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Where our departed Confreres rest in peace

Since first Vincentian Priests arrived to New Haven, Connecticut from Krakow in 1904 exactly ONE HUNDRED priests and brothers who lived for at least few years of their Vincentian ministry in New England departed to Eternal Father. Some came here for very short time. Some spent most of their life making United States their second homeland. For some, especially expelled missionaries from China, New England  became a shelter  because situation in Poland. Some are American-born. Whatever the reason it was, they gave their hearts and sweat of their brows to serve the people of North-Eastern USA.  Sixty-six of them are interred in American soil. Others are buried in Poland and former Polish territories (29), Brazil (4), and one in China. In particular, those Confreres buried in America are interred in to main locations - First Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY (25) and St. Michael’s Cemetery, Derby, CT (33). Another eight in other necropolises in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Let us make you acquainted with the locations where our Confreres are resting in peace.

St. Michael’s Cemetery, Derby, Connecticut

Read the story: “They Rest in peace… St. Michael’s Cemetery”
to learn more about Our Confreres there

Calvary Cemetery,  Queens, New York

Read the story: “They Rest in peace… Calvary Cemetery”
to learn more about Our Confreres there

Other cemeteries in the United States

Rev. Henry CZEKALA CM (†2005) – St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut
Bro. George FELIX CM (†1905) – New Haven, Connecticut
Rev. Joseph JANOWSKI CM (†1936) – Mount St.Peter’s Cemetery, Derby, Connecticut
Rev. Francis HAMERSKI CM (†1969) – St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut
Rev. Casimir KICZUK CM (†2003) – St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Norwich, Connecticut
Rev. Charles PACHERSKI CM (†1977) – St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut
Rev. Joseph PACIOREK CM (†2004) – St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Adams, Massachusetts
Rev. Paul DYLLA CM (†1976) – Swansea, Massachusetts

Cemeteries or death places in Poland
(CM Province of Poland)

Confreres, who retired or reassigned to other ministry returned to Poland
(locations in Ukraine, Belarus and Ukraine belonged to Poland before WWII)

Rev. Francis ARCISZEWSKI CM (†2000) – Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw
Rev. Francis BUCHHORN CM (†1935) – Tarnow
Rev. John CEPURSKI CM (†1942) – Milatyn Nowy, Ukraine
Rev. Waclaw CZAPLA CM (†1971) – died in car accident, Oviedo, Spain
Rev. John GANCARZ CM (†1940) – Rakowice Cemetery, Krakow
Rev. Sylvester GRACZYK CM (†1940) – Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw
Rev. Joseph GRZELINSKI CM (†1977) – Krzeszowice
Rev. Francis KELLNER CM (†1992) – Rakowice Cemetery, Krakow
Rev. Eugene KOLODZIEJ CM (†1952) – Rakowice Cemetery, Krakow
Rev. Hugo KROL CM (†1945) – Rakowice Cemetery, Krakow
Bro. Martin KUDLEK CM (†1942) – Rakowice Cemetery, Krakow
Rev. Michael PAJAK CM (†1981) – Zmigrod
Rev. Adam PIASECKI CM (†1946) – Rakowice Cemetery, Krakow
Rev. John PIENIAZEK CM (†1936) – Olcza, Zakopane
Rev. Joseph PIEPRZYCA CM (†1976) – Tarnow
Rev. John ROSSMAN CM (†1926) – Lviv, Ukraine
Servant of God, Rev. Joseph SLUPINA CM (†1940) – KL Auschwitz
Rev. John SOBOTKA CM (†2005) – Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw
Rev. Joseph SOWINSKI CM (†1945) – Vilnius, Lithuania
Rev. Francis TRAWNICZEK CM (†1926) – Rakowice Cemetery. Krakow
Rev. Constantine WITASZEK CM (†1960) – Chelmno
Rev. Francis WOJCIAK CM (†1938) – Olcza, Zakopane
Rev. Joseph ZAJAC CM (†1941) – Lviv, Ukraine
Rev. Aloysius ZELEZNIK CM (†1945) – Lyskov, Belarus

Confreries buried in the state of Parana, Brazil
(CM Province of Curitiba)

Confreres, who after returning from China mission
temporarily worked in New England before moving
to then Vice-Province of Poland in Brazil

(presently Province of Curitiba)

Msgr Ignatius KRAUZE CM, Bishop of Shuntehfu (†1984) – Araucaria
Rev. Sigismund PIOTROWSKI CM (†1978) – Curitiba
Rev. Waclaw SZUNIEWICZ CM (†1963) – Irati
Rev. John WISLINSKI CM (†1961) – Araucaria

Diocese of Shuntehfu, China

Rev. Waclaw JECZMIONKA CM (†1943) – one of  the three priests who went to foreign missions in China from Vice-Province of Poland in Utica

Rev. Joseph Jankowski CM monument dedicated by parishioners from Ansonia, CT

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