Brother Virgil Pasi, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1930-1965)

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Born Virgil Anthony Pasi on November 18, 1930 in Coytesville, New Jersey, he was the son of Anthony and Lena Pasi. He attended Fort Lee Public School #3 and then Fort Lee Junior High School graduating from Fort Lee High School. After graduation he worked as a craftsman but decided to enter the Passionist seminary at Dunkirk, New York where in 1951 he commenced studies for the priesthood. As time went on he discerned that he should be a Passionist brother. He made his novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and on March 14, 1954 professed his vows. Assignments included brother-in-charge of maintenance at Union City, New Jersey and brother-in-charge of the retreat kitchen at Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery, West Springfield, Massachusetts. He was also tailor and infirmarian at Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and cook and general factotum at St. Gabriel Monastery, Toronto, Canada. In May 1963 he was assigned to be a member of the faculty of Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk to teach physical education and coach the sports teams. Diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 1964, in November 1964 he was transferred to Mercy Hospital, Buffalo where he died.