Obituary ~ May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Brother Peter P. Mahady, SSS Brother Peter Patrick Mahady, SSS, just turning 87, Blessed Sacrament Brother died on April 15, 2019 at Regina Health Center, Richfield, OH, surrounded by the loving staff of Regina and Western Reserve Hospice and members […]

Obituaries ~ March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Sr. Helen Lange, O.S.B. Sr. Helen Lange O.S.B., 105, of St. Leo, FL, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in Dade City. She was born September 28, 1913 in Olfen, TX to Joseph & Helena Matthiesen Lange. She came […]

Obituary ~ March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Emeric Slezak, OFM We were informed of the death of Reverend Emeric Szlezak, O.F.M., 101, a retired priest of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, Holy Name Province, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Father Szlezak was a resident of […]

Obituary March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Deacon Roger Lind Deacon Roger Lind, 79, went home to the Lord on March 5, 2019. He is survived by his wife Heidi of 59 years. Deacon Lind was ordained for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York on May 31, 1980. He moved to the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1982 and was assigned to […]

Obituary ~ February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Mary (Collofello) Munchalfen Mrs. Mary (Collofello) Munchalfen, 90, mother of Terri Wiles, from the diocesan Accounting Office at the Pastoral Center,  went home to the Lord on February 17, 2019.  Please keep Terri and her family in your […]

Obituaries ~ February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Rev. Msgr. James C. Lara Monsignor James Carreras Lara, 84, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from a sudden heart attack while in the hospital near his home in Spain.  Monsignor “Jaime” Lara was ordained for the Diocese of […]

Obituary ~ February 4, 2019
February 4, 2019

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Deacon Anthony “Tony” Kijonka Deacon Anthony “Tony” Kijonka, 89, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. He was predeceased by his wife, Imogene, in 2000. Deacon Tony was ordained for the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey on October 15, […]

Obituaries ~ January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Anne E. Morris The Chancellor’s Office has learned of the passing of Mrs. Anne E. Morris, 86, on Sunday, January 13, 2019, while under Hospice care.  Mrs. Morris is the mother of Monsignor Robert Morris, Vicar General and Pastor […]

Obituaries ~ January 7, 2019
January 7, 2019

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Deacon Robert “Bob” Simpson Deacom Simpson passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peg” of  63 years. Deacon Bob was ordained for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on June 9, 1979. He […]

Obituary ~ December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Sister John Kevin McNulty, O.S.F. Word has been received of the death on December 4, 2018, of Sister John Kevin McNulty, OSF, sister of the late Msgr. John McNulty, at the Motherhouse in Allegany, NY. A native of St. […]

Obituaries ~ December 3, 2018
December 3, 2018

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Sr. Patricia (Pat) Haley, S.C.N. Word has been received of the death of Sister Pat Haley, SCN, at her Motherhouse in Nazareth, KY, on November 27, 2018.  Sr. Pat ministered here in the Diocese of St. Petersburg in pastoral/social […]

Obituaries ~ November 26, 2018
November 26, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Deacon Albert Tibbetts Deacon Albert “Bert” Tibbetts, Sr., 91, of St. Cecelia Parish, Clearwater, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Mary of 72 years and children Mary Jean Tibbetts, Albert Tibbetts, Sue Tibbetts […]

Obituary ~ November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Ms. Lynn Bartolotta Ms. Lynn Bartolotta, 36, daughter of Father Victor Bartolotta, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Father Bartolotta is a retired priest of the Diocese of Rochester, living in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, where he […]

Obituary ~ October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Ms. Ann Veronica Coppola Ms. Ann Veronica Coppola, 59, sister of Reverend Anthony Coppola, Pastor, Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa, passed away in the Lord on Friday, October 19, 2018, following a struggle with melanoma cancer.  Ms. Coppola leaves behind […]

Obituaries ~ October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Edward Wal We are saddened to inform of the passing of Reverend Edward Wal, 64, on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Northside Hospital.  He most recently served as Pastor of Transfiguration Parish, St. Petersburg until July 2018 when he […]

Obituary ~ October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Arthur W. (“Bill”) Gibbons The Chancellor’s Office was recently informed of the passing of Mr. Arthur W. Gibbons, 76, brother of Monsignor Robert Gibbons, Pastor of St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg.  Please click here for a full obituary. Please […]

Obituary ~ October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Sister Winifred Solomon, SNJM Word has been received of the death of Sister Winifred Solomon, SNJM, on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Funeral services for Sister Winifred will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Academy of the Holy […]

Obituaries ~ September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: John Marino Word has been received of the sudden and unexpected death of John Marino, the brother of Sister Florence Marino, IHM, on Sunday, September 9, 2018.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 13 in Chapel Hill, NC.  Please […]

Obituary ~ September 10, 2018
September 10, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Helga Torres We have received word of the passing of Mrs. Helga Torres, wife of Deacon Eusebio “Papo” Torres from St. Cecelia Parish in Clearwater on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, she was 72. The visitation will take place on […]

Obituaries ~ September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Gloria Crahan We were informed that Mrs. Gloria Crahan, sister of Rev. Msgr. George Cummings, retired priest of our Diocese, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Click here for obituary. Mrs. Joan Gerardo We […]

Obituary ~ August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Ms. Teresa Nakibule Ms. Teresa Nakibule, grandmother of Reverend Francis M. Lubowa, Parochial Administrator of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Gulfport, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Uganda.  A Funeral Service was held for Ms. Nakibule […]

Obituaries ~ August 13, 2018
August 13, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Mulligan Monsignor Edward J. Mulligan, 87, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and founding pastor of Transfiguration Parish, St. Petersburg and St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater Beach, passed away in the Lord at Suncoast […]

Obituaries July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. William Joseph Stuart The Chancellor’s Office received word that William Joseph Stuart, 90, stepfather of John Morris, Station Manager of Spirit FM, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, while in the care of Hospice. Mr. Stuart was a […]

Obituary ~ July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Joan Velott The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing on Monday July 2, 2018 of Mrs. Joan Velott, wife of Deacon Pete Velott from All Saint’s Parish in Clearwater; she was 86. The Funeral Mass was held […]

Obituaries ~ July 2, 2018 -Updated
June 28, 2018

Reverend Carl A. Last September 8, 1942 – June 30, 2018 We sadly report the passing of Reverend Carl A. Last, age 75, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  He passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Pepin Heart Institute, Tampa.  (more…) (Posted June 26, 2018) Updated July 5, 2018 Reverend Kevin […]

Obituaries ~ May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

  Mr. George Muhr Late last week, the Chancellor’s Office was informed of the death of Mr. George Muhr, 85, father of Monsignor Michael Muhr, Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018, following a brief illness.  Mr. Muhr had been admitted to Legacy House, a Hospice facility in Ocala, shortly […]

Obituary ~ May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Joanne C. Brown The Chancellor’s Office has been informed of the death of Mrs. Joanne C. Brown, 59, sister of Father Dominic Corona, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Largo, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, following a battle with cancer.  […]

Obituaries ~ May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Timothy Burke Lynch Bishop Lynch has informed us of the death of his brother, Timothy Burke (Tim) Lynch, 75, who resided for a number of years in Hollywood, Florida.  Mr. Lynch died at home on Sunday night, May 6, 2018, […]

Obituaries ~ April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M. We recently learned that Reverend Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M., 74, a retired member of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarian Order), passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April […]

Obituary ~ April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Manuel Martos, father of Rev. Rafael Martos, St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Obituary pdf) We received word this morning, April 9, 2018, of the passing of Mr. Manuel Martos, 98, father of Rev. Rafael Martos, a priest assigned […]

Obituaries ~ March 12, 2018
March 11, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: — Reverend Michael Chubirko, S.D.B. Please follow this link for more information. Deacon Tom Shiel, 84, from St. Peter the Apostle, Trinity, passed away in the Lord on Friday March 2, 2018. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 59 […]

Obituary ~ March 5, 2018
March 5, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: — Reverend Clement Comesky, O.F.M. Please follow this link for more information.   May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace!

Obituaries ~ February 5, 2018
February 5, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Colman McGarril, T.O.R. Father McGarril, T.O.R., 91, a priest of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, in Hollidaysburg, […]

Obituary ~ December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Joan Farrell We recently learned of the death of Mrs. Joan Farrell, 94, sister of Monsignor George  Cummings, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Mrs. Farrell was predeceased by her husband, Robert Farrell. She is survived by her two sons, Greg […]

Obituaries ~ November 6, 2017
November 6, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: — Reverend Robert G. Young, O.F.M. — Reverend Michael McDonnell, O.F.M. Please click here for Memo from the Chancellor’s Office with their information. Rev. Robert G. Young (Update November 13, 2017. The Funeral arrangements were not included in the obituary […]

Obituaries ~ October 30, 2017
October 31, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers:   — Rev. Roderic Petrie, OFM   — Rev. Jean-Pierre Mulinbi, cousin of Father Emery Longanga,  Parochial Administrator of Holy Cross Parish, St. Petersburg   May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, […]

Obituary ~ October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Joseph A. Pastick Rev. Joseph A. Pastick, 94, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Southern Pines Healthcare Center, New Port Richey.  Father Pastick served in our diocese for 16 years after his retirement from the Archdiocese of […]

Obituaries ~ September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: — Reverend John P. Lynch, M. Afr. (click here for information) — Ms. Geri Lynn  Morgan, sister of Rev. Thomas T. Morgan,  Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Largo. (click here for information) May their souls and the souls of all […]

Obituaries ~ September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Monsignor Patrick Caverly We were informed that Monsignor Patrick Caverly, brother of Monsignor Bernard Caverly, Pastor Emeritus of St. Raphael Parish, St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2017.  He was a priest of […]

Obituaries ~ August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Christopher Parkes It is with sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Christopher J. Parkes, 55, brother of Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, on Friday evening, August 25, 2017, after suffering from complications due to a […]

Obituaries ~ July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Rev. Msgr. Janusz Burzawa We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Monsignor Janusz Burzawa, Administrator of Mercy of God Polish Mission since 1998.  Additional biographical and funeral information can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Announcement (pdf) […]

Obituaries ~ June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Arthur M. Villemaire Father Arthur M. Villemaire, 91, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, while under Hospice care in Sun City Center. (Click here for the obituary.) Oglor D. (Dionne) Lemoi Mrs. […]

Obituary ~ May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Robert Goodwin We recently learned of the death of Father Robert Goodwin, on his 90th birthday, May 15, 2017.  Father Goodwin was a priest of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire for nearly 60 years, where he served in parishes and […]

Obituary ~ May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Deacon L. Roger Cartier We received word that Deacon Roger Cartier, 90, passed away in the Lord early Sunday, May 14, 2017, while at home under Hospice care. Deacon Cartier was ordained to the diaconate on June 20, 1986, for […]

Obituaries ~ May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Betty Hearne Mrs. Hearne, sister of Father Michael O’Neill, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Seffner, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Ireland. All services were held in Mrs. Hearne’s home parish in County Tipperary, […]

Obituaries ~ April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Monsignor Francis X. Barrett Monsignor Barrett, 91, a retired priest of the Diocese of Allentown, passed away in the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017, following nearly 62 years of priestly ministry.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War […]

Obituary ~ March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend James Maurice Cottrell Reverend James Maurice Cottrell was born in Cadillac, MI on March 4, 1931 to Cecil and Emma Cottrell. He died at home on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 86 after a long battle […]

Obituaries ~ March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Guy Morgan, OFM May 31, 1926 – March 10, 2017 Father Guy Morgan, O.F.M., 91, passed away in the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2017.  Since 1997, he has resided at St. Anthony Friary, St. Petersburg.  Father Morgan […]

Obituaries ~ March 6, 2017
March 6, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Francis Oman, I.C. Father Francis Mary Oman, IC, 87, died on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Rosmini House in West Peoria.  Father Oman  was born on May 15, 1929, in Dublin, Ireland.  He served as Parochial Vicar of St. […]

Obituary ~ February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Mr. Eulogio Sevilla Tupa Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office that Mr. Eulogio Tupa, father of Reverend Allan Tupa, Pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 in the Philippines following a long battle with cancer.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Loreta, and two sons, in addition […]

Obituary ~ February 12, 2017
February 13, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Helen DiVito It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the loss of Helen DiVito, sister of diocesan attorney Joe Divito, who passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. Joyfully embracing Helen in heaven are her father, John […]

Obituary ~ February 6, 2017
February 6, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Cletus Watson, TOR Fr. Cletus M.S. Watson, T.O.R., 78, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died early Saturday, January 28, 2017 at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He […]

Obituaries ~ January 23, 2017
January 20, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Sister Margaret Killilea, SSJ Sr. Margaret Killilea, formerly known as Sister Marie Assumpta, was born in County Galway, Ireland, on August 6, 1931 and died on January 16, 2017. Sister ministered primarily as a teacher throughout the state of Florida […]

January 17, 2017 ~ Obituaries
January 17, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Rev. Msgr. Mercurio Fregapane Monsignor Fregapane passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Monsignor Fregapane was a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA. Since his retirement in 2002, he assisted at many parishes […]