Obituaries
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Dr. Ruth T. Doyle, who served for 22 years as the director of pastoral research and planning for the archdiocese, died Dec. 31. She was 93. She worked for the archdiocese for nearly 30 years, … more
Swiss Cardinal Henri Schwery, the retired bishop of Sion, died Jan. 7. He was 88. In a condolence message, Pope Francis said Cardinal Schwery had fought “for the unity of the Church on different … more
Deacon Theodore “Ted” Gaskin, who served at St. Pius X parish in Scarsdale, died Dec. 28 at The Enclave nursing home in Port Chester. He was 95. Ordained as a permanent deacon in 1991, his … more
Sister Christine Corey, O.P., a teacher and musician in the archdiocese for 26 years, died Dec. 29 in Siena Hall at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 79. Sister Christine’s ministry as … more
Tommy Lasorda, who won two World Series titles during his 21 years as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and became an ambassador for baseball in retirement, died Jan. 7 in Los Angeles. He was … more
Doris Walcott Coughlin, who was an associate member of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, died Dec. 17. She was 95. Ms. Walcott Coughlin, who studied at Cooper Union Art School in Manhattan, … more
Father Gerald F. DiGiralamo, S.A., who served at the Graymoor Retreat Center in Garrison for two years, died Dec. 20. He was 75. Father DiGiralamo was at the Graymoor Retreat Center, 1987-1989. He … more
Deacon Albert Loeffler, who served at St. Joseph’s parish in Middletown for 20 years, died Dec. 5. He was 89. Deacon Loeffler was ordained to the permanent diaconate by Cardinal Edward Egan … more
Father Joseph B. Arsenault, M.M., who served as editor and publisher of the Maryknoll News newspaper, died Dec. 2 at the assisted living center at Maryknoll, Ossining. He was 90. Father Arsenault … more
Sister Jeanne Burns O.P., who served 41 years as coordinator of the 33 Club for senior citizens in Manhattan, died Dec. 8 in Montefiore Nyack Hospital in Nyack. She was 93. Sister Jeanne worked at … more
Sister Joan O’Shea, O.P., who taught at Our Lady of Refuge School in the Bronx, died Dec. 7, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Footville, Wis. She was 90. She taught at Our Lady of Refuge, … more
Deacon Alfred J. Thompson, who served at two Staten Island parishes, died Dec. 17 after a brief illness at Staten Island University Hospital South. He was 92. Deacon Thompson was ordained by … more
Deacon Cristobal Rodriguez, who served at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in the Bronx for 41 years, died Dec. 4 at Workman’s Circle Nursing Home in the Bronx. He was … more
Sister Theresa D. Luciano, S.C., who taught at St. Mary’s School in Yonkers for 27 years, died Dec. 1 at Schervier Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Bronx. She was 83. Sister Theresa taught at … more
Discalced Carmelite Father Reginald Foster—a world-renowned teacher of Latin, former longtime Vatican Latinist and colorful character who intrigued students and journalists—died in Milwaukee Dec. … more
Sister Ana Maria “Maruja” Causa, S.A., who served in Port Chester for 12 years, died Dec. 6 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn. She was 68. Sister Maruja was in Port Chester, 2010-2020 … more
Father Gerard P. Travers, who served as pastor of St. Patrick’s parish in Highland Mills for 20 years, died Dec. 6. He was 82. Father Travers was at St. Patrick, 1993-2013. He retired in … more
Sister Catherine William Moran, O.P., who served as a principal and teacher in the archdiocese and later was assistant superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., died Dec. 1 in … more
Father John E. Conway, M.M., who served in Kenya for 31 years, died Nov. 9 in the Assisted Living Center at Maryknoll in Ossining. He was 90. Father Conway was in Kenya, 1999-2018 and 1982-1994, … more
Sister Marie Morgan, M.M., who served in El Salvador for 20 years, died Nov. 23 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 92. Sister Marie was in El Salvador, 1990-2010, where she served in … more
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