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: Kelly, Irene M. [MCxStaff RIP]


Irene M. Kelly (1921 – 2014)
AGE: 93 • Irvington

Irene M. Kelly, 93, passed away October 15, 2014.

Irene was a resident of Irvington, N.Y. for 28 years. She was born on March 13, 1921 in the Bronx, N.Y. to Thomas & Anna (McCann) Cook.

Irene worked for Manhattan College and Fordham University as an Assistant Bursar for 30 years.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas W. Kelly and her brothers Thomas, Arthur, Edward and William Cook. She is survived by her children Michael T. Kelly and his wife Kathleen and Irene M. Bell and her husband David. Also surviving are her grandchildren David Bell, Kristyn E. Kelly, Elizabeth Bell, Brian M. Kelly ,Timothy J. Kelly and great-grandchildren Gavin Bell and Ryan Bell.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 10:30am, at Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Tarrytown, N.Y. Interment to follow at Frederick Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead, N.Y.

Dwyer & Vanderbilt Funeral Home
90 N. Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-0621

Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 18, 2014


Kelly, Irene M. [MCxStaff RIP] 


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MOBIT: Sullivan, Br. Nicholas (MCxfaculty RIP)


Brother Nicholas Sullivan, RIP
October 07, 2014

Brother Nicholas Sullivan, FSCBrother Nicholas Sullivan, FSC, of the District of Eastern North America, died October 4, 2014, in Lincroft, NJ. He was 86 years old.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Visitation
De La Salle Hall
810 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ

Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Visitation
7:00 p.m., Funeral Mass
La Salle University: De La Salle Chapel
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, October 10, 2014
11:30 a.m., Burial
Brothers’ cemetery
Ammendale, MD
Luncheon to follow

Born: December 20, 1927, Philadelphia, PA
Entered Novitiate: May 29, 1945, Ammendale, MD
Received Religious Habit: September 7, 1945
Pronounced Perpetual Vows: August 29, 1952, Ammendale, MD
Died: October 4, 2014, De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, NJ

De La Salle College, Washington, DC, 1946-1950, scholasticate
La Salle High School, Cumberland, MD, 1950-1957, teacher
La Salle College High School, Philadelphia, PA, 1957-1959, teacher
Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, 1959-1962, study
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, 1962-1979, faculty and assistant to the president
Manhattan College, New York, NY, 1979-1985, faculty
St. Francis College, New York, NY, 1985-1992, faculty (Tibbett Avenue residence)
St. Francis College, New York, NY, 1992-1994, faculty (Bishop Loughlin residence)
St. Mary’s Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-2006, resident
Sacred Heart Manor, Independent Living Wing, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2008, resident
De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, NJ, 2008-2014, resident

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Sullivan, Br. Nicholas (MCxfaculty RIP)

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MOBIT: Gidwani-Buschi, Dr. Sushila [MCxfac RIP] Professor emeritus of economics


Dr. Sushila Gidwani-Buschi

It is with a feeling a great sorrow and sadness to inform you that one of the most celebrated members of our community, Dr. Sushila Gidwani-Buschi is no more. She departed to her heavenly abode at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 14th at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

Professor emeritus of economics at Manhattan College in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Sushila had maintained a high level of social responsibility throughout her life. She had been a great community volunteer and served as the Founding Treasurer of the National Federation of Indian Americans Associations (NFIA) as well as that of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) and also served as the Treasurer of South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS). She was also President of TOUCH (The Organization for Universal Communal Harmony), Co-Founder of AIWA (Asian Indian Women in America) and an active member of National Indian American Association for Senior Citizens (NIAASC). She had an amazing zest for life, and was always supporting her family and friends.

Sushila is survived by her husband Prof. Joseph Buschi, daughter Serena, granddaughter Lila, son-in-law Phillip Coyle, sister Pushpa Gujarati, brother-in-law Damoder Gujarati, brother Kamal Gidwaney, sister-in-law Kamla Gidwaney, nieces Neetu and Neelam Gidwaney and grandnephew Krish Gidwaney.

“To my dear mother, I love you. I am so grateful for you. You were the embodiment of strength, courage, determination and beauty. A power-house, a pioneer. I have learned so much and gained so much from you. I understand why you left but I want to thank you for trying to stay as long as you did. All of my love.” -Serena

Please join our family to celebrate the wonderful life of Sushila. Wake Wednesday (today) 2-4 and 7-9pm with Funeral Service 8:30pm Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.

Funeral Home 

Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, Inc.
64 Ashford Avenue Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
(800) 564-3330
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 17, 2014


Gidwani-Buschi, Dr. Sushila [MCxfac RIP]


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

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MOBIT: Mom of Callender, Gina Ting (MC2000) passed



Callender, Gina Ting (MC2000)

I’m sad to say that my mother passed away at 5:57am this morning. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. When arrangements are made, I’ll post it.

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[JR: Please accept our condolences.]

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

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MOBIT: Artie Urrutia [MCstaff RIP] campus barber


Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Artie Urrutia who served as the campus barber for…

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[JR: That’s all I have.  ]

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MOBIT: Arrangements for Mom of Toscano, Lisa [MC1979]


Good Afternoon All,
The following information is what Manhattan College sent out regarding the Wake and Mass for Mrs. Rose Toscano, Lisa Toscano’s Mother. Thank you Tom for the follow up.
Phil Colon

To the Manhattan College Community:
It is with deepest regret that we inform you of the death of Rose Toscano, beloved mother of Lisa Toscano/Kinesiology.
Wake:             McGrath’s Funeral Home
                        20 Cedar Street
                        Bronxville, NY  10708
                        (914) 377-6770
                        Friday, August 22nd
                        4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral:          St. Joseph’s Church
                        15 Cedar Street
                        Bronxville, NY  10708
                        Saturday, August 23rd
                        10 a.m. Mass
Condolences can be sent to:
Lisa Toscano
42 Pondfield Rd. West
Bronxville, NY 10708 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to:
St. Patrick’s Home for the Aged and Infirm
66 Van Cortlandt Park South 
Bronx, NY 10463

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MOBIT: McKeon, Eileen [MCxstaff RIP] by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


Good Evening All,

From Tom Delaney, we received word of the death of Eileen McKeon. We pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen McKeon who along with Grace Feeney kept the Alumni Office operational. She has been called home and will no doubt be called upon to organize events in the Kingdom of Heaven. Many of us remember Eileen with fondness and a smile. She will be missed. Please keep Eileen and her Family and Friends in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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The following information was forwarded by the College.

Wake: William’s Funeral Home
Bronx, NY

Wednesday, August 20th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 21st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Funeral: Church of the Visitation
Friday, August 22nd – 10 a.m. Mass

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McKeon, Eileen [MCxstaff RIP]

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