Bishop Malooly presented Order of Merit awards to parishioners from throughout the diocese on Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Church in Middletown.
2017 Diocesan Merit Award Recipients
Anthony & Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, Bishop Malooly’s nominees; Joseph Dulin, Cathedral of St. Peter; Sharon Hodges, Church of the Good Shepherd; Olivia Noronha, Church of the Holy Child; Steven & Sharon Burg, Corpus Christi; Steven Aubuchon, Holy Angels; Gerald Gilson, Holy Cross; Joseph & Karen Spanelli, Holy Family; Veronica Weiss, Holy Name of Jesus; Frank & Linda Tobat, Holy Redeemer Mission; Marcos Rivera, Holy Rosary; Andrew Rowland, Holy Savior Mission; Joel Miranda, Holy Spirit;
Roman Cuin, Immaculate Conception, Marydel; Patricia Wysocki, Immaculate Heart of Mary; Young Ja Clara Yom, Korean Catholic Community; Amy McDermott, Mary Mother of Peace Mission; Howard Cogle, Our Lady of Good Counsel; Linda Magarelli, Our Lady of Guadalupe; Martin Leon, Elizabeth Villanueva, Our Lady of Lourdes; Douglas Keilman, Parish of the Resurrection; Ann Anderson, Sacred Heart, Chestertown; Terri Denver, St. Agnes Mission; Valerie Herwig, St. Andrew Mission;
Kathleen Barrow, St. Ann, Bethany Beach; Charles & Lynn Klous, St. Ann, Wilmington; Thomas & Catherine Lough, St. Benedict; Amelia Banda, St. Catherine of Siena; Robert Healy, St. Christopher; Bertha Dean, St. Dennis; Tom Carter, Jack Fitzpatrick, St. Edmond; Joseph Kiarie, Ambrosia Mondoa, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Stan Kozicki, St. Elizabeth, Wilmington; Ann Haywood, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission, Denton; James White & Joanne Bires-White, St. Elizabeth Mission, Westover; Leomar Olivares, St. Elizabeth Hispanic Community, Westover; Jose Alvarez, Guadalupe Espinosa, St. Francis de Sales; Gary & Harriet Rose, St. Hedwig;
Anthony Cutrona, St. Helena; Mary Consiglio, St. John the Baptist; Charles & Lucy Mealey, St. John the Beloved; John Sanders, St. Joseph, Middletown; Stewart Tan, St. Joseph on the Brandywine; La Von Robinson, St. Joseph, Wilmington; Graciela Donovan, St. Jude the Apostle; John & Cheryl Nickle, St. Jude Mission, North East; Chris Ciletti, St. Luke; James Metz, St. Margaret of Scotland; Charma Bell, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Anthony & Kimberly Gennusa, St. Mary of the Assumption; Richard Heiss, St. Mary Magdalen; Charles & Margaret Burnett, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ocean City; Thomas Bradshaw, St. Matthew; Yeny Perez-Castillo, St. Michael the Archangel;
Christina, James & Julia Holdnack, St. Patrick; James Durante, St. Paul, Delaware City; Anamay Claffey, Evelyn Figueroa, St. Paul, Wilmington; Douglas Salter, St. Peter the Apostle; Ben Walters, St. Polycarp; Lawrence Ortt, Jr., St. Rose of Lima Mission; Bill & Ann Fazio, St. Teresa of Avila Mission; Larry & Janinie Iorii, St. Thomas the Apostle; Phyllis Peddicord, St. Peter & Paul Church; Kenneth Andrew, St. Joseph Mission Church; Amy Schisler, St. Michael Mission Church.