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Father John Rosson retires

Father Rosson Retiring At Cooperstown Parish

Father Rosson Retiring

At Cooperstown Parish

Final Mass, Celebration Planned This Sunday

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Father Rosson in 2010 at the celebration of his 35th anniversary as a priest.

COOPERSTOWN – Father John Rosson, pastor of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church, is retiring, effective April 1, after 19 years in Cooperstown.

Father Rosson said today his final mass will be at 10 a.m. this Sunday, March 31, followed by a brunch and open house.  The news was announced this past Sunday at the end of mass.

“I’ve had 19 great years,” said the pastor, who is dean of Cooperstown’s clergy.  He pointed out he’s served here under four president and in sometimes challenging times, including the worst recession since the Great Depression.

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