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Rev. Msgr. Thomas E. Madden

Deceased: 2005-10-25


Seminary Graduation Year: 1933

REV. MSGR. THOMAS E. MADDEN, Born 11/27/1907 in Butler, son of James and Mary (Cypher) Madden

Ordained: 10/30/1932 at the German Chapel in Rome by Cardinal Marchietti

Domestic Prelate: 1955 by Pope Pius XII and Prothonotory Apostolic in 1962 by Blessed Pope John XXIII

Assignments: Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona; 1934 First Editor of the Catholic Register; Parochial Vicar, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Creson; Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine Parish, St. Augustine; Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Johnstown; 1972 Rector of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament; 1987 retired. In 1942 he served during World War II in North Africa and Italy until 1946. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in the battle of Monte Casino. He served as Chancellor, Vicar General, Consultor, Censor of Books, Examiner of Junior Clergy, Scout Chaplain, Pro-Synodal Judge, and Chairman of the Commission of Church Music and three times Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese during Episcopal vacancies.

Funeral Mass: 10/28/2005 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Bishop Joseph V. Adamec, celebrant

Committal: Altoona Cathedral Crypt Chapel