Rev. Robert J. Roll, 71, a retired archdiocesan priest and former pastor of St. Bride Parish in Chicago, died on Nov. 21, 2022. Born on Jan. 14, 1951, in Chicago, he attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, Niles College in Niles, and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, where he was ordained to the priesthood on May 11, 1977.
He served the people of the Chicago archdiocese as assistant pastor at numerous parishes, including St. Giles in Oak Park. He also served as vicariate dean for three years, 1998-2001 and retired in 2021.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Hope Mission, 9711 W. Devon Ave., in Rosemont on Dec. 5, 2022 with Bishop Robert Casey as celebrant, followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.