Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Rest in Peace, Frank Petta

Frank Petta died Monday, March 3, at 4:15pm at his home in Elgin, IL, in the presence of his wife, Ann, and his family. Please remember Frank and his loved ones in your prayers.

I first met Frank in 2001 when I started attending meetings of the Chicago Area Chesterton Society, which he had founded many years prior.

Frank is a man I look forward to telling my children about, as he embodied so many qualities I want them to embrace: an indefatigable love of Our Lord and His Holy Catholic Church, a hunger for truth and justice, a robust sense of humor, a profound humility — not to mention the ability to effortlessly recite, at length, passages from Chesterton.

Frank will be greatly missed.

Visitation and Funeral

His funeral will be Friday, March 7 at 10:00 am at St. Thomas More Parish in Elgin [map], and the wake is Thursday evening, March 6 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Laird Funeral Home in Elgin [map].

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.

Requiescat in pace.

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