Sister Mary PhilippaFranciscan nunA memorial Mass for...


September 22, 1991

Sister Mary Philippa

Franciscan nun

A memorial Mass for Sister Mary Philippa Paquette, O.S.F., who was a fund-raiser for orphanages operated by the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore, will be offered at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of the order's motherhouse, 3725 Ellerslie Ave.

Sister Philippa, who was 89, died Sept. 9 of congestive heart failure at the motherhouse.

She entered the order in 1931, working first on behalf of St. Francis Orphanage on Maryland Avenue and then for much of the time, until they closed in the late 1950s, on behalf of St. Elizabeth's Home at the motherhouse.

In her fund raising, she made many friends among those she contacted in downtown offices and businesses.

She retired completely about three years ago after doing work, ++ including some nursing, at the motherhouse since the closing of the orphanages.

The former Flore Mary Paquette was a native of Quebec who moved to Springfield, Mass., with her family as a child.

She is survived by a brother, Paul Paquette of Springfield, and many nieces and nephews.


Elmer J. Grimes

Worked at Armco Steel

Services for Elmer J. Grimes, a retired welder and a resident of Southwest Baltimore, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Grimes died Friday evening at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a heart attack.

Born in Baltimore, he worked for 35 years at Armco Steel Inc., retiring in 1976.

Mr. Grimes served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2916 and the American Legion Post No. 195.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy L. Griebes; four sons, Shawn McCallum and Bobby Cooper of Baltimore, Kelly McCallum of Milford, Del., and Jackie Grimes of Washington; four daughters, Sharron McCallum, Kimberly Rennie and Dawn Grimes of Baltimore, and Cynthia Blevins of Abingdon; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Burial will be at Baltimore National Cemetery on Frederick Avenue.

Melvin Danner Sr.

Union official, veteran

Services for retired union official Melvin Andrew Danner Sr. will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Newnam Funeral Home, 200 S. Harrison St., Easton.

Mr. Danner, who was 76, died Friday at Memorial Hospital at Easton of complications from pneumonia and nerve and muscular disorders. He lived on Albion Street in Easton.

He had worked for 20 years at the American Can Co. in East Baltimore, and was the financial secretary of the AFL-CIO Steelworkers union in the city for 15 years.

He retired from his post as a machine maintenance worker at American Can in 1967.

Mr. Danner served in the Army from 1935 to 1938. He was a member of the E. E. Street Memorial Post 5118 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of Easton Lodge 1520 of the Loyal Order of Moose.

The Baltimore native moved to Kent Island and then, in 1982, to Easton.

He is survived by his wife, the former Clara Martin; a son, Melvin A. Danner Jr. of Ocean City; a sister, Thelma Huber of Lady Lake, Fla.; and two grandsons.

His first wife, the former Josephine Schmuff, died in 1959.

Graveside services will be at Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery, 2901 Taylor Avenue in Parkville, at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the First Wesleyan Church, Goldsborough Street, Easton, Md., 21601, or to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 100 S. Hanson St., Easton, Md., 21601.

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