Raffaele La Gamba

Raffaele La Gamba, the brother of Deacon Vincenzo La Gamba of St. Francis de Sales parish, Belle Harbor, died Aug. 8.


Lawrence A. Pezzullo

Lawrence A. Pezzullo, a career diplomat who became the first layman to head Catholic Relief Services (CRS), died at his home in Baltimore, Md., July 26. He was 91.

Sister Jane Zawadzki M.M.

Maryknoll Sister Jane Zawadzki M.M., died on Aug. 3, at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, N.Y. She was 88 and she had been a Maryknoll Sister for 66 years.

Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi

Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, whom Pope Francis described as one of the Archdiocese of Milan’s “most illustrious sons and one of its most loving and beloved pastors,” died Aug. 5 at the age of 83.


Joseph Michael Mondel

Joseph Michael Mondel, 88, died after a short battle with cancer, at his home in Spencertown, NY.

Sister Kathleen Sullivan, C.S.J.

Sister Kathleen Sullivan, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 67 years, died July 31. She would have been 86 in October.

Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced.