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Sister Maria Goretti Biggins, O.P., who taught at Catholic schools and held other education posts, died Dec. 5 at Nyack Hospital. She was 79. Most recently, she worked for New York state as an … more
Sister Vita Marie Citrano, C.S.JB., who tended the bookstore at St. John Villa Academy on Staten Island for 25 years, died Dec. 10 at Mount St. John Convent in Purchase. She was 88. Prior to … more
Father Thomas Goekler, M.M., a missioner to Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and China, died Nov. 24 in Guatemala City. He was 69. He was assigned to Guatemala City in 2008 to continue his work … more
Father Cornelius G. Conti, O.F.M., who served in parishes and youth ministries in the archdiocese, died Nov. 14 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J. He was 77. He was parochial vicar of St. … more
Brother Kieran J. Stretton, M.M., a missioner to Africa, the South Pacific and Hong Kong, died Nov. 13 at Mission St. Teresa’s in Ossining. He was 87. He was assigned in 1961 to Tanzania, … more
Sister Joanne Blihar, O.P., a former principal and teacher, died Nov. 22 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. She was 71. She was principal at Nativity of Our Blessed Lady School in the Bronx, … more
Sister Francis Marie Frank, C.S.JB, former principal at St. James School in Manhattan, died Nov. 11 at Providence Rest Nursing Home in the Bronx. She was 76. She served at St. James School, … more
Brother Timothy Dermot Bray, C.F.C., a counselor at Iona College who had taught at schools in the archdiocese and held leadership positions in his religious community, died Nov. 5 at Lawrence … more
Sister Eileen McMahon, O.P., who served as a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator, died Nov. 16 in Siena Hall Infirmary, Sparkill. She was 83. She served in the Bronx at St. Helena’s … more
Father Kevin Lynch, M.M., a missioner to the Philippines and Guatemala, died Nov. 14 at Mission St. Teresa’s in Ossining. He was 77. He was assigned to the Philippines in June 1961 and worked on … more
Father Eugene P. Gallagher, a retired chaplain who was the oldest graduate of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, died Nov. 27 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick. He was 96, and had been a priest … more
Msgr. Edward J. Mitty, a longtime pastor of Our Lady of Victory parish in the financial district, died Nov. 2 at St. Patrick’s Home in the Bronx. He was 86. He also served as director and … more
Sister M. Rita Anne Forbes, M.M., who served the missions in the Philippines, Bolivia and China, died Oct. 5 at the Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care IV in Ossining. She was 82. Assigned to the … more
Father Anthony McGuire, O.F.M., pastor emeritus of St. Francis Xavier parish in Narrowsburg and former parochial vicar at St. Stephen of Hungary parish in Manhattan, died Nov. 6 at Holy Name Friary … more
Sister Maria Magdala O’Boyle, I.H.M., who was a teacher, died Oct. 28 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 105. She taught in Manhattan at St. Alphonsus School, 1934-1942. … more
Sister Patricia Ann Startup, M.M., who coordinated refugee services in Southern Africa, died unexpectedly Oct. 7 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 62. Based in Zimbabwe, she was … more
Sister Mary Gertrude DeLeonardis, O.S.F., who taught at St. Joseph’s School in Spring Valley, died Oct. 21 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She was 89. She taught at St. Joseph’s, 1992-1995. She … more
Sister Ann Kinsella, O.P., who taught in the archdiocese, died Oct. 27 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Convent in St. Louis, Mo. She was 80. She taught at St. Helena’s School in the Bronx, … more
Father Depaul A. Genska, O.F.M., who ministered on the streets of New York City, died Sept. 13 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J. He was 79. From 1970 to 1978, he served as vicar of the … more
Sister Mary Alice Reilly, M.M., who served the Japanese community in Seattle before World War II and later during their forced relocation to internment camps, died Oct. 10 at the Maryknoll Sisters … more
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