The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy (Mario Cuomo Edition)

St. Ignatius Loyola Church, the Kim Kardashian of the Upper East Side that’s about to swallow the far more worship-worthy Church of St. Thomas More, is back in the news today.

(As the hardlapsing staff has previously noted, we were an indentured server at St. Thomas More in the 1960s.)

Via Capital New York:

According to a statement from Andrew Cuomo’s office, a private funeral mass for Mario Cuomo will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on the Upper East Side. Visitors may call at the Frank Campbell Funeral Home at 1076 Madison Ave. in Manhattan from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday.

First of all, the Frank Campbell Funeral Home has long been God’s halfway house for luminaries of all stripes.

From the New York Post:

Inside New York City’s funeral home to the stars

For the famous and infamous of New York City, 1076 Madison Ave., at 81st Street, is a mandatory stop.

For all of them, sadly, it’s the next to last stop.

It’s the headquarters of Frank E. Campbell, the ­“funeral director General View outside Funeral Home for Joan Rivers in NYCto the stars” whose most recent RIP VIP was comedy legend Joan Rivers, who died this month at 81 . . .

The list of clients reads like a Who’s Who: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Robert F. Kennedy, Ed Koch, Judy Garland, Leona Helmsley, Ed Sullivan, James Cagney, Greta Garbo, George Gershwin, William Randolph Hearst, Malcolm Forbes, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, L’Wren Scott, Heath Ledger, gangster Frank Costello and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

And now Mario Cuomo.

Toss in St. Ignatius and you have the deluxe Upper East Side sendoff.

S0 – ave atque vale, Mario.

Rest in peace with Leona Helmsley.

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4 Responses to The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy (Mario Cuomo Edition)

  1. Anyone who is anyone is just…

  2. Bill says:

    Again, you have me confused with your allusion. What does “the Kim Kardashian of the Upper East Side” mean? I could guess at a bunch of things it might mean, but that’s al they would be–guesses. Sorry, I feel like I am missing a point here; maybe I need a sharpener?

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      It’s just a joke, Bill – you know, flashy vs. modest (the way St. Thomas More is).

      • Bill says:

        That wasn’t one of my guesses, actually, so it’s good you are explaining it. Perhaps next time, keep the needs of those of us who are deficient in the subtleties of such modern “culture” icons in mind, please.

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