Obituaries
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Bishop Joseph A. Galante, who headed the Diocese of Camden from 2004 until his retirement in 2013, died May 25 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J. He was 80. His death followed a long … more
Sister Janet Carroll, M.M., who received a papal honor for her work with the Holy See’s Mission and served the U.S. Catholic China Bureau for 20 years, died May 28 at Cedar Manor Nursing and … more
Sister Mary Natalie Ruane, R.S.M., a teacher at Aquinas High School in the Bronx for 32 years, died May 17 at McAuley Hall in Watchung, N.J. She was 91. Sister Mary Natalie taught at Aquinas, … more
Sister Mary Gertrude Naab, M.M., who served in Hawaii for 27 years, died May 17 at Marknoll Sisters Center, Ossining. She was 97. Sister Mary served in Hawaii, 1971-1988 and 1944-1954. She was at … more
Church bells could be heard ringing throughout Lebanon May 12 mourning Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, the country’s retired Maronite Catholic patriarch known for defending his country’s sovereignty … more
Sister Thérése Tangney, O.P., a teacher in the Bronx for 20 years, died May 7 in Montefiore Nyack Hospital in Nyack. She was 92. Sister Thérése taught in the Bronx at Msgr. Scanlan High … more
Father John Durkin, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in Amenia for 21 years, died May 6 at Viera Hospital in Viera, Fla. He was 79. Father Durkin served at Immaculate Conception from 1988 … more
Sister Sheila O’Friel, D.C., who was executive director of the Kennedy Child Study Center in Manhattan and the Bronx for six years, died April 28 at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg, Md. She was … more
Anne M. Buckley, who served as editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and was one of the founders of the archdiocesan newspaper a decade earlier, died April 23. She was 87. Ms. … more
Sister Patrice Murphy, S.C., who served at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan for 28 years, died April 18 at Schervier Nursing Care Center in the Bronx. She was 86. Sister Patrice served in … more
Sister Dorothy Emanuel, S.C., a longtime educator in the archdiocese, died April 19 at Kittay House in the Bronx. She was 90. Sister Dorothy taught at Cathedral High School, Manhattan, 1964-1979. … more
Sister Patricia Saunders, O.P., who taught in the archdiocese for six years, died April 25 at Siena Hall in Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 81. Sister Patricia taught at St. Christopher … more
Sister Mildred McCloskey, I.H.M., who taught at Sacred Hearts Elementary School in Manhattan, died April 21 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Mildred taught at Sacred Hearts … more
Catherine Baker, who was founder/director and a member of Birthright of Rockland County’s board of directors, died March 25 at home in New City. She was 86. A meeting with Mother Teresa of … more
James Houlihan, a partner in his family’s real estate business for 47 years and a knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and the Order of Malta, died March 2. He was … more
Haydee Valentin-Cruz, the mother of Father Eric Cruz, regional coordinator of Catholic Charities in the Bronx, died April 23. She was 92. A native of Yauco, Puerto Rico, Ms. Valentin-Cruz arrived … more
Albina Aspell, former editor and publisher of The Catholic Post of Peoria, Ill., and a past president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, died in Peoria April 11. She … more
Father William Frazier, M.M., who taught for 33 years at Maryknoll School of Theology in Ossining, died March 23 at Maryknoll Society Center. He was 89. Father Frazier taught at Maryknoll, … more
Sister Mary Jane Fitzgibbon, S.C., who taught in the archdiocese for 22 years and later served as a public relations director for 27 years, died April 3 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She … more
Anne M. Buckley, who served as editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and had been one of the founders of the archdiocesan newspaper a decade earlier, died April 23. She was 87. … more
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