In Memoriam

Sr. Helen Jean Novy, HM

Please join us in prayer for the families of our alumnae and students.

"May all be comforted by the compassionate heart of Christ who will draw all to abundant life and fullness of joy!"
We have included all individuals for whom we received notification following the printing of the Fall 2022 issue of the Magnificat Magazine, and we have listed all of the relationships we could locate in our records. If we have missed anyone, kindly let us know by emailing Caitlin MacBride Berg '10 at

List of 16 items.

  • Helene Hillenbrand Bartlett '62

    Sister of Carol Hillenbrand Dancik '60†

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  • Veronica F. “Vera” Casey

    Mother of Kathleen Casey Proctor '89; Grandmother of Leah Proctor '18 and Molly Proctor '22

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  • Laurene A. Guzowski Daley '61L

    Grandmother of Kate Daley '22

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  • Gerard J. "Gerry" Fanta

    Son of Clare Magyar Fanta '49L; Brother of Mary Clare Fanta Oberst '75, Pattie Fanta '77, and Therese Fanta '88; Uncle of Emily Louis Kot '03 and Megan Louis Koons '05

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  • Tracy Galvin

    Mother of Fiona Galvin '24

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  • Charles Gunn

    Husband of Eileen Kolesar Gunn '60

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  • James Helbling

    Husband of Debbie Cherry '73†; Brother-in-law of Patricia Cherry '77†

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  • Sr. Kathleen King, H.M.

  • Eileen Dillemuth Klees '71

    Sister of Julie Dillemuth McAulay '72; Sister-in-law of Deborah Schilens Dillemuth '75; Aunt of Tara Dillemuth Pilcher '02

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  • Christine Marie Nolan Konys '67

  • Betty Jane "Bee Jay" McGreal

    Mother of Heather McGreal Carey '91; Aunt of Colleen Hannon Galla '91 and Maura Hannon English '99; Great Aunt of Catherine Galla '21

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  • Ruth Merriman

    Mother of Kelly Merriman Mills ’80† ; Grandmother of Kerry Merriman ’97 and Kate Mills Lincho '08; Mother-in-law of Lynn Tracy Merriman ’73

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  • Sister Jane Petrunyak H.M.

    Former staff member

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  • John J. Sebastian

    Husband of Sandra Barone Sebastian '64; grandfather of MacKenzie Meiners '19

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  • David John Standring

    Son of Karen Stuart Ladyga '63; Nephew of Peggy Stuart Chisholm '64†

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  • Mary Louise Rossie Wentling '56L

    Mother of Donna Wentling Erml '85

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† Deceased
“L” denotes a graduate of Lourdes Academy
Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.