Monsignor John Francis McCarthy

MAY 7, 1930 – MARCH 11, 2024 Fortified by the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church and in the company of friends, The Very Reverend Monsignor John Francis McCarthy was called home by the Lord at age 93 at Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 11, 2024. John McCarthy was born […]

Fr. George J. Dumais, SJ

JANUARY 14, 1936 – MARCH 4, 2024 Father George Joseph Dumais, SJ, died March 4, 2024, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, surrounded by family and friends. He was 88 years of age and a member of the Society of Jesus for 65 years. Fr. Dumais was born on the family dairy […]

Fr. Thomas Robert Flynn

JUNE 2, 1936 – FEBRUARY 29, 2024 Reverend Thomas Robert Flynn, age 87, of Atlanta, GA passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024. Tom touched many people, in many walks of life, through his compassionate, kind and gentle ways. Tom was born in Spokane, WA to Thomas Flynn and Bernice Colliton Flynn on June 2, […]

Sister Edna Hunthausen, SCL

Sister Edna Hunthausen, 94, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) for 74 years, died on August 15, 2023. She entered religious life on February 14, 1949, and took the name Sister Ann Jean when she received her habit. She later returned to her baptismal name. Sister Edna was born on May 13, 1929, in […]

Fr. John “Jack” Darragh

Rev. John “Jack” J. Darragh passed away May 15, on his 81st birthday, in Butte, MT surrounded by his loving family.  Father Darragh was born in Butte to parents, George and Margaret “Babe” Darragh.  He attended Boys Central High School, Carroll College and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado.  Following completion of his priesthood vocational […]

Fr. John E. Murray

November 23, 1937 – May 3, 2023 Rev. John “Jack” E. Murray Jr., age 85, passed away May 3, 2023, in Butte, Montana.  A beloved diocesan Catholic Priest for 60 years to the Diocese of Helena.  A lifetime dedicated to the Lord serving the spiritual needs of all people. Father Murray was born in Butte, […]

Fr. Robert J. Hall

January 30, 1959 – October 28, 2022 Father Robert J. Hall, 63, died in Butte, Montana, October 28, 2022. Robert Joseph Hall was born January 30, 1959, in Butte, Montana, the son of Garland Hall and Helen Harrington.  He attended schools in Butte, Carroll College in Helena, and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon. […]

Msgr. Joseph D. Harrington

August 24, 1930 – July 7, 2022 Monsignor Joseph D. Harrington, 91, died of natural causes at his residence in Helena, Montana on July 7, 2022. Joseph Dennis Harrington was born in Butte, Montana, August 24, 1930, to Joseph D. Harrington, Sr. and Veronica Bear Harrington. Later Florence Pohndorf Harrington became his stepmother. He attended […]

Fr. Vitus Borogo

January 21, 1972 – June 25, 2022 Fr. Vitus Borogo, who graciously served the Church in the Diocese of Helena from 2012 to 2016, was killed by suspected terrorists on June 25th in Kaduna Nigeria. Up to the time of his death, Fr. Vitus was the chaplain of the Catholic community of the Kaduna State […]

Fr. Frank T. McCormick

May 27, 1941 – June 17, 2022 Fr. Frank T. McCormick, 81, of Missoula, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence in Missoula. Father Frank Mccormick was born in Butte, to two Butte natives, James McCormick, and Margaret Coburn. He attended Saint Joseph grade school, the sisters of charity of the Blessed Virgin […]

Sr. Donna Lynn Casey

Sister Lynn Casey, 85, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) for 65 years, died on Jan. 31, 2022, in Ross Hall at the SCL Mother House in Leavenworth, Kan. Sister Lynn was a highly skilled educator and hospital administrator who made the mentoring and development of healthcare leaders an important part of her legacy. […]