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Rev. Edward J. Hinds

Deceased: 2009-10-22


Seminary Graduation Year: 1974

Funeral services for Rev. Edward J. Hinds, pastor of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Washington Avenue at Chatham Street, Chatham, will begin on Friday morning, Oct. 30, at the church, with a service of reception of his casket at 11 a.m. Visiting hours at the church will be from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, with a vigil service to be celebrated at 7 p.m. His Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Interment services in the family plot, Basking Ridge, will be private. Arrangements are by Lewis & Carey, Directors of Funerals, 312 W. Main St., Boonton. For those who wish, contributions to St. Patrick’s Church in Father Hinds’ memory would be greatly appreciated



MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A former janitor convicted of murdering a New Jersey priest in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.  Jose Feliciano stabbed Rev. Edward Hinds inside the rectory of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Chatham after the priest fired him, prosecutors said.

The verdict declaring that Jose Feliciano was guilty of the murder of Father Edward Hinds brings at least some closure to the grieving of his family, the parishioners of Saint Patrick in Chatham, his friends, and the entire diocese. Father Hinds suffered a brutal and painful death. We continue to pray for him that he enjoy the reward of being a great priest and shepherd of souls.  The diocese thanks Robert Bianchi, the Morris County Prosecutor, his staff, and all law enforcement officials who were part of the investigation and trial. They accomplished their work with honor, integrity, and diligence.