Ireland

Brother John Patrick Calvey, TOR

April 28, 1944 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 76)

Obituary

Brother John Patrick Calvey, T.O.R., 76, member of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Saint Francis Friary at Mount Assisi in Loretto after a brief illness.

Born on April 28, 1944, in Scranton, he was the son of the late John Jennings and Kathryne (Dailey) Calvey. Brother John Patrick entered the Third Order Regular in August of 1989 at Mt. Assisi Friary in Loretto. At the end of his novitiate year he professed first vows on June 1, 1991, and later professed Solemn Vows on July 1, 1995.

Before entering the Franciscan Community, he was a teacher for 20 years at Valley Central High School in Montgomery, N.Y. He served in parishes as pastoral assistant at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Hillsboro, Texas, and Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton, Fla. Also he had served on the staff of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio and was a member of the faculty of Bishop Egan High School and Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills. Brother John Patrick also served as Local Econome of Saint Francis Friary Loretto, and Holy Spirit Friary in Ohio.

A graduate of Holy Rosary High School, Scranton, he studied at the University of Scranton in Scranton and received his bachelor's in English education and did graduate studies at Clare College and Oxford in England. He also studied at Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Md.

Devoted to his faith, an educationalist by nature, he instilled the values of faith. While in his terminally ill state, he never stopped giving advice, support and love to others. John's mother and father were very proud of his many accomplishments. A loving and caring brother to each of his siblings, he was willing to share and to give to each one but with the occasional stern reminder of his kindness. His unique manner will be sadly missed.

Brother John Patrick was the eldest of six children and is survived by two sisters, Mary C. Port, Fort Myers, Fla., and Kathleen (Paul) McLaine, Easton; three brothers, Francis (Joanne), Whitney Point, N.Y., Joseph (Linda), Binghamton, N.Y., and Christopher (Sharon), Clarks Summit; an uncle, Patrick A. Calvey Jr., Clarks Green; nieces and nephews, cousins and his Franciscan Community.

Preceded in death by a nephew, Matthew Calvey and brother-in-law, Jerry T. Port.

Friends will be received at the Chapel of St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi, Loretto, on Monday at 4 p.m. until the vigil service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi, Loretto, with the Very Rev. Joseph Lehman, T.O.R., as principal celebrant. Following the Mass, interment will take place at the Franciscan Friars Cemetery on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral service will be restricted to the Franciscan Community and immediate family members.

Memorial gifts in Brother John Patrick's memory may be made to Our Lady of the Snows Parish, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, https:www.olsparish.net; or the Franciscan Friars' Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 500, Loretto, PA 15940, www.franciscanstor.org.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
March 29, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapel of St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi
131 Saint Francis Drive
Loretto, PA 15940

Vigil Service
Monday
March 29, 2021

7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
March 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Chapel of St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi
131 Saint Francis Drive
Loretto, PA 15940

Interment
Tuesday
March 30, 2021

12:00 PM
Franciscan Friars Cemetery
Campus of St. Francis University
Loretto, PA 15940

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