“Well done, good and faithful servant …
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
St. Matthew 25:23
Retired Bishop Hubbard To Preside At Cooperstown Funeral
Editor’s Note: This is the complete obituary for Father John R. Roos, released a few minutes ago by the funeral directors.
COOPERSTOWN – Father John R. Roos, 86, of Cherry Valley, who served Catholic churches in Cooperstown, Cherry Valley, Springfield Center and Sharon Springs, passed away Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Albany, a son of the late Frank and Katherine (Purcell) Roos. A graduate of Vincentian Institute, Father Roos was ordained to priesthood on July 17, 1955, (The Feast of Our Lady of Humility) at the Church of Twelve Apostles in Rome, Italy.
His first assignment was at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. He completed graduate studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he studied canon law, and served as secretary the Diocesan Tribunal. He later taught and was rector at Mater Christi Seminary in Albany.