Father John P. Finnegan, 90, died June 16. He was pastor emeritus of St. Mary of Vernon Parish, Indian Creek.
Born in Chicago, Father Finnegan attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary before being ordained in 1954. He also earned postgraduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Chicago.
Father Finnegan’s younger brother, Father William J. Finnegan, a retired priest and former pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park, remembered that his older brother saw himself as a parish priest from the very beginning and he was able to fulfill his dream for two years by working with the people of Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Hometown, a few months after ordination to priesthood. Father John Finnegan was then asked to become a full-time teacher at Quigley Preparatory Seminary and later at St. Mary of the Lake Junior College in Niles.
In 1978, Father Finnegan became founding pastor of St. Mary of Vernon Parish, where he served until retirement. His brother added that “even after retirement he continued to offer liturgies there (St. Mary of Vernon Parish) and also always considered himself one of their family.”
Father Lawrence J. Malcolm, 74, died unexpectedly on July 4. He was pastor of St. Gerald Parish in Oak Lawn.
Father Malcolm was born in Chicago and attended Immaculate Conception School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary before being ordained in 1970. He also earned a post-graduate degree at Loyola University in Chicago.
He was assistant pastor of St. Bonaventure and St. Theresa, Palatine; associate pastor of St. Bede the Venerable and St. Daniel the Prophet; and then pastor of St. Daniel the Prophet. In 2008, he was named pastor of St. Gerald Parish, where he served until his death.
Father Louis J. Cameli, cardinal’s delegate for formation and mission, had known Father Malcolm since their time at Quigley Preparatory Seminary. “He really was a very generous person with a good heart who always reached out and welcomed everyone, especially those in need,” Cameli said.
Adrian Dominican Sister Jane Irene (Irene Jane) Hutton, 92, died June 24 in Adrian, Michigan.
Born in Chicago, she graduated from Aquinas Dominican High School. She was in the 69th year of her religious life.
Sister Jane Irene ministered in Michigan, Illinois, California, South Carolina and Florida.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Mary, Star of the Sea (1954-1957).
Adrian Dominican Sister Marie (Madonna Joseph) Quenneville, 83, died June 25 in Adrian, Michigan.
Born in Detroit, she was in the 66th year of her religious life.
Sister Marie ministered in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and California.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Ascension, Harvey (1953-1960), and St. Denis (1960-1965), and taught and was assistant principal at Santa Maria Del Popolo, Mundelein (1965-1966).
She is survived by a brother, Donald Quenneville.
Adrian Dominican Sister Marcelline (Jeanne Henry) Fouchey, 90, died June 27 in Adrian, Michigan.
Born in Detroit, she was in the 73rd year of her religious life.
Sister Marcelline ministered in Michigan, Illinois and California.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Carthage (1947-1951); taught and was treasurer at Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette (1965-1966); and taught at Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester (1983-1986).
Sister of Christian Charity Margaritis (Catherine) Kullowitch, 81, died early in the morning of May 23 at NorthShore Hospice in Skokie Hospital in Skokie.
Born in Chicago, she was received into the novitiate in 1955. She made her first vows in 1957 and her perpetual vows in 1963.
She taught at St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Martha, Morton Grove; and St. Gregory School, as well as at schools in other states. She also helped with the SCC Literacy Program at Josephinum Convent and the religious education program at St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn.
In 2014, Sister Margaritis was assigned to Sacred Heart Convent in Wilmette.
Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Rose William Herzog, 90, died June 2 in Ohio.
Born in Ohio, she was a Sister of Charity for 68 years.
After serving in Ohio and Michigan, she taught at Holy Ghost, South Holland (1966-1982).
She then returned to Ohio.
Adrian Dominican Sister Dorothy Jeanne (James Marie) Burns, 98, died June 6 in Adrian, Michigan. Born in Michigan, she was in the 80th year of her religious life.
Sister Dorothy Jeanne spent 50 years ministering in education in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Columbanus (1940), Our Lady of Good Counsel (1949-1941) and St. Celestine, Elmwood Park (1942-1945).
Adrian Dominican Sister Lorraine (Johneda) Pepin, 84, died June 8 in Adrian, Michigan.
Born in Michigan, she was in the 64th year of her religious life.
She ministered in Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Florida.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Our Lady of Good Counsel (1953-1954), St. Columbanus (1955-1957) and St. Carthage (1957-1958).
Deacon Miguel Valle died from a heart attack on May 19. He was ordained in 1996 and served at St. Wenceslaus Parish.
Deacon Valle was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and was the eldest of five children.
He was a longtime collaborator with Chicago Católico, writing notes and articles, and he hosted a radio show called “Compartiendo Nuestra Fe Católica.” He was known for organizing prayer groups, courses and workshops for the Hispanic Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and he organized trips to the Holy Land.
Deacon Valle owned Nazareth, a bookstore that specialized in religious material where, with the archdiocese’s approval, he opened a small chapel.
“I lost one of the wisest people I ever met,” said Deacon Jaime Ríos of Valle. “Sometimes, instead of looking through my books to search for a quote or a story, I would call Miguel and he would say ‘Oh, it’s in such and such book, in such and such chapter.’”
Ríos added that Deacon Valle was a “walking library.”
“He had a tremendous knowledge of the Bible. He taught me so much,” he said.
Deacon Valle is survived by his mother and his four siblings.