Harry McSorley

Naples, Florida


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Harry McSorleyNaples, FLHarry McSorley passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 in Naples, Florida. Born in Philadelphia to Charles and Hetty (nee Schieber) McSorley, Harry was the third of five boys (Charles, Jack, Bob and Frank). The McSorley family moved to Atlantic City where Harry completed school at...

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Dear Grace -- my deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember coming home with you in our freshman year and being memorized by your father's account of the mystery of the Trinity and other theological concepts -- and by the best pasta & mussels I have ever eaten. Thank you for sharing him with me -- he has been a role model in my teaching of theology in NC.

Dear Claire and Family,

I have fond memories of meeting Harry in 1970 at St.Michael's College, U of T. I was making an academic comeback after having dropped out school for a period of time. I was coming from Woodbine Racetrack and returning to study Theology. I was amazed that Harry knew that Avelino Gomez was the leading jockey if the day in Canada! Harry both welcomed and inspired me at this critical juncture in my life.
I kept in touch intermittently throughout the 80' s...

Dear Claire, Your Harry was special to all of us who first met at Oak Ridge in 1953 for a year in the Paulist Novitiate. I think we were together for 7 years. One of the impressive figures in my life. The last time we saw each other was I think at Joe Drew's house in Brooklyn. That was 25 years ago. Many happy memories. Peace be with you, with Grace and Paul. Ted Vierra

Harry is an unforgettable person in my life. It is with sadness that I just learned of his death. He was like a contemporary Thomas Aquinas in his amazing intellect combined with his fervent faith. I extend my condolences and prayers to his dear wife and family. Sincerely, Dick Dahl

Dear Clare:
It seems only yesterday that I was the celebrant of the nuptial mass that joined you and Harry. Over many decades we have lost touch.

News of his death has stirred wonderful memories of our time together as students in the seminary and -- as faculty members after his return from Germany.

I don't need to tell you that he was he was both brilliant, and lots of fun. His faith was deep and his scholarship was impeccable.

I know how painful...

Prayers for Harry and the relatives of Harry McSorley. Harry loved the church and all people. RIP

Dear Clare,
How very sorry we are to hear the news of Harry's passing. My late father George St. Laurent had tremendous affection and respect for Harry. I treasure the memory of our visit in Toronto in 2007.
with great sympathy,
Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent

Dear Clare: I know how you feel............to lose your love one is a heartache that will never heal but you will always have memories that no one can steal. Love and God's Blessings......Gene Nara.