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: NYPD Detective Anthony DiCarlo, a father of one Jasper and married to another


RE: Maria (Lamicella) DiCarlo ’93, Maria Alexa DiCarlo ’21

NYPD Detective Anthony DiCarlo was a cherished husband, father, son, brother and friend to countless people. He was a hero to all who knew and loved him. Anthony passed away suddenly at age 51 on February 22, 2019. He will always be remembered for his infinite love for his wife Maria (Manhattan College ’93), the life lessons he taught his daughters, his selfless generosity to all he met, his silly jokes, his commitment to his NYPD family, and the strong friendships he created across the world. He was first and foremost a family man. He will be deeply missed forever. Anthony is survived by his incredible wife, Maria and their beautiful daughters Maria ’21, Daniella and Ariana. Anthony is also survived by his loving father, Anthony, his two brothers, Jason and Marc, sister-in-law Nicole and countless devastated family members. Anthony was predeceased by beloved mother, Carol. Maria is a sophomore at Manhattan College, Daniella will be attending University of Georgia in August and Ariana is headed to high school this fall.


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[JR: Did a quick search.] 


DALTON F H Obituary

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Anthony was born on May 4, 1967 and passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Anthony was a resident of New York at the time of passing.

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Brotherhood for the Fallen – NYC
February 24 ·

NYPD Detective Anthony Di Carlo was a cop’s cop. He died of a heart attack recently, leaving behind a beautiful family. Throughout the course of his career, he took care of anyone who needed a hand. Please consider returning the favor. The below GoFundMe was set up by a fellow detective and member of Brotherhood for the Fallen to help Anthony’s family. Please give whatever you can.

[JR: No longer accepting donations.]

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DiCarlo, Maria Lamicella [MC1993]

DiCarlo, Maria Alexa  [MC2021]

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MOBIT: Daelemans, Teresa Marie [MCspouse RIP] of Daelemans, George Lucien [MC1956 RIP]


Teresa Marie Daelemans
(1937 – 2019)

Teresa Marie Daelemans, of West River MD, returned to Christ, June 13th, 2019 surrounded by the love of her family. She joins her husband George Lucien Daelemans, who passed in April 2010.

Born April 1st, 1937 in Queens New York, the oldest child to Violet and Joseph Thompson, both first generation immigrants. Raised in the Catholic faith, A lifelong fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, she graduated from Dominican Commercial Catholic HS. Upon graduation it was her plan to enter the convent until fate intervened and she met George, a recent graduate of Manhattan College, at a Church dance. They married August 10th, 1957.

Terry learned from her parents’ self-determination and resourcefulness. Her, “Don’t tell what I can’t do” attitude, brought her and her young family of 5 children to Maryland, in 1967, where George began his long career with NASA and the space industry. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s she was a devoted, hands-on, stay at home mom. When the time came, she supported the family income working part time at St. Nicholas Rectory in Laurel. After the move to West River, she became an executive secretary at Annapolis Federal S&L.

She was coaxed into early retirement to return to caring for her grandchildren. It was her life’s goal to be a loving wife and mother, taking great pride in shaping the lives of her children and grandchildren. Something she instilled in them all, for which we are very grateful. Her lasting love for her husband and family will be cherished. Through her faith in the Lord, and her family, Teresa was able to navigate the journey of wife and motherhood.

Her journey now over, she rests in peace in the loving embrace of Christ. She is survived by her 5 children, George, Gerard, Gregory, Peg, and Gary, 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and her three younger siblings, Jim, Gerard and Nancy.

Friends and family may call on Sunday June 23rd, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Hardesty Funeral Home, 905 Galesville Rd, Galesville, MD 20765. A funeral mass will be held June 24th, 2019, 11 am, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 101 Owensville Rd, West River, MD 20778 In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Published in The Capital Gazette on June 20, 2019


Daelemans, Teresa Marie [MCspouse RIP]


Daelemans, George Lucien [MC???? RIP] 2010-April-00


George L. Daelemans Jr., 75, of West River, died April 18 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 9, 1934, in New York, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Marie Daelemans, whom he married in August 1957; five children; one brother; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 22 at Hardesty Funeral Home P.A., 905 Galesville Road, Galesville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in West River. Private interment.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus Council # 8251.

Online condolences can be made at

[JR: Never mentioned Alma Mater.]

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the class of 1956.

May Teresa Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Daelemans, George Lucien [MC1956 RIP]

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

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MOBIT: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports the passing of Big Tom


Good Afternoon All,

It is with great sadness that I share the. Word of the Passing of Mr. Thomas A. McCarthy (Big Tom), Father of Tom McCarthy. Mr. McCarthy has been in our prayers over the past three or so years as he fought the good fight with Cancer. Big Tom, was a Retired Veteran, United States Army National Guard and Army Reserve Lt. Colonel. He served in the Rainbow Division, 42nd Maintenance Battalion and and did some Government work in the Pentagon in the early ’90s. He was called home on Sunday, June 2, 2019. He died peacefully in his sleep. He fought the good fight along with the loving support of his Family and Friends. We are often Blessed with having someone special in our Family and Tom was that very special person in his Family. As Tom has said, His Dad’s greatest achievement was being a true Family Man and sharing his love for life with with his Wife, his Children and Grandchildren. We pray for Tom, his Wife of more than 46 years, Katherine, their Children, Tom, Kerri Ann, Tricia, Laura and their Families as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have shared the following Obituary and loving Tribute to this good man. We pray that the Family will find peace in the sure knowledge that Tom is at rest in God’s Eternal Embrace and give thanks for the life they shared. The Family thank you for your prayers and thoughts.
Visitation will be:

3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday
June 4th & June 5th
Yorktown Funeral Home
945 East Main Street
Yorktown, N.Y. 10588

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at:

11:15 AM, Thursday, June 6, 2019
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
1377 E. Main Street
Shrub Oak, N.Y. 10588

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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From Tom:

As inevitable as the day was, it was still a bit of a shock to get the phone call yesterday morning. My mother had a really nice visit with just the two of them Saturday evening and I think that dad took comfort in knowing it was his time to go and he went peacefully in his sleep during the night. I know that grief is the price we pay for love and he was greatly loved… he will be greatly missed.

Thanks, of course, for all of the prayerful wishes during his time of illness these last few years. My mother, sisters, and I really appreciate it.

Link to obituary (also copied below):!/Obituary

Thanks so much and take care.


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MOBIT: Vreeland, James Joseph [MCxFaculty] 2019-May-15


From: McGoey Tom (MC1969) 
May 24, 2019, 10:35 PM 

VREELAND–James Joseph, beloved husband of Joan, devoted father of James and Kristen, loving father-in-law of Arismendys Frias, adored grandfather of Brian, Alex, and Aris passed away peacefully on May 15, 2019, at the age of 86.

Born in Brooklyn, James attended Bishop Loughlin High School before entering the religious order of the Brothers of the Christian Schools as Brother Cosmas Gregory. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy at Saint Louis University, he joined the Manhattan College faculty.

He left the Brothers in 1969, taking a position at IBM as a writer and then manager in publications.

Upon retirement, he returned to teaching at Ulster County Community College and the New York state prison in Napanoch. Committed to civil rights, James participated in the 1963 March on Washington, and introduced his many students to the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Among his many hobbies were writing, taking his grandchildren to the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

A mass will be offered at the De La Salle Chapel at Manhattan College on June 16, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Vreeland, James Joseph [MCxFaculty]

[JR: Thanks for the assist to McGoey Tom (MC1969)]

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MOBIT: Fitzpatrick, Francis “Frank” Anthony “Fitz” [MP1970 RIP] 2019-Feb-18


Frank Fitzpatrick
1952 – 2019 Obituary

Francis “Frank” Anthony Fitzpatrick, age 66, entered his eternal home in heaven on February 18, 2019, passing away peacefully at home after an eighteenth month battle with throat cancer. Love for his family and his unshakable belief in God gave him peace to leave his battle behind.

He was the youngest child of Francis Fitzpatrick and Loretta Lunning and the brother of Judi Calhoun and Gail Lyons. Frank was born a “New Yorker” on November 7, 1952 but became a “California boy” at 17 years old when he moved to California to attend college. He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminology from UC Berkeley followed by his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from USC. In 1974, he was hired as a Criminalist in the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Crime Laboratory where he worked for thirty years, retiring in 2004 as the Laboratory Director.

After his retirement, Frank formed his own successful forensic consulting business where he provided national and international forensic agencies with training and assessments of their forensic quality systems.

Frank will be remembered by his family, friends and associates for his many admirable qualities. Frank was incredibly intelligent with a vast depth of knowledge in many subjects, but perhaps his most memorable trait was his sharp wit and often unexpected dry sense of humor.

Frank is survived by his wife of 10 years Maggie, or as he called her, “his everything.” He is also survived by his daughter, Veronica; son, Frankie; his grandchild, Francis Charles “Charlie”; and his sisters Judi and Gail.

Frank’s memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 21st, 1:00pm, at his church, Eastside Christian Church, 3330 E. Miraloma, Anaheim.

The family gratefully declines flowers but would be honored to have donations made in Frank’s name to the child sponsorship ministry of CMF, International. Donations can be made by check to CMF, International and mailed to Eastside Christian Church, 3330 E. Miraloma, Anaheim, 92806, attention Arty VanGeloof, Director Global Compassion.

Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 3, 2019


Fitzpatrick, Francis “Frank” Anthony “Fitz” [MP1970 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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MOBIT: Mary P. Cadigan, wife of Cadigan, Joseph [MC1941 RIP]


Mary P. Cadigan | March 28, 2019

Mary P. Cadigan died peacefully at home in Garden City at the age of 94. She was born an only child to Dr. John and Irene McCaffrey in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help and The Mary Louis Academy. As a child, she enjoyed summers at Spring Lake NJ.

Along with the teachings of her mom and dad, her education and faith took a strong hold on her and determined her future life. While in high School, her family moved to Floral Park where she attended and graduated from Sewanaka High School in 1941. At a time when most women went to work, Mary attended and graduated from Adelphi University in 1945 when the campus consisted of only 3 buildings. She was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta National sorority until her death. Being a young motivated woman, she continued her education and earned her master’s degree in teaching at Columbia University. Columbia was where she borrowed a book from a classmate, Joseph Cadigan. Upon the return of the book, he jokingly asked her to take him out to lunch, and he quickly became the love of her life. He had been a lieutenant in the Navy during WWII, graduated Manhattan College and was also getting a master’s in education. They married in 1947 at Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park with a reception at the Garden City hotel. Joseph was the principal of Stewart Manor School for many years, he assumed principal and administrator positions in Elmont and Port Washington and post retirement worked for the Garden City School District Adult Education.

Their mutual values of God, family and education were part of the recipe that bonded them together. They married and had 7 children whom they cherished dearly. Their first test of strength and faith was when they lost their son Jeff at the tender age of five from cancer. Mom always reminded us, that “children are lent to their earthly mothers and we all belong to God”. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, another son, John, her daughter Mary Conroy and her grandson, Kevin Conroy. Through it all, she continued to be a pillar of faith and strength for her family. She stopped teaching in Baldwin upon the birth of her first child. In later years, when her children were grown, she returned to teach homebound students in Baldwin. She raised her family in Garden City and enjoyed summers at her home in Connecticut at The Candlewood Lake Club.

She was active in the Mercy League, St. Joseph’s Rosary Society, Long Island Panhellenic, Girl Scouts, CCD as an instructor, her children’s school events and many additional community organizations. Along with her husband Joe, she was a Eucharistic minister for the homebound of St. Joseph’s Church in Garden City. She was determined to attend Annual Kappa Alpha Theta Christmas Teas at Adelphi and class reunions until her last year. She was honored to be photographed with Robert A. Scott the president of Adelphi at her 70th college reunion in 2015.

Mary continually modeled faith, love, and respect for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved unconditionally. She laid a foundation of strong morals and values for her family to carry on in her legacy.

All who knew her were aware that she never missed an opportunity to share a lengthy, detailed story. Whether it made you laugh or made you cry, the story left people in awe due to her phenomenal memory of people, places, dates and events. She never intentionally tried to be humorous but, in the end, her words and thoughts always made others laugh. She loved being in the company of others, especially children and she loved family parties! Around the house you could often hear her singing and humming old tunes. In her later years she mostly looked forward to spending time with her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her so much joy and a reason to carry on. As she always said to them “You light up my life!”

Until her death, she prayed everyday with intentions for family, friends, her home health aides and even strangers she saw on the news. Every night she prayed for the homeless, poor, sick and misdirected. Mary always sincerely thanked God for her wonderful life and her so many blessings.

A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Joseph’s in Garden City and Holy Rood in Westbury. With a reception of family and friends at the Garden City Country Club. Mary is survived by Jay (Pam), Jerry (Bette), Irene (John), Lori (Bob) son in law John Conroy, 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. She was adored by all and will forever be in our hearts.

The family thanks Garden City friends especially Kip Owen, Gerry Kelly and Eileen Casey for taking time to visit her and to all those that reached out to our family since her death. In her memory she would like you to please visit lonely neighbors and children in cancer hospitals. Donate blood or give to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital.

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Cadigan, Joseph [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

The late Joseph is a member of the class of 1941

May Mary Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cadigan, Joseph [MC1941 RIP]

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MOBIT: Baker, Catherine V. [Jasper Wife and Mom] 2019-Mar-25


Dear John,

Below is a full Obituary for Catherine.


Catherine V. Baker
July 8, 1932 – March 25, 2019

We cherish our memory of Catherine Veronica (Guldner) Baker who passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at her home at Sunrise of New City. Born in Bronx, NY to Margaret (McKenna) and John Conrad Guldner, she attended St. Barnabas High School, and in 2011 she was inducted into the St. Barnabas High School’s Hall of Fame. She attended Hunter College and worked at Springs Mills in Manhattan until her marriage to Richard G. Baker in 1954, six days after he returned from service in Korea. Their strong faith and love for each other, as well as their devotion to serving others formed the foundation for all who were blessed to know them during their 61 years of marriage.

Cathy leaves a legacy of love with her children: Richard of Spring Lake, NJ, Theresa (Mark) Ferretti of Spring Lake, NJ, Mary (Jim) Kelly of Tomkins Cove, NY, Peggy Baker of Bardonia, NY and Stephen (Jackie) Baker of Mahwah, NJ. She is pre-deceased by her daughter, Kathleen her husband, Richard and her siblings, Bob and Ruth. She is survived by her brothers John (Carole) Guldner, Thomas (Donna) Guldner, and sister Fran (Tom) Crammer.

Catherine was beloved Nana to 10 grandchildren, Mark, Kathleen, Michael, James, Laura, Daniel, Matthew, Robert, John, and McKenna, their spouses and 5 great grandchildren, Madeline, Gabriella, Noah, McCall, and Henry.

A meeting with Mother Theresa of Calcutta, now Saint Theresa in the fall of 1975, forever inspired her devotion and tireless work as founder/director and member of the Board of Directors of Birthright of Rockland County. She ultimately served as the New York State Regional Consultant for Birthright International. Cathy touched the lives of many through her faith filled service and contagious smile. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Birthright of Rockland County in Nanuet, NY. (

Visiting hours will be held at Higgins Funeral Home, New City, NY on Thursday March 28, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9. A Funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11am at St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack, NY.

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Widow of Richard Baker ’52, Mother of Stephen Baker ’88

Baker, Catherine V. 

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