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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. James P. Murphy, Dies

Murphy was pastor emeritus of St. Barbara Parish in Brookfield, Ill.
Chicago, IL (Oct. 4, 2019) – Rev. James P. Murphy, pastor emeritus of St. Barbara Parish in Brookfield, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the age of 80.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Phillip F. Cioffi, Dies

Cioffi retired in July and was former associate pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish on Belmont Avenue in Chicago
Chicago, IL (Sept. 23, 2019) – Rev. Phillip F. Cioffi, recently retired priest and former associate pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish on Belmont Avenue in Chicago, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the age of 64.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Joseph Nam Dao, Dies

Dao was associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park, Ill.
Chicago, IL (July 17, 2019) – Rev. Joseph Nam Dao, associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Ohio at the age of 65.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John C. Hergenrother, Dies

Hergenrother was a retired priest and pastor emeritus of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in La Grange Park, Ill.
Chicago, IL (July 11, 2019) – Rev. John C. Hergenrother, pastor emeritus of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in La Grange Park, Ill., passed away on July 8, 2019, at the age of 79. Hergenrother was born on March 28, 1940, in Chicago, and attended St. Laurence Catholic School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago and St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Lawrence J. Malcolm, Dies

Malcolm was pastor of St. Gerald Parish in Oak Lawn, Ill.
Chicago, IL (July 9, 2019) – Rev. Lawrence J. Malcolm, pastor of St. Gerald Parish in Oak Lawn, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on July 4, 2019. He would have turned 75 years old in less than three weeks.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John P. Finnegan, Dies

Finnegan was Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary of Vernon Parish in Indian Creek, Ill.
Chicago, IL (June 21, 2019) – Rev. John P. Finnegan, pastor emeritus of St. Mary of Vernon Parish in Indian Creek, Ill., passed away on June 16, 2019. Finnegan would have turned 91 in about three weeks.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. Edward J. McKenna, Dies

McKenna was Most Recently Catholic Chaplain at Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines, Ill.
Chicago, IL (April 29, 2019) – Rev. Edward J. McKenna, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, passed away on April 11, 2019. McKenna was most recently Catholic chaplain at the Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines, Ill. He was 79 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. David P. Dowdle, Dies

Dowdle was Senior Priest at St. John of the Cross Parish in Western Springs, Ill.
Chicago, IL (April 25, 2019) – Rev. David P. Dowdle, senior priest and former pastor at St. John of the Cross Parish in Western Springs, Ill., passed away on April 18, 2019. He was 65 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John P. Smyth, Dies

Smyth was Executive Director of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Ill.
Chicago, IL (April 22, 2019) – Rev. John P. Smyth, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, passed away on April 16, 2019. He was 84 years old.
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Archdiocesan Priest, Rev. John F. Baldwin, Dies

Baldwin was Most Recently U.S. Navy Catholic Chaplain
Chicago, IL (April 5, 2019) – Rev. John F. Baldwin, retired U.S. Navy Catholic chaplain, passed away on April 1, 2019. He was 85 years old.
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