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   ​Father Kevin Casey, C.P. Passes to the Lord

Father Peter was born in Manhattan, New York on July 24, 1932.  After High School he enlisted in the United States Army.  After his enlistment was over, he entered the Passionists and took his Vows on August 1, 1960.  He was ordained a priest on May 1, 1964.  Father Peter's ministries were varied.  He was primarily a Missionary serving in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Jamaica in the West Indies.  After spending many years as a Missionary, Father Peter returned to the United States and worked in parishes.  He served in St. Ann's Parish in Scranton and Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Centereach, NY.  After his health began to fail he chose to reside in the Veteran's Hospital in Stoney Brook, NY.  Father died peacefully in his room there on August 23, 2017

Father Emmanuel was born on April 27, 1921 in the Bronx, New York.  He entered the Passionist Novitiate in Pittsburgh, PA and took his Vows on August 15th 1946.  He was ordained a Passionist priest on June 3rd, 1950.  He died August 7th, 2017 at Our Lady of Florida, Passionist Monastery.  He was cremated and his ashes were buried here in our Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  At the time of his death, he was the senior religious in our Province having reached his 96th year.  He was primarily a parish priest serving in our parishes in Union City and Atlanta.  As he bean to age he transferred to Our Lady of Florida Monastery but not to retire.  He worked hard in the community with the police and firemen and even drove a tram in MacArthur Park.

Father Kevin Casey, passed away in Jersey City, NJ on August 27th, 2017. He was 87, born on September 15th, 1929.  He attended Holy Cross Prep Seminary, Dunkirk, NY. He entered the Passionist Novitiate in 1948 and professed vows in 1949 at Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery, Pittsburgh PA. After completing studies in philosophy and theology, Father Casey was ordained to the priesthood on April 28, 1956 at Saint Michael Monastery, Union City, NJ. Father Casey was a vocation director in Toronto, Ontario and conducted parish missions and retreats  in Canada and in the United States. He served as Assistant Superior at Our Lady of Florida Monastery, North Palm Beach, FL. He then served as pastor at Saint Ann's Monastery Parish, Scranton, PA.  Father Casey ministered ,as a parish priest, at St. Thomas and Corpus Christi, in New Jersey. Toward the end of his life, he was cared for by Dr. Marietta Halum.

​                         Father Emmanuel Gardon, C.P. Passes to the Lord

​Father Peter O'Rourke, C.P. Passes to the Lord

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