Rev. George Dabrowski CM died

GeorgeDabrowski-5“The length of our days is seventy years —
or eighty, if we have the strength;
yet their span is but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90,10)

On April 6, 2013 in age of 83, 55 years of priesthood,  Lt. Colonel Father George Dabrowski, C.M.,  passed at St. Catherine’s Infirmary, Germantown, Philadephia, PA. He was a long time US Air Force chaplain, pastor and teacher and professor at St. John Kanty Prep, Erie, PA, among others. In recent years he was a resident of St. Catherine’s Infrirmary.
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Will Lie in State
Thursday, April 11, 2013 fro 10:00 A.M.
St. Stanislaus B&M Church
9 Eld Street, New Haven, CT

The Funeral Mass
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.
St. Stanislaus B&M Church, New Haven, CT

All Saints Cemetery, North Haven, CT.


Additional memorial services will be held at st. Vincent’s Seminary in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 11:
Mass at St. Catherine’s Chapel, 11:30 A.M.
Evening Prayer and Remembrance at St Vincent Seminary chapel, 4:30 P.M.


The Reverend George J. Dabrowski, CM, died on April 6, 2013. He was born in Hamden, CT, on July 29, 1930. He was the son of the late Joseph Dabrowski and Sophia Piascik Dabrowski. He entered the Congregation of the Mission in the Vice-Province of Poland in the USA and was ordained a priest on May 31, 1958. For the next 6 years Father Dabrowski served as a parish priest at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish in New Haven, CT and as a teacher at St. John Kanty Prep School in Erie, PA.

From 1964 to 1989 Father Dabrowski served as a chaplain in the US Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. From 1990 to 1992 he served at the Provincial House in West Hartford, CT, as archivist and superior. For the next three years he worked in parishes in Lisbon Falls, ME, and Concord, NH. In 1995 he returned to Connecticut to assume the duties of archivist and superior at De Paul Provincial House in Manchester. After serious surgery, he retired to St. Joseph’s Residence in Enfield in 2003. Later, he was transferred to St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. which is run by the Vincentian Fathers. There he died in peace in his room, on April 6

The New England Province is extremely grateful to the Confreres of the Eastern Province and the staff of St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Philadelphia for taking care of Fr. George during his time of sickness and his last illness.


1 comment to Rev. George Dabrowski CM died

  • David Fritz

    I knew Father Dabrowski when stationed at Kunsan AB, Korea. He was one of the most caring human beings I have ever known. I remember taking a 3 day trip to Seoul with him and another friend and going on regular Sunday afternoon visits to an orphanage a mile or so off the base that was run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. He taught a Bible study on the Old Testament and was always talking about “The Ancient Hebrews”. I have many pictures and wonderful memories of him and our friends in Korea. We had a lot of laughs together and some sad times, too. I remember how heartbreaking it was when he returned to the States and we had to say “Goodbye”. Enjoy your eternal rest with Jesus!!!

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