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 Francis Joseph Spellman

Francis Joseph Spellman

Birth
Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Dec 1967 (aged 78)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Plot Crypt under the altar
Memorial ID 966 · View Source
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Religious Leader. He was the Sixth Archbishop of New York City, New York. He graduated from North American College in Rome, where he was ordained a priest in 1916 at the age of 27. He celebrated his first Mass in his hometown of Whitman, Massachusetts. In 1922, he became Chancellor of the Boston Diocese. He returned to Rome in 1925 and was made a Monsignor by Pope Pius XI. Pius XII consecrated him a Bishop in 1932 and he served as an auxiliary Bishop for the Boston Diocese. He was Archbishop of New York from 1939 until he died on December 2, 1967. He was also the military vicar for the United States Armed Forces.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 966
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Joseph Spellman (4 May 1889–2 Dec 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 966, citing Saint Patricks Cathedral, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .