OBITUARIES
September 4, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Donald Rocco Bocast died Aug. 13 at age 95 from complications of vascular dementia. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph Parish in Colorado Springs on Aug. 25. Interment took place on Aug. 31 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.


 
September 4, 2020  |  

MONUMENT. Jim Pepper, a longtime youth leader and coach at Corpus Christi Parish, St. Mary’s High School and St. Peter Parish in Monument, died Aug. 21 at age 70. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 29 at St. Peter.


 
July 3, 2020  |  
Franciscan Sister Guadalupe Torres dies at age 92

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Guadalupe Torres died June 25 at age 92 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 29 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Colorado Springs. Burial followed in the Mount St. Francis cemetery.


 
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.