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Rev Onofrio R “Murph” Smiraldo

Rev Onofrio R “Murph” Smiraldo

Birth
Angola, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 15 May 2009 (aged 80)
Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 37289615 · View Source
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Rev. Msgr. Onofrio Smiraldo, Age 80, was the pastor emeritus of St. Edmund Church, Tonawanda, New York. Son of the late Santo and Vita Sorrento Smiroldo, he attended the Little Seminary of St. Joseph and the Little Flower, Buffalo, and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Niagara University. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York on May 30, 1953 by Bishop Joseph A. Burke. He was first assigned to a parish in Charlotte, North Carolina for a year.
When he returned to the Buffalo Diocese, he was assistant pastor of St. Peter, Le Roy, and St. Joseph New Cathedral, Buffalo.
In 1971, Msgr. Smiroldo became the chaplain at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, and in 1968 he took on the roles of general manager at Emergency Hospital, Buffalo and assistant general manager at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Lackawanna.
Msgr. Smiroldo was named pastor of St. Francis Cabrini parish, Collins Center in 1971. He served as the director of the Rural Life Conference in 1974 and two years later became the administrator at Holy Cross Parish, Buffalo. In 1977 he was assigned to St. Edmund Parish, where he served as pastor until his retirement in 2003.


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  • Maintained by: Charles Zadora
  • Originally Created by: Donna Casey
  • Added: 20 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37289615
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Onofrio R “Murph” Smiraldo (21 Oct 1928–15 May 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37289615, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charles Zadora (contributor 47169421) .