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Rev. Msgr. Armand A. Pedata

Deceased: 2006-12-15

Diocese: TRENTON

Seminary Graduation Year: 1958

CSM Graduation Year: 1965

Monsignor Armand A. Pedata, 74, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church of Marlton, passed away Tuesday. He was the beloved uncle of Mary Lee and her husband Richard Miller and their children Kristin and Heather, Ronald Walraven and his wife Juanita and their children Gregory, Jeremy and Jennifer, Karen Pedata Weisnek and her children Connie and Danielle, Russell Pedata and his children Patricia, Vincent and Victoria, and Steven Pedata. He is also survived by eight first cousins, Marion Mazzatelli, Theresa Guerro, Susan Garzio, Lena Esposito, Leo Chianese, Anthony Chianese, Connie Picascia and Caroline Capuano. He was the beloved son of the late Marie and Anthony Pedata and the dear brother of the late Madeline Walraven and the late Pasquale Pedata. Born and raised in Trenton, Monsignor Pedata attended St. Joachim’s Parochial School, Trenton, through the 8th grade. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, and was ordained May 31, 1958 receiving an S.T.L. degree. His first parish assignment was St. Andrew’s, Avenel until 1962. Bishop Ahr requested that he study Canon Law at the Lateran University, Rome, Italy. In 1965 he received his J.C.D. in Canon Law from the Lateran University. Upon his return to America, Father Pedata was assigned to St. Anne’s, Lawrenceville until 1967 then St. Joseph’s, Trenton until 1971. During this time, Fr. Pedata was named assistant chancellor of the Diocese of Trenton then returned to parish work at Sacred Heart, Trenton. In 1973, he received his first pastorate, St. Joan of Arc Church, Marlton. Shortly after, Fr. Pedata was named Episcopal Vicar of Burlington County. On Oct. 27, 1977, Pope Paul VI named Fr. Pedata Right Reverand Monsignor Armand A. Pedada. The Reception of the Body of Monsignor Pedata will be concelebrated noon Monday at St. Joan of Arc Church, Willow Bend Road, Marlton. He will lie in state 12:30-9 p.m. Monday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday. The Votive Mass of Jesus Christ the Great High Priest will be concelebrated 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton. Funeral is directed by Bradley Funeral Home, Marlton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Monsignor Armand Pedata’s memory to JACID c/o St. Joan of ArcChurch, 100 Willow Bend Road, Marlton, NJ08053.