OBITUARIES
March 6, 2020  |  
Sister of St. Francis Dolores Smagacz dies at age 84

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Dolores Smagacz died Feb. 28 at St. Francis Nursing Center. She was 84 years old. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on March 3 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, followed by burial in the Mount St. Francis Cemetery.


 
February 21, 2020  |  
Benedictine Sister Joseph Marie Jacobsen, who worked in Tribunal for 25 years, dies at age 86

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister Joseph Marie Jacobsen, baptized Mary Lee, died Jan. 27. Sister Joseph Marie, known as “JM,” was a consummate professional with a very quick sense of humor.

Sister Joseph Marie’s vigil will be at March 6 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, 80921. Mass of Christian Burial will be March 7 at 2 p.m. at Benet Hill Monastery.


 
February 7, 2020  |  
Sister of Charity Rosalie Riggio dies at age 90

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio. Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Rosalie Riggio died Dec. 25, 2019, at the age of 90 at Pikes Peak Hospice. Sister Rosalie was born on May 8, 1929 to Joseph and Mary (Glaviano) Riggio in Jansen, Colorado. She was the fourth child of six, with two dying at birth. She was a Sister of Charity for 72 years. When making vows she chose the name Joseph Maureen.


 
November 15, 2019  |  
Sister Frances Ann Havel dies at age 94

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Frances Ann Havel, who was in religious life for 72 years, died at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center on Oct. 27 at age 94. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Nov. 2 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, followed by burial in the Mount St. Francis cemetery. 


 
November 15, 2019  |  
Sister of Charity John Miriam Jones dies at age 95

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio. Sister of Charity of Cincinnati John Miriam Jones died Nov. 3 at age 95 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility of the Sisters of Charity. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 12, followed by burial in the Sisters of Charity cemetery.


 
June 21, 2019  |  
Sister of Charity Mary Helen McKenna dies at age 98

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio. Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Mary Helen McKenna died May 29 at age 98. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 6. Burial followed in the Sisters of Charity Cemetery.


 
June 21, 2019  |  
Sister of St. Francis Laetitia Choi dies at age 80

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Laetitia Choi died June 9 at Mount St. Francis. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated June 13, followed by burial in the Mount St. Francis Cemetery. 
Sister Laetitia was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Seoul, South Korea, to Young Jin Choi and Yik Soo Kim. She entered the Congregation of Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help of Seoul and professed final vows on June 26, 1958.


 
December 7, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
Monsignor John Slattery, founding pastor of St. Patrick, dies at age 87

COLORADO SPRINGS. Msgr. John Slattery, the first vicar general of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and founding pastor of St. Patrick Parish, died Nov. 28 at age 87. Msgr. Slattery had been residing at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 5 at St. Patrick Church, followed by burial in the priests’ section at Evergreen Cemetery.


 
October 19, 2018  |  
DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 12 for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Jane Grosheider. Burial followed in the Sisters of Charity cemetery. Sister Jane (formerly Sister Mary Christopher) died Sept. 19 at the age of 92 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility of the Sisters of Charity. She was a Sister of Charity for 75 years.
 
September 21, 2018  |  
Dominican Sister Mary Wolff dies at age 100SINSINAWA, Wisconsin. Dominican Sister Mary Wolff died Sept. 3 at St. Dominic Villa in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 10, followed by burial in the motherhouse cemetery.