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Fr. Henry K. Kropiwnicki

March 24, 1932 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Fr. Henry Kropiwnicki Obituary

Fall River - Father Henry K. Kropiwnicki, 91, died Sunday, December 24, 2023 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Walter and Lilliana Kropiwnicki.

Father Kropiwnicki was ordained by Bishop Wladyslaw Suszynski for the Diocese of Vilnius, which is now in Lithuania, on June 22, 1958. He attended the Catholic University of Lublin and served many parishes before coming to the United States in 1968, when he was first assigned by Bishop James L. Connolly to St. Casimir Parish in New Bedford. He later served at Our Lady of Fatima and St. Anne parishes, both in New Bedford, and was then reassigned to St. Casimir’s by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin in 1978, where he remained until retiring in 2000.

He is survived by his two sisters, Fredzia and Henia; 3 nephews; and 1 niece.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 121 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford. His funeral Mass will be held Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 12:00p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford.

Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

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January 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
121 Mt. Pleasant St.
New Bedford, MA

Funeral Mass
January 4, 2024

12:00 PM
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
121 Mt. Pleasant St.
New Bedford, MA

Interment following funeral service
January 4, 2024

St. Mary's Cemetery.1213 Kempton St., New Bedford, MA 02740
1213 Kempton Street
New Bedford , MA 02740


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