Father Paul M. Marconi, CRSP, 85, passed away Thursday February 15, 2018 at his residence in Bethlehem.
Father Paul was born January 2, 1933 in Recanati, Macerata, Italy, son of the late Pasquale and Pierina (Guzzini) Marconi. He was ordained in Rome on December 31, 1958.
Father Paul was a Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary, San Diego, CA; director of Minor Basilica of the Fatima Shrine, Lewiston, NY; St. James Church in Canada, a chaplain of 2 hospitals in San Diego, CA; Pastor Mission San Antonio de Pala, Pala, CA.; St. Adelaide of Burgundy, Campo, CA; Since 2008 served at the Barnabite Spiritual Center in Bethlehem, PA assisting many parishes in the Allentown Diocese and Philadelphia Archdiocese until the last days of his life; he also was offering for many years Bible classes and Retreats at the Barnabite Spiritual Center
Father Paul is survived by a brother Giovanni Marconi, a sister Raffaella Marconi, seven Nieces and Nephews. He is preceded in death by a brother Lorenzo Marconi who passed away in 2015 and a sister Ida Marconi.
Calling hours will be held Monday February 19, 2018 at Morello Funeral Home, Inc. 3720 Nicholas Street, Palmer Twp. from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on at 10:00am on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at St. John’s the Baptist Church at 924 N. Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Father Paul’s memory to The Basilica of the national Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima at 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, New York, 14174. Online condolences may be offered at www.morellofuneralhome.com.