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Archives Memorial Mass set May 6 at Wadhams Hall for Rev. Hunt

April 27, 2016

Ogdensburg  – A Memorial Mass for Rev. John M. Hunt will be held May 6 at noon at the Chapel of the Presentation at Wadhams Hall. Bishop Terry R. LaValley will preside with priests of the diocese concelebrating. Father Robert M. Mock of the Diocese of Buffalo will serve as homilist.

Rev. Hunt died April 16 at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida. Internment of his cremains took place in his family plot in Glenwood Cemetery in Watertown.

Rev. Hunt was born in Watertown June 5, 1943, son of the late John and Margaret Bennett Hunt.  After graduating from Immaculate Heart Central, he attended Wadhams Hall Seminary with further studies and graduation from St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester, NY in 1969. He was ordained at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ogdensburg on May 24, 1969 by Bishop Stanislaus J. Brzana.

His first assignment was assistant pastor at St. Mary’s, Champlain and St. Alexander’s in Morrisonville.  In 1974 he was appointed to the faculty at Wadhams Hall.  In 1980, in a cooperative ministry venture, Rev. Hunt was pastor of St. John’s, Keeseville and associate pastor at Immaculate Conception, Keeseville.

In 1986, he was pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Potsdam, pastor at St Patrick’s in Watertown in 1991 and pastor at Notre Dame Ogdensburg in 1995. In 1999, he was administrator of both campus parishes of St. Francis of Assisi in Potsdam and St. Mary’s, Canton.

In 2001, Rev. Hunt was pastor of St. Henry’s, DeKalb and Sacred Heart, Edwards.  In 2004 he was pastor at St. Bartholomew, Old Forge, and St. Anthony of Padua, Inlet.  He retired from ministry in May, 2006.

Rev. Hunt is survived by his brother William Hunt and several relatives.

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