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Msgr Edward J. Scanlan


Msgr Edward J. Scanlan, a Priest for the Diocese of Buffalo for 67 years passed away on May 11, 2020. He was 92.

Born May 13, 1928, in Batavia, he attended St. Peter’s Grammar School and LeRoy High School in LeRoy.

He was ordained on May 30, 1953 and was assigned to San Juan, Porto Rico shortly after. He became the Apostolate for Puerto Ricans on May 29, 1954. He was a professor at Notre Dame High School, Assistant Director Spanish Apostolate for St. Lucy, Buffalo, Apostolate for Holy Name and St. John in Kenmore. In 1966, Father Scanlan was part of the Latin American Bureau in Washington D.C., before serving as pastor for St. Bartholomew’s, Buffalo, in 1971, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Niagara Falls, in 1975, and Moderator, First Saturday Society of Niagara Frontiers in 1987. He was appointed Prelate of Honor in 1993 before retiring on Jan. 3, 1997.

Msgr. Scanlan requested a Mass at the Stella Niagara Chapel as his interment will be in the Stella Niagara Cemetery. A public memorial will take place after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.