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Monsignor Joseph A. Boruszewski, longtime pastor in Varysburg

Aug. 26, 1926 – March 9, 2016

Monsignor Joseph A. Boruszewski, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Varysburg for 30 years, died Wednesday. He was 89.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Mary’s Preparatory High School and St. Mary’s College in Orchard Lake, Mich. He attended SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary at Niagara University.

He was ordained May 30, 1953, in St. Joseph New Cathedral by Bishop Joseph A. Burke.

His first assignment was as missionary apostolate at St. Mary’s Church in East Arcade. He then was an assistant pastor at St. Adalbert, St. Stanislaus and St. Bernard parishes in Buffalo and SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Jamestown.

After serving as assistant director for the Working Boys Home from 1963 to 1965, he became assistant pastor at Holy Apostles SS. Peter & Paul Church in Buffalo. He was appointed pastor in Varysburg in 1971, retiring in September 2001.

He was named a prelate of honor by Pope John Paul II in 1993. He also was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Bishop Richard J. Malone at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan.

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