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St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Statistics Miss Victim’s Stories – Like Thom Parrotti’s

In COVID’s Grasp

Statistics Miss Victim’s Stories – Like Thom Parrotti’s

By MICHAEL FORSTER ROTHBART • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Thom Parrotti’s mass card

Alicia Chase wants you to know about her best friend, a man she calls her “work husband” after the years they spent employed together at Bassett Hospital.

Thomas Parrotti worked as an interpreter and manager at the hospital for nearly 20 years. One month ago, he was enjoying semi-retirement, raising goats with his husband Brett Miller on their small farm in Hamden – 38 acres of hilltop woods and pasture.

Parrotti ran his own interpreting business and judged dog competitions until COVID put a hold on both. Lately he’d been employed part-time as a coronavirus contact tracer for the state of New York.

This month he returned to Bassett – as a patient critically ill from COVID-19.

Thom Parrotti spent January as many of us did, working from home, watching the news, commenting about it on Facebook. “Stop being Democratic or Republican. Be honest, have
morals, show empathy, value, integrity. Be a GOOD HUMAN,” he posted on Jan. 21.

Bishop Rededicates Renovated St. Mary’s

$1.5M IN RENOVATIONS COMPLETE

Bishop Rededicates

Renovated St. Mary’s

The Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Albany, is in Oneonta this evening for the rededication of St. Mary’s Church after the completion of $1.5 million in renovations.  A capacity crowd of 378 parishioners (top photo) witnessed the bishop (right photo), with Father David Miskiewizc, pastor, at his side, as he blessed the building anew and asked worshippers to recommit themselves to the church’s teachings.   In an earlier interview, Father Miskiewizc recounted how the project had begun as a simple effort to install restrooms, but the planning process brought the realization that more extensive work, including new lighting and the addition of a chapel for daily masses, would better serve the parish.  After the dedication, Bishop Scharfenberger celebrated mass, and a reception was planned later this evening at St. Mary’s Parish Center across Walnut Street from the church.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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