Fr. Anthony-Genovese, O.S.A.-Obituary

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Fr. Anthony M. Genovese, O.S.A.

Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 1946 – Jul 21, 2019 (Age 72)


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McConaghy Funeral Home, Ltd. Obituary

Fr. Anthony M. Genovese, O.S.A. passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at St. Thomas Monastery, Villanova, PA where he was a member of the Augustinian Community.  He was 72

Son of the late Anthony Genovese and Margaret McCloskey, he was born on October 27, 1946 in Staten Island, NY.

Fr. Mickey is survived by his cousin Fr. Gary McCloskey, O.S.A., other cousins, friends, and his Augustinian brothers.  Locally, Fr. Genovese was pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Villanova, PA from 1986-1994. He also served as Provincial of the Eastern Province from 2010-2014.   He was involved in the Marriage Encounter Movement in the Philadelphia area and beyond for many years. 

A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova, PA from 4:30 to  7:15 pm followed by a Funeral Mass at 7:30 pm.  Burial on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Augustinian section of Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, PA.  

In lieu of flowers, the Augustinian Community requests that donations be made in memory of Fr. Genovese to The Augustinian Fund, Care of Sick and Elderly, P.O. Box 340, Villanova, PA 19085.

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Ill never forget our days in St Anns school, may you rest in peace Anthony

Your prayers, love and kindness for our family will Always be remembered. May you be resting peacefully in the arms of God. The Crosson Family

Father Mickey:

Growing up, you were always the best part of Sundays. Your stories, your lessons, your generosity Ive never met your rival; no priest has ever lived up.

And then you were kind enough to marry my wife and I. It wasnt your parish, and everyone spoke Polish. You brought life to the ceremony; Ill never forget you loudly proclaiming that the Holy Spirit was present when a confused bird interrupted your homily.

Thank you for all of the joy you...

Thank you for all the beautiful memories growing up together in Dongan Hills.
You were my older brother, my friend, my confidant, and my protector.
As we grew up and went our separate ways, there was always a thread that kept us connected.
That thread was the love we shared as close family.
I look forward to the day when we will meet again at the great table of celebration in heaven.
Yours Always,

Your presence has touched so many
Rest In Peace Fr. Genovese

Father Mickey was one of the best people I have ever met. Loved him and will miss him very much.