Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 28 at St. Augustine Church in Culver City for Father Richard Gleason, 71, who died suddenly Feb. 20. Father Gleason faithfully served the people as a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for nearly 46 years.Born in Long Beach, he attended St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo and was ordained on April 29, 1967. He had a number of assignments over the years, including ministering as an associate pastor at St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino; St. Athanasius, Long Beach; St. Andrew, Pasadena; St. Elizabeth, Van Nuys, and St. Maria Goretti, Long Beach.He was an administrator pro tem at St. Maria Goretti from July 1982 to the following July, and then served as an associate pastor at St. Charles Borromeo in North Hollywood for a decade. After a three-month sabbatical spent in Rome at the Vatican II Institute, he became an associate pastor at St. Mary in Palmdale, where he served from 1993 to early 2001. Father Gleason served at St. Augustine from Feb. 1, 2001 until his death.“He found great joy in being a priest and in ministering to God’s people in the many parishes to which he was assigned over the 46 years of his priesthood,” said his good friend Msgr. Norman Priebe, pastor at St. Jerome Church in Los Angeles. “Father Richard will be greatly missed and remembered well for his homilies, stories and passion for sports (especially Notre Dame), movies, history, travel and books, but mostly for his love of the people he served so faithfully.” Survivors include his sister, Karen Rivard, wife of deceased Jim Rivard; his nieces, Lisa Weis (Gary) and Amy Eisle (Jeff); great-nieces, Kaitlyn Weis, Emily Weis and Danielle Eisle; and great-nephew Garrett Eisle. Condolence cards may be sent in care of the Family of Father Gleason, c/o St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3850 Jasmine Ave., Culver City, CA 90232-3190. Sr. Jean Michele Monaghan, SPFuneral Mass was celebrated Feb. 21 at Church of the Immaculate Conception in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana for Sister of Providence Jean Michele Monaghan, 93, who died Feb. 16. Born in Indianapolis, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in 1963. Of her 49 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered for 31 years in administrative positions, both in Indiana and California. For her last 17 years of active ministry, she served in the school and parish of St. Elizabeth in Van Nuys. In 1999, she returned to the motherhouse, where she contributed to community life in many ways. Burial was in the cemetery of the Sisters of Providence.