Father Dominick Mammarella, a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, has died this Friday, May 8, 2020. Father Mammarella was 95 years of age, and was the oldest and longest serving priest in our Diocese.
Father Mammarella served as Pastor of Saint Joseph, Berwick, for many years. He was our third pastor since the founding of the Parish, from 1963 to 1971, and then again from 1977 to 2000. Father Mammarella guided St. Joseph through years of change, from Vatican II all the way through to the twenty first century. He beautified and improved St. Joseph Parish, he loved the Parish, and when it was time to retire, he chose to make St. Joseph Parish, Berwick his home. As a retired priest, he lavished his time, talent, and limited treasure on the Parish, on Holy Family Consolidated School, and on the greater community of Berwick.
Father Mammarella will be greatly missed. He can be assured of the prayers of the Priest, People and Staff of St. Joseph Parish, Berwick, for the repose of his soul as he journeys to that place that Jesus Christ has prepared for him.