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Remembrances

The prayer card for Loretto’s deceased members reads, “Gracious God, may they live forever in the splendor of your light and life in the company of all the saints.” We know that they do, but it’s good to say it. View all Obituaries.

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Remembrance of the Life of Evelyn Donohoo CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / November 6, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member Evelyn Donohoo died Nov. 6 in St. Louis, just three months short of her 100th birthday and in the 29th year of her Loretto life. She made every…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Lee Murphy (formerly Sister Marie Dolores Phillips) SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 24, 2022 /

Sister Mary Lee Murphy (formerly Sister Marie Dolores Phillips) SL died Aug. 24 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 93 and in the 74th year of her life as a…

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Remembrance of the Life of Jane Elizabeth Kosters CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 10, 2022 /

(Editor’s note: Loretto Co-member Jane Elizabeth Kosters died Aug. 10, 2022, in Denver. She would have turned 80 years old Aug. 17.) Jane Kosters began telling us about herself in…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Evelyn (formerly Sister Evelyn Marie) Houlihan SL

By Loretto Community / July 16, 2022 /

(Editor’s Note: The following is the autobiography of Sister Evelyn Houlihan SL. It has been slightly edited by Eleanor Craig SL. Sister Evelyn died July 16 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Marian (formerly Sister Marian Joseph) McAvoy SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 30, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Marian (formerly Sister Marian Joseph) McAvoy died June 30 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky., in the company of many of the Community. Marian would have been…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Angela Bianco SL

By Loretto Community / June 18, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Angela Bianco died peacefully June 18, 2022, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 78 and in the 38th year of her life as a Sister of Loretto. Angela wrote…

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Remembrance of the Life of Rosalie Durán CoL

By Loretto Community / June 12, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member Rosalie Consuelo Durán died June 12, 2022, at The Oberon House in Arvada, Colo. Her family and her Loretto friends had been closely in touch; she recently received…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Louise ‘Billie’ Vandover SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 12, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Mary Louise “Billie” Vandover SL, died Sunday morning, June 12, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky., in the company of close friends, including Marie Lourde Steckler…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Janel Crumb OSF CoL

By Loretto Community / May 12, 2022 /

Janel Crumb, a Sister of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minn., and Loretto Co-member, died in Rochester May 12. Janel had been an eager participant in many Loretto events and gatherings, along…

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Remembrance of the Life of Gabriel Mary Hoare SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / May 1, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Gabriel Mary Hoare died early morning May 1 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in the company of the nursing staff. Gabe, as she was affectionately known, was 93…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Lou Gomez-Leon CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 8, 2022 /

Mary Lou Gomez-Leon was born May 3, 1927, to Laurencia Aizpuru and Ignacio Gomez-Leon. She was the older sister of Ignacio (Nacho) and Eddie. Mary Lou’s passions were her family, friends…

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Remembrance of the Life of Dr. Lawrence Purcell CoL

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / February 9, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member and longtime dentist Dr. Lawrence Purcell died Feb. 9 in Denver. Larry was a thoughtful and long-standing co-member of the Loretto Community. Larry celebrated 10 years as a co-member on…

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