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Charles Zadora (#47169421)
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Bio Photo I am a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York. Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fredonia, New York from 1999 to present (2014).

I am documenting the places of burial of our Buffalo diocesan priests.

Most of the research for the obituaries of the priests comes from the Catholic papers of Buffalo: the Catholic Union and Times, the Echo, the Union and Echo, and their successor papers. Some information comes from local news articles, parish directories and personal memories. I also thank family members and friends who have sent me additional information and/or have transfered memorials to me. You can send me biographical information with the edit tab. If you have some personal memory of a particular priest, leave a flower with that information.

If the priest has "No Cemetery" and you know of the place of burial, I would appreciate the information. You can also send that information via the edit tab of the Priest.

My address is cjzadora (at) gmail (dot) com
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Vincent Astor
Fr Joseph Kelly in Memphis
Thank you very much for the information. It was a very important addition to his memorial, especially the picture. Now, I need to find his grave. Calvary Cemetery has a Priests Mound but I have added all of those and he was not among them. There is another section (with several circles) called Chapel Hill. He may be there with other Dominicans or something. Another Dominican section has also been added but he has no marker there either. I did both of these sections but have yet to find Fr. Kelly. If you locate any information on the other two priests on this memorial plaque I would greatly appreciate it. I have not searched St. Peter's church records, maybe someday I will be able to.
Added by Vincent Astor on Sep 18, 2014 10:08 AM
Edward Toy
Rev Danel OConnell
I found the grave of Rev Danial O'Connell in Section BB in Annex of Holy Cross, if you would like I can transfer it to you

Ed Toy
Added by Edward Toy on May 05, 2014 6:08 PM
Mike Brennan
Rev, Lawrence DiGiovanni
Hello,
During the course of researching my family history and genealogical records, I've come across information that Reverend Lawrence J. DiGiovanni may be a cousin (some decades removed) of mine. I have several references to him and I wanted to know if you knew what his parents names were?

Thank you,
MB
Added by Mike Brennan on Oct 30, 2013 4:24 PM
Bill VanStone
Yaegers
I've put up pics for Fathers Wilbur and Jerome Yaeger in Section U at Mt. Calvary.
FYI, no parents in the area, but next to them was a Janet Yaeger, O.S.F.

Regards
Added by Bill VanStone on Oct 23, 2013 1:19 PM
gravefinderStStans
RE: Fr. Borucki
I greatly appreciate the help. I think I'm getting better at seeing doubles. I spent two years taking pictures of the entire cemetery and even now I will retake sections as I have learned so much in the process. I babysit grandchildren every day and have nieces with babies in my house so it's not always a quiet place. I will finish up any corrections and thank-you again. Please feel free to contact me with anything else. Barb
Added by gravefinderStStans on Oct 05, 2013 11:00 AM
gravefinderStStans
RE: Fr. Borucki
Keep watching. If you have other memorials in this cemetery I have been putting abt 400 photos a week.
Added by gravefinderStStans on Oct 05, 2013 7:13 AM
Ann
thank you
I want to thank you for this wonderful service and all of your hard work on it. I went looking on line for a priest I knew long ago in Buffalo, and found him here, Father Christian Puehn. I am sure others will find special priests from their lives as well, from the Diocese of Buffalo. This is an amazing, positive thing on the web and I hope others around the country start doing it as well.
Added by Ann on Sep 30, 2013 9:55 AM
Bill VanStone
Msgr. McHugh
I've put up a pic for Msgr. John McHugh and sites/pics for his parents Edward and Annie at Mt. Olivet. I assumed Annie's maiden name was Burns, per the stone. They are in the Garden of the Holy Family.

The search goes on...

Regards
Added by Bill VanStone on Jun 15, 2013 2:57 PM
buffalotrad
Thank you
Fr. Zadora,

Thank you so much for documenting the various men who served the Church here in Western New York. It is interesting to read their stories and see their faces as I visit the various churches and cemeteries in the region.

God Bless,
Tim Ecker
Added by buffalotrad on Apr 27, 2013 9:34 AM
Thomas Wilkey
RE: Rev. Francis Bauer
I grew up in Sardinia and was baptized at St Jude's Church which was part of the Missionary Apostolate. Father Bauer was stationed there after his ordination which was the practice then for newly ordained priests. He was a great guy and we communicated for awhile after he moved to Phoenix. He also officiated at my Brother's wedding and I was an altar boy during the time he was there.
Added by Thomas Wilkey on Apr 20, 2013 10:18 AM
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