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March 15, 2017

Death of Brooklyn Priest -- Reverend Msgr. Michael Dempsey
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Msgr. Michael Dempsey, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Dempsey, a senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Dempsey was born on January 20, 1933 in Long Island City, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 31, 1958, and died Friday, March 10, 2017.

Monsignor Dempsey served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of Saint Finbar (Brooklyn), was appointed as Assistant Superintendent of the Superintendent of Schools Office, Secretary of the Education Office, Director of Pastoral Communications Office and Catholic Television Network Founder and Member.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE: Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
9807 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills, New York 11375
Tel: (718) 268-7711
Thursday, March 16, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FUNERAL: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R.C. Church
110-06 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, New York 11375
Tel: (718) 268-6251
Friday, March 17, 2017
10:30 AM

BURIAL: Calvary Cemetery
Woodside, New York
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:30 AM

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his brother, Mr. Robert P. Dempsey, 107 Fresh Pond Road, Sag Harbor, New York 11963.


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Diocese of Rockville Centre
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Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023

Sean P. Dolan
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