Father Luke William McCann

March 13, 1932October 8, 2012

Father Luke William McCann passed away peacefully after a long illness on October 8, 2012. Fr. McCann resided at St. Raymond’s, Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. John’s/Wagner University, Marist College, St. Cabrini and St. Coleman’s Parishes. Prior to his ordination on November 3, 1979, Fr. McCann was a De La Salle Christian Brother for 25 years. He is survived by his sister in law, Marilyn McCann, seven nieces and nephews and countless grand nieces and grand nephews. Fr. McCann is predeceased by his parents Luke and Jane, as well as brother, James, and sister, Theresa. Visiting Hours on Wednesday 5-8pm at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes 824 Scarsdale Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583 (914)725-1137. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 11, 2012

Father Luke William McCann

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Jorge Batista

May 29, 2013

Father Luke-you will never know how much your advise and kind words made the difference in my years at SJU. You shaped my thoughts and my life and I will never forget you my friend.

Adriane Hogan-McCullagh

April 11, 2013

I just learned of Fr. Luke's death. It hurt my heart. He made my years at Wagner College fun, faithful and bearable during the hard times. Neumann Club saved me and my friends at Wagner and gave us a safe place where we were loved no matter what. fun dinners with Gerry Nadal and the gang, retreats and quick masses everyday are the fond memories I have of Luke and my years at Wagner. He officiated my wedding and told stories about me that made everyone laugh! I will always love and miss you Luke. You changed my life for the better having known you and learned the true meaning of faith!

January 7, 2013

God bless you, Fr. Luke. You were a tremendously important presence in my life. Rest in peace. Rory Ryan

Dr Bill Ryan

December 22, 2012

Fr. Luke was our chaplain at Marist College. I was struggling with the annulment process. Luke knew which doors to kick in and make it work. We were married on the altar of the Marist Chapel 11 years ago. I thank the Lord daily father Luke. Rest in peace.

Kevin O'Neill

December 20, 2012

Thanks for everything Fr. Luke - you deeply touched many lives and I have so many fond memories of great laughs and church songs.

Emily Moog

October 24, 2012

Fr. Luke was one of my professors at SJU, and he had a profound effect on my intellectual and spiritual development.
A man of faith and humor, with an understanding heart.

Hope to see you on the other side,

John Hawthorne

October 21, 2012

Father Luke was Brother Luke my 7th grade teacher in St. Raymond's School in 1957. He was a great person and great teacher. Will always be remembered left a lasting memory for me.

Patricia Mulligan De Respino

October 16, 2012

Luke, you were a wonderful oasis of common sense and practical spirituality for us all during my children's teenage years. Thank you for marvelous sermons, amazing surprise parties (at our house!) and a great friendship. You have earned your seat among the saints.

Tom Barsanti

October 16, 2012

Fr. Luke was a very special Priest who helped to guide the youth into adulthood. He had a profound impact on me and I will never forget the first time I met him (at a CYO meeting) or the last time when he Baptized my son. Vivat Jesus.

Helene & Frank Sellerberg

October 15, 2012

Father Luke- Although only in our St. Colman's parish for a short time, you were truly an inspiration and warm heart. Father McGuire will certainly be in beautiful company in heaven! We will continue our love and prayers for you.