Rev Fr Patrick Healy

Rev Fr Patrick Healy

Birth
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Death 22 Jan 1889 (aged 63–64)
Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 114811970 · View Source
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Rev. Patrick Healy, was appointed to care for the "Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus," in 1864, appears to have been the first to establish a parochial school in Hampden County, MA. Reverend Patrick Healy, appeared by mere chance at the Springfield Railroad Station and learning of the serious predicament of the Polish emigrants, escorted them to Chicopee. He immediately established them in boarding houses belonging to the Dwight cotton mills, where they soon found work.

Rev. Patrick Healy, Roman Catholic Vicar General of the Springfield Diocese under Bishop O'Reilly of that city, died of apoplexy at his home in Chicopee on Tuesday. He was born at Dunngoorley, Ireland, 64 years ago, was educated at Waterford University and St. John's College, being ordained at the latter place in 1854. He then moved to America, and was assigned as assistant at the Old St. James Church on Albany street at Boston. He was then trasferred to East Boston as assistant to the late Father Fitton. He went from there to Ware, and was transferred in 1864 to Chicopee as successor to Rev. Wm. Blenkinsop, now of Boston. For a short time he presided over the Sacred Heart Church in Springfield, and was appointed Vicar General on the consecration of Bishop O'Reilly. He introduced the order of Christian Brothers in Massachusetts. He was a zealous Roman Catholic and did as much as any one in strengthening the material as well as spiritual prosperity of the organization in Western Massachusetts. His church was the first to be consecrated in the diocese. A tragic incident of the vicar's death was the fact that the venerable Dr. Breck, called to attend him, was also stricken and died a few hours before his patient.

(Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1889)

parents are John and Mary Healy of Ireland and he was born in Drumgooly


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  • Created by: Robert Comeau
  • Added: 2 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 114811970
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Patrick Healy (1825–22 Jan 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 114811970, citing Holy Name of Jesus Churchyard, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Robert Comeau (contributor 47310707) .