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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John J. Nicola, Dies

Nicola was a retired archdiocesan priest and former assistant pastor of St. Cecilia Parish on Wells Street in Chicago
Chicago (Jan. 10, 2022) – Rev. John J. Nicola, former assistant pastor of St. Cecilia Parish on Wells Street in Chicago, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. He was 92 years old.
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Congregation of the Resurrection Priest, Rev. Francis S. Rog, C.R., Dies

Rog was a retired religious priest and former associate pastor at St. Hyacinth Basilica
Chicago (Dec. 10, 2021) – Rev. Francis S. Rog, C.R., former associate pastor at St. Hyacinth Basilica, passed away Nov. 29, 2021. He was 91 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John W. Dewes, Dies

Dewes was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of St. Anne Parish in Barrington
Chicago (Nov. 17, 2021) – Rev. John W. Dewes, pastor emeritus of St. Anne Parish in Barrington, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. He was 82 years old. Dewes was born on Jan. 14, 1939, in Chicago. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas School and Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. William G. Kenneally, Dies

Kenneally was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of St. Gertrude Parish on Glenwood Avenue in Chicago
Chicago (Nov. 1, 2021) – Rev. William G. Kenneally, pastor emeritus of St. Gertrude Parish on Glenwood Avenue in Chicago, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. He was 85 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Edward S. Stockus, Dies

Stockus was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of St. Hugh Parish in Lyons
Chicago (Oct. 13, 2021) – Rev. Edward S. Stockus, pastor emeritus of St. Hugh Parish in Lyons, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. He was 90 years old. Stockus was born on Jan. 21, 1931, in Chicago. He attended St. Rita High School, the University of Illinois, University of Dayton, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Loyola University and pursued a long career as a mechanical engineer. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Stockus was married, had three sons and was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1974.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John J. Bresnahan, Dies

Bresnahan was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of St. Beatrice Parish in Schiller Park
Chicago (Sept. 30, 2021) – Rev. John (Jerry) J. Bresnahan, pastor emeritus of the former St. Beatrice Parish in Schiller Park, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. He was 86 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Martin E. Bedoya Dies

Bedoya was a retired archdiocesan priest and former associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Des Plaines
Chicago (Sept. 29, 2021) – Rev. Martin E. Bedoya, former associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Des Plaines, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. He was 81 years old. Born on Oct. 11, 1939, in Santa Barbara, Antioquia, Colombia, Bedoya was raised in a devout Catholic family. As a child, he began studies in the Seminary of Yarumal, graduating with the Friars of Rafael de la Serna.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John A. Farry Dies

Farry was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of St. Andrew Parish on Addison Street
Chicago (Aug. 17, 2021) – Rev. John A. Farry, pastor emeritus of St. Andrew Parish on Addison Street, passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. He was 82 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. William J. McNulty, Dies

McNulty was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of St. Patrick Parish in Lake Forest
Chicago (Aug. 13, 2021) – Rev. William J. McNulty, pastor emeritus of St. Patrick Parish in Lake Forest, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. He was 87 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Donald J. Headley, Dies

Headley was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Mercy Parish on Troy Street
Chicago (July 22, 2021) – Rev. Donald J. Headley, pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Mercy Parish on Troy Street, died Friday, July 16, 2021. He served as a priest for the archdiocese for 63 years and was 89 years old.
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