Fr. Bracikowski, OFM Conv., 87 - Catholic Courier

Fr. Bracikowski, OFM Conv., 87

Conventual Franciscan Father Felix Bracikowski, who had served at Rochester and Auburn parishes, died at Buffalo General Hospital Aug. 1, 2002. He was 87.
 
Father Bracikowski entered the Order of Friars Minor Conventual in 1932 and was ordained to the priesthood at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, on Dec. 17, 1938, having completed theological studies in Assisi.
 
He served St. Hyacinth Parish, Auburn, as assistant pastor (1963-1966) and as pastor and guardian of the local Franciscan friary (rectory) from 1966 to 1976. He was pastor and guardian at the former St. Theresa Parish in Rochester from 1979 to 1985.
 
Father Bracikowski was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. He is survived by two sisters, Helen Parnitzke and Lucy Kinecki, both of West Seneca, N.Y.; and his brother, Menceslaus, of Cuba, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Francis Church, Athol Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 5, with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga. Memorial donations may be made to the Franciscan Education Fund, Provincial House, 12300 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

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