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For Those who are no longer with us...

Nestor Armando Gil 

Maritza Del Valle

Ana Zometa

Bob Litza

Donna Langford

Rose Frangie

Bill Bellamy 

Katherine “Kitty” Ludwig

Pat Hale 

Raymond Gormally, Sr

Trish Strecker

Doug Pickett

JC Casagrande

Father Dan DePascale

Pat and Tom Seifert 

Lowe Ann & Page Emory

Ruth Fitzgerald 

Ralph Carlyles 

Bev Evjen 

Millie Hale 

John "Sparky" Cornell 

Paul and Lucille Trahan 

Mike and Georgiann Pokriefka 

Bo and Pat Brown 

Lorraine Losch 

Bill Demers 

Annette Arp 

Gina Giovinco 

Msgr R. Joseph James 

Father David Barnhardt 

Bob and Kittie Atkins 

Miki Rose 

Ed and Shirley Shute 

Charles Dell 

Lou Gill 

Dom Christiano 

Al, Maggie and Sue Voorneveld 

Cliff and Bea Riordan 

Ada Gutierrez 

Leticia Moreno 

Tereza Gonzales 

Sybil Jones 

Bill Heard 

Fr. René Robert

Maria Diaz

Jerri Hurtt

Kathy Roman

Romanita Garcia

Nancy Hawtin

Gay Connell

Steve Turner

Pete Lasher

Myrna Douglas

Yvonne Robinson

Paul Trahan

Fr. Bob Napier

Al Miller

Gwen Umlauf

Tom Umlauf

Kay Finch

George Diehl


Michael Knipping 

posted Sep 1, 2010 by Cursillo Webmaster

   Michael Frederick Knipping, 59, who died August 11, 2010, will be held Friday at 9:30 AM in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1429 Broward Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218 with Father Jose Kulathinal officiating.  Interment will follow in Jacksonville National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 PM at the church with a Rosary service to be held at 7 PM on Thursday. Mr. Knipping was born in Illinois and was a resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana prior to moving to Jacksonville, Florida 17 years ago. He was an employee of Maersk Equipment Co. and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where he was active in both the Cursillo Movement and the Breakfast Club.

 He was a Veteran of the U.S.M.C. having served during the Vietnam Conflict and was the recipient of 3 Purple Hearts and various other medals and commendations. He was preceded in death by his sister the late Kathy Higgins.  Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Karen Knipping; mother, Wilma J. Scheibe; 3 daughters, Melanie Knipping (Jerry), Christiana Reece (Chris) and Jessica Forshee; 5 sons, Michael F. Knipping Jr., Jason Dufrene (Michelle), Brian Knipping, Tony Knipping and Nick Dufrene (Kerri); 1 sister, Susan Edsall (Nathan); 1 brother, Dennis Scheibe; 9 grandchildren, 4 nephews and 1 niece. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made in his memory to Community Hospice of N.E. Florida, St. Boniface Haiti Foundation or St. Patrick's Catholic Church Building Fund.



Dick Hurtt

posted Nov 16, 2011, 4:52 PM by Cursillo Webmaster   [ updated Nov 16, 2011, 4:52 PM

HURTT Richard Michael Dick Hurtt, age 80 of Middleburg, FL passed away on November 14, 2011. He was born August 2, 1931 in Bellevue, KY, one of 8 children born to John Hurtt and Flora Schwerman Hurtt. Richard worked for many years as an aeronautical engineer, and retired from civil service at NAS Jacksonville. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who was devoted to his family and his faith. He was a member of St. Catherines and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches where he served in many capacities including CCD teacher, choir member, Marriage Encounter, Cursillo, CRHP, and the Knights of Columbus. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Jeri Hurtt; his daughters Marybeth Hurtt and Lora Hurtt Nast (Dan); his sons Richard G. Hurtt (Tricia), Gregory J. Hurtt (Brenda), and Mark J. Hurtt; his granddaughters Grace Nast and Keira Hurtt; and his sister Jeanne Baston. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Robert, Thomas, Paul, Don, and his sisters Patricia and Lois. A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life will be held at 11 AM on Friday November 18, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 7190 U. S. 17 South, Fleming Island, FL. Visiting hours and a Vigil will be held on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to either Community Hospice or the Building Fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Please Sign the Guestbook @    


Deacon Harry Brodeur

posted Oct 3, 2011, 4:58 PM by Cursillo Webmaster   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 4:58 PM ]

Deacon Harold (Harry) Brodeur was called home to his Lord on September 28, 2011.  Harry was ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Arlington Virginia in May 1988.  He moved to Jacksonville in September 1991 and settled into the faith community of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Atlantic Beach. He served there until his retirement.  He became very active in the Engaged Encounter marriage preparation ministry and Cursillo.  In the Engaged Encounter Ministry, he and Norma became leaders of the community and brought a refreshing spirituality to the ministry.  His involvement in Cursillo predated his becoming a Deacon.  He made his Cursillo weekend in Arlington Virginia and remained active until his passing.  He served on the Secretariat formany years and brought his gifts of wisdom, service, peace and calm to the movement.

Harry was married to his wife, Norma, for 59 years.  Together they have four children, two male and two female, and six grandchildren.  Harry had a passion for service to others and a zest and zeal for living life to the fullest.  He was an eagle scout and loved sailing and classical music.

Harold's memorial service will take place on Fri. Oct 21 at 10:00 am at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2400 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach.  Bishop John Snyder will be officiating.

The many people he has touched over the years will miss Deacon Harry.

Patricia Bennett

posted Jul 16, 2011, 12:09 PM by Cursillo Webmaster   [ updated Jul 16, 2011, 12:11 PM ]

BENNETT Patricia Ruth Bennett age 47 of Ponte Vedra passed away July 10, 2011. She was born on November 12, 1963 in San Jose, California. She moved to Ponte Vedra in 1996 coming from Orlando, she held a degree in accounting and she was a homemaker, and likewise she was a member of St Josephs Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 24years Tam Bennett a son: JohnPaul Bennett three daughters: Sarah Michelle, Daniel Nicole and Rebekah Celine Bennett all of Jacksonville. Her parents Thomas and Autha Lawlor of Orlando. Brothers: Timothy (Allison) Lawlor of Oakdale, Ca. Michael (Phyllis) Lawlor of Madesto, Ca. Thomas (Alisa) Lawlor of Kyle, Texas and Stephen Lawlor of Orlando. Sisters: Sheilah (Armond) Wong of San Jose, Ca. Mary (Phillip) Hancock of Lake Mary, Fl. Kathleen (Raymond) Serena of San Jose, Ca. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. Friday July 15, 2011 at St. Josephs Catholic Church 11730 Old St. Augustine Road with Father Daniel Cody celebrant. Calling hours will be from 5:30 til 7:30 P.M. Thursday July 14, 2011 with a Rosary at 6:30 P.M. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville 32223. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin 11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, Fl. 32223. (904) 288-0025 Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 13, 2011


Lucille M. Trahan

posted Jul 16, 2011, 11:46 AM by Cursillo Webmaster   [ updated Jul 16, 2011, 11:48 AM ]

Lucille M. Trahan, age 72 of Gainesville, Florida, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at E.T. York Care Center. She was born January 28, 1939 in Southbridge, Massachusetts to Jacob Stanley and Marie Rose Paul Gouin. She graduated in 1960 from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, MA. She had a nursing career for over 40 years which included, Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse and Director of Nursing. She taught nursing at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville for over 10 years. She loved people and caring for them. After retirement, she was a teacher's assistant at St. Patrick Interparish School. Mrs. Trahan loved to read and enjoyed crafts. She was a very active member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Paul E. Trahan; children, Marc (Catherine Sturgill) Trahan, Brian (Tammy) Trahan, all of Gainesville, FL, Kevin (Melissa) Trahan of Oviedo, FL, Melissa (Jeff) Pitts of Huntersville, NC and Tammy (Dave) Yoho of Aurora, CO; sister, Janet (Robert) Guertin of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren, Travis and Scott Sturgill-Trahan, Christopher, Stephanie and Brianna Trahan, Kristin, Lauren, Allison and Jacob Trahan, Hannah and Josh Pitts, Michael, Justin, Shawn, Samantha, Jacob, Hunter and Dylan Yoho and great granddaughter, Alexis Rose Trahan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Jeff McGowan as celebrant. Interment will be in Memorial Park Central. The family will receive friends Friday, July 8, 2011, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street and also Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 1701 NE 9th Street Gainesville, FL 32609 or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606.



Peter Royal

posted Jul 16, 2011, 11:40 AM by Cursillo Webmaster   [ updated Jul 16, 2011, 11:42 AM ]


PETER A ROYAL loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and caring friend to allpassed on Monday, June 20, 2011. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ on July 29, 1946 to the late Gilbert and Virginia Royal. A gifted athlete, he was granted a full scholarship to Duke University, where he met his wife, Diane. Pete employed his natural gift of persuasion in four decades of dedicated service in sales with DuPont. For the past twenty years Pete made his home in Jacksonville. He was a very active member of Assumption Parish, and was also active in the Cursillo Movement, the Couple to Couple League, and was a Board member of Fraternus, Inc. Fishing was his passion. In his retirement, he planned to start a fishing guide business, the Royal Fishin Mission, but his illness prevented its launch. He was an ardent and enthusiastic fisher of fish and of men. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 wonderful years, Diane; their children, Peter Royal, Jr. (Tricia), Rene Royal, Julie Konikoff (Mike), and Randall Royal; grandchildren, Poppy Royal, Sasha, Felix and another yet unnamed Konikoff; his siblings, Gilbert Royal (Jean), Dennis Royal (Lynn), and Margaret Royal; and many, many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Pete's memory to Fraternus, Inc., P.O. Box 840115, St. Augustine FL 32080. Visitation will be held on Friday June 24, 2011 from 7 to 9PM at Assumption Catholic Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10AM on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Church. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, LA. Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on June 23, 2011 Follow this Obituary




posted Jul 16, 2011, 11:35 AM by Cursillo Webmaster   [ updated Jul 16, 2011, 11:39 AM ]


Lorraine Anne Gailey Losch, age 71, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2011 while visiting family in Nashville, TN. She was born on April 21, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School. She attended Duquesne University from 1957 to 1961, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education. She also attended the University of Florida from 1974 to 1975, graduating with an M'Ed. in Elementary Education.

Lorraine taught for a total of 33 years including service in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Volusia County Schools, and the Alachua County Public Schools. She also co-founded Teacher Support Software.

She was an active member of Holy Faith Catholic Parrish and was involved in several ministries.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 48 years Albert A. Losch Jr.; her daughter, Lynnette Losch Edmondson; brother, Edward Gailey; sister, Mary Gennette Gaiely; brother, Richard T. Gailey, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Richard I. and Mary T. Gailey; sister, Dorothy E. Gailey; and brother, William J. Gailey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 5, 2011 at 2 PM at Holy Faith, 747 NW 43rd St., Gainesville, FL. There will be a reception in the church hall following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cursillos in Christianity, P.O. Box 815, Jacksonville, FL 32201. Milam Funeral & Cremation Services, 311 South Main St; Gainesville, FL 32601 (800) 433-5361.

Published in Gainesville Sun from April 3 to April 4, 2011 Follow this Obituary


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