Category Archives: Funeral Notices

Funeral Notice: Gerard F. Costello

Gerard Costello

Please pray for the soul of Gerard F. Costello who passed away on August 20, 2022.  Gerard is the son of Gerard and Molly and brother of Patrick (St. Joseph School, Class of 2002).

There will be a visitation at May’s Funeral Home, Glenside, on Monday, September 12 from 4pm until 8pm.  There will also be a visitation at St. Joseph Church on Tuesday, September 13 from 9am until 10am.  Gerard’s Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Tuesday, September 13 at 11am.  Gerard’s Funeral Mass will also be livestreamed on the parish’s website and Facebook page.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Ron Quarry

Ron and Margarete Quarry

Ron Quarry and his wife Margarete

Please pray for the soul of Ronald Quarry who died on June 27, 2022.  Ron was a long time parishioner of St. Joe’s and the husband of the late Margarete Quarry.

Ron’s Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 10am with a visitation preceding at 9am. Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Katherine Dritsas

Katherine H. Dritsas Glenside, Pennsylvania Obituary

Please pray for the soul of Katherine Dritsas, husband of Stephen and mother of Andrew ’81, Lawrence ’85, David ’87, Shawn ’92 and the late Jennifer ’80 .  Katherine died on June 12, 2022.

Katherine’s Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, June 22 at 10am.  Click here for the full obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Maria Nguyen

Dinh Family

The Dinh Family – Maria, second from right

Please pray for the soul of parishioner Maria Nguyen, wife of Ly Dinh and mother of Kevin and Vivian Dinh.  Maria died on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

There will be a viewing at Gietner-Givnish Funeral Home, 6230 North 5th St., Philadelphia, on Friday, June 17 from 6pm until 9pm.  Maria’s Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Peter the Apostle Church, 1019 North 5th St., Philadelphia, on Saturday, June 18 at 9am.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Doris Gwiszcz

Doris J. GwiszczPlease pray for the soul of Doris Gwiszcz, husband of Joe and proud mom of Joseph ’96, Jacqueline ’98, Julianna ’00, Jennifer ’02 and Jessica (Pres ’10) .  Doris died on March 11, 2022.  She was very active in our church and school community.

Doris’ Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10am with a viewing preceding from 8:30am until 10am.  Click here for the full obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Death Notice: Gregory Farrell

Greg FarrellPlease pray for the soul of Gregory Farrell, St. Joseph School Class of 1971, who died on March 3, 2022.  Greg was one of seven Farrell siblings to graduate from St. Joe’s. Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Irene Davis

Irene Davis

Please pray for the soul of Irene Davis, mother of Lynne ’77, Donna ’79, Lisa ’82 and Connie ’84.  Irene died on November 18, 2021.  She was the beloved secretary of St. Joseph School from 1986 until it closed in June 2004.  In recent years, she served our parish as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector Coordinator and CCD Catechist.  She was a faithful member of our Senior Friends group.

Irene’s Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10am with a viewing preceding from 9am until 10am.  Click here for the full obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: David Givens

David GivensPlease pray for the soul of David Givens, husband of our sacristan, Marcie Givens, who died on November 17, 2021. 

A service for David will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10am with a viewing preceding from 9am until 10am.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Marie Carmel Georges

Marie Carmel Georges

Please pray for the soul of Marie Carmel Georges, sister of Marie Yves Duroseau.
Marie Carmel’s Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10am with a viewing preceding from 8:30am until 10am.  Click here for the full obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Terry McDonnell

Terry McDonnellPlease pray for the soul of Terry McDonnell, an active member of our music ministries and a graduate of St. Joseph School, Class of 1970.  Terry died on December 20, 2020.  A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in the spring.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Alberto Duque

Alberto DuquePlease pray for the soul of Alberto Duque, husband of Rosemary and father of Alan (St. Joseph School, Class of 1986) and Randy (St. Joseph School, Class of 1989).  Alberto died on December 21, 2020. A visitation will take place at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9am followed by the Funeral Mass at 10am . Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.