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

Passing of Reverend Patrick G. Burns

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 Patrick G. Burns, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Burns was born on March 17, 1961 in Brooklyn, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 23, 1992, and died Friday, December 14, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Rectory.

Father Burns served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of St. Michael (Brooklyn) and St. Martin of Tours-Fourteen Holy Martyrs (Brooklyn), as Administrator of Blessed Sacrament (Jackson Heights), as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of St. Catharine of Alexandria (Brooklyn), Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians (Woodside) and St. Francis de Sales (Belle Harbor). He also served the Parishes of St. Leo (Corona) and SS. Peter and Paul (Brooklyn). Additionally, he ministered with the Office of Parish Giving.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
352 42nd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232
Tel: (718) 768-6065

Thursday, December 20, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL:
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
352 42nd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232
Tel: (718) 768-6065

Thursday, December 20, 2018
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
352 42nd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232
Tel: (718) 768-6065

Friday, December 21, 2018
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn, New York

Father Burns 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. Michael Burns, at 31 Roosevelt Walk, Breezy Point, NY 11697.

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 Mrs. Pasqualina Stankus

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 Mrs. Pasqualina Stankus, mother of Reverend Gregory Stankus, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who is presently ministering as Pastor of the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle, Brooklyn. Mrs. Stankus died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Bridgeway Nursing Home, in Bound Brook, New Jersey.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Cusimano and Russo Funeral Home
2005 West 6th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11223
Tel: (718) 372-1348

FUNERAL:
SS. Simon and Jude R.C. Church
185 Van Sicklen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11223
Tel: (718) 375-9600

BURIAL:
Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:30 AM
St. John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

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

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Reverend Gregory Stankus, St. Andrew the Apostle R.C. Church, 6713 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York 11220.

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

Passing of Mr. Alejo Burgos, Father of Reverend Adnel Burgos

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. Alejo Burgos, father of Reverend Adnel Burgos, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who is presently released from diocesan assignment. Mr. Burgos died Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, New Hyde Park. 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 Adnel Burgos, c/o Office of the Chancellor, 310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215.

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

Passing of Mr. Al Strynkowski, Brother of Rev. Monsignor John Strynkowski

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. Al Strynkowski, brother of Rev. Monsignor John Strynkowski, Adjunct Spiritual Director of the Cathedral House of Formation. Mr. Al Strynkowski died Friday, October 12, 2018.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Home
1785 Deer Park Avenue Deer Park, NY 11729 Tel: (631) 667-8614

Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

SS. Cyril & Methodius Church
125 Half Hollow Road Deer Park, NY 11729 Tel: (631) 667-4044

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:15 AM

FUNERAL:
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Strynkowski, 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 Rev. Monsignor John Strynkowski, 55 Croyden Street, Malverne, NY 11565

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