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Brother Dominic Finneran, O.F.M., who served as a sacristan in parishes and friaries in the archdiocese, died Sept. 16 at Marian Manor, South Boston, Mass. He was 95. He served at St. Anthony’s … more
Father James J. DiGiacomo, S.J., a renowned writer and religious educator known for catechetical works such as “Do the Right Thing: A Guide to Christian Morality,” died Sept. 15 at Murray-Weigel … more
Sister Nora McArt, O.P., who served her entire ministry as a teacher and principal at schools in the Bronx, died Sept. 20 at the Joe Raso Hospice Home, New City. She was 68. She taught at St. … more
Father Charles Girnius, M.M., a missioner to Peru, died Aug. 3 at St. Teresa’s Residence, Ossining. He was 96. Assigned to Peru following his ordination in 1944, he initially taught at Colegio … more
Father Giles F. Bello, O.F.M., who served as a pastor and in parochial ministry, died Sept. 2 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J. He was 84. He was pastor and guardian of Holy Cross parish, the … more
Sister Placid Zinicola, C.S.JB., who taught and served as vice principal for many years at St. John Villa Academy, Staten Island, died Aug. 22 at St. John’s Convent, Purchase. She was 93. She … more
Douglas D. Menagh, who was an attorney for a number of unions, died at his home in Manhattan on July 10, CNY has learned. He was 63. A native New Yorker and graduate of Fordham Law School, he … more
Sister Kathleen Ann Gorres, O.P., a former longtime principal of St. Gregory Barbarigo School, Garnerville, died Sept. 5 at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 71. She had been serving as the … more
Sister Mary Elizabeth Fortin, M.M., a missioner to the Philippines for more than 40 years, died Aug. 18 at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow. She was 96. In 1947, she began her service in … more
Sister Denisia Ahern, O.P., who taught art at several New York City schools, died Sept. 3 at the Dominican motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wis. She was 79. Between 1987 and 2005, she was an art teacher … more
Msgr. Francis E. Oliverio, who served as director of the archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and as pastor of Immaculate Conception and Assumption parishes in Tuckahoe and St. Ann’s parish in … more
Sister Ann Bernadette McGoldrick, O.P., who taught at Dominican College in Orangeburg for more than a quarter of a century, died Aug. 30 in St. Martin de Porres Infirmary in Blauvelt. She was 93. … more
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, died Aug. 28 in an insurgent attack in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan. He was … more
Sister Blanche M. Thiel, M.M., a chaplain, pastoral worker and dietary researcher, died Aug. 29 at Maryknoll Sisters Home Care III in Ossining. She was 87. She worked three years as researcher at … more
Father Matthew Farrelly, C.S.SP., who was a missionary in Africa for 16 years and served at St. Agnes parish, Manhattan, for 20 years, died Aug. 12 in Kimmage Manor, Dublin. He was 99. Father … more
Sister Marion Rita Kennelly, O.P., who was an elementary school teacher and volunteer for 23 years at Visitation School, the Bronx, died Sept. 5 in Siena Hall at the motherhouse in Sparkill. She was … more
Louis V. Gerstner III, president of the Gerstner Family Foundation, a major benefactor of the Church and the archdiocese, died Aug. 14 in a choking incident while dining at a restaurant. He was … more
Zambian Cardinal Medardo Mazombwe, retired archbishop of Lusaka and a longtime campaigner for foreign-debt reduction, died Aug. 29. He was 81. In a telegram to the people of the Archdiocese of … more
Father Thomas H. Keefe, M.M., a missioner to Africa, died Aug. 16 at St. Teresa’s Residence, Ossining. He was 85. Assigned to Tanzania after his ordination in 1955, he established the Wira … more
Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, S.A., who served in day care, catechetical, pastoral ministries in the archdiocese and was active in social justice issues, died Aug. 16 at Lurana Health Care Residence, … more
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