Mrs. Emilia Amadi
May 13, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office has just learned of the sudden death of Mrs. Emilia Amadi, mother of Reverend Cosmas Amadi, Parochial Vicar of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Tampa.  Mrs. Amadi passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Nigeria. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Rev. Cosmas …

Mr. John Welsh
May 13, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office received word from Reverend Garry Welsh, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua, San Antonio, that his brother, Mr. John Welsh, 61, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Mr. Welsh resided in Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom and is survived by his wife, Carol, and their four …

Dr. John O’Brien ~ Update
May 6, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office received word of the passing of Dr. John O’Brien, brother of Reverend Michael T. O’Brien, retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, earlier this morning, May 6, 2024, following a lengthy illness. Mr. O’Brien did not live locally. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, May 17, 2024 at St. Thomas …

Mrs. Antonina (Nina) Rosin
May 6, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office received word of the passing of Mrs. Nina Rosin,, 85, mother of Reverend Richard Rosin, Parochial Vicar of Espiritu Santo Parish, Safety Harbor, on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in New York, after a prolonged illness. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Massapequa Park, New York, on …

Ms. Patricia Landry
April 29, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office was recently informed of the passing of Ms. Patricia Anne Landry on April 13, 2024 at the age of 79.  Patricia was first and foremost an educator and life-long learner.  She earned masters degrees in Religious Studies and Educational Leadership. Patricia became a sister in the Adorers of the Blood of Christ …

Mr. Thomas Washburn
April 15, 2024

We received word from our Vocations Office that Mr. Thomas C. Washburn, 82, of Port Richey, passed away on Friday evening, April 12, 2024. Mr. Washburn is the father of Mr. Vincent Washburn, a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, currently enrolled at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach. He is also …

Mrs. Alice Flanagan
April 2, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office was informed of the passing of Mrs. Alice Flanagan, 96, on March 27, 2024.  Mrs. Flanagan is the mother of Ms. Sheila Osorio,  Receptionist and Bulletin Editor at St. Brendan Catholic Church, Clearwater Beach and of Ms. Kathleen Flanagan, teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Dunedin. The Funeral Mass will …

Miss Patricia A. Vigue
April 2, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office was informed of the passing of Miss Patricia A. Vigue, on March 20, 2024. In 2001, Pat prepared a sample obituary for herself. Much of the obituary below was penned by her own hand and heart. Patricia Vigue, long known as Miss Pat to her students and colleagues, passed away on March …

Mercedes Cedeño-Pitre ~ Update
March 25, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office has learned that Mrs. Mercedes Cedeño, 65, passed away in the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Mercedes worked at Transfiguration Parish as the Director of Religious Education from 2013 to 2019. In 2019, she was hired as the Administrative Assistant for Intercultural Ministries of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. She completed …

Sr. Rosa Ulloa
March 18, 2024

Word reached the Chancellor’s Office that Sr. Rosa Ulloa, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception from Honduras, passed away in the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Sr. Rosa worked at La Clinica Guadalupana in Clearwater for 10 years. She also served at St. Cecilia Parish as an Extraordinary Minister of …

Mr. Joseph Gangolu
February 26, 2024

Word reached the Chancellor’s Office of the passing of Mr. Joseph Gangolu, 88, on February 26, 2024 in India. Mr. Gangolu is the father of Reverend Robert Romaine, Parochial Vicar of Holy Family Parish, St. Petersburg. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 200 78th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, on March 16, …

Mrs. Katherine Hibbs
February 26, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office received news of the passing of Mrs. Katherine Hibbs, 95, in Jacksonville, on Friday, February 16, 2024. Mrs. Hibbs is the maternal grandmother of Reverend Ryan C. Boyle, J.C.L. She will be inurned in Arlington National Cemetery at a later time. Please keep Father Boyle and his family in your thoughts and …

Mr. Ralph D’Angelo
February 5, 2024

The Diaconate Office sadly informs that Mr. Ralph D’Angelo, 74, father of Deacon Geoff D’Angelo, of St. Stephen Parish in Riverview, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was in hospice care after being diagnosed with cancer last month. Ralph is survived by his wife, Yoko; his three children from a previous …

Deacon Lionel Roberts
February 5, 2024

The Diaconate Offices sadly informs the passing of Deacon Lionel Roberts, 97, of Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Petersburg, on January 31, 2024.  “Deacon Lionel,” as he is known, was ordained to the diaconate in 1977 for the Diocese of Brooklyn. During his 47 years of diaconal ministry, he served from 1977 to 1984 in the …

James A. Sebesta
February 5, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office informs of the passing of James (Jim) A. Sebesta, 88, of St. Petersburg, on January 29, 2024, after a brief battle with dementia.  Jim was a former employee of the Pastoral Center. He was born in Pontiac, Illinois and attended Loyola University for his undergraduate degree and then earned an MBA from …

Mrs. Julie Alvarez
January 29, 2024

The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing of Mrs. Julie Alvarez, 77, on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.  She is the wife of Deacon John Alvarez, of Espiritu Santo Parish, Safety Harbor, and former Director of the Diaconate.  Her funeral was held on January 18, 2024 at Espiritu Santo Parish. Mrs. Alvarez was born …

Mr. Virgilio Diaz, Sr.
January 29, 2024

Word reached the Chancellor’s Office of the passing of Mr. Virgilio Diaz, Sr., father of Reverend J. Glenn Diaz, Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Homosassa Springs, on January 26, 2024 in the Philippines, following a lengthy battle with kidney cancer. He was 89 years old. Mr. Diaz is survived by his wife, Clotilde, his six …

Mrs. Beverly Ann Tenten
January 8, 2024

The Chancellor’s Office received word that Mrs. Beverly Ann (Mucerino) Tenten, age 87, of Seminole FL, mother of Mrs. Michele Williams, Parish Business Manager of Holy Cross Parish, St. Petersburg, peacefully entered into eternal rest on December 30th 2023, at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Saint Petersburg FL.  Beverly’s life was a testament to love, kindness, …

Dr. Lynn Ann Lydon
January 8, 2024

Word reached the Chancellor’s Office on the unexpected passing of Lynn Ann Lydon, M.D., 70, sister of Reverend Michael Lydon, retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, on Friday, December 22, 2023, at her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Dr. Lydon served in the medical profession for many years, having worked in Stuart, …

Mrs. Carole Reitzel
January 8, 2024

Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office that Mrs. Carole Reitzel, 83, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2023.  Mrs. Reitzel is the sister of Reverend Brian McColl, a retired priest of the Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario, with seasonal residence in Prince of Peace Parish, Sun City Center. A Funeral Mass was held on December 28, …

Mrs. Fran Gibson
December 18, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we notify you of the unexpected passing of Mrs. Fran Gibson, wife of Deacon Jim Gibson, ordained for the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 2009. Before moving to the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2019, Jim served at Light of Christ Parish, Clearwater, and later at St. Brendan Parish in …

Sr. Janet Finley, O.S.F.
December 11, 2023

Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office of the passing of Sr.  Janet Finley, O.S.F., 89 years old, on December 4, 2023.  Sister Finley served as principal of St. Paul Catholic School, St. Petersburg, from 1978 to 1990. Sister Finley was received into the Congregation on August 15, 1956 and professed her final vows on August …

Reverend Fracilus Petit-Homme, SMM ~ Update
December 4, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office was recently informed of the death of Reverend Fracilus Petit-Homme, S.M.M., 81, a priest of the Montfort Missionaries and former Administrator of the Immaculate Conception Haitian Mission, Tampa from 2004 to 2007.  Father Petit-Homme passed away in Miami, Florida, on Friday, December 1, 2023, following a battle with prostate cancer. After leaving …

Mrs. Barbara Aubin
November 27, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office informs the passing of Mrs. Barbara Aubin, 76, sister-in-law of Monsignor Ronald Aubin, retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg,  on Saturday, November 25, 2023, following a long battle with cancer. She was a long-time resident of Miami, where she resided at the time of her death. She was preceded in …

Rev. David Engbarth ~ Update
November 27, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office was notified of the unexpected death of Reverend David R. Engbarth, 75, a retired priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, who resided in the Diocese of St. Petersburg since his retirement in 2014. His death was discovered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at his home in Largo. Father Engbarth was a …

Mr. Donatus Amadi
November 13, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office informs that Mr. Donatus Amadi, father of Reverend Cosmas Amadi, Parochial Vicar of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Tampa, passed away on the Commemoration of All Souls, November 2, 2023, in Nigeria.  Funeral arrangements for Mr. Amadi are pending, and all services will take place in Nigeria. Expressions of sympathy may be …

Mr. Christopher Manko
October 30, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office received the news that Mr. Christopher Manko, 64, a longtime resident of Royersford, PA, and brother of Deacon Mark Manko, passed away on October 24, 2023 with his wife and family by his side..  Deacon Mark serves at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Homosassa.  Christopher is a graduate of Ridley High School …

Rev. Msgr. Thomas F. Earner
October 23, 2023

We sadly announce the passing of Monsignor Thomas Francis Earner, 85, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, on Wednesday morning, October 18, 2023, at Empath Hospice, in Palm Harbor, following a lengthy period of declining health. Monsignor Earner was born on November 5, 1937, in Headford, County Galway, Ireland. Following graduation from …

Mr. Stanislaw Domek
October 23, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office was informed of the passing of Mr. Stanislaw Domek, brother of Reverend Kazimierz Domek, Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Tampa.  Mr. Domek was in his native Poland at the time of his passing. Funeral services will be held in the Domek family’s local parish, in Makowarsko, Poland, on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. …

Ms. Jo Ann Wade Matthews
October 16, 2023

The Office of the Chancellor received word of the passing of Ms. Jo Ann Wade Matthews, 93, a native of St. Petersburg, on September 20, 2023 in Hospice Care at Mid Pinellas Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rosalie Matthews, five siblings and their spouses; and is survived by …

Mrs. Loreta Tupa
October 9, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office has been informed that Mrs. Loreta Chavarria Tupa, 80 age old, mother of Reverend Allan Tupa, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Zephyrhills, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 6, 2023, in Palompon, Leyte, Philippines.  She was surrounded by her family, including her sons, Father Tupa, Brian and Charles Tupa at the time …

Mrs. Angela Amodeo ~ Update
September 18, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office was informed of the passing of Mrs. Angela Amodeo, mother of Reverend Donald Amodeo, Parochial Vicar of Nativity Parish, Brandon, on Sunday, September 17, 2023, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  According to Father Amodeo, “[Angela] battled cancer for many years but was happy to see my ordination, and she offered her …

Deacon Joseph (Joe) P. Reid
September 18, 2023

The Diaconate Office has been informed that Deacon Joseph (Joe) P.  Reid, 95, from St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Palm Harbor, passed away peacefully on the night of September 16, 2023.  Deacon Reid was ordained to the diaconate for the Diocese of Rockville Center in 1988 and came to the Diocese of St. Petersburg in …

Mrs. MaryAnn Sirrianna
September 18, 2023

The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing of Mrs. MaryAnn Sirrianna, 80, wife of the late Deacon David Sirrianna, of Sacred Heart-Pinellas Park,  on September 13, 2023. A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4661 82nd Avenue North, …

Mark Waggoner
September 11, 2023

Word reached the Chancellor’s Office of the passing of Mr. Mark Waggoner on September 06, 2023.  He was the twin brother of Mary Jo Waggoner, Director of Faith Formation at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Spring Hill. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Joan of Arc Church, …

Rev. Salim Joseph, OFM
September 11, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office received word that Reverend Salim Joseph, O.F.M., 58, passed away suddenly on September 1, 2023 as a result of a heart attack, while in route to Logan International Airport, in Boston.  Father Joseph served as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish, Tampa, from 2018 to 2020, after which he was transferred to …

Robert J. Kroll
September 5, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office received word of the passing of Robert J. Kroll, former OFM Franciscan priest and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of St. Petersburg from 1992 to 2001, on June 23, 2023, from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. His obituary was included in the Tampa Bay Times.  To read more, please click here. …

Mrs. Linda Bell ~ Update
September 5, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office received word of the passing of Mrs. Linda Bell, mother of Father Kyle Bell, Director of the Catholic Student Center at U.S.F., on Sunday, September 3, 2023, after a brief hospitalization at Tampa General Hospital.  A Funeral Mass for Mrs. Bell will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, 11:00 a.m., at …

Mr. Lorenzo Tejada
August 21, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Mr. Lorenzo Tejada, 63, brother of Reverend Jose (Jojo) Tejada, Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2023, in the Philippines, following a lengthy battle with lung cancer.  He is survived by his wife, three children, siblings, including Father …

Mrs. Anne Sifferlin
August 21, 2023

Word reached the Chancellor’s Office that Mrs. Anne Sifferlin, 100, retired employee of the Pastoral Center, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2023, in Seminole, Florida.  Anne worked for the Diocese of St. Petersburg from October 1982 until her retirement in November 2004.  She served in the offices of Insurance, Building Commission (Construction), Vocations, and Real …

Ms. Kathleen Devine
August 7, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office received word that Ms. Kathleen Devine, sister of Monsignor Michael Devine, retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, passed away on August 3, 2023, in Ireland.  All funeral services will take place in Ireland, and Monsignor Devine will be traveling to participate in the services.  No other details are available at …

Mrs. Sue Carol Rudis
July 24, 2023

We are saddened to learn that Mrs. Sue Carol Rudis, 84, of Boynton Beach, FL passed away at home on July 1, 2023.  She was the mother-in-law of Mrs. Patty Rudis, Human Resources Manager of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Sue Carol was born on January 27, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, and lived there until …

Mrs. Alba Lugo
July 10, 2023

The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing of Mrs. Alba Lugo, age 73, wife of Deacon Gregorio Lugo of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill,  who passed on June 29, 2023. She is survived by her two sons, Gregorio Lugo Jr. (Iniabett); and Nelson Sr. (Susan) and her grandchildren, Natasha, Tyson James, …

Mrs. Mary Ann Sokol
July 10, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office was informed that Mrs. Mary Ann Sokol, 81, of Indiana, passed away Friday, June 30, 2023 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Sokol was the mother of Margaret Ann “Maggie” Rogers, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 59 years, John J. …

Mr. Tommy Schaefer
June 26, 2023

We informed the passing of Mr. Tommy Schaefer, 91, on Saturday, June 10, 2023.  Mr. Schaefer was the father-in-law of Angie Schaefer, Director of Internal Services Administration for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Please keep Angie, family members and loved ones in your prayers during this difficult time. Expressions of sympathy might be sent to …

Mr. Chris Tottle
June 26, 2023

The Chancellor’s Office informs the passing of Mr. Chris Tottle, 63, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Largo, FL, due to heart complications.  He was the brother of Reverend Gregg Tottle, retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and the uncle of Mr. Mark DeSio, Seminarian of our Diocese.  Mr. Tottle is survived by …