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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. James F. Moriarty, Dies

Pastor Emeritus of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Evanston
Chicago, IL (February 13, 2017) – Rev. James Francis Moriarty passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Bishop Timothy J. Lyne Residence for Retired Priests, where he was a resident. Fr. Moriarty was Pastor Emeritus of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Evanston. He was 91 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Donald J. Ahearn, Dies

Pastor Emeritus of St. Juliana Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (January 4, 2017) – Rev. Donald Joseph Ahearn passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, after a brief stay in hospice at St. Benedict Nursing and Rehab Center in Niles. Fr. Ahearn was Pastor Emeritus of St. Juliana Parish in Chicago. He was 91 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. William H. Sheridan, Dies

Retired Archdiocesan Priest and Former Quigley Preparatory Seminary North Faculty Member
Chicago, IL (December 14, 2016) – Rev. William Harold Sheridan passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. For most of his priestly career, Fr. Sheridan was on the faculty of Quigley Preparatory Seminary North. He was 90 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Patrick G. Cecil, Dies

Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (November 16, 2016) – Rev. Patrick Gerard Cecil passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, at Skokie Hospital. Fr. Cecil was Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Chicago. He was 64 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. James F. Galivan, Dies

Former Chaplain of the Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL (August 11, 2016) – Rev. James (Pat) F. Galivan passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016. He was 70 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Msgr. John P. McNamara, Dies

Pastor Emeritus of St. Theresa Parish in Palatine
Chicago, IL (August 10, 2016) – Rev. Msgr. John Peter McNamara passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Holy Family Villa in Palos Park. Msgr. McNamara was Pastor Emeritus of St. Theresa Parish in Palatine. He was 85 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Joseph F. McDonnell, Dies

Pastor Emeritus of St. John of the Cross Parish in Western Springs
Chicago, IL (June 15, 2016) –Rev. Joseph Francis McDonnell passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was the Pastor Emeritus of St. John of the Cross Parish in Western Springs. Fr. McDonnell was 88 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Robert C. Behnke, Dies

Former Pastor of St. Barbara Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (June 07, 2016) – Rev. Robert Charles Behnke passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. He was a resident of St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Chicago and former Pastor of St. Barbara Parish. Fr. Behnke was 69 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Philip J. Dressler, Dies

Pastor Emeritus of St. Juliana Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (May 27, 2016) – Rev. Philip John Dressler passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at St. Juliana Parish Rectory in Chicago, where he was a resident. Fr. Dressler was the Pastor Emeritus of St. Juliana Parish. He was 80 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Msgr. Richard J. O'Donnell, Dies

Oldest Archdiocesan Priest and Pastor Emeritus of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Chicago
Chicago, IL (April 13, 2016) –Rev. Msgr. Richard Joseph O’Donnell passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. Msgr. O’Donnell was the Pastor Emeritus of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Chicago, now Blessed Sacrament Parish, and remained a resident there until his passing. He was 105 years old and the oldest Archdiocesan priest, just a few weeks short of celebrating his 81st anniversary of priesthood.
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