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Funeral for priest killed in upstate NY flooding

November 6, 2019

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Albany’s Roman Catholic bishop will preside over the funeral for an 82-year-old priest who died in last week’s flooding.

Thomas Connery died after he got out of his car on a flooded road Thursday night in central New York and was swept away.

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will preside over a funeral mass Wednesday evening in the Albany-area town of Glenville, at the church where Connery had served as pastor for 17 years.

Connery had recently accepted a new assignment as sacramental minister for two churches in the Utica area.