Romilda Raso, the mother of Father Anthony Raso, parochial vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dyker Heights, died Jan. 29.
Sister Francis Gerard Kress, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 87 years, died Jan. 17 at Maria Regina Residence, in Brentwood. She was 104.
Sister Rita Maria McCauley, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 56 years, died Jan. 18 on hospice care at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.
Sister M. Bernardus Dwyer, I.H.M., of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Jan. 27 at Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa. She had just turned 93 on Jan. 2
A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Vincent A. Keane, a retired priest of the diocese, was celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, Feb. 9.
Charles “Joe” Hynes was remembered as “a great mentor,” “a great public official,” and “a man of the Church” at a memorial Mass celebrated at St. Thomas More Church in Breezy Point, Feb. 2.
On Feb. 2, Santos Gaspar Romero Galdamez, 89, the younger brother of Salvadoran Archbishop St. Oscar Romero, died in San Salvador, El Salvador.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Rocco D. Villani, a retired priest of the diocese, was celebrated at St. Brendan Church, Midwood, Jan. 26.
Sister Rita McNeil, S.C., 94, a Sister of Charity-Halifax, Nova Scotia, for 71 years, died Dec. 16 at Caritas Residence, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Sister Marie de Montfort Shields, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 72 years, died Jan. 10 at the Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.