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Fr. Gabriel Joseph Meehan

July 29, 1931 ~ September 6, 2020 (age 89)

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Father Gabriel Joseph Meehan, age 89, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina.  He was born on July 29, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Father Meehan was ordained to the Priesthood on May 17, 1959.  He is the former Pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Forest City, North Carolina, where he served from 1985 until 2001.  He retired to Lenoir, North Carolina. 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at 12 o’clock noon on Friday, September 11, 2020.  Bishop Peter Jugis will officiate the Mass.  His body will be received at the church on Friday at 10:45 for a viewing from 11 o’clock until the Mass.  He will also lie in repose from 2 until 5 o’clock Thursday, September 10, 2020 at The Padgett and King Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1024 West Main Street, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

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September 11, 2020

10:45 AM to 7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
September 11, 2020

12:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church

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