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Sister Francis dies at the age of 90

Posted October 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Francis Louviere DC was celebrated Oct. 17 at Seton Residence Chapel in Evansville, Indiana. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.

Sister Francis, who served for nearly 40 years at the National Hansen’s Disease Center in Carville, died Oct. 15 at Seton Residence at the age of 90. She served 70 years as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

Born in Patterson, Louisiana on May 3, 1925 as Emmadel Elizabeth, Sister Francis was one of four children born to Otis Johnson and Lucille Angelina (Hebert) Louviere. She entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in January of 1945.

Sister Francis earned

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    Msgr. Leo Guillot, 89, dies

    The Catholic Commentator

    Msgr. Leo Guillot died Saturday, Oct. 24, at the age of 89.

    A native of Natchitoches, Msgr. Guillot was ordained June 9, 1956 by Archbishop L. Abel Caillouet. Msgr. Guillot graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1943 and LSU in 1949.

    Msgr. Guillot served in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Archdiocese

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    Sister Anne Claire dies

    Sister Anne Claire Price CSJ, 86, died Sept. 28 in Wichita, Kansas.

    She was born in New Orleans to Roderick M. and Clara Verges Price and lived in Louisiana until relocating in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina to the Center of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Wichita. Sister Anne Claire is survived by a niece, Clare Leaumont, and a cousin, Sidney Stone, both of Metairie.

    Sister Anne Claire entered the

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    Sr. Mary de Montfort dies

    Sister Mary de Montfort Schexnaydre OP died at Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 24, 2015.

    She was born in 1930 in Burnside and in 1951 entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary in New Orleans, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

    She earned a degree from St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans and her MT (ASCP) Certification from Charity Hospital of Medical Technology in New Orleans. She

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    Sister Beth Lieux dies

    Sister Beth Lieux CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph for 63 years, passed away at Mount St. Mary Convent in Wichita, Kansas, on May 8 at the age of 81.

    Sister Beth was born in New Roads, one of eleven children of the late Joseph Bertrand Lieux Sr. and Frances Azema Lorio Lieux. Baptized Elizabeth Helen, Sister Beth is survived by siblings, Theodore (Ted) Richard Lieux, Sister Bertrand Lieux (Rita Ann) CSJ, Magda Lieux Bonnette and Ralph Lorio Lieux. She

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    Father Theodore Hesburgh, higher education leader, diplomat, dies at 97

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the University of Notre Dame through a period of dramatic growth during his 35 years as president and held sway with political and civil rights leaders, died Feb. 26 at the age of 97.

    As the longest serving president of Notre Dame, from 1952 to 1987, Father Hesburgh built the university from a small college primarily known for its prowess on the football field into one of the nation’s premier higher education institutions.

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    Father Ferrier dies

    Father Francis Ferrier SJ, 84, who had been chaplain at several nursing homes in the Baton Rouge area, died Jan. 31.

    Born in New Orleans to Leon Ferrier and Minette Menard Ferrier, he attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans and Loyola University before entering the Society of Jesus in 1948. He was ordained at Spring Hill College in 1961.

    He taught at schools in New Orleans, Tampa, Houston and Mobile, served as registrar at Stake Jesuit in Houston for

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    Sister Marie Schwan dies

    Sister Marie Schwan (formerly known as Sister Jerome Marie) CSJ passed away Dec. 30 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1933 and baptized Darlyne Marie, the daughter of Jerome J. and Amanda Martell Schwan. She is survived by a niece, Rita Schwan Zeier, of Madison, Wisconsin and was preceded in death by her brother, John J. Schwan.

    Sister Marie entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in Crookston, Minnesota in 1949, professing final vows in 1955. She held a bachelor’s degree in English

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    Sr. Cecile dies at age of 84

    Sister Cecile Poitras SSJ, 84, (formerly Sister Francis Regis) died in Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts on Sept 28.

    A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie Luise (Paradis) Poitras. Sister Cecile entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of LePuy at Fall River from St. Anne Parish, Fall River in 1947.  She graduated from Novitiate High School in Fall River and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Annhurst College, Woodstock, Connecticut. She became a member of the Sisters

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    Sister Mary Bernardine dies

    Sister Mary Bernardine Hill MSC, who was an educator at Holy Family School in Port Allen, died Sept. 8 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas.

    A native of Plaquemine, Sister Bernardine entered the Congregation of the Marianites of Holy Cross in August 1941 and professed her final vows Aug. 11, 1946. She earned her master’s degree in Education from Notre Dame University in 1956. She earned her doctorate in education from LSU in 1964 and served as education supervisor for the Archdiocese of

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    Brother Will McCue dies

    Brother Will McCue SC, who served for many years in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4 at The Hospice of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge. He was 83.

    Brother Will was a native of Pritchard, Ala. and the son of the late Annie Lucile Hamilton and Charles Chambers McCue.

    He was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. Charlotte Vilain. Brother Will is survived by his nephews Matthew McKenzie and

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    Deacon Gremillion, Sister Eva Regina die

    Deacon Esnard F. “Gremi” Gremillion, who was “characterized by a warm spirit of service,” died April 11 at the age of 81.

    Ordained a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Baton Rouge in June 2006, Deacon Gremillion served at Immaculate Conception Church in Denham Springs.

    Father Frank Uter, pastor of Immaculate Conception, said Deacon Gremillion “served his family and served his church in a beautiful way. It didn’t matter if he was

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    Deacon Zeringue dies

    Deacon Alfred Peter Zeringue, who was described as “a joy to be around,” died on March 29, at the age of 87.

    Bishop Robert W. Muench was scheduled to preside at the funeral Mass at St. Dominic Church in Hesser on April 1.

    “He was extremely devoted to the Blessed Mother and had a dry sense of humor. He had a laugh that was unique and distinctive. He was a joy to be around,” said Father Howard Adkins, pastor of

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    Sister Jean Fryoux dies at the age of 93

    Sister Jean Fryoux CSJ, a sister of St. Joseph for 67 years, passed away at Mount St. Mary Convent in Wichita, Kan., on Jan. 16, at the age of 93.

    She was born in Baton Rouge, the daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Minnie Ethel Gibbens Fryoux. Baptized as Bernice Marie, Sister Jean had three sisters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) McKinley, Mrs. George (June) Delaune and the late Mrs. William (Ethel) Morgan.

    Sister

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    Sister Caroleen Hensgen SSDN dies

    ST. LOUIS – Sister Caroleen Hensgen, a School Sister of Notre Dame, died Tuesday, Oct. 15 at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa, Miss., from cancer. She was 98 and an educator for 60 years as a teacher, administrator and superintendent of a school system. She served as the superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas from 1967-91. She was the first woman to be appointed superintendent of schools for a Catholic diocese in the United States.

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    Father Louis Oubre dies

    Father Louis Oubre, described as a gentle giant by fellow priests and parishioners he served, died Oct. 10, of an apparent heart attack.

    Father Oubre, 56, who suffered from a kidney disease that forced him out of parish ministry, worked with residents of the St. Clare Nursing Home for the last few years.

    “The death of Father Louis Oubre, priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, brings a void to all of us who valued

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    Sister Louise Ibert dies at the age of 86

    Sister Louise Ibert CSJ (formerly Sister Mary Edward), a Sister of St. Joseph for 67 years, passed away at Mount St. Mary Convent in Wichita, Kan., on Aug. 2 at the age of 86. She was born in New Orleans, the daughter of the late Anthony William and Viola Perroux Ibert.

    Sister Louise was predeceased by two brothers, John J. and Edward R. Ibert. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

    Sister Louise

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    Sister Kathleen Bahlinger dies

    Sister Kathleen Bahlinger CSJ (formerly Sister Julius), a Sister of St. Joseph for 57 years, passed away in New Orleans on July 6 at the age of 75. She was born in Baton Rouge, the youngest daughter of the late Julius Andrew and Mathilda Fabacher Bahlinger.

    Sister Kathleen is survived by her sister, Barbara Bahlinger, and five brothers, Julius, Marion, Reginald, Harold and Father Donald Bahlinger SJ. She was predeceased by two brothers, Vernon and Charles Bahlinger.

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    Sister Rosemary Montecino dies

    Sister Rosemary Montecino CSJ, formerly Sister Mary Raymond, a Sister of St. Joseph for 74 years, passed away at Mount St. Mary Convent in Wichita, Kan., on June 1 at the age of 91. She was born in Baton Rouge, the daughter of the late Henry Raymond and Rose Guedry Montecino.

    Sister Rosemary is survived by two sisters, Rae M. Romeo and Mae M. Mollere of Baton Rouge.

    Sister Rosemary entered the Sisters of

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    Former SFX principal dies April 23

    Sister Patricia Ann (Mary Delores) Williams, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family, died April 23 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She had served for many years as principal and teacher at St. Francis Xavier School. Sister Patricia Ann also taught at St. Catherine of Siena in Donaldsonville, as well as schools in Covington, New Orleans, Marksville, Alexandria, Tulsa, Houston and San Antonio.

    Sister Patricia Ann spent the last years of her life

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    Deacon Tommy St. Pierre dies April 5

    By Laura Deavers

    “With what shall I come before the Lord?” (Micah 6:6).

    Deacon Tommy St. Pierre

     

    Father Tom Ranzino said the answer to this Scripture passage, posed by the prophet Micah, changes over the years. The priest used this phrase to reflect on the life of Deacon Tommy St. Pierre, 58, who died April 5 at St. Joseph Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. Deacon St. Pierre had

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    Sister Genevieve Sensat MSC dies March 18

    Sister Genevieve Sensat MSC (Sister Mary Alice) died March 18, 2013 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas.

    Sister Genevieve entered the Congregation of the Marianites of Holy Cross in 1952 and pronounced perpetual vows in 1956.

    Earning a bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 1956, she taught in Catholic schools in South Louisiana. After completing advanced studies in French, she served as translator

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    Sr. Beverly Lartigue CSJ dies in Wichita

    Sister Beverly Lartigue, formerly Sister Marie Louise, a Sister of St. Joseph for 75 years, passed away at Mount St. Mary Convent in Wichita, Kan., on Dec. 4. She was 92.

    She was born in Baton Rouge, where she was baptized Beverly Louise. The daughter of the late Carroll L. and Gladys Ourso Lartigue, Sister Beverly is survived by a brother, Robert “Butch” Lartigue of Central. She was predeceased by two sisters, Gloria L. Ducote and Carolyn L. Castello,

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    Retired priests, Msgr. Frey Fr. McDonald, die in Baton Rouge

    Two diocesan priests who had retired from active ministry, Monsignor Andrew F. Frey and Father A. John McDonald, have died. Both were born in New Orleans and ordained priests for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, but became priests of the Baton Rouge Diocese when this diocese was established in 1961.

     

    Monsignor Andrew F. Frey

     

    Monsignor Frey passed away

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    Msgr. Frey dies Oct. 30 in Baton Rouge

    By Laura Deavers

    Editor

    Monsignor Andrew F. Frey, a retired priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Ollie Steele Burden Nursing Home in Baton Rouge. With him when he died were family members and Father Miles Walsh, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, where Monsignor Frey was pastor for 23 years.

    On Nov. 15, Monsignor Frey would have

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    Sister Augustine Sudkamp CSJ dies

    Sister Augustine Sudkamp CSJ, 98, died Sept. 29 in Crookston, Minn.

    Sister Augustine (Cora Mae) was born in Ruston, La., in 1914 to John Joseph Sudkamp and Oma Norman Penn.

    She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Bay St. Louis, Miss. in 1931, the same year she joined the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She took her final vows in 1936.

    Sister Augustine received a bachelor’s degree in 1954 and a

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    Brother Donnan Berry SC

    Brother Donnan Berry, 84, a Brother of the Sacred Heart, died July 6.

    Born Jean D. Berry, he was the son of the late Genevieve Justrabo Berry and Frederick D. Berry Sr. He was preceded in death by his sister, Genevieve M. Berry, and two brothers, Francis Earl Berry and Col. Frederick Berry Jr.

    Brother Donnan entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1945. He served for over 50 years in schools

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    Sister Mary Lee Blouin CSJ

    Sister Mary Lee Blouin, formerly Sister Mary Rita, a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 years, passed away at Mount St. Mary Convent in Wichita, Kan., July 1 at the age of 87.

    The daughter of the late Stephen Fitzhugh and Leonie Cazes Blouin, she is survived by her brother, Stanley Blouin of Baton Rouge, and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister Mary Lee was predeceased by three brothers, Stephen, Robert and Bruce Blouin, and two sisters, Rita B.

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    Stewardship Director, Mark Blanchard, dies

    Editor

    Mark Blanchard, 55, director of the diocesan Stewardship Office, died June 22 at his St. Gabriel property along the Mississippi River.

    Blanchard, the first development director for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, was hired by the late Bishop Stanley Joseph Ott in 1985 to design and implement a plan to help parishioners understand and participate in a program of total stewardship.

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    Father J.D. Logan OP dies June 6

    Father John Dominic Logan OP, who was in residence at St. Joseph Church in Ponchatoula, died June 6 at St. Joseph Church.

    The morning of June 6, Father Logan had put on his vestments to celebrate Mass and was preparing the Lectionary when he collapsed. According to the emergency medical staff at North Oaks Hospital of Ponchatoula-Hammond, Father Logan had a massive heart attack.

    Visitation was held Wednesday, June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 14, from

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