Margaret Lori Obituary, Death – Archbishop William E. Lori, the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is mourning the loss of his beloved mother, Margaret Lori, who passed away on September 3, 2023, in New Albany, Indiana. Margaret, at the remarkable age of 103, left behind a legacy of faith, love, and dedication that deeply influenced her son’s journey to the priesthood.
Margaret’s life was marked by unwavering devotion, not only to her family but also to her faith. Born Margaret Caradonna, she embarked on a lifelong journey with her husband, Francis Lori, after his return from serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Their enduring love story spanned an incredible 73 years until Francis’s passing in early 2020.
Archbishop Lori’s installation as the leader of the Baltimore Archdiocese was a significant moment in his life, and he often spoke about the pivotal role his parents played in nurturing his vocation to the priesthood. He once shared, “One of the first things I must have come to know was how seriously Mom and Dad took their faith. The rosary was very much a part of our life, as was Sunday Mass. When Mom and Dad could, they were daily communicants.”
Margaret Lori’s dedication to her Catholic faith served as an inspiration not only to her son but to all who knew her. Her influence on Archbishop Lori’s spiritual journey has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the religious community he serves.
As we bid farewell to Margaret Lori, we remember a woman of great faith and resilience, who lived a long and meaningful life. Her legacy lives on through the spiritual leadership of her son, Archbishop William E. Lori, and the countless lives he has touched through his ministry. Margaret’s unwavering devotion and love will continue to inspire the faithful for generations to come.