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Brother Edward Martin, served in Lincroft academy
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 29 in the chapel of De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, for Christian Brother Edward Martin who died Sept. 27. He was 85. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Funeral services scheduled for Father Gerard J. McCarron on Oct. 23
Father Gerard J. McCarron, a priest of the Diocese of Trenton for 47 years, died Oct. 19 at age 78. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
John J. Morris, supported diocesan radio programming
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 14 in Assumption Parish, Wrightstown, for John J. Morris, a radio entrepreneur who is remembered by numerous diocesan staff as being a staunch supporter of the “Black Catholics, Yes!” program. He died Sept. 28 at the age of 91. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Funeral services held in the Philippines for Father Castor G. Sanchez
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Philippines Oct. 3 for Father Castor G. Sanchez, a retired priest of the Trenton Diocese. He died Sept. 27 at the age of 82. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sister Margaret Mangieri, taught in four schools throughout Diocese
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 9 in St. Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh, Morristown, for Filippini Sister Margaret Mangieri who died Oct. 4. She was 90. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Father Vincent Burke, served in Trenton parish
Divine Word Father Vincent Burke, who formerly served in Blessed Sacrament-Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd Parish, Trenton, and had also spent nearly 50 years ministering in Ghana and on the West Coast of Africa, died Sept. 21 in the Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province in Techny, Ill. He was 83. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sister Lois Marrah, served in New Monmouth schools, parish
Funeral services were held in the Sisters’ Chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Stella Niagara, N.Y., for Sister Lois Marrah who died Sept. 24. She was 100. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mercy Sister Mary Donald Cody
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 25 in McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung, for Mercy Sister Mary Donald Cody who died Sept. 20. She was 84. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
San Francisco Catholics give thanks for the life of Archbishop Niederauer

SAN FRANCISCO  -- Archbishop George H. Niederauer was remembered for his wit and his gifts as a teacher and spiritual director for two generations of priests during the funeral Mass for the retired leader of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

 
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sister Carol Ann Beairstro, served with Collier Services, Wickatunk

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 29 in St. Clement Church, Matawan, for Good Shepherd Sister Carol Ann Beairsto, who died April 20 in De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. She was 80.

 
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Sister M. Eunice Corcoran, taught in Asbury Park school
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 28 in Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa., for Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister M. Eunice Corcoran, who died April 24. She was 103. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Timothy J. Losch had longtime affiliation with Catholic Charities
Timothy J. Losch, a resident of Lambertville and longtime and passionate supporter of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, and its mission, died April 21. He was 66. More ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Marion Ariemma was 'phenomenon' in Whiting parish
Marion Ariemma, who ignited the sparks of parish nursing ministries in the Diocese of Trenton some 20 years ago, died April 10 at age 100. More ...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sister Angeline Dal Corso, Trenton native, former educator
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 27 in St. Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh, Morristown, for Filippini Sister Angeline Dal Corso, who died March 23. She was 101. More ...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Deacon Bernard J. Kane III, served in Brick parish
Funeral services will be held in St. Dominic Church, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick, for Deacon Bernard J. Kane III, who died suddenly April 3. He was 66. More ...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Leonard A. Bauersachs, co-owner of The Cross and Shamrock
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 29 in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, a worship site of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, for Leonard A. Bauersachs who died March 24. He was 69. More ...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Funeral services for Constance Giampaolo set for March 11
Funeral services will be held March 11 in Sacred Heart Church, Riverton, for Constance  Giampaolo, the longtime chaplain and spiritual care director in Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro, who died March5. She was 61. More ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies
KATY, Texas -- Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69. More ...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Retired Philadelphia auxiliary dies; was oldest U.S. Catholic bishop
PHILADELPHIA  -- Retired Auxiliary Bishop Martin N. Lohmuller of Philadelphia died Jan. 24 at age 97. He was the oldest living Catholic bishop in the United States. More ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Paralyzed NYPD officer who spoke of forgiveness dies at 59
NEW YORK -- Detective Steven McDonald, the New York City police officer who was paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty 30 years ago and famously forgave his teenage assailant and went on to became a prophetic voice for forgiveness and reconciliation, died Jan. 10. He was 59. More ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Det. Steven McDonald's saving grace remembered throughout Diocese

It’s been decades since NYPD Detective Steven McDonald first brought his message of love, compassion and forgiveness to the Catholic schools, religious education programs, service organizations and worthy causes in the Diocese of Trenton.

But when Det. McDonald passed from this life Jan. 10 to the heavenly realm that was undoubtedly his eternal destiny, folks remembered their first encounters with the hero cop like it was yesterday. Unfailingly they spoke of Det. McDonald’s courage as he nobly carried the cross that rendered him paralyzed by a teenager’s gunshot while on routine patrol.

They spoke of his love for his family, and most of all, they spoke of his faith, his “unshakable love of Christ, his message of forgiveness and peace and his focus on doing  good, standing up for what was right.” That was how Dominica Vullo, coordinator of religious education in Holmdel’s St. Catharine Parish, put it the day after he died.

St. Catharine is the spiritual home of Det. McDonald’s sister, Clare, a catechist there, and her family: husband Timothy and sons, Matthew and Timmy. It was also, Vullo recalled, a place McDonald came every spring for 10 years to “speak to the Confirmation class. To give his witness.”

 
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Sister Theresina Flannery remembered as woman of many gifts
There are many beautiful and touching quotes to be found about the impact a teacher has on the life of a student, not simply while the student is in his or her class, but certainly in the years beyond. More ...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Funeral set for retired CBA brother struck, killed in front of school

The community of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, is mourning the loss of one of its brothers after he was struck and killed outside the school.

Funeral services for Christian Brother James Leahy will be held Oct. 30 in Alumni Hall of Christian Brothers Academy, 850 Newman Springs Road. Brother James died Oct. 26. He was 88.

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Sarah M. Sartiano, served in local Catholic high school
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Oct. 8 in St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel, for Sarah M. Sartiano, who served for more than 41 years in St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel. Mrs. Sartiano passed away Oct. 4, at the age of 86. More ...
Friday, October 7, 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
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel remembered for role as world's conscience
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



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