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 Roberts-Rev. Thomas former administrator OLS/CTK
Born: 03/29/1945
Died: 12/14/2017
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Roberts-Rev. Thomas former administrator OLS/CTK

Rev. Thomas C. Roberts, 72, died Dec. 14, 2017. Born March 29, 2017 in Union City, he attended Thomas A. Edison Grammar School and Emerson High School in Union City. He was a 1974 graduate of St. Peter's University, Jersey City with a B.S. in Urban Studies; a 1980 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY with an M.A. in Religious Education; a 1983 graduate of Immaculate Conception Seminary, Mahwah NJ with a Masters in Divinity in Pastoral Counseling.

Fr. Tom was ordained by Archbishop Peter L. Gerety on Nov. 17, 1984. Between 1985 and 1989, he served as Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Scotch Plains and Holy Rosary Church, Jersey City and Dean of Downtown Jersey City Parishes; from 1993-2017, he served the Parish Communities of St. Mary and St Bernard, Plainfield, the Catholic Community Services, Mt. Carmel Guild Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Montclair, as Chaplain of NJ Northern State Prison; St. Michael/St. Joseph and Our Lady of the Assumption Parishes, both in Bayonne.He was in residence at St. John Vianney in Rutherford before he was made Administrator of Our Lady of Sorrows/Christ the King Parishes, Jersey City from July 1 - Nov. 1, 2017 before his retirement. Fr. Tom was a proud vocation from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish.

Beloved son of the late Marcella "Leslie" Leap D'Arpino and Samuel d'Arpino. Brother of the late Earl and Kenneth Roberts and Marcy D'Arpino Gray. Uncle of Amy Gray.

Visitation Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 from 3-7pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church corner Clairmont and Ocean Ave. Jersey City. Vigil Mass Tuesday 7:30pm. Final Viewing Wed. Dec. 20, 2017 9-10:15am. Mass begins Wed. 10:30am. Fr. Tom will be buried with his parents, sister and brothers in Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst, NJ. Please omit flowers. Donations to: Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry, 93 Clerk St. Jersey City NJ 07305. ARRANGEMENTS: GREENVILLE MEMORIAL HOME 374 DANFORTH AVE. JERSEY CITY.

 
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Rest in Peace Father Tom. We were lucky enough to have you at Our Lady of Assumption for many years. You were always smiling and gave some the best homilies we ever heard. We will certainly miss seeing you around town. Thank you for everything. The Friends of The Saints
The Polera Family
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