Rochester native Father Mark Consalvi of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary died April 28, 2005, in Waikiki, Hawaii, where he was associate pastor of St. Augustine Church. He was 87 years old.
Father Consalvi was born in Rochester on March 6, 1918. He studied at St. Joseph’s Seminary at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and was ordained May 29, 1943. His first assignment when he came to Hawaii in 1946 was at St. Augustine Church.
During his time in Hawaii, Father Consalvi built and rebuilt many different buildings at the parishes he served. He also organized the first St. Vincent de Paul Society in Hawaii in 1958 and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Citizen’s Award by Mayor Jeremy Harris on April 22, 2002.
“Father Mark Consalvi was a man of boundless energy, multiple skills and great determination. Arriving in Hawaii in 1946, he hit the ground running and never stopped,” said Father Clarence Guerreiro, superior of the Sacred Hearts Fathers and Brothers in Hawaii.
A funeral Mass for Father Consalvi was celebrated on May 12, 2005, at St. Patrick Church in Honolulu. Interment was in Hawaiian Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Seminarian Education Burse, c/o Fathers of the Sacred Hearts, PO Box 1365, Kaneohe, HI 96744.