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).