Monsignor James Habiger, a champion of social justice issues in the Catholic Church and a longtime pastoral associate in the St. Thomas Campus Ministry Office, died Tuesday. His funeral will be Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Thomas.
She was the wife of Pierson (Sandy) Grieve, a member of the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2010, and the grandmother of University of St. Thomas junior Heather Grieve.
He was the husband of Joan Chandler, a St. Thomas employee from 1978 to 1998.
Mourners gathered Friday in a crowded Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas to celebrate the life of Monsignor James Lavin. Homilist Father James Stromberg recalled Lavin’s life as “a series of good deeds.”
She was the stepmother of Dr. Thomas Hodgson, head coach of women’s and men’s swimming and diving, and adjunct professor in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
Lavin died of natural causes at the end of an early-morning Mass celebrated in his room by Father Joseph Johnson, pastor of Holy Family parish in St. Louis Park. Johnson had anointed Lavin and given him Communion shortly before he died.
He was the nephew of Father John Malone, vice president for mission.
Anderson’s daughter Monica Ricard and son-in-law Isaac Ricard are students in the Full-time UST MBA program.
She was a close family friend of Molly McGraw Healy, director of charter school authorizing.