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Sister Electa M. Schmidt, I.H.M., who served at three schools in Manhattan, died Dec. 2 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 93. In Manhattan, she taught at Cathedral High … more
Father James D. Flanagan, who served as pastor of two parishes in the Bronx for a total of 32 years and was parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception in Manhattan since 2014, died Dec. 9. He was … more
Sister Elizabeth (Beth) Dowd, O.S.U. a renowned music educator who taught generations of children and families, died Dec. 11. She was 86. In 1994, Sister Beth founded Songcatchers, a nonprofit … more
Lawrence Byrne, who served four years as New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner for legal affairs, died Dec. 6. He was 61. Byrne was NYPD deputy commissioner, 2014-2018, and most … more
David N. Dinkins, the first black mayor of New York City, died Nov. 23 at his home in Manhattan. He was 93. He was elected mayor in 1989, succeeding Edward Koch, and after one term was … more
Sister Mary Burke, O.P., who began a ministry to immigrants and refugees at St. Rita’s Center in the Bronx, died Nov. 23 at Siena Hall Infirmary of Dominican Convent, Sparkill. She was … more
Sister Joanne McMahon, M.M., who served on the Caroline Islands in Micronesia for 59 years, died Nov. 8 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 95. Sister Joanne was in the Caroline … more
Sister Marianne Travers, O.P., who served at St. Catherine of Siena School in Manhattan for five years, died Nov. 24 in Siena Hall Infirmary at Dominican Convent, Sparkill. She was 101. Sister … more
Sister Lucia (Lucy) Yu, M.M., a medical doctor who served in Kenya and her native South Korea, died Nov. 9 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 89. Sister Lucia served in South Korea … more
Deacon Walter M. Brady, who served at St. John and St. Mary parish in Chappaqua, died Aug. 28. He was 85. At St. John and St. Mary, he was involved in the liturgical and sacramental life of the … more
Father John Conti, the oldest living priest of the archdiocese, died Nov. 8. He was 99. Father Conti served as parochial vicar of St. Lucy parish, the Bronx, 1987-1992 and 1975-1987; Holy Rosary, … more
Brother Thomas Andrew Prendergast, C.F.C., who taught at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle for 19 years, died Nov. 6 at Montefiore Hospital-New Rochelle. He was 60. Brother Prendergast … more
Father Francis B. Higdon, M.M., who served as a missioner to Bolivia for 31 years, died Oct. 19 at the assisted living center in Maryknoll in Ossining. He was 80. Father Higdon was in Bolivia, … more
Sister Marian Cumiskey, R.S.M., who served as a teacher and principal in the archdiocese, died Oct. 19 at McAuley Hall in Watchung, N.J. She was 91. She was principal at Transfiguration School, … more
Sister Winifred C.M. Lynch, O.P., who taught at St. Anthony’s School in West Harrison for four years, died Oct. 18 at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 97. Sister Winifred … more
Father John Masiello, S.D.B., who twice was pastor of Corpus Christi parish in Port Chester and also was principal at Salesian High School in New Rochelle, died Oct. 24 at Seasons Hospice in Tampa, … 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
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
Sister Electa M. Schmidt, I.H.M., who served at three schools in Manhattan, died Dec. 2 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 93. In Manhattan, she taught at Cathedral High … more
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