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Sr. Julia McCarthy


Adrian Dominican Sister Julia (Mary Fides) McCarthy, 88, died Aug. 20 in Adrian, Mich.

An Ohio native she was in the 70th year of her religious profession.

She ministered in education for 51 years in Illinois, Michigan and Florida, and she spent 18 years as a pastoral minister in Michigan.

In the Archdiocese or Chicago, she taught at St. Carthage (1940- 50) and St. Laurence (1950-54).

She is survived by a brother, John.

Sr. Marie Denise Dwyer


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Marie Denise Dwyer, 98, died Aug. 21 in Sinsinawa, Wis.

A Wisconsin native, Sister Marie Denise entered the congregation in 1939.

She taught high school math and science for 36 years, substituted in Janesville Public Schools for five years, was a parish visitor for nine years, and was a home companion for four years. She served in Illinois, Wisconsin, Alabama and Minnesota.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Marie Denise taught at Trinity High School, River Forest (1939).

Sr. Pamela Matlosz


Joliet Franciscan Sister Pamela Matlosz, 65, died Aug. 22 in Joliet.

A Chicago native, Sister Pamela attended St. Michael and St. Mary Magdalene schools and graduated from SS. Peter and Paul High School.

She entered the Joliet Franciscans from St. Mary Magdalene Parish, in 1962, and ministered mostly in the Diocese of Joliet.

She is survived by a brother, Dennis.

Sr. Marie Jordan Beausoleil


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Marie Jordan Beausoleil, 86, died Aug. 25 in Sinsinawa, Wis.

A Montana native, she entered the community in 1947. She ministered as an elementary and junior high teacher for 33 years, six of those also serving as principal. She held various secretarial positions for the congregation for 20 years and volunteered in the Motherhouse library for nine years.

She served in Illinois, Wy o m i n g , Wisconsin, California and Minnesota.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Marie Jordan taught at St. Philip Benizi (1947-55); St. Mary, Evanston (1957-59); and St. Barnabas (1965-69).

She is survived by two sisters, Dominican Sister Victoire Beausoleil and Evelyn Carroll.

Fr. Joseph O’Donnell


Glenmary Father Joseph O’Donnell, 87, a Glenmary Home Missioner for 63 years, died Aug. 25 in a nursing facility near Cincinnati.

A native of Chicago from St. Lucy Parish, Father O’Donnell spent his years as a home missioner serving as a pastor in Kentucky, as a professor at the Glenmary seminary, as Glenmary’s secretary-general and local superior and as a national leader in Catholic-Baptist dialogue and ecumenism.

Father O’Donnell decided to join Glenmary in 1944 while attending St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.

Upon transferring to the home mission society, he continued his education at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati and was ordained at St. Andrew Parish, Chicago, in 1948.

Glenmary was founded in 1939, and Father O’Donnell was a link to the society’s past as one of the early missioners to join the new society.

Fr. Paul Hoban


Carmelite Father Paul (Thomas) Hoban, 92, died Aug. 27 in New Jersey.

Father Hoban, a Chicago native, attended Visitation School before entering a Carmelite preparatory seminary in Ontario. He entered the Carmelites in 1936 and was ordained in 1941. He celebrated his first Mass at St. Dorothy Parish.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, he served at Mount Carmel High School (1943-46) and was chaplain of the Father Perez Council of the Knights of Columbus.

He then became director of the Little Flower Society. He was elected a member of the provincial council in 1960 and also served as the national director of the Society of the Little Flower. He held that position until 1966, when he was appointed provincial treasurer.

During the time he was treasurer, he earned a master’s degree in theology from St. Xavier College (now university), studied at several other institutions.

He became founder and director of Highland Community Bank in Chicago.

In 1972, he started a six-year stint as provincial. Then he served for six years as founder and director of Carmelite Carefree Village in Darien.

In 1984, he left Illinois and served in assignments in California and New Jersey.

Sr. M. Claudette Metcalf


Holy Cross Sister M. Claudette (Margaret Mary) Metcalf, 82, died Sept. 3 in South Bend, Ind.

Sister Claudette was an elementary teacher and taught in the archdiocese of Chicago at St Theodore School, 1948-49.

Sister is survived by her sisters Marie and Loretta.