Thompson, CT- Reverend Father Anthony N. Nockiunas M.I.C., 84, of Chase Rd. passed away on Saturday February 27, 2016 at Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam, Ct. Born in Eqliskia, Lithuania, he was the son of the late Antanas and Ona (Venskeviute) Noskiunas.
Father Nockiunas professed his first vows on August 15, 1950 and professed his final vows on August 15,1953. On April 28, 1957, he was ordained a priest. His first assignment was at Marianapolis Preparatory School where he taught French. Afterward Father Nockiunas was assigned as an associate pastor in Kenosha, WI, Plano, IL, Darien, IL and Worcester, MA. After spending several years of ministry at the Divine Mercy Shrine, in Stockbridge, MA, he was in residence at the Thompson House until his death. Fr. Anthony was a promoter of community prayer and sacramental ministry especially to the sick.
Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours for Fr. Anthony from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 1, 2015 at National Shrine of Divine Mercy, 2 Prospect Rd., Stockbridge, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel followed by burial in the National Shrine of Divine Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Marian Fathers, 26 Chase Rd., Thompson, CT 06277. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.