Obituary: Fr. Mario J. Orrigo, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish

Saint Patrick Parish in Stoneham sorrowfully announces the death of its beloved Pastor, Father Mario J. Orrigo. Fortified by the Sacraments of the Church and supported by the prayers of thousands in his last months of life, Father Mario departed this world in the early hours of the morning of August 29, 2023, the Feast of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist.

We grieve the loss of our extraordinary Pastor, but are filled with joyful hope in the power of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection. We are profoundly grateful for Father Mario’s priesthood, friendship, and devoted pastoral charity. The people of Saint Patrick Parish powerfully encountered the love of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, in and through the priestly life and ministry of Father Mario. With confident hope, we look forward to the day when we will see him again.

In one of his last messages to the people of Saint Patrick Parish, Father Mario implored everyone to pray the Rosary every day and to wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. We now entrust this good priest of Jesus Christ to the Mercy of our Heavenly Father, and we implore the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, to console those who mourn and to escort her devoted son, Father Mario, into the eternal banquet of Heaven.

May he rest in peace. Amen.

Fr. Mario J. Orrigo, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish of Stoneham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

Family, friends and parishioners are kindly invited to a Celebration of Fr. Mario’s Life where he will Lie in state at St. Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 2 pm to 8 pm.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Fr. Mario’s Eternal Life will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church.

Please consider donations in memory of Fr. Mario to St. Patrick Church 71 Central Stoneham, MA 02180.

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