Obituaries
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Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera, retired archbishop of Xalapa, Mexico who was created a cardinal by Pope Francis a little over a year ago, died Aug. 11 in Xalapa. He was 87. He was born into a … more
Sister Mary Gabriel Jones, O.P., died July 10 at Corpus Christi Monastery in the Bronx. She was 85. Born in Manhattan, Sister Mary Gabriel entered the Dominican Sisters of Amityville in 1957, and … more
Msgr. Joseph P. Penna, pastor emeritus of St. Aedan’s parish in Pearl River, died Aug. 5 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Yonkers. He was 78. He was at St. Aedan as pastor, 1995-2015, and … more
Sister Julie Miller, M.M., a nursing home administrator for 14 years, died July 25 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 76. She was the nursing home administrator for the Sparkill … more
Bishop John Saklil of Timika, Indonesia, known for his staunch commitment to upholding the rights of the indigenous people of Papua and New Guinea died suddenly Aug. 3. He was 59. Bishop … more
Spanish Cardinal Jose Estepa Llaurens, a former military bishop of Spain, died July 21 in Madrid. He was 93. Pope Francis, offering his condolences in a telegram July 22, praised the cardinal’s … more
Sister Anne Walsh, O.S.U., a teacher at Blessed Sacrament School in New Rochelle for 10 years, died July 19 at Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. She was 86. Sister Anne served at Blessed … more
Sister Vanna Rauth, O.P., who served at Our Lady of Refuge parish in the Bronx for four years, died July 5 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wis. She was 96. Sister Vanna was liturgy … more
Sister Sean William O’Brien, O. Carm., who was executive director of Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan, died July 22 in the Dawn Greene Hospice unit there. She was 80. She had served as … more
Father Alfred Pizzuto, a retired pastor of two parishes in Ulster County, died July 23 after a brief illness at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. He was 89. He was pastor of St. Mary’s, Marlboro, … more
A proud Cuban who pressed for greater freedom for his Church and for an end to the U.S. embargo on his homeland, Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, retired archbishop of Havana, died July 26. He was … more
Sister Rose Dominic Trapasso, M.M., a missioner to South America for more than half a century, died July 14 at Clinica Stella Maris Medical Center in Lima, Peru. She was 94. Sister Rose Dominic … more
The people of the Diocese of San Jose, Calif., bade farewell to Bishop R. Pierre DuMaine, the diocese’s founding bishop, at a Funeral Mass celebrated by Bishop Oscar Cantu at the Cathedral Basilica … more
Brother Benedict Terasawa, S.A., who served homeless and addicted men at St. Christopher’s Inn at Graymoor in Garrison, died June 22 at Cabrini of Westchester Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. He was … more
Deacon Arnaldo Rodriguez, who served as a permanent deacon in the archdiocese for 37 years, died July 1. He was 82. Deacon Rodriguez served at Nativity, Manhattan, 1993-2014, and Our Lady of … more
Father Peter Taran, S.A., who served for 12 years at the Christian Unity Center at Graymoor in Garrison, died June 30 at Cabrini of Westchester Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. He was 85. Father Taran … more
Sister Suzanne Laughlin, O.P., a teacher at St. Rose of Lima School in Manhattan for three years, died July 8 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital in Nyack. She was 81. Sister Suzanne taught at St. Rose … more
Italian Cardinal Paolo Sardi, a former official in the Vatican Secretariat of State, died in Rome July 13. He was 84. Pope Francis, offering his condolences, praised the cardinal’s “edifying … more
Brother John Baptist Hildreth, S.A., who served as a vocations director and a culinary staffer with the Franciscans Friars of the Atonement in Garrison, died July 2 at Cabrini of Westchester Nursing … more
Sister Marie Angelique Dryden, O.P., who taught at six schools in the archdiocese, died July 12 at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 84. She taught at Aquinas High School, the Bronx, … more
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