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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 2021 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 Maggie Mroz Lamb '84 at mlamb@maghs.org.

List of 30 items.

  • Carol Niederriter Baier '57L

    Sister of Constance (Connie) Niederriter Mykytuk '54L; Sister-in-law of Joyce Baier '61

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  • Mary Jane "Smiley" Barnoski

    Mother of Jill Barnoski Prendergast '85 and Jennifer Barnoski Gutoskey '89; Grandmother of Erin Prendergast '20

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  • Fernande T. "Fern" Bisson

    Mother of Colette Bisson Gregory '71 and Michelle Bisson Bartell '74

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  • Sister Marie Bohn, HM '47L

  • Susan Terry Calvert '61

    Sister of Nancy Terry Nirosky '62†

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  • Sharon O'Malley Derethik '61

    Mother of Noel Derethik McPolin '88; Sister-in-law of Penelope Derethik '69 and Gretchen Derethik '72; Aunt of Annie Derethik Weary 02, Libby Derethik Hertz '05 and Maggie Derethik '09

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  • Beverly Traffis Frantz '62

    Sister of Donna Traffis Vican '69 and Mary Lou Traffis '77
  • Brian Thomas Gill

    Brother of Beth Gill Oldford '84 and Megan Gill-Kopp '92

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  • Kevin G. Gunn

    Brother of Kathleen Gunn Guscott '64†, Mary Gunn '66 and Lori Gunn Huber '71; Uncle of Caroline Guscott Shaw '88 and Kristin Guscott '91

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  • James W. Kadlubak

    Husband of Carol Shockley-Kadlubak '65; Brother-in-law of Cecelia Shockley '72

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  • Laverne Kelley

    Mother of Mary Kay Kelley '68 and Elizabeth Kelley Geschke '70

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  • Colleen Lance

    Mother of Laura Lance Carreira '85 and Lisa "Kipper" Lance Hendrick '87

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  • Dorothy A. Lang

    Grandmother of Hannah Lang '15 and Olivia Lang '17

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  • Barry F. Lenahan

    Brother of Maureen Lenahan Krebs '87; Brother-in-law of Kerry Calvey Lenahan '77; Uncle of Katherine Lenahan '15

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  • Christine "Tina" Malone '84

    Sister of Gina Malone '88

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  • Florence McGuire

    Mother of Nancy McGuire Marks '85; Grandmother of Bridget Marks '19

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  • Kelly Merriman Mills '80

    Mother of Katie Mills Lincho '08; Sister-in-law of Lynn Tracy Merriman '73; Aunt of Kerry Merriman '97

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  • Christopher G. Nash

    Son of Judy Mathews Nash '74; Brother of Lauren Nash '00 and Sarah Nash '07; Nephew of Christine Mathews Long '71, Mary Kay Mathews Doyle '72, Terry Mathews Leisinger '73 and Ann Mathews O'Malley '81

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  • Christopher J. Nieberding

    Son of Alberta Scharf Nieberding "54L; Brother of Catherine Nieberding Martis '86; Uncle of Maria Martis '16

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  • Nancy Terry Nirosky '62

    Sister of Susan Terry Calvert '61†;  Grandmother of Jackie Hearns '11

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  • Frank A. Opaskar

    Father of Amanda Opaskar '07

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  • Kay Dettelbach Pirnat '63

    Sister-in-law of Gerri Trapping Dettelbach '60 

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  • Carol Wood Ross '62

    Mother of Katy Ross Peternel '86 and Sharon Ross '88; Sister of Jeanne Wood Johnson '64 and Sharon Wood Cavey '68

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  • Amanda Stolarski '94

  • James B. Schram

    Father of Lynn Schram Aprile '77, Lori Schram Burke '82† and Lisa Schram Fagan '87

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  • Joseph "Jay" W. Schwarz III

    Father of Mary Kay Schwarz Curtis '91, Megan Schwarz Carroll '94, and Patti Schwarz Homza '96; Grandfather of Anna Curtis '21

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  • Leonard C. Simecek

    Father of Christine Simecek '84 and Cheryl Simecek '90

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  • Leo M. Spellacy

    Father of Mary Spellacy Stilphen '77, Megan Spellacy McCuen '83 and Katie Spellacy Mangan '91; Grandfather of Kara Stilphen Tupa '09, Ashley Spellacy '11, Nicole Spellacy '13, Logan Spellacy '19, and Alice Mangan '20

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  • Anne Swinehart '64L

  • Kathleen Daley Tilow '71

    Sister of Mary Lou Daley Huntz '63

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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.