The Province is mourning the deaths of a friar’s sister, a former friar, a bishop and a Siena College professor.
Naton Leslie, 57, a Siena College English professor since 1990, died Dec. 26.
Mary Meneely, 77, sister of Emmet Murphy, OFM, of Butler, N.J., died Dec. 23.
William (Conon) Welch, a former friar and brother of the late Cornelius Welch, OFM, died Dec. 23 in Florida. Condolences may be sent to his wife: Joan Welch, 5064 Palmetto Drive, Port Orange, FL 32127.
Auxiliary Bishop William McCormack, 89, died Nov. 23 in New York City. Bishop McCormack earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Bonaventure University and studied for the priesthood at Christ the King Seminary. He retired as national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in 2001.
Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by calling the Provincial Office at 646-582-2879.