Obituaries
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Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C.

Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C., who served at Iona College in New Rochelle and All Hallows High School, the Bronx, died June 29 at St. Joseph’s Residence Community in New Rochelle. He was … more

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who attended the Second Vatican Council and became a pioneer in the ecumenical movement and later offered a pacifist voice to war and the production of nuclear … more

Guy V. Molinari

Guy V. Molinari, a former member of Congress and Staten Island borough president, died July 25 after a lengthy illness. He was 89. A graduate of Wagner College and New York Law School, Molinari … more

Sister Mary Frances Kobets, M.M.

Sister Mary Frances Kobets, M.M., who served 36 years as a missioner to Zimbabwe, died June 29 in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She was 76. Sister Fran taught agriculture at the Teachers’ College in … more

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced diplomat and head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, died in Hartford, Conn., where he was receiving medical treatment. He was … more

Sister Barbara Anne Masterson, M.M.

Sister Barbara Anne Masterson, M.M., who was a nurse in Bolivia and in the archdiocese, died July 3 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 89. Her first assignment was at Bethany House … more

Sister Marilyn Stack, C.N.D.

Sister Marilyn Stack, C.N.D., a teacher at Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx for three years, died July 2 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn. She was 79. Sister Marilyn taught at Villa … more

Brother James Austin Finnegan, C.F.C

Brother James Austin Finnegan, C.F.C, who taught at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle for 11 years, died June 27 at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. He was 74. Brother Finnegan was at Iona … more

Maureen T. Brolly

Maureen T. Brolly, a volunteer at parishes and schools in the archdiocese, died June 29. She was 79. Mrs. Brolly was a retired vice president of human resources at American Airlines. She … more

Father Arthur T. Leone

Father Arthur T. Leone, who served as a parochial vicar of many parishes and was a faculty member of two Catholic high schools in the archdiocese, died July 12. He was 87. Most recently, Father … more

Father Thomas C. Gumprecht, S.A.

Father Thomas C. Gumprecht, S.A., who served as pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Yonkers for four years, died June 19 at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. He … more

Sister Mary Caplice, C.N.D.

Sister Mary Caplice, C.N.D., who served as assistant principal at St. Jean Baptiste High School in Manhattan for seven years, died July 4 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was … more

Father Thomas P. D’Angelo

Father Thomas P. D’Angelo, a former pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Elmsford and a former chaplain of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, the Bronx, died June 21 at Westchester Medical Center in … more

Alan P. Mehldau

Alan P. Mehldau, a dedicated pro-life leader in the archdiocese, died June 22 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He was 80. After retiring, Mr. Mehldau co-founded and chaired the … more

Sister Margaret Anne Purtell, M.M.

Sister Margaret Anne Purtell, M.M., a native of Brooklyn who served in nursing positions in South Korea and the United States, died June 25 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 89. In … more

Jim O’Connell

Jim O’Connell, longtime college basketball writer for the Associated Press and the winner of the 2002 Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award, died July 2. He was 64. Mr. O’Connell, a … more

Father Philip R. Doyle

Father Philip R. Doyle, a priest in the archdiocese for 70 years, died June 30 at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. He was 95. Cardinal Dolan will offer the Funeral Mass at noon on Saturday, July … more

Deacon Dhoel Canals

Deacon Dhoel Canals, who served at Holy Family, Blessed Sacrament and St. John Vianney parish in the Bronx for 29 years, died May 26 at his Bronx residence. He was 81. Deacon Canals was at Holy … more

Deacon Ralph Longo

Deacon Ralph Longo, who served at Annunciation parish in Crestwood for the past 12 years, died June 11 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after a long battle with cancer. He was 84. Deacon … more

William J. Flynn

William J. Flynn, a corporate executive and philanthropist who helped negotiate the landmark peace agreement in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, died June 2 at his home in Garden City. He was … more
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