The familiar red-brick church, at the intersection of Willoughby Avenue and Kent Street, has had three name changes in its nearly 180-year history. In 1974, it received its last: St. Lucy-St. Patrick.
Msgr. William J. Rodgers, the first black man ordained for and in the Diocese of Brooklyn, died Jan. 21 at Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, where he had been living and serving as chaplain. He was 95.
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.
Bustling was the word with which you could characterize Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, during the 1950s and ’60s.