OBITUARIES
June 19, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Julia Ann Hypolite, a founding member of the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics, died May 21 at age 80. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 3 at St. Joseph Parish in Colorado Springs.


 
May 15, 2020  |  

CLEVELAND, Ohio. Rabbi Howard Jay Hirsch, who founded the Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Colorado Springs in the mid-1990s, died April 15 at age 82. Rabbi Hirsch was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He graduated from Case Western University and was ordained from Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City in June 1964.


 
May 1, 2020  |  
Deacon Kenneth Huard dies at age 75

COLORADO SPRINGS. Deacon Kenneth Huard died April 3 at age 75 after contracting the Covid- 19 virus/pneumonia. Burial took place April 14 at Pikes Peak National Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.


 
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.