Sr. Frances Therese Murray


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Frances Therese (Mary Daniel) Murray, 102, died July 9 in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

Born in Chicago, Sister Frances Therese made her first religious profession in 1941 and her final profession in 1944. She ministered in education for 45 years, as a hospital chaplain for eight years, and in various roles for her congregation for 11 years. Sister Frances Therese served in Illinois, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Frances Therese taught at St. Patrick, Lemont (1941), and St. Thomas the Apostle (1953-1958), where she was also principal (1965-1967). She served as guidance counselor at Queen of Peace High School, Burbank (1976-1977); prioress of Queen of Peace Ministry Center, Burbank, (1985-1986); in the computer lab (1991-1994) and library (1994-1995) at Trinity High School, River Forest; and as a volunteer at Dominican University, River Forest (1995-2000).

Sr. Conleth Foley

Educator, Administrator

Mercy Sister Conleth Foley, 82, died July 2.

Born and raised in Chicago, she was a graduate of Saint Xavier Academy.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1952 and taught at nine schools in Chicago and one in Wisconsin. Among her school assignments were acting as principal at Sts. Cyril & Methodius School and St. Clare of Montefalco. She also served for six years as director of volunteers at Mercy Healthcare and Rehab Center in Homewood.

She then worked as a manager and administrator at Mercy Residence, an independent living facility in Olympia Fields, where she served from 1988 until its closure in 2004.

She is survived by her brother Gene.

Sr. Veronette Dzieginski

Kindergarten Teacher

School Sister of St. Joseph-Third Order of St. Francis Veronette Dzieginski, 101, died June 30.

She entered religious life in 1932 at the age of 17 and had 83 years in the religious community. She taught kindergarten for 47 years and religious education to primary classes for 10 years.

She is survived by siblings.

Deacon William Dunn Jr.

Class of 1988

Deacon William Dunn Jr., 73, died July 8 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He was ordained in 1988 and served at Santa Maria del Popolo Parish in Mundelein before moving to Elkhorn.

He ministered at St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn from 2004 to 2009, when he retired.

Deacon Dunn was an Eagle Scout. He held a variety of jobs, serving as a police officer for a time, managing stores, and working as a financial adviser and selling life insurance. He was very committed to his diaconal ministry, according to his wife of 26 years, Linda.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, William Francis Dunn III and Mitchell Laurence Dunn; seven grandchildren; and his siblings, Nancy, Suzanne, Yvonne Thomas and Ron.

Deacon Stanley Kozloski

Class of 1992

Deacon Kozloski, a member of the Class of 1992, died on June 28 in South Dakota.

Deacon Kozloski ministered at St. Matthew Parish, Schaumburg, before retiring in 2009.

In recent years, he and his wife, Ann Marie, had been traveling the country in their RV. They were on the road in South Dakota when Deacon Kozloski fell ill a few weeks before his death.

His immediate family gathered in South Dakota for a funeral Mass.

Deacon George Fitterer

Class of 1975

Deacon George Fitterer, 87, died June 28 in Evergreen, Colorado. He was ordained in 1975 and served at the Ford City Catholic Center until he moved to the Archdiocese of DenHe served in Evergreen Park at Christ the King Parish, and he also ministered at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver and various assisted living facilities.

Born in Chicago, he grew up in St. Kilian Parish and worked for Sears, eventually becoming a store manager. He also served three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea, and took a job in the pro shop at Westgate Country Club.

He served the Archdiocese of Denver for over 40 years.

After being ordained a deacon he served as a night chaplain at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn in addition to his ministry at Ford City.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene; his children, Rita Catherine, George Michael, John Anthony and Jean Marie; and six grandchildren.