Monsignor John C. Allard, 68, of Lake Washington, Chepachet, a retired priest of the Diocese of Providence, died April 27, 2018, in Landmark Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Normand and Laurette (Chevalier) Allard, he attended Holy Family School, Woonsocket, and Our Lady of Providence Preparatory High School in Providence.
In preparation for the priesthood, he studied at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, Warwick and St. John Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts. He was ordained to the priesthood on September 19, 1975 at St. Cecilia Church, Pawtucket, by Bishop Louis E. Gelineau.
He served as assistant pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish, Cranston (1975-84); Assistant Director (1984-86) and Director (1986-96) of the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry; Vicar of the Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Spirituality (1986-2001); pastor of Our Lady of Good Help Parish, Mapleville (1986-96); St. Agatha Parish, Woonsocket (1996-2013); and Precious Blood Parish, Woonsocket (2006-13). Fr. John was appointed Monsignor in 1997, while serving St. Agatha's Parish.
He was also Administrator of Precious Blood Parish, Woonsocket (1996-2006) and Administrator Pro Tem of Sacred Heart Parish, Woonsocket (2001), as well as Chaplain of the Father Marot CYO Center, Woonsocket (2006-13).
Fr. John is survived by his sister, Ann Marie Scotto, and her husband, Mike of Greenville; and his four nieces, Avril Dufresne, LeAnn Scotto Adams, Lauren Scotto, and Ellen Scotto Bourget; two grandnieces, Penny and Winter Adams; he was predeceased by his sister, Janice Dufresne.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4-7PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Holy Family Parish, 414 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI., Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903.
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