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Father John Cloherty
February 20th, 2017

Father John Cloherty, retired pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Mill Valley, died Feb. 8 at St. Anne’s Home, San Francisco where he had lived for the last six years.


Father Cloherty grew up in St. Anne of the Sunset Parish where he attended elementary school before entering studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by Bishop Hugh Donohoe June 11, 1960, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.


Father Cloherty served as a parochial vicar at parishes including St. Brigid and St. Michael in San Francisco, St. Anselm in Ross and St. Isabella in San Rafael.


Father Cloherty was named pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Daly City in 1978 with later appointments as pastor of St. Paul Parish, San Francisco and Holy Angels in Colma before his appointment as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 2001. He retired in 2007.


A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb.14 at St. Anne of the Sunset Church with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.


Remembrances may be made to the Priests’ Retirement Fund, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco 94109.


From February 23, 2017 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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