Obituaries
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Retired Bishop Anthony M. Pilla, who headed the Diocese of Cleveland for 25 years and also served as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died Sept. 21. He was 88.Bishop Edward C. … more
Venezuelan Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, who led the Archdiocese of Caracas for 13 years, died after a monthlong battle with Covid-19. He was 79. Announcing the cardinal’s death Sept. 23, … more
Sister Margaret John Dunne, O.P., who taught for two years at St. Rose of Lima School in Manhattan, died Sept. 20 in Siena Hall of Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 92. Sister Margaret was at … more
Bishop Raymundo J. Peña, retired bishop of Brownsville, Texas, who was an advocate of immigrant rights and opposed the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, died Sept. 24. He was 87. A … more
Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez, who played a major role in determining how current translations of the Mass in English were done, died Oct. 3 in Santiago. He was 94. From 1996 to 2002, … more
Father Kazimierz Kowalski, who served as pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Manhattan for 12 years, died Oct. 4. He was 69. Funeral arrangements were not complete by CNY’s press … more
Sister Patricia Ann Brennan, S.C., who served at Fox House in Manhattan for 22 years, died Sept. 5 at Kittay Senior Apartments in the Bronx. She was 87.Sister Patricia was at Fox House, first as a … more
Sister Kathleen Gilmartin, S.C., who served at Grace Institute in Manhattan for 26 years, died Aug. 30 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 97. Sister Kathleen was at Grace Institute … more
Sister Georgianna Dorsey, O.P., who taught at Our Lady of Refuge School in the Bronx for two years, died Aug. 31. She was 85. Sister Georgianna was at Our Lady of Refuge, 1968-1970. She also … more
Brother Alexander Eugenio “Buddy” DeLorenzo, C.F.C., who served as superior of the Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School Community in New Rochelle for seven years, died Sept. 11. He was … more
Sister Placid Baglino, C.S.JB., who taught at schools on Staten Island and in the Bronx, died Sept. 14 at Mount St. John Convent in Purchase. She was 93. Sister Placid taught at St. John Villa … more
Father Charles F. Smarsh, who served at two parishes in the archdiocese, died Aug. 25 at Ridgewood Village in Silver Spring, Md. He was 83.Father Smarsh was assigned to St. Catharine’s, Pelham, … more
Sister Marie Bernadette Wyman, who served at the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto on Staten Island, died Aug. 31. She was 92. Sister Bernadette served at Mount Loretto as a … more
Sister Laureen Haben, S.S.S.F., who taught for 15 years in the archdiocese, died Aug. 28 at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wis. She was 95. Sister Laureen taught at St. Mary the … more
Spanish Cardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo, the former “camerlengo” or chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church and former prefect of the Vatican congregation for religious, died Aug. 10 … more
Father Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., who served at Fordham University in the Bronx for nearly 30 years, died Aug. 9 while directing a religious retreat in Connecticut. He was 67. At Fordham, where he … more
Sister Ann Catherine Klaus, M.M., who served in Tanzania for 33 years, died Aug. 4 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 92. Sister Ann was in Tanzania, 1995-2012, 1991-1992, 1979-1983 … more
Father John J. Sullivan, M.M., who served in Hong Kong for many years as a Maryknoll missioner, died Aug. 9 in the Assisted Living Unit at Maryknoll in Ossining. He was 87. Father Sullivan’s … more
Sister Ann Catherine Klaus, M.M., who served in Tanzania for 33 years, died Aug. 4 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 92. Sister Ann was in Tanzania, 1995-2012, 1991-1992, 1979-1983 … more
Rod Gilbert, the New York Rangers all-time leading scorer, died Aug. 22. He was 80. The Montreal-born Gilbert was honored with the John V. Mara Sportsmanship Award at the annual CYO Club of … more
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