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Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy

Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

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May 26, 2019 "Bishop John D'Arcy was my Father confessor and mentor at St. John Seminary in Brighton (Boston) back in the late 60's. He was a wise and wonderful Priest of God and, more, a man of love who not just preached but lived a life of love and wisdom. After 50 years, I still miss him and his kind words and advice dearly. Father Jack, may you live forever in the arms of Our Lord. Amen." - Gerry Bryson (Bluffton, SC)
November 28, 2017 "I was a young Catholic boy in the early sixties going to St Mary's school in Beverly Ma. I remember Fr. Darcy as my favorite priest in the parish. I remember him coming to the schoolyard to play Wiffle ball with us. I recall to this day him pitching to our teacher, Sister Genevieve in her penguin habit, and her running the bases with that cardboard bib flipping up into her face. Father Darcy came across as a regular guy who happened to be a priest. God Bless him." - THOMAS HOLMES (CENTER CONWAY, NH)
February 08, 2013 "Bishop John Darcy was a wonderful man he was always so kind to my family and to me. My late husband was born in Quincy, Mass. his Mother's maiden name was Mary Moran and of course was the daughter of Irish immigrants. Bishop Darcy resembled my husband's family very much, so my children and I felt a kinmanship with him and that somehow they were connected. We shall miss him very much, may God rest his soul!" - sheila dwyer (fort wayne, IN)
February 07, 2013 "Bishop D'Arcy was such a blessing to me and my family. He was my husband's immigration sponsor when he came to the United States from Ireland to teach theology. He was my friend as I worked as a theology teacher at Bishop Dwenger. He always stopped to talk with us and our daughters anytime he saw us. After his retirement, he would celebrate mass with our parish sometimes. Each time he would give us hugs and talk with us for a while about our lives. He always remembered our daughters names and asked about them. I recall one time meeting up with Bishop at a diocesan event. We sat down with him and shared lunch. then after lunch ended, we sat for a while longer after others had left while Bishop played with our two young daughters, probably 2 and 4 at the time, while they ran under the table. He was able to just be with us in the moment...loving the gift of life. Bishop has always shown me how to live and for that I will always remember him." - Melissa Wheeler (Fort Wayne, IN)
February 23, 2013 "May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your famiy at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC"
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Obituary for Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy, who oversaw the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 24 years during a time of church closings,...
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