Passing of Rev. Msgr. Gerard J. Arella

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Gerard J. Arella, retired senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who was in residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence. Monsignor Arella was born on September 21, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 29, 1954, and died Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Monsignor Arella served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of St. Mark (Brooklyn), Parochial Vicar of St. Clement Pope (South Ozone Park) and in residence at Our Lady of Victory (Brooklyn), St. Augustine (Brooklyn) and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn). He was appointed Defender of the Bond and Associate Presiding Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal Office. On September 11, 1989, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

The arrangements are as follows:

Thomas F. Doltan Funeral Home, Inc.
125 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, New York 11040 Tel: (516) 354-0634
Tuesday, February 2, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
7:00PM – 9:30 PM 

Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, New York 11362 Tel: (718) 229-8001
Friday, February 3, 2017
10:30 AM

St. John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Monsignor Arella was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

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.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs