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Diocese of Paterson mourns death of Bishop Emeritus Frank J. Rodimer
Retired Bishop Frank J. Rodimer of Paterson, N.J., died Dec. 6 at St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly in Totowa at age 91. He is pictured in an undated photo. CNS
Retired Bishop Frank J. Rodimer of Paterson, N.J., died Dec. 6 at St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly in Totowa at age 91. He is pictured in an undated photo. CNS
Bishop Emeritus Frank J. Rodimer, who led the Diocese of Paterson from 1978 until his retirement in 2004, died Dec. 6 at the age of 91.

The announcement was made by Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, current Bishop of Paterson, who expressed “great sadness” and called upon his flock to remember Bishop Rodimer and all who were close to him in their prayers.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shared this message upon learning about Bishop Rodimer’s death:  "On behalf of the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton, I express both our sadness at the passing of Bishop Emeritus Frank Rodimer, sixth bishop and native son of the Diocese of Paterson, and our joyful gratitude for his many years of priestly ministry in the Church.  May God continue to bless the Diocese of Paterson and may Bishop Rodimer rest in the Lord's peace."
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Sister Elizabeth Arcangeli, served in several Trenton Diocese schools, parishes
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 17 in St. Lucy Chapel of Villa Walsh, Morristown, for Filippini Sister Elizabeth Arcangeli, who died Nov. 14. She was 97. More ...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Deacon Rainville, served in Atlantic Highlands parish
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 20 in St. Agnes Church, of Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes Parish, Atlantic Highlands, for Deacon Raymond Russell Rainville, who died Nov. 16. More ...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Funeral services scheduled for Trinitarian Father Philip A. Cordisco
Funeral services will be held Nov. 20 in St. James Church, 29 East Paul Avenue, Trenton, for Trinitarian Father Philip Aloysius Cordisco who died Nov. 17 in St. Joseph Skilled Nursing Center, Lawrenceville. More ...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Sister Mary Cabrini, native of Riverside
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 5 in St. Joseph Villa Chapel, Reading, Pa., for Bernardine Franciscan Sister Mary Cabrini Nowosielski who died Nov. 1. She was 92. More ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Funeral services for Sister Agnes Marie Gunn, former secretary for community relations, delegate for religious
Sister of St. Joseph Agnes Marie Gunn, who formerly served in the Diocese of Trenton as secretary of Community Relations and delegate for religious, died Oct. 19 in St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown, Pa. She was 90. More ...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Sister Ruth Durfee, ministered in Trenton, Hamilton
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 17 in St. Anthony Church, a worship site of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, for Sister of Charity of St. Elizabeth Ruth Edward Durfee, who died unexpectedly in her Trenton residence.  More ...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Sister Valerie Paccone, former director of religious education in Howell parish
Resurrection Sister Valerie Paccone, who served as director of religious education for 19 years in St. Veronica Parish, Howell, died Oct. 9. She was 78. More ...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Funeral services scheduled for Sister Valerie Paccone, former director of religious education in Howell parish
Resurrection Sister Valerie Paccone, who served as director of religious education for 19 years in St. Veronica Parish, Howell, died Oct. 9. She was 78. More ...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Funeral services scheduled for Deacon James Mark Micali
Funeral services will be held in St. Clement Church, 172 Freneau Rd., Matawan, for Deacon James Mark Micali who died suddenly Sept. 15 in Toms River Community Medical Center. He was 66. More ...
Monday, September 17, 2018
Sister Julia Ladzinski, Burlington County native
Funeral services were to be held Sept. 5 and 6 in Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Mount Alvernia, Reading, Pa., for Bernardine Franciscan Sister Julia Ladzinski, who died Sept. 3 at Tower Health-Reading Hospital at age 96. More ...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sister Jane Higgins, educator in various schools in Diocese
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 1in St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, Watchung, for Mercy Sister Jane Higgins, who died Aug. 29 in McAuley Hall Health Care Center. More ...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Deacon Robert John Klein, served in Barnegat parish
Msgr. Kenard Tuzeneu, pastor of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat, will be principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church, 747 West Bay Ave., Barnegat, for Deacon Robert John Klein who died Sept. 2 in Southern Ocean Medical Center, Stafford Township. More ...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Deacon Normand C. Bailey, served in Belmar Parish
Deacon Normand C. Bailey, who held the distinction of serving as the first ordained permanent deacon in St. Rose Parish, Belmar, died Aug. 25 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He was 86. More ...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Deacon Robert John Klein, served in Barnegat parish
Funeral services for Deacon Robert John Klein will be held Sept. 6 and 7 in St. Mary Church, 747 West Bay Ave., Barnegat. Deacon Klein died Sept. 2 in Souther Ocean Medical Center, Stafford Township at age 82.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Funeral services announced for Mercy Sister Jane Higgins
Mercy Sister Jane Higgins, who served as an educator in various schools in the Trenton and Metuchen Dioceses, died Aug. 29 in McAuley Hall Health Center, Watchung. More ...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Funeral services scheduled for Deacon Normand C. Bailey
Deacon Normand C. Bailey, who holds the distinction of serving as the first ordained permanent deacon in St. Rose Parish, Belmar, died Aug. 25 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. More ...
Monday, August 27, 2018
Funeral services scheduled for Father Emmett Joseph Carroll, OFM. Conv.
Conventual Franciscan Father Emmett Joseph Carroll, who will be remembered for his longtime ties to the Trenton Diocese as a native of Toms River, and a graduate of the town’s St. Joseph School as well as his many years of service as a priest in parishes in the Trenton Diocese, died Aug. 20. He was 93. More ...
Monday, August 20, 2018
Carol Ann Babuschak, wife of deacon, former Donovan Catholic educator
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Joseph Church, Toms River, for Carol Ann (Weisgarber) Babuschak, who died July 22 at age 73. She was the wife of Deacon Francis Babuschak, who ministers in St. Joseph Parish. More ...
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Deacon James Gonzalez, served in Lakehurst parish
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 18 in St. John Church, Lakehurst, for Deacon James Gonzalez who died July 15 in his home in Whiting. He was 74. More ...
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Carol Ann Babuschak, wife of deacon, former Donovan Catholic educator, passes away
Funeral services will be held July 25 and 25 for Carol Ann (Weisgarber) Babuschak, who died July 22 at age 73. She was the wife of Deacon Francis Babuschak, who ministers in St. Joseph Parish. More ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Obituary: Deacon James Gonzalez, served in Lakehurst parish
Funeral services are scheduled for July 17 and 18 in St. John Church, 169 Chestnut Street, Lakehurst, for Deacon James Gonzalez who died July 15 in his home in Whiting. He was 74. More ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Deacon Edward R. Herr, served in Eatontown parish
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 20 in St. Dorothea Church, Eatontown, for Deacon Edward R. Herr, who died June 15. He was 77. More ...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Deacon Frank E. Giglio, served in St. Isaac Jogues Parish
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 9 in St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton, for Deacon Frank E. Giglio, who died June 3. He was 83. More ...
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Deacon James Edward McKeon, served in Marlboro, Englishtown parishes
A Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated June 14 in St. Gabriel Church, Marlboro, for Deacon James Edward McKeon, 82, who died June 7. More ...
Sunday, June 17, 2018
William Klatt will be remembered for his staunch support of Good Counsel Homes
William J. Klatt, a longtime supporter, trustee and volunteer with Good Counsel Homes, Riverside, a diocesan outreach ministry that provides care to pregnant women and their children, died March 25 in his home in Sewell. He was 78. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018



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