Obituaries
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Msgr. George P. Thompson, a former pastor of St. Patrick parish in Bedford and St. Denis in Yonkers who had also served as director of Priest Personnel and director of vocations for the archdiocese, … more
Sister Lorraine Therese Beinkafner, M.M., who served in Guatemala for 21 years, died Oct. 18 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 90. Sister Lorraine Therese served in Guatemala, … more
Bishop Richard G. Lennon, whose tenure as the 10th bishop of Cleveland was marked by a commitment to evangelization, died Oct. 29 following a long illness. He was 72. He was granted early … more
Sister Edith Mercedes Belmonte, S.C., who served for 14 years at the Schervier Nursing Care Center in the Bronx, died Oct. 17 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 85. At Schervier, … more
Sister Monica McGloin, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope who held congregational leadership positions and served many years as a nurse, died Oct. 2 in Cincinnati. She was 78. Sister … more
Sister Joan Crevcoure, M.M., who taught at St. Anthony School in the Bronx and wrote a book about mission work in the Marshall Islands, died Oct. 18 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She … more
Sister Eileen Tierney, O.P., who served at St. Dominic’s School in Blauvelt for 39 years, died Oct. 28 at Nyack Hospital. She was 92. Sister Eileen served at St. Dominic’s School as a teacher, … more
Sister Carolyn Roesel, R.S.H.M., who served as an educator in Tarrytown, New Jersey and Virginia, died Oct. 4 at Westchester Medical Center in White Plains. She was 96. She served at Marymount … more
Msgr. William E. Williams, who served as regional vicar of Ulster County for 22 years and was pastor and administrator of St. John the Evangelist parish in Saugerties for 17 years, died Oct. 9 at Ten … more
Sister Jean Mary Michalec, M.M., a missioner to Japan for 45 years, died Oct. 1 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 79. Sister Jean Mary served in Japan, 1986-2014 and 1966-1973. She … more
Sister Celestine Costello, O.S.U., who taught for 21 years at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, died Oct. 19 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 85. She taught at Ursuline, … more
Brazilian Cardinal Serafim Fernandes de Araujo, retired archbishop of Belo Horizonte, died Oct. 8 in Brazil. He was 95. With dozens of Brazilian bishops at the Vatican for the Synod of Bishops for … more
Sister Elizabeth Carmela Engelhardt, S.C., an elementary school teacher in the archdiocese, died Oct. 6 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 98. She taught at SS. Peter and Paul … more
Sister Barbara Eirich, O.S.F., founder and former executive director of Community Resource Center for the Developmentally Disabled in the Bronx, died Sept. 21 at the Wartburg Skilled Care Facility in … more
Sister Thérèse Maria Dunne, S.C., who served 44 years in education—20 years in the classroom and 24 years in educational support services—died Oct. 5 at Kittay Senior Apartments, the Bronx. She … more
Deacon Cecil Kenefick, who served for 11 years at St. Theresa’s parish in Briarcliff Manor, died Oct. 5. He was 86. Deacon Kenefick was assigned to St. Theresa’s, 2003-2014. He was involved in … more
Deacon Abraham Santiago, who served at St. Joseph’s parish in Yonkers for 31 years, died Oct. 7. He was 90. Deacon Santiago, who was assigned to St. Joseph’s since his ordination to the … more
U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation and retired archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Ore., died Sept. 26 in Rome. He was 83. Pope Francis … more
Retired Bishop John J. Snyder, who led the Diocese of St. Augustine, Fla., for more than 20 years, died Sept. 27. He was 93. His Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 2 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. … more
Father John F. Reardon, who served as pastor of St. Rita’s parish on Staten Island for 19 years, died Oct. 4. He was 95. Father Reardon served at St. Rita from 1985 until his retirement in 2004 … more
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