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JOBIT: Scheer, Sr. Jeanne Clare [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Oct-11


Obituary | Sr. Jeanne Clare Scheer, OP
Submitted on October 27, 2016

A memorial Mass for Sparkill Dominican Sister Jeanne Clare Scheer was to be celebrated Oct. 28 at St. Richard Church in Creve Coeur. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 18 at the Dominican Convent in Sparkill, N.Y.

A retired educator, Sister Jeanne Clare died Oct. 11 at the Dominican Sisters’ Siena Hall in Sparkill, N.Y. She was 95.

Born in St. Louis and baptized Catherine Mary Scheer, she entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill in 1940 and received the name Sister Jeanne Clare. She professed first vows in 1942 and final vows in 1947.

Sister Jeanne Clare taught for five years at a school in the Bronx, N.Y., and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Manhattan College in New York in 1954.

In the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Sister Jeanne Clare taught at Little Flower School, 1942-49; St. Kevin, 1954-58; Holy Redeemer, 1958-67; St. James, 1967-70; and St. Richard, 1970-78. She was religious education coordinator and pastoral associate at St. Richard Parish from 1978-2005. While at St. Richard, she also served as religious education coordinator at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Hazelwood.

In 2005, Sister Jeanne Clare moved to New York to assist in Dominican Convent’s Siena Hall. She retired about five years ago.


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JOBIT: Farley, Louis Ferdinand Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Oct-21


Louis F. Farley Jr.

HAMPTON – Louis Ferdinand Farley Jr., 81, of Singer Island, Fla., and Hampton, N.H., died Oct. 21, 2016, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., due to complications from surgery.

He was born in Manchester on Feb. 10, 1935, the only son of Louis and Philomene (Forbes) Farley Sr. He attended St. Patrick’s School and was in the first graduating class of Bishop Bradley High School. He graduated from Manhattan College in New York and went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in 1970.

He also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.

As a member of the NH Department of Public Works, he designed bridges throughout the state. For most of his career, he worked for the Department of Water Supply and Pollution Control (now part of the Department of Environmental Services). He retired from the State of New Hampshire in 1999 after 40 years of service.

Mr. Farley served many years as a coach at South Little League and devoted countless hours coaching and serving on the MRYHA Board of Directors. He was the founder of the Manchester Youth Hockey’s travel team, the Flames. He also coached youth basketball and was president of Cub Scout Pack 118. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and American Legion.
Lou was an avid reader of military history and maintained a library of hundreds of books on the subject. He was an aficionado of military memorabilia, especially swords, field knives, and combat helmets, and accumulated an extensive collection during his life.

He was “”Lou”” to his beloved wife of 58 years, Joanne (Kelleher) Farley. He was “”Dad”” to his three sons, Michael Farley, who resides with his wife, Cathleen, in Manchester, Kevin Farley of Candia, and Daniel Farley who, along with his wife, Linda, also lives in Manchester. He was “”Grumpy”” to his seven grandchildren, Megan Baxter, Brian Farley, Liam Farley, Timothy Farley, Kelly Laplante, Colin Farley and Ciaran Farley; and to his four great-grandchildren, Justin Farley, Cayce Farley, Jameson Farley, and Brooke Laplante. He also leaves one nephew and several cousins.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, 1300 US Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408; or the St. Anselm College Scholarship Fund, 100 St. Anselm Dr., Manchester, NH 03102. To view an online memorial or more information, go to

Funeral Home
Phaneuf Funeral Homes
243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Published in Union Leader on Oct. 26, 2016


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JOBIT: Conroy, William D. [MC1959 RIP] on 2016-Oct-22


William D. Conroy
February 4, 1937 – October 22, 2016   
Phoenix, Arizona

William was born on February 4, 1937 and passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

William was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona at the time of his passing.

He graduated in 1954 from Manhattan College Prep and Manhattan College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Don was commissioned into the US Air Force in 1959.

He was married to Theresa.

Rosary will be at 11:30am with a Funeral Mass celebrated at 12:00pm Saturday October 29 2016 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 2312 E. Campbell Avenue Phoenix. Inurnment will be at 10:30am Monday October 31 2016 at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Road Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to St. Thomas the Apostle St. Vincent DePaul Conference and Hospice of the Valley.


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JOBIT: Murphy, Edward J. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Oct-22 by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


Good Evening All,

I have just heard from Tim Mante with the sad news that his Father-In-Law, Fellow Jasper, Ed Murphy was called hom early this morning. Mr. Murphy has been in our prayers as he neared the end succombing to his year and one-half battle with Leukemia. He fought the good fight. We pray for Ed,  for Mrs. Murphy (Barbara), their Children Kathleen, Noreen, Christopher and the Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that the Family find peace in knowing that their loved one is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Thank you Noreen and Tim for sharing the attached Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
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Edward J. Murphy, age 81, of Clifton Park passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at his home, surrounded by family and friends. Born in 1935, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen (Doyle) Murphy. He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Klein, and his grandson, Nathan Iorio.
Edward attended Bishop Loughlin High School where he began the first of many lifelong friendships with H. Peter – the man who would become his brother-in-law. It was during high school that Peter introduced Ed to Barbara, the woman with whom he would spend the rest of his life. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1957. It was there that he formed lifelong friendships with some of the greatest men we know. Immediately upon graduation he began working with the NYS Public Service Commission. He retired as the Deputy Director Public Service Commission, Gas Division, after almost 38 years of service. After retirement he volunteered his time with Care Links for 11 years. Edward loved playing golf, and had four holes-in-one during his golfing career. If it were up to him, he’d have played every day that ended in “Y”. After the Brooklyn Dodgers bailed and moved to California, he became an original NY Mets fan. He loved his family and friends and was always there for each and every one of us. He will be greatly missed. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, he had made his peace with God and was ready to go home to the Lord.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Zimbelmann) Murphy, daughters Kathleen (Michael) Howey, and Noreen (Timothy) Mante, and his son, Christopher (Nancy Gormley). He is also survived by his grandchildren Allison (Andrew), Julie (Joshua), April, Grace, Joanne, Brendan, Caroline, and great-granddaughter, Ava, and many loving family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home Inc., 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park, with a funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 25th at 12 noon at St. Edward the Confessor Church.
In lieu of flowers, Ed and his family request that donations may be made in his memory to one of the following: Care Links, 543 Saratoga Rd, Glenville, NY 12302; Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202; or City Mission of Schenectady, 425 Hamilton St, Schenectady, NY 12305. Truly, he would love nothing more than if you were to do a kind deed.

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JOBIT: McGovern, Br. Robert [MC1975 RIP] on 2016-Oct-12


Br. Robert Cfc McGovern

1944 – 2016 Obituary 

Rev. Brother Robert Baptist McGovern C.F.C. passed away on October 12, 2016. Brother McGovern was born on May 17, 1944 in Pottsville, PA, the son of Francis and Anna McGovern. He received a BA in History from Iona College and his MA in Theology from Manhattan College.

Brother McGovern entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on July 5, 1962 and pronounced his final vows on June 27, 1969. His ministry took him to many positions including All Hallows High School, Blessed Sacrament High School, St. John’s Indian Mission, Essex Catholic High School, St Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, Rice High School, Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Bronx and Holy Child School, Mississippi. Brother McGovern also served as Superior at All Hallows and St. Joseph’s Residence, New Rochelle where he was the Director of Pastoral Care. His most recent assignments brought him to Chicago where he died.

A wake will be held at St. Joseph’s Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804 on Tuesday October 18 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Interment will be at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in West Park, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph’s Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804.

Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 16, 2016


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

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Dear John,

            I believe that Brother received his Masters in 1975.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Scheer, Sr. Jeanne Clare [MC1954 RIP] on 2016-Oct-11


Sr. Jeanne Clare Scheer

1921 – 2016 Obituary 

Sister Jeanne Clare Scheer, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on October 11, 2016 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY. Born in St. Louis, MO on February 19, 1921, Catherine Mary was the daughter of Oscar and Mary Little Scheer. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 1, 1940 and received the name Sister Jeanne Clare. She professed her first vows in 1942 and her final vows in 1947. Sister Jeanne Clare received a BA in Education, Manhattan College, New York in 1954. Sister Jeanne Clare was a teacher and ministered in the Archdiocese of NY at St. Helena, Bronx, NY (1949-54); and in the Archdiocese of St. Louis at Little Flower (1942-49), St. Kevin (1954-58), Holy Redeemer (1958-67), St. James (1967-70) and St. Richard (1970-2005). While at St. Richard she also served as Religious Coordinator at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. In 2005 Sister Jeanne Clare came to New York to assist in Dominican Convent, Siena Hall.

Sister Jeanne Clare is predeceased by her parents Oscar and Mary and her siblings Rosemary Scheer and Fr. Joseph Scheer. She was the beloved cousin of Ruth Gotch and to the many students she taught through the years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dominican Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sister Mary Murray, President.


Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 15, 2016


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Dear John,

          The Obituary  states that Sister received her BA in 1954.

                  May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. On deadline, didn’t see that. ]

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JOBIT: Raftery, Joseph P. [MC1960 RIP] on 2016-Oct-09


RAFFERTY, Joseph P. Age 78, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of Duxbury, MA died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Raftery was born on July 19, 1938 in New York City, NY, the son of the late Patrick Raftery and Theresa McGrath Raftery. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and following his formal education served in the United States Army as a Reservist. He began his career as a Listings Director with the New York Stock Exchange and later worked with the Boston Stock Exchange, retiring as a Corporate Secretary. He enjoyed woodworking and furniture making and loved being a jokester.

Mr. Raftery is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Arlene M. Raftery; sons, LTC Brian W. Raftery, U.S. Army (Ret.) (Mary Therese) and Michael A. Raftery (Michelangelo Apodaca); daughter, Laura E. Raftery (David Blake); grandchildren, 2LT Matthew Raftery, U.S. Army, serving in Iraq (Elizabeth), PFC Sean Raftery, U.S. Army, Kiera Blake, and Erin Blake.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2016 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910 or Bluffton Self Help, Donations Department, P.O. Box 2420, Bluffton, SC 29910.


Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 12, 2016


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Please disregard the first Prayer Request that I sent out. The Funeral Parlor spelled Mr Raftery’s last name incorrectly, two of which I missed. I have herein corrected all and apologize to the Raftery Family.

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

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Dear John,

          I believe that Joseph P. Raftery (not Rafferty) is a member of the Class of 1960.

                May He Rest In Peace.


The name is spelled both ways in the Obit. Our records show Raftery.

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