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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Leo Petrimoulx, OFMCap, dies
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Fr. Leo Petrimoulx, OFMCap

DETROIT, Mich. -- Fr. Leo Petrimoulx, OFMCap, a Capuchin friar and priest, died on January 1, 2018, at the age of 82.

He was born on September 21, 1935, the son of Norbert and Rosanna (nee Helie) and Norbert Petrimoulx in Cadillac, Mich.

He was invested in the Capuchin habit in 1959, perpetually professed his vows in 1964, and was ordained a priest in 1966.

He ministered at St. Francis Parish in Milwaukee, and in 1968, he was assigned as a missionary to Nicaragua, where he served until 1989.

From 1989 to 1996, he served as an associate pastor in Chicago. He also lived and ministered in Madison, Wis., and Saginaw, Mich. He retired to St. Bonaventure Monastery in 2015.

He is survived by sisters Pat Tahy, Marilyn Hamilton, and Kay Berry, and brothers Larry, Ray, and James.

Funeral services and burial were held at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit.

Religious obituaries

Sr. Stephana Garvey, OP, dies

SINSINAWA, Wis. -- Sr. Stephana Garvey, OP, died Dececember 28, 2017, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, January 4, 2018, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Stephana made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1947, and her final profession August 5, 1950. She taught for 38 years and served as religious education coordinator for seven years. Sister Stephana volunteered with young children in a hospital and early childhood education centers for 19 years. She served in Wis., Ill., Minn., and Fla.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Stephana taught at Queen of Peace, Madison, 1953-1957.

Sister Stephana was born September 29, 1926, in La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Kane) Garvey. Her parents; a sister, Mary Tafelski; and four brothers, Tom Garvey, Bernard Garvey, the Rev. Francis Garvey, and Larry Garvey, preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Margaret "Peggy" Nedzi; a brother Kay Garvey; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 70 years of religious life.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at

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Lay person obituaries

Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Marlen Junck

STOUGHTON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dr. Marlen Frederick Junck on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 323 N. Van Buren St. in Stoughton.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside at the Mass. Fr. Randy Budnar, pastor of St. Ann Parish, will be the homilist.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect St., Stoughton. Visitation will also be held prior to the Mass from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Ann Cemetery in Stoughton.

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