Obituaries
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Sister Marguerite Mahony, S.C., who taught at several elementary schools in the archdiocese and also ministered to both children and seniors as a clown, died Jan. 27 at Jersey Shore University … more
Sister Jean Mary Michalec, M.M., a missioner to Japan for 45 years, died Oct. 1 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 79. Sister Jean Mary served in Japan, 1986-2014 and 1966-1973. She … 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
Brother Claudius Anthony Lamb, F.S.C., who taught at several schools in the archdiocese, died June 22 at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J. He was 88. He taught at De La Salle Institute and La … more
Sister Lucille Melo, R.S.H.M., who served nearly half a century at Marymount schools in Tarrytown and New York City, died Dec. 17 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 83. She served at the … more
Sister Helen Marie Stanton, S.F.P., a nurse who also ministered to migrant workers, died Sept. 25 at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick. She was 86. She served migrant workers and their families at the … more
Sister Margaret Mary Schmicker, O.S.F., who was a teacher in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and also was a summer volunteer at Covenant House in Manhattan, died Nov. 1 at the Wartburg Adult Care … more
Sister M. Eleanor Volpe, O.C.S.O., who served as a contemplative in prayer, died March 15. She was 78. Sister Eleanor was a member of the Cistercian Nuns of the Strict Observance, entering that … more
Father Donald G. Devine, S.J., faculty chaplain at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, died Dec. 26, the day after his 80th birthday. He had served as Fordham Prep’s faculty chaplain since … more
Father James M. Travis, M.M., who was a missioner to Africa, died Jan. 16 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 73. Ordained in 1967 for his home Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he joined the … more
Sister Celestine Costello, O.S.U., who taught for 21 years at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, died Oct. 19 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 85. She taught at Ursuline, … 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
Sister Mary Virginia Brown, P.B.V.M., who was a principal at two schools and also was a teacher, died June 16 at St. Luke’s-Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 89. She was principal of St. … more
Sister Cosmas Di Girolamo, F.M.S.C., who served as a teacher and child care worker, died Jan. 2 at Mount St. Francis in Peekskill. She was 92. She served in the archdiocese at the Boys’ House of … more
Sister Ann Patrice McKeon, O.P., who served as a nurse and a medical records clerk, died Oct. 14 in the infirmary of the Dominican Sisters of Hope in Newburgh. She was 88. From 1985 until her … more
Mary Giambelli, a philanthropist and New York City restaurateur whose renowned Giambelli’s 50th prepared a dinner for Blessed John Paul II, died Dec. 17. She was 97. Cardinal Dolan offered Mrs. … more
Father George Ribeiro, S.A., who served for many years in Brazil and was parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Rosary parish, Yonkers, died Jan. 27. He was 83. He did pastoral ministry in Brazil for … more
Brazilian Cardinal Serafim Fernandes de Araujo, retired archbishop of Belo Horizonte, died Oct. 8 in Brazil. He was 95. With dozens of Brazilian bishops at the Vatican for the Synod of Bishops for … 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
Brother John Zito, S.D.B., who served in the archdiocese in vocation and development work, died June 8 at St. Philip the Apostle Residence, the Salesian retirement home in Tampa, Fla. He was … more
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