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
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.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Joseph Vanyo Sr. the father of Fr. Dan Vanyo. John Joseph entered into eternal life on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at his home in Heber-Overgaard. There will be a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 10 am in Heber-Overgaard.
On Monday, Feb. 19, 2017 there will be a Funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Anne.
Interment will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St. Phoenix, Az. 85008 following the funeral Mass.
May John Joseph’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
As you may already know, the funeral Mass for Jim Elia, will be on Tuesday, February, 6th at 10 am. There will be a reception immediately following the internment in the parish hall. The Funeral Ministry needs our assistance with the reception. We are providing the reception to Jim’s family in gratitude for his long years of service to our community. We are hoping that everyone would be willing to contribute a dish for the reception. No need for fancy—just comfort food for us to share as we support Jim’s family and remember Jim.. We are expecting about 150 guests to attend. Please fill in a need listed below if you will be able to assist in any way.
Food can be dropped off in the parish hall on Tuesday morning.
Since we are not able to use the ovens in the kitchen on Tuesday, for those of you who will be bringing a hot dish, please plan to bring it in a slow cooker or an insulated container to help us keep it warm.
Thank you and God Bless,
Norma & Jean
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.