Rev. Msgr. Joseph P. Meehan, 81, died on December 18, 2009. Born in Yonkers on March 13, 1928, he was the son of Joseph and Winifred Kenny Meehan. He attended Cathedral High School and St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York on May 14, 1954 and received his Masters Degree from Iona College in 1966.
He served at St. Mary’s Church, Newburgh from 1954-1962, Our Lady of Mercy Church, Port Chester from 1962-1976, St. Denis Church, Hopewell Junction from 1976-1989, St. Augustine Church, Larchmont and Holy Trinity Church, Manhattan in 1990, and Sacred Heart Church, Suffern from 1990 until his retirement in 2006.
He is survived by his sister, Eileen Tobin; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews, great, great-nieces and great, great-nephews.
Calling hours on Sunday, December 20 from 3-7 p.m. at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Jct. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Columba Chruch with Archbishop Timothy Dolan officiating. Interment will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Denis – St. Columba School, PO Box 428, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. For driving directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.