It is with regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Father John Maddigan at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on December 29, 2016, age 90 years, ordained Priest on June 15, 1957. Predeceased by his parents Catherine Malone and Jack Maddigan; sister Elizabeth Comerford (Stamp); brothers Richard (Barbara), Philip (Christine), Frank (Marian); brother-in-law Jim Hand, and special nephew Robert Comerford. Leaving to mourn his sister Alice Hand, St. John’s; brother Ron (Janet), Stratford, Ontario; devoted niece Judy (Comerford) Newton (Bill); cherished niece-in-law Janet, wife of the late Robert Comerford, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Also leaving to mourn his Brother-Priests of the Archdiocese of St. John’s, the religious members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, Presentation Sisters, Irish Christian Brothers, as well as the parishioners and friends of the various parishes where he ministered, in particular, his ministry in Peru where he served for 25 years. We should not forget the compassion and dedication provided by his co-workers and caregivers at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home where he resided for the past 12 years, as well as, his cherished bridge partners who did all they could to enable him to play.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation to be held at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on Friday, December 30th from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. This will be followed by visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon and 2 – 5 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. A Mass of Christian Burial will then be held on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Interment to follow in the Priests Plot at Belvedere Cemetery. Donations in Father John’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Mercy Home.
St. Patrick's Mercy Home
Carnell’s Funeral Home
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Visitation from 10-12 Noon and 2-5 p.m.
Visitation from 9- 10:30 a.m.