NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Rev. Brother James Gabriel Carr C.F.C. passed away on October 4, 2016. Brother Carr was born on October 7, 1927 in Astoria, Queens, the son of Bartly Carr and Anna Hogan Carr. He received a BA in History from Iona College, his MSA in Mathematics from St. John's University and his MA in Mathematics from Rutgers University.
Brother Carr entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on September 11, 1949 and pronounced his final vows on September 8, 1953. His ministry took him to many positions including Mt. St. Francis Community, St. Patrick Hall School and Mt. Cashel Home in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Brother Carr also served at Iona Preparatory School, All Hallows High School, Cardinal Hayes High School, Palma High School in Salinas, CA, St. Laurence High School in Burbank, IL, Bishop Gibbons High School in Schenectady, NY and Rice High School. Most recently Br. Carr was at Iona College as a Professor in Math and Computer Science. Brother most recently resided at the Brothers' Community at St. Joseph's Residence.
Brother Carr had five siblings: William, Bartly, Charles, George and Roger Carr. A wake will be held at St. Joseph's Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804 on Sunday October 9 from 1 PM to 4 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Monday at 9:30 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's Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804.