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In Memoriam

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!" -Sr. Helen Jean Novy, HM  

We have included all individuals for whom we received notification following the printing of the winter 2021 issue of the Magnificat Magazine, and we have listed all of the relationships we could locate in our records. If there is a published obituary for a person named below, you can click on their name to access the notice. If we have missed anyone, kindly let us know by emailing
Nora Hudec '12 at nhudec@maghs.org

Rita Calvey Ackerman '47L
Sister of Margaret Calvey Gallagher '49L

Susan Hofmann Balcerowski '60

Karen Adams Bajpai '70

Charles T. Barkman
Husband of Pamela McCormick Barkman '74; Brother-in-law of Jill McCormick Jones '76

Marie "Bunny" Becker
Mother of Christine Becker Karliak '83, Beth Becker Karpuszka '85 and Mary Becker Pokrywka '93

Elizabeth "Betty" Bennett
Mother of Debra Bennett Anglin '74 and Linda Bennett Halladay '80; Mother-in-law of Mary Guzowski Bennett '72; Grandmother of Christine Bennett Jurik '96, Julia Bennett Megyimori '00, and Mary Beth Bennett '02

Freida D. Brown
Grandmother of Alexandria Brown '16

Mario E. Chahda
Father of Marisa Chahda Preble '99 and Carena Chahda '06; Husband of former faculty member Isabel Chahda

Dr. Asif Chaudhry
Father of Serena Chaudhry '91 

Nancy Stelbasky Clark '67
Sister of Janice Stelbasky Kundtz '64

Patricia Esson Cottom '49L
Mother of Patricia Cottom Feighan '81; Grandmother of Trisha Feighan '18

Rosemarie Feighan DeJohn '64
Mother of Patricia DeJohn '89, Jennifer DeJohn '91, and Colleen DeJohn Pallett '94; Sister of Mary Clare Feighan '72; Aunt of Lauren Feighan '98 and Farrell Feighan '03; Cousin of Colleen O'Brien McCarthy '60, Kathy O'Brien Hogan '64, and Patricia O'Brien McCrann '70†; Niece of Sister Ann Cecile Feighan, HM†

Larry J. DiLoreto 
Father of Lori DiLoreto Pulice '88 and Sheri DiLoreto Smith '91; Grandfather of Anna Smith '21 and Abby Smith '24

James William Dowd
Brother of Rita Dowd-Mikolajczyk '70

Bernadette L'Huillier Duraney '54L

Elizabeth Dorsey Ehrbar '51L
Mother of Jane Ehrbar Simon '75 and Jill Ehrbar Lanning '83; Aunt of Joan Dorsey Griffin '93

Susan Gable Fetter '68
Sister of Kathy Gable Oehlke '66; Aunt of Tracy Gable Patton '89 and Kristie Rogers '95†

James A. Finnegan
Father of Therese Finnegan '82 and Lucy Finnegan '84

Maureen Malone Gale '62
Mother of Carolyn Gale Skoczen '89 and Megan Gale Loomis '92

Thea Heibili Garrity '82
Sister-in-law of Laura Garrity '86; Cousin of Erika Schmidt Bonchek '83

Charles Geschke
Husband of Nancy McDonough Geschke '60; Brother-in-law of Mary Beth McDonough Zabriskie '68 and Kathleen McDonough Clement '63†; Uncle of Carole Zabriskie Tribuzzo '00 

Jason R. Gibson
Father of Gaby Gibson '22

Virginia M. "Gina" Gill '69
Sister of Margaret Gill Quinn '72

Michael P. Ginley
Father of Meghan Ginley Cooke '03

Josephine Stanich Grady '64
Sister-in-law of Kathleen Conway Grady '64 and Ann Grady Nerbum '64

Arthur "Buddy" Griebel
Grandfather of Kristen Griebel '04 

Ruth S. Griebel
Grandmother of Kristen Griebel '04 

Susan Conway Grimberg '67
Mother of Katherine Grimberg Napolitan '93 and Ann Marie Grimberg '99; Sister of Kathleen Conway Grady '64, Therese Conway Moltz '69 and Mary Conway Sullivan '82; Sister-in-law of Eorann Hickey Conway '79; Aunt of Bridget Grady Couture '93, Margaret Moltz '07, Sheila Conway '08, Clare Conway '09, Joan Conway '12, Catherine Conway '14 and Anne Conway '16

Emilie Isabella Izzo
Daughter of Gabi Pena '84; Niece of Michelle Pena '85 and Augustine Izzo Sadler '07; Cousin of Ava Izzo '24 

Elizabeth A. Janesz
Mother of Margaret Janesz Kowalski ’70, Libby Janesz ’70, Christine Janesz Krysiak ’74, Mary Janesz Morris ’76, Cece Janesz-Corea ’78, Nancy Janesz Romaine ’81, Sue Janesz Johnston ’87, and Jean Janesz Holbert ’89; Mother-in-law of Rose-Marie Noone Janesz ’89; Grandmother of Katelyn Krysiak ’05, Deborah Krysiak ’07, Eileen Janesz ’10, Lauren Janesz ’21, and Jillian Holbert '22

Maureen Toohey Kaparic '72L
Sister-in-law of Patricia Wagner Toohey '70L

Francis A. Kelley
Brother of Bridget Kelley Gill '89 and Jayne Kelley '99; Uncle of Kate Gill '07 and Erin Gill Lopez '09 

Norman H. Krupp
Father of Lynda Krupp '68 and Sandra Krupp Hoeffler '70; Grandfather of Melissa Janosek '98

David E. Mack
Husband of Nancy Stevens Mack '68

Jacqueline Brown Maresh '65

Thomas Patrick Masterson
Father of Mary Pat Masterson Burk '85 and Maureen Masterson Carr '89; Brother of Noreen Masterson Devine '58L, Peggy Masterson Mineo '63L and Kitty Masterson Camerato '66L†

Andrew S. Matejcik
Father of Carol Matejcik Logar '72; Grandfather of Monica Logar '01 and Amy Logar '04 

Thomas O. McBride 
Father of Kate McBride McCusker '81 and Molly McBride Steen '85; Grandfather of Erin McBride Ventura '07 and Megan McBride '13

Edward "Jerry" McCabe
Husband of Carol Simpson McCabe '59L

Patricia Clark McFarland '43L
Mother of Mary McFarland Chatenka '71

Joseph W. McGreal
Brother of Anne McGreal Chunta '70 and Mary McGreal Sauer '74

James Joseph McNamee Sr. 
Father of Sandy McNamee Sherry '79, Nancy McNamee Koehler '81, Rosemary McNamee Sima '82, and Kathleen McNamee Brown '86

Thomas McSteen
Brother of Patricia McSteen Erger '61, Margaret McSteen Pither '63, Barbara McSteen Koechley '65, Catherine McSteen Ashworth '67, Mary McSteen Vilk '69, and Maureen McSteen Flanagan '70; Uncle of Colleen Flanagan Alber '98 and Megan Flanagan Tong '03  

Edward A. Meister
Father of Cheryl Meister '73

Barbara Fisher Moir '61
Mother of Michelle Moir Luptak '82; Sister of Trish Fisher Binder '65 and Marcia Fisher Hess '68

John A. Murray
Grandfather of Emily Vande Velde Szy '02 and Abigail Vande Velde '06 

Marian T. Nespeca
Mother of Nancy Nespeca Parks '65, Renee Nespeca Ritchie '70, Judith Nespeca '73 and Mary Kay Nespeca '77

James E. Nieberding
Husband of Alberta Scharf Nieberding '48L; Father of Catherine Nieberding Martis '86; Grandfather of Maria Martis '16 and Katie Martis '18 

Anne H. "Nancy" Nugent '58L
Sister of Mary Therese Nugent McGinty '67L and Ruthmarie Nugent Hovanec '70L; Grandmother of Katie Coyne '08, Brigid Coyne '11, and Margaret Coyne '14; Aunt of Emily Pearse Moran '99 and Madeline Pearse '11 

Jack Pavlovich
Father of Mary Pavlovich Mignatti '93; Brother of Sharon Pavlovich Valus '61

Edward J. Ptacek
Husband of Eileen Sullivan Ptacek '71; Brother-in-law of Celia Sullivan Davis '74, Jane Sullivan Lyons '75 and Ann Sullivan Jones '80

Richard L. Reddy
Father of Eloise Reddy Donofrio '79 and Paula Reddy '82

Paul R. Rice
Husband of Josephine Costanzo Carpenter '64

Thomas J. Riedel
Husband of Judy Gordon Riedel '63, Uncle of Sharon Graven Kudia '81, Tricia Graven '84, Sheila Graven '86 and Cheryl Gordon Sigsworth '85

Dorothy Margaret Schilens
Mother of Dorothy Schilens O'Brien '73, Deborah Schilens Dillemuth '75, Judy Schilens Dusky '79, Mary Lynn Schilens Plocica '81, Diane Schilens '82, and Janet Schilens Asche '83: Grandmother of Tara Dillemuth Pilcher '02

Francis J. Slife
Husband of Judith Nieberding Slife '64; Brother-in-law of Jean Nieberding DeVaul '63 and Janet Nieberding Moran '65; Grandfather of Maeve Slife '18

Mary O. Starin
Grandmother of Jackie O'Donnell '03, Marissa Starin Wayner '04, Haylie Starin '05, Katie O'Donnell Pratt '08 and Chelsey Starin '10

Jane L. Taliak
Grandmother of Ellie Taliak '20

Joanne C. Theil 
Mother of Laura Theil Stearns '68

Kathleen Miller Unetic '62
Sister of Carol Miller '63

Christopher Walsh
Husband of Ellen McAvoy Walsh '70; Brother-in-law of Susan McAvoy Brimus '64, Mary McAvoy Walker '66 †, Ann McAvoy Placko '67, and Cathy McAvoy Patterson '71; Uncle of Kim Brimus Mather '89, Kristen  Brimus Bakich '90, Carol Brimus Chalkley '92, Catie Brimus Macuna '96, Beth Hatgas Hayes '91; Great-uncle of Michelle Brimus '12

Robert Zak
Husband of Sue Armstrong Zak '64


“L” denotes a graduate of Lourdes Academy