PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Mrs. Kathrene Houlihan


Good Afternoon All,

From Tom Delaney, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Kathrene Houlihan. Mrs. Houlihan had been in our prayers as she went into Hospice Care and was called home on July 2, 2016. We pray for this good Woman and her Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray the Family finds peace in the sure knowledge that she is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. The following Obituary and information was shared by the Family. Thank you Tom Delaney. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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From Tom Delaney:

Phil ,

Her husband and 3 of his brothers were all Jaspers plus 3 of her children (Gerry, Barbara(Masters) & Mark)

Her son Gerry and her husband (Dan) uncle are both in the MC Athletic Hall of Fame>

Reading the obituary below you will feel the family’s Catholic values and their support of Catholic Education.

A great lady at 96 years young. May she rest in peace.


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Obituary and link :

Here is the Obituary and the link McGrath Funeral Home :


Houlihan, Kathrene B.

HOULIHAN – Kathrene “Kate” (nee Blish) of Chicago, IL; New Rochelle, Crestwood, and Bronxville, NY died July 2 at home surrounded by family. She was 96. She and Dan, her husband of 53 years raised nine children in love and faith: Kathie (Jim), Rita, Dorothy (Marcel), Daniel (Marie), Joe (Anna), Mark (Amy), Barbara (Bill), Gerry (Maureen) and Elizabeth (Ralph).

A graduate of Maplehurst Convent of the Sacred Heart (1937) and Manhattanville College (1941) her faith, intellectual curiosity and love of beauty sparked many interests – American History, Church History, art, architecture, ballet, opera, embroidery, travel, baseball, the US Open and French cooking! Her legendary dinner parties were a key ingredient of Dan’s and his partners’ (James G. Houlihan and Howard Parnes) business, Houlihan-Parnes Realtors. An enthusiastic, late-in life golfer, Kate enjoyed many “9 holes” with Siwanoy friends.

Long time parishioners of Annunciation (1949-1999, Crestwood, NY), Kate and Dan were generous supporters of Catholic education – Manhattan College, Iona College and Prep, College of New Rochelle, De La Salle Academy, Academy of Mount Saint Ursula, Cornelia Connelly Center, Convent of the Sacred Heart Greenwich, Annunciation School, and The Ursuline School and in addition, Covenant House and Graymoor. Kate joined St. Joseph’s parish in 1999. She served on the board of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich and was the school’s 1992 Outstanding Alumna.

She is survived by 19 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, her brother-in-law, Joe and his wonderful wife June (Northbrook, IL), five cousins, her longtime nurse and friend Grace Sendras, plus many dear friends. She kept us all connected through visits, letters, calls and email. Kate was predeceased by her husband, her brother (Syl) and sisters (Sally, Marie, Betsy) and sisters-in-law (Rita Anne, Janet). A woman of deep faith, Kate encouraged her family to cultivate interests, to “always do something worthwhile” and “to be good to everybody.”

Wake will be held at McGrath’s, Bronxville, July 5, 6-9; July 6, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s, July 7, 9:45 AM. In lieu of flowers please contribute to Annunciation School, Crestwood, NY or The Pregnancy Care Center, New Rochelle, NY. OR (

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