Rev. Br. Patrick Clement Leavy CFC
1941 - 2013
Leavy CFC, Rev. Br. Patrick Clement

Rev. Brother Patrick Clement Leavy C.F.C. passed away on September 26, 2013. Brother Leavy was born on March 10, 1941 in New York City, the son of Matthew and Elizabeth Courtney Leavy. He received a BA in Classical Language from Iona College, his MA in guidance from Seton Hall University and his HD in Religious Education from Marcelino Champagnat.

Brother Leavy entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on July 2, 1958 and pronounced his final vows on June 27, 1966. His ministry took him to many positions including Bishop Kearney High School, Rochester, NY, St. Joseph's Academy, Antigua, All Hallows High School, Bronx, NY, Essex High School, Newark, NJ, Rice High School, New York, NY, Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, NJ, Power Memorial Academy, New York, NY, Col Mundo Mejor-Herm High School, Peru, Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI, Blessed Sacrament High School, New Rochelle, NY, Col Nuestra Sen Pilar-Herm High School, Peru, Special Assignment, Liberia West Africa, St. Joseph's Residency, New Rochelle, NY, Director of Mission Education, New Rochelle, NY, Iona College Community and Iona Prep Community and School, New Rochelle, NY, Tertianship, Rome, Italy, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Community, Schenectady, NY, Los Hermanos Community, Bonita Springs, FL, St. Raymond's Parish, Bronx, NY, Christian Brothers Santa Maria Community, West Park, NY, Coleman Catholic High School, Kingston, NY, Director of Diaconate Program, St. Thomas, VI, St. Eugene de Mazano, Brownsville, TX, St. Matthew's, Phoenix, AZ, and St. Mary's, Dominica, WI.

Brother Leavy is survived by his brother Edward Leavy, and was predeceased by his parents Matthew and Elizabeth and two brothers Fr. Matthew J. Leavy and John J. Leavy. A wake will be held at the chapel at Iona Prep, 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804 on Sunday September 28 from 1 PM to 5 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Monday at 9 AM. Interment will be at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in West Park, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph Care Center, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804.



Published by The Journal News on Sep. 28, 2013.
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Don Zientara
July 25, 2018
Br. Leavy was one of my English teachers at Power Memorial Academy during the late 1970's. Big, intimidating look, but great person who always found time for you.
Glen Corredeira
October 18, 2016
A wonderful teacher and a great guy. H was one of my teachers at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, NY. May he rest in the peace of the Lord.
Patrick Pulvino
January 26, 2015
Even though I was on the "girls' side", I really felt that Br. Leavy impacted me too. I loved his sense of humor and compassion. I was so surprised to hear that he had passed so young! RIP.
Jane Ahrens
March 28, 2014
Thinking of you at Christmas, Uncle Pat. God bless.
Matthew Leavy
December 25, 2013
One of the best teachers I've ever had.
Anthony Rios
November 7, 2013
I'll always remember his sense of humor, whether on the cross country course or in Latin class.
Greg Conderacci
October 8, 2013
In reading Pat's obit, I was struck by just how young he was when he started with us at BKHS. Guess I didn't realize he was fresh out of college. He ignored and intimidated me during my first two years in his English class, but by junior year he took me aside to tell me I had a raw talent for writing. I was on top of the world. Finally, I had a talent for something! I kept in contract with Pat during his years in Peru. He was depressed and discouraged with the lack of tools at the school there. I sent him many books but other stuff got confiscated by customs. I lost track of him after he came back to the states. He had a huge impact on my life and I will always be grateful for such men with the ability to make a difference in young lives. RIP Brother Pat. You did good.
Jim MacPherson
October 3, 2013
My absolute favorite Teacher and cross country Coach from Bishop Kearney HS. You'll never know how much you affected and guided my life. Thank You and rest in peace with God.
John M. Conheady BKHS 66
October 3, 2013
Football tryouts 1963: he demonstrated how to do sit-ups. It was hilarious and impressive at the same time. ...truly a good man, one of the best.
John Englert
October 2, 2013
God Bless You Brother Leavy - thank you for instructing me, terrifying me and inspiring me to do great things. You were a true Renaissance man and an inspiration to so many students to admired, respected and loved you.
Peter Elliott
October 2, 2013
Remember me to the Lord, Brother Leavy.
October 2, 2013
There are few names out of the distant past whose death stuns the reader. This was the case for me when I read the email last night. Almost 50 years later, I can still hear Br. Leavy shout out "yo!" to quiet down his class. I was sorry to learn of his passing, but am grateful for his dedication to his students, especially those in the first graduating class at BK.

Joe Casciani
Joe Casciani
October 2, 2013
He was a tough guy with a heart of gold. All he wanted was to see success in his students. I only wish I could have gotten to know him better
Dan Starks
October 2, 2013
i am very saddened by this. he was a good, jovial, smiley, person. besides being a great teacher. it was always great to see him at our reunions. i was sad to hear that he took ill on the way to our 50th celebration of the opening and had to be left at a hospital in elmira. we, i have lost a good friend.
jim schneider
October 2, 2013
May he rest in the peace of the Lord.
Pat Pulvino
October 2, 2013
Brother Leavy , You were always such a welcome presence at Kearney because you always greeted us with a smile .
Lucia Gullo Kaiser
October 2, 2013
A lifetime later and all of us from Kearney's first class and his first assignment fondly still remember Brother Leavy. Thankyou my friend.
dan young
October 2, 2013
Clem.....we have such fond memories of you. You were a special part of our lives, with stories and tons of laughs. Will always remember your entertaining us with you guitar and singing all those Irish songs. May you rest in peace, and keep watch over all of us. John and Gloria Farrell and Family.
September 28, 2013
Miss you, Uncle. Rest well.
Matthew Leavy
September 27, 2013
I miss you, Uncle Pat. You were and are loved. Rest and enjoy your well deserved reward in the Kingdom of God.
Matthew Leavy
September 27, 2013
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