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Fr. James Roache

Moderator of the curia, vicar general

Father James P. Roache, 84, died Nov. 19. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1959.

Father Roache attended St. Francis de Sales School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.

He was ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 20, 1959, in Vatican City.

He served as assistant pastor at Holy Name Cathedral, communications representative for the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace, moderator of the curia and vicar general.

Father Gregory Sakowicz, rector of Holy Name Cathedral, recalled how much Father Roache loved the people of God and being a priest.

“Something most people would not know about Jim is that he celebrated Mass every Tuesday for over 50 years at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,” he said.

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Deacon Edward M. Gadomski

Class of 1976

Deacon Edward M. Gadomski, 97, died Nov. 28. He was ordained in 1976 and served at St. Linus Parish, Oak Lawn.

He was married to his wife, Emily, for 64 years. He is survived by his children Rosanne McKinney, Mark Gadomski and Linda Perez; and six grandchildren.

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Sr. Anne Bernadette Stein


Adrian Dominican Sister Anne Bernadette (Ruth Marie) Stein, 92, died Nov. 1 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Detroit, she was in the 71st year of her religious life.

She ministered in California, Illinois and Michigan.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Aquinas High School (1957-1960) and Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette (1960-1962).

Sister Ann Bernadette is survived by a sister, Barbara Pendolino.

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Fr. James Crilly

Missionary, pastor

Viatorian Father James F. Crilly, 89, died Nov. 2 at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling.

He was one of three missionaries who established a Viatorian school and parish in Bogotá, Colombia, in the early 1960s.

Father Crilly was born in Chicago and graduated from St. Philip High School before making first vows in 1950. He was ordained in 1956.

He taught at Illinois high schools for five years before going to Bogotá in the summer of 1961. He was one of the three founding Viatorian Fathers of the Foundation of Colombia and the all-boys school, Colegio San Viator.

In 1973, he returned to the United States to become formation director and coordinator of vocations and taught for one year at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. In 1977, he was named pastor of St. Viator Parish before being appointed assistant provincial for the Province of Chicago in 1979, serving the province in that position until 1983.

He is survived by his sister, BVM Sister Virginia Marie Crilly.
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Sr. Mary Agna Gorlewski

Educator, organist

Felician Sister Mary Agna (Lucille) Gorlewski, 102, died on Nov. 2, in Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

Born in Chicago, she attended St. Joseph School and Good Counsel High School. She entered the Felician Sisters in 1934 and professed her final vows in 1942. She ministered as a teacher and principal in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She also served as organist in a number of parishes.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she ministered at St. Stanislaus, Posen (1948-1950); Our Lady of the Gardens (1957-1959); Good Counsel High School (1965-1966); and Our Lady of Ransom, Niles (1973-1974).