Reverend Eamon J. Tobin
1947 - 2021
BORN
May 21, 1947
DIED
January 1, 2021
Reverend Edmund (Eamon) J. Tobin, Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne, passed to the Lord January 1, 2021. Born May 21, 1947 in Dublin, Ireland, he attended St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny, Ireland and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood June 11, 1972 to serve in the Diocese of Orlando. Father Tobin began his service at St. James Cathedral in Orlando followed by St. Teresa Catholic Church, Titusville, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Winter Haven, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs, and as pastor of Church of Our Saviour, Cocoa Beach; and Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne.

Father Tobin was active and engaged in the welfare of parishioners of all ages throughout his priesthood. He was an advocate for connecting the Gospels to everyday life, understanding the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, and to embracing an active prayer life. He was a prolific writer and authored books, articles and commentaries on topics close to this heart including praying, forgiveness, the Sacraments, dealing with death, fear and guilt.

Father Tobin is survived by his brothers and sisters Mary (Morrissey), Paddy, Martin, Teresa (Byrne) and their families. He is also survived by his parish community of Ascension Catholic Church and School, the religious and clergy who have come to know him these many years.

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Published by Orlando Sentinel from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
11
Visitation
11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Ascension Catholic Church
, Melbourne, Florida
Jan
12
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
Ascension Catholic Church
, Melbourne, Florida
Funeral services provided by:
Beach Funeral Home - West
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FATHER TOBIN WAS A VERY KIND AND COMPASSIONATE MAN WHO HAD AN OUTSTANDING EFFECT ON MY LIFE.
WE WILL MISS HIM AT ASCENSION CATHOLIC CHURH IN MELBOURNE FLORIDA. HE WAS A VERY DEVOTED PASTOR TO ALL HIS PARISHONERS. REST IN PEACE FATHER WITH GOD, OUR BLESSED MOTHER AND ALLTHE ANGELS IN WHICH YOU SO DESERVE.
PATRICIA CULLEN
Friend
February 21, 2021
We will miss your uplifting homilies and genuine compassion. Remembering the days when you were also at Church of Our Saviour. Grateful you visited my Dad in the hospital before he passed. Rest in peace, you were a wonderful person! Lori, TK and David Stoms

Lori Stoms
Acquaintance
February 1, 2021
Father Tobin was a big blessing in my life since I was a young child. He was there for me though out many hospital visits as a kid to helping me grow in my faith. From first Communion to Confirmation, this pastor was the one that over saw me through out this journey in my faith. I will never forget first reconciliation. It was open reconciliation and we had a choice of which pastor to go to. Father Tobin was the one I was like Oh boy... I have to tell him I back talked my parents?? You see, at this time I was an alter server. He always looked me in the eye on his sermons :) He was there as I grew in the music ministry at the parish. He approved songs that we would present to him that were not your normal hymns. Even to this day, he is a part of my life while he is in heaven. I am attending Saint Leo's University and in the religions class that I am currently taking, he is one of my sources of knowledge to be shared with my fellow students and professor. What an amazing Pastor! He was there in my adult years for my parents and my whole family. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Father Tobin, I did light a candle for you at St. Jude's Parish!
Vivian Cabaniss
Family
January 19, 2021
Father Tobin was an amazing soul. A gift to us all. Throughout the years, with all the good memories, he has always been a welcoming part of Ascension and years ago with Our Saviour. He helped me though the death of my son and throughout the years always gave me good guidance. For that, I will always remember him and keep him in my prayers. May he Rest In Peace in Heaven.
- Arias Family
Arias Family
Friend
January 12, 2021
A very beautiful soul. His writings about prayer have inspired me during difficult times. He presided over the marriage of my daughter, Nicole. As a member of the Ascension funeral choir, I listened to many of his touching eulogies, the last was for Anita Brady. The spiritual world will miss him, as will I.
Frances Chiarella
Friend
January 12, 2021
As a young adult in the early 70s, I was baptized in St. James Cathedral by Father Tobin. He was such a joy to be around and I know he will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Mary Jo Corbett
January 12, 2021
The Petit Family
January 11, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
We were blessed to have had the opportunity to have you officiate my dad’s funeral service in the Peace garden last December.
Jennie Moreno
Acquaintance
January 11, 2021
My best memory of Father Tobin was also one of my worst memories. My mother was passing away of cancer back in 1998 at age 55. In her final moments she was devastated that she would not be able to have last rights as she was divorced. (She stopped receiving communion back in 1972 because of this.) Father Tobin came in and held her hand, told her she absolutely could and would receive the sacrament. My mother's face lit up. I have always, and will always be grateful to him for the compassion and love he showed all of us, but especially my mom.
Shannon Purchis
Acquaintance
January 11, 2021
A pillar in our church”well done Father Tobin, May you rest in the arms of Jesus, Mary & Jospeh “.
Diane Hall
Friend
January 11, 2021
HE WAS A WONDERFUL AND CARING MAN AND WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. HE TOUCHED MY LIFE JUST BY KNOWING HIM. HE WAS VERY DEVOTED TO THE BLESSED MOTHER AND TO JESUS CHRIST. REST IN PEACE FATHER.
PATRICIA CULLEN
January 11, 2021
PATRICIA CULLEN
January 11, 2021
Elizabeth Bailes
January 10, 2021
Father Eamon was a blessing to all who knew him. He was humble, gentle, generous and fun. He loved the Lord, his church, his parishioners, his family and friends, golf, reading/ writing and Notre Dame football. Father Eamon was a shining light and a wonderful guide to living life like Jesus did. I am forever grateful for his friendship, guidance, support and the special moments we shared. Rest in peace, Father E, faithful and holy servant of God.
Kate Midden
Friend
January 10, 2021
Fr. Tobin was a brand new priest when he came to St. James Parish in 1972...what a gift for us! He played soccer with our kids and even joined us for Thanksgiving dinner with Fr. Richard Murphy. I treasure those years and our friendship which lasts in my heart to this day. He was a thoughtful listener and friend. Loving memories, Charline Kennedy
Charline Kennedy
January 10, 2021
Father Eamon Tobin was a true beacon of the Catholic Christian faith. Never daunted by any challenge, his quick smile and easy going nature gave light to all. He always said prayer changed everything giving hope to those in need and those with rebellious souls. He will be sorely missed and so very hard to replace as Pastor of Ascension. RIP Fr. Eamon.
Kim Perrotte
Friend
January 9, 2021
In never ending thanksgiving for the happy blessing of having Fr. Eamon with us for our journeys Home! So many grand, most happy memories of times with him! Ireland 1994 for one! He was always “ the great consoler”.
Thank you Father God, for his most beautifully spiritual influences & dearest friendship to all of my family...my parents RIP Deacon Charles & Peggy Robichaud,my brother RIP
Greg Robichaud, & my children (a true favorite person of theirs for their whole life!) ...
my son RIP Jake Henderson &
my daughter Laura Henderson.
Rest in Eternal Peace...a truly good & faithful servant to so many. My thoughts & prayers are with him, his lovely family & all the many, many people who loved him & will so very much miss his loving, caring & fun loving “joy of life” presence.
Again thank you Father God,Sweet Jesus, Mother Mary & St. Patrick for his life.
Until we meet again-Michele Robichaud
Michele Robichaud
Friend
January 9, 2021