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Brother Michael Farrell, RIP

Brother Michael Farrell, FSC, (DENA/NY) passed away on September 20. Brother Michael was admitted to St. Vincent’s Hospital late last week and died peacefully on Sunday morning as a result of cancer. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23 from 2:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm, John J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 203 East 201 Street (Grand Concourse), Bronx. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 am, St. Philip Neri Church, 3025 Grand Concourse (202 Street), Bronx. Brother Michael will be buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Click here to view a beautiful slideshow on Brother Michael by Lasallian Volunteers.


  • Born March 4, 1940
  • Died September 20, 2009
  • Entered the Barrytown Novitiate on June 24, 1958
  • Received the Religious Habit and name Brother Michael Patrick on September 7, 1958
  • Pronounced perpetual vows at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY in 1965


  • 1959-1963 Washington, DC—De La Salle College: scholasticate
  • 1963-1970 Syracuse, NY—Christian Brothers Academy: teacher
  • 1970-1973 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—St. Joseph School: teacher
  • 1973-1974 Bronx, NY—St. Raymond’s School: teacher
  • 1974-1975 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—St. Joseph H S: assistant headmaster
  • 1975-1983 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—St. Joseph H S: headmaster
  • 1983-1984 Yonkers, NY—Sacred Heart community: study (1st sem); Sangre (2nd sem)
  • 1984-1988 Nazareth, Ethiopia—St. Joseph School: headmaster
  • 1988-1992 Meki, Ethiopia—Catholic Mission School: headmaster
  • 1992-1994 New York City, NY—La Salle Academy: teacher
  • 1994-1999 New York City, NY—La Salle Academy: principal
  • 1999-2004 New York City, NY—Resurrection School: principal
  • 2004-2008 New York City, NY—La Salle Academy: president
  • 2008-2009 Bronx, NY—Lasallian Community at Bedford Park: retired