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Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C.

Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C., who served at Iona College in New Rochelle and All Hallows High School, the Bronx, died June 29 at St. Joseph’s Residence Community in New Rochelle. He was … more

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who attended the Second Vatican Council and became a pioneer in the ecumenical movement and later offered a pacifist voice to war and the production of nuclear … more

Guy V. Molinari

Guy V. Molinari, a former member of Congress and Staten Island borough president, died July 25 after a lengthy illness. He was 89. A graduate of Wagner College and New York Law School, Molinari … more

Sister Mary Frances Kobets, M.M.

Sister Mary Frances Kobets, M.M., who served 36 years as a missioner to Zimbabwe, died June 29 in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She was 76. Sister Fran taught agriculture at the Teachers’ College in … more

Father Daniel Davies, O.P.

Father Daniel Davies, O.P., a former pastor of Holy Rosary in Hawthorne, died Aug. 2 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. He was 90. He was pastor of Holy Rosary, 1990-1996, and parochial … more

Sister Marianne Robertson, S.C.

Sister Marianne Robertson, S.C., a former chairwoman of St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Manhattan, died Aug. 2 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 86. She served at St. … more

Sister Máire McQuillan, R.S.H.M

Sister Máire McQuillan, R.S.H.M, president of Marymount College in Tarrytown for nine years, died Aug. 5 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 97. Sister Máire was president of Marymount, … more

Sister Janet Capone, O.P.

Sister Janet Capone, O.P., a New York native who was in her 61st year with the Adrian Dominican Congregation in Adrian, Mich., died July 29 at the Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford, Mich. She was 80. Sister Janet, formerly known as Sister Mary Leonard, served at Marymount College in Tarrytown, 1977-1978, as a teacher and officer worker. She also ministered in elementary and secondary education in Pensacola, West Palm Beach and Tampa, Fla., 1957-1976. She spent six years in California as vice president of sponsorship at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, 2005-2011. After serving as a counselor at HRS Adult Protective Services in Orlando, Fla., for two years, she served the congregation as the administrator of the Dominican Life Center, 1996-1998, and as prioress of the congregation, 1998-2004. In addition, she served for 13 years in St. Louis as director of Emmaus Community, an inter-congregational center established to assist in the personal growth and development of women religious, 1983-1996. Born in New York, she entered the Adrian Dominican Congregation in 1955 and made final vows in 1962. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French and a master’s in guidance counseling. She is survived by a sister, Carole Frechette. A Funeral Mass was offered Aug. 6 in St. Catherine Chapel at the congregation site in Adrian. Burial was at the congregation cemetery. more

Sister Ellen Marie Keane, R.S.H.M.

Sister Ellen Marie Keane, R.S.H.M., a philosophy teacher at Marymount College in Tarrytown for 41 years, died Aug. 5 at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown. She was 83. She was at Marymount College, … more

Sister Marie John Jimenez, S.C.

Sister Marie John Jimenez, S.C., who taught Spanish for 28 years at the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx, died Aug. 10 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 86. Sister Marie … more

Sister Dorothy Golden, O.P.

Sister Dorothy Golden, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt for 62 years and a long-time child care worker, died July 24. She was 83. A native of New York City, Sister Dorothy … more

Msgr. Thomas E. Gilleece

Msgr. Thomas E. Gilleece, pastor of St. John and St. Mary parish in Chappaqua and former chancellor of the archdiocese, died June 15 at White Plains Hospital. He was 76. Msgr. Gilleece served at … 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

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
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