Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2019

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Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

            The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the passing of Father Michael A. Carrano, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, in Middle Village, Queens. Father Carrano died on Sunday, June 23, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Father Carrano was ordained a priest in 1970 and served at various parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens during his 39 years of service.

 

In 1992, then Bishop Thomas Daily appointed Father Carrano the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry.  His most recent assignment, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, began in 2009. In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, Father Carrano played a major role spiritually for FDNY Engine 205/Ladder 118, who lost eight firefighters in the attack.

 

Father Carrano’s wake will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. inside Our Lady of Hope Church located at 61-27 71st Street in Middle Village. A Vigil Mass will also take place at Our Lady of Hope Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside at the funeral Mass on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church.

 

PASSING OF REVEREND MICHAEL A. CARRANO

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934

E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Michael A. Carrano, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who was ministering as Pastor of the Parish
of Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village. Father Carrano was born on June 7, 1945, in Brooklyn, New
York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1970, and died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the
Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

Father Carrano served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn) and Our Lady of Hope (Middle Village), as well as Parochial Vicar of
the Parishes of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Brooklyn) and Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and Saint
Stephen (Brooklyn). He also served as Principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Brooklyn),
Director of the Youth Ministry Program of the Catholic Education Office as well as Dean of Queens 6
Deanery.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Friday, June 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

VIGIL:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Friday, June 28, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Saturday, June 29, 2019 (Please note the time of Funeral Mass is 10:00 AM)
10:00 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Carrano was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to
concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his sister, Mrs. Rose Dionisio, 16433 South 16 Lane,
Phoenix, Arizona 85045.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in
the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia

Death Notice of Reverend Robert W. Blauvelt

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934 E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Robert W. Blauvelt, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Blauvelt was born on July 19, 1930, in Rosedale, Long Island, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1959, and died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village.

Father Blauvelt served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Saint Stanislaus Kostka (Maspeth), as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Brendan (Brooklyn), Saint Clare (Rosedale), Saint Mary, Mother of Jesus (Brooklyn, Team Ministry), Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brooklyn), Resurrection- Ascension (Rego Park), Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Forest Hills), Saint Ann (Flushing) and Saint Camillus (Rockaway Beach). He also served as Faculty of the Queens Division of Cathedral Preparatory Seminary (Elmhurst), Spiritual Director of Saint Paul Cursillo Center as well as Diocesan Coordinator for Marriage Encounter.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VIGIL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Blauvelt was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to
concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his brother, Mr. Douglas Blauvelt, 7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia

THE PASSING OF REV. MSGR. MATTHEW F. FOLEY

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934

E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Matthew F. Foley, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Foley was born on May 4, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1956, and died Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston. Monsignor Foley served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Epiphany (Brooklyn) as well as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart (Brooklyn). He also served as Co-Director of Catholic Charities Family Services. On May 14, 1986, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

FUNERAL: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL: Saint Peter Cemetery
Liberty, New York

Monsignor Foley was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his niece, Mrs. Kathleen O’Malley, 91 Hudson Road, Floral Park, New York 11001.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Passing of Most Reverend René A. Valero

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399-5934 E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Most Reverend René A. Valero, Titular Bishop of Vicus Turris and Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Bishop Valero was born on August 15, 1930 in New York City, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1956, was ordained a Bishop on November 24, 1980 and died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Bishop Valero served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament (Jackson Heights), as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Agatha (Brooklyn) and Saint Michael-Saint Edward (Brooklyn).

Bishop Valero held numerous curial positions in the Diocese of Brooklyn, including serving as Vicar for Aging Concerns, Chair of the Racism Committee, Regional Bishop of Queens, Vicar for Immigration and Refugees, Coordinator of the Spanish Apostolate, Director of the Family Division of Catholic Charities and as a member of both the College of Consultors and the Diocesan Personnel Board.

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The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway

Douglaston, New York 11362

Tel: (718) 229-8001

Monday, March 18, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

AND

Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church

34-43 93rd Street
Jackson Heights, New York 11372

Tel: (718) 639-3888

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL MASS:

Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church

34-43 93rd Street
Jackson Heights, New York 11372

Tel: (718) 639-3888

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

7:30 PM

 

FUNERAL MASS:

Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway

Douglaston, New York 11362

Tel: (718) 229-8001

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

10:30 AM

BURIAL:

Bishops Crypt at Immaculate Conception Center

 

Bishop Valero was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to concelebratethe Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Purtell, Family of Bishop René A. Valero, c/o Bishop Mugavero Residence, 7200 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, New York 11362.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.

Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia

PASSING OF REVEREND MONSIGNOR VINCENT A. KEANE

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Monsignor Vincent A. Keane, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Keane was born
on September 10, 1932, in Queens, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 31, 1958, and
died Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston.

Monsignor Keane served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Saint Francis de Sales
(Belle Harbor), and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Bayside), Associate Pastor of SS. Joachim
and Anne (Queens Village) as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Pascal Baylon (St. Albans). He also
served as Principal of Cathedral Preparatory Seminary (Elmhurst), Spiritual Director of the Cathedral
Seminary Residence (Douglaston), Diocesan Director of the Apostleship of Prayer-Sacred Heart
Devotion, Faculty of Cathedral College, Temporary Executive Director of the Immaculate Conception
Pastoral Center and Director of the House of Formation.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Friday, February 8, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:30 PM

VIGIL:

Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Friday, February 8, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:

Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:

Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Monsignor Keane was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to
concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.
If you wish to send condolences, please mail to The Family of Rev. Msgr. Vincent A. Keane, c/o the
Bishop Mugavero Residence, 7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, New York 11362.
Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in
the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia

PASSING OF REVEREND MONSIGNOR ROCCO D. VILLANI

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

 

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Rocco D. Villani, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Villani was born on April 1, 1928 in Brooklyn, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 3, 1961, and died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Saint Brendan (Brooklyn).

Monsignor Villani served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Saint Brendan (Brooklyn) and Saint Mary Mother of Jesus (Brooklyn), as Temporary Administrator of Resurrection (Brooklyn) and as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Saints Simon and Jude (Brooklyn) and Saint Anthony of Padua (Brooklyn). He also served as Spiritual Director of Cathedral College (Douglaston) as well as Chaplain of Saint Brendan High School and Bishop Kearney High School. On February 25, 1988, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE: Saint Brendan Roman Catholic Church

1525 East 12th Street Brooklyn, New York 11230 Tel: (718) 339-2828

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Friday, January 25, 2019 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VIGIL: Saint Brendan Roman Catholic Church

1525 East 12th Street Brooklyn, New York 11230 Tel: (718) 339-2828

Friday, January 25, 2019 7:30 PM

FUNERAL: Saint Brendan Roman Catholic Church

1525 East 12th Street Brooklyn, New York 11230 Tel: (718) 339-2828

Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:30 AM

BURIAL: Saint John Cemetery

Middle Village, New York

Monsignor Villani was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to The Family of Monsignor Villani c/o Saint Brendan Roman Catholic Church, at 1525 East 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11230.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L. Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia

 

 

PASSING OF REVEREND ROBERT BLYMAN

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

The Diocese of Brooklyn has been informed of the death of Reverend Robert Blyman, a priest of
the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Date of Death: Saturday, January 5, 2019
WAKE: Church of Our Lady of Mercy
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, New York 11801
Tel: (516) 931-4351
Thursday, January 10, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
VIGIL MASS: Church of Our Lady of Mercy
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, New York 11801
Tel: (516) 931-4351
Thursday, January 10, 2019

7:30 PM
FUNERAL: Church of Our Lady of Mercy
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, New York 11801
Tel: (516) 931-4351
Friday, January 11, 2019
11:00 AM

BURIAL: Abbey of Regina Laudis Cemetery

Bethlehem, Connecticut

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he
rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.
Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs

PASSING OF MR. FRANKLIN EDMUNDO PEÑAFIEL, BROTHER OF REVEREND ROMEL PEÑAFIEL

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

 

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Mr. Franklin Edmundo Peñafiel, brother of Reverend Romel Peñafiel, a priest of the Diocese of Loja, Ecuador who is presently ministering as Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights. Mr. Peñafiel died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Florida.

All arrangements will be taking place in Florida. A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Reverend Romel Peñafiel, Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 34-43 93rd Street, Jackson Heights, New York 11372.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L. Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs Moderator of the Curia

PASSING OF REVEREND ANDREW K.SOLEY, C.S.Sp.

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

 

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Andrew K. Soley, C.S.Sp., a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Province of Ghana, who was ministering in the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Brooklyn). Father Soley was born on November 7, 1952 in Ghana, West Africa, was ordained to the Priesthood on July 23, 1994, and died Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn. Father Soley served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Brooklyn).

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel
7201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 236-8300
Sunday, January 6, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL:

Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. Church
7201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 236-8300
Sunday, January 6, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:

Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. Church
7201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 236-8300
Monday, January 7, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:

Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Father Soley’s sister, Ms. Mary Kumi, c/o Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. Church, 7201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11228.
Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia