Dear Editor: I was so sad to hear of Father Michael Carrano’s passing (“Father Michael A. Carrano,” Obituaries, July 6-13). He said mass at St. Frances Cabrini Bensonhurst and I had the pleasure of serving as Eucharistic Minister with him.
After hearing his homilies you come away with a better understanding of the Gospels. He would relate a personal story with some humor which made him so human. One Christmas Day, when he was preaching, the church was very quiet—none of the usual coughing and unrest. The entire church broke out in applause. Father Carrano was quite surprised and I’m sure it was a nice Christmas present from us to him. Rest in peace, dear Father Michael.