The Province is mourning the deaths of relatives and friends of several friars.
Winifred Ruska, 102, great-aunt of Vincent Grogan, OFM, died June 18.
Sr. Mary Angela Coughlin, SSJ, 90, aunt of John C. Coughlin, OFM, died June 17. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 72 years. A funeral Mass will be offered June 21 at St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel, Brentwood, N.Y.
Anthony Rego, 97, father of Barbara Sincaglia, the HNP Office of Development’s director of mail appeals, died June 16. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 19 at St. Bonaventure Church, Paterson, N.J.
James Brennan, 85, father of the late Gregory Brennan, OFM, died June 13 at Albany, N.Y., Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered June 18 at St. Joseph Church in Troy, N.Y. Condolences may be sent to: Mrs. Marie Brennan, 250 Second St., Troy, NY 12180.
James C. G. Conniff, 92, a former collabarator of Cassian Miles, OFM, of Butler, N.J., died June 8. A funeral Mass was celebrated June 15 at St. Cassian Church in Upper Montclair, N.J. Conniff co-authored Cassian’s book “Alert to God’s Word: Ready-to-Read Scripture Guides for Weekday Masses,” and assisted for several years in the Province’s Communications Office with then-director Roy Gasnick, OFM.
Richard Scully, 67, brother of William Scully, OFM, of Narrowsburg, N.Y., died June 6.
Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by calling the Provincial Office at 646-473-0265.