Obituaries
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French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced diplomat and head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, died in Hartford, Conn., where he was receiving medical treatment. He was … more

Sister Barbara Anne Masterson, M.M.

Sister Barbara Anne Masterson, M.M., who was a nurse in Bolivia and in the archdiocese, died July 3 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 89. Her first assignment was at Bethany House … more

Sister Marilyn Stack, C.N.D.

Sister Marilyn Stack, C.N.D., a teacher at Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx for three years, died July 2 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn. She was 79. Sister Marilyn taught at Villa … more

Brother James Austin Finnegan, C.F.C

Brother James Austin Finnegan, C.F.C, who taught at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle for 11 years, died June 27 at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. He was 74. Brother Finnegan was at Iona … more

Maureen T. Brolly

Maureen T. Brolly, a volunteer at parishes and schools in the archdiocese, died June 29. She was 79. Mrs. Brolly was a retired vice president of human resources at American Airlines. She … more

Father Arthur T. Leone

Father Arthur T. Leone, who served as a parochial vicar of many parishes and was a faculty member of two Catholic high schools in the archdiocese, died July 12. He was 87. Most recently, Father … more

Father Thomas C. Gumprecht, S.A.

Father Thomas C. Gumprecht, S.A., who served as pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Yonkers for four years, died June 19 at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. He … more

Sister Mary Caplice, C.N.D.

Sister Mary Caplice, C.N.D., who served as assistant principal at St. Jean Baptiste High School in Manhattan for seven years, died July 4 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was … more

Father Thomas P. D’Angelo

Father Thomas P. D’Angelo, a former pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Elmsford and a former chaplain of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, the Bronx, died June 21 at Westchester Medical Center in … more

Alan P. Mehldau

Alan P. Mehldau, a dedicated pro-life leader in the archdiocese, died June 22 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He was 80. After retiring, Mr. Mehldau co-founded and chaired the … more

Sister Margaret Anne Purtell, M.M.

Sister Margaret Anne Purtell, M.M., a native of Brooklyn who served in nursing positions in South Korea and the United States, died June 25 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 89. In … more

Jim O’Connell

Jim O’Connell, longtime college basketball writer for the Associated Press and the winner of the 2002 Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award, died July 2. He was 64. Mr. O’Connell, a … more

Father Philip R. Doyle

Father Philip R. Doyle, a priest in the archdiocese for 70 years, died June 30 at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. He was 95. Cardinal Dolan will offer the Funeral Mass at noon on Saturday, July … more

Deacon Dhoel Canals

Deacon Dhoel Canals, who served at Holy Family, Blessed Sacrament and St. John Vianney parish in the Bronx for 29 years, died May 26 at his Bronx residence. He was 81. Deacon Canals was at Holy … more

Deacon Ralph Longo

Deacon Ralph Longo, who served at Annunciation parish in Crestwood for the past 12 years, died June 11 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after a long battle with cancer. He was 84. Deacon … more

William J. Flynn

William J. Flynn, a corporate executive and philanthropist who helped negotiate the landmark peace agreement in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, died June 2 at his home in Garden City. He was … more

Father Peter A. Granzotto, S.D.B.

Father Peter A. Granzotto, S.D.B., who served for 33 years in Port Chester parishes, died June 14. He was 91. Father Granzotto was stationed in Port Chester, 1985-2018, serving at Corpus Christi, … more

Father Donald T. Fussner

Father Donald T. Fussner, who served as parochial vicar of St. Ann’s parish in the Bronx for 23 years and at St. Peter in Manhattan for 13 years, died June 10 at Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home in … more

Sister Rita McGetrick, C.N.D.

Sister Rita McGetrick, C.N.D., a teacher at St. Columba School in Manhattan for eight years, died June 10 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn. She was 95. She taught at St. Columba’s, … more

Brother Duane T. Crockett, M.M.

Brother Duane T. Crockett, M.M., a Maryknoll missioner to Hawaii for 17 years, died May 21 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. He was 92. Brother Crockett served at a parish and as a … more
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