Father J. Peter Sheehan, Born Sep. 24, 1926; ordained May 26, 1956; died Feb. 26, 2018.
Father Sheehan, a Catholic priest and a native Floridian, died at Good Shepherd Hospice after a brief illness. He was 91 and is survived by 3 nephews and 5 nieces. He was born in Miami, attended Gesu School, and later the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.
His college studies were temporarily interrupted when he was tasked to serve as a member of the U.S. Army Occupation Forces in Marburg/Lahn, Germany.
After college, Father Sheehan studied theology at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore and was ordained in St. Anthony's Church Ft. Lauderdale. He served in more than a half-dozen parishes in Alabama, culminating in the position of Rector of St Paul's Cathedral in Birmingham from 1979-1991.
Father Sheehan had the honor to be appointed an Associate Director - Bishop's Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs in Washington DC from 1973-1979.
During his life, he maintained a strong love for his family, his Irish heritage, and for his country. He enjoyed tennis, swimming, and was generously philanthropic to many well deserving organizations.
After his retirement, he moved to Sebring to be closer to his family. He was welcomed by the Pastor and the people of St Catherine Catholic Church, for whom he lovingly served in the role of an Assistant Priest his final 27 years.
Wake service will be Thursday 6-8pm at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Sebring.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 11 am at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Sebring.
In lieu of flowers, kindly direct donations to: Fraternus, 1824 E Main St. Suite J, Easley SC 29673 Or via https://www.fraternus.net/take-action/donate/
Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in his Guestbook.
3 Nephews and 5 Nieces
Date of Birth: September 24, 1926
Place Of Birth: Miami, FL
Place Of Death: Sebring, Fl
Date Of Death: February 26, 2018
Wake service will be Thursday 6-8pm at
St. Catherine Catholic Church, Sebring.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 11 am
at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Sebring.