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Father Theodore Lehr, O.F.M., who was vice chancellor of the Military Ordinariate, died May 6 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J. He was 77. He was a U.S. Navy chaplain, 1963-1968, and then was … more
Father James T. Manning, M.M., who served in China and Taiwan for almost his entire 60-year priesthood, died May 2 at St. Teresa's Residence in Ossining. He was 86. Ordained to the priesthood as a … more
Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, a pioneering Church figure for Africa and an influential voice at the Vatican for more than 30 years, died in Paris May 13. He was 86. Pope Benedict XVI, in a telegram … more
Sister Gilmary Simmons, M.M., a physician who was a missioner to Korea for 16 years and also served with the World Council of Churches, died April 3 in Maryknoll Residential Care in Ossining. She was … more
Father Anthony F. LaBau, S.J. who was executive director of the Xavier Society for the Blind for 23 years and previously headed the Catholic Medical Mission Board, died April 15 at Murray-Weigel Hall … more
Bishop Benedict D. Coscia, O.F.M., a native New Yorker and bishop emeritus of Jataí, Goiás, Brazil, died April 30 in Goiania, Brazil, where he was living in retirement. He was 85. Named Bishop … more
Sister Mary Ethel Adrian, R.S.M., who was a principal of two schools and a nursery school administrator in the archdiocese, died April 9 at Schervier Nursing Care Center in the Bronx. She was 95. … more
Sister Barnabas Hall, F.S.P., a library director and librarian for many years, died April 26 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 87. She was library director at Dominican College, … more
Deacon James F. Roberts, a lifelong parishioner at Assumption parish in Peekskill and a retired Air Force officer, died April 27 at his home. He was 79. Auxiliary Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, rector of … more
Sister Helen Theresa Winters, O.P., who served for 18 years at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in the Bronx, died April 21 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. She was 89. She was an assistant at the … more
Msgr. Harold J. Robertson, pastor emeritus of St. Anthony’s, Nepera Park, in Yonkers who also was an educator, died April 27 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan. He was 84. Msgr. Robertson … more
Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, died April 19 at Rome’s Pius XI clinic, where he had been hospitalized since early April with a respiratory … more
Sister Geraldine Carey, S.C., who was an elementary school teacher in the archdiocese for 54 years, died March 31 at Mary the Queen Convent in Yonkers. She was 91. She taught at St. Theresa’s, … more
Nora Paddack, mother of Msgr. John Paddack, principal of Msgr. Farrell High School on Staten Island, died April 15 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. She was 88. Mrs. Paddack, a … more
Father William R. Bonner, C.Ss.R., who served in the archdiocese, died April 13 at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. He was 73. Battling illness for many years, he had lived at Our Lady of … more
Chris E. Dalgish, 91, a World War II veteran and retired New York City firefighter, died March 18. He was a member of the Fire Department’s Holy Name Society and had been an usher at his parish, … more
Sister Anne Pickard, I.H.M., who was an elementary school teacher and religious educator, died April 6 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 89. She taught at Sacred Hearts of … more
Father Robert I. Gannon, the administrator and former pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace on Staten Island, died March 26 at St. Elizabeth Ann's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center on Staten Island. … more
Sister Mary Caroline Tessa, F.S.P., a New Yorker who worked more than half a century for the Catholic publisher Pauline Publishing, died March 19 in Jamaica Plain, Mass. She was 84. A member of … more
Sister Marie Wilfrid Seng, O.P., who served as a housekeeper at Corpus Christi Convent in Manhattan and at convents in several other states, died March 23 at St. Dominic Villa in Sinsinawa, Wis. She … more
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