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Sr. Therese Reynolds


Adrian Dominican Sister Therese (Mary Jane Therese, Therese Marcel) Reynolds, 82, died July 5 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Michigan, she was in the 63rd year of her religious life.

She ministered in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Our Lady of Loretto, Hometown (1962-1970).

Sister Therese is survived by a brother, Marcel Reynolds, and a sister, Dorothy Waldbillig.

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Sr. Maureen Ann McCarthy


Providence Sister Maureen Ann McCarthy, 89, died July 6 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Born in Chicago, she attended St. Genevieve School and the Immaculata before entering the Sisters of Providence in 1947. She professed final vows in 1954. 

She ministered in Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland and Texas. 

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she served at St. Angela (1959-1960), St. Columbkille (1960-1965), St. Francis Borgia (1967-1972), St. Andrew (1973-1975), St. Genevieve (1976-1982), Immaculate Conception (1985-1986); and Providence-St. Mel (1986-1997).

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Sr. Mary Francesca LaCerba

Educator, librarian

Felician Sister Mary Francesca (Josephine) LaCerba, 79, died July 9, in Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

Born in Chicago, she attended Mulligan and Newberry elementary schools and St. Michael Central High School. She entered the Felician Sisters in 1957 and professed her final vows in 1965. She ministered in elementary and high schools as a teacher and librarian in Illinois and Wisconsin. She was moderator of the Mother of Good Counsel Ladies Auxiliary for 15 years.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she ministered at St. Turibius (1960-1961); St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates (1963-1969); Good Counsel High School (1974-2004); and Our Lady of Tepeyac (2006-2015).

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Fr. John Paul Andree


Redemptorist Father John Paul Andree, 76, died July 10 in Liguori, Missouri, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Detroit, he joined the Redemptorists in 1963 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1968. 

Father Andree served in retreat ministry in Rolling Meadows; was a member of the Redemptorist Chicago Mission preaching team; and was in residence at both St. Alphonsus and at Old St. Michael’s (Cleveland Avenue). He served for 23 years as director of the Co-Redemptorist Association.

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Sr. Lucy Megaro

Child, elder care provider

Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ Sister Lucy (Rose) Megaro, 86, died July 12 in Donaldson, Indiana. 

Born in Chicago, she was educated by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and after finishing high school, she worked as a beautician on the North Side of Chicago. 

She took care of children and teenagers at Angel Guardian Orphanage from 1957 to 1974.

After earning associates and bachelor’s degrees, she taught preschool at Angel Guardian Day Care on the South Side from 1985 to 1990 and ministered in home health care to the elderly in Chicago and Cincinnati from 1991 to 2011, Ohio. After semi-retiring, she became a volunteer for the Little Brothers of the Poor to continue service to the elderly.  

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Sr. Pauline Brockelsby

Educator, chaplain

Providence Sister Pauline (Janet Agnes) Brockelsby, 79, died July 13 in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.  

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1960 and professed final vows in 1968.  She was a teacher and chaplain who ministered in Indiana, Virginia, New Hampshire, Illinois and California.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she was a chaplain at St. Ann Hospital (1981-1983).