I AM ROBERT JOSEPH REDDINGTON, LIVING ON LONG ISLAND NEW YORK. HAVING GROWN UP IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK WITH GOOD TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS HAS INSTILLED A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THE MANY FR IENDSHIPS WE GAIN IN LIFE AND THE MANY WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO OUR DEVELOPMENT. FROM OUR NEIGHBORS, PRIESTS,TEACHERS AND RELATIVES, OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN TOUCHED WITH GOOD PEOPLE WHO HAVE INSTILLED IN US THE VALUES TO LOVE AND TO SERVE SOCIETY.
IN OUR FORMATION, WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO LOVE NATURE, LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS AND TO LOVE LIFE ITSELF. WE GRIEVE WHEN WE LOOSE SUCH MENTORS BUT THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES ARE EVER PRESENT IN OUR SOULS AS WE REMEMBER THEM AND PRAY FOR THEM DAILY IN OUR ACTS OF CHARITY AND THANKSGIVING FOR THE LIFE A DIVINE AND LOVING CREATOR HAS GIVEN US.
AS WE AGE,AS DID THOSE WHO WENT BEFORE US, WE HOPE TO CONVEY OUR LOVE, OUR HOLINESS AND OUR RESPECT TO THOSE WHO FOLLOW. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED RICHLY IN LIFE TO HAVE MUCH WHICH MANY DO NOT, TO HAVE FAITHFUL RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WHICH MANY DO NOT, TO HAVE HAD MANY COMFORTS AND JOYS WHICH MANY HAVE NOT, AND TO HAVE HAD SPECIAL AND LOVING PARENTS WHICH MANY DO NOT.
FOR ALL THESE FRIENDS AND THE GENEROUS GIFTS GRANTED BY GOD, I GIVE THANKS.
IT IS A HOLY AND WHOLESOME THOUGHT TO PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRAYED FOR US. MAY GOD GRANT THEM ETERNAL JOY AND PEACE IN THE KINDGDOM PROMISED BY HIS SON.
Sister O'brien Robert, as it turned out my 2x great aunt was a member of the Sisters of St Joseph and is buried in the convents cemetery. I was in New York last weekend and was able to locate my great aunts grave. I tried to locate the one for Sister O'Brien but did not find it. There are several O'Brien buried here so i don't know if maybe she had another name. I took photo's of the o'briens in case there is an error in the name. I don't live in NY and will not be returning to this cemetery so i cant take another look. sorry
Rev. Paschal Ahearn Is there any family information on Fr. Paschal. I Understand that his family originated in Newcastle, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. He performed the wedding cermonies for the four Lubey sisters of 85 Morningside Ave., Yonkers and the details indicate that he was their cousin. The Lubey family are part of my extended family. His family extended to Dunn and Murray and perhaps Sullivan. A member of the Dunn family became mayor of Elizabeth, NJ. Fr. Paschal visited Ireland on his way back from Rome shortly before his death. Regards, Tony Mc Carthy
I would like first of all to thank you for remembering here on Find A Grave a number of deceased Capuchin Friars, buried at Yonkers.
I have also also along the years a number of profiles for Capuchin Fathers buried at Yonkers. Photo Requests, are present for my entries. Maybe you would like to transfer the profiles from "Friars Cemetery" to "Sacred Heart Cemetery", Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, the real name of the Cemetery so that your entries would have their markers hopefully photographed by some volunteer.
Kindly note that Father Anthony McInerney's complete profile is already found entered at Sacred Heart.