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April 20, 2018

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February 04, 2013
God has taken home one of the best. Thank you for being such an example of Christ throughout our ministry. You will be missed!

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
February 04, 2013
Bishop D'Arcy's many attributes have been a part of my family since the early day's of our Brighton years. His Father's grocery store up from my Grandfather's grocery store-Stewart's Market, across the street from my Father's dental office and the corner across from Henzler's Spa.-- Winter "coasting" on Upcrest Rd. What fond memories ! John (a little my senior)always seemed to be around and his great worth of character has been in my thoughts and heart throughout the years. His Spiritual and kind words in a letter to my Dad when Mother died meant so much and still holds a place in the family archives.May all who have been fortunate to be part of John's life follow in his steps and be grateful and blessed to be a part of the wonderful life he gave to us.
May John's Spirit and the Love of God be with us now and forever.

Bless You and Rest in Peace !
February 04, 2013
i did not know this man but he is indeed a saint.
February 04, 2013
What a loving Bishop. This a loss for America but a gain for the Church for he is praying without ceasing in the Presence of Our God and Savior.
I am thankful for Bishop D'Arcy's life, his love, and his presence at our grandchildren's reception of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. I was privileged to be able to go to confession to him a year ago. Blessings to all his family and friends.
February 04, 2013
Rest in Peace
February 04, 2013
Joan and Family,
Sorry to hear of your brother John's passing. He is now in Heaven. I hope time and good memories will help ease your sorrow.
February 04, 2013
Bishop D'Arcy was a young priest at St. Mary's, the church I attended as a child in Beverly, Massachusetts in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He was such a faith-filled, kind man who was loved by all of the parishioners. May he rest in God's peace.
February 04, 2013
Rest in peace along the side of God until we meet again you will be missed dearly here on earth. Sylvia.
February 04, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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February 04, 2013
We were honored to be led in the Rosary by you during the 2009 Obama commencement protest. Eternal rest upon your soul good shepherd.

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