Sister Mary O’Donnell, OP, died on June 6. Her religious name was Sister Mary Colum. Sister Mary was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She taught math and physics for 56 years, serving in a high school and colleges. In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Mary served as a graduate assistant at University of Mississippi, Jackson, from 1980-1984.
The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa on June 12, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at
Sister Madalyn Hogan, BVM (Renata), a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died May 13 in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 98. In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Madalyn was a reading teacher at Clarksdale Immaculate Conception, where she also ministered to the sick and elderly. She worked in the business office of Tutwiler Clinic. Interment was at Mount Carmel cemetery, Dubuque. Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or at
Sister Maria Ann Raef (Mary Esther), a School Sister of St. Francis, died on May 23 at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was 88. In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Maria taught at Sacred Heart School, Walls (1959-1965). A wake and funeral liturgy were held on May 30, at St. Joseph Convent Chapel, Milwaukee. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.