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Father La Fontaine remembered as gentle, faithful priest

Father La Fontaine remembered as gentle, faithful priest

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Paul La Fontaine, remembered as a gentle, faithful priest who enjoyed music, literature and old movies, died Dec. 10 in St. Paul. He was 72.

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Deacon George Nugent dies

Deacon George Nugent dies

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon George Nugent, 87, died June 3.

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Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

He was ordained a permanent deacon Dec. 5, 2015. Since then, he has served at Holy Family in St. Louis Park and as a chaplain at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

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Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

| May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Hamel died in Fairfax, Virginia, April 21. He was 91.

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Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon Salvatore “Sam” Catapano died March 31. He was 84.

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Sister who inspired ‘The Trouble With Angels’ taught in Faribault

Sister who inspired ‘The Trouble With Angels’ taught in Faribault

| January 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 2 for Dominican Sister John Eudes Courtney, who spent 68 years in religious life. Sister Courtney died Dec. 22 at age 95 at the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ motherhouse in Sinsinawa.

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Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

| December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Anton Lachner experienced great suffering the last eight years of his life, his family said, after having a series of strokes, the first of which he experienced after retiring at age 70 in 2009.

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Father Garvey remembered for love of Cabrini parish

Father Garvey remembered for love of Cabrini parish

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Tom Garvey retired from active priestly ministry in 1994. His last assignment was at St. Frances Cabrini in Minneapolis.

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Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

| September 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Father Leo Tibesar, known for putting Catholic social teaching into action, died Aug. 31. He was 74. His funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at St. Frances Cabrini in Minneapolis, with a visitation beginning at 9.

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Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Deacon Berghoff was ordained a permanent deacon in 1986 and retired in 2005, serving his entire ministry at St. Richard in Richfield.

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Father McCauley, former MCC executive director, dies

Father McCauley, former MCC executive director, dies

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teresa Lodoen was caught off guard when she got an email from the pastor of her parish, St. Peter in Mendota, July 7. As she was finishing the wedding rehearsal of her daughter, Natalie, Father Steven Hoffman informed her that a long-time priest friend of hers, Father David McCauley, had died that day. He was 79.

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Deacon Dornfeld, 91, was hospital chaplain

Deacon Dornfeld, 91, was hospital chaplain

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

A funeral Mass was offered July 7 at St. Edward in Bloomington for retired hospital chaplain Deacon Willard Dornfeld, who died June 29 at age 91. He was buried July 7 at Fort Snelling in St. Paul.

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