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Clergy obituaries

Services held for Fr. John Auby

Fr. John Auby
Fr. John Auby

JANESVILLE -- Fr. John Richard Auby died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the age of 58, at Agrace Hospice Care in Janesville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. William Church, 456 N. Arch St., Janesville, on Tuesday, July 28, at 11 a.m. Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison will be the celebrant with Msgr. Douglas Dushack as homilist.

The Rite of Committal was at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Madison.

Father Auby was born May 7, 1957, in Madison, and is predeceased by his parents, John and Audrey (Richards) Auby. He is survived by his sister, Mary Kathryn.


Religious obituaries

Sr. Mary Jane Para, OP, dies

SINSINAWA --  Sr. Mary Jane Para, OP, died Sept. 16, 2015, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green. The funeral Mass was held in the Gathering Place chapel at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Sept. 21, 2015, followed by burial in the motherhouse cemetery.

Sister Mary Jane made her first religious profession as a Dominican Sisters of Speyer, Germany, at Kettle Falls, Wash., June 8, 1954, and her final profession Aug. 4, 1958. The Kettle Falls congregation became the Dominicans of Spokane in 1986 and merged with the Sinsinawa Dominicans in 1995. Sister Mary Jane served as a bookkeeper for 51 years: at the motherhouse, Kettle Falls, 1954-1964; Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, Wash., 1964-1977; Holy Family Convent, Spokane, 1977-1983; and Dominican Center, Spokane, 1983-2005. She was meticulous in her record keeping. Sister Mary Jane enriched community life at Dominican Center, Spokane, as well as the Sinsinawa motherhouse and St. Dominic Villa. She served in Washington and Wisconsin.

Sister Mary Jane was born May 27, 1916, in Othello, Wash., the daughter of John and Catherine (Tomatis) Para. Her parents; a sister, Catherine “Kay” Bennison; two brothers, Tom Para and John Para, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Elvena Tam and Frances Danielson; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 61 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honors and Memorials."

Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Mary Jane are available online at

Lay person obituaries

Services to be held for Darlene Schroeder

ROXBURY -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Norbert Church, 8944 County Hwy. Y in Roxbury, on Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. for Darlene Schroeder, mother of Very Rev. Fr. Tait Schroeder, judicial vicar of the Diocese of Madison Tribunal and pastor of St. Peter Parish in Ashton and St. Martin Parish in Martinsville.

Mrs. Schroeder, age 69, died on September 14, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home, 1710 Center St., Black Earth.

Father Schroeder will be the celebrant of the Mass. Bishop Robert C. Morlino will attend in choir and give the Final Commendation. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Norbert Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for Masses or for the family to use at a later date in memory of Mrs. Schroeder.

For more information, see the online obituary from the Wisconsin State Journal at

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