James McVeigh
1946 - 2021
BORN
1946
DIED
2021
McVEIGH - Brother James, OSF, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2021. Brother James was born on October 10, 1946 to Francis and Adele McVeigh. He is survived by his brother Wayne McVeigh and his sister Linda McVeigh Latham. Brother James entered the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn and received the religious name of Brother Martin de Porres. After professing his first vows, he received a BA in Sociology and an MA in Religious Education. He taught at St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary Star of the Sea in Brooklyn, as well as St. Francis Prep, Bishop Ford and St. Anthony's High Schools. He was principal for ten years at Our Lady of Hope School in Middle Village. Brother James served as Regional School Supervisor in the Diocese of Brooklyn, as well as Assistant Superintendent for Essex County in the Archdiocese of Newark. Brother James also served as Co-Vicar for Religious in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Viewing for Brother James will take place at Our Lady of Angels Chapel at St. Anthony's HS, 275 Wolf Hill Rd, South Huntington, NY on Monday, February 22nd from 3-7pm and on Tuesday, February 23rd from 9-11am. Funeral Mass at 11:30am at St. Elizabeth Church, Melville. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.


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Published by Newsday on Feb. 22, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Feb
22
Viewing
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Our Lady of Angels Chapel at St. Anthony's HS
275 Wolf Hill Rd, South Huntington, New York
Feb
22
Funeral Mass
11:30a.m.
St. Elizabeth Church
, Melville, New York
Feb
23
Viewing
9:00a.m.
Our Lady of Angels Chapel at St. Anthony's HS
Funeral services provided by:
Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home
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I will always be grateful for meeting Brother James and for the many opportunities he gave me to work together with our youth, young adults and campus ministries. Brother had a vision ... God´s vision ... not a vision that was formed by one´s own ego, but a vision formed by God´s love and compassion. His was a vision to evangelize one person at a time ... not through words but through acts of service. I am grateful for the years I worked with Brother in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and for being part of his vision ... evangelization through prayer and compassionate service to others ... and always with a smile. May Brother continue to smile down on us ... Brother James will always hold a special place in my heart ... his presence has made our world a better place ... Rest in God´s eternal peace Brother ... a special thank you to his family for sharing Brother James with the world
Marianne Sheridan
February 22, 2021
One of the most beautiful human beings I have ever known. Rest in the loving arms of Jesus Christ dear brother. A true friend to all who had the honor to make his acquaintance.
Annamaria Balsamo
February 22, 2021
I love you Bro James. 45 years is a long time to be friends. You will always be my brother and friend in Jesus. I will always smile as I hear your name. I have a lifetime of wonderful memories of service to others we did together and laughter and joy. You are a special human being and some of Gods best work. Rest In Peace my dear friend.
Greg Perrin
February 22, 2021
I am saddened to hear of James´s passing. We were classmates at Immaculate Heart of Mary School from 1st grade through graduation in 1960. We were also in the same altar boy group for many years. Our paths went in other directions until our 50 th class anniversary in 2010, which was attended by about 15 graduated. "Keep smiling", James.
Thomas DeAngelo
February 22, 2021