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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Joseph C. Cox dies
Fr. Joseph Cox
Fr. Joseph Cox

PORTAGE -- Fr. Joseph C. Cox. died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the age of 93, at Tivoli at Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage.

Father Cox was the first priest ordained for the Diocese of Madison in the initial Ordination Class of 1946 (the year the diocese was formed).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 309 W. Cook St., Portage, with Bishop Robert C. Morlino as celebrant and Fr. Jerome Maksvytis, pastor emeritus, homilist.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Portage.

Burial will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville (taking place later in the afternoon during the day of the funeral Mass).

Religious obituaries

Sr. M. Ann McGregor dies

JANESVILLE -- A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Sr. M. Ann McGregor, 70, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at St. John Vianney Church, Janesville, with Msgr. Donn Heiar and Fr. Tom Marr officiating. Burial was in St. Henry Parish Cemetery, Watertown.

Sister M. Ann died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at St. Eliizabeth Home in Janesville after a long illness.

She was born in Bangor, Maine, on May 13, 1945, the daughter of the late Alan and Emma (Gilbert) McGregor. A convert to Catholicism, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church in Baltic, Conn., on September 1, 1981, and professed perpetual vows on August 13, 1989.

Sister served in the role of caregiver at the Health Center of the Sisters of Charity at the Motherhouse in Baltic; at St. Joseph Home for the aged in Willimantic, Conn., and at St. Joseph Home in Watertown. She was assigned to St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in 1983, where she held, the positions of director of activities, certified nursing assistant, dining room aide, and receptionist until her retirement due to ill health.

Sister M. Ann is survived by a brother, niece, and nephew.

A complete obituary can be seen 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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