Obituaries
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Father Joseph C. Henchey, C.S.S., who was on the faculty of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie for five years, died April 7 after a long illness in Evanston, Ill. He was 90.Father Henchey was … more
Sister Elizabeth Judge, S.C., who taught Spanish at two high schools in the archdiocese, died April 3 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 86. Sister Elizabeth taught Spanish at St. … more
Sister Bertha Ann Miller, C.S.A., who was accounting and finance manager for The Leo House in Manhattan for 20 years, died March 27 at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac, Wis. She was 95. Sister … more
Father John “Jack” Oldfield, O.A.R., who served as prior provincial of St. Augustine Province for seven years and prior of Tagaste Monastery in Suffern for six years, died Jan. 20 of … more
Sister Barbara Armstrong, S.C.C., who served at Immaculate Conception School in the Bronx for 21 years, died April 3 at the motherhouse in Mendham, N.J. She was 86. Sister Barbara was at … more
Brother J. Francis Dolphin, M.M., who served in Chile for many years in circus ministry and other programs, died March 23 at the Maryknoll Society Center assisted living unit in Ossining. He was … more
Msgr. Dermot R. Brennan, pastor emeritus of St. Patrick’s parish in Yorktown Heights, died April 18, CNY learned as we were going to press. He was 90. Msgr. Brennan was pastor of St. Patrick’s … more
Sister Margaret Sweeney, S.C., who served at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan for 51 years, died April 11 at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry. She was 99. Sister Margaret was at St. … more
Sister Katherine King, S.C., who served at St. Agatha Home in Nanuet for 38 years, died April 7 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 83. She volunteered at Seton Village, Nanuet, … more
Father Hans Küng, the prominent and sometimes controversial Swiss Catholic theologian, died in his sleep in the university town of Tübingen, Germany, where he had lived and lectured since 1960, … more
Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai, the first and only cardinal from Lesotho, died April 17 in Mazenod, Lesotho. He was 91. For almost 40 years, he led the Diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, submitting his … more
Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai, the first and only cardinal from Lesotho, died April 17 in Mazenod, Lesotho. He was 91. For almost 40 years, he led the Diocese of Mohale’s Hoek, submitting his … more
Mother Gloria Castro, O.B.T., who served 15 years as the founding principal of St. Clare of Assisi School in the Bronx, died March 21 at St. Aloysius Novitiate in Hopewell Junction, where she … more
Sister M. Priscilla Koblarchik, I.H.M., who taught for 17 years at Holy Trinity School in Poughkeepsie, died March 23 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 98. Sister Priscilla … more
Father Gerald E. Kelly, M.M., a Maryknoll priest who received the 2017 Pope Francis Mission Award for “embodying mission” in all he did, died March 7 in Houston. He was 85. Father Kelly, who … more
Brother Richard James, O.F.M., who taught at St. Anthony of Padua School in Manhattan for three years, died March 17 at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon. He was 86. Brother James was at St. Anthony, … more
Brother John Patrick Calvey, T.O.R., died March 24 at St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi in Loretto, Pa. He was 76. Born in Scranton, Pa., Brother Calvey was a teacher at Valley Central High … more
Even in his old age, Cardinal Christian Tumi, the retired archbishop of Douala, Cameroon, was a force for peace and reconciliation in his country, Pope Francis said after the 90-year-old cardinal … more
Sister Marion Phillips, M.M., who served at Maryknoll in Ossining for 31 years as part of the congregation’s Contemplative Community, died Feb. 26 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She … more
Sister Janice McLaughlin, M.M., who served in southern Africa for nearly 40 years and later was president of the Maryknoll Sisters, died March 7 at Maryknoll in Ossining. She was 79.  Sister … more
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