Rev. Fr. Joseph
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Rev. Fr. Joseph Narimattam, age 76, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013, at his family residence in Kerala, India.
Fr. Joe worked as the Chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE and he worked as Associate Pastor at various parishes in Wilmington Diocese, including: Holy Rosary Church in Claymont, Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle, Corpus Christi Church in Elsmere and St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Wilmington, DE. Born in Kerala, India, Fr. Joe was the son of late Mani Joseph and Annamma. Before coming to Delaware, Fr. Joe served at several parishes in the Diocese of Pala, India. In the early 1970's, he served as a missionary in Zambia, Africa. To many, he was a humble, kind-hearted priest who shared God's love with a beautiful smile. In 2010, Fr. Joe took retirement from the Diocese of Wilmington and moved to his hometown in Kerala. Fr. Joe will live forever in the hearts of all those who knew him.
A memorial service will be held on March 3 at 3:30 pm at the St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Newark. Most Rev. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, will preside at a special Memorial Mass with the clergy on March 6 at 11 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Wilmington.
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 1, 2013