Category Archives: Obituary

Obituary ~ 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… Read More

Obituary 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… Read More

Obituary ~ 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… Read More

Obituaries ~ 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… Read More

Obituary ~ 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,… Read More

Obituaries ~ 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… Read More

Obituaries ~ 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… Read More

Obituary ~ 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…. Read More

Obituaries ~ 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… Read More

Obituaries ~ 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… Read More