Sister Mary Serafine Della Croce, S.S.N.D., a School Sister of Notre Dame for 68 years, died Feb. 2 in Norwalk Hospital, Connecticut. She was 85.
Jose B. Lee, a former parishioner at St. Ann’s, DUMBO, and a 1965 graduate of Cathedral Prep, Brooklyn, died April 6 in Georgia.
Sister Maria Voorneveld, I.H.M., (formerly known as Sister M. Theodore) of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died March 27 at Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa. She was 95.
Friends and fans called him a “gentle giant,” a faithful “prayer warrior” and a Clark Kent whose superman power was helping people grow in holiness and faith.
Sister Roseann McHale, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 60 years, died March 28. She was 79.
Frances T. Beech, the mother-in-law of Deacon James F. Ruoff of Blessed Trinity parish, Breezy Point, died March 29.
Nicholas Pennetti, 94, a longtime member of St. Leo’s parish, Corona, died on Easter night. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 5 at the church.
Sister Mary Stephen Cassidy, R.S.M., 99, a member of the Brooklyn Sisters of Mercy for 80 years, died March 19 at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.
Sister Laurette Rita Wieman, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 72 years, died suddenly in Sacred Heart Convent on March 22.
Maria Emila Saint Preux, the mother of Father Andrew Saint Preux, S.D.B., a priest of the Salesians de Don Bosco, who is ministering as a chaplain at Jamaica Hospital, died March 20.