Date de décès:
dimanche 7 mai 2017

The Windsor Star, ON

Bagatto, Fr. Joseph Come good and faithful servant! Share the joy of your Lord Fr. Joseph Bagatto was called by our Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in San Daniele del Friuli, Italy on November 21, 1932, Fr. Joe arrived in Windsor on March 15, 1950 with his mother Elena (2007) together with his sister Adeline Vadori and his two brothers Frank and Nereo. His father Pietro Bagatto (1996) arrived a year earlier so that he could find employment and prepare a home for his family. Fr. Joe was a priest of the people, reaching out to everyone with his outrageous sense of humour and down to earth approach. After learning the English language, he entered St. Peters Seminary, London in 1952 and was ordained a priest in 1959. During his 50 years in the priesthood, he served the faithful at Sacred Heart, Ingersoll, St Maria Goretti and St. Mary's London, followed by St. Agnes, Chatham. At St. Michael's in Ridgetown with a summer church at Rondeau Park, he was able to go duck hunting after mass, so he always had his shotguns close to him. He was then assigned to St. Rose, Windsor followed by Mt. Cannel, north of London. His last parish was Our Lady of Joyful Fatima, Windsor. Fr. Joe was a founding member of Fogolar Furlan Club & Chaplain of Alpini Association and the Knights of Columbus. A priest forever, he would often say that the nursing home was his last parish. He knew many of the staff and residents by name and would call one staff member Jesus because he was similar in appearance. They all knew the Padre and the staff at Extendicare Tecumseh and Dr. Ian McLeod who are to be admired for their dedication and care provided. Fr. Joe will be greatly missed by many especially his sister and brothers, sisters-in-law Gail and Judith Bagatto, brother-in-law Frank Vadori, nieces and nephews, Paul, Debbie and Rob, Brian and Jodi, Marlene and Dean, Adam and Eva, Joseph, and Amy and Josh, as well as grandnieces and nephews, Andrew, Jacob, Lexxi, Simon, and Molly. Fr. Joe particularly valued the lifelong friendship of Mons. George Bourguignon of Thunder Bay. Visitation will be held at Windsor Chapel (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Most Precious Blood Church (1947 Meldrum Road) from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or St. Bernard School - Nourishment Program. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at Funeral Home Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. Windsor, ON N8N 1L8 (519) 253-7234 Published in The Windsor Star on May 8, 2017

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