Bishop Edward Malesic will celebrate the funeral Mass for Father Daniel P. Redmond at 11 a.m. May 14 in St. Mary Church, 401 North St., Chardon. Father Michael Gurnick will be the homilist.
The wake for Father Redmond begins with vespers at 3 p.m. May 13 in St. Mary Church. Bishop Martin Amos, retired bishop of Davenport, Iowa will preside with Father Daniel Schlegel as homilist. The wake continues until 8 p.m.
Father Redmond, 53, died on May 9.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1967 to Brian Redmond and the late Joan (Flemming) Redmond. Father Redmond was educated at Birch Hill Elementary School, Elm Street Junior High School and Nashua Senior High School, all in Nashua, New Hampshire; Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and Saint Mary Seminary in Wickliffe. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 25, 1996 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist by Bishop Anthony Pilla for service to the Diocese of Cleveland.
Father Redmond’s first assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cleveland. On June 12, 2002, he was transferred to St. Albert the Great Parish in North Royalton as parochial vicar, serving until June 5, 2007, when he was transferred to St. Monica Parish in Garfield Heights. On Sept. 29, 2007, he was transferred to Holy Family Parish in Parma to serve as parochial vicar and on June 7, 2011, he was appointed parochial vicar of St. John Bosco Parish in Parma Heights, where he served until he was appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Chardon on Nov. 1, 2011. During this assignment, he also served as chaplain, Chardon Division of Fire, effective Jan. 8, 2013. On Dec. 4, 2017, he also was appointed pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Thompson. He served as pastor of both parishes until his death.
Those who knew him said Father Redmond always responded to the needs of the Church as witnessed by his willingness to accept the request to pastor two parishes. They said his gentle and kind disposition would be missed by many.
Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City.