Obituaries
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Sister Maria Goretti Wieser, S.C., who served for 21 years at St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in the Bronx, died Feb. 5 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 89. Sister Maria … more
Sister Dorothy McGowan, M.M., who served in East Timor for 24 years, died Jan. 13 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 86. Sister Dorothy was in East Timor, 1991-2015, where she did … more
Sister Mary Agnes Grenough, M.M., who served in the Philippines for 35 years, died Jan. 30 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 87. Sister Mary was in the Philippines, 1985-2001 and … more
Sister Beatrice Carvalho, M.M., who served in Guatemala for 12 years, died Jan. 10 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 96. Sister Beatrice did pastoral work and taught religious … more
Sister Elizabeth Barribeau, O.P., who served for a year as assistant principal of Our Lady of Refuge School in the Bronx, died Feb. 3 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wis. She was 96. She was … more
Brother Patrick N. Morris, C.F.C., who served for a year at All Hallows High School in the Bronx, died Jan. 29. He was 81. Brother Morris was at All Hallows, 1970-1971. He served as deputy … more
Sister Margaret (Peg) Mary Kilduff, M.M., who served in Peru for 59 years, died Jan. 24 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 88. Sister Peg, who studied Spanish in Bolivia for one year … more
Ursuline Sister Dianna Ortiz was teaching indigenous children as a missionary in Guatemala in 1989 when her ministry was torn apart in the midst of the country’s brutal civil war. Guatemalan … more
Father Joseph F. Girone, O.S.A., who served at St. Nicholas of Tolentine parish in the Bronx for 24 years, died Feb. 13 in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona, N.J. He was 66. Father … more
Father Joseph F. Bisignano Jr., who had served as pastor of St. Theresa in Briarcliff Manor since 2018, died Feb. 13. He was 71. Father Bisignano also served as pastor of St. Patrick, Bedford, … more
Sister Lydia Lojo Cruz, O.Ss.R., died Jan. 21 at Ozanam Hall Nursing Home in Bayside, Queens. She was 90. She served the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptoristine Nuns) in Esopus as … more
Father Carl D. Johnson, who had served as pastor since 2015 of the merged parish of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Port Ewen and Sacred Heart in Esopus, died Feb. 5 of complications from … more
Father Kevin J. O’Reilly, who served as academic dean and professor of dogmatic theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, died suddenly Feb. 1. He was 51. He was named professor of dogma … more
Father Richard B. Callahan, M.M., who served in Central America and in the United States, died Jan. 22 in the Assisted Living Center at Maryknoll in Ossining. He was 83. Father Callahan was … more
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Gregory Prial, who was raised in Warwick where he attended St. Stephen-St. Edward School, died in a helicopter training mission accident in the Rochester suburb of … more
Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League in Chicago and one of the towering figures of the pro-life movement for decades, died of pneumonia Jan. 18 surrounded by his family at his home on … more
Msgr. Frederick J. Becker, a longtime chaplain of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, died Jan. 7 at Reston Hospital in Reston, Va. He was 87. Msgr. Becker first served at Our Lady of Mercy … more
Father Benedict Taylor, O.F.M., the co-founder of Project CREATE who served in Harlem for more than 50 years, died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers. He was 88. Father Taylor … more
Karen Killilea, whose strength and determination in the face of cerebral palsy made her admired by those who knew her and those who read her mother’s books about her, died Oct. 30 at a nursing … more
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