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  • Fr. Serges Lamaute


    Salesian Father Serges Lamaute, 90, died April 26 in St. Petersburg, Fla. In 1998 Father Lamaute was part of the first community of Salesians who came to staff St. John Bosco Church in Chicago and start a youth center there. In addition to parochial ministry, he was vice director of the community from 1998 to 2000. He remained as parochial vicar until he retired in 2004 due to poor health.

    Father Lamaute was born in Haiti, and he entered the Salesian Society in 1944, making him the first Haitian in the society. In 1950, he was ordained a priest in France where he was studying. He served for several years as a teacher, parish worker and hospital chaplain in Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. He served as director of the Salesian community in Petion-Ville, Haiti (1969-72), and in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1972-75 and 1980-85).

    He moved to the United States. in the 1980s and became a citizen in 1986. Besides his work at St. John Bosco in Chicago, Father Lamaute also served in New York, Ohio, Florida and Louisiana.

  • Fr. Anthony Zakarauskas


    Father Anthony J. Zakarauskas, 89, died May 28 of a heart attack. He was pastor emeritus of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish on the south side. C a r d i n a l George was the main celebrant at a June 1 funeral Mass at Nativity BVM Church.

    A native of Cicero, Father Zakarauskas attended St. Anthony elementary school in Cicero, Quigley (North) Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1941 and celebrated his first Mass at St. Anthony Church.

    Father Zakarauskas was fluent in Lithuanian and his first assignment was as assistant pastor of Nativity BVM, a predominantly Lithuanian parish. He served as assistant pastor there from 1941- 49. He was also assistant pastor at Holy Cross (1949-51) and St. George, now closed (1951-56).

    He served as chaplain at the Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse (1956-66) and Holy Cross Hospital (1966-70). Father Zakarauskas also taught religion, theology, Lithuanian and apologetics for 28 years at Quigley Seminary, St. Casimir Academy, Maria High School and St. Casimir Junior College. He was pastor of Nativity BVM from 1970 until his retirement in 1987.

  • Sr. Helen Marie Evert


    School Sister of St. Francis Helen Marie Evert (Gregoir), 87, died May 18 at St. Joseph Convent in C a m p b e l l - sport, Wis. She entered the School Sisters of St. Francis in 1937 and professed vows in 1939. She served as a teacher, principal and tutor in Wisconsin, Illinois and New York. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Martin School (1939-42), St. Joseph School in Wilmette (1945-60), and St. Beatrice School in Schiller Park (1970-71). She served as principal at St. Joseph School in Wilmette (1945-60) and was a tutor at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove (1974-82) and St. Matthias School (1982-83).

  • Sr. Frances Louise Borges


    Dominican Sister Frances Louise (Magdalen Amelia) Borges, 97, died May 5 in Adrian, Mich. She served as a teacher for 59 years in Michigan, Illinois, Florida and North Dakota. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Nicholas of Tolentine (1933-40), Queen of Angels (1945-47), St. Mary of Mt. Carmel (1959-65), Ascension in Harvey (1965-66), St. Clare Montefalco (1966-67), St. Carthage (1970-71), St. Philip Neri (1971-75), and St. Albert the Great in Burbank (1976-89).

  • Fr. Bruno Grinis


    Father Bruno B. Grinis, 91, died May 22 from heart failure while under hospice care at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on the far South Side, where he was pastor emeritus . Bishop Joseph Perry was the main celebrant at a May 26 funeral Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

    A native of Chicago, Father Grinis attended St. George and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary grade schools, Quigley Preparatory Seminary and University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1940 and celebrated his first Mass at Nativity BVM Church.

    Father Grinis served as assistant pastor at All Saints Parish, now closed, (1940-48) and Providence of God Parish (1948-60). He began serving at Sts. Peter and Paul in 1960. He was assistant pastor and parish administrator (1960-80) and pastor (1980-88). After his retirement Father Grinis was appointed pastor emeritus.

  • Sr. Marijo Lynch


    Sister of Providence Marijo (Mary Josephine) Lynch, 69, died April 29 in California. A native of Chicago, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1955 and professed final vows in 1963.

    She served as an educator for 51 years at schools in Illinois, California and Indiana. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Sylvester (1960-61 and 1970- 76), St. Mel (1966-70), Mother Theodore Guerin High School in River Grove (1984-86 and 1994- 98), and Providence-St. Mel (1990-94).

  • Sabrina Roy


    Sabrina Roy, 51, principal at Northside Catholic Academy (NCA), died suddenly June 1. A funeral Mass was held June 7 at St. Ita Church.

    Roy served as a teacher and principal in the Archdiocese of Chicago for 30 years. Before she became principal at NCA, Roy taught and was the principal at Blessed Sacrament-Our Lady of Lourdes from 1992-2002. She also taught at St. Mel (1977-79), Holy Rosary (1979-85) and St. Stanislaus Kostka (1985-92). Roy is survived by her son, Andrew, a student at NCA.