Mrs. Teresa Brown
January 30, 2023

We were saddened to learn that Mrs. Teresa Brown, 100 years old, mother of Ms. Dale Brown, Director of Lay Ministry Formation, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Greenville, Texas. A memorial will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Will post more information here as it becomes available.) …

Deacon John Edgerton
January 23, 2023

The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing of Deacon John Edgerton from St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Tarpon Springs. He passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. He was 91. Deacon John was a loving and beloved husband to Joan. Together, they shared their love with their four children, Michael, Daniel, Janice and …

Mr. Ronald W. Fleming
January 3, 2023

Mr. Ronald W. Fleming, 70, husband of Mrs. Laurie Fleming, Hospitality and Support Assistant for the Pastoral Center, St. Petersburg, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022, at his home in St. Petersburg.  He is survived by his wife, Laurie, along with his daughters and grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are pending. Expressions of sympathy may …

Mr. Robert “Bob” Mahoney
December 19, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office was informed today that Mr. Robert “Bob” Mahoney, 88, grandfather of Reverend Drew Woodke, Parochial Vicar of St. Timothy Parish, Lutz, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2022.  A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 213 N. Knights Avenue, Brandon. …

Rev. Msgr. Austin Mullen
December 12, 2022

Earlier this morning, the Chancellor’s Office was informed of that Reverend Monsignor Austin Michael Mullen, 81, passed away in the Lord early this morning, Monday, December 12, 2022, at Melech Hospice House, in Temple Terrace.  In late October, he was hospitalized after a fall and was transferred between hospitals and rehab facilities in Tampa before …

Mr. Manuel Camacho
December 12, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office has learned of the passing of Mr. Manuel Camacho, 85, father of Right Reverend Isaac Camacho, O.S.B., Abbot of the Monks of Saint Leo Abbey.  Mr. Camacho passed away earlier today, Friday, December 9, 2022, near his home in Mexico City, Mexico.  He is predeceased by his wife and is survived by …

Mrs. Anne Genevieve Hays
November 21, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office sadly informs that Mrs. Anne Genevieve Hays, 85, mother of Reverend John S. Hays, Pastor of St. Anne Parish, Ridge Manor, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022.  Mrs. Hays was born in St. Joe, Florida (near Dade City) and was a decades-long member of Sacred Heart Parish, Dade City.  She is …

Mrs. Elaine Sydejko
November 14, 2022

The Diaconate Office has informed us of the passing of Mrs. Elaine Sydejko, age 98,  on November 12, 2022 in Wisconsin.  Mrs. Sydejko is the mother of Mrs. Josephine Manko, wife of Deacon Mark Manko, from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Homosassa.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in Altoona, …

Mrs. Diane Grant
October 24, 2022

The Vocations Office informs the sad news that Mrs. Diane Grant, mother of former seminarian Spencer Grant, died suddenly on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in the presence of her family. A Funeral Mass will be held for Mrs. Grant on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Road, Lutz.  Expressions of …

Mrs. Denise Roach -Update
October 17, 2022

We sadly report the passing of Mrs. Denise Roach, 65, on Monday, October 17, 2022, at Woodside Hospice, in Pinellas Park.  Mrs. Roach was the Director of St. Jerome Early Childhood Center for 26 years before her retirement in 2019. Denise was predeceased by her husband, Scott Roach, and father, Thomas Connors, and is survived …

Mr. Pacian Z. Kiwale
October 3, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office has received the sad news that Mr. Pacian Z. Kiwale, brother of Reverend Theobald Weria, A.L.C.P., Parochial Vicar of St. Cecelia Parish, Clearwater, passed away in the Lord on September 30, 2022, after struggling with illness since last year. All funeral services will take place near Mr. Kiwale’s home in Tanzania.  Please …

Sr. Frances Barfield, O.P.
October 3, 2022

Sister Frances Barfield, formerly known as Sister David Therese, died on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 90 years of age and in the 73rd year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Frances was born in Pensacola, Florida, to David C. and Theresa …

Mrs. Gloria DiVito
September 26, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office was informed of the peaceful passing of Mrs. Gloria DiVito, 95, mother of diocesan attorney Joseph DiVito, on Saturday, September 24, 2022.  Mrs. Divito was preceded in death by her son, Phillip; husband, John; and daughter, Helen. She is survived by sons; Joseph (Theresa), Nicholas (Lynda), Paul (Vicky), and Allyn (Tracy), grandchildren; Brian …

Deacon Frank Longo
September 26, 2022

The Diaconate Office received word of the passing of Deacon Frank Longo, 92, in retired status from St. Vincent DePaul Parish, Holiday, on September 1, 2022. He is preceded in death by his wife Lucy.  Deacon Frank was recently spending most of his time with his family in New York; all services took place there …

Mrs. Yolanda Mangiaracina
September 19, 2022

The Office of the Chancellor for Canonical Affairs informs the passing of  Mrs. Yolanda Mangiaracina,  mother of Rev. George Mangiaracina, OCD, on August 26, 2022.  For the past two years, Father Mangiaracina has provided assistance to the parish communities of St. Jerome, St. Patrick, and St. Justin, Martyr, while caring for his mother. Mrs. Mangiaracina’s Funeral Mass …

Deacon Melvin Dunphy
September 6, 2022

Word reached the Pastoral Center that Deacon Melvin Dunphy, 91, from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, New Port Richey, passed away in the Lord early Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at his residence in New Port Richey.  “Deacon Mel,” as he is known, was born and raised in Vermont.  He began his career in education as an …

Mr. Mark Dufva – Update
September 6, 2022

Word reached the Pastoral Center that Mr. Mark Dufva died on September 6, 2022, after a short but highly debilitating illness.  Mark was the Executive Director of Catholic Charities from 2014-2018.  He had a great passion for helping others and serving God through everything he did, especially through our work at Catholic Charities. A Funeral …

Mrs. Theresa Gerstner
September 6, 2022

We sadly inform the passing of Mrs. Theresa (Terri) Gerstner, 75, on August 21, 2022.  Terri was the Office Manager of St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater.  She had been struggling with health issues for the last couple of months, but her condition quickly turned worse the week of her passing. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, …

Mrs. Cecilia Pujol
August 22, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office received the news that Mrs. Cecilia Pujol, 69, grandmother of Ms. Jasmine Pujol, Secretary of the Office of Vocations, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Funeral services took place at St. Theresa Parish in Spring Hill. Please keep Jasmine and her family in your prayers during this difficult time. Expressions of …

Mrs. DeLois Brown
August 22, 2022

The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing of Mrs. DeLois Brown, 89, widow of the Late Deacon Joseph Brown from St. Stephen Parish in Riverview. She passed on Monday August 8, 2022. The Funeral Mass took place on August 17, 2022, at St. Stephen Parish. Expressions of Sympathy may be sent to the …

Mr. Philip Greco
August 22, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office informs the passing of Mr. Philip (Phil) Greco,  74, of Seffner, husband of Mrs. Kathy Greco, long-time secretary at Corpus Christi Catholic School, on August 10, 2022.  Funeral arrangements took place at Corpus Christi Parish, Temple Terrace on August 15, 2022 followed by interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Expressions of sympathy …

Mrs. Mary Jane Moody
August 22, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office informs the passing of Mrs. Mary Jane Moody, 98, who passed away in June 24, 2022 and whose funeral took place on August 13, 2022.  She was a long-time employee of St. Patrick’s, Largo. Please see obituary at this link:  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/largo-fl/mary-moody-10812475. ++++ May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed …

Mr. Vincente Tejada
August 22, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office has been notified of the death of Mr. Vincente Tejada, 63, brother of Reverend Jose (Jojo) Tejada, Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill, on Friday, August 5, 2022.  Mr. Tejada died while in the hospital after a long illness, near his hometown of Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines.  All funeral …

Mr. Leo Brown
August 8, 2022

Word reached our office that Mr. Leo Brown, brother of Ms. Dale Brown, Director of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute/SEPI, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022. No other information is available at this time.  We will post more information here at it becomes available. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Ms. Dale Brown, …

Sr. Jeanne Williams, O.S.F.
August 8, 2022

The Office of the Vicar for Religious informs that Sister Jeanne Williams, O.S.F., passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Sister Williams, a native from Providence, Rhode Island, has been active in our Diocese for many years, serving at St. Anthony Hospital and the Franciscan Center. Complete obituary at this link. Please keep Sister Williams …

Mrs. Maria Luisa Romero
July 25, 2022

Mrs. Maria Luisa (Ita) Romero, 96, grandmother of Mrs. Katie Camario, Digital Communications Manager for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Conroe, Texas.  Additional details may be found at this link. Please keep Katie and her family in your kind thoughts and prayers during this time.

Mr. Frank Oliver
July 25, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office learned that Frank Michael Oliver, 82, husband of Mary Sue Oliver, Notary for our diocesan Tribunal Office, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.  The funeral arrangements for Mr. Oliver are as follows: Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian …

Ms. Rebecca Pound
July 24, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office received the news that Ms. Rebecca Pound passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022.  Ms. Pound was the former Adult Faith Formation Director at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Inverness.  She had been in a nursing home for several years. She is survived by her granddaughter Angela McHugh, 5 sons, 4 daughters, 12 …

Mr. Joseph Grimaudo
July 24, 2022

Word reached the Chancellor’s Office that Mr. Joseph Grimaudo, age 90, passed away on July 21, 2022.  Mr. Grimaudo was the father of Annette Tremante, who is the Director of Faith Formation at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Inverness.He arrived in Florida in the early 80’s and was a banker and a business owner.  He …

Sister Grace Dougherty, O.P.
July 24, 2022

We received word that Sister Grace Dougherty, baptized Mary Elizabeth, died on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 84 years of age and in the 65th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Grace ministered over 14 years in elementary education in Detroit, …

Reverend Carl J. Melchior, Jr.
July 11, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office received the devastating news that Reverend Carl Joseph Melchior, Jr., 59, Master of Ceremonies for Bishop Parkes and Chaplain of St. Petersburg Catholic High School, died suddenly on Thursday, June 30, 2022 of cardiac arrest after boarding a flight in Philadelphia, preparing to fly to Greece for a pilgrimage. The youngest of three …

Mrs. Maria Julia Rodriguez
July 11, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office received word that Mrs. Maria Julia Rodriguez, 95, mother of Father Francisco Hernandez, Parochial Vicar of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from respiratory complications due to COVID-19.  At the time of her death, Mrs. Rodriguez lived in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.  Please keep …

Mr. Martin McAteer
June 27, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office receive the news that Mr. Martin McAteer, nephew of Reverend James McAteer, I.C., passed away on June 25, 2022 in Ireland. Father McAteer will travel to Ireland for the Funeral Services. Please keep him and all their family in your prayers. Expressions of sympathy can be mail to Rev. James McAteer, I.C., …

Rev. Brendan Lawlor
June 13, 2022

The Chancellor’s Office has been informed that Reverend Michael Patrick “Brendan” Lawlor, 92, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, passed away in the Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Tulla Parish, County Claire, Ireland, following a recent decline in health. Father Lawlor was born to Stephen and Mai (Foley) Lawlor in …

Mrs. Betty Craig
May 31, 2022

We informed the passing of Mrs. Betty Craig, 89, grandmother of Michael Craig, Director of the Safe Environment Program of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, on Sunday, May 22, 2022. She is preceded in death by her husband Elbert Craig, Sr and two sons Wayne (Noreen) and Michael (Debbie) parents Walter and Lillie Jordan and 4 sisters. Betty is survived …

Donovan Patrick Sisler
May 31, 2022

The Office of Catholic Schools and Centers has been informed of the passing on May 25, 2022 of Donovan Patrick, son of Debbie Kleinberger, former employee of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Donovan was born on October 13, 2013. He was born with a rare chromosome disorder which caused him to have severe physical and …

Mrs. Tereca Flores
April 11, 2022

Mr.  John Morris, Manager of Spirit FM, informs about the passing of Mrs. Tereca Flores, 97, April 9, 2022 in Medellin, Colombia. She was the mother of Gonzalo Jaramillo, who has been the Spirit FM Spanish Radio producer for 20 years. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Mr. Gonzalo Jaramillo at Spirit FM, 717 …

Sister Mary Jane Herlik, OP
April 11, 2022

Sister Mary Jane Herlik, OP, a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister, went home to God on Wednesday, April 4, 2022.  A resident in this diocese since 1996, all funeral services will take place at the Motherhouse, in Wisconsin. Professed in 1950, she taught in several Catholic schools within the USA.  She also served as pastoral minister at …

Jack Gordon Hutchinson
April 11, 2022

We were informed of the passing of Jack Gordon Hutchinson, 13 years old, grandson of Bob Hutchinson, Real Estate Office,  on March 23, 2022.   Jack lived In Jacksonville with his dad and mom, Bob’s son Bryan and daughter in law Erin. Jack is survived by his parents, Robert “Bryan” & Erin “nee Boyle” Hutchinson, his …

Mrs. Mary Rogers
March 28, 2022

The Human Resources Office informs the passing of Mrs. Mary Rogers, former employee of the Diocese of St Petersburg as a cook for Bishop William Thomas Larkin, on March 18, 2022 at Brookside Hospice in Palm Harbor, FL. She was 81. Please keep Mary and her family in your prayers. Obituary at this link. ++++May …

Reverend Timothy Murphy
March 28, 2022

The Diocese of Venice is mourning the loss of Father Timothy Murphy, a retired priest of the Diocese of Venice who passed away March 19, 2022, at the age of 97. Father Murphy most notably served as Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Cape Coral for 21 years and later founded St. Andrew Catholic School. …