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Archives Fr. Robert Lamitie: 60 year jubilarian

May 31, 2017

Father Lamitie, a priest for the Diocese of Ogdensburg for 60 years, retired from active ministry in 2001 and nowLamitie resides in Fort Pierce, Florida.

A native of Scotia, New York, he was born Sept. 11, 1931 in Albany. He studied for two years at Siena College before beginning studies for the priesthood at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore.

Father Lamitie was ordained May 18, 1957, by Bishop Walter P. Kellenberg.

The priest has served as assistant pastor in Sackets Harbor, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ogdensburg; Notre Dame, Malone; St. John’s, Plattsburgh; and St. Anthony’s in Watertown.

He has been pastor in Keene, Lake Clear, Brasher Falls and Lake Placid.

From 1970 to 1975, Father Lamitie served the diocese as pro-synodal just for the Marriage Tribunal and as a chaplain for the Knights of Columbus.

He was instrumental in establishing the Guggenheim Center as a site for special diocesan programs.

Father Lamitie also served as a prison chaplain for at the Bare Hill Correctional Facility in Malone and Adirondack Correctional Facility, RayBrook.

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