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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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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John B. Peng, Dies

Peng was a retired archdiocesan priest and former chaplain of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Chicago
Chicago (July 14, 2021) – Rev. John B. Peng, former chaplain of St. Elizabeth Hospital, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 in China, at the age of 94. Peng’s services were held in Sichuan, China, which included his lying in state for two weeks followed by a well-attended funeral Mass. Peng was entombed among other priests and bishops.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Michael J. Bowler, Dies

Bowler was a retired archdiocesan priest and former associate pastor of St. Turibius Parish on Karlov Avenue
Chicago (July 6, 2021) – Rev. Michael J. Bowler, former associate pastor of St. Turibius Parish on Karlov Avenue, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the age of 90.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Thomas A. Tivy, Dies

Tivy was a retired archdiocesan priest and pastor emeritus of Resurrection Parish on Nelson Street
Chicago (April 29, 2021) – Rev. Thomas A. Tivy, pastor emeritus of Resurrection Parish on Nelson Street, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the age of 84.
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Nationally Renowned Attorney, who Represented the Archdiocese of Chicago for 50 Years, Dies at 78

Chicago (April 26, 2021) – James A. Serritella, J.D., an attorney who served as principal outside counsel and legal advisor to the Archdiocese of Chicago for nearly 50 years, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Friday, April 23, at the age of 78 from complications of heart disease.
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