Please pray for the repose of the soul of Brother Richard D. Connors, FSC

Boston MA was the birthplace of Richard Daniel Connors in 1935. Entering the Barrytown NY Novitiate, and receiving the Religious Habit and name Aquinas Richard, both in 1953, and pronounced Perpetual Vows there in 1960.

In Lasallian schools throughout the northeast, Br. Richard taught history and religion, but much of his ministry was as a guidance counselor. His service included eight years at St. Raphael’s High School in Pawtucket RI, and a total of sixteen years at La Salle Military Academy in Oakdale NY. While health problems required him to retire in 2002, he remained active in several counseling ministries.

Br. Richard is remembered as a gifted educator and counselor with an innate ability to connect with students on various levels. “I remain forever grateful to you, Br. Richard, for the indelible impact you have made on my life,” wrote David Wendell Moller, PhD, La Salle Military Academy, 1971.

1935 – 2021

Born Richard Daniel Connors in Boston MA on 9 June 1935
Entered the Barrytown NY Novitiate on 25 June 1953
Received the Religious Habit and Name Aquinas Richard on 7 September 1953
Pronounced Perpetual Vows in Barrytown NY on 20 August 1960
Died at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft NJ on 23 February 2021


private Memorial Mass – Saturday, 20 March 2021 – 10.30am
Christian Brothers Center – Our Lady of the Star Chapel – Narragansett RI

private Interment – date TBD
Christian Brothers Center – Christian Brothers Cemetery – Narragansett RI

Brother Richard died peacefully Tuesday evening after a brief respite in hospice care.

The District of Eastern North America remembers Brother Richard with memorial liturgies according to the tradition of the Institute. Through their prayers, communities and individuals entrust Brother Richard to God’s loving care.

May he rest in peace


Washington DC
The Catholic University of America (scholasticate)

Brooklyn NY
Saint Augustine High School

Washington DC
The Catholic University of America (full-time studies)

Astoria NY
Mater Christi High School

Oakdale NY
La Salle Military Academy

Pawtucket RI
Saint Raphael Academy

Providence RI
La Salle Academy

Pawtucket RI
Saint Raphael Academy

Narragansett RI
District Administration (Vocations Director)

Brooklyn NY
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School

East Elmhurst NY
Saint Gabriel’s Church

Narragansett RI
Our Lady of Peace Church

Oakdale NY
La Salle Military Academy

Wakefield RI
The Prout School

Narragansett RI
Christian Brothers Center (resident)

Lincroft NJ
De La Salle Hall (resident)