John C. Cashman

December 20, 1938 ~ January 14, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Reverend John Cashman, C.P.

Father John Cashman, a Passionist priest and member of the
Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, died after a short illness in
Naples, Florida on January 14, 2023. Born on December 20, 1938, in
Boston, Massachusetts, he was 84 years of age at the time of his death.
He was predeceased by his father, John T. Cashman, his mother, Louise A.
Totten Cashman, and his siblings William and Gerard. In addition to the
men of his religious Congregation, Fr. John is survived by his two sisters,
Catherine Norton and Roberta Broderick; his brother, Michael and his
wife, Carol; his sister-in-law Joan Cashman; his Uncle Robert Cashman;
and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and
grandnephews. Fr. John graduated from Boston College High School,
Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1956. He attended Boston College and
graduated from Holy Cross Preparatory Seminary, Dunkirk, New York in
1959. He entered the Passionist novitiate in 1959 and professed vows at
Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1960. He
received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the Passionist
Monastic Seminary, Jamaica, New York, in 1963 and a Master of Arts in
Theology from Fordham University, Bronx, New York in 1976. He was
ordained a priest by Bishop Cuthbert O'Gara, a Passionist Bishop from
Yuanling, Hunan Province, China, at Saint Michael Monastery, Union City,
New Jersey on June 2, 1967.
Father Cashman began ministry at Saint Michael Monastery, Union
City, New Jersey. He conducted missions and retreats from 1967 to 1969.
He was associate retreat director at Bishop Molloy Retreat Center, Jamaica,
New York from 1969 to 1974. He was vicar at Saint Michael, Union City,
New Jersey from 1974 to 1976. He served in campus ministry at Saint
Peter College, Jersey City, New Jersey from 1976 to 1983. While at Saint
Peter, he received the Outstanding Service Award and was Catholic
Chaplain for the New York Giants football team. He became pastor of Saint
Gabriel, his home parish, in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1983 and served
there for seven years. He returned to campus ministry at Cabrini College.
Radnor, Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1995. He was pastor of Saint Joseph
Monastery Parish, Baltimore, Maryland from 1995 to 1996. He served at
the Passionist Pastoral Center, South River, New Jersey from 1996 to 1998
and was parochial vicar at Corpus Christi parish, South River, New
Jersey. He moved to Naples, Florida in 1999 and ministered in St. Ann’s
parish until 2003, San Marco Church in Marco Island from 2003-2006, and
St. Columbkille Parish in Fort Myers from 2006-2013. Due to health
concerns he continued in limited ministry until his death.
Funeral Services will be coordinated through Lehman, Reen, & McNamara
Funeral Home located at 63 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, Massachusetts. Visiting
hours at Lehman, Reen, & McNamara will be from 4-7pm on Thursday,
January 26, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St.
Columbkille Parish Church, 63 Market Street, Brighton, Massachusetts on
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:30am. Burial will be at Mt. Benedict
Cemetery, 409 Corey Street, West Roxbury, Massachusetts immediately
following the Mass. Donations in memory of Father Cashman may be
made to Passionist Missionaries, 86-45 Edgerton Blvd. Jamaica, New
York 11432

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