Catholic Courier

Posted: July 7, 2009

Last Updated: January 25, 2016

Obituaries

 

December 5, 2016
Father McDonald; founding pastor in North Chili
Father McDonald; founding pastor in North Chili

Father Elmer J. McDonald, a priest of the Diocese of Rochester for 67 years and the founding pastor of St. Christopher Parish in North Chili, died Dec. 4, 2016, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford. He was 92 years old.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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November 30, 2016
For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation
For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation

 In what came to be her final interview, actress Florence Henderson told St. Anthony Messenger magazine that throughout her life, through good times and bad, her Catholic faith was her foundation.

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October 25, 2016
Father John J. Philipps, 87
Father John J. Philipps, 87

Father John J. Philipps, a priest of the Diocese of Rochester for more than 60 years, died Oct. 21, 2016. He was 87 years old.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
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October 16, 2016
Father Raymond Booth; served in several parishes
Father Raymond Booth; served in several parishes

Father Raymond H. Booth, a priest of the Diocese of Rochester for nearly 60 years, died Oct. 15, 2016, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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October 6, 2016
Retired Vermont bishop dies
Retired Vermont bishop dies

Retired Bishop Kenneth A. Angell, eighth bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, died Oct. 4 after suffering a stroke. He was 86. Bishop Angell was Bishop Salvatore R. Matano's predecessor in Vermont and a fellow priest of the Diocese of Providence, R.I. 

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September 28, 2016
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93

One of the last ceremonies in which former Israeli President Shimon Peres participated as a public figure took place in the Vatican Gardens in June 2014, the last month of his presidency. Along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, he planted an olive tree at the invitation of Pope Francis.

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