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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.


Burke, Fr James E. [MC???? RIP]

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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.]

Burke, Fr James E. [MC1971 RIP]

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JOBIT: Relihan, William Charles [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Aug-26



William Charles Relihan
August 28, 1950 – August 26, 2019

William was born on August 28, 1950 and passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019.

William was a resident of Florida at the time of passing.

He attended the La Salle Academy and Manhattan College, joining the brotherhood of Alpha Sigma Beta and graduating with a degree in chemical engineering.

In lieu of flowers, please consider providing a donation to Calvary Lutheran Church, (813) 645-1305; or (AA members only) Tri County Central Office, (813) 933-9123.


Relihan, William Charles [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/107461978

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Dear John,

             I believe that William is member of the Class of 1971.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Relihan, William Charles [MC1971 RIP]

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JOBIT: O’Meara, Martin R. [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Aug-27



Martin R. O’Meara
June 21, 1947 – August 27, 2019
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Martin was a resident of Spartanburg, South Carolina at the time of passing.

A graduate of Manhattan College, Mr. O’Meara earned a Master’s Degree from Pace University and retired from Milliken & Company after 32 years of service as a tax accountant.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 161 North Dean Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302; or Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.


O’Meara, Martin R. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/107456860

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Dear John,

             I believe that Martin is a member of the Class of 1971.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Meara, Martin R. [MC1971 RIP]

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JOBIT: Raccioppo, Nick [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Aug-24



Nicholas J. Raccioppo


Poughkeepsie – Nicholas J. Raccioppo, 70, a 42 year resident of Poughkeepsie, died Saturday, August 24, 2019. He was born in New York City, the son of Nicholas and Maria (Losacco) Raccioppo. He graduated from Manhattan College and moved to Poughkeepsie shortly after marrying his wife, Stephanie (Novak) at Assumption Church in Peekskill on August 22, 1970. They have three children.

Nick was an IBM Project Manager in Poughkeepsie for over 30 years and retired in January 2009. He was also a member of the PMI Hudson Valley Chapter, former President and Tournament Director of the Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club (TOPSC), and a board member for the East Hudson Youth Soccer League. Nick continued to volunteer for the soccer clubs long after his own boys aged out of the program.

In addition to enjoying his volunteer work with soccer, Nick was an avid fan of classic rock and enjoyed attending rock concerts, local plays and poker nights with friends. Nick also enjoyed vacations with his family, including adventures to upstate New York, California and multiple trips to Disney World with his grandchildren. He took great pride in caring for his family and friends.

Nick leaves behind his beloved wife, Stephanie; his daughter, Nicole and her husband Pete Cookingham; his sons, Michael and Marc; grandchildren Brooke Raccioppo, Sean Murphy, Ashley Cookingham; and great grandchild, Kaiden Raccioppo. He also leaves behind his sister, Eleanor Raccioppo and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Family will receive their friends on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 4 to 8pm at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church, Clinton Street in Wappingers Falls.

For directions or to send a personal condolence, please visit our website at http://www.StraubCatalanoHalvey.com.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 26, 2019


Raccioppo, Nick [MC1971 RIP]

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JOBIT: Crane, James J. [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Jun-26



James J. Crane
Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, of Upper Montclair

James J. Crane, 72, of Upper Montclair, N.J., passed away on June 26, 2019 after a short illness.

Jim “Jocko”; “Craner” Crane was born in Brooklyn and moved to Upper Montclair in 1972. After graduating from Manhattan College, Jim honorably served in the Marine Corps Reserve. He also received his MBA from NYU which he pursued while working as a marketing executive for IBM. He remained at IBM for his entire career before retiring in 1998.

Jim was active in his community, volunteering with his wife at the Montclair Human Needs Pantry and participating in the town softball league. Jim was also an avid golfer, enjoying his days on the course with friends. Anyone who spent time with Jim was likely exposed to his never-ending re-telling of spectacularly poor jokes and unfailing devotion to the NY Jets. He was never shy about highlighting his time on the Brooklyn Mariners or his shining moment when he caught a pass from the legendary Joe Namath while playing with the NY Jets.

Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a great friend and was always enthusiastic to spend time with as many of them as possible. Jim was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He rarely missed a lacrosse, soccer, field hockey game or swim meet and was always one of the loudest “cheerleaders” even if he didn’t know what he was cheering for.

Jim is survived by his wife, Lynn (nee Peterson); his children, James S. Crane and wife Kathy, and Jennifer Crane and husband Lee Thompson. He also had four grandchildren, Madeline, Emily, and Meghan Crane and Hannah Thompson, as well as his niece Ashley Cosgrove and a large, loving extended family.

Visiting hours will take place Monday, July 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove Street, Montclair. A Mass of Requiem will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at St. Cassian Church in Upper Montclair. Graveside memorial to follow at The Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair. Memorial donations to humanneedsfoodpantry.org/donate, would be appreciated.

Published in Star-Ledger on June 30, 2019


Crane, James J. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the class of 1971.

May He Rest In Peace


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Crane, James J. [MC1971 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Jun-00



In Memoriam: Sister Marita Regina Bronner

by Comm. Dir. | Jun 10, 2019 | In Memoriam, In Memoriam 2019, NEWS | 2 comments

Sister Marita Regina was an outstanding educator and principal. Students and their families will long remember her for her compassion, kindness, understanding, and the love of learning, which she so joyfully imparted to them.

Sister Marita Regina Bronner (Dorothy) was born April 25, 1925, in Manhattan, one of two children — a daughter and son — of George and Regina Mulcahy Bronner. Dorothy attended PS 193 and Cathedral High School before entering the Sisters of Charity of New York on September 8, 1943. Sister Regina received a BA in French from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and an MA in Religious Studies from Manhattan College. She later earned New York State certification in French K–12 and certification in Supervision and School Administration.

Sister Marita Regina spent fifty-one years of her religious life in the ministry of education, twenty-eight as a classroom teacher and twenty-three as a principal. As an elementary school teacher, she served at Visitation, Bronx; Saint Agatha Home, Nanuet; Saint Patrick, Manhattan; Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island; Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, and Saints Peter and Paul in the Bronx. Her twenty-three years as principal were devoted to Saints Peter and Paul. Altogether Sister Regina served twenty-seven years at Saints Peter and Paul School where her contributions to education were highly valued. In a paper she presented at Convocation 1982, entitled, “The Charity of Christ Impels Us: Effective Charity in the New York Experience,” she stated, “I am proud to be continuing the outstanding achievements our Community has had in education, and I labor in the spirit of affective love with which the heart of Saint Vincent and Mother Seton overflowed.” When Sister Regina left the field of education, she offered her talents and energy to her sisters in retirement at Convent of Mary the Queen, Yonkers, and Saint Patrick Villa, Nanuet. She was living at Saint Patrick Villa at the time of her death on June 8, 2019.

Sister Marita Regina was an outstanding educator and principal. Students and their families will long remember her for her compassion, kindness, understanding, and the love of learning, which she so joyfully imparted to them. Sister Regina possessed a kind spirit and a great sense of humor. She was a true Sister of Charity who exemplified the virtues we are called to live — humility, simplicity and charity.

We rejoice with you now, Sister Marita Regina, as you are welcomed into the peace and joy of the Resurrection. Well done, good and faithful servant.


Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1971.

                 May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bronner, Sr. Marita Regina Dorothy [MC1971 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: O’Donnell, Sister Marie [MC1971 RIP] 2018-Sep-13



Sister Marie O’Donnell, O.P.
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 am

Sister Marie O’Donnell, O.P., who served for 32 years at Msgr. Scanlan High School in the Bronx, died Sept. 13 in Montefiore Nyack Hospital in Nyack. She was 83.

Sister Marie was a history teacher, assistant administrator and principal at Msgr. Scanlan, 1978-2010.

She was principal of Sacred Heart School, Monroe, 1967-1978, and taught at St. Martin of Tours School, the Bronx, 1962-1967. She also served in upstate Norwich.

Born in Brooklyn, Sister Marie entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in 1952 and professed final vows in 1959.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, and a master’s in history from Manhattan College, the Bronx.

A Funeral Mass was offered Sept. 18 in Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Sparkill.


O’Donnell, Sister Marie [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sister Marie received her Masters in 1971.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Donnell, Sister Marie [MC1971 RIP]

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

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