Father Ferdinand Buccafurni, who served Italian parishes, dies

Jan 05, 2022 432

Father Ferdinand Buccafurni, pastor emeritus of the former St. Donato Parish in Philadelphia, died Dec. 16, 2021 at Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood. He was 91. He was born in Calabria, Italy. After moving to the United States in 1940 with his family including parents Vincent and Marina (Mazza) Buccafurni and residing in Philadelphia, he attended St. Mary of the Eternal School in North Philadelphia and Roman Catholic High School before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Buccafurni was ordained a priest May 15, 1958 at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by Archbishop John F. O’Hara, C.S.C. Father Buccafurni served as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish, Kelayres, Pa.; Holy Saviour Parish, Norristown; Mater Dolorosa Parish, Philadelphia; St. Donato Parish, Philadelphia and Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown. He also served as parochial administrator of Our Lady of Angels Parish, Philadelphia.

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SOURCE: https://catholicphilly.com

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