Brother Simeon Gerald fms


Received the Breath of Life
circa 1916

Called to Accept the Marist Brotherhood
26 July 1933

Was Commended to God
9 February 2005

Mass of Resurrection
12 February 2005
Saint Benedict's Church
Bronx, New York

Marist Brothers Cemetery
Esopus, New York


The 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     

Brother 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.