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Sister Mary Gonzaga Hickey, R.D.C., who served at Kennedy Catholic and Preston high schools, died Dec. 18. She was 103. Specializing in English literature, she taught at Kennedy Catholic in Somers … more
Father Brocard Connors, O. Carm., a former director of lay Carmelites for the North American Province of St. Elias, died Jan. 4 at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck. He was 74. He was director of … more
Sister Mary Martina Lynch, R.D.C., a teacher who later became a practical nurse, died Dec. 18 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home, Dobbs Ferry. She was 91. She taught at St. Frances de Chantal School, the … more
Sister Mary Assumpta Koesters, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope who served as a nurse in Manhattan, died Jan. 8 at Maria-Joseph Living Care Center in Dayton, Ohio. She was 90. She was … more
Sister Margaret Mary Whelan, S.C., who served as a principal and teacher in the archdiocese, died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Yonkers. She was 87. Formerly known as Sister William Marie, … more
Sister Janet McConnell, M.M., a missioner in Hawaii and South America, died Jan. 15 in the Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care unit in Ossining. She was 96. Born in Cromarty, Manitoba, Canada, she … more
Sister Kathleen Marie Skurka, O.P., who taught in New York and New Jersey, died Dec. 22 at Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J. She was 67. She taught at St. Augustine’s in Larchmont, … more
Father Robert D. Tracy, O. Carm., who was a pastor in Manhattan and in Middletown, died Jan. 21 at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow. He was 70, and resided at Transfiguration Priory, … more
Sister Mary Mercedes Gleason, P.B.V.M., who was a teacher on Staten Island, died Jan. 15. She was 98. She taught at several parish schools on Staten Island, most recently at Our Lady Queen of Peace, … more
Maria V. Pernicone, Sister of the late Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Pernicone, who was the first Italian-born bishop in the archdiocese, died Dec. 30. She was 83. A longtime resident of Hartsdale, she … more
Brother Martin Pius Burns, C.F.C., who held education and congregational posts for the Christian Brothers, died Dec. 19 at Bayberry Nursing Home in New Rochelle. He was 87. He was principal and … more
Sister Mary Duane, S.C., who was a teacher and guidance counselor in archdiocesan schools, died Jan. 3 at Mary the Queen Convent in Yonkers. She was 71.    She served for 12 years at St. Raymond … more
Sister Anna Marian Pavao, M.M., who served in Hawaii and on the Marshall Islands and held leadership roles in her religious community, died Dec. 15 in the Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care unit at … more
Father Barry McMahon, O.F.M. Cap., a lawyer who became a Capuchin Franciscan friar, died Dec. 21 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J. He was 85.    He held provincial posts for the Capuchin … more
Father John J. Rohr, S.J., a retreat master, counselor and teacher, died Jan. 1 at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx. He was 78 and had resided at the Jesuit health center at … more
Brother Bernard McKenna, F.S.C., who taught at several schools in the archdiocese, died Nov. 23 at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J., CNY has learned. He was 88.    He served in Manhattan at … more
Father John P. McKernan, M.M., who was a Maryknoll missioner in Taiwan for 51 years, died Dec. 14 at St. Teresa's Residence in Ossining. He was 83.    He was assigned to Taiwan immediately after … more
Sister M. Dorinda Dougherty, I.H.M., who served at Holy Trinity School and parish in Poughkeepsie, died Dec. 19 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 87.    She was a teacher … more
Sister Kathleen Flynn, O.P., who served in education and social service ministries, died Jan. 7 at Nyack Hospital. She was 70.     As an educator, she was principal of St. Nicholas of Tolentine … more
Deacon Vincent Piro, who served at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Mount Vernon for more than a quarter of a century and was the oldest deacon in the archdiocese, died Dec. 29 at White Plains … more
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