Sr. Frances Alma McManus, SP Funeral Mass was held May 19 at Church of the Immaculate Conception in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for Sister of Providence Frances Alma McManus, 101, who died May 16. She had been a Sister of Providence for 83 years.
Born in Quincy, Illinois, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1928. Sister McManus earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degrees from Indiana University and Indiana State University.
She ministered in education for 47 years in schools in Indiana, Illinois, Washington D.C., California, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Locally, she taught at Marywood in Anaheim from 1951-55 and was principal there from 1955-61. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876-1007.
Fr. Anthony Iroz, OAR
Funeral Mass was held May 22 at St. Augustine Priory’s Our Lady Chapel in Oxnard for Father Anthony Iroz, a retired priest of the Augustinian Recollects, 98, who died May 15.
Born in Villavu, Navarro, Spain, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 6, 1936, in Bogota, Colombia. He had served in the archdiocese since 1987, living in residence at Cristo Rey Church in Los Angeles until 2008, when he moved to Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent Hospital in Newbury Park. Burial was at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard.
Sr. Honora Barnacle, PBVM
Funeral Mass was held May 22 at the Presentation Motherhouse chapel in San Francisco for Sister of the Presentation Honora Barnacle (Patricia), 82, who died May 17. She had been a Sister of the Presentation for 65 years.
A native of San Francisco, she began her Catholic elementary school ministry in 1949, teaching in schools throughout California. From 1966-82, she taught at several Presentation high schools in the state, including at Our Lady of Loretto in Los Angeles. Besides teaching English courses at the high school level, she also moderated student musical productions and yearbook staffs.
Sr. John Dominic Samaha, OP
Funeral Mass was held May 12 at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Chapel in Fremont for Dominican Sister John Dominic Samaha, 90, who died May 4. She had been a Dominican Sister for 71 years.
Born in San Francisco, her principal active ministry was elementary and secondary education and administration throughout California. In Los Angeles, she taught at several schools, including St. Ignatius School and Sacred Heart High School. She also served as principal at Sacred Heart School in Los Angeles.
Burial was in the Dominican Sisters Cemetery in Fremont. Memorials may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund or the Mother Pia Backes Education Fund, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 or the Vision of Hope Fund 1555 34th Ave., Oakland, CA 94612.