Many deacons serve Southern Tier - Catholic Courier

Many deacons serve Southern Tier

The following is a listing of permanent deacons currently serving in the Southern Tier region of the Diocese of Rochester, according to information provided by the diocesan Office of Deacon Personnel.

* Deacon Raymond Defendorf, ordained in 1982: St. Mary Parish, Bath (as pastoral administrator). Wife, Patricia.

* Deacon Bill Dougherty (1982): St. Casimir/St. Charles Borromeo parishes, Elmira (retired). Wife, Mary.

* Deacon Joseph Federowicz (1983): Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick parishes, Tioga County (retired). Wife, Patricia.

* Deacon Jim Hankey (1990): All Saints Parish, Corning. Wife, Dora.

* Deacon Bob Henrich (1990): Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick parishes, Tioga County.

* Deacon George Kozak (1998): Immaculate Conception Parish, Ithaca. Wife, Mary Ann.

* Deacon David LaFortune (2005): Schuyler Catholic Community, Schuyler County (as pastoral associate). Wife, Patricia.

* Deacon Michael Mahoney (1993): Holy Family Parish, Steuben and Livingston counties. Wife, Monette.

* Deacon Michael Mangione (1991): St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Addison, St. Stanislaus, Bradford, St. Joseph, Campbell; Elmira Psychiatric Center. Wife, Sharon (deceased).

* Deacon Robert McCormick (1988): Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Hornell. Wife, Rose Anna.

* Deacon Dan Pavlina (2003): Schuyler Catholic Community, Schuyler County. Wife, Jeanne.

* Deacon Rick Roy (2003): St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ithaca. Wife, Nancy.

* Deacon Warren Rutan (1993): Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick parishes, Tioga County (retired). Wife, Marion.

* Deacon Daniel Slattery (1992): Holy Family Parish, Steuben and Livingston counties. Wife, Sharon.

* Deacon George Welch (1982): Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Elmira; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. Wife, Paula.

* Deacon Ed Wight (1983). St. Mary Parish, Bath. Wife, Wendy.

Four men from the Southern Tier are also in formation for the permanent diaconate. They are:

* Robert Colomaio, to be ordained in 2009: St. Mary Parish, Bath. Wife, Pamela.

* Michael Donovan (2008): Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick parishes, Tioga County. Wife, Linda.

* Joseph Erway (2009): St. Mary Southside Parish, Elmira.

* Dan Williams (2007): St. Gabriel Parish, Hammondsport. Wife, Sandra.

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