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Brother Manuel Martinez dies at age 82

Brother Manuel Martinez Gonzalez died March 15 at the St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD. He was 82.

Brother Manuel was a beloved member of the Redemptorist community at the now-closed St. Boniface Parish in Philadelphia. He was born July 22, 1928, and professed vows as a Redemptorist August 2, 1959.

Two funeral services are planned.

A viewing will be held Monday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the main chapel at Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd., Timonium, MD. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 1019 North Fifth St., Philadelphia, PA. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Please pray for Brother Manuel, for his family, friends, and his Redemptorist confreres who mourn his loss.