Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Father Patrick Mundy

Patrick W. Mundy, age 79, passed into new life with his family at his side on
Monday, September 4, 2017 at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh, New York. 

Fr. Mundy was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 6, 1937, the son of the
late William and Mary (Toman) Mundy. In 1956 he graduated from Bishop Loughlin
High School in Brooklyn. He entered the Discalced Carmelite Monastery in
Washington, DC, in 1961 and completed his studies at the Seminary of Our Lady
of Angels in Albany, New York.

Most Reverend Thomas A. Donnellan, J.C.D. ordained Fr. Mundy to the priesthood
at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg New York on May 28, 1966. Fr. Mundy
served as assistant pastor at the Cathedral, St. Paul’s Church in Black River,
St. Anthony’s Church in Watertown, St. John the Baptist Church and St. Mary’s
Church in Plattsburgh. He administered St. Louis of France Church in Sciota,
St. Joseph’s Church in Coopersville, the Church of the Immaculate Conception in
Keeseville, St. Alexander’s Church in Morrisonville, St. Joseph’s Church in
Treadwell Mills, St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam and the St. John XXIII Newman
Center in Plattsburgh. 

Fr. Mundy’s first service as pastor came in 1981 when he cared for St. Paul’s
Church in Bloomingdale and her mission church, the Church of the Assumption in
Gabriels. Beginning in 1995 he served eight years as associate pastor and then
pastor in the Ogdensburg Apostolate in Mollendo, Peru. After his return, he
served as pastor at St. Brendan’s Church in Keene and St. Margaret’s Church in
Wilmington. His final parish assignment was as pastor of St. John the Baptist
Church and St. John XXIII Newman Center in Plattsburgh. Fr. Mundy’s service
also include ministry to those in prison, the Knights of Columbus, service as
Vicar for Religious, on the Council of Priests, as Vicar Forane of the
Adirondack Deanery and more. His ministry to the Church spanned forty-five
years before his retirement in 2011. 

Catholic Charites benefitted from Fr. Mundy as well. He served in the Watertown
office from 1967 through 1969. Fr. Mundy completed a Masters Degree in Social
Work at Fordham University in 1971 and returned to serve as the regional
director of the Catholic Charities Plattsburgh office for over a decade.
Previously planned as the Catholic Charities Caritas Award recipient along with
Reverend Monsignor Joseph G. Aubin, Fr. Mundy’s service will be recognized
posthumously in October.