following obituary appeared in The Catholic News March 2005 edition.
The Catholic News is the official newspaper of the New York Archdiocese
Brother Simeon Gerald FMS who taught in high
schools in the archdiocese for 35 years, died February 9, 2005 at St.
Patrick's Home in the Bronx. He was 87.
A math and religion teacher, he taught at Cardinal
Hayes High School, the Bronx, 1957-1963; Our Lady of Lourdes High
School, Poughkeepsie, 1963 - 1987; and Mount St. Michael Academy, the
Bronx, 1987 - 1992.
He retired in 1992 and moved to the Marist
Brothers' Champagnat Hall Community at Mount St. Michael.
Born at Lac Noire, Quebec, Canada, he entered the
Marist Brothers in Poughkeepsie in 1932 and professed first vows in
1934. he graduated from the scholasticate at the then-Marian
College in Poughkeepsie, then was a teacher in the Juniorate and
novitiate in Tyngsboro, Mass, 1941 - 1956.
He is survived by five brothers, Maurice, Roger,
Gerald, Joseph and Andre, and four sisters, Marie Barrieau, Madeleine
Kinel, Germain Bendzinski and Pauline Griffin. A brother and a
sister predeceased him.
via David Kammer &
Vince Poisella ó 11 Feb 2005
Simeon had been a Marist for more than 71 years; he must have been in
his very late eighties. Simeon taught for many years in Tyngsboro when
it was a juniorate and when it was a novitiate, I believe. At
least since 1991 he has been in semi-retirement at Mount St. Michael.
There, while doing what he could for the school and for the community,
he gathered funds for the missions by collecting and selling discarded
aluminum cans. Known by many of us as a pious person, even at last
Septemberís GMC picnic he distributed prayer cards. May Brother
Simeon Gerald rest in eternal happiness, we pray.