New Rochelle, NY (June 27, 2016) Three Iona Alumni were ordained as Deacons at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on June 25.
Deacon Douglas Adams '84
, 57, is a member of Sacred Heart parish, Suffern. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 34 years. They have one daughter, Abigail. He is a public school superintendent at Ramapo Central School District in Suffern. A superintendent for 20 years, he had served as a principal, teacher and coach. He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas, a law degree from the University of Arkansas, master’s degrees from Iona College and the University of Florida, and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Deacon Paul Brisson '86
, 53, attended Power Memorial Academy in Manhattan and received a bachelor’s degree from Iona College. He obtained his master’s in technology management from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has worked for several Fortune 500 companies during his career in technology management. In 1999, he and his wife, Joan, became parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor, now Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Catharine, Pelham Manor. Married for 27 years, the couple has two children, Timothy and Abigail.
Deacon Michael Hall '77
, 64, is the director of religious education at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Catharine, Pelham Manor. He served as a chaplain assistant in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of Iona College. He has worked in the archdiocese as a teacher at Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, and was director of religious education at Blessed Sacrament parish, New Rochelle. He distributes Communion to patients at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital on Sundays.
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