Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Msgr. Thomas Leavey, 85

The parish of St. William the Abbot, Seaford, lost its pastor emeritus, Msgr. Thomas G. Leavey, on October 4, 2010, the feast of St Francis of Assisi. The diocese has listed the funeral arrangements and a curriculum vitae here. The funeral parlor death notice in Newsday, mentioning Msgr. Leavey's relatives, is linked here.
Born in 1925 and raised in Jackson Heights, Father Leavey was ordained in 1951. He came to St. William's in 1971 and served as pastor until about 2003. He is remembered as understanding, helpful, kind.
In paradisum deducant te angeli ..... Into paradise may the angels lead you, may the martyrs receive you at your coming, and may they guide you into the holy city, Jersusalem. May the chorus of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, once poor, may you have eternal rest.

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