Rev J. Paul Byron

Rev J. Paul Byron

Cohoes, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 15 Mar 2011 (aged 89)
Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Lebanon Township, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 67031411 · View Source
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The Reverend J. Paul Byron, 89, died March 15, 2011 in Pinehurst.

He was born in Cohoes, New York on May 2, 1921 to the late William J. Byron and Theresa English Byron.

Father Byron was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Frank Byron, William Byron and the Reverend Joseph Byron.

J. Paul Byron attended the Vincentian Institute and Niagara University. After discerning a vocation to the Priesthood, he entered St. Bonaventure College in Olean, New York for studies in Philosophy and then St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, New York and Christ the King Seminary in Olean, New York for studies in Theology and for priestly formation. Father Byron was ordained a Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Raleigh on June 15, 1946.

During his priestly life, Father Byron served in many parishes throughout North Carolina, when the Diocese of Raleigh comprised the entire State. His assignments to priestly ministry included the following: the Missionary Apostolate at Sacred Heart, Whiteville with its missions in Delco and Tabor City; St. John the Evangelist, Waynesville; the Missionary Apostolate, Motor Chapel, and St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest; Sacred Heart Cathedral, St. Joseph, Asheboro; St. Egbert, Morehead City; Immaculate Conception, Durham; the founding pastor of St. Gabriel Charlotte; Infant of Prague, Jacksonville; Sacred Heart, Brevard; St. Joan of Arc, Asheville; St. Peter, Greenville; St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill; St. Raphael, Raleigh, from where he retired in 1996.

Following retirement, Father Byron continued to generously serve many parishes in priestly ministry, including Holy Family, Hillsborough; St. Matthew, Durham; St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest; St. Michael the Archangel, Cary; and St. Bernadette, Butner.

Father Byron additionally served as founding Director for the Bishop's Annual Appeal, founding Director of the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Raleigh and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Liturgical Conference.

Durham Herald-Sun, Mar 17, 2011

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