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Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel remembered for role as world's conscience
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author who fought for peace, human rights and simple human decency, died July 2 at his New York home at age 87. He is pictured in a 2015 photo. CNS photo/Gary Cameron, Reuters
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author who fought for peace, human rights and simple human decency, died July 2 at his New York home at age 87. He is pictured in a 2015 photo. CNS photo/Gary Cameron, Reuters
NEW YORK -- Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and prolific author who died July 2 at age 87 in his New York home, has been remembered in tributes from around the world for standing up for human dignity and for being a witness to the world of the atrocities of the Holocaust. More ...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mary Ann Liptak, longtime Notre Dame High faculty member
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 6 in St. Ann Church, Lawrenceville, for Mary Ann Liptak, a longtime teacher in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, who died Aug. 1. More ...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Sister Theresa Mary Mich, served Diocese as educator
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 14 in Assisi House, Aston, Pa., for Franciscan Sister Theresa Mary Mich, who died June 8. She was 90. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sister Margaret Pierro, former Villa Victoria Academy educator
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 11 in St. Lucy Chapel of Villa Walsh, Morristown, for Filippini Sister Margaret Pierro who died April 7 in Morristown Medical Center. She was 90. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sister Anita Canale, taught in Trenton and Neptune schools
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 23 by Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson for Filippini Sister Anita Canale who died March 21 in St. Joseph Hall at Villa Walsh, Morristown. She was 83. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sister Mary Lorraine Beckes, served in Trenton, Toms River schools
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 12 in the chapel of St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, for Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Lorraine Beckes who died April 8. She was 97. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jeanne Voelker Punderson, mother of priest
Jeanne Voelker Punderson, a long-time resident of Island Heights and mother of Msgr. Joseph R. Punderson, who has served in the Trenton Diocese, died April 7. She was 96. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Msgr. Armando Perini, served Trenton, Metuchen dioceses
Msgr. Armando Perini, a priest of the Metuchen Diocese, who had previously served in the Trenton Diocese, died April 1 in Florida at age 86. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Brother Charles Kitson, associate provincial for the Christian Brothers District of Eastern North America
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 19 in Henderson Theater of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, for Christian Brother Charles F. Kitson, Jr., who died suddenly March 11 while attending meetings at the Mont La Salle Retreat and Conference Center, Napa, Calif. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sister Mary William O'Brien, served in Trenton and Rumson schools
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 2 in McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung, for Mercy Sister Mary William O’Brien who died Feb. 26. She was 99. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sister Evelyn Cahill, worked in St. Francis Medical Center
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 9 in Assisi House, Aston, Pa., for Franciscan Sister Evelyn Cahill who died March 2. She was 85. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sister Roberta Mozdziak, former St. Veronica School teacher
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 4 in St. Veronica Church, Howell, for Resurrection Sister Roberta Mozdziak who died March 1. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sister Mary Clement Schubert, former principal in Atlantic Highlands school
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Sisters’ Chapel in Stella Niagara, N.Y., Feb. 29 for Sister Mary Clement Schubert, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. She died Feb. 25 in the Stella Niagara Health Center at age 84. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Deacon White, formerly served in Marlton parish
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 17 in St. Michael Church, Snohomish, Wash., for Deacon Edward F. White who died May 13. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Deacon Klimaszewski served in two Burlington County parishes
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 14 in St. Mary of the Lakes Church, Medford, for Deacon Norbert J. “Klem” Klimaszewski who died suddenly May 10. He was 81. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Deacon William J. Murray, formerly served in three Monmouth County parishes
A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Mary, Mother of the Light Marionite Church, Tequesta, Fla., for Deacon William J. Murray who died May 10 in his home in Lake Worth, Fla. More ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Funeral services scheduled for Susan McManus Dowiak, youth minister in Moorestown parish
Susan McManus Dowiak, the long-time youth minister in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Moorestown, died May 19 following a lengthy illness. More ...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Deacon John J. Fitzsimmons, ordained in Diocese's first class of deacons
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 17 in St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold for Deacon John J. Fitzsimmons, who died Feb. 12 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He was 85. More ...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
In Remembrance
Please pray for the repose of the souls of the clergy of the Diocese, on the anniversary of their death: More ...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Terrence P. Farley, founding member of Blue Mass committee
Terrence P. Farley, 72, a founding member of the  Annual Diocesan Celebration of Law Enforcement – also known as the Blue Mass -- died Oct. 31 in his home in Seaside Park surrounded by his family. More ...
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Sister Nancy Grassia, former supervisor of diocesan education
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 17 in the chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Stella Niagara, N.Y., for Franciscan Sister Nancy Grassia who died Oct. 14. She was 79. More ...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Sister Anne McMahon, served in Hamilton school; diocesan orphanage
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 7 in Assisi House, Aston, Pa., for Franciscan Sister Anne McMahon who died Oct. 4. She was 98. More ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Elizabeth M. Darcy, mother of Sister of Mercy
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 29 in St. James Church, Red Bank, for Elizabeth M. Darcy who died Aug. 25 in the Atrium at Navesink Harbor. She was 99. More ...
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Hermine Theresa Hollendonner Kelty, wife of late Deacon Kelty
Funeral services were held Aug. 25 in the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington, for Hermine Theresa  Hollendonner Kelty, who died Aug. 18 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at age 92. She was the wife of the late Deacon William H. Kelty, who served in the Trenton Diocese and died in 1986. More ...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Carolyn Sondeen, wife of deacon, retired diocesan employee
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 17 in St. Charles Borromeo Church, Cinnaminson, for Carolyn L. (Vient) Sondeen who died Aug. 8. She was 71. More ...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Patricia A. McHugh, wife of Deacon Joseph P. McHugh
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 15 in St. Peter Church, Merchantville, for Patricia A. McHugh who died Aug. 12 at age 80. She was the wife of Deacon Joseph P. McHugh, a deacon ordained for the Diocese of Trenton. More ...
Thursday, August 27, 2015



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