Niagara County

1897 Biography - Matthew J. Darcy

Darcy, Rev. Matthew J. - This efficient pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic church of Lockport, N. Y., was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, February 20, 1844, and is a son of Daniel and Joanna (McGrath) Darcy. At the age of twenty Rev. Mr. Darcy came to New York and entered the Niagara University from which he was graduated and ordained priest. His first assignment was at Bath, in Steuben county, where he had charge of four churches. In 1876 he was called from his field of labor to his present congregation, the church of St. John the Baptist of Lockport. It was through his persistent labor and energy that the edifice was enlarged and improved, besides the erection of a fine stone residence and school house in which a school is being conducted by the Sisters of St. Mary. He is a fine speaker and a pleasant gentleman and very popular among a large circle of friends and acquaintances both in and out of his church.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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