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Obituaries

Colleen Clair Mulroy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 16 for Colleen Clair Mulroy, 64, at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by Reverend Monsignor Valentine Handwerker with concelebrants Reverend William Burke, Reverend Thomas Condon,OP and Reverend Jose Cruz Zapata Torres. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister, Katie Schmitz; brother, Bryan Mulroy; and mother, Mary Margaret M. Mulroy.

Carolyn Margaret Kilroy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 16 for Carolyn Margaret Kilroy, 90, at St. Brigid Catholic Church by Reverend R. Bruce Cinquegrani. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Amy E. Kilroy and Paula K. Shaw; and two grandchildren.

Marianne Patricia Robbins

A funeral home service was conducted Feb. 13 for Marianne Patricia Robbins, 66, at Family Funeral Care by Reverend Robert Ballman. Burial was at City Cemetery, Somerville, Tenn. Survivors include sons, James and Michael Robbins; sister, Priscilla Wilson and three grandchildren.

Col. Vito T. Vella

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 9 for retired Col. Vito T. Vella, 96, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Revered Monsignor J. Edwin Creary with concelebrant Reverend Gary E. Lamb, assisted by Reverend Mister David Lucchesi. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Memphis. Survivors include daughter, Carolyn Vella; and one grandchild.

Betty Bargiacchi Summers

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 8 for Betty Bargiacchi Summers, 88, at Holy Rosary Church by Reverend Monsignor J. Peter Buchignani assisted by Reverend Mister Richmond Quinton. Survivors include sons, Fred Bargiacchi and David Bargiacchi; sisters, Connie Gray and Patti Baggett; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Therese Brennan Hebert

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 5 for Therese Brennan Hebert, 57, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Reverend Gary Edward Lamb, assisted by Reverend Mister John Moskal. Survivors include spouse, Ross Hebert; daughter, Jordan Hebert; son, Joel Hebert; sisters, Catherine Brannon, Mary Carkhuff, Jo Ann Byl and Ellen Scott; brothers, Patrick Brennan, Michael Brennan and Bart Brennan; and mother Margaret Brennan.

Katie Zodda Hamblen

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 2 for Katie Zodda Hamblen, 33, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Reverend Jolly Sebastian with concelebrants Reverend Mathew Panackachira, Reverend Johnnie B. Smith, Reverend Gary Lamb and Reverend Patrick Hirtz. Interment was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Columbarium, Germantown. Survivors include spouse, Nicholas S. Hamblen; son, Gavin Scott Hamblen; and sister, Lena Marie Zodda.

Roberto Emmanuel Calleja Hernandez

A funeral home service was conducted Jan. 26 for Roberto Emmanuel Calleja Hernandez, 55, at Memphis Funeral Home by Reverend Monsignor Peter Buchignani. Burial was at Memorial Gardens. Survivors include daughter, Christina Hernandez; and son, Michael Hernandez.

Steven Joseph Sypult

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 26 for Steven Joseph Sypult, 61, by Reverend Monsignor Peter Buchignani. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Mary Josephine Lyne Sypult; daughter, Courtney S. Thacker; sons, Justin Sypult and Steven Daniel Sypult; and one grandchild.

Jerry Lynn Seat

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 31 for Jerry Lynn Seat, 63, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Dyersburg, Tenn. By Reverend Robert J. Stellini. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Newbern, Tenn. Survivors include spouse, Susan Seat; daughters, Celia Seat Hensley and Suzanne Seat; sons, Paul Seat and Adam Seat; sister, Diane Blankenship; brother, Danny Seat; and three grandchildren.

Oscar Campo Rabuco

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 20 for Oscar Campo Rabuco, 76, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Reverend Dexter Noblefranco with concelebrant Reverend Johnnie Smith. Burial was at Memphis Funeral Home. Survivors include spouse, Lolita Rabuco; and daughter, Sheila Ayers.

Bennett Michael Leonard

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 19 for Bennett Michael Leonard, newborn, at Incarnation Church by Reverend Jacek Kowal. Survivors include parents, Michael and Krista Leonard; and sister, Ryan Leonard.

Karen Battlelt Rose

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 19 for Karen Battlelt Rose, 59, at Incarnation Church by Reverend Jacek Kowal. Interment was at Incarnation Columbarium, Collierville, Tenn. Survivors include spouse, Christopher Richard Rose; daughter, Katie Rose Clayton; son, Jack Walter; brother, Clifford Barttlelt; and one grandchild.

Joy Humphries Werner

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 18 for Joy Humphries Werner, 75, at St. Louis Church by Reverend Jolly Sebastian. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Dr. Kelly Beck; son, Dr. Scott Werner; and five grandchildren.

Deirdre Nicole Keith

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 17 for Deirdre Nicole Keith, 48, at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by Reverend Monsignor Valentine Handwerker. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Louis C. Haynes, William M. Haynes and Joshua N. Keith; brother, Robert Ebb Keith; nephew, Robert Eugene Keith II; Phillip Thomas Keith and one grandchild.

Elizabeth Ann Campos

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 13 for Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Campos, 85, at Church of the Nativity by Reverend Robert Szczechura with concelebrant Reverend Cosmas Mabu. Survivors include daughter, Betty Ann Ticer; son, Manuel Campos Jr.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Michael Quinn

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 11 for Michael Quinn, 45, at Holy Rosary Church by Reverend James J. Martell with concelebrants Reverend Russell Harbaugh, Reverend William Burke and assisted by Reverend Mr. Richmond Quinton. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include parents, Rick and Linda Quinn; sisters, Maria Essig and Dr. Jennifer Lanctot.

Marcosa S. Tipay

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 8 for Marcosa S. Tipay, 97, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Reverend Robert Ballman, assisted by Reverend Mister Joseph Kuzio. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Regina Tipay Magpuri; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

George Joseph Pratt Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 6 for George Joseph Pratt Jr., 70, at St. Louis Church by Reverend Monsignor John B. McArthur with concelebrants Reverend Jolly Sebastian and Reverend Bill Burke. Interment was at Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survivors include spouse, Anne R. Pratt; daughter, Dana P. Patterson; sons, Michael Pratt and Chris Pratt; sister, Diane Pratt Hudson; brothers, Dr. Tom Pratt and Malcolm Pratt; and eight grandchildren.

Janelle Paige Taylor

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 5 for Janelle Paige Taylor, 68, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Reverend Mathew Panackachira with concelebrant Reverend Eric Peterson. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis. Survivors include spouse, Mike Taylor; daughters, Jennifer Palo and Laura Muldoon; son, Michael Taylor; sister, Joan Jacobson; brothers, Chuck Jacobson II, Bob Jacobson and Kent Jacobson; and 10 grandchildren.

Gloria Crosby Giannini

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 5 for Gloria Crosby Giannini, at St. Paul Church by Reverend Monsignor John McArthur, concelebrants, Reverend Stephen K. Kenny and Reverend Gary Lamb. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Midtown. Survivors include daughters, Joyce Carimi, Ann Muffoletto and Jane Mayer; son, Peter Giannini; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Andrea Worley

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 4 for Andrea Worley, 53, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church by Reverend Bryan Timby. Burial was at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. Survivors include sisters, Michele Icles and Laura Allen; and brother, Michael J. Sterenchak.

Shirley A. Mayo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 3 for Shirley A. Mayo, 85, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church by Reverend Bryan Timby. Burial was at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetry. Survivors include daughter, Kathy Fowler; sons, Gary Mayo and Patrick Mayo; sisters, Marilyn Story and Irene Konsella; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Rita A. Zerbe

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 2 for Rita A. Zerbe, 88, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Reverend Mathew Panackachira. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mildred Gaia Brignole

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 2 for Mildred Gaia Brignole, 98, at Church of the Holy Spirit by Reverend Mister Bill Burke. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Denise Lenahan, Celia Swan and Lauren Brignole; sons, Harold Brignole, Don Brignole, Guy Brignole and Chris Brignole; sister, Vivian Pope; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Madeline Jaffray Hield

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 29 for Madeline Jaffray Hield, 92, at Church of the Holy Spirit by Reverend Mathew Panackachira. Burial will be in Lake Ozark, Mo. Survivors include sister, Sally Brown; brother, Benjamin Jaffray; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

David Gerard Nelson

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 29 for David Gerard Nelson at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Reverend Stephen K. Kenny. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Catherine Riley; daughters, Katie Ann Gorman and Lisa Riley; sister, Mary Ann Boswell; and two grandchildren.

Ernie Lubiani Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 28 for Ernie Lubiani Jr., 88, at Church of the Nativity by Reverend Robert Szczechura, assisted by Reverend Mister Chris Frame. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Theresa Parish; sons, Michael Lubiani and Tony Lubiani; sister, Catherine Dunavant; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Frances Mary Scola

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Dec. 28 for Frances Mary Scola, 78, at St. Michael Church by Reverend Monsignor Victor P. Ciaramitaro. Interment was at Calvary Mausoleum. Survivors include sister, Rose Marie Scola; brother, Joseph Scola; and one niece.

Juliet Rossi

A graveside service was conducted Dec. 28 for Juliet Rossi, 100, at Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery by Reverend Russell D. Harbaugh. Survivors include daughters, Rita Trent and Sandra Ryan; and sons, Samuel Rossi and John Rossi.

Marian Theresa Lyons

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 28 for Marian Theresa Lyons, 58, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Reverend Stephen K. Kenny; concelebrants, Reverend Johnnie B. Smith, Reverend James Martell, Reverend Ben Bradshaw, Reverend Frank Burshnick assisted by Rev. Mr. David Dierkes and Rev. Mr. Jim McBride. Burial was at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens. Survivors include spouse, Patrick J. Lyons; daughter, Katherine M. Lyons; sons, Robert J. Lyons and John P. Lyons; sisters, Joanne Declue and Patricia Johnson; brother, Steven Recker; and five grandchildren.

Bridgie Riley

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 20 for Bridgie Riley, 80, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Reverend Stephen K. Kenny; concelebrants, Reverend Ben Bradshaw, Reverend James Martell, Reverend James Pugh and Reverend Cosmas Mabu. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Billy Riley; daughter, Mary Theresa Riley; sons, Billy Riley Jr. and Johnny Jude Riley; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary Frances Rivera Webb

A funeral home service was conducted Dec. 20 for Mary Frances Rivera Webb at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery by Reverend Jose Cruz Zapata Torres. Burial was at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Patricia Palmer; sons, Jake R. Mohundro and Mike Mohundro; 10 grandchildren; more than 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Molly E. Davis

A funeral home service was held at the Memorial Park Fireside Chapel for Molly E. Davis, 92, by Reverend J. Keith Stewart. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Jerry Davis and Ricky Davis; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Philip U. Pierini Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 18 for Philip U. Pierini Jr., 88, at St. Paul Church by Reverend Johnnie B. Smith. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Athala Pierini; daughter, Phylis Pierini Ellis; sisters, Susie Hagey, Patsy Stanfill and Camille Moretta; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Harold Edward Owen

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 16 for Harold Edward Owen, III, 18, at Church of the Incarnation by Reverend Ernie DeBlasio. Survivors include parents, Harold E. Jr. and Virginia S. Owen; brother, Benjamin Owen; grandparents, Kenneth and Aloma Fox Savastano; and step-grandmother, Ernestine Owen.

Celeste Renae Taylor Meredith

A funeral home service was conducted Dec. 15 for Celeste Renae Taylor Meredith, 62, at Memphis Funeral Home by Reverend Richard Cortese. Burial was at Memorial Park. Survivors include spouse, Jon M. Meredith; son, Marc A. Meredith; sisters, Amy Nolan and Myra Southern Wright (step-sister); step-brother, Joel B. Southern; mother, Arlene Southern; father, Jerry Taylor.

Jody Lee Hurt Patterson

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 9 for Jody Lee Hurt Patterson, 52, at Holy Rosary Church by Reverend Richard Cortese with concelebrants Reverend James Martell and Reverend Jeo Poulose, assisted by Rev. Mr. James McBride. Interment was at Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Charles Harold Ford

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 6 for Charles Harold Ford, 93, at St. Louis Church by Reverend Monsignor John B. McArthur with concelebrant Reverend Ruben Rivera. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Vicki Brown and Becki McGehee; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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