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