Fr. Edward Caron, C.S.Sp., of Puerto Rico, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, died peacefully on December 1, 2017 in Dorado, Puerto Rico. He was 87 years old.
Fr. Caron was born on May 9, 1930 in Woodside, New York. He professed his vows as a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit on August 22, 1952 at Holy Ghost Novitiate in Ridgefield, Connecticut and was ordained to the Priesthood on June 4, 1957 at St. Mary’s Seminary, Ferndale in Norwalk, Connecticut. His uncle was Fr. Francis McGlynn, C.S.Sp., former Provincial of the U.S. Province.
After completing his fifth year of theology studies at Duquesne University, Fr. Caron’s first appointment was to the District of Puerto Rico San Juan Bautista, Orocovis, in 1959 as assistant pastor. In 1970, he became assistant at the Cathedral Parish of San Felipe. He then returned to the Parish of San Juan Baptista as pastor until 1974 when he went to be assistant at a parish in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
From 1975-1977, he was involved in Hispanic ministry at St. Peter’s in Yonkers, New York. For the next twenty years, he was back in Puerto Rico working at San Antonio de Padua in Dorado. In 1997, he became bursar for the District House until his retirement in 2000. He stayed at the District House until his death.
Fr. Caron was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lucy McDermott Caron, and his sister, Kathleen Henry, of Yonkers, New York. He is survived by his brother, Frank Caron, of Holliston, Massachusetts; his sister, Mary Stack, of Pineville, North Carolina; and nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
The viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 1:00 to 11:00 pm at the Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, Dorado. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, Dorado, with burial following at the Porta Coeli cemetery in Bayamón.
Condolences may be sent to his brother, Francis J. Caron, 11 Balancing Rock Dr., Holliston, MA 01746, and his sister, Mary Stack, 12920 Dorman Road, Apt. 324, Pineville, NC 28134.