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Obituary Sister M. Adele Bullock, OSF

   Sister M. Adele slept peacefully into the Lord on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse. Born in Syracuse, she was the eldest child of the late Col. (U.S. Army, Ret.) Edward John and Mary Adele (Johnson) Bullock. She was 97 years old and had been…


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Obituary: Sister Carol Anne Porter, CSJ

   Sister Carol Anne Porter, CSJ, (Sister John Robert), 79, died Friday, December 22, 2017, at The Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 59 years.    Sister Carol was born on July 26, 1938, in Albany, daughter of the…


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Obituary: Sister Rose Ann (Rose Anthony) Renna, OSF

Sister Rose Ann Renna, OSF, went home to God on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Francis House in Syracuse, New York.      Sister was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Ralph and Adeline (Carbone) Renna. She was 80 years old and had been a Sister of St. Francis for 62 years….


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Obituary Brother James Fitzgibbons, SM

     Marianist Brother James Fitzgibbons died Nov. 6, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at age 81. He had been a member of the Society of Mary (Marianists) for 61 years.    A Syracuse native, Brother Jim was a well-traveled teacher who served for many years at St. John’s Home…


‘A priest for all of us’

Hundreds mourn Msgr. McCloskey  in Fayetteville By Tom Maguire Associate editor The family always had good hands — holy and workmanlike too.    A gifted pianist, Msgr. James A. McCloskey also pursued golf, basketball, and tennis. Above all pastimes, though, he loved the Mother of God for his 96 years. Knowing this,…


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Obituary Sister Dorothy Root, CSJ

    Sister Dorothy Root, CSJ (Sister Amelia Joseph), 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Albany Medical Center. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 73 years.    Sister Dorothy was born in Syracuse on Nov. 8, 1925, the oldest child of Frederick and Amelia Kirsch Root….


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Obituary Sister Mary Herman Marhafer, CSJ

  Sister Mary Herman Marhafer, CSJ, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 72 years, and she had taught for many years in schools in the Syracuse Diocese.    Sister Mary Herman, the former…


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Obituary Sister Milice Anthony Bohrer, CSJ

  Sister Milice Anthony Bohrer, CSJ, 80, died on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph for 61 years.    Sister Milice, the former Carol Ann Bohrer, was born on August 21, 1937, in Troy,  daughter of the late…


Obituary: Father Matthew S. Wieczorek

Rev. Matthew S. Wieczorek entered into eternal life and rest on Saturday afternoon, October 7, 2017. He was the third son of Stanley and Frances (Gorlewski) Wieczorek. He was born on March 27, 1931, in Dickson City, Pa., and was baptized at St. Mary Visitation Church on Palm Sunday March…


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Obituary Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM

   Sister M. Evelyn Howard, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 89 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.    She was born on June 26, 1928, in Johnson City, and given the name…