Obituaries » Father Thomas C Lombardi

May 31, 1949 - December 28, 2017

Funeral Service Date
January 2, 2018
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Father Thomas Lombardi, 68, a retired priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend died December 28, 2017 after a two-month battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, to the late Anthony and Dorothy (nee Cambray) Lombardi. His father immigrated from Apricena, Italy in 1920 and worked as a tailor. Fr. Thom received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Meinrad College in 1971. In 1974 he received his Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. Ordained in 1975, Fr. Thom served at Saint Mary, Huntington, while also assigned as Assistant Diocesan Director of Religious Education and chaplain/faculty of Huntington Catholic High School. Later he was appointed principal of Huntington Catholic High School. After a year at Saint Joseph Parish, Mishawaka and a time of study in Europe, he was appointed pastor of Saint Louis Besancon in 1986. He also served as pastor of Saint Joseph Church, Garrett, and Saint Joseph Church, Hessen Cassel. He was a past chaplain of the Fort Wayne Society of Saint. Vincent de Paul. During his tenure at St Joseph in Garrett, he oversaw the renovation of the church building and helped to establish the Saint Martin’s Health Clinic and Saint Martin’s Soup Kitchen in Garrett. Fr Thom was noted for his sense of humor, exquisite cooking and hospitality. He also enjoyed raising, breeding and rescuing cocker spaniels. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S Clinton St. with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Monday January 1, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Evening Prayers at 7:30 pm. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to The SPCA or the St. Vincent de Paul Society. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com

Visitation Information:

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Visitation is at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Visitation Date

January 1, 2018

Visitation Time

04:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Second Visitation Date

December 30, 2017

Second Visitation Time

12:00 am – 01:00 am

Additional Info

Visitation is at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Funeral Service Information:

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Phone: 260-424-1485

Address: 1122 South Clinton St. Fort Wayne IN, 46802

Service Date: January 1, 2018

Service Time: 4:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

January 2, 2018

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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