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Obituary Sister Ellen Michael Schafer, OSF

  Sister Ellen Michael Schafer returned to God on April 5, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany, N.Y.       Magdalene Mary Schafer was the second daughter born to Henry and Nora (Schenete) Schafer of Boonville, N.Y.       Sister Ellen’s home parish was St. Joseph’s in Boonville. She attended Blessed…

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In memoriam: Father Alfred E. Nortz

Father Alfred E. Nortz entered into his eternal rest on Tuesday, April 25.  He was 88 years old.      Father Nortz celebrated 60 years as a priest in 2015, having been ordained for the diocese on February 2, 1955. Over the next 50 years, he served as associate pastor of…