Rev. Joseph Puthuppally

Rev. Joseph Puthuppally

A funeral mass celebrating the life of Rev. Joseph Puthuppally, 81, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Monroe, LA. Rev. Peter Mangum, presiding, assisted by Rev. Mark Franklin, Pastor of St. Matthew Church and concelebrated with brother priests. Interment will follow in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery in Monroe, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Monroe, LA. Father Joe went to his heavenly home on August 15, 2019, at the St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by his family. Father Joe was ordained on October 2, 1966, in Pune, India. He served as Headmaster of the St. John's Catholic School in Banaras, India for 15 years. In 1986, he came to America and served as Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Keyport, NJ. In 1997, he came to Monroe, where he served as Pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church until his retirement. He also served as Vicar Forane of the eastern deanery in the Diocese of Shreveport. Father Joe loved the outdoors spending time in his gardens, with his specialty of growing beautiful roses, flowers and vegetables. He was an avid tea connoisseur and enjoyed the many flavors of different countries. Father Joe was a devout admirer of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. He and his sister, Thresa were present in Rome, Italy at her canonization. Survivors: Four sisters, Thresa John, Sister Theres Martin, Rossamma Kuzyamthadam, and Bridght Paliyal; Brother, Mathew Joseph Puthuppally; and numerous nieces and nephews. His nephews will serve as pallbearers. Brother priests will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, August 16, 2019, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Monroe, LA, with a Vigil at 6:30 P.M. followed by recitation of the Rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church or St. Vincent DePaul.
February 22, 1938 - August 15, 201902/22/193808/15/2019
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Marlene Gremillion
August 17, 2019
A very kind and saintly man, always cool, calm and collected. The are will miss Fr. Joe
Jeffrey Miller
August 17, 2019
My wife and I moved to Monroe in the summer of 2005. Our first Sunday Mass was at St Matthew's with Fr Joe as the celebrant. We were there for 4 years and Fr Joe made EVERY MASS special. The tears he would shed at Easter Sunday Mass or just for a regular Sunday in Ord... Continue Reading
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PAT BLALOCK
August 17, 2019
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PAT BLALOCK
August 17, 2019
RIP Father Joe
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Father John Kennedy
August 16, 2019
A priest's priest. He ministered to his brother priest the same wonderful way he ministered to all. How he will be missed.
Patricia Brinson
August 16, 2019
Father Joe was a healer. He was such an inspiration to my Family. He is celebrating with the angels singing praises to our God! One day I will see you again. You are a blessing from God. May the perpetual light shine upon you, Amen.
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Huey and Virginia Hutson & family
August 16, 2019
Father was a good priest, friend and mentor to many. When he preached a mass he not only touched your heart, he touched your soul. He will be missed. God Bless you Father Joe. May he Rest In Peace. From Huey and Virginia Hutson & family
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Carolyn.Davis@fmol.org
August 16, 2019
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Carolyn.Davis@fmol.org
August 16, 2019
An angel returned home, a dear friend, I will always remember, may God bless and keep the family strong in these times. He was a special friend will miss him.
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Mimi Johnson
August 16, 2019
Got to know Fr Joe when my mother was sick. He was a wonderful priest. Thank you Fr. Joe and pray for us. Mimi Johnson
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Debbie abbott
August 16, 2019
Fr Joe was a dear friend of our family for many years! He baptized our seven grandchildren , gave the last rights to four of my relatives . He truly touched so many lives in his kind and spiritual way! Bring with him always made me feel closer to God! He helped me be a b... Continue Reading