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The Rev. Patrick Edward Pennisi, an instructor and chaplain in the Society of St. Paul, died Friday (June 29, 1990) at the society's Provincial Residence in Derby after a long illness.

Rev. Pennisi, 79, was born in Brooklyn and in 1942 joined the Society of St. Paul, a congregation active in the communications ministry. He made his first perpetual profession in 1945 and was ordained in 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio.

He went to Cathedral College in New York City, studied philosophy and theology at St. Paul's in Ohio, and took graduate courses at Canisius College.

He was stationed in Derby at the former Queen of Apostles Seminary and St. Paul's High School.

He was an instructor from 1952 through 1980. He was the chaplain at Queen of Apostles Seminary Chapel for about 20 years. He also served as a librarian and bursar.

Survivors include three sisters, Florence Castronova and Eleanor Comeau, both of Brooklyn, and Mary Lewis of California.

Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the Eugene J. Heil Funeral Home, 8434 N. Main St., Angola. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Vincent dePaul Church, North Evans. Burial will be Tuesday in the Society of St. Paul Cemetery, Ellsworth, Ohio.

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