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Sister Helen Horton, S.C., who formerly served as program director of Archdiocesan Instructional Television (ITV) center on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, died Jan. 8. She was … more
Father James Stefaniak, M.M., who spent his entire missionary service in Peru, died Dec. 13 at St. Teresa’s Residence in Ossining. He was 89. Assigned to Peru in 1950, he was a teacher and … more
Sister Mary Gallagher, R.S.M., who was an educator in the archdiocese, died March 31 in the Bronx. She was 71. She taught math at Our Lady of Victory in Dobbs Ferry, 1965-1967, and was a member … more
Father Richard Kardian, M.M., who served for decades in Japan and Hawaii, died Jan. 19 at St. Teresa’s Residence, Ossining. He was 85. He was assigned to Japan where he ministered in parishes, … more
Sister Eileen McCabe, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope who taught at schools in the archdiocese for 39 years, died Jan. 23 at Meadowview at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon. She was … more
Daniel J. “Rusty” Staub, the beloved former New York Mets outfielder of the 1970s and 1980s who later partnered with archdiocesan Catholic Charities to help feed millions of New Yorkers, died … more
Denis P. Kelleher, an accomplished Irish-American business executive and philanthropist who built two leading independent financial services firms, received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and served … more
Sister Muriel Ratigan, S.H.C.J., who taught in Manhattan, died Sept. 17 at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, Pa. She was 95. She taught at St. Walburga’s Academy in Manhattan, 1952-1955. Her other … more
Sister Emmanuelle, Catholic bishops in France and Belgium have praised the veteran charity worker Sister Emmanuelle, who died Oct. 20 in Callian, France, just before her 100th birthday. At a Mass … more
Sister Mary Irene Pekar, S.S.N.D., who taught in Manhattan, died Oct. 19 at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. She was 89. She taught at St. Joseph’s, Yorkville, 1958-1964. She also taught for many … more
Sister Marie Anita MacWilliam, M.M., a missioner to Tanzania, died Jan. 1 at Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care IV in Ossining. She was 81. Initially assigned to Tanzania in 1962, she taught … more
Sister Agnes Edward Henwood, O.P., who served at convents in the archdiocese and in New Jersey, died Dec. 15 at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Cherry Hill, N.J. She was 101. She was a member of the … more
On the last day of his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to one of the cardinals who had helped him write and edit the Catechism of the Catholic Church: French Cardinal Jean Honore, who … more
Father Joseph W. Hickey, a former pastor of St. Francis Xavier parish, the Bronx, and St. Mary’s parish, Wappingers Falls, died on Good Friday, April 18. He was 83. Cardinal Dolan was principal … more
Sister Kevin Marie MacDonald, S.C., who taught at several schools in the archdiocese, died Jan. 26 in St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers. She was 86. Education was her major ministry. She … more
Deacon Ernest Salomone, who served at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Scarsdale, died Jan. 12 in Rye Brook. He was 87. Deacon Salomone studied at St. Joseph’s Seminary and had served at the … more
John J. Burke, who served as principal of St. Thomas Aquinas School in the Bronx for 34 years, died March 20. He was 80. Burke was principal at St. Thomas Aquinas, 1970-2004. Before being named … more
Guy V. Molinari, a former member of Congress and Staten Island borough president, died July 25 after a lengthy illness. He was 89. A graduate of Wagner College and New York Law School, Molinari … more
Father Joseph DiMauro, S.A., who served at Graymoor in Garrison for 22 years, died Nov. 29 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 80. Father DiMauro served for 16 years at Graymoor’s … more
Sister Margaret Burke, I.H.M., a former teacher at St. Ann School in Nyack, died Nov. 17 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. She was 78. She taught at St. Ann’s, 1986-1988. … more
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