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Fr. Sylvester Feeley dies at age 87

Father Sylvester Edward Feeley, a Redemptorist for 66 years and a former vice provincial of Puerto Rico, died January 9 at age 87.

A native of Jersey City, NJ, Father Feeley was born May 11, 1922. He professed first vows as a Redemptorist August 2, 1943, and was ordained to the priesthood June 20, 1948.

Viewing will be held January 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated January 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the basilica. Father Feeley will be buried in the Redemptorist cemetery at Mount St. Alphonsus in Esopus, NY.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Feeley, and for the comfort and peace of his family, fellow Redemptorists, and friends who mourn his loss.