Rev. Msgr. Joseph E. Desmond
Father Joe, many years ago at St. Anne's church in 1962, one of your homilys touched my heart and pointed me in the direction of a llife of service with the Sisters of Mercy...I'm not sure I ever told you that, but now you know! Thank you for your love, gentleness, humor and deep integrity as a person. You will always be in my heart.
Father Desmond was an outstanding person, dedicated priest, faithful friend and talented producer of plays for young people. I am so grateful for his presence in my youth and throughout my life.
Uncle Joe..".Nothing disappears without a trace". Your kindness, wisdom,conversations, sense of humor and postive spirit are with me everyday. Your nephew, David Low
Dear Father Desmond you was a part of my family I will miss you very much. You got to marry all of my sisters and baptize all of our childern. We love you and will miss you very much. From the Paradis Girls.
You will truly be missed. I was one of many who felt your love and spiritual advice.
You were a valued person by everyone in my family.
May you rest in peace.
Mary Healey Koch