Thursday, April 06, 2006

The passing of Father Joe

Reverend Joseph P. Cotugno, who was director of the Diaconate Formation Program since 1999, died Wednesday. His obituary is here:
A reception of the body and vigil will be held on Friday at 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 122 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes followed by the Parish Eucharist at 7 p.m. A wake will be held in the church from 4-7 p.m.

Relatives, friends, parishioners, priests, deacons and religious are invited to the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial to be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of St. James, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany with the Most Reverend Howard J. Hubbard, D.D., Bishop of Albany presiding.
A wake will precede the Mass from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in the family plot in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205 would be appreciated.

We will miss him.