Obituaries
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Deacon Farrell J. Hopkins, who served as deacon at St. Francis of Assisi parish in West Nyack, died Oct. 22 at a son’s home in New Hampshire. He was 87. Deacon Hopkins, while with St. Francis, … more
Sister Brigid Driscoll, R.S.H.M., who served as president of Marymount College in Tarrytown for 20 years, died Oct. 29 at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown. She was 84. Sister Brigid was Marymount … more
A Funeral Mass was offered Nov. 3 at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Mass., for Trappist Father Thomas Keating, a leading figure in the centering prayer movement that got its start in the 1970s. He … more
Sister Maria Rosario Daley, M.M., who served as a missioner to Hawaii for 52 years, died Oct. 18 in Honolulu. She was 95. Sister Maria was in Hawaii, 1948-1967 and 1985-2018. She served in various … more
Sister Eugenia Sortino, A.S.C.J., who taught in the archdiocese for 14 years, died Oct. 14 at Sacred Heart Manor in Hamden, Conn. She was 93. Sister Eugenia taught at Sacred Heart School, the … more
Sister Dorothy Cunnion, S.H.C.J., who served as assistant superintendent of schools for the archdiocese in the 1970s, died Oct. 10 in Rosemont, Pa. She was 91. Sister Dorothy worked at the … more
Msgr. Thomas Leonard, a former vice chancellor and regional vicar of the archdiocese who served at Holy Trinity parish in Manhattan for 24 years, died Oct. 18 at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell … more
Bishop Joseph R. Cistone of Saginaw, Mich., died in his home during the night, according to a diocesan statement Oct. 16. He was 69. According to local news reports in Michigan, officials … more
Sister Eileen Michele Looney, O.P., who served for many years in child care and later was a highly skilled clerical employee, died Oct. 18 in Montefiore Nyack Hospital. She was 79. Sister Eileen … more
Sister Alice Gallin, O.S.U., a teacher and administrator for 28 years at the College of New Rochelle, died Sept. 13 in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 96. Sister Alice served at the College of New … more
Sister Loretta Marie Lorenzo, O.S.F., a child care worker and administrator at Mount Loretto on Staten Island for 18 years, died Sept. 12 at the skilled-care unit of Wartburg in Mount Vernon. She was … more
Father George Maddock, O.F.M. Cap., who served in Guam for 37 years, died Sept. 30 at St. Clare’s Friary in Yonkers. He was 81. Father Maddock was in Guam, 1995-2013 and 1965-1984. He served as … more
Sister Eleanor Fitzgerald, S.C., who taught for nearly 30 years at St. Margaret School in the Bronx and St. Mary’s School in Wappingers Falls, died Sept. 13 at Kittay House in the Bronx. She was … more
Sister Joan Toomey, M.M., who taught at the Maryknoll School in Honolulu for seven years, died Sept. 18 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 84. Sister Joan was in Honolulu, 1962-1969. … more
Sister Verona Harmer, O.P., who served as a child care worker at St. Dominic’s Home in Blauvelt, died Sept. 24 in St. Martin de Porres Community in Blauvelt. She was 89. She was a member of the … more
Dave Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter and columnist for the New York Times, died Oct. 4 in Cresskill, N.J. He was 89. Anderson wrote for the New York Times, 1966-2007, and continued … more
Lyn Scheuring, co-founder and co-director of LAMP Catholic Ministries, died Sept. 20 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. She was 80. Cardinal Dolan will offer the Funeral Mass Saturday, Sept. 29, at … more
Deacon William F. Donovan, a retired NYPD police captain served in the Korean War as a radio operator, died Aug. 31. He was 87. Deacon Donovan served at St. Margaret’s parish in Pearl River. He … more
Sister M. Charlene Taeschler, F.M.S.C., who served at Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, including as a dorm mother, died Sept. 8. She was 96. At the college, Sister Charlene served in the … more
Father George Cotter, M.M., who was a missioner in Tanzania for 12 years, died Sept. 6 at St. Teresa Residence, a Maryknoll mission house in Ossining. He was 88. Father Cotter served in Tanzania, … more
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