Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Mullane, Ronald Patrick [MC???? RIP] 2019-Oct-17


Ronald Patrick Mullane

Essex Fells – Ronald Patrick Mullane, 84, of Essex Fells, NJ, and formerly of Middletown, NJ, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ron was born and raised in The Bronx, NY, and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School. He earned his BA degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and his MBA degree from City University of New York.

Ron was a devoted husband and father. In 1961, he married Eleanor Kelly, and they found great joy for nearly forty years raising their five children in Middletown, NJ. He was preceded by Eleanor’s death in 1996. Ron is survived by his beloved children Susan (David) O’Keefe of San Francisco, CA, John Mullane of Rutherford, NJ, Karin (Gregory) Timpone of Potomac, MD, Mark (Shannon) Mullane of Denver, CO, and Kevin Mullane of Middletown, NJ; and his treasured grandchildren, Janie and Jacob.

In 2002 Ron married Maureen Purcell Ranonis and resided with her in Essex Fells, NJ until the time of his death. He inherited two lovely step-daughters, Regina Tucker (Paul) of Cincinnati, OH, and Eileen Dimitry (Auston), of Middletown, NJ; and his step-grandchildren Mia, Patrick, and Charlotte.

Ron was an avid fan of soccer, Dixieland jazz, and classic film. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2 pm through 6 pm in the Shook-Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068.

A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:45 am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Roseland, NJ with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY.

Condolences and memories may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cardinal Hayes High School,
Published in Asbury Park Press from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2019


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JOBIT: Halberstadt, Albert “Al” G. [MC1955 RIP] 2019-Oct-16


Albert G. Halberstadt
1933 – 2019

Albert “Al” G. Halberstadt, age 86, of Windsor Locks/Windsor and The Villages, FL, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Al enjoyed making People Laugh. He was known to put a smile on people’s faces and will be dearly missed. Betty and Al loved their many travels and their time at the Villages in Florida. Al was an avid reader, loved following his NY Sports teams and golfing. But most of all loved his family and friends.

Al was born on September 7, 1933 in the Bronx, N.Y. to Albert G. and Katharine Spelman Halberstadt. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1955 and worked for the Travelers Insurance Company for 31 years in the Group Department. On May 28, 1960 Al married Betty Gaconnier and together they raised two children, Albert and Betty Jo.

Al was preceded in death by his father, Albert and his mother, Katharine. He is survived and will be missed by his wife Betty of 59 years, his son Albert IV, his daughter Betty Jo and her husband Bill Davis, his sister Janice Sheridan and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to staff at Windsor Health and Rehab and the Villages at Buckland for taking good care of Al.

His family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 22 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, October 23 at Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 52 South Elm St. Windsor Locks. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity. For online condolences please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 20, 2019


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JOBIT: Gorges, Peter Francis [MC???? RIP] 2019-Oct-09


Peter Francis Gorges (1935 – 2019)

Reverend Peter Francis Gorges, 84, died suddenly on October 9, 2019, at Providence
Transitional Care Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Fr. Peter was born on August 27, 1935 in the Bronx, New York, NY. Son of Michael and
Genevieve, he was the second oldest of four sons. He graduated with a Business degree from
Manhattan College in the Bronx and went to work as an auditor for a bank in New York City
until he was drafted into the army. In basic training he became a chaplain’s assistant and was
assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska. There he recognized the need for priests in Alaska and
decided to enter St. John’s Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts, committing to returning to

Newly ordained, Fr. Peter moved to Alaska in the summer of 1968. His first assignment was to
the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Juneau (1968-1969). From there he
served as Pastor at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Wrangell and St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in
Petersburg (1969-1972); St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Juneau (1972-1981); St. Catherine’s and
St. Rose (1981-1986); Holy Name Parish in Ketchikan (1986-1988); the Cathedral (1988-1999);
and finally St. Gregory Nazianzen Parish in Sitka (1999-2001) where he retired. Fr. Peter
celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest in 2018. He also served when available the mission
communities of Hoonah, Metlakatla, Kake, Tenakee, Gustavus and Pelican. He was the longest
serving priest in the history of the Diocese of Juneau.

Fr. Peter was active in the Charismatic movement, serving as the liaison for the Diocese to the
National Catholic Charismatic Renewal from 1975 until his retirement. He was also an
enthusiastic participant in ecumenical pastor associations in the parishes where he was

He is survived by his younger brothers, Gregory (Mary Jane) of West Palm Beach, Florida, and
Mark (Barbara) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; 9 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews,
one great-great niece and numerous cousins spread throughout the lower 48 with one niece in
England. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Genevieve, his older brother
Michael (Agnes) and sister-in-law Anne Marie.

In Anchorage, a viewing of Fr. Peter will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral from
10:00am to 11:00am, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, followed by a Funeral Mass at
11:00am. A reception will follow.

In Juneau, a viewing of Fr. Peter will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary from
3:00pm to 6:00pm, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, followed by a Vigil service at 6:00pm. A
reception will follow. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Friday,
October 18th at 11:00am. The interment will take place immediately after Mass at Alaskan
Memorial Park, followed by a reception back at St. Paul the Apostle Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fr. Peter’s name to Catholic Community Service,
Inc., 1803 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska, 99801.

Published in The Juneau Empire from Oct. 14 to Nov. 13, 2019


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JOBIT: Denneen, Joseph W. Jr. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Oct-18


Joseph W. Denneen Jr.

Camillus – Joseph W. Denneen, Jr., 80, of Camillus and formerly of Cortlandt Manor passed away at home on Friday, October 18th, 2019 following a long struggle with cancer. Born in the Bronx, he graduated from Cardinal Hayes HS in 1957, Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1961 and NYU in 1965 with master’s degree in Operations Research. Joe was married to his sweetheart, Margaret, in Queens in 1964. In addition, he worked at Seiko, Popular Services, IBM, Western Electric and co-founded his own data processing company called GDG. He retired in 2004 after 18 years from Fujifilm USA where he was VP of Data Processing for North America. Joe was an avid runner, and only recently did Margaret and Joseph move to Camillus to live with their daughter. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Catherine.

Joseph is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Reilly; his daughters Erin (Cliff) Liu of Garrison, Mary (David) Philippone of Camillus; his sons John (Sheila) Denneen of Somers, NY and Thomas Denneen of Camillus; six grandchildren Michael and Maura Philippone, Caitlin and Timothy Liu, Reilly and Ryan Denneen; a sister Kathleen O’Brien formerly of Yonkers; and five nieces Kathy, Kelly, Amy, Claire and Maureen.

There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held locally, and a celebration of his life will be held in the Spring in Cortlandt Manor.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to JDRF, 30 Glenn St., Suite 409, White Plains, NY 10603 or online at

Arrangements by the B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Camillus, NY. Please sign his guestbook at

Published in the The Journal News from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2019


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JOBIT: de BRUIN, Anthony J. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Oct-15


Anthony de Bruin
de BRUIN – Anthony J. of Garden City, NY on October 15, 2019 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Beloved son of the late William and Clarissa. Dear brother of William Jr., Richard and Peter.
Loving uncle of 6. Also survived by his loving family and friends.

Former Educator at Wagner College and Garden City Schools. Graduate of Manhattan College, Notre Dame and Columbia University in the field of History. Also, formerly employed at William E. de Bruin Engineering Co.

Funeral Mass, 10 AM Monday, October 21, 2019, St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Garden City. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, 1201 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY.
Published in Newsday on Oct. 20, 2019


de BRUIN, Anthony J. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.

I also believe that his brother Richard is a member of the Class of 1963.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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de BRUIN, Richard [MC1963 RIP]

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JOBIT: Burke, Fr James E. [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Oct-04


Father James E. Burke
Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 am

Father James E. Burke, who served for 15 years as pastor of Sacred Heart parish on Staten Island, died Oct. 4. He was 87.

Father Burke was assigned to Sacred Heart from 1988 to 2003.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion in the Bronx. Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the Mass, and Father Louis Jerome, pastor of St. Charles parish on Staten Island, will deliver the homily.

Father Jerome began working with Father Burke at Sacred Heart on Sept. 8, 2001, serving as administrator before he became pastor of Sacred Heart in 2003.

“He helped people by getting a Mass together for that week, celebrating the Mass and counseling people after 9/11,” Father Jerome, who was pastor of Sacred Heart for 12 years, told CNY.

“I think we lost eight or nine people on 9/11. He was very good in helping grieving people.”

Father Jerome said he visited with Father Burke a few months ago at the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion, where Father Burke had lived since his retirement in 2007.

“He loved the John Cardinal O’Connor residence. He was very happy there,” Father Jerome said.

Born in Manhattan, he earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, where he studied for the priesthood, and a master’s from Manhattan College. He was ordained by Cardinal Francis Spellman at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1958.

He was administrator of Assumption, Maybrook, 1987-1988, and St. Columbanus, Cortlandt Manor, 1985-1987. He served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor, 2003-2007; St. Patrick, Yorktown Heights, 1981-1985; St. Bartholomew, Yonkers, 1959-1964; St. Mary, Wappingers Falls, 1958-1959; and Immaculate Conception, Amenia, 1958.

Father Burke served at Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx, as an administrative assistant, 1977-1981, and procurator, 1974-1977, and was on the faculty of Cardinal Hayes High School, the Bronx, 1964-1974.

Burial will take place in St. Raymond Cemetery, the Bronx.


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Dear John,

I believe that Father received his Masters in 1971.

When Father was assigned to Cardinal Spellman High School, he often celebrated Mass on weekends at St. Barnabas where I got to meet him. He was a very devout Priest.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Fucile, Thomas A. [MC1957 RIP] 2019-Oct-08


Thomas A. Fucile
by Riverhead News-Review |
10/08/2019 11:21 AM

Thomas A. Fucile, former resident of New York City and Nassau Point, died Oct. 8, 2019, at Peconic Landing in Greenport. He was 84.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.

Thomas was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy, for five years and then held various managerial positions at the head office of Alitalia Airlines in New York City for 12 years. He owned a travel company in New York City for 33 years until his retirement.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Rosa, and two nieces, Nadia Barker-Dell and Marisa Barker.

At his request, there will be no memorial service.

DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold is assisting the family.


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Dear John,

             I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1957.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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