Around Town: News from your neighbors

Around Town: News from your neighbors
John “Jack” Francis Dooley

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Notable Passing

John ‘Jack’ Dooley, who lived in the Bronx, passed away in November in Valhalla, N.Y.

He was 83-years-old.

A service was held at his gravesite in St. Raymond’s Cemetery on Friday, April 5, where he was buried alongside his wife Ethel Dooley (nee Higgins).

Born February 11, 1936, John is remembered for his love of music and the arts.

His faith was remarkable and his generosity towards others often defined his orientation to life.

We will miss his guidance, his kindness and his sense of humor, along with his knowledge of history.

Jack leaves behind many friends, nieces/nephew and their families, and people who loved and miss him. In lieu of flowers any donation to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

High School Takes Home 3 Championships

Monsignor Scanlan High School recently announced that it garnered three basketball championships titles in the 2019 athletic season. In March, three of the school’s basketball teams, clinched wins. They were the boys’ junior varsity, girls’ junior varsity and girl’s varsity teams.

The JV Boys were victorious in the CHSAA City Championship game in a defeat over Xaverian High School.

Not to be outdone by the boys, the JV and varsity girls’ teams each won New York Archdiocesan Championship games in respective wins over Notre Dame High school and Cardinal Spellman High School.

The girls’ varsity team has impressively earned this title three times in the last four years.

Scanlan is known for sending a large number of athletes to Division 1 college teams.

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