BRISTOL – Father Arthur J. Audet, 71, of Bristol, pastor emeritus of St. John Fisher Parish in Marlborough, died on Nov. 13, 2012, at Bristol Hospital.
He was born on July 6, 1941, in Waterville, Maine, the son of the late Edgar and Simone (Albert) Audet. He graduated from Bulkeley High School in Hartford in 1960, St. Louis University in 1979 and Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, N.Y., in 1984.
He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop John F. Whealon on Feb. 9, 1985, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.
Father Audet served as parochial vicar at St. Augustine in Seymour, St. Matthew in Forestville, St. Dunstan in Glastonbury and St. John Fisher in Marlborough. He was named co-pastor of Assumption Church in Manchester in 1991 and administrator of St. Bridget in Cornwall Bridge, St. Bernard in Sharon, St. Matthew, St. Dunstan and St. John Fisher. He was named pastor of St. John Fisher on Nov. 30, 2008.
Father Audet is survived by his sisters Carmen Libby of St. Cloud, Fla.; Lorraine Hammerschmidt of Auburn, Maine; and Jeanette Barger of New Britain; and by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Rd., Marlborough. A parish Mass will follow at 7. The family will also receive relatives and friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, in the Church of St. Matthew. Contributions may be made to St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Rd., Marlborough, CT 06477.
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at St. Matthew Church. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery in Torrington will follow.