Deacon James Michael Volpe

BRIDGEPORT– Deacon James Michael Volpe of Sandy Hook passed away on Sunday February 5.

“It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of Deacon James M. Volpe. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Volpe and for the consolation of his family,” Bishop Frank J. Caggiano said in his announcement.

A native of Bridgeport, Deacon Volpe was ordained by the Most Rev. Edward M. Egan on December 17, 1988 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.

He was assigned to St. Ambrose Parish in Bridgeport and later served as Chaplain of Bishop Curtis Homes on Palisade Avenue in Bridgeport.

Born in 1952, Deacon Volpe was a member of the 1966 Class of St. Raphael School in Bridgeport. He graduated from Kolbe high School in 1970, and from Sacred Heart University in 1974. He also took graduate studies at Fairfield University. He retired in July 2011.

He and his late wife, Kathleen, were the parents of three grown children, Jessica Volpe of Ansonia, Sara Manrique (Edgar) of Derby, Rebecca Earl (Steven) of Arkansas, and eight grandchildren.

A wake will take place on Wednesday, February 8 from 4PM to 7PM at Cyril Mullins Funeral Home located at 399 White Plains Road in Trumbull.

The Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, February 9 at 9:30 AM at Saint Margaret Shrine 2523 Park Avenue in Bridgeport. Interment will take place immediately following the Funeral Mass at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Easton.

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