Cardinal Ivan Dias

Indian Cardinal Ivan Dias, a longtime diplomat who was fluent in 17 languages, died June 19 in Rome after a long illness. He was 81.

Sister Mary Raymond Keane, C.S.J.

Sister Mary Raymond Keane, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 71 years, died June 2 at Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood.

Sister Alice Wheeler, C.S.J.

Sister Alice Wheeler, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 70 years, died May 30. She would have been 88 on July 6.

Bishop David R. Choby

Bishop David R. Choby of Nashville died June 3 at St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., where he was undergoing treatment for injuries that he sustained in a fall at his home Feb. 7. He was 70.

Antonin Kocurek

Antonin Kocurek, the father of Father Antonin Kocurek, a priest of the Diocese of Ostrava-Opava in Czech Republic, now serving in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish, Forest Hills, died June 10.


Teresa Chanan

A memorial Mass for Teresa Chanan, the late mother of Father Anthony S. Chanan, of St. Ephrem’s parish, Dyker Heights, and sister of Father John Francis, pastor of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica.

Bertha Vanegas

Bertha Vanegas, the mother-in-law of Deacon Jorge Alvarado of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, South Ozone Park, died June 3.

Deacon John A. Tierney

Deacon John A. Tierney, who served at Sylvester’s parish, City Line, before transferring to the Diocese of Albany, died June 3 at Saratoga Hospital in upstate New York. He was 83.

Sister M. Adrian O’Connor, O.P.

Sister M. Adrian O’Connor, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 72 years, died June 5. She was 90.