 9, 2022 at her home in Portland, Oregon. A rosary and Mass will be held Wednesday, July 27, at Holy Rosary Church, with the rosary at 9:30 a.m. and Mass to follow at 10 a.m.
  • Sr. Nadine Bennett, OSF
    Aston, Penn. — Franciscan Sister Nadine Rose Bennett (formerly Sister Agnes St. Rose), 97, died in Assisi House on July 21, 2022. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 78 years. Sister Nadine was born in Baker City, where she was a member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral Parish and a graduate of St. Francis Academy. She entered the congregation in 1941 and professed her first vows in 1944.
  • Sr. Mary Ann Hathaway SSMO
    Sister of St. Mary of Oregon Mary Ann Hathaway died July 3. There will be a vigil Friday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Motherhouse Chapel and a funeral Mass Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m., also at the motherhouse chapel. Interment will be Monday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the sisters’ cemetery.
  • Anthony Benjamin Jr.
    Anthony Benjamin passed away July 3 at home surrounded by loved ones. There will be a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Holy Trinity Church, 13715 SW Walker Rd. Beaverton. Private burial with military honors at Willamette National Cemetery.
  • Sr. Paula Fox SSMO
    Sister of St. Mary of Oregon Paula Fox died June 30 at Maryville Care Center. There will be a vigil service Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. and a funeral Mass Thursday, July 14 at 4 p.m., both services at the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon motherhouse. Interment is Friday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the sisters’ cemetery.
  • Sr. Mary E. Sullivan, SNJM
    LAKE OSWEGO — Holy Names Sister Mary Sullivan, SNJM, 95, died June 16 at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst. The Zoom memorial is July 7, 2 p.m. and the funeral Mass takes place July 14, 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst. For information, call 503.534.5778.
  • Sr. Mary Veronica Doerner OCD
    EUGENE — Sister Mary Veronica of the Holy Face, OCD, (Frances Anna Doerner) the last founding sister of the Carmel of Maria Regina, died April 4, 2022, at the age of 93 from heart failure. She died peacefully at the monastery with the sisters caring for her.
  • Sr. Mary Noreen O’Leary SNJM
    Holy Names Sister Mary Noreen O’Leary, 100, died May 15 at the Marie-Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, Lake Oswego. A virtual memorial will be held Thursday, June 16, at 3 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday, July 5, 11 a.m., Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst. For more information, call 503-534-5778.
  • Sister Rita Rose Vistica, SNJM
    Holy Names Sister Rita Rose Vistica, 88, died May 3 in Lake Oswego. Funeral arrangements are pending.
  • Sr. Kathleen Boyd, SSMO
    Born in Beaverton July 9, 1939, Kathleen Mae Boyd graduated from St. Cecilia Elementary School (1953) and St. Mary of the Valley Academy (1957).
  • Maria Loeffler
    Maria E. Loeffler, 92, passed away peacefully March 26, surrounded by her family in Portland.
  • John (Jack) Basic
    John (Jack) Anthony Basic passed away peacefully on March 15, in the company of dear friends.
  • Deolindo Fausto Baiocco
    Deolindo Fausto was born in Caporciano, Italy in 1926, to Benedetto and Paolina Baiocco. He immigrated to Canada when he was 24 years old. In 1952 he married his childhood friend, Paola DiVincenzo. With determination, hard work and faith, they built a life together in Portland that lasted 55 years.
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