Thomas Glynn; pastor, lecturer

Hartford Courant
January 27, 1993

The Rev. Thomas F. Glynn, a Catholic priest who served in the Hartford Archdiocese most of his life and was a well-known pastor and lecturer, died Monday at Miller Memorial Community in Meriden. He was 80.

Father Glynn was pastor emeritus from 1979 to 1985 at St. Joseph Church in Meriden. From 1985 until recently, he served as pastor emeritus of St. Mary Church in Branford and Our Lady of Pompeii Church and St. Vincent dePaul Church, both in East Haven, where he lived for several years.

Father Glynn was a Navy chaplain during World War II. He served as pastor of St. Boniface's Church in New Haven from 1959 to 1965, St. Matthew Church in Bristol from 1965 to 1967, Most Holy Trinity Church in Wallingford from 1967 to 1970, and St. Clare Church in East Haven from 1970 to 1979.

A native of Bridgeport, he studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield for two years and completed five years of philosophical and theological studies at the Grande Seminair de St. Sulpice in Paris.

Father Glynn was ordained in 1938 by the archibishop of Paris, Jean Cardinal Verdier, in the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

A Pontifical Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Most Holy Trinity Church in Wallingford. The Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, archbishop of Hartford, will be the principal celebrant. Interment will be in the Priest's Plot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Wallingford.

Memorial gifts may sent to the Archdiocesan Office of Radio and Television, 785 Asylum Ave., Hartford 06105.


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