Msgr. Edward L. Tarrant, former pastor and chaplain, died on Feb 28, 2013. He was 88.
A native of Manhattan, Msgr. Tarrant student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn on June 8, 1950.
He served in the Rockville Centre Diocese as an associate pastor at St. Joseph, Garden City starting in September, 1960. He also served as chaplain for the Newman Club at Nassau Community College, chaplain at St. John the Baptist Diocesan H.S., West Islip, and the diocesan director of the Catholic Dentists’ Guild.
Msgr. Tarrant was an associate pastor and a summer assistant at St. Therese of Lisieux, Montauk, as well as associate pastor at St. James, Setauket, and as administrator and pastor at St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville. He retired in 1999 with residence at Corpus Christi, Mineola, but in his retirement continued to work as needed as temporary administrator at Maria Regina, Seaford, and Most Holy Trinity, East Hampton.
Wake services were scheduled for Corpus Christi in Mineola on March 4th with Bishop-elect Robert Coyle celebrating the Mass of Transferral. Bishop William Murphy will preside at the funeral Mass Tuesday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius, Hicksville.