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Fr. William Lisowski

Retired pastor

Father William J. Lisowski, 95, died March 7 at Holy Family Villa in Palos Park. He was a retired pastor of St. Ladislaus Parish.

Born in Chicago, Father Lisowski attended St. John of God School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary before being ordained in 1950.

He was assistant pastor at St. Mary Magdalene; St. Blase, Argo; Holy Innocents; and St. Salomea. He was pastor at St. Helen and at St. Ladislaus, where he retired in 1993.

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Fr. Leon Wagner

Retired pastor

Father Leon R. Wagner, 94, died March 7. He was the retired pastor of St. Mary Parish, Riverside.

Born in Evanston, he attended St. Joseph School, Wilmette; Quigley Preparatory Seminary; and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, before being ordained in 1949.

Father Wagner was assistant pastor at St. Anthony of Padua; St. Joseph, Waukegan; St. Matthias; St. John Brebeuf, Niles; Divine Infant Jesus, Westchester; and Queen of All Saints Basilica. In 1975, he was assigned as pastor at St. Mary, Riverside, where he served until his retirement.

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Fr. Michael A. Goergen

Pastor emeritus

Father Michael A. Goergen, 82, died March 8. He was pastor emeritus of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish.

Born in Chicago, Father Goergen attended St. John Bosco School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary before being ordained in 1962.

He was assistant pastor at St. Eulalia, Maywood; Queen of All Saints Basilica; and Queen of the Universe. He was associate pastor of St. Christina, and in 1982 he was assigned as pastor of St. Nicholas of Tolentine. In 1995, he was assigned as pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine, where he served until retirement.

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Deacon John Mellon

Class of 1985

Deacon John Mellon, 85, died Feb. 4 in Evanston. He was ordained in 1985 and served at St. Nicholas Parish in Evanston.

Deacon Mellon had worked as an English professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was married to his late wife, Mary Gael, for more than 40 years.

He is survived by his children Christina, Elizabeth Jane and John Mellon.

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Deacon Joseph Siranovic

Deacon Joseph Siranovic

Deacon Joseph Siranovic, 84, died March 2 in Elmhurst, Illinois.

He was ordained in 1976 and served at St. Bruno (1976-1995), Notre Dame de Chicago (1995-2003) and St. Domitilla, Hillside (2003-2012). As a deacon, he led religious education programs, prepared parents for baptism and baptized children, served as a field advocate for the Marriage Tribunal, preached at Masses and led RCIA programs.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dawn; his children Mark Siranovic and Michelle Paprocki; and three grandchildren.

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Deacon William Sullivan

Class of 1986

Deacon William Sullivan, 80, died March 8. He was ordained in 1986 and served at St. Barnabas Parish.

Deacon Sullivan was retired from the Cook County Assessor’s Office, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Noreen; his children William Sullivan, Megan Rees and Mara Arakelian; six grandchildren; and his siblings Patricia Roach, Margaret Murnane and John Sullivan.

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Deacon Dennis McAllister

Class of 2000

Deacon Dennis McAllister, 72, died March 9. He was ordained in 2000 and served at Our Lady of the Brook and St. Norbert parishes in Northbrook.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nora; his children Michael McAllister and Maggie Casali; three grandchildren; his sisters Kathleen Bell and Patricia Farrell; and his brothers Michael and Tim McAllister.

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Sr. M. Andreata Naudziunas

Educator and administrator

Sister of St. Casimir M. Andreata Naudziunas, 96, died Feb. 22 in Lemont.

Born in South Boston, she made her first religious profession in 1942 and her perpetual profession in 1947.

She taught at elementary schools in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, New Mexico and Illinois and at high schools in Pennsylvania and Nebraska.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Andreata taught at St. George (Bridgeport, 1943-1944), All Saints (Roseland, 1947-1948), Nativity BVM (Marquette Park, 1949-1950) and Providence of God (1953-1955).

She also ministered as congregational treasurer from 1970-1978, and at Holy Cross Hospital she served in the accounting area for eight years. Sister Andreata also served in the Maria High School Alumnae Office (1994-2005) and in the Sisters of St. Casimir Food Pantry (2005-2010).

She was a minister of prayer and presence from 2010-2019 at Franciscan Village in Lemont.

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Sr. Sean Morley


Adrian Dominican Sister Sean (Rita Jean) Morley, 85, died Feb. 27 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Chicago, she graduated from Aquinas High School.

She was in the 68th year of her religious life and ministered in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Denis (1966-1969); taught and was principal at St. Matthew (1969-1971); taught (1971-1972), was religious education coordinator (1972-1973) and was principal (1973-1974) at St. Albert  the Great, Burbank; was principal at St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview (1974-1983); was principal at St. Cajetan (1983-1996); was assistant principal at St. Francis Xavier School, LaGrange (1997-2001); and volunteered in the admissions office at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park (2003-2007).

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Sr. Mary Frances Horan

Educator, missionary

Maryknoll Sister Frances Mary (Consolata Marie) Horan, 94, died March 1 in Maryknoll, New York.

Born in Philadelphia, she entered the Maryknoll Sisters Novitiate in 1944. She made her final profession of vows in 1950.

She served in New York, Texas and Missouri, as well as at St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, where she was a secretary and then a teacher and assistant principal (1973-1983).

She was sent to Panama in 1987, retired but continued volunteer ministry in Panama in 2008 and returned to New York in 2012.

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