Sr. Benedicta McCorry

Educator, Administrator

Mercy Sister Benedicta McCorry, 98, died Sept. 21 at Mercy Circle.

She was born in Milwaukee and she entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1936.

Sister Benedicta spent 21 years as an educator and an administrator at Catholic schools in Chicago and Milwaukee. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Justin Martyr (1939) and St. Joachim (1939-1941) and then was principal at St. Finbarr (1953-1957) and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (1957-1960).

She then served on the Provincial Council of Sisters of Mercy Chicago Province for 16 years, from 1960 to 1970, and again from 1973 to 1979 serving as Provincial Secretary.

She then served as director of the Carmel Prayer Center in Chicago (1979-1993).

She is survived by her siblings, Mercy Sister Aquinice McCorry, Teresa Jonas, Daniel McCorry and Mary Mullins.

Sr. Agnes Therese Zaroski


Sister of St. Joseph Agnes Therese Zaroski, 85, died Sept. 19.

She was in her 64th year of religious life.

Sister Agnes taught at St. John Fisher and St. Hugh, Lyons, and was principal at St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange. She was religious education coordinator at Divine Infant, Westchester, and St. Thomas of Villanova, Palatine.

She is survived by her siblings, Roland Zaroski, and her sisters Jeanette Courtis and Florence Bettis.

Sr. Janet Michael Hudspeth


Adrian Dominican Sister Janet Michael (Peggy Joan) Hudspeth, 84, died Sept. 18 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Petersburg, Illinois, she was in the 65th year of her religious life.

Sister Janet Michael ministered in Michigan, Illinois and Iowa in education, hospital chaplaincy and administration.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Albert, Burbank (1963-1965).

Sister Janet Michael is survived by a sister and brother, Janet and David Hudspeth.

Sr. Mary Paul Schultz

Ministered in Health

Sister of the Resurrection Mary Paul (Therese) Schultz, 88, died Sept. 13.

Born in Minnesota, she entered the Sisters of the Resurrection in 1946.

Sister M. Paul was an emergency room nurse, director of nursing associate administrator and mission representative at Resurrection Medical Center.

She helped create Resurrection Retirement Community and served as its executive director for 21 years, and she served as the local superior for the Sisters of the Resurrection for almost 16 years.

She is survived by her brothers Raphael and Jim, and her sisters Margaret and Resurrection Sister Maria Schultz.

Sr. Mary Gloriette Kawalko


Felician Sister Mary Gloriette (Stella) Kawalko, 95, died Sept. 7 In Our Lady of the Angels.

Born in Chicago, she attended Good Counsel High School, entered the Felician Sisters postulancy in 1939 and professed final vows in 1947.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she ministered at St. Helen (1941-1942, 1960-1961); St. Joseph (1942-1960, 1964-1965, 1990-2000); St. Linus, Oak Lawn; (1961- 1963); St. Wenceslaus (1965-1979), and St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates (1979-1990).

Sr. Virginia Therese Conway

Social Worker, Educator

Adrian Dominican Sister Virginia Therese (Eleanor) Conway, 90, died Sept. 10 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Chicago, she graduated from Aquinas High School and she was in her 69th year of religious life.

In the archdiocese, she taught at St. Columbanus (1948-1952), did social service (1952- 1955) and social work (1966-1967) at St. Matthew, assisted at Aquinas High School (1955-1957, 1967- 1970); did substance abuse ministry at Catholic Charities (1970- 1971); was a doctor’s assistant at the BVM Scholasticate (1971-1972); was a receptionist at Wright Hall (1972-1973); was chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island (1976- 2003) and was a patient liaison at Oak Tree Health Care, Oak Forest (2003-2005).

Sr. Patricia Dillon


Adrian Dominican Sister Patricia (Leo Ann) Dillon, 88, died Sept. 6 in Adrian, Michigan.

Born in Michigan, she was in her 70th year of religious life.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught for five years at Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette.