|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2008|
Monsignor James Joseph Hannon died of a lengthy illness on March 16, 2008, at his home in Ocean Springs, Miss.
Monsignor was born in Galway County, Ireland on Jan. 13,1920, to Patrick and Mary Hannon and was the youngest of five children.
He entered St. Jariath College, Tuam, Galway, in 1933. After graduation in 1939, he attended St. Patrick College, Carlow, until he was ordained for the Mississippi Diocese in June 1945.
He came to the United States in 1945 and was assigned as the associate pastor at Nativity BVM, in Biloxi, Miss. A year later, he was transferred to Our Lady of Victories Parish in Pascagoula, Miss. He also served as pastor for Our Lady of Victories from 1969 to 1980.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Patrick Hannon, four brothers and sisters.
He leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews at home in Ireland and in the United States, his devoted caregiver, Joyce Wilson, and many precious friends as well as families of which he became a treasured member.
Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Friends may visit from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.
Interment is at Evergreen Cemetery, Ocean Springs.
Arrangements made by Bradford-0'Keefe Funeral Homes, Ocean Springs.
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Record added: Mar 22, 2008
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And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21:4 Kjv|
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Hard to believe you have been gone so long. I'm sure you are enjoying yourself now with momma and daddy. You are in my prayers, just as I hope I am in yours.|
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