Obituary of Br. Richard Edmund Pigott, CFC
Brother Richard Edmund Pigott CFC passed away on January 13, 2022, at the age of 85. Brother was born on March 11, 1936, in the Bronx, NY, the son of James and Dorothy Niven Pigott. He attended St. Simon Stock Elementary School and All Hallows High School. Brother Pigott studied at Iona College where he received a BA degree in English, St. John’s University earning his MA in Theology and Manhattan College where he received an MA in English and MED in Reading.
Brother Pigott entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on September 12, 1953, and professed his final vows on June 27, 1961.
Brother's ministry took him to several schools including St. Bonaventure’s College Grammar School in St. John’s, Nfld., and Regina High School in Cornerbrook, Nfld. Brother also taught at All Hallows High School, Bronx, Msgr. Farrell High School, Staten Island, and in Rudin Center at Iona College. During his ministry years Brother Pigott also taught the skill and love of basketball through his coaching. Brother was also a devoted tennis enthusiast.
Brother Pigott was predeceased by his parents James and Dorothy and by his siblings , Dorothy Maxwell, James and Robert. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family and the Christian Brothers will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 18, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, New Rochelle, NY, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 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 Br. Pigott’s memory to St. Joseph's Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY, 10804.
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