Death of Francis Lori, 98

BRIDGEPORT—It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Bridgeport has learned of the passing of Francis Lori, the father of Archbishop William Lori, fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, at the age of 98.

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has asked that all the faithful throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport pray for the repose of the Soul of Francis Lori, and for the consolation of Archbishop Lori and his entire family.

Francis Lori died on February 24 in Indiana, surrounded by the archbishop and other members of his family. He had been battling pneumonia.

Francis Lori served his country on a U.S. Navy ship that ferried ammunition to the Battle of Okinawa. After World War II, he married Margaret (née Caradonna); the couple celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January. The archbishop’s father spent 38 years with AT&T as a lineman, telephone installer, foreman and equipment manager.

Visitation is Wednesday, February 26, 4-7 pm at Diversicare of Providence, 4915 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. The Funeral Mass is at the same location on Thursday, February 27 at 10 am. Interment will be at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Most Rev. William E. Lori
Archdiocese of Baltimore
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Volunteers of America, Mid-States, 2676 Charlestown Road, Suite #11, New Albany, IN, 47150.

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