Rev. Alfred L. Jannetta

Union Leader (Manchester NH)
December 30, 2005

MANCHESTER — The Rev. Alfred L. Jannetta, 64, died Dec. 22, 2005, at his home after a long illness.

He was born June 1, 1941, in Lowell, Mass., to Joseph and Olga (Lombardi) Jannetta. He was ordained a priest at St. Joseph Cathedral May 6, 1967, by the Most Rev. Ernest J. Primeau, sixth Bishop of Manchester. He pursued ecclesiastical studies at St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md.

Rev. Jannetta served as associate pastor at St. Anthony Parish in Sanbornville, Blessed Sacrament in Manchester, St. Paul Parish in Franklin, St. Denis Parish in Hanover, St. Patrick Parish in Nashua, St. Joseph Parish in Salem and Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Merrimack.

In June 1980, Bishop Gendron appointed him pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Wilton. In 1989, he assumed pastoral responsibility for the care of the infirmed in hospitals and nursing homes in Concord and Manchester while residing at Sacred Heart rectory in Manchester and at St. Elizabeth Seton rectory in Bedford. He also resided at the Bishop Peterson Residence in Manchester.

He served as a chaplain to the incarcerated in local jails and prisons. He also provided pastoral assistance at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford and at other parishes in the greater Manchester area.

Family includes his mother of Pawtucket, R.I.; two brothers, Joseph A. Jannetta and Edward J. Jannetta, both of Rhode Island, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral Tuesday at 11 a.m. Most Rev. John B. McCormack, bishop of Manchester, will preside. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., is handling arrangements.


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