Father Paul M. Marconi, former director of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston, died Feb. 15, 2018, in Bethlehem, Pa. He was 85.
Born Jan. 2, 1933, in Recanati, Macerata, Italy, the son of Pasquale and Pierina (Guzzini) Marconi was ordained as a Barnabite Father in Rome on Dec. 31, 1958.
Father Marconi served in parishes in San Diego, Ontario, Pala and Campo, Calif. He also served as director of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston from 1987-1990. Since 2008, he has served at the Barnabite Spiritual Center in Bethlehem, Pa., helping with parishes, leading Bible classes, and offering retreats.
He is survived by a brother, Giovanni, and a sister, Raffaella.
A funeral Mass was held in Allentown, Pa., with burial at the Barnabite cemetery at the Fatima Shrine.