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Rev. James P. McKelvey

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REVEREND JAMES P. MCKELVEY, 63 Reverend James P. McKelvey, 63, died peacefully in his sleep at his residence at Camilla Hall in Immaculata, PA on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Father McKelvey was born on September 22, 1950, in Phoenixville, PA, son of the late Raymond and Pearl (Hughes)(McCann) McKelvey. He attended St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School, Phoenixville, Bishop Kenrick High School, Norristown, Phoenixville High School, and Gwynedd Mercy College. He taught for many years at St. Mary School and then Holy Family School in Phoenixville before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Father McKelvey was ordained on May 15, 1993, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua. Father McKelvey served as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Calvary Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Eleanor Parish, Collegeville; Saint Ann Parish, Phoenixville; and Saint Anastasia Parish, Newtown Square. In May 2008, he was appointed Chaplain at Camilla Hall. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, Rosemary Roppa, Margaret Yenchick, Joseph McCann, Raymond McCann, Paul McCann, Daniel McKelvey. The Reception of the Body will be held at Camilla Hall, 1145 W. King Road, Immaculata, PA on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 3 p.m. A viewing will held from 3 to 4:45 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 212 Dayton Street, Phoenixville, PA, on Monday, October 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Most Reverend John J. McIntyre. A viewing will be held at the church on Monday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Camilla Hall Nursing Home, care of IHM Mission Advancement, PO Box 200, Immaculata, PA 19345-0200. Arrangements are by the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Phoenixville, PA. Condolences may be given at www.DevlinRosmosKepp.com

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 10, 2013
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