Father Richard Dellos, a priest of the diocese for more than 50 years and pastor of St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church in Utica since 2002, died Aug. 11 from COVID-19-related complications, according to diocesan officials. He was 77.
Father John E. Fetcho, a priest of the diocese for more than 50 years, died June 26. He was 83 years old.
Father John S. Finnegan, a priest of the diocese for more than 60 years, died April 30.
Father Louis F. Aiello, a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse for more than 40 years, died April 8, 2019, at the age of 69.
Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Costello, a native son who served the Diocese of Syracuse for nearly 65 years, died Feb. 15, eight days short of his 90th birthday. The big man with a booming voice and a bigger laugh will be remembered for his commitment to social justice, support for his brother priests, and a quick wit.