Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Thursday, February 22, 2018

HARTFORD – Father Normand F. Mailloux, 80, of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, died on Nov. 14, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

He was born on May 29, 1930, in Danielson, a son of the late Arthur T. and Marie Rose (Breault) Mailloux. He attended school in Danielson before entering high school at La Salette Seminary in Hartford. He entered the La Salette Novitiate in Bloomfield in July of 1947 and made his first profession of vows the following year, on July 2, 1948. He continued his studies for the priesthood at La Salette seminaries in Milford, Iowa; and Ipswich, Mass., and was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 1955.

Father Mailloux served as assistant pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Fitchburg, Mass., until 1959, when he was appointed assistant pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in Holyoke, Mass. He then became the treasurer at the former La Salette Shrine in Ipswich in 1961.

In July of 1966, Father Mailloux set out for Morondava, Madagascar, where he served as regional superior. During his years in Madagascar, he ministered in various capacities. Upon his return to the States in 1980, he was assigned to St. Theresa’s Parish in Sulphur, La.

In 1985, he became superior of the provincial house in St. Louis, Mo, where he served until his appointment in 1988 as assistant pastor of St. James Church in Danielson. In 1991, he was appointed pastor of St. Adalbert Parish in Bondsville, Mass., where he ministered for 13 years. He resided for a brief time at Our Lady of La Salette Parish in Brooklyn, Conn., until failing health necessitated a move to Hartford House and then to St. Mary Home in West Hartford.

In addition to his La Salette confreres, Father Mailloux is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 15 brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 17 at the Hartford House Chapel, 85 New Park Ave. Burial wias at Holy Cross Cemetery in Danielson. Contributions in memory of Father Mailloux may be made to the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette Retirement Fund, 915 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114-2330.