Deacon Donald J. Telposky, 86, died Nov. 19 in Des Plaines. He was ordained in 1975 and served at St. Stephen Protomartyr, Des Plaines.
Deacon Teposky, a Navy veteran, is survived by his children Katherine Schmeltz and Michael Telposky and two grandchildren.
BVM Sister Helen (Paulita) Kerrigan, 96, died Nov. 16 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Born in Iowa, she entered the BVM congregation in 1940 and professed final vows in 1948.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Helen taught second grade at St. Jerome (1944-1945), and was an art teacher on the faculty at Mundelein College (1949-1953). She also taught at the elementary, high school and college levels in New York, Iowa, California and Missouri
Felician Sister Mary Clarine (Louise) Turczyn, 94, died Nov. 21 in Our Lady of the Angels Convent.
Born in Peru, Illinois, she entered the Felician Sisters in Chicago in 1943 and professed her final vows in 1951. She ministered in elementary schools as a kindergarten and primary teacher in Illinois and Wisconsin. Later, she served in various capacities at Our Lady of Creek Bend Convent in St. Charles, Illinois, and also in the Felician Sisters Provincial House.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she ministered at St. Mary Magdalen (1943-1944); Ascension, Evanston (1945-1946); Holy Innocents (1946-1958); and SS. Peter and Paul (1960-1961).
BVM Sister Marion (Jean Victor) Pasidora, 89, died Nov. 24 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Born in Chicago, she entered the BVM congregation in 1947 from St. Andrew Parish and professed final vows in 1955.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Marion taught St. Pius commercial classes held at St. Mary High School (1960); served on the office staff as bursar/treasurer and business manager at Carmel High School, Mundelein (1972-1988); was secretary at the University of St. Mary on the Lake/Mundelein Seminary (1988-2002); and later volunteered as assistant sacristan at St. Mary of Vernon, Indian Creek (2007-14). She also taught in Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
BVM Sister Anne Marie (Cyrilita) Dolan, 97, died Nov. 26 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Born in Chicago, she entered the BVM congregation in 1939 from Blessed Sacrament Parish, and she professed final vows in 1947.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Anne Marie taught at St. Dorothy (1942-1948), and taught Spanish and was a guidance counselor at Cathedral High School (1969-1974). She also ministered in Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin and California.
She is survived by a sister, Frances Andreoni.
Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Phyllis (Agnes) Schouten, 90, died Nov. 26 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Born in Chicago, she entered the convent in 1945 and professed her vows in 1947. She taught music at Catholic schools in Wisconsin and Michigan, then served as coordinator of a health care center and house of prayer in Manitowoc. She also ministered in Nebraska.
She is survived by her brothers Joseph, Philip and Father Francis Schouten; and a sister, Carmelite Sister Joseph Marie of Jesus.
BVM Sister Mary K. (Jean Catherine) O’Brien, 84, died Nov. 27 in Dubuque, Iowa.
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Mary K. taught at St. Ferdinand, where she was also principal; St. Dorothy; and St. Gilbert, Grayslake. She was principal at St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette and served as a resource person at St. Margaret Mary. She also taught in Iowa and New York.
Born in Chicago, she entered the BVM congregation in 1951 from Our Lady of Angels Parish, and she professed final vows in 1959.
She is survived by a brother, John O’Brien, and a sister, Margaret Connolly.