Posted on 01 February 2014.
Bill Kresse, cartoonist for The Tablet, died Jan. 21 at the age of 80.
A retired artist for the New York Daily News, he had also worked for the now-defunct New York Herald Tribune, the Asssociated Press and Terrytoons.
He was an active member of St. Joan of Arc parish, Jackson Heights, where he had been active with the Ushers Society and the Holy Name Society. He also belonged to Kearney Council of the Knights of Columbus. His activities with his parish and the K. of C. often found their way into his cartoons.
Msgr. Otto Garcia, pastor of St. Joan of Arc, said Kresse “was a very pleasant man who remained active in the parish and was always faithful to his commitment to the church.”
His work currently also appeared in The Queens Courier.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 28 at St. Joan of Arc Church. He is survived by Lorraine, his wife of almost 60 years.
Mary Ellen Maguire, a former guidance counselor at Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, and Fort Hamilton H.S., died Jan. 7 at her home after a battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 10 at Precious Blood Church, Monmouth Beach, N.J.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Donald, a former advertising executive for The Tablet.
She is survived by her sons Robert D. and James M. Maguire; her sister Marjorie T. McManus; and her brothers, Paul M. McManus, Robert W. McManus and Stephen McManus (Karen); and grandchildren Jack H., Matthew R. and Addison G. Maguire.
Eileen V. Falvey, who served as secretary of Incarnation parish, Queens Village, for more than 20 years, died Jan. 6 at the age of 94.
She and her late husband, Hugh, were very active in parish life since moving there in 1952. She also worked closely with the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 13 at Incarnation Church. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto presided.
Immediate survivors include her children Thomas, Ellen and Kevin; her sister, Mary Enersen of Bay Ridge; and five grandchildren.
Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village.
Sister Constance Horan, S.C., (Sister Constance Marie) died Jan. 20 at the Convent of Mary the Queen, Yonkers, N.Y., at the age of 100.
Born in Manhattan, she entered the Sisters of Charity in 1932 and made her final profession of vows in 1938. She earned a bachelor’s in history at the College of Mount St. Vincent, a master’s in history from Fordham University and a master’s in home economics from N.Y.U.
In 1949, she helped open the home economics department at both Bishop McDonnell M.H.S., Crown Heights, and Cathedral H.S., Manhattan.
In 1961, she began teaching at Grace Institute, where she served in many departments of adult education: fashion merchandising, clothing construction and tailoring. Her remarkable talents were especially recognized in the day and evening sessions of the merchandising department, where she supported many immigrants in their choice of career.
In 2003, she retired to the Convent of Mary the Queen.
She was chairperson of the Sisters of Charity Habit Committee in the years following Vatican Council II, when each sister was free to choose her own mode of dress. She made arrangements with David Chrystal Manufacturers to design outfits for those who chose to dress in simple, contemporary style.
Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Yonkers.
Joseph P. Quinlan, a retired pubic school principal and past president of the St. Patrick’s Society of Brooklyn and the Men’s Club of Bay Ridge, died Jan. 24.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 29 at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen, and their children, Eileen Quinlan and Elizabeth McMurray. He was predeceased by his daughter, Erin Patricia Quinlan.