Deceased priests of the Diocese of Savannah

Volunteers working with the Archives have been building a list of all the diocesan priests as well as those in religious orders who have served in our Diocese over the years.  This is a work in progress, and it will take a while to complete. The following table is also available sorted by priest's last name.
If you note missing names, please contact the Archives at (912) 201-4070 or email.

Date of Death Name of Deceased Place of burial (if known)
December 24, 1842 Graham, Rev. James Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 20, 1854 Gillespie, Rev. J. B. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
September 12, 1854 Barron, + Rt. Rev. Edward Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
September 20, 1854 Gartland, + Rt. Rev. Francis X. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
February 15, 1857 Sheridan, Rev. Stephen  
January 2, 1859 Hooke, Rev. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 21, 1859 Barry, + Rt. Rev. John, D.D. Holy Trinity, Augusta
November 6, 1868 O'Neill, Rev. Jeremiah F., Jr. Locust Grove, Georgia
July 12, 1870 O'Neill, Rev. Jeremiah F., Sr. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
? July 12, 1870 O'Neill, Rev. Msgr. James P.  
December 4, 1870 Duggan, Rev. Gregory Holy Trinity Church, Augusta
December 14, 1870 Doyle, Rev. Bernard J. Sharon, GA
February 5, 1871 Whelan, Rev. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
April 4, 1872 Kirby, Rev. John F. Holy Trinity Church, Augusta
September 6, 1872 O'Reilly, Rev. Thomas Immaculate Conception, Atlanta
August 1, 1873 O'Hara, Rev. James Holy Trinity Church, Augusta
November 18, 1875 Sheehan, Rev. Cornelius M.  
June 10, 1876 Verot,+ Rt.Rev. Augustine M., S.S.,D.D.  
September 16, 1876 Langlois, Rev. J.B. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 4, 1876 Bergier, Rev. Gabriel, OSB Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 16, 1876 Kelly, Rev. James A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 5, 1876 Beytagh, Rev. Stephen  
February 23, 1877 Cullinan, Rev. Michael Holy Family Church, Columbus
July 29, 1877 Murphy, Rev. James  
December 14, 1879 Doyle, Rev. Bernard J.  
January 5, 1880 Reiserer, Rev. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
August 23, 1881 Browne, Rev. William Faulkner  
September 21, 1881 McCabe, Rev. Patrick J.  
December 23, 1881 Rice, Rev. Michael J. Holy Trinity Church, Augusta
June 7, 1884 Cleary, Rev. Thomas F.  
August 10, 1886 Shea, Rev. Joseph F. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
September 29, 1887 O'Brien, Rev. George S. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 22, 1888 Cafferty, Rev. Patrick  
December 12, 1894 O'Brien, Rev. Richard John Holy Trinity Church, Augusta
December 7, 1895 Persico, + Rt. Rev. Ignatius, D.D., Card. Rome, Italy
May 16, 1896 Cafferty, Rev. Msgr. Edward Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 18, 1896 Prendergast, Rev. Charles C. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
June 29, 1898 Clifford, Rev. Michael J. Holy Trinity Church, Augusta
September 27, 1898 Semmes, Rev. Alexander J.  
November 14, 1898 Gross, + Rt. Rev. W.H., C.SS.R., D.D.  
July 29, 1899 Becker, + Rt. Rev. Thomas A. D.D.  
May 11, 1900 O'Brien, Rev. James M.  
July 25, 1902 Reilly, Rev. Michael T. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 1, 1903 Colbert, Rev. Joseph Frances  
June 13, 1909 David, Rev. Henry John B.  
March 15, 1911 Hennessy, Rev. Joseph Holy Trinity Church, Augusta
June 12, 1912 Donahoe, Rev. Benjamin B.K.  
May 26, 1913 O'Sullivan, Rev. Brendan D.  
October 21, 1916 Bazin, Rev. Msgr. Louis F.X. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
December 16, 1916 Boyd-O'Neill, Rev. Eugene V. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
August 11, 1917 Ehret, Rev. John L., SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
September 17, 1917 Reich, Rev. Charles M.  
January 22, 1920 McMahon, Patrick H. Holy Trinity, Augusta
May 10, 1920 Dahlent, Rev. J.A., SMAJ. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
December 3, 1920 McCarthy, Rev. John S. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
July 19, 1921 Zimmerman, Rev. J., SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 8, 1922 Byrne, Rev. Michael J.  
April 16, 1922 Von der Zon, Rev. L. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
July 16, 1922 Schadewell, Rev. Godfrey F.X.  
June 17, 1925 Keiley, + Rt. Rev. Benjamin J. D.D. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 29, 1926 Bessmer, Rev. John J.  
January 23, 1928 Schlenke, Rev. Henry Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 2, 1928 Kaddah, Rev. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
February 1, 1929 Jackson, Rev. O. N.  
March 12, 1930 Kennedy, Rev. Robert F. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 27, 1930 McCarthy, Rev. William A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
June 3, 1933 Quinlan, Rev. William Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 19, 1933 Haas, Rev. Bernard, O.S.B.  
October 8, 1934 McOscar, Rev. Peter  
April 26, 1935 Vogel, Rev. Charles W. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
June 21, 1935 Wolff, Rev. Alphonse, SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 10, 1935 Dollinger, Rev. Jerome, SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 27, 1935 Clark, Rev. Msgr. Harry F. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 29, 1939 Kane, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 6, 1940 O'Hara, Rev. Jeremiah Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 25, 1940 Morrow, Rev. Thomas J.  
January 16, 1941 Montpoint, Rev. Celestine, SMA  
April 24, 1941 Hayden, Rev. Thomas P.  
March 17, 1943 Keenan, Rev. Leo M.  
March 21, 1943 Knox, Rev. Thomas J. - U S Navy Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
April 4, 1945 Prendergast, Rev. J., SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
December 31, 1945 Hayes, Rev. John, SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
February 1, 1946 Weiss, Rev. Francis J., SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
July 28, 1948 Finn, Rev. Thomas L. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
June 24, 1949 Conlin, Rev. James H. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
August 26, 1951 Rethans, Rev. Charles J. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 1, 1951 Obrecht, Rev. Gustav, SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 19, 1951 Croke, Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
July 8, 1952 Smith, Rev. Joseph R. Trappist Monastery, Conyers
 
July 25, 1952 Honeck, Rev. Harry J.  
November 7, 1952 Barr, Rev. Harold J. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
July 12, 1953 Grady, Rev. James H. - USA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
March 23, 1954 Ziebarth, Rev. Leo F.  
May 24, 1954 Schonhardt, Rev. Henry Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 1, 1954 Koch, Rev. Alphonsus, SMA Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
April 26, 1955 Grady, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James J.  
February 18, 1957 Kennedy, Rev. John J. Westover Cemetery, Augusta
May 8, 1957 McCarthy, Rev. Daniel J.  
December 24, 1957 Morris, Rev. John A.  
July 31, 1959 Keyes, + Most Rev. Michael J., S.M., D.D.  
January 5, 1960 Daly, Rev. George T. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 2, 1962 McGowan, Rev. Norbert, O.S.B. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 6, 1963 Mulroy, Rev. John, S.T.L.  
July 16, 1963 O'Hara, + Most Rev. Gerald P. , D.D.  
September 12, 1963 Crean, Rev. John M. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 28, 1963 Brennan, Rev. Msgr. Thomas A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
July 12, 1964 Mullins, Rev. John A.  
August 31, 1964 Dooley, Rev. Brendan, OSB Belmont Abbey ?
September 26, 1964 Trizzino, Rev. Peter A., OSB Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 2, 1965 Mitchell, Rev. Msgr. Joseph D.  
April 11, 1967 Moylan, Rt. Rev. Joseph E. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 31, 1968 Hyland,+ Most Rev. Francis E.  
December 13, 1968 Begley, Rev. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 18, 1969 McKenna, Rev. Patrick C. St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork IRELAND
January 1, 1970 Toomey, Rev. Msgr. John D. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
April 7, 1970 Fiero, Rev. E. Perot Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 28, 1970 McNamara, Rev. Msgr. T. James Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 24, 1970 Brennan, Rev. Robert Warner Robins, GA
January 23, 1972 Wheeler, Rev. Louis A., S.J.  
August 26, 1972 Stapleton, Rev. John J.  
December 20, 1972 Hurley, Rev. John F. St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork IRELAND
February 27, 1974 Sheehan, Rev. Msgr. Thomas I. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
June 21, 1974 Flaherty, Rev. Timothy  
November 5, 1974 Mayer, Rev. Stephen, C.S.V.  
December 7, 1974 Bauer, Very Rev. Boniface, OSB.  
December 30, 1977 Wachter, Rev. Aloysius, OSB  
June 4, 1980 Seikel, Rev. Ralph E. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
July 4, 1980 Galvin, John Mt.Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly, NJ
December 12, 1980 Teoli, Rev. Robert Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 8, 1981 Quinlan, Rev. Nicholas J. Westover Cemetery, Augusta ?
December 28, 1981 Murphy, Rev. Gerard A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 15, 1982 Kavanagh, Rev. Joseph W. (priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia) Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon
June 16, 1983 Malloy, Rev. Joseph J.  
September 9, 1983 Burke, Rev. Michael A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 9, 1985 Deimel, Rev. Msgr. Herman J. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 12, 1987 Stranc, Rev. Joseph Philadelphia, PA
July 22, 1987 Kirchner, Rev. Frederick, O.F.M.  
January 1, 1988 Timmins, Rev. Brendan Co. Wexford, Ireland
December 15, 1988 Archambault, Rev. William  
April 20, 1989 Gabbett, Rev. Cyril G. Mount St. Lawrence, Limerick
May 2, 1993 Kernan, Rev. Terence Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
September 17, 1994 Otterbein, Rev. Joseph C. New Orleans, LA
September 8, 1996 Gilly, Rev. Kenneth "Padre"  
July 13, 1997 Ring, Rev. Michael J. Glentane, Lombardstown, Cork
August 4, 1998 McDonough, + Most Rev. Thomas J., D.D.  
September 17, 1998 Bourke, Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
February 13, 1999 DiFrancesco, Rev. Walter L.  
April 5, 2000 Dowling, Rev. John  
September 23, 2000 Walker, Rev. James B. Cremated - Buried at Sea
October 11, 2000 Mess, Rev. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 12, 2002 Donnelly, Rev. Msgr. Felix G. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 27, 2002 Weltzer, Rev. Arthur A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
June 1, 2003 Campbell-Hancock, Rev. Thomas E.  
October 2, 2003 Bickerstaff, Rev. Albert, O.S.B. St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe
May 31, 2005 Ware, Rev. Joseph F. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 18, 2005 Wellmeier, Rev. Herbert J. Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, OH
January 5, 2006 Barry, Rev. Francis Ballyroan, Co. - Laois, IRELAND
February 18, 2006 Doris, Rev. Andrew  
June 29, 2006 Munn, Rev. Daniel  
August 2, 2007 O'Brien, Rev. John Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
August 16, 2007 Frey, + Most. Rev. Gerard LaFayette, LA
September 28, 2007 Fitzpatrick, Rev. John Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
May 11, 2008 Canty, Rev. Richard Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
October 6, 2008 Dowling, Rev. William Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
December 10, 2008 Mayo, Rev. James M., KHS  
May 17, 2010 Payne, Rev. Thomas H. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
November 14, 2010 Osondu, Rev. Chidi E.  
March 19, 2011 Girardeau, Rev. Robert A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
September 23, 2011 Dumm, Rev. Wilfred, OSB St. Vincent Archabbey
November 12, 2011 Goulding, Rev. Larry (Glenmary) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati
February 20, 2012 Lucree, Msgr. Lawrence A. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 17, 2013 Hand, Rev. Robert Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
March 15, 2013 Brick, Rev. Paul, SDS Salvatorian Cemetery, St.  Nazianz, Wisconsin
April 1, 2014 McDonald,+ Most Rev. Andrew J.
Bishop of Little Rock.
Cathedral, Little Rock, Arkansas
 
January 3, 2016 Lessard, +Most Rev. Raymond W. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
August 28, 2016 Nelson, Msgr. Francis J. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
January 20, 2017 Cuddy, Msgr. John Joseph Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon
June 21, 2017 Smith, Rev. Michael H. Catholic Cemetery, Savannah

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