Death of a Priest-Reverend Francis J. Labita

Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Francis J. Labita, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Labita was born on May 28, 1923 in New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 11, 1949, and died Monday, January 31, 2022.

Father Labita served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the parish of Saint Patrick (Long Island City). He also served as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Our Lady of Grace (Howard Beach) Saint Mel (Flushing), and Our Lady of Angels (Brooklyn).

The arrangements are as follows:


Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home
29 Atlantic Avenue
Floral Park, New York 11001
Tel: (516)-354-0634

Thursday, February 3, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Little Neck, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday, February 4, 2022
12:30 PM


Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his niece Dorothy Armin, 31 Oregon Avenue, Medford New York 11763.

Reverend Monsignor Steven J. Aguggia, J.C.L.