About the Funeral Ministry
"The Lord is close to the broken hearted." ~Psalm 34:19
Vision: To provide assistance to grieving families during this difficult time in planning and preparing for the funeral liturgy of a loved one.
The Funeral Ministry helps facilitate the funeral reception for families and friends of the departed by providing the set-up, serving and clean-up of the social hall. All receptions need to be catered by the families. The Funeral Ministry is always looking for volunteers to join this vibrant ministry.
Arrangements for funerals and receptions are made through the parish office. The parish office can give you the contact information for the funeral and reception coordinator.
Bereavement Support Classes are also offered by the Funeral Ministry in the spring and fall. The 8 week class gives grieving families a supportive and safe environment and is an opportunity to meet others experiencing loss and is a time to share feelings and information.
The St. Anne Parish family provides this service at no cost to our families.
In remembrance of our loved ones, you may view our funeral service streams here.
Upcoming Funerals, Previous Funerals, and Funeral Ministry Information
Judy Gaitan, along with their children, Andrew and Sara, want to share with us the passing of their beloved husband and father, Rudy. Rudy passed away on Thursday and it has been a great shock to Judy, Andrew and Sara. They ask for your prayers and support in the days to come.
Rudy was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anne and he and Judy raised their family here. Over the past 45 years we have had the joy of watching their family live, love and grow here in our parish. They have served our parish family so faithfully over these years. Rudy will be so greatly missed
Rudy’s viewing will take place here at St. Anne on Wednesday, June 20th at 6pm with Rosary to follow at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, June 21st at 11am. Internment will follow the Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa.
A funeral luncheon will follow the internment at St. Anne Parish Hall.
Eternal rest grant unto Rudy, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him…
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Chris Leo Lesaca. He was born January 26, 1979 and passed to eternal life April 28, 2018 after a bout with Leukemia and Pneumonia.
There will be a funeral Mass at St. Anne on Monday May 7 at 10 a.m. Chris is survived by his parents, Tony and Suzanne Lesaca and older brother, Martin. Chris shared his talents with St. Anne as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion when he was well.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of: Elizabeth Murtha Frazier
August 8, 1923 – April 15, 2018
Elizabeth Louis (Murtha) Frazier, 94, of Gilbert, AZ, died surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday (April 15, 2018). She is survived by her nine Children, Gerald and Dottie Frazier of East Hampton, CT, Paul Frazier of Florida, Bill and Cathy Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Joanne Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Peter Frazier of Middletown, CT, Michael and Sue Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Beth and Curtis Leggitt of Gilbert, AZ and Patrick Frazier of San Tan Valley, AZ, and her two stepchildren; Elaine Malinguaggi of Florida and Robert Frazier, Jr. of Spain. She is also survived by her two siblings, Rose D’Auria of Florida, and Robert Murtha, CT and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Hartford, CT; Elizabeth was the 3rd oldest of ten, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ina (Hayes) Murtha and was a former resident of Hartford, Rocky Hill and Cromwell, CT for many years. Along with her parents, Patrick and Ina (Hayes), her son, Mark Frazier and her husband, Robert Frazier and six siblings, Helen Post, Alice Andrioli, Katherine Murtha, Dorothy Piotroski, Lucille Vincenti, Raymond Murtha, and Frank Murtha predeceased Betty. Elizabeth (Betty) retired from Traveler’s Insurance in Hartford, CT, where she was a Claims Processor. Previously she was employed at G. Foxes Department Store, and she served as a supervisor at the Rationing Board during World War II.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne on Monday April 30, 2018 at 10 a.m.
July 14, 1935 – March 8, 2018
Born in Scotland
Resided in Gilbert, Arizona
Michael was born on July 14, 1935 in Lochgelly, Scotland to Michael and Madge Gallagher. He married Maureen Ann Martin in Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Queens Village, NY on April 24, 1965. All those who knew Michael fondly recall his remarkable sense of humor, his generous spirit, and his loving and compassionate nature. He was an active and dedicated life-long member of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
A wake is scheduled for Sunday, March 11, 2018 between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home in Gilbert, AZ. It will be followed by church services at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church in Gilbert, AZ on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10 am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Michael’s life.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Mary Czajka who was born on May 12, 1935 and passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Margaret was a resident of Arizona at the time of passing.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 9th at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 440 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234. Entombment will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery located at 1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85204.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to www. https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/ A Mass of Repose will be held on Monday, March 12th at 6:30 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Road, Tempe, 85282.
If you're interested in learning more about the Funeral Ministry, please contact Jane Mintzer at (480) 813-4611, or send a message via My St. Anne.