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Obit of Manhattan College people who are not Jaspers. Beloved for laboring in “our” vineyard, we don’t let the deaths pass unmourned.

MOBIT: Mahony, John [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2016-Nov-14

2016-Nov-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=JOHN-MAHONY&pid=182620028

JOHN MAHONY
Obituary

MAHONY—John, passed away in Danbury, CT on November 14, 2016 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Born in the Bronx on January 15, 1931 to John V. and Mildred G. Mahony, he grew up in Bayside, Queens. John received a BS in Chemistry from St. Johns University, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from UC, Berkeley.

He taught Chemistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years and Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY for 47 years, retiring at age 83. During his time at the school, John mentored over 100 students in scientific research. He established the John V. and Mildred G. Mahony Medal, awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in research. He created a foundation at Manhattan College specifically for the support of undergraduate research in Environmental Engineering.

John was also a skilled carpenter, and a lover of classical music, art, and literature. He enjoyed playing tennis, and trekking in Chile, Peru, and Nepal.

John is survived by his wife, Susan Matthews, brothers Brian Mahony (Florence) and Kevin Mahony (Mary), nieces TeriAnn Mahony-Miller (Nick) and Erin Mahony (Mark), nephews Breen Mahony (Katie) and Colin Mahony (Katherine), and great-nieces Ella and Charlotte Mahony and Zoe Swarz.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2017. Donations in his memory may be made to the Regional Hospice Center of Danbury, CT.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2016

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Mahony, John [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/john-mahony-condolences/182620028?cid=full

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JOHN MAHONY

 
Obituary
Be the first to share your memories or express your condolences in the Guest Book for JOHN MAHONY.
 
 

MAHONY–John,

passed away in Danbury, CT on November 14, 2016 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. Born in the Bronx on January 15, 1931 to John V. and Mildred G. Mahony, he grew up in Bayside, Queens. John received a BS in Chemistry from St. Johns University, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from UC, Berkeley. He taught Chemistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years and Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY for 47 years, retiring at age 83. During his time at the school, John mentored over 100 students in scientific research. He established the John V. and Mildred G. Mahony Medal, awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in research. He created a foundation at Manhattan College specifically for the support of undergraduate research in Environmental Engineering. John was also a skilled carpenter, and a lover of classical music, art, and literature. He enjoyed playing tennis, and trekking in Chile, Peru, and Nepal. John is survived by his wife, Susan Matthews, brothers Brian Mahony (Florence) and Kevin Mahony (Mary), nieces TeriAnn Mahony-Miller (Nick) and Erin Mahony (Mark), nephews Breen Mahony (Katie) and Colin Mahony (Katherine), and great-nieces Ella and Charlotte Mahony and Zoe Swarz. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2017. Donations in his memory may be made to the Regional Hospice Center of Danbury, CT.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2016

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MOBIT: Ruddy, Juliana Julie Burkard [MCspouse RIP] on 2016-Oct-27

2016-Oct-30

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nky/obituary.aspx?n=Juliana-Ruddy&pid=182187315

Juliana Ruddy
1926 – 2016
Obituary

Juliana (Julie) (Burkard) born in Queens, NY in 1926, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.

She was the oldest of four daughters of Philip and Charlotte (Viebrock) Burkard of Forest Hills, NY. Julie graduated from Mary Louis Academy and Good Council College in White Plains (College of White Plains). Additionally, she completed two years at Fordham Law School. Julie married Walter Ruddy, a WWII vet and Manhattan College graduate in October 1949, and they had three children- Richard, Barbara and the late Donald (1992).

In addition to being a full-time mother, avid reader, knitter and bridge player, Julie was active in Glen Rock, NJ at the Public Library and St. Catharine’s School, where she taught Sunday school and was active in the parish Rosary Altar Society. They lived in Glen Rock, NJ, from 1961 until moving to Cincinnati in 2009.

Walter died in 2012. Julie is survived by two children – Barbara Ruddy (Denver, CO), her children – Nicole Baran, Eric and Lauren Zell Baran, and Andrew Baran; Richard Ruddy and Barbara Wriston-Ruddy (Cincinnati, OH), their children – Charlotte Rebecca and John Davis, Amanda and Meg Ruddy.

A memorial service is to be planned. Memorials may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Condolences to hodappfuneralhome.com

Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2016 

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Ruddy, Juliana Julie Burkard [MCspouse RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Good Evening All,

 
Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Juliana ‘Julie’ Burkard Ruddy, Wife of Fellow Jasper Walter R. Ruddy ’48 BS (deceased, 2012). We pray for Juliana, Walter and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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MOBIT: Leahy, Br. James [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2016-Oct-27

2016-Oct-27

http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2016/10/retired_religious_teacher_identified_as_victim_of.html

Retired teacher, 88, killed in crash near Christian Brothers Academy
MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 
on October 27, 2016 at 1:19 PM, updated October 27, 2016 at 4:16 PM

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MIDDLETOWN — Brother James Leahy was a fixture on the Christian Brothers Academy campus, well known at the private boys’ school in Lincroft for his volunteerism and his distinguished career that took him to East Africa for nine years.

At 88, Leahy had his daily routine down: daily Mass, lunch with his fellow retired brothers, a trip to the mailbox to put out the day’s correspondence and a nice long walk in the nearby county park.

It was at the start of one of those walks on Wednesday afternoon, school officials said, that Leahy was hit by a car and killed, leaving his religious community mourning a man who devoted his life to teaching.

“He was active, funny and had a great sense of humor,” said Brother Frank Byrne, president of Christian Brothers. “He was 88 years old and still very active.”

Releasing few details about the incident, Middletown police said Leahy was hit by a car in front of the school around 1:36 p.m.

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Born in New York, Leahy joined the brothers in 1946 and worked in several elementary and high schools and was a professor at St. Mary’s College in California and Manhattan College in New York, Byrne said.

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Leahy, Br. James [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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

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MOBIT: Fortunato, Joseph J. [MCretreatant] on 2016-Oct-12 by McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

2016-Oct-15

Good Evening All,

Ed McEneney has shared the following information and sad news regarding a good friend to many of us and a regular retreatant at our Manhattan College Reality Retreat. Joe a United States Army WW11 Decorated Veteran was called home on October 12, 2016. We pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife Eleanor who predeceased Joe 7 months ago. We pray for their Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one in the sure and certain knowledge that this good and faithful servant is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Joe, you will be missed by so many.

Thank you Ed Thank you all. God Bless.

I could not transfer a picture attached by Ed But those of you who knew Joe have seen the picture

Phil Colon

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Joseph J. Fortunato 93 and a member of St. Patrick’s Parish for 52 years died on October 12, 2016.

Joe had made 24 retreats with the St. Patrick and Manhattan College retreat groups.  You ask how did he get into the EMM picture….well he was walking near us he stopped and we asked him to join us for the picture. This quiet spiritual man had a past which he would talk about from time to time in the small group discussion after each presentation.  On “D” day he landed on Omaha Beach he shared how his life was spared by Jesus a number of times, he earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and received a battle field commission.  He attended OCS for two days. His faith was rock solid.  He stood the test of time.  
His wife Eleanor died 7 months ago.
 
He is being waked at Clark’s in Yorktown:
Friday  October 14, 2016
From 2:00PM to 4:00PM & 7:00PM to 9:00PM
 
Mass is Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00AM
New St. Patrick’s Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 
Ed McEneney
 
John 15:16: Jesus said: “You did not chose me but I choose you”  John 15:16
 
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[JR: Guess that makes him an honorary Jasper.]  

Fortunato, Joseph J. [MCretreatant]

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MOBIT: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the O’Leary family

2016-Sep-27

Good Morning All,

Tom McCarthy has shared the following Obituary that he received from Neil O’Leary which includes Visitation and Funeral arrangements. We continue to pray for Lillian, Neil and their Family as we remember this special Lady. She will be missed by many. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)  

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    Lillian M. O’Leary born in the Bronx, NY, on September 2, 1943, died on September 22nd. She resided in Dumont, NJ, prior to moving to Sarasota, FL (University Park Country Club) in 1999. She succumbed to ALS after a courageous two year battle.

    Lillian is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, Cornelius J. O’Leary, two step-daughters, Joan Sartorio and her husband Tony, and Jill Kiernan and her husband Dave, as well as six grandchildren: David and his wife Lauren, Joseph, Andrew, Timothy, William and Jennifer. She also leaves seven first-cousins: Anne Martyn, Irene McLaughlin, Robert Cunniffe, Maurice Cunniffe, Marion Cunniffe, Morris Cunniffe and Thomas Cunniffe.

    Lillian attended Aquinas High School in the Bronx and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fordham University. She was a teacher in the NYC Public Schools for 30 years finishing her career at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.  

    Lillian was an avid reader, a fabulous cook, and a world traveler visiting more than 170 countries during her life.  She was a wonderfully upbeat and generous lady who when you met her had an inner light that left you smiling and feeling happy to have known her. Her sense of humor delighted her family and friends.

    A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 8th at 10AM at Sacred Heart Church in Haworth, NJ. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visitation is Friday, October 7th, from 3-9 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont.

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Dear John,

             I believe that Neil is a member of the Class of 1960.

May Lillian Rest In Peace.

                      Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Leary, Neil [MC1960]

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MOBIT: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports Mrs. Lillian O’Leary, Spouse of Neil O’Leary ’60 BA

2016-Sep-22

RE: Mrs. Lillian O’Leary, Spouse of Neil O’Leary ’60 BA

 Goodd Morning All,
 
It is with sadness that I share the news of the passing of Mrs. Lillian O’Leary. She was called home early this morning after suffering with ALS for the past three or so years. Neil, a good friend to several of us, was in touch today with George Skau  and George reached out. Please keep Lillian, Neil and their family in your prayers. Lillian was a wonderfully upbeat and generous lady who when you met her, she had an inner light that left you smiling and feeling happy to have met her. We remember Lillian and pray for her. We pray for Neil and their Family that they find peace in the certain knowledge that Lillian is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace.
 
I will share services information as I receive it. Thank you George. Thank you all. God Bless.
 
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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MOBIT: White, Margaret Sullivan [MCspouse RIP] on 2016-Sep-08

2016-Sep-11

 

MARGARET WHITE
Obituary

Margaret Sullivan White, 88
Kindergarten teacher and mother of eight

Margaret Sullivan White passed away on Sept. 9, 2016, in Toms River, N.J., after a brief illness. She spent her final days surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years old.

Margaret grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where she was the oldest daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Golden) Sullivan, and the loving sister to eight brothers and two sisters. The mothering skills she acquired as the oldest daughter in a large Irish Catholic family served her well in later years when she had eight of her own children with her husband, John V. White; he predeceased her in 2005.

Margaret, lovingly nick-named Dolly by her family, attended St. Ephrem’s grade school, and Saint Brendan’s high school in Bay Ridge, and graduated from Notre Dame College on Staten Island in 1950. She met her beloved husband, John, through her brother, Gerry Sullivan, when they attended Manhattan College together.

After marrying on Nov. 23, 1950, they started the first half of their family on 74th street in Bay Ridge, where they had Mary, Tom, Marge, Bernadette, and John Joseph. They moved to Tenth Street in New Dorp on Staten Island in 1960, where the family grew to eight children with the addition of Richard, Frances, and Vincent.

The Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish was the center of their educational and faith universe, where at one point she had six of her eight children attending the elementary school at one time.

Her life became even busier when she became the kindergarten teacher at St. Clare’s elementary school in Great Kills in 1969, where she taught 90 children daily between the day and afternoon sessions.

At the end of the school day, she would come home to her own bustling household, where she tried to keep law and order, sometimes successfully.

In 1987, Margaret and John retired and moved to Toms River, N.J., and lived part of the year in Jupiter, Fla. They had a wonderful marriage.

Margaret’s Catholic faith was a constant in her life and sustained her throughout her 88 years. Challenged by polio as a young child, she spent two years in the hospital and received what was then considered radical surgery at the time on her spine which allowed her to live a normal life. She was a petite woman with larger than life courage culled from her faith, which sustained her through the untimely losses of her sons, John Joseph, in 1996, and Tom, in 2002, and her husband, John, in 2005.

To everyone who knew her, she radiated a warmth and gentleness that made her so beloved and easy to be with. She was adored by her children, grandchildren, daughters and sons-in-law, and siblings. All who visited with her always came away with some of her cheerful and faithful energy. Even when she met challenging health crises in her final years, she was ever reliant on her faith. Her health aide, Aida Delola, was a godsend who provided so much love and support along with her great neighbors, Linda and Sam LaBrutto.

The essence of her being was exemplified in a school project interview conducted by her grandson, Dylan Jones, who asked her about the best ways to help others, and she replied, “the greatest gift to help others is the gift of kindness.” This she gave in great quantity.Margaret is survived by her loving children, Mary Kudless, Margaret Yale, Bernadette White, Richard White, Frances Dailey, and Vincent White, and her beloved sons and daughters-in- law, John Kudless, David Yale, Stephen Jones, Dina and Ernie Karayel, Caroline Chauvin, Richard Dailey, and Donna White.

She is also survived by her loving siblings, John Sullivan, Peter Sullivan, Ralph Sullivan, Betty Haggerty, and Frances Sullivan, and her beloved sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Sullivan, Kathy Sullivan, John Brennan, and Patricia Sullivan.

She also leaves her many grandchildren who loved her deeply, Matthew White, Jessica White, Deanna White, Margot Yale, Dylan Jones, Olivia Jones, Leon and Johnny Kartsanis, Emily White, Kathleen Dailey, Erin Dailey, Richard Dailey, Colleen Dailey, Joseph Dailey, Christopher White and Andrew White, and three great-grandchildren, Thomas, Harleigh, and James, and many nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas Sullivan, Gerry Sullivan, Billy Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, and Bishop Joseph Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bishop Joseph Sullivan Center for Health in Haiti, c/o The Catholic Medical Mission Board, 100 Wall Street, 9th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10005.

Calling hours are Monday, Sept. 12, between 7 and 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 13, between 2 and 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. at the Casey McCallaum Rice Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Ave., S.I. with the Mass of Resurrection to be held on Wednesday at St. Clare’s R.C. Church at 11 a.m. followed by burial at The Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island.

Casey McCallum Rice
South Shore F/H
30 Nelson Ave.SI, NY 10308

Published in Staten Island Advance on Sept. 11, 201

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White, Margaret Sullivan [MCspouse RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/siadvance/margaret-white-condolences/181365677?cid=full

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Dear John,

      I believe that Margaret’s Husband, John, is a member of the class
of 1948.

          May They Both Rest In Peace.

                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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