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Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Holy Name Province is mourning the passing of a former friar, relatives of two friars and an esteemed partner-in-ministry.

Gerard Joseph “Brian” Gallo, 89, a former friar, died on Feb. 24 in North Port, Fla.

John Young, 61, father of novice Steven Young, OFM, died on Feb. 24, in Boston, Mass. A memorial Mass was held on March 8 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton, Mass. Steven currently lives in the interprovincial novitiate at Santa Barbara, Calif.

Kimberly Young O‘Mara, 53, a faculty member in St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of Communications and an internationally renowned expert in internet addiction, died on Feb. 28 in Lehigh Acres, Fla. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the St. Bonaventure University Chapel at 11:30 a.m. on March 28.

William Murphy, 64, cousin of Brian Jordan, OFM, of New York City, died on March 6 in Hingham, Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to be celebrated at 10 a.m. on March 14 at St. Mary of the Nativity Church in Scituate, Mass.

Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by calling the Provincial Office at 646-473-0265.

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