Reverend Francis A. Dauss
Rev. Francis Dauss, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, age 93, went home to the Lord on June 13, 2015.
He had lived in Fort Myers since his retirement in 1987.
Father Dauss was ordained for the Diocese of Peoria in 1948, and first came to the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1969.
He served at Sacred Heart Parish, Pinellas Park, Christ the King Parish in Tampa, and as Spiritual Director of the
Legion of Mary, Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish
in Pine Island, Florida. He was incardinated in the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1975.
Funeral services were held at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 2157 Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, on June 20. Burial was on
June 22 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater.
Deacon Daniel McCarthy
Deacon Daniel McCarthy of St. James the Apostle Parish, Port Richey, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015,
after a lengthy illness. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Boston in 1990 and has served in the Diocese of
St. Petersburg since 2007.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on June 26th 2015, St. James the Apostle, Port Richey. Interment immediately
following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater.
Sylvia J. Costa
Sylvia J. Costa, mother of Debbie Moore, Office of Schools and Catholic Centers, passed on June 16, 2015.
Beloved wife of Santo D. Costa, mother of; Deborah (J.P.) Moore, William (Amy) Costa, Michael (Cheryl) Costa.
Also survived by five grandchildren; Christina, Jeffrey, Aaron, David and Robert.
Funeral services were held at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, Palm Harbor, on June 18, 2015.
Well done good and faithful servants. Enter into the joy of your Lord!