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Sad Demise of Father Thekkekandam Thomas SDB

By Michael Makri
Father Thekkekandam Thomas SDB
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Shillong, Sep. 17. The Salesian Province of St. John Paul II, Shillong mourns the passing away of Father Thekkekandam Thomas this  afternoon at 01:40 pm IST on 17th September 2018.
Father Thekkekandam Thomas lovingly known as Father TT is the Vice Rector of Don Bosco Centre Pathialaghat.  He was born on the 24th December 1936, he entered the religious life and made his first profession on 24th May 1956 and was ordained a priest on 9th April 1967.    

Father Thomas had a fall yesterday night on 16th September and was rushed to Hapania Hospital early this morning at 1:00am, 17th September.  Later in the day at 11:00 am he was shifted to ILS Hospital (Multi Specialty) because his health condition was deteriorated. He succumbed to his injuries and passed away this afternoon at 01.40 pm.

There will be a Requiem Mass at Nandanagar at 11:00am on 18th September, after which the body will be taken to Don Bosco Technical School Shillong.

The funeral Mass will be held at Don Bosco Technical School at 01:30pm on the 19th September followed by funeral cortege to the Salesian cemetery at Laitumkhrah.

We pray for the eternal repose of his soul.  Our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family members and to the Salesian Province of Shillong.


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