Obituaries
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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
Retired Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton died June 18 after a prolonged illness at his retirement residence at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Modesto, Calif. He was 77. The beloved bishop was … more
Sister Rita Farrell, O.P., who served as principal and assistant principal at St. Brendan School in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s, died June 13 in Siena Hall at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She … more
Sister Alice Mary Goldsmith, R.C.D., who served in pastoral and youth ministry and religious education in Manhattan, died June 10 at Nyack Hospital. She was 93. Sister Alice Mary also served in … more
Sister Maria Pozzobon, F.M.S.C., who served in the infirmary of Mount St. Francis in Peekskill and at Ladycliff College, Highland Falls, died June 14. She was 96. She was a nurses’s aide in the … more
Sister Gladys Murphy, S.S.N.D., who taught for 12 years at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Manhattan, died May 13 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn. She was 87. Sister Gladys was … more
Sister Elaine Owens, S.C., a teacher and administrator at schools in the archdiocese for 17 years, died June 18 at home in Yonkers. She was 78. Sister Elaine was a teacher and administrator at St. … more
Father Paul Chin-Yong Kang, a former parochial vicar of three parishes in the archdiocese, died June 22. He was 56. He was parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, Poughkeepsie, … more
Margaret Barrett, mother of Father Michael Barrett and the late Father Brian Barrett, died June 24. She was 94. Father Michael Barrett, a priest of Opus Dei, is the pastor of St. Agnes parish, … more
Father Robley E. Whitson, who served at parish assignments in Katonah and the Bronx, died June 12. He was 88. Cardinal Dolan will offer the Funeral Mass in the chapel of the John Cardinal … more
Sister Janet Hartwick, O.P., who served as director of personnel at Dominican College in Orangeburg, died May 13 at St. Martin de Porres Community in Blauvelt. She was 91. From 1979 to 2009, … more
Sister Marita Regina Bronner, S.C., who served at SS. Peter and Paul School in the Bronx for 27 years, died June 8 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. She was 94. Sister Marita Regina was at … more
Msgr. John M. McCarthy, who served for 28 years as pastor and administrator of St. Patrick’s parish in the Richmondtown section of Staten Island, died June 12 at the Cardinal O’Connor Clergy … more
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