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  • Benedictine Abbot Oscar Burnett passes away peacefully Nov. 21

    BELMONT — The Right Reverend Oscar C. Burnett, seventh abbot of Belmont Abbey, died peacefully in the Lord on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, 2017. His body will be received at 7 p.m. Friday evening, Nov. 24,...

  • Father Reese passes away

    NICEVILLE, Fla. — Retired Father Charles Thomas Reese passed away Nov. 2, 2017.Born Dec. 27, 1923, in Wilmington, Del., he was one of seven children born to James M. Reese and Elizabeth Conovay Reese,...

  • Former IHM deacon passes away

    FOREST, Va. — Deacon Frederick Carlos Scarletto, 66, of Forest, Va., died on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The family will receive visitors on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church...

  • Deacon Knight, one of first ordained for the Charlotte diocese, passes away

    CHESTER, S.C. — Deacon Charles Knight, 85, of Chester, S.C., passed away Sept. 13, 2017, at his residence. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Our Lady Consolation...

  • Deacon Charles Dietsch passes away in Brevard

    BREVARD — Deacon Charles C. Dietsch was called home to heaven on Aug. 31, 2017, from his home in Brevard, in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.A wake will be held at Sacred Heart...

  • Deacon Drummer dies, aged 63

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Deacon Kenneth Lee Drummer died unexpectedly on Aug. 2, 2017, in Lakeland, Fla., at the age of 63. A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,...

  • St. Joseph Academy co-founder dies aged 98

    MAGGIE VALLEY — St. Joseph Sister Mary Isabel Carpenter, 98, died on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday, July 7, and at...

  • Deacon Gene Gillis passes away, aged 87

    KERNERSVILLE — Deacon Eugene "Gene" Gillis passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, aged 87.A Vigil for the Deceased and a rosary will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Holy...

  • Mercy Sister Carmen Cruz passes away

    BELMONT — Mercy Sister Carmen Cruz, 82, entered eternal life June 9, 2017, at the Sisters of Mercy's Sacred Heart Convent in Belmont. A service of remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15,...

  • Sister Veronica Grover passes away

    ROSEMONT, Pennsylvania – Veronica Grover, SHCJ, who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 66 years, died of heart failure on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, PA. Born...

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