Category Archives: Prayers Requested

A section for those of us who believe that prayer works for what ever reason regardless of to whom it is addressed.

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ruth Ann


Good Morning Prayer Group and Retreat Team,

Peter Sweeney has shared the sad news of the Death of Mrs. Ruth Ann Abbatiello. Mrs. Abbatiello’s Obituary is shared below. Mrs. Abbatiello is the Mother of Reverend Robert Abbatiello, one of our most respected and appreciated speakers at our Manhattan College Reality Retreat. 

Mrs. Abbatiello was called home this past Friday, May 18, 2018. We pray for her, her husband, Brandy, Father Robert and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that the Family find peace in the certain knowledge that she is at peace In God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Following is Mrs. Abbatiello’s Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Obituary for Ruth Ann Abbatiello
WAPPINGERS FALLS – Ruth Ann Abbatiello, a local area resident for over 30 years, died on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Pleasant Valley. She was 87.

She was born on December 15, 1930 in Manhattan. She grew up in Yonkers, where she also raised her family and remained there until the 1980s. In 1950, she married Brandy Abbatiello at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. 

Ruth’s hobbies included gardening and baking, but above all else, she cherished spending time with her family. She had a generous spirit and throughout her life contributed to countless charitable efforts and organizations. 

Survivors include her husband, Brandy, at home; her daughter, Joanne Michelin & her husband Thomas of Hopewell Junction; her son, Joseph Abbatiello & his wife Pina of Wappingers Falls; her daughter, Susan Alfiero & her husband Carmel of Pleasant Valley; her son, Fr. Robert Abbatiello, O.F.M.,Cap. of Yonkers; her grandchildren and their spouses: Joseph (Melissa), Brandi (Chris), Paul (Renee), Alison (James), Nicholas (Michelle), Matthew (Michelle), Lawrence (Lauren), and Sara; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives & friends.

Ruth was predeceased by her grandson, Thomas Michelin, Jr., in 2008.

Calling hours were held from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. on Monday, May 21 at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at 10 a.m. on Tueday, May 22 at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Entombment will follow in the Community Mausoleum at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two


Good Morning All,

Nancy Maksomski asks for her prayers for her Dad. Dave will be having his Pacemaker replaced today, Tuesday. The MDs are hopeful they will be sending him home today. However, there is an additional procedure he needs to have done and depending upon how the Pacemaker replacement goes, they may admit him for a few days. In addition to the Pacemaker, after having his left knee fixed, his right kneecap cracked and will have to be replaced sooner rather than later but there needs to be at least a month between the Pacemaker replacement and the knee operation to prevent infection. Nancy’s Dad has had a rough year but he remains in good spirits. You may recall that just before Easter he had Knee surgery and we hoped he would not be hiding any Easter Eggs in the trees for his Grandchildren. We pray that replacing his pacemaker goes as hoped and that his other health issues may be taken care of soon. 

I ask for your prayers for a dear friend of mine who is experiencing some health issues for which the MDs have yet to find the cause. They continue to test her and feel that she is healthy in spite of what is transpiring. We pray that the MDs are able to pinpoint the cause of her discomforting symptoms and able to treat her as necessary. 

Thank you for your prayers for these two good people and please keep their Families in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Sarah


Good Morning All And The Retreat Team,

It is with sadness that I share the news of the passing of Mrs. Sarah McIntyre, Mother of Frank McIntyre, a good Friend and member of the Manhattan College Retreat Team. Mrs. McIntyre was called home on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Visiting hours will be today, Monday, May21, 2018, 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Hodder Farenga Funeral Home
899 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, N.Y. 10704

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at,

St. Barnabas Church
10:45 AM
409 East 241st Street
Bronx, N. Y. 10470

Thank you Mike for sharing the news. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for several


Good Morning All,

The following Prayer Requests need our attention.

From Mike McEneney, please raise the volume for the theNew Born Baby Granddaughter of fellow Jasper Ed Borrelli ’73. She is the Baby Daughter of Fellow Jasper Christen M. Borrelli ’06. The Baby has had one Operation and is in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit recovering from her Surgery. We pray that the Surgery has resolved the Baby’s problem and that no further Surgery is necessary for this precious tyke and that she will soon be going home. Please keep her Mom, Christen, in your prayers as well.

I ask for your prayers for the Daughter of a friend down here in Delaware. Therra is the Mother of three children under the age of 5 with the youngest being less than one year old. Therra has been diagnosed with Cancer that has spread throughout her body and she is in critical
condition but not giving up. Therra is a Faith centered young woman who places her trust in God. Please raise the volume for this young woman and her Family during this very desperate time,

Please continue to keep Teri ’81, Mike McEneney’s Daughter, in your prayers as she continues to recover from her fall and Concussion.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for John


Good Morning All,

Lou Calvelli has shared a prayer request for Fellow Jasper, John Roe ’56 of New Hyde Park, N.Y. John suffered a stroke a few days ago in Naples, Florida. He is recovering and will be flown to Long Island on a Medical Jet. Please pray for John’s full and speedy recovery free of complication. Please keep John’s Wife, Colette and their Children, Karen and John, in your prayers as well. Thank you Lou. Thank you, Jim Connors. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Terri


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has asked for our prayers for their Daughter Terri. Terri took a fall in her home and suffered a Cocussion. Terri is home recuperating but is still in pain. We pray that this good woman recuperates fully and quickly and free of any complication. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Goebel, Roger [MC1957 RIP]


Good Afternoon All,

George Skau asks for our prayers for a Classmate and Friend of his, Roger James Goebel, Esq.’57. Roger was called home on April 20, 2018. He was 82 Years old. For 33 years he was Law Professor at Fordham University. Prior to his Tenure at Fordham, he was a Partner in an International Law firm and spent several years at the Paris, France office. A recognized International Scholar thought of by many as a genius. His accomplishments are two numerous to list, his reputation larger than life. He will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. A Memorial Service will be held in the Fall. Thank you George. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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