SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 17, 2013

Fr. Bartholomew Larkin, 82


Grove City, Fla. — Father Bartholomew (Richard Francis) Larkin, O.Carm., died January 16, 2013. He was 82. Father Bartholomew was born to (the late) James Joseph Larkin and (the late) Theresa (Fitzgerald) Larkin on December 22, 1931, in Salem.

He is predeceased by his brother Father John Larkin, O.Carm., and survived by his brother William. Father Bartholomew entered the Carmelite Order in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1954. Among his assignments: teacher, Dean of Students, and Prior of the Carmelite community at DeSales High School, Louisville, Ky.; teacher at the Carmelite Junior Seminary, Hamilton; vocation director for the Chicago Carmelite Province; pastor at the following parishes; St. Mary, Joliet, Ill., St. Therese, Cresskill, N.J., St. Patrick, Niagara Falls, Ontario, St. Mary, Closter, N.J., and St. Francis of Assisi, Grove City, Fla. He also served as assistant pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Newport News, Va., and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Louisville, Ky.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church (5265 Placida Road, Grove City, Fla.) with a prayer service ending the visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m. Interment at Venice Memorial Gardens. Arrangements handled by Englewood Community Funeral Home, 941-475-9800, www.englewoodfh@comcast.net. Memorials in honor of Reverend Bartholomew Larkin, O.Carm., can be made to the Order of Carmelites, 1317 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL, 60561.