Ford, Bishop and Martyr

Dear Editor: Heartfelt kudos to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio for beginning the cause for the canonization of Bishop Francis X. Ford and for selecting exceptional men to work on the cause.

Sports Round-Up Oct. 28

Aaliyah Lewis, a graduate of both St. John’s University, Jamaica, and Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, recently began her professional basketball career with Forssan Alku, a professional team based in Finland.

Diane “DiDi” Halbran

Diane “DiDi” Halbran, 60, a retired NYPD officer, and former secretary to the president of Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, died of 9/11-related cancer on Sept. 6.

Brother Jubilarians

The religious brothers of the diocese were honored along with women religious at a jubilee celebration May 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. They were guests of honor at a liturgy celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and at the dinner that followed.

Sports Round-Up

The Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, varsity softball team hosted its second annual Autism Awareness Tournament ; and Brian Nash, a former all-city basketball player at Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, has been named the new director of basketball at IMG Academy

Medina Named AD at Cathedral Prep

Larry Medina has been named athletic director at Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst. He will also serve as the head cross-country coach.

Father John James Purvey

Father John James Purvey, 81, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Md., and former Brooklyn Franciscan Brother for 29 years, died Feb. 28. A funeral Mass was celebrated by Baltimore Archbishop William Lori.

Brother Emmett Corry

Brother Emmett Corry, O.S.F.

Brother Emmett Corry, O.S.F., who wrote the history of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, died Feb. 25 at Lutheran Augustana Center, Sunset Park. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 2, at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge. The son of Irish immigrant parents, Patrick J. Corry graduated from St. Francis de Sales […]

Former Ford Falcons Flourishing for Foes

Former Ford Falcons Flourishing for Foes

In the wake of Bishop Ford’s closing, many former Falcons have been able to continue playing sports at other Catholic high schools in Brooklyn and Queens.