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Clergy obituaries

Fr. Philip Conlon dies
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Fr. Philip Conlon

FORSYTH, Mo. — Fr. Philip Conlon, a pastor emeritus of the Diocese of Madison, died on Monday, Aug. 22, at the age of 88.

Current arrangements are that Father Conlon will be cremated and a funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Ozarks Catholic Church, 951 Swan Valley Dr., Forsyth, Mo., on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. Interment is to follow in his hometown of Cuba City, Wis.

Father Conlon served in the Air Force/Air National Guard and was inducted into the Wisconsin Air National Guard Hall of Fame in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General.


Religious obituaries

Sr. Marie Cagnoni, OP, dies

SINSINAWA — Sr. Marie Cagnoni, OP, died April 22, 2017, at St. Dominic Villa. Her religious name was Sister Bertrandine. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, April 26, 2017, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.

Sister Marie made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican August 5, 1944, and her final profession August 5, 1947. She ministered in education for 62 years, teaching first grade for 24 years, running Learning Centers for 18, and serving as teacher aide for 20 years. Sister Marie served as vicaress of the motherhouse for four years. She ministered in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Marie taught in the Learning Center at Blessed Sacrament, 1975-1986; ministered as vicaress of the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 1986-1990; and served as teacher aide at St. Dennis School, 1990-2010.

Sister Marie was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Celso and Erminia (Eruli) Cagnoni. Her parents and a sister, Josephine Goral, preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Vivian Borkus; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 72 years.

Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 CR Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at by clicking on “Donate Now.” Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Marie are available online at Click on the “on demand” tab.

Lay person obituaries

Rita Jane Macewicz dies

BELOIT — Rita Jane (Middlecamp) Macewicz died at home January 17, surrounded by her children.

She was a former president of the Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (CCW) and a former province director of the National CCW, among many other areas of involvement in the Church and community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 747 Hackett St., Beloit. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, with a Scripture service at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Jude Church.

The eighth child of David W. Middlecamp and Barbara E. (Hein) Middlecamp, she was born on December, 9, 1929, in Wisconsin Rapids.

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