Obituaries ~ March 12, 2018
Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers:
— Reverend Michael Chubirko, S.D.B.
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Deacon Tom Shiel, 84, from St. Peter the Apostle, Trinity, passed away in the Lord on Friday March 2, 2018. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 59 years, Patricia, in 2013. Deacon Shiel was ordained for the Archdiocese of New York on June 2, 1979. He moved to the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1986 and served here until his retirement in 2014. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 12747 Interlaken Rd, Trinity FL 34655. Expressions of sympathy for the Shiel family may be sent to the parish at the aforementioned address.
Deacon Jerry Thomas, 81, from St. Francis of Assisi, Seffner, passed away in the Lord on Tuesday March 6, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret. Deacon Thomas was ordained for the Diocese of St. Petersburg on June 8, 1991 and assigned to St. Francis of Assisi, where he served until January 2018. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4450 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33584. Expressions of sympathy for the Thomas family may be sent to the parish at the aforementioned address.
“Well done good and faithful servant; enter into the joy of your master.” ~ Mt. 25:23