Alumni Obits

 “ ---and I will raise you up on the last day”


Feb. 19th

John Thompson Grad 1960

His Life

Living Unapologetically: Life is a Short, One-Way Trip

The Beginning

John (aka – Johnny, JT, Too Tall, Spanky, Mr.T, Captain John) was born on West 109th Street in New York

on August 17th, 1946 to Douglas (Stoke-on-Trent in Central England) and Bridget (Corr) Thompson

(Toombridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland). The family moved to West 106th Street then West 204th.

He was the youngest of their five children (Vincent, Dolly, Mary and Joe).

Highlights of John's childhood include fishing in Central and Van Cortlandt Park,

box car racing down the streets of Upper Manhattan and being fiercely protected by his older brothers.

The Formative Years/ Career

While John received good grades and loved history and geography, the formalist

 and strict nuns at school (not to mention math) and John's free spirit were like oil and water.

And though he spoke fondly of his training with the Jesuits, the Brothers’ views

and John’s were not necessarily aligned. John was, unsurprisingly, not destined for priesthood.

John joined the Coast Guard in 1963, and after a year of training in Cape May

and Alexandria, Virginia, he served on the Kwajalein base in the Marshall Islands

and on Palawan Island in the Philippines. Just 19 years old, his job was working the LORAN,

guiding ships and planes traveling from Guam to Vietnam and Laos.

John had three pets in the Philippines (yes, seriously): a monkey named Sally, a dog named Trumpetao

and a cockatoo named Elvis. He finished his time with the Coast Guard on Governer's Island

doing Shore Patrol, and left in 1967 just as many of his friends were being drafted to Vietnam.

In 1967 John and his buddies ran out of beer at the Support the Boys in Vietnam Parade

 and put a call out to the crowd. Carol Monge and her friends answered that call,

which (long story short) ended up with John proposing two years later on the Broadway –

7th Avenue local train during rush hour.

In 1968 John put on a tie (!) and started working as a Margin Clerk with Kidder Peabody for $85 per week.

His office job lasted a total of three months before he threw said tie to the ground

 and got a job as a fishing mate on the boat, Apache, out of City Island, tripling his income

and living an exponentially happier life. In June 1968 a friend of his sister Dolly

 convinced him to take the FDNY test, a decision that would change the trajectory of his life.

In March 1970 John joined the FDNY with Engine 84 on West 161st Street & Amsterdam Avenue…

“Where Harlem Meets the Heights”, and spent the bulk of his career there (1970 - 1986).

John cited going down Broadway on the back step of Engine 84 during his first run

as the most treasured memory of his life. 

In 1986 his career started winding down, first on the Staten Island fire boats

and then with Engine 320 on Francis Lewis Blvd. in Queens where things were a bit quieter.

During this time John earned his 100 ton Captain's license and, officially, became Captain John.

While excited for this next chapter, his heart never left Engine 84,

and he would later regale his children and grandchildren with stories

from back in the hey-day (see videos for the "Foam Prank" story).

The Family Years

During the 1970’s and 80’s John lived on Long Island with life centered on the family, fishing, the FDNY,

talking about fishing, and figuring out a way to go fishing again without getting in trouble.

There were also toga parties, ski trips, Disney, Captree, family gatherings with Aunts,

Uncles and cousins, Fishtales Charter Service, cheering at Tim’s hockey games,

 Saturday morning pancakes, bacon and cartoons, watching NY Giants, Rangers (Potvin still sucks)

 and Yankees games, Sunday morning Irish music on WFUV, loud and terrible singing,

multiple stray dogs and cats who found a home at 59 Sagebrush Lane,

and winter trips to the Florida Keys with his fishing buddies.

He was shockingly good dancer “for an Irishman.”

John’s idea of interior decorating included massive hammerhead sharks and tuna mounted

on the living room wall and other fish themed treasures. He loved talking to everyone and anyone,

hooky days spent fishing with his kids, probably too much beer,

and he could always be counted on to lend a hand.

He would tell his favorite joke over and over again:

"Two fish meet in the middle of the desert. One says to the other "long time no sea!"

When asked about the most embarrassing moment of his life, John cited a Captain's gig he took during this time.

Captain John accidentally drove a yacht and its fancy guests up on to some rocks in New York Harbor

on July 4th and got stuck there, no fireworks to be seen. His then high-school aged daughter,

who happened to be there, helpfully coined a new drink "Regency on the Rocks"

 and teased him mercilessly with this for many years to come.

We remember seeing him cry twice during these years: when his mother, Bridget, passed

and when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup. When asked, he described his greatest sadness as

 "losing my parents and my siblings so young."


John retired from the fire department in 1991 and spent several years working part-time jobs

between New York and Florida, before moving to the Florida Keys full-time.

He initially lived a full-throttle life, but over the next twenty years,

John would live an increasingly slower life (as far as he let on anyway!),

cheering his children on through college, travels and building lives of their own.

When asked about his legacy around this time, John said "I never think about legacy issues.

I spent 25 years of my life in service to others. I enjoyed it. Never felt like a sacrifice.

I've been in places most people have never been, fires etc.

The only thing that's ever scared me was when one of the firemen grabbed my leg from under the bed

while we were watching the movie Carrie."

John would tell everyone that his kids were his best friends, but this wasn’t the whole story.

 Everyone loved our Dad, and throughout his life our friends became his friends, and his friends became family.

Highlights during this time include several trips back to Ireland, summers

in Montauk (before it became “full of damned hipsters”),

and hosting many friends in the Keys.

John’s Obituary

Thank you Jim Percell from our guestbook



Feb. 17 2021

John Thompson class of 1940

John Thompson born 8/17/46 west 109 street passed on 2/12/21 at 84 in Fla. (keys)

predeceased by Joseph, Mary, Dolly and Vincent. Retired 1991 nyfd Eng.

leaves behind daughter Laurie son Timothy and five grandchildren.

Services will be sometime in the summer.

Thank you, Jim Purcell, from our guestbook.



February 15th 2021

Lawrence Thomas Boyle Class of 1955

Lawrence Thomas Boyle passed away on January 29, 2021. Born on September 19, 1941 in

Manhattan, NY to a loving couple, Margaret (Peggy) McNamara and her husband Samuel Boyle.

On April 28, 1962 Lawrence married his sweetheart Eileen Raggett. Married for 58 years

they made a beautiful life together filled with much happiness and love.

They raised four children together. His family was his world and that is all that mattered to him.

 He served his country in the Army, and continued on to serve his city as a Detective in the NYPD.

 Everybody loved Larry and he made friends easily.

He could hold a conversation with any person anywhere at any time.

Larry could be seen at the numerous sporting events that his grandchildren participated in.

His most beloved title was “Grandpa” and he loved nothing more than spending time

with his seven adoring grandchildren who loved him to pieces.

He was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Lawrence is survived by his wife Eileen and his children, Lawrence Boyle (Diane), Robert Boyle,

Sandra Luongo (Rich), and Suzanne Forte (Predeceased);

Beloved grandfather of Nicole, Shannon, Larry, Alyssa, Matthew, Christopher and Andrew.

Lawrence’s Obituary

Thank you Jim Brennen on Facebook



January 17 2020

orman Dean Home for Services

16 Righter Eileen M. McClain (O’Grady)

 passed away at her home in Denville, NJ

on  January 15, 2021, at the age of 88. 

Born and raised in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NY,

she lived in  West Hempstead, L.I. NY before moving to the Indian Lake

section of Denville, NJ in 1965.

 Eileen was a member of the Indian Lake Community Club

and could often be found sitting on the beach by the lake. 

She was also a member of St. Mary’s Church in Denville

and had a passion for playing tennis. 

Above all else she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years Joseph R. McClain in 2010.

Eileen is survived by her loving children Kevin and (Donna) McClain of Calhoun, GA,

Michael McClain of Denville, Brian (Tara) McClain of Florida,

Tim and(Elizabeth) McClain of Mine Hill, Daniel

and (Lorraine) McClain of Chester, and Nancy McClain of Denville, NJ. 

She is also survived by her 14 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren

as well as her sister in-laws Alice O’Grady.

 Kathleen O’Grady and her brother in-law Ed McClain.

 Visitation will be held on Monday January 18, 2021, from 4:00PM – 8:00PM

at Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave Denville, NJ 07834

A Liturgy of Christian Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:00AM at St. Mary’s

Church in Denville followed by interment at Denville Cemetery

Eileens Obituary


And Great  Family



December 19 220

Donald Joseph Kivlehan Class of 1947

Donald Joseph Kivlehan passed away peacefully on December 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was 87 years old. The son of Joseph and Ellen (Kissane) Kivlehan,

he was born in Manhattan, NY, on August 25, 1933.

Donald proudly served in the NYPD from 1956 to 1994, covering five decades of great service.

 He retired as a Lieutenant and greatly loved being a member of the NYPD. 

He was a charter member of the Rockland County Shields and was a lifelong member

of the NYPD Emerald Society serving many years on the Board.

He had never ending memorable stories of his times being a New York City Cop.

Donald is a veteran of the United States Army serving with distinguished honor in the

1950s for two years, attaining the rank of Corporal. The discipline and patriotism

 he learned in his service to his beloved City and Country never left him,

as friends and family will attest.  After Donald retired

he enjoyed traveling with the love his life Marion and spending time with his children

and grandchildren. He also loved playing golf with his buddies.

He was especially proud of his July 1, 1999, Hole in One at Blue Hill Golf Course.

Donald was proud of his Irish Heritage and enjoyed listening and dancing to Irish music.

He was an original member of the Irish-American Cultural Center in Blauvelt, NY

 and loved attending socials there. He was also a member of the Tappan Senior Citizen Club

and enjoyed vacations and trips with them over the years tremendously.

Donald most of all loved his family and his family loved him even more.

He was a friend to everyone and will be remembered as funny, kind, generous man who truly is a Legend.

Donald was a devoted member of St. Catharine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Blauvelt, NY.

Donald was predeceased by his loving wife Marion of 56 years.

Survivors include his four sons James, Terence and his wife Anne Marie,

Brian and William and his wife Christine.

He will be remembered with love by his nine grandchildren

Mary, Sean, Patrick, William, Ryan, Caroline, Christina, Kimberly and Katherine.

Donald was predeceased by his Mother Ellen and Father Joseph and his brothers Joseph and Kevin.

He is survived by his brother John.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated by his family

at St. Catharine Church, Blauvelt, New York on Saturday, December 12, at 10 am.

 Funeral services will be provided by

Pizzi Funeral Home , 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ, 07647.

A future memorial mass and a celebration of Donald’s life will take place

 at a later date due to the pandemic.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the NYC PBA Widows

and Children’s Fund, 125 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Donalds Obituary

Thank you James Purcell ’48  jfp15611@


May 15, 1919

Jack Cleary’s Brother

John Francis Cleary (Jack) of Brooklyn, New York passed away on Thursday, November 5th.

He was born in the Bronx on April 6, 1930, son of the late Austin Cleary and the late Nora (Mannion) Cleary.

Jack Cleary grew up on the West Side of Manhattan and attended Ascension Elementary School,

Power Memorial High School and Iona College.

He served in the United States Air Force as a flight controller during the Korean War.

Following the war, Jack married Doris Ruth Nirmaier and, after starting a family,

they moved to Belle Harbor, Queens and in 1963

purchased a Brownstone in Park Slope Brooklyn

where Jack and Doris invested heart and soul restoring the home to its original

Victorian grandeur while raising four wonderful children.

 Jack and Doris were consummate hosts and the home has always been the center of Cleary life

 and the site of a 55-year tradition of hosting Christmas Eve for family and friends.

 Jack and Doris were instrumental in the movement to revive and beautify Park Slope.
Jack’s professional finance career began at General Motors

and he later worked at Supreme Steel

and finished his career at Franco Manufacturing.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife Doris,

his beloved daughter Carla, brother Austin, sister Margaret, brohther in-law Bob Sullivan,

and his sister-in-law Barbara. He is survived by his son John (spouse Janet),

daughter Katherine (spouse Sam Lawrence) and daughter Elizabeth;

son-in-law John Mark, father of Carla’s four children :

Victoria, Alexandra (spouse Ke Arkfeld), Elizabeth and JP.
Jack is also survived by his two stepsons Richard and Ron. Richard’s four children

(Medge, Tina, Rick and Ryan) and Ron’s three children (Heather, Rodger and Gregory).

The grandchildren absolutely adored their “GrandPa Jack”.
He is also survived by sister-in-law Frances Cleary ( Austin’s wife);

and twelve nieces and nephews; and his younger brother Dennis

with whom he had a close life long relationship
Jack was immensely proud of his family. Jack maintained a relationship with many of his childhood friends

 and through this network met and maintained a partnership in his later years with

 Mary McAndrews, his second great love and was a friend and mentor to Mary’s children

Robert ,Louise, John Kenneth and Paul and their children. Robert Austin, Cecelia

and Dierdre, Tara and the baby Kenneth. Jack was an excellent storyteller with a sharp wit

and always had a positive attitude. He was happiest when he was talking and interacting with people.

His favorite question was always “What are we doing today?”

He was very blessed and will be missed by countless friends and family.



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April 20, 2020 

Gerald A Noonan Class of 1958

Gerald A. Noonan Jr. was born on April 15, 1944 in Manhattan, NY

and passed away on May 2, 2020 and is under the care

of O. B. Davis Funeral Homes.

Than you his sister Peggy for your note.

Gerry’s Obituary


Sept. 15, 2020

Ann J. Metz  Class of 1944

Ann J. Metz, 81, died Sept. 21, 2011, at home unexpectedly. She was born on

January 21, 1930 in New York City,  the daughter of Dennis Horgan and May (Sullivan) Horgan.

 She graduated from Cathedral High School and attended City College of New York.

She married Sgt. Sampson F. Metz, US Army in March of 1950, in New York City,

and during his service gave birth to three sons, Stephen, Robert and Edmund.

She remained an Army wife until LTC Metz’s retirement in June, 1971, at which time they settled in Derry.

During the Vietnam conflict, she served as a volunteer nurse’s aide in Madigan General Hospital

at Fort Lewis, WA, assisting in the reception and treatment of US soldiers wounded in Vietnam.

She worked as Manager of the Book Corner store in Hood Commons, Derry,

until she retired when the store and part of the store chain were closed.

In later years, she and her husband served as ushers in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry,

where she made friends easily, and greatly enjoyed her associations with members of the

St. Thomas Aquinas parish, particularly her church usher team.

She was very active in charitable programs, and donated regularly to the

Franciscan order activities, the Sisters of Mercy,

the Southwest Indian Children’s program and numerous other charities.
She is survived by her husband, LTC Sampson F. Metz, US Army (retired),

and her three sons.

She is also survived by 1 grandson, 2 granddaughters, and 3 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours are Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011 from 4 to 7 pm at the Peabody

Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St. Derry, NH, and a

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday Sept. 29, 2011

at 10 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 26 Crystal Avenue, Derry.

Burial will follow at the NH State Veterans Cemetery,

110 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the

St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main Street Chamberlain, SD 57326.

Thank you Bob


May 27, 2020

Margaret Mary Jayne ‘47

We are sad to announce that on June 4, 2020, at the age of 87,

 Margaret Mary Jayne (Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin),

born in New York, New York passed away.

Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their

 condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

She was loved and cherished by many people

including : her parents, Patrick O'Hara and Mary O'Hara (Manion);

her husband William Jayne; her nephews, William Keelty

and Patrick Keelty (Amy); and her sister Eileen Keelty.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 10th 2020

from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the

St. Joseph Catholic Church (1660 Endl Blvd, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538).

 A mass of Christian burial will be held on

Wednesday, June 10th 2020 at 11:00 AM at the same location.

A graveside service will be held on

Wednesday, June 10th 2020 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

at the Lakeview Cemetery

 (1233 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538).

From our guestbook, thank you  Bill Keelty

Margaret’s Obituary


April 14, 2020

 Sr. Patricia McGowan   Class 0f 1952
Bronx - passed away On April 19, 2020, Sister Patricia McGowan

in St John's Hospital Yonkers, after a brief illness.
Sister Patricia was born in New York City to Anna Gannon and Cormac McGowan.

During more than sixty years as a Sister of Charity, Sister Patricia ministered

in the field of Elementary Education, Art, Journalism and Higher Education.

Since 1981, Sister Patricia has been on the faculty of the College of Mt St Vincent.
Sister Patricia is predeceased by her parents, her brother Cormac and her sister Kay.

She is survived by many loving family members that include

her sister Nancy, her sister in law, and numerous nieces.

Services are private. Memorial Mass at a later date

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Yonkers, New York

Sister Patricia’s Obituary

Thank you, from our guestbook

James  Purcell


May 26, 2020

Joe Hassett 1941

Passed on April 3, 2020

One of the Elderly Alumni that Peg mentioned

in her letter about the 2016 reunion

Thank you, John McGuire, ‘41


December 27, 2019

Thomas McCarthy Class of 1972

Thomas Edward McCarthy was born on August 8, 1958

 in New York, NY and passed away on January 23, 2019

Tom’s Obit 

Thank You Jack McCarthy from an Alumni note.


December 27, 2019

Mary McCarroll Class of 1947

Blauvelt, NY - Mary McCarroll, 86, a longtime resident of Blauvelt,

passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2019.

She was born on May 1, 1933 in Manhattan and was raised by her parents James and Catherine Daly.

Mary was a devout Catholic and was active in many aspects of St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt.

 She was also a member of the Orangetown Seniors.

Mary was predeceased her husband Robert (2015), her son James (1990) and her sister Catherine (2018).

She is survived by her daughter Eileen Ryder and her husband Jon;

her loving grandsons, Jon and Michael; her daughter-in-law Lisa McCarroll,

 her sister Ann O'Connor; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary’s Obit

Thank You Eileen (McCarroll) Ryder 

in  an Alumni Note



October 14, 2019

 Maureen Mathews Class of 1952

Maureen Mathews (Sullivan) 12-4-1938, wife of William Mathews,

passed away peacefully on Saturday October 12, 2019.

 Born in Manhattan, resided in Toms River, NJ for the past 30 years.

Survived by her husband William and four daughters, Patricia Short, Deborah Miller (Paul),

Christine Douenias (Rami), Aimee Buczynski (Tony);

11 grandchildren, Kaitlin (Parker), Courtney, Sean, Timothy, Trevor, Justin, Ashton, Emily,

Anthony, Analynn and Michael.

3 great grandchildren, Savannah, Parker & Remington.

2 brothers Daniel Sullivan (Peggy) Michael Sullivan (Eileen)

and several nieces and nephews.

 Maureen was an avid reader and writer, a lifetime learner and had a strong thirst for knowledge.

 Maureen centered her life around her family.

She was a loving mother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her compassion went beyond her family as she devoted her life to Nursing.

 Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 PM at Carmona-Bolen Home For Funerals,

412 Main St. Toms River, NJ 08753.

 Mass will be Wednesday 10:00 AM at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Toms River.

Burial will follow at Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes.

 In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the

Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave, 17th floor Chicago, IL, 60601.

Thank you William Mathews class of 1951

Maureen’s Obituary

From our guestbook.


September 10, 2019

Margaret M. SCOTT (nee Sheehan), Class of 1949

passed away peacefully on September 9th, 2019 surrounded by family.

A long-time resident of Riverdale and Long Beach,

she is survived by her three daughters Margaret (Michael Morgano), Kathleen (Luke Smyth),

Seana (James Gormley) and her son Michael McGowan.

She was predeceased by her husband John Scott, her son, John McGowan,

and her two brothers John Sheehan and Thomas Sheehan.

She is also survived by her three stepdaughters Regina (Mark Smith),

Christine Scott, and Noreen (Tony Ross).

She was a loving and proud grandmother to Michael, Megan, Dorothy,

 Hayley, Rory, Paddy, Seamus and Colin

and step-grandmother to Owen, Jack, Havana, Vaughan, Matthew and Daniel.

She was also a beloved sister to Dennis Sheehan (Marlene), aunt, cousin and friend.

Born in 1935 to Dennis and Mary Sheehan (nee Dowling) on the Upper West side of Manhattan,

103rd street (Ascension parish). Margaret was a NYC schoolteacher,

with a focus in math, in the South Bronx at CES 42 for almost 40 years.

There, she touched and influenced the lives of many of her students.

Upon retirement, she resided in Long Beach surrounded by her family.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, enjoyed bike rides on the boardwalk,

great sunsets, a tall glass of wine and a room full of laundry.

Marge will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends,

former colleagues and all those who visit the McGowan Compound

in Long Beach past, present and future.

A Funeral Wake will be held at Christopher T Jordan Funeral in Island Park, NY

on Thursday 9/12 from 2-4 PM and 7-9PM. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, 9/13 at 10am

at St. Mary of the Isle Roman Catholic - 315 E Walnut St, Long Beach, NY 11561.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thank you Jack and Mary


September 5 2019

Margaret (Peggy) Theresa Luckie (87) Class of 1946

Passed away on August 24, 2019 after a short illness at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta GA.

 Peggy was born in Manhattan, NY on May 6, 1932 to Catherine and Richard Lee.

 Peggy attended the Catholic grammar school Ascension and

St. Michael Academy High School in New York City.

Peggy lived and played on the streets of mid-town Manhattan into her early 20's.

Despite the rigors of growing up in the confines of a strict Irish-Catholic

depression era household, she managed her fair share of fun filled adventures with her many friends.

Eventually, she met and married her one true love, Joseph (Joe) Vincent Luckie.

Once married, Joe and Peggy moved to the Bronx and focused on raising their three sons,

 Joseph Richard, Terrence James, and Richard Sean.

Raising three sons in the 1970's Bronx was no small feat.

Peg made sure the "boys" spent as little time on the "corner" and focused more on school and sports.

Job well done Mom! All this, while her husband pursued his career at IBM

 and earned a college degree at night from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.

 If this wasn't enough, Peggy also managed to join the workforce landing a job at

Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY.

For years Peggy was a valued member of the school's registrar's office,

guiding many students through the intricacies of college life.

The family eventually moved to Dobbs Ferry, NY for a few short years.

Although a lifelong true-blue New Yorker, in 1978 as Joe continued advancing his career at IBM,

Peggy and Joe transferred to Marietta, Georgia with two of their three sons.

Peggy’s Obituary

Thank you Jack and Mary


August 23 019

Catherine O'Brien (nèe Daly), class of 1948

82, died on January 4, 2018 at home with her family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late James O'Brien, devoted sister of Mary McCarroll and Ann O'Conor,

loving aunt of the late James McCarroll, Kathleen (Tom) Duggan, Eileen (Jonathan) Ryder,

Terence and Patrick O'Connor. Great aunt of Maureen, Tommy, Katie, Jimmy,

 Jacqueline Duggan, Jonathan and Michael Ryder, Kelly and Victoria O'Connor.

Catherine’s Obituary

Thank you, Mary McCarroll


August 1, 2019

Gerrard Bell Class of 1944

Gerard F. Bell, 88

Navy veteran and NYSE member, beloved father, grandfather

Gerard F. Bell, a former floor broker on the New York Stock Exchange,

passed away on July 29, 2019 at his home in New Dorp Staten Island.

Born in Manhattan, Gerry moved to New Dorp in 1964,

where he was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

He was an avid sports fan who also enjoyed following the stock market and politics.

One of three children, Gerry was born on Sept. 15, 1930 to the late Henry Bell and Bridget Killoran Bell.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Mary Angly Bell, in May 2001.

He was also predeceased by his twin sister, Joan Luckey, and his younger brother, Harry.

He is survived by his sons, Kevin and Brian; his daughter, Kathleen Mulvihill (Michael),

and his cherished granddaughter, Kaitlin Mulvihill.

Gerry graduated from St. Alphonsus High School in Manhattan, after which he joined the US Navy.

He enjoyed a long and successful career on Wall Street

and was a vice president at Invemed Associates,

where he worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a member from 1973 to 1999.

Visitation will be at Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, on

 Thursday, Aug. 1, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Friday, Aug. 2,

at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 90 Third Street,

followed by interment at Moravian Cemetery.

Gerry’s Obituary

Thank you Jack Cleary


July 23 2019

Mary McCarroll Class of 1947

Mary McCarroll, 86, a longtime resident of Blauvelt, passed away peacefully at home

on June 15, 2019. She was born on May 1, 1933 in Manhattan

and was raised by her parents James and Catherine Daly. Mary was a devout Catholic

and was active in many aspects of St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt.

She was also a member of the Orangetown Seniors.

Mary was predeceased her husband Robert (2015), her son James (1990) and her sister Catherine (2018).

She is survived by her daughter Eileen Ryder and her husband Jon;

her loving grandsons, Jon and Michael; her daughter-in-law Lisa McCarroll,

her sister Ann O'Connor; and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 9:30am at St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt

with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

Visiting hours will be Monday, 4-8pm at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory to St. Catharine's Church,

523 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913 (

Thank you, Eileen O’Grady McClain

Mary’s Obituary


Start Here July 10 2019

Peter A. Dolan, Class of ‘55

Beloved father

Peter A. (Pete) Dolan, 77, a longtime resident of Huguenot, S.I., passed away at his home on June 16, 2018.

Pete retired as an NYPD police officer, spending the majority of his career representing

the 122nd precinct and served as a PBA delegate. He held numerous other prestigious positions

 after his retirement from the NYPD, including head of security at Cartier Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Pete also retired with a rank of AMH1 from Staten Island Branch 226 of the Naval Fleet Reserve Association

and served as Fleet Association treasurer.

Pete received his associate's degree in applied science from the College of Staten Island

and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, N.Y.

He was a longtime member of St. Thomas Church

and enjoyed reading, spending time with his family, and traveling.

Pete was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Dorothy R. Dolan;

sister, Dolores Dolan, and grandson, Christopher MacConnell.

He will be sadly missed by his sister, Maureen Roche; children, Peter Anthony Dolan Jr.,

 Jennifer Ann MacConnell, Kelly Anne Costelloe and Erin Colleen Schmidt; grandchildren, Brian MacConnell,

Stephanie Hegener (nee MacConnell), Emily Dolan, Peter G. Dolan, Kevin Costelloe,

Kathryn Dolan, Andrew Schmidt, and Frank Schmidt, and his great- grandchildren, James MacConnell and Christian Hegener.

Other surviving family members include his daughter-in-law, Aline Dolan;

sons-in-law, Rory MacConnell, Greg Costelloe, and Frank Schmidt, and his grandson-in-law, Winston Hegener.

Peter’s Obituary

Thanks to Pete’s sister Maureen in the VOICE Notes


July 13 1920

Sunapee NH: Joseph Thomas Brophy, 47,

 FSA, MAAA, EA passed away peacefully on

 Tuesday June 25, 2019 in Hanover, NH surrounded by his family. A beloved patriarch,

Joe was born in NYC at Women's Hospital on October 25, 1933, the son of Joseph Richard Brophy

and Mary Kate Mitchell with siblings:

late Margaret Patricia (John Capitano) and Maureen Elizabeth Brophy.

Joe is survived by the love of his life and bride of 62 years, Carole Ann Johnson and five children:

Thomas Joseph (Jane Montgomery), David William (Mary Kay Klem), Patricia Jeanne

(Gary Shottes), Maureen Ann (Michael O'Loughlin), and Kathleen Marie (Mark Fish),

niece Francesca Capitano (Ralph Maddalena), late nephew John Capitano and by 14 grandchildren,

1 grand niece and 2 great grandchildren. Joe had a distinguished career in information technology.

He served as President of Travelers Insurance Company.

He led the transformation of information technology at Travelers Corporation,

and across the broader insurance and financial services industries.

He received numerous accolades in both the public and private sectors

and was awarded the Distinguished Information Sciences Award by the Data Processing Management Association.

He was the first recipient of Achievement in Managing Information Technology

 and was designated one of the 200 most influential people in telemedicine.

 Joe was a leader in tackling health delivery industry issues,

and was co-founder of Workgroup Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the technology arm of the Centers for

Medicare and Medicaid Services. WEDI has been a leader engaging the healthcare industry

to address the most impactful changes of our time, including the National Provider Identifier, ICD-10,

health claim attachments, prior authorization and HIPPA. Joe served in active duty with the USMC.

He served on numerous boards as well as in trustee positions.

He chaired the IT Committee for the Gabelli School of Business at his alma mater, Fordham University.

He was a performing bagpiper with St. Patrick's Pipe Band of CT.

In 1999 Joe retired with Carole to Sunapee, New Hampshire where he actively

pursued his many hobbies including genealogy, astronomy, digital trains,

poetry, science and Wikipedia editing.

In Sunapee, Joe loved to throw family parties and created wonderful memories.

Above all, he was devoted to his wife and family, was adored by his grandchildren

and will be missed dearly by all.

Services will be private with his immediate family in Sunapee.

If you would like to express your condolences, please share your memories on

Donations in Joe's memory can be made to The Salvation Army or Hospice:

Joe’s Obituary



July 2  2019

May 5, 1937 - June 30, 2019

John J. “Jack” Taylor, ’51  82 of Maywood, NJ. passed on Sunday, June 30 2019

Son of the late John J., Sr. and Mary Fagan.

Beloved husband and best friend of the late Maureen “Moe” V. (nee Sweeney) (2014).

Devoted father of the late Jackie Taylor (1990), Donna Bruder and her husband Rich

and Kevin Taylor and his wife Debbie. Cherished grandfather of Ryan and Karly Bruder and Jack,

Megan and Gracie Taylor. Brother of Kathleen Paugh, Debbie D’Amato and Thomas Taylor.

Jack was a Mortgage Banker, Maywood Crossing Guard

and had served on the Board of the Maywood Boys Club.

An active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church,

he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Funeral from the Trinka-Faustini Funeral Service,

439 Maywood Ave, Maywood on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:00am.

Funeral mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Maywood,NJ at 9:30 am.

Burial to follow at Hackensack Cemetery. Visiting Friday 3 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm

Donations may be made in his name to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Maywood, NJ

Jack’s Obituary

Thank You Tara Taylor


June 6 2019

Sister Marie Gertrude Haughney, ‘47 of the Monastery of the Incarnation in

Beacon,  died April 6, 2019, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.

She was born Dorothea Haughney in New York City on July 16, 1933,

the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude (Mullinger) Haughney.

After graduating from Blessed Sacrament High School in New York,

Dorothea entered the Carmelite Monastery in the Bronx,

where six months later she received the name Sister Marie Gertrude

of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1952, Sister Marie Gertrude traveled to the

North Country with five other sisters to establish a Carmelite Monastery in Saranac Lake.

It was there that Sister made her profession of vows on Feb. 17, 1953.

For many years, Sister served as the much-loved prioress of the Saranac Lake community

and in more recent years as assistant treasurer and sacristan for the Carmelite community at Beacon.

She was a master in the art of correspondence, remembering birthdays and anniversaries

and sending out a steady stream of letters, notes, and cards,

praying fervently for each one’s needs and intentions.

Sister Marie Gertrude is survived by her sister Catherine Berger

 and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 12 at St. John’s Church in Beacon,

with burial at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont.

 Sister Dorothea’s Vocation

Thank you, Eileen O’Grady McClain



June 5 2019

Brother James who taught at Ascension from ‘54 to 60

passed away this past Sunday.

Thank you, Thomas Fletcher from Facebook

Brother James Obituary

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April 25 2019

John Driscoll class of 1941 passed away 4/21/19

His late wife, predeceased Joan Maloney.

Retired New York police dept.

McGowen funeral parlor 71 North central highway Garnerville NY .

Tel # 845 429 6665. Wake Friday 4/26/19 4;00 PM to 8;00PM

Mass 10;30 am ST. Gregory Barbarigo Garnerville NY

 Obiturary The journal news rockland county NY

Thank you James Purcell

John’s Obituary



March 31 2019


Very sad to inform that my brother Martin J. Howlin, Ascension class of '49,

from 144 W. 109 Street, passed away on March 19, 2019.

HOWLIN - Martin Joseph of Hauppauge, NY formerly of

New Hyde Park, NY on March 19th, 2019 in his 83rd year.

Beloved husband of Patricia. Devoted father of Kathleen Leonardi (Greg), M.

 Joseph II (Mary), Timothy (Elena), Michael, Susan Downey (William)

and the late Daniel J. Loving brother of Nora Veronica Howlin.

Adored grandfather of Sean, Brendan, Colleen, Daniel, Shannon,

Christine, Samantha, Elizabeth, Lauren, Erin,

Meaghan, Matthew, Ryan, William, Daniel, Emma and Dylan.

Reposing Moloney's Hauppauge Funeral Home

840 Wheeler Road Rte. 111 Hauppauge, NY

where a religious service will be held Thursday 3PM.

Funeral Mass Friday 11AM St. Patrick's RC Church Smithtown, NY.

Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9PM.

Matin’s Obit

Thank you Nora Howlin

And Carmen Negreira in our guestbook.



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To all friends and family, I have some very sad news, this morning

Rachelle Krobath Degraw (class 1966) passed away

,she had been battling Cancer for several months.

From Facebook March 22, 2016

Rachelle on Facebook

Thank you Cathy McBride Cotroneo


February 14 2019


Eileen A. Coakley’55 of Congers passed away peacefully on January 20, 2019.

She was 77 years old. Eileen was born in Manhattan on June 7, 1941

to Daniel McLoughlin and Delia Cleary McLoughlin.

Eileen graduated from Cathedral High School in Manhattan

and married her best friend and love of her life, William in 1963.

Eileen’s favorite past times included reading, gardening and

spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William;

her children William and wife Kathy, Daniel, Michael and wife Patty,

Eileen and husband Martin Finnegan; ten grandchildren - Liam, Sean, Deirdre, Maura, Daniel,

Keegan and Cooper Coakley, Kieran, Maura and Emma Finnegan.

She is predeceased by her sister Kathleen McConnell and brothers Timothy and Daniel McLoughlin.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 24th, from 2 - 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM

at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 321 South Main St. New City, NY 10956.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 25th, at 10:00 AM

 at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church located at 82 Lake Rd. Congers, NY 10920

followed by interment at Gates of Heaven, Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Heart Association.

Eileen’s Obituary   Play the Tribute Movie 

Thank you  Jim Purcell  



January 26 2019

Anne Carol McHugh ’59 (nee Murtha), 73, of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2019.

Anne was born in Manhattan where she graduated from Ascension School, Saint Alphonsus High School and attended Hunter College.

She married the love of her life, Pat, in 1967 and the two built a beautiful and blissful life together before his death in 1998.

The couple lived in Albany, New York; Paramus, New Jersey; Annandale, Virginia and White Plains, New York.

Anne was a human resources professional and worked at St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan and The Virginian in Fairfax, Virginia.

She was a former president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Woodbridge, VA

and loved living Old Town, Alexandria, northern New Jersey and Newport.
Anne was fortunate to have loved ones from coast to coast with whom she'd share endless laughs.

She savored every moment of life, traveled around the world, was a talented cook, gracious hostess

and had the rare ability to open her heart and home to family, friends and strangers who became friends.

Anne was loved by many, and loved so many, but her greatest joy was spending time with her children Patrick and Andrea,

and their respective spouses, Candice and Tim, as well as her three grandchildren Katherine, Patrick and Jacqueline,

who she took great pleasure in spoiling.

All who knew her will miss her larger than life personality, legendary sense of humor and selfless generosity,

especially her surviving siblings John and wife Mary, Edward and his wife Louise, Tom and his wife Pat, and sister Kay.

Anne is predeceased by her parents, Anna McKenna of Co. Tyrone, Ireland and Daniel Murtha, of Co. Longford, Ireland,

as well as her dear husband, Patrick J. McHugh and her siblings Daniel "Buddy" Murtha,

Gene Murtha, Raymond Murtha and Patricia Gurman.

Visitation Monday 2-4 & 7-9PM at Volk Leber Funeral Home, 268 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell, NJ.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10am at Our Lady of the Visitation in Paramus.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meeting Street (401) 533-9100/,

a non-profit in Providence, RI that assists in child development.

Visit Anne's memorial tribute page at

Annes Obituary

Thank you Peg McKiernan


January 5, 2019


Rosemary Felle Class of 1938

Born May 20 1926 Died July 24 2018

Married to the late James Healy

Survived by 8 children (4 girls and 4 boys.)

11 grandchildren and 1 great grand child and 1 brother Thomas Felle

Thank You Thomas


December 19, 2018


Mary Delario (Kilcooley) 82  ’50 of Norwood, NJ and Deerfield Beach Fl passed peacefully with her family by her side on

December 8, 2018.One of seven children born to John and Anna Kilcooley (of Galway and Clare respectively),

she was raised on Manhattan's upper West Side where she attended Ascension School

 and later St. Jean Baptiste High School.

With a lifelong thirst for learning, Mary earned a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University

and a JD from Fordham Law School.

As a member of the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations,

Mary was an associate of Breslin & Breslin Law Firm in Englewood Cliffs, NJ before forming her own practice.
Mary is survived by her three daughters and their spouses: Regina Scott (Mark Smith), Christine Scott, and

 Noreen Ross (Tony), as well as her grandchildren: Matthew Ross (Marissa), Daniel Ross, Owen Smith, Vaughan Blehl,

 and Jackson Smith; her siblings and their spouses: John Kilcooley, Patrick Kilcooley (Helen),

Eileen Daley (Joseph), Stephen Kilcooley (Bridget) and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters, Helen Richards and Theresa Brazee (Norman)

and her loving husband, Joseph Delario.
As avid golfers, Mary and Joe were long-standing members of White Beeches Golf and Country Club in Haworth, NJ

 and Boca Del Mar Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fl, where they enjoyed many wonderful years

filled with good friends, good times and countless rounds of golf.
Mary will be remembered by all those who loved her for her style and beauty, humor and wit,

kindness and generosity, competitive spirit and most of all, her dedication to her family.

A caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mary will be dearly missed.
Mary's obituary

Thank you Eileen Daley