In Memoriam
Requiscat In Pace: Ronald J. Sanfilippo, S.J.

Father Ronald J. Sanfilippo, S.J., died unexpectedly Friday, January 30, in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He was 61 years old.  Born in San Jose, California, on April 7, 1947, Ron entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos, California, on September 7, 1965.  He pronounced final vows on March 19, 1987, at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona.  May he rest in peace.

All members of the California Province and those applied to it are to offer or celebrate one first intention Mass and members of the Jesuit Community at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center and those attached to it but living elsewhere (cf. 2009 Catalogus USA, pgs. 37-40) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of Ron’s soul.


Friday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
St. John Vianney Parish
4600 Hyland Avenue
San Jose, CA 95127

Mass of Christian Burial:

Saturday, February 14, 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Chapel
300 College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030


immediately following Mass of Christian Burial  
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
490 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Fr. Sanfilippo is survived by his parents Joseph and Catherine Sanfilippo of San Jose and sisters Joanne Michel, Kathy Cain, Marie Viola, Liz Silva, and brothers Chuck and David Sanfilippo.

Notes of condolence may be sent to:

Mr. Joseph Sanfilippo (father)
120 S. Cragmont Avenue
San Jose, CA 95127

In Christ’s Peace,

John P. McGarry, S.J.

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