Fr. Daniel Driscoll

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] September 21, 1950 – November 26, 2020 Father Daniel Driscoll, age 70, passed away November 26, 2020, Thanksgiving Day at Big Sky Living Center. Dan will be sadly missed by his sister, brothers, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and his church family. Dan was born September 21, 1950 in Butte, to Jamie and Ellen […]

Father Jeremiah T. Sullivan

July 16, 1937 – September 2, 2020 Father Jeremiah T. Sullivan, 83, died at Bee Hive Homes in Helena, Montana, on September 2, 2020. For nearly 57 years he ministered as priest at Carroll College, and often substituted at parishes throughout the Helena Diocese. Jeremiah Thomas Sullivan was born in Butte, Montana, on July 16, […]

Fr. Raymond James Hannigan

July 14, 1927 – July 18, 2020 Mesa, Arizona – It is with great sadness that the family of Father Raymond James Hannigan announces his passing in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 93 in his home surrounded by loved ones. Father Ray was born in Schumacher, Ontario, Canada on July 14th, 1927. He is […]

Fr. James W. Hazelton

February 6, 1927 – March 18, 2020 Father Hazelton was born February 6, 1927 in Helena to Wilfred and Stella Hazelton. He lived the first five years in Townsend and became a resident of Helena when the family moved there. He attended St. Helena Grade School, Cathedral High School and graduated from Carroll College in […]

Father Stephen Joseph Tallman

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]April 10, 1930 – February 24, 2020 In Father’s own words: “For a Christian to live in this world in fidelity to Jesus Christ preparing to meet Him in the next world is primary.  The more so for a Catholic priest, whether it is noted in an obituary or not. This factor should influence all […]

Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett

January 17, 1934 – January 31, 2020 Archbishop Brunett served as Bishop of Helena from 1994 to 1997. Our Diocesan Church is grateful for his great care and service. We pray in thanksgiving for his life and that he be granted eternal rest in the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The […]

Father Joseph Byron Oblinger

May 25, 1921 -Sep 18, 2019 Father Joseph B. Oblinger died at his residence in Bozeman, Montana, the morning of September 18, 2019. In May 2019 he celebrated his 98th birthday and his 73rd anniversary of ordination; thereby being the Diocese of Helena priest oldest in age and longest ordained. Joseph B. Oblinger was born […]

Deacon Robert K. Pearce Sr.

March 13, 1928 – August 27, 2019 Dcn. Robert K. Pearce Sr., 91, was welcomed into his eternal reward on Aug. 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving children at the Beehive assisted living home in Columbia Falls. Born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, on March 13, 1928, he married Mary Lou Smith in Sept. of 1948. They […]

Fr. Joseph Leo Byrne

July 3, 1929 – August 27, 2019 Father Joseph Leo Byrne, 90, died on August 27, 2019. He was approaching the 65thanniversary of his ordination as a priest of the Diocese of Helena. Joseph Leo Byrne was born July 3, 1929, the son of John L. Byrne and Minnie C. Greiner Byrne. He and his […]

Deacon Ronald L. Butler

January 9, 1948-July 31, 2019 Ronald Lee Butler, 71, of Missoula, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, while with his wife and friends at Flathead Lake. He was born on Jan. 9, 1948, in Bozeman, to Carroll and Barbara “Bobbie” (Kerzenmacher) Butler. As a boy he was educated in Butte Public Schools. As […]

Deacon Wesley Thomas “Wes” Vert Sr.

Tuesday, June 24th, 1924 – Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 Wesley Thomas Vert Sr., age 94, passed away on March 6, 2019 in Polson, MT. Wes was born to Clarence and Julia Vert on June 24, 1924 in Big Arm, MT. He graduated from Polson High School and joined the Navy. After 2 years in the Navy, Wes […]