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Prudence (Prue) Sanford Regan, who served as chair of the Friends of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund gala, died Sept. 11 at her home in Westerly, R.I. She was 97. A longtime supporter of the … more
As Archbishop John J. Myers was installed to lead the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., in 2001, he inherited a faith community reeling from the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City.Recognizing the … more
Sister Mary John Burke, S.R.C.M., who was the last surviving member of the Sisters of Reparation of the Congregation of Mary, died Sept. 14. She was 90. Sister Mary John spent many of her early … more
Sister Anne Miriam Connellan, S.C., who taught at Cathedral High School in Manhattan for 33 years, died Sept. 16 at Yonkers Gardens Nursing Home in Yonkers. She was 95. Sister Anne Miriam served … more
Sister Lorraine Gosnell, R.C.D., who served at St. Margaret of Antioch parish in Pearl River, died Aug. 9 at Siena Hall Infirmary of Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 93. She was at St. … more
Sister Ellen M. Dunne, S.C., who taught at Our Lady of Angels School in the Bronx for 43 years, died Sept. 22 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 73. Sister Ellen served at Our Lady … more
Sister Constance Brennan, S.C., who served as a teacher and director of religious education in the archdiocese, died Sept. 26 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 84. Sister Constance … more
Father Joseph S. Dietz, who served for 15 years as pastor of Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills, died Sept. 17. He was 80.Father Dietz was pastorat the Magdalene, from 2000 to until … more
Sister Kathleen McKiernan, S.C., who served for decades in nursing administration, died Aug. 31 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers. She was 86. Sister Kathleen served intermittently for 19 … more
Sister Margaret Mary Quinn, P.B.V.M., who served at St. Teresa parish and school on Staten Island for 32 years, died Aug. 25 at the motherhouse of the Presentation Sisters of Staten Island. She was … more
Father James J. Fedigan, S.J., who served at St. Francis Xavier parish in Manhattan for eight years, died May 31 in Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, CNY has learned. He was 87. Father Fedigan was … more
Sister Mary Ella Morrison, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope who taught at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie for seven years, died Sept. 1. She was 76. Sister Mary Ella … more
Sister Marie James McCallen, R.S.M., who was a nurse and a director of nursing in the archdiocese, died Aug. 15 at McAuley Hall in Watchung, N.J. She was 83. Sister Marie James served as head … more
Sister Patricia “Patt” Smith, O.P., who taught at Corpus Christi School in Manhattan, died Sept. 2 at the Dominican motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wis. She was 92. She taught at Corpus Christi, … more
Cardinal Marian Jaworski, a close friend of St. John Paul II and former Latin-rite archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine, died Sept. 5. He was 94.His friendship with St. John Paul began in the 1950s and lasted … more
Sister Judith Campbell, O.P., who was prin- cipal of Holy Cross School in Manhattan for 16 years, died Aug. 25 at St. Martin de Porres Community in Blauvelt. She was 89. Sister Judith was at Holy … more
Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz of Lingayen-Dagupan, former president of the Philippine bishops’ conference, died in a Manila hospital Aug. 26 after complications from Covid-19, the Catholic … more
Father Robert F. Astorino, M.M., who served in Hong Kong for 47 years, died June 25 at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 77. Father Astorino was in Hong Kong, 1984-2019 and … more
Sister Catherine McNamee, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and longtime Catholic educational leader, died Aug. 30. She was 89. Sister McNamee, who was born in upstate Troy and professed final … more
Alma Verrigni died July 28 at Rosary Hill in Hawthorne. She was 95. She was the mother of Father Robert Verrigni, parochial vicar of Holy Family parish in New Rochelle. She was executive … more
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