A Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Rocco D. Villani, a retired priest of the diocese, was celebrated at St. Brendan Church, Midwood, Jan. 26.
On Aug. 2, 1978 the Waldbaum’s supermarket on Avenue Y and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn succumbed to the flames of a raging fire. Nearly 20 firefighters were on the roof of the supermarket when it gave way, dropping 12 members into the flames.
Rocco “Rocky” Summa, 92, died Feb. 3. He was 92.
The St. Bernard Knights of Columbus Council No. 14269 made a $30,000 donation to the parish and a $5,000 donation to the academy, made possible thanks to the council’s year-round fundraising efforts.
The Three Kings in Midwood; Honoring Deacon Edward Albert Smolinski
Robert E. Rambusch, the noted liturgical artist, designer and recognized pioneer in the profession of liturgical design consultation, died May 23 of cardiac arrest. He was 93.
The celebration of Corpus Christi at St. Brendan’s Church, Midwood, centered around the parish complex. Following Mass, a procession moved outdoors to the courtyard where a special altar was set for adoration.
Sister Joan Marie McAvoy, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 68 years, died April 26, in St. Joseph Convent, Brentwood.
Part singing superstar, part evangelist, John Michael Talbot came to the altar at American Martyrs parish in Bayside for a three-night revival.
Sister Mary Fritz, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 66 years, died April 4, in Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood.