Obituaries
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Sister Mary Aquin Flaherty, S.C., who served for 28 years at St. Bernard parish in Manhattan, died Jan. 29 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 98. Sister Mary taught and later served … more
Sister Carolyn Bell, O.P., who served in White Plains for a year in the early 1950s, died Feb. 8 in Siena Hall Infirmary at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 89. She was at Cardinal McCloskey … more
Brother Juan Finbarr Prior, C.F.C., who served in Peru for 37 years, died Jan. 20 at Cabrini of Westchester nursing home in Dobbs Ferry. He was 78. Brother Prior was in Peru, 2000-2014, 1989-1999 … more
Sister Patricia Maureen Mulryan, S.C., who served as principal and teacher at Elizabeth Seton Academy in Yonkers and was treasurer of the Sisters of Charity of New York, died Feb. 9 at a hospice … more
Brother John Francis Walsh, C.F.C., who served at high schools in the archdiocese for 10 years, died Feb. 5 Cabrini of Westchester nursing home in Dobbs Ferry. He was 87. Brother Walsh was at … more
Bishop William J. McNaughton, M.M., a Maryknoll missionary who served for 41 years as the first bishop of Incheon, South Korea, died Feb. 3 at Cedar View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in … more
Jesuit Father George V. Coyne, who led the Vatican Observatory as its director for 28 years, got his start in the field of astronomy as a young student in formation for the priesthood by secretly … more
Father Richard J. Quinn, M.M., who served for many years as a Maryknoll missioner to East Africa, specializing in video production, died Jan. 27 at Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. He was … more
Sister Julia O’Brien, O.P., who spent decades devoted to the care and education of youth, died Feb. 11 in St. Martin de Porres Community at the Sisters of St. Dominic motherhouse in Blauvelt. She … more
Sister Joan Marie Berninger, M.M., who served at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining for 32 years, died there Feb. 10. She was 86. She was coordinator of Maryknoll Sisters Center, 1982-1985; … more
Virgil C. Dechant, the longest-serving supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, holding the office from 1977 to 2000, died Feb. 15 in his hometown of Leawood, Kan. He was 89. “God has called … more
Sister June Quinlan, O.P., of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, who served as director of religious education at Holy Rosary parish in Hawthorne for 17 years, died Feb. 8 at St. Catherine of Siena … more
Mary Higgins Clark, known as the “queen of suspense” to her millions of readers throughout the world, died of natural causes in Naples, Fla., Jan. 31. She was 92. The author of more than 50 … more
Sister Helen Marie Cahill, F.M.S.C., who taught for eight years at Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, died Jan. 14. She was 92. Sister Helen Marie was at Ladycliff College, 1972-1980. She also … more
Sister Marjorie Stumpf, O.S.U., who served as a librarian at St. Philip Neri School in the Bronx for four years, died Jan. 22 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 89. Sister Marjorie … more
Father John S. Rausch, G.H.M., recognized early in his time as a missionary in Appalachia that people were facing severe environmental and economic challenges and devoted his ministry to seeking … more
Sister Estelle Kilpatrick, O.P., a Dominican Sister of Hope who taught for 14 years at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh and served as principal of SS. John and Paul School in Larchmont, died Jan. … more
Deacon Taulafoga “Al” Leasiolagi, who served for 29 years at St. John Vianney parish in the Bronx, died Jan. 26. He was 89. Deacon Leasiolagi served at St. John Vianney, 1983-2012. He was … more
Father Edward Gallagher Jr., S.A., who served at Graymoor in Garrison for five years, died Jan. 19. He was 90. Father Gallagher was vocations director and director of candidates at Graymoor, … more
Retired Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett, who led the Archdiocese of Seattle from 1997 to his retirement in 2010, died Jan. 31. He was 86. Seattle Archbishop Paul D. Etienne was to offer the … more
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