Category Archives: MObit

Obit of Manhattan College people who are not Jaspers. Beloved for laboring in “our” vineyard, we don’t let the deaths pass unmourned.

MOBIT: Stephan, Peter James [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Feb-25


Peter James Stephan

WESTON, Fla. Peter James Stephan passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on February 25, 2015, in Weston at the age of 76.

Peter was born on May 13, 1938, in Albany, to Elpiniqi and James Stephan. He graduated from St. Joseph’s in 1956. He attended Siena and Manhattan Colleges.

He married Carol Robertson on October 12, 1963.

Peter is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 51 years, Carol Stephan; his loving sons, Robert Stephan of Albany, Gregory Stephan of Delmar and Peter Stephan (Kathryn) of Annapolis, Md.; his grandchildren, Aidan, Gabrielle and Luke Stephan of Annapolis; his twin sister, Geraldine Walsh (William) of Albany; his godson, 2nd Lt. Daniel Robertson; his brothers-in-law, James Robertson (Kathleen) and Thomas Robertson (Laura); his dearest friends, Joseph and Eileen Nichols; and many nephews and nieces. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Elpiniqi and James Stephan of Albany, and sister Maria Kristo.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on July 21, 2015, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on 10 Lodge Street in Albany. A burial will immediately follow at Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands.

 Religious Service Information
 St Mary’s Church
 10 Lodge St
 Albany, NY 12207

Published in Albany Times Union from July 19 to July 20, 2015


Stephan, Peter James [MCattendee RIP] 


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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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MOBIT: Farley, James, D. [MCtrustee RIP] on 2015-Jun-19


James D. Farley
6/24/1926 – 6/19/2015

Hobe Sound, FL James Duncan Farley died peacefully at home in Hobe Sound, Florida on June 19, 2015 after a progressive decline in health.

Mr. Farley was born on June 24, 1926 to Alice Duncan Farley and Donald Stephen Farley in Chicago, Illinois. The eldest of six children, he was raised in Madison, Wisconsin where he graduated from Edgewood High School. In 1944, he entered the Merchant Marine Academy. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. At Georgetown, he was a member of the Golf Team igniting a life-long passion for golf.

In 1950, Mr. Farley was hired as a trainee at the First National City Bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bulk of his 40 year career at Citibank was spent in New York City where he retired in 1991, as a Vice Chairman.

During his career, he was involved with the Mercantile Bank of Canada in Montreal, Canada, the Citibank New York State Branches, the Citibank Merchant Bank, and he was the head of corporate banking in Central and South America. He was the consummate New York City Banker in banking’s heyday.

In 1960, James Farley married Mary Kay Tracy. The Farley’s raised their four children in Greenwich, Connecticut. He served as a Trustee of International House, Manhattan College, Georgetown University, and the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. He was a Knight of Malta, and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the John A. Hartford Foundation.

In 1991, Mr. Farley retired from Citibank and maintained residences in Hobe Sound, Florida, Harbor Point, Michigan and Pebble Beach, California. He remained active at the Hartford Foundation, on the Golf course and traveled the world. He was a member of the Cypress Point Club, the Los Angeles Country Club, the Lyford Cay Club, the Everglades Club, the Little Harbor Club, and the Question Club. He was a founding member of the Loblolly Pines Golf Club, and a Director of the Wequetonsing Golf Club and the University Club of New York.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary Kay Farley, a year ago, after 54 years of marriage. He is survived by his children Frances A. Farley, M.D. (Darryl J. Snabes), James D. Farley, Jr. (Cornelia Connor Farley), Kathryn T. Farley, PhD, and Andrew E. Farley. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, two brother in laws, five sister in laws and thirty four nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Holy Childhood Church, Harbor Springs, Michigan, Georgetown University, and the Highland Cottage Hospice, Petoskey, Michigan

Funeral Mass is at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, 150 Main Street, Harbor Springs, Michigan at 11 AM, June 27, 2015. The family will greet friends at 10 AM at Holy Childhood Church. Burial will follow at the Holy Childhood Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are through the Schiller Funeral Home. Schiller Funeral Home Harbor Springs, Mi.

Funeral Home
Schiller Funeral Home – Harbor Springs
5505 M-119, P.O. Box 105
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Published in Ann Arbor News from June 22 to June 25, 2015


Farley, James, D. [MCtrustee RIP]


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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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MOBIT: Riverso, John G. [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Jun-15


John Riverso
June 19, 1955 – June 15, 2015

John G. Riverso passed away at the age of 59, Monday, June 15, 2015 after battling with bile duct cancer.

John was born in White Plains, New York on June 19, 1955 to Raphael G. Riverso and the late Nadia E. Riverso. He spent his childhood growing up in Scarsdale with his 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

John was a graduate of Fordham Prep and attended Manhattan College.

He was an Exempt Member and Assistant Volunteer Chief of the Greenville Fire Department and a volunteer for the Scarsdale Ambulance Corp.

John spent more than 32 years working in the construction industry completing significant and notable projects throughout Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

John had a passion for the outdoors.

John is survived by his loving wife, Arlene Campbell Riverso; his three children Cara (Concord, CA), John (New Orleans) and Christopher; father Raphael G. Riverso, brothers and sisters Vincent (Denise), Stella, Raphael, Maria Cameron (Bob), Milo (Michele) and Pia (Bruce Brigandi); and nephews and niece Michael, Anthony, Nadia and Peter.

A wake will be held at Bennett Funeral Home in Scarsdale on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be said on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Scarsdale, New York. Cremation to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York, NY

In lieu of flowers please make donations in celebration of John’s life to the Cholangio Carcinoma Organization at

Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home
824 Scarsdale Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583
(914) 725-1137


Riverso, John G. [MCattendee RIP] 

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for John.

May He Rest In Peace


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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MOBIT: Arthur W. Spear obit mentions Alma Mater


Arthur W. Spear
Sun, 06/14/2015 – 6:00am
Anita Miller 

Arthur W. Spear passed away June 3, 2015, after a long productive life of 92 years. The last few years he fought a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He will live in the hearts of family members: Ruth Ellis Reynolds Spear, his wife; Brenda Fleming and Sandra Ruszkiewicz, his daughters; and Donald Spear, his son. Grandchildren include Coy DeViney, Zeek Crider and wife Dana, and Zezee Zeighami. Great-grandchildren include Annette DeViney, Caleb Crider, Aliza Crider, Aziza Zeighami and Reed Zeighami. 

In World War II, Arthur joined the Air Force. One of his tasks was to serve as the radio operator on a plane that delivered equipment to the Panama Canal in Central America, where ships picked the equipment up and delivered it to the United States troops in the Pacific area. He also served with the group that trained paratroopers for deployment to Europe.  Arthur Spear taught Physics at Texas State University for 30 years. His degrees were earned at Texas State University and The University of Texas. He completed further studies in Physics at Manhattan College in New York City and the Atomic Research Laboratory in Tennessee. 

Arthur Spear was laid to rest in the San Marcos City Cemetery. Graveside services included Military Honors by the U.S. Airforce. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas.

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[JR: I don’t understand the connection to Alma Mater?]

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Dear John,

I assume that he took some courses at Manhattan, but did not earn a degree.

That would be my guess.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Odd to mention it in an obit?]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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MOBIT: Broderick, Robert J. “Bob” [MC relative] on 2015-Jun-06


Robert J. “Bob” Broderick (1931 – 2015)

Robert J. Broderick, a Hartsdale resident, died June 6, 2015 at the age of 83. He was born September 28, 1931 in Yonkers to the late Matthew and Catherine Broderick.

Bob was a graduate of White Plains High School and received a BS from Mercy College in Fire Service and Criminal Justice. He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1953. After his service he became a NY State Trooper, Troop K for 13 years. He then went on to be a firefighter in the Hartsdale FD and worked his way up to the rank of Captain, retiring in 1989. Bob then served as Commissioner for the Hartsdale FD from 1991-2014.

He is survived by his brothers, Ray (Fran) Broderick of White Plains and Dick (Cathy) Broderick of Indianapolis. He is also survived by 1 niece, 6 nephews and several grand nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a nephew Donald Broderick.

Visitation will be on Tuesday 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10:00am at Sacred Heart Church, Hartsdale. Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Donald Broderick Memorial Scholarship. 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471.

Funeral Home
McMahon-Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc
491 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-7777 

Published in the The Journal News on June 8, 2015

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[JR: I’m confused. I don’t understand the connection to Alma Mater? Generous to donate to her.]  

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1974.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Another wrinkle to make my collections difficult]

Broderick, Robert J. “Bob” [MC1974]


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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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Dear John,

I do not believe that Bob is a JASPER, but I believe that he is related to the late Don Broderick ’86 for whom a Memorial Scholarship has been established. That would explain Bob’s obituary requesting donations to the Scholarship fund.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Broderick, Robert J. “Bob” [MC relative]

Broderick, Don  [MC1986 RIP]

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MOBIT: Bird, Mary M. Tobin [MCxStaff RIP]


Mary M. (Tobin) Bird
(1919 – 2015)

Mary M. Bird (nee Tobin), long time resident of Yonkers, NY and most recently from Somers, NY died peacefully with family at her side on June 4, 2015.

Mary was born on April 6, 1919 in Yonkers to the late Bridget and Edward Tobin. She graduated from Gorton High School and the Butler Business School. During her early days, she worked as a secretary at Manhattan College.

In 1987, after 20 years as an executive Secretary, she retired from Carvel Corporation.

On May 16, 1943 she married Leo J. Bird who was killed in action on November 27, 1943 while serving his country in World War II.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Lee (Robert J.) Cotter of Somers,NY, granddaughter Deirdre C. Cotter of Newport VT, grandson Robert L. Cotter of Medford,NJ and twin great granddaughters Kaitlyn Elizabeth Cotter and Kristin Marie Cotter of Medford NJ. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mary enjoyed the special pleasure of seeing and talking with the twins. She is also survived by several nieces (Veronica Courtney,Jeanne Marino and Ellen Jackson) and nephews, (John Kennedy and Michael Tobin), and several grand nieces and nephews. Four brothers Edward, John, William and James and her sister Helen Kennedy and her nephew Jack Tobin predeceased her.

Mary was a devout Catholic and a faithful parishioner at Christ the King parish in Yonkers and an active member of the parish sewing circle.

The family would like to thanks the doctors, nurses and staff of Mount Kisco Medical Group and the nurses, health aides and staff at Salem Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful, professional and loving care they gave Mary.

Visitation will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday June 7, 2015 from 3 to 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Christ the King Church on Monday June 8, 2015 at 10am Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Whalen & Ball Funeral Home
168 Park Avenue
Yonkers,NY 10703

Published in the The Journal News on June 7, 2015


Bird, Mary M. Tobin [MCxStaff RIP] 


[JR: Hate to lead the week with obit, but this woman has a very interesting journey.]  

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle. 

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MOBIT: Corirossi, Frederick H. [MCxstaff RIP] on 2015-May-02


Frederick Corirossi

Frederick H. Corirossi, 80 a resident in Danbury and Westchester, a remarkable dancer and an avid Yankees fan, passed away Sunday evening at Danbury Hospital’s ICU unit.

Frederick was born in New York City on February 8, 1935, son of the late William and Lena Corirossi of Westchester. After graduating from Iona College he enlisted in the Army where he served as a dental assistant. His career journey took him to AT&T where he served as an overseas operator for 18 years receiving high accolades from customers and management. For sixteen years Frederick was a library assistant at Manhattan College. He was a movie extra for Mildred Pierce and Kings, just to name a few.

He enjoyed volunteering at Queen of the Clergy and the Danbury Registrar’s Office. Fred is survived by his son Frederick “Tony” Corirossi, of Cliffton, NJ, his daughter, Terri Fermo and husband Anthony, grandsons Anthony and Nicholas of Fairfield, NJ, his sister Joy Episalla of Bronxville, NY, a nephew, Dr. Charles Episalla of Middletown, NY, a niece, Joy Episalla of New York City, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony, John and Bill who was killed in WWII and buried in Normandy.

His survivors also include, long-time friend Sylvia Essington, trusted physican Dr. Martin Lebowski and best friend and care giver, Vickey Hickey.

Expression of deep gratitude to Dr. David Oelberg of the ICU unit at Danbury Hospital and to the kindness and never ending compassion of the staff including Kim, Stephanie, Dympha, Lisa, Helena, Rachael, Brittany and Cheryl; all the numerous do-gooders who shared a smile at Fred’s doorway and to Dana on 11 East, who was always there.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 6th at St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Ave., Danbury, at 11am. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, CT on Wednesday from 8:30am – 10:30am. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Queen of the Clergy, Priest Residence, 274 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902; Attn.: Vickey Hickey.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

Published in News Times on May 5, 2015


Corirossi, Frederick H. [MCxstaff RIP] 


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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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