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Rev. Msgr. Howard W. Calkins

Deceased: 2017-04-14

Diocese: NEW YORK

ICTE Fall: 1995

Msgr. Howard W Calkins died on April 14, 2017. A priest of the Church at New York, ordained on May 27, 1967. He was the son of the late Howard and Mary Ellen (nee McGovern) Calkins and brother of Carole and her husband Bertram Furgess. The uncle of Michael, Chris, Kevin and Mark LeMoult and the late Kelly LeMoult. He is survived by 10 grandnieces and nephews.

Msgr. Calkins, while pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Mt. Vernon, 1997-2013, served as the Regional Vicar of the South Shore Vicariate, 1997-2010. He was pastor of St. Joseph of the Holy Family parish, Harlem, 1982-1995, and was co-pastor of St. Jerome’s, the Bronx, 1980-1982. He served as parochial vicar of: St. Charles Borromeo, Harlem, 1996; Corpus Christi, Manhattan, 1976-1980; St. John’s, Kingsbridge, the Bronx, 1971-1976; and St. Matthew’s, Hastings-on-Hudson, 1967-1971. He was a member and leader of Jesu Caritas, a priests’ fraternity; a faithful friend to all and a true disciple of Jesus.

The wake will be held on Friday from 2:00 to 7:00pm at the Cardinal O’Connor Clergy Residence, 5655 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY and Saturday morning 8:30am to 9:30am at The Church of St. Joseph of the Holy Family, 405 West 125th St., Manhattan. The Mass of the Resurrection will be prayed at 10:00am. He will be buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.