Obituaries
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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
Seamus Mallon, one of the key architects of the Irish peace process who fought to end decades of discrimination against Catholics in Northern Ireland, was, above all, a man of faith, said Archbishop … more
Father James P. Connolly, who served for 24 years at St. John the Evangelist parish in Manhattan and earlier was a pastor and administrator of parishes in the Bronx, died Jan. 26. He was 94. … more
Father John J. Casey, a Maryknoll missioner to Hong Kong who served as rector of Maryknoll’s minor seminary, died Dec. 6 at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. He was 90. His first … more
Father John F. Dwyer, pastor emeritus of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish in Tappan, died Jan. 12. He was 90. Auxiliary Bishop Edmund Whalen offered the Funeral Mass Jan. 16 at Our Lady of the … more
Sister Julia Dennehy, O.S.U., who taught in the Bronx for five years each at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula and Our Lady of Mercy School, died Jan. 17 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She … more
Brother Luke Benbrook, O.F.M. Cap., who served the Capuchin Franciscan friars’ community at St. John the Baptist parish in Manhattan for 33 years, died Jan. 21 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. He … more
Maltese Cardinal Prosper Grech, an Augustinian priest and expert on the fathers of the early Church, died Dec. 30 at the Santo Spirito Hospital near the Vatican. He was 94. In a message of … more
Brother Timothy Murphy, F.S.C., who served at Lincoln Hall in Lincolndale for 17 years, died Dec. 5 at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. He was 78. Brother Murphy was at Lincoln Hall, 1964-1981. … more
Sister Katherine Bernard Gaffney, O.P., who served as co-administrator/director of the Corazon Community in Glasco for 30 years, died Jan. 1 in Siena Hall in Sparkill. She was 91. Sister Katherine … more
Deacon Alejandro Rosado, who served for 30 years at St. Athanasius parish in the Bronx, died Dec. 31. He was 82.Deacon Rosado was assigned to St. Athanasius, 1983-2013. He was engaged in the … more
Sister Helen Marie Kenny, M.M. who served as a nurse for many years in Hong Kong, died Jan. 4 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 88. Sister Helen Marie served in Hong Kong … more
Sister Joan Anderson, S.C., who led a collaborative effort in establishing Nazareth Center, a residence for children in need of protective care in the Bahamas, died Nov. 27 at Cabrini of Westchester … more
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