Father Smith’s Priesthood Was a Gift to the Church

A Mass of Christian Burial for Father William A. Smith, a retired priest of the diocese, was celebrated Jan. 8 at Corpus Christi Church, Woodside. He died Jan. 5 at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Sister Patricia Dolores Wagner, O.P.

Sister Patricia Dolores Wagner, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 62 years, died suddenly Dec 26. She was 82 years old.

Sister Miriam Cecile Lenihan, O.P.

Sister Miriam Cecile Lenihan, O.P., a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, for 66 years, died Dec. 22. She was 84.

Sister Mary Francis Madaio, O.S.F.

Sister Mary Francis Madaio, O.S.F., a native of Brooklyn who was 93 years old, died Dec. 31 in Assisi House, Aston, Pa.

Roberto Varela

Roberto Varela, the brother of Deacon Jaime Varela, special assistant to Bishop DiMarzio, died Dec. 22.

Sister Earl Mary Moores, S.S.N.D.

Sister Earl Mary Moores, S.S.N.D., a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 60 years, died Nov. 17 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn. She was 80.

Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.

Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., a founding member of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died Dec. 13 in Manhattan. He was 75 and had been battling cancer.

Deacon Jerome H. Krebs

Deacon Jerome H. Krebs, 89, a retired deacon of the diocese, died Dec. 18. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 21 at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church, Ridgewood.

Former Bellerose Teacher Dies at 84

Sister Mary K. O’Brien, B.V.M. (Jean Catherine), 84, died Nov. 27, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dubuque.