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Fr. Albert Stoeckel dies at 99

Redemptorist Fr. Albert "Otto" Stoeckel, a native of Buffalo, NY, who spent more than 30 years as a missionary in Dominica, died May 13 at Holy Redeemer Retreat House in Eggleston, Dominica. He was 99.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated May 25 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Newtown, Dominica. Burial will follow immediately at Holy Redeemer Retreat House.

Father Stoeckel was born August 15, 1910. He professed vows as a Redemptorist Sept. 2, 1932, and was ordained to the priesthood June 20, 1937. He served in several parishes in Dominica from 1974 until his death. In 1990 he was assigned to Holy Redeemer Retreat House in Eggleston where he regularly helped out at Our Lady of Fatima Parish and the home for the aged. He continued to celebrate Mass well into his 90s.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Stoeckel, and for the comfort of his family, friends, and fellow Redemptorists.