Alumni Obits

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


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


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


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


 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


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.



Start here-----

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 




November 16, 2018

Kathleen ( OBRIEN ) Fortescue Kavasansky ‘52 born 03/08/1938

Passed away Nov. 13, 2018 lived on 105 street between, Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.

Sisters Joanne (Lawrence)McNeill and Eileen (Joseph Mulroe

Funeral Parlor Wyman Fisher

100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River NY 845 735 2161

Visiting Thursday 3;00 to 8;00 Mass 10;00 am St. Aedan Pearl River NY

Thank you James Purcell

Kathleen’s Obit 


September 24 2018

It is with profound regret and sadness to announce the passing of this life of a much loved

and admired man, John R. Corker ‘51 (Jack). Jack was a proud graduate of Ascension, and Rice H.S.

He served with Honor in the U.S. Navy and was retired from the New York Racing Association.

He is predeceased by his Love Helen (Baisley) and his son Thomas.

He is survived by his adoring daughter's Donna (Julian) Padua, Christine and (Eddie) Checchia

and his precious grandchildren, Alexandra, Blair, Jordan and Nicholas,

also his heartbroken siblings Bill Corker, Betty Butler and many family members.

Services will be held as follows Chapeys Funeral Home 20 Hicksville Road Bethpage,N.Y. 11714

Wednesday September 26,2018 2:00-4:30 pm & 7:00-9:00pm

Funeral Mass Thursday 9:45am Sept.27,2018 Maria Regina Church 3945

Jerusalem Avenue Seaford, N.Y. 11783 REST EASY UNCLE JACK️

Thank you Billy Butler from FB

John’s Obituary


September 19 2018

 James William Sack ‘59, a resident of Red Bank, died peacefully surrounded by his family on September 17, 2018.

   James was born on October 18, 1945 in Bloomsburg, PA and then moved to New York City where he spent his childhood.                   

He graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Business Administration

and went on to receive his MBA at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Jim is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He worked in finance at ABC Radio in both New York and Chicago.

After his time at ABC, Jim went on to work as the CFO of Calendar Broadcasting.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Patricia (Haughey) Sack and his three children and their spouses.

 James C. and Christina, Suzanne Sack Maguyon and Fredo and Tara Tuzzeo and Christopher.

He also leaves behind his 6 beloved grandchildren who adored their 'Pops'.

 James and Catherine Sack, Kyle Maguyon and Dominic, Rocco and Leo Tuzzeo.

Jim was a devoted father and grandfather. If he wasn't with his children or grandchildren you'd find him

 traveling the world with the love of his life, Pat. He always had a smile, or an endearing quote or joke to share.

A life celebration will be held from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 20th

 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Services

will be held on Friday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a donation may be made to Jim's special charity

Jim’s Obituary

Teri Hasson Benjamin, so very sad to hear this I remember Jim from Clems. Always a gentleman


September 5, 2018

It is with deep sadness to inform you that our beautiful sister, Theresa Kilcooley Brazee,

class of 1948, passed away on 08/02/18, surrounded by her wonderful husband, Norman, and family.

Theresa was very proud of her Irish heritage, her Catholic faith

and shared fond memories of her days in Ascension and the " Old Neighborhood ".

She is, and always be missed by all...Rest in peace, Theresa...

Avon-by-the-Sea - Theresa (Kilcooley) Brazee of Avon-by-the-Sea,

passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 2nd, 2018.

Theresa and her husband Norman celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary a few days before she passed.

She would have celebrated her 84th birthday on August 12th.

In addition to her beloved husband, Theresa is survived by her three children

Terry Spoleti, Bud Brazee and Maura Cioffi and their spouses Chris Spoleti,

Jana Brazee and Mike Cioffi;

and seven adored grandchildren Kate and Collin Spoleti; Patrick, Brendan and Alanna Cioffi;

and Remie and Brianna Brazee.

She is also survived by her siblings Mary Delario, Eileen Daley,

Pat Kilcooley, John Kilcooley and Steve Kilcooley.

She was predeceased by her dear younger sister Helen Richards and parents John and Anna Kilcooley

Theresa’s Obituary

Pat Kilcooley



June 13, 2018

John Luckie, ‘44  June 23, 1930 - June 11, 2018, son of – and Mary Agnes (nee McArdle) Luckie;

husband to Jean Luckie; father to Tara Luckie Meenan (Michael Meenan), Michael Luckie (Donna Scauri Luckie),

James Luckie (Jennifer Campisi Luckie) and Matthew Luckie (Linda O'Boyle Luckie);

 grandfather to Michael, Daniel and Jean Meenan; Andrew, Taylor, Anthony, Janine, Shannon, Kiera and Owen Luckie;

great-grandfather to Riley and Cameron Meenan.

Served in the military, 1948-50.

Worked for Con Edison 1956-96.
Visitation will take place at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home, Pearl River, NY on

Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Church, Jackson Heights, NY

on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:30am with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY.
In lieu of flowers send donations to, Ascension School

Att: Donna Gabella 220 W. 108th St., NY, NY 10025.
Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home
34 N. Summit Street Pearl River, NY 10965

John’s Obituary

Thank you Jack Cleary ’44



May 23, 2018

Michael F. Kearney 82, ‘49 Retired Bat. Chief N Y F D of Stormville, N.Y. died on May 9, 2018.

He was born on May 18, 1935 to the late Michael and Sarah (nee McCarroll) Kearney in N.Y., N.Y.

Survivors include his family and sister Helen class 1947 and friends whom will miss him very much.

Reposing, Hawthorne Funeral Home on Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM.

Funeral Mass, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

 on Monday at 12 Noon. Interment to follow.

Michael’s Obituary

Thank you James Purcell


May 21, 2018

Lou Kurtz, husband of Theresa McClain Kurtz would be ‘57

Louis A. Kurtz, 80, of Elmwood Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 19th, 2018.

Born in Paterson, NJ, he was a lifelong resident of Elmwood Park.

He was a parishioner of St. Leo's R.C. Church in Elmwood Park.

He was a member of the Elmwood Park Hall of Fame Committee,

the Elmwood Park Board of Recreation
and the Bergen County Umpires Association.

 He also coached St. Leo’s Hockey Club for many years

 and was employed by the Elmwood Park Post Office for 42 years.

Louis was also a member of the NJ National Guard.
Beloved husband of Teresa (McClain) Kurtz,

 loving father of Michael and his wife Stacey, Kevin and his wife Eileen, Robert,

and Jeanne Price and her husband Eugene. Dear brother of Ruthann Rodriguez

and her husband Carl of Highlands, NJ,

Proud grandfather of Rachel, Lindsey, Colleen, Timothy, Shannon Kurtz and Matthew Price.

and brother-in-law of

Patricia McClain, wife of deceased Jackie McClain and Dennis McClain,

Lou’s Obituary

Ed McClain. Lou’s wife Theresa is my niece.

She is the daughter of John McClain and Helen Kelly grads of Ascension class of 1934.


April 23, 2018

Funeral services for Thomas P. Luckie Sr. ‘47 age 82 of 2019 Ford Street in Ogdensburg,

will be held at 10:00am on Thursday (April 26, 2018) at St. Mary’s Cathedral

with Rev. Jay Seymour and Rev. James Shurtleff co-officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Foxwood Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 25th from 1-4 & 6-9pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Mr. Luckie passed away on Sunday (April 22, 2018) surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Pamela of Ogdensburg; four sons Thomas (Donna) Luckie Jr. of Ogdensburg,

Jamie (Candy) Luckie of Charlotte NC, Eugene (Kristen) Luckie of Fort Mill, SC,

Michael Luckie & his fiancee’ Jennifer Barron of Union City, NJ;

Daughters Colleen Luckie of Ramstein Village, Germany, Elizabeth “Bippy” Luckie

& her partner Emily Bietsch of West Haven, CT, and Monica (Steve) LaRose of Ogdensburg;

two step sons Patrick (Jill) Farrand of Lisbon and Matthew Farrand of Ogdensburg;

a brother John Luckie of Piermont, NY; a sister Teresa Flanagan of New Jersey;

17 grandchildren, Thomas III, Owen & Riley Luckie, Sean, Kyle & Morgan Luckie,

Catherine, Eugene, Mary & Colleen Luckie, Averie, Maximus & Coen Farrand,

Cavan, Breton, Kinnon& Brogan LaRose; a great-grandson Donovan Summers

along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

A granddaughter Mary Catherine LaRose; two brothers Joseph & Eugene Luckie;

a sister-in-law Jean Luckie; and a brother-in law Martin Flanagan predeceased him

as well as cousins Catherine and Eleanor Lewis and Pam’s parents Dalton (Vi) Miller.

Tom was born on March 22, 1936, a son of the late Joseph & Mary (McArdle) Luckie.

He attended school at Rice High School in the Bronx and Springfield, NJ

where he excelled in basketball earning all-state honors for New Jersey.

He then continued his education and basketball career at Panzer Athletic College

(which became Montclair State) with a major in Physical Education.

He later married Catherine Ruth McGillivray she predeceased him on Nov 5, 1986.

He then married Pamela Miller on August 12, 1988 at the Notre Dame Church in Ogdensburg.

After college Tom worked at Eastern Air Lines and later was hired in the early 60’s

by longtime NBA basketball official Norm Drucker to serve as program

director of the Navy Yard Boys Club in Brooklyn, NY.

Tom built many great relationships with the members there before moving

to Ogdensburg in 1965 to become Program/Assistant Director of the Ogdensburg Boys Club

and Director of the Belmont Courts Boys Club.

In 1968 he was named Executive Director of the club and was an instrumental

 part of a fund drive in 1973-1974 which resulted in the current club being built on Patterson St.

 and becoming the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club where he served in that position until retiring in 2005.

In his time at the club he, along with Ruth and Pam influenced and impacted countless youth.

In 1997 Tom was recognized by Boys and Girls Club of America with the

 Bronze Medallion Award for his outstanding service.

He also coached the Boys and Girls Club basketball team from 1984-1997

in the Franklin County CYO League as well as a Boys Club team when minor hockey began.

His community service included United Way Volunteer, St. Lawrence County Legislator,

Ogdensburg City Council, Ogdensburg Lions Club Member, Moose Lodge Member,

Seaway Festival Volunteer, Ogdensburg School Board, St. Lawrence County Youth Advisory Board,

Ogdensburg Housing Authority Board, helped to establish Pop Warner Football and Minor Hockey,

Biddy Basketball Coach, Bishop Conroy Physical Education Teacher

and for a number of years was the Head Basketball Coach at Wadhams Hall Seminary College.

Tom was an outstanding basketball player in the Ogdensburg Basketball Association for many years,

he enjoyed watching the Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Notre Dame Football,

his sons officiating basketball, his grandchildren’s athletic events and all types of horse racing,

especially at Saratoga, Belmont, Yonkers and Tartan Downs in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Tom loved golf and was a long-time member of the Prescott Golf Club

and had recorded two holes in one  including one on #10 at the St. Lawrence State Park.

He enjoyed the company of many great friends on the course including

Tom Hannan Sr., Rick Badlam, the late Dave LaRose and many other absent friends.

He was life long friends with Chuck Kelly and Ron Romano.

 He was proud of his catholic faith and Irish heritage as both parents immigrated to

New York City from the Emerald Isle and visited with all three of his daughters in 2006.

Donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the

Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 555, Ogdensburg, NY

or by visiting the club’s web site at

or to St. Joseph’s Home, 950 Linden St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

Fond memories and condolences can be shared at

Tom’s Obit

Thank you John Luckie and John Cleary ’44 s


April 6, 2018

   Christine Donegan Le Blanc, Class of 1950, 81, of Waterford Ct.

passed away on Thursday June 15, 2017

surrounded by her loving family

at the Lawrence& Memorial Hospital in New London.

            She was born on December 25, 1935 in Manhattan,

New York a daughter of the late Dominick and Kathleen O’Donnell Donegan.

            Mrs. LeBlanc had been married on August 29, 1959

in New York to the late Charles L. LeBlanc. He passed away on December 23, 1986.

            Mrs. LeBlanc’s interests included reading, decorating and sewing.

            Her survivors include two daughters Ellen Shepard and her husband Mark of

Griswold, Jeanne LeBlanc of Waterford, two sons Timothy LeBlanc of Waterford,

Michael LeBlanc of Georgia, one sister Patricia Murray and her husband Robert of Delaware,

her brother James Donegan and his wife Arlene on New York and New Jersey

and three grandchildren Mark Ryan, Matthew and Sean Shepard.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday June 22

at the Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St in New London

( ) with a visiting hour from 9 to 10 am prior to the service.

            Her burial will follow at the St. Mary Cemetery in New London.

            In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be directed

to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Christine’s Obit


March 17,  2018

Mary (Maureen) Weaver cNamara class 1949 passed away 3/4/18.

Funeral on Sunday 3/18/18 and Monday 3/19/18 TJ McGowan sons

71 N Central Highway Garnerville N Y Hours 4 to 8 PM Mass

ST.Anthonys Church Nanuet NY Rockland County

Obituary the Journal News Rockland County Mass 10:00 AM

Thank you James Purcell

Mary’s Obituary


February 20, 2018

It is with great sadness that we share the news that long time parishioner,

catechist and pastoral council member Gerry Johnson ‘51 has passed away.

 Please join the congregation this Thursday, January 25th at 10am

for a mass of Christian burial.
We pray that her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village

From Facebook


February 15 2018

Hi Ed, I got the shock of my life at lunch today when a visiting priest from Long Island

 told me that my classmate from 1953, Hugh Cannon, died last October 23, 2017.

 I am sending you an obituary that I just downloaded for you to create a link.

We would get together for lunch or myself for a stayover at his rectory from time to time.

And a woman from across the street on 109th Street

lives in the parish where he died and never notified me.

Hugh’s Obituary

Another Obit from the diocese of Rockville Center, Long Island.

Thank you Father John Martin


February 10, 2018

It is with great sadness that I must tell you that my brother, Malachy (Matty) Guilfoyle

has passed away in Canton Ga.

He leaves behind his wife Dolores and four great kids. He was a great husband,father and brother.

Matty enjoyed a long career with Delta Airlines and was especially fond of his everyday life in

the Blue Ridge Mtns of No. Ga. He touched all our lives and he will be sorely missed.

                Thank you Jack Guilfoyle


January 26, 2018

Sorry to say Jim Howlin ascension '54 of 109 St passed last Sat. of a stroke.

Memorial about APRIL sometime.

From Face Book

Thank you Hugh McInally


January 16, 2018

Mr. Brian T. Caulfield, 77, ‘53 died suddenly at his home in Cedar Grove on

(Paul), and Claire S. Vogel (Stephen) and great-uncle of Ainsley Caulfield,

Terrance Baird and Madeline Catherine Welykoridko and Owen Gray Vogel.
Brian, a lover of all things Irish, just returned from a visit to Ireland.
Donations to PAWS Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 149,

Brian’s Obituary

Thank you Maureen