Parish of St. Theresa and 
Our Lady of the Wayside
Msgr. James K. Vaughey

Monsignor James K. Vaughey, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Cardinal Egan residence in Riverdale, NY.  Msgr. Vaughey was born in Evanston, IL on March 13, 1937 and was the son of the late John and Loretto Vaughey. He was 80 years old.


Msgr. Vaughey was a 1959 graduate of Notre Dame and received Master degrees from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Manhattan College and N.Y. University. He was ordained a priest on May 29, 1965 by Francis Cardinal Spellman at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Msgr. Vaughey was named Right Reverend Monsignor in September of 1990 and was appointed pastor of St. Theresa’s/ Our Lady of Wayside in Briarcliff Manor and Millwood on August 1, 1993. He retired on June 30, 2012 as Pastor Emeritus


Monsignor Vaughey served the Archdiocese of New York in many ministries, most notably as; the Associate Secretary of Education-Comptroller of Finance, Executive Director of the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Executive Director of the Board of Trustees of Calvary and Allied Cemeteries; and  board member of Rosary Hill Home.  


Monsignor Vaughey is survived by his cousin Kathryn Ott, many cousins, and the parishioners of St Theresa/ Our Lady of the Wayside.


Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday (today) at Dorsey Funeral Home, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Msgr Vaughey will be reposing at St. Theresa’s Church in Briarcliff Manor on Wednesday from 4:00-8:30 pm with the Vigil for the deceased at 8:30 pm. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Theresa’s Church on Thursday at 10:00 am with His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan presiding.  Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  In lieu of Flowers, donations to St. Theresa’s Parish, 1394 Pleasantville Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 would be appreciated.