Sister Katherine Wawersich

March 29, 1921 - December 20, 2017 
Sister Katherine Wawersich died peacefully on December 20, 2017 at the age of 96. Few words come close to truly describing the loving and powerful presence Sister Katherine was to her family, friends and community. A holy woman, gentle and wise and a gifted musician, Sister Katherine lived with a deep sense of gratitude for her Benedictine life. On March 29, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sister Katherine came into the world with her twin bro... READ MORE

Deacon Howard Frisinger

February 28, 1933 - January 4, 2018 
Deacon Howard Frisinger passed away on January 4th, 2018 at the age of 84. Deacon Howard ministered to the faithful at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Ft. Collins, during his ordained ministry. Hubert Howard Frisinger II was born in Ann Arbor Michigan to Hubert and Gwendolyn Frisinger on February 28, 1933. Howard grew up around Ann Arbor converted to Catholicism at the age of 21 when he was baptized at St. Mary’s Parish in Ann Arbor on... READ MORE

Father Thomas J. Casey, SJ

April 14, 1927 - January 11, 2018 
Fr. Tom Casey, SJ, served wherever he was called, whether it was a classroom at Regis College, or a small parish church in Pueblo, Colorado. His time at Regis spanned more than 15 years. He died Jan. 11, 2018 in St. Louis. He was 90 years old, a Jesuit for 72 years and a priest for 60 years. He was born April 14, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., to Thomas B. Casey and Mary Kathryn Lavin Casey, who preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by brothe... READ MORE

Deacon Jim Golhofer

November 2, 1945 - December 5, 2017 
Deacon Jim Golhofer passed away on December 5, 2017 at the age of 72. Deacon Jim ministered to the faithful in at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn and Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Broomfield before leaving to California. Born James Dale Golhofer in Kingsley, Iowa, to Frank and Blanche, he came into the world on November 2, 1945 and was baptized at St. Michael parish two weeks later. Jim grew up on a farm in Iowa with a devout an... READ MORE

Deacon Geno Torrez

January 5, 1947 - December 20, 2017 
Deacon Geno Torrez passed away on December 20, 2017 at the age of 70. Deacon Geno ministered to the faithful in at Presentation of Our Lord Parish in Denver throughout his ordained ministry. Born Eugene Torrez at Denver General Hospital to John and Rebecca Torrez, on January 5, 1947 and was baptized at St. Cajetan’s Parish on March 9th of the same year. Geno grew up around Denver and spend his early years in the housing projects, playing bas... READ MORE

Sister Dorothy (formerly Sister Mary Stephanie) Scheopner

September 27, 1935 - October 16, 2017 
Sister Dorothy taught, tutored and served in elder care for nearly three decades in Denver, and also taught and tutored for nearly 30 years in Louisville, Ky., and St. Louis. She died Oct. 16 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 82 and in her 60th year as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross. The first of eight children of Mary Ann (Stroyek) and Henry J. Scheopner, Sister Dorothy was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Goodland Kan. The fami... READ MORE

Deacon Walter Sweeney

May 5, 1943 - August 7, 2017 
Deacon Walter Sweeney passed away peacefully in his home on August 7, 2017 at the age of 74. After arriving in Colorado, Deacon Walter ministered to the faithful at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Boulder, St. Rita’s in Nederland and St. Elizabeth of Hungry in Denver. He went back to Sacred Heart of Jesus in 2012 and remained in active ministry until his passing. Born Walter Francis Joseph Sweeney, he was born on May 5, 1943 in Tampa Florida to... READ MORE

Father Joseph F. Bona, SJ

September 28, 1925 - July 17, 2017 
Father Joseph F. Bona, SJ, died July 17, 2017 in Grand Coteau, La. He was 91 years old, and a priest for 45 years. September 1 would have been his 50th jubilee as a Jesuit. He was born in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 28, 1925, one of three children of John G. Bona and Anna Domotor Bona. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother George Bona and his sister Mary Pivonka. He is survived by nieces and a nephew. A late vocation... READ MORE

Father Joseph Lawrence “Larry” Gallegos

April 9, 1939 - June 9, 2017 
The Rev. Larry Gallegos, who had been with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Durango, passed away on Friday June 9, 2017 at the age of 78. Born in Anton Chico, New Mexico on April 9, 1939 to Julian and Eloisa Gallegos, Rev. Gallegos was one of twelve children. The family moved to Denver when he was 8 years old and he attended Sacred Heart Catholic School. He joined the seminary at St. Andrews when he was 18 years old and was ordained a priest in Ma... READ MORE


Sister Diana Bader, formerly known as Gloria Bernadine Bader, died on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Assumption Convent in Seattle, Washington. She was 83 years of age and in the 65th year of her religious profession, 51 years in the Dominican Sisters of Edmonds, and in her 14th year in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Diana was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Martin and Marjorie (Hartney) Bader. She graduated from St. Pat... READ MORE

Sister Mary Kelliher, BVM (Maurita)

July 22, 1927 - April 14, 2017 
Sister Mary Kelliher, BVM (Maurita), 89, died April 14, 2017, at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa. Burial is in Mount Carmel cemetery, Dubuque. In the Archdiocese of Denver, Sister Mary ministered in religious education at St. Catherine of Sienna in Denver, Colo. She taught elementary and secondary school in Lincoln, Neb.; Butte, Mont.; Chicago; Petaluma, Calif.; and Des Moines and Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was religious education coordinator in G... READ MORE

Sister Patricia Anne Cullen

March 17, 1935 - March 2, 2017 
A Funeral Mass was celebrated March 11 for Denver native Loretto Sister Patricia Anne (formerly Sister Mary Richelle) Cullen, who taught and tutored in Denver Archdiocese for nearly three decades A longtime educator, Sister Pat taught and tutored for nearly 30 years in the Denver Archdiocese and in four other states, and also did pastoral and social work in the Denver area. Sister Pat died March 2 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 81... READ MORE