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Joseph Francis Donnelly

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Church  Catholic Church
Appointed  November 9, 1964

Ordination  June 29, 1934
Name  Joseph Donnelly
See  Titular Bishop of Nabala
In office  January 28, 1965 - June 30, 1977
Consecration  January 28, 1965 by Henry Joseph O'Brien

Joseph Francis Donnelly (May 1, 1909 – June 30, 1977) was a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford from 1965 to 1977.


Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Donnelly was ordained a priest on June 29, 1934 for the Diocese of Hartford. On November 9, 1964 Pope Paul VI appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Nabala and Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford. He was consecrated a bishop by Henry O'Brien, Archbishop of Hartford, on January 28, 1965. The principal co-consecrators were Vincent Hines, Bishop of Norwich, and John Hackett, Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford. Donnelly was an ardent supporter of farm laborers and served as the Chairman of the Bishop's Committee on Farm Labor. He also spent 20 years on the Connecticut Board of Mediation and Arbitration with fifteen of those years as its chairman. He served as Hartford's auxiliary bishop until his death on June 30, 1977 at the age of 68.


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