RE: John F. Farina ’78 BS
Good Afternoon All,
We pray for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, John Farina. Pete Sweeney received the sad news yesterday from John’s Brother, Tom ’79 BS and we further received word from Brother Robert and Brother Tom Zoppo about the passing of this good man. Brother Tom Zoppo shared the following.
“I was sorry to hear about John Farina. He and I entered the Skaneateles Novitiate together in 1980. Prior to the novitiate, John taught at St. Peter’s Boys High School for one year followed by a year at Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse. After the novitiate, John was assigned to Good Shepherd School in the Inwood section of Manhattan for a few years before leaving the Brothers. After graduating from St. Raymond’s Boys High School in the Bronx, where he first met the Brothers, John became a passionate biology student at Manhattan College. John brought his special enthusiasm for all things related to plants and living creatures to the classroom.”
Br. Tom Zoppo
John was called home suddenly and based upon the heartfelt comments shared by some who knew John, he will be missed by many and touched the hearts of many as he passed through their lives as Educator and Friend. We pray for John, his Brothers and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We remember John as he no doubt enters the Kingdom of heaven and is at rest in God’s Eternal Embrace. Thank you Pete, Tom, Br. Robert and Br. Tom Zoppo.
Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon and The Manhattan College Prayer Group
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Farina, John F. [MC1978 RIP]
[JR: Haven’t seen the obit published yet.]
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