Diocese of Rockville Centre

DATE: February 17, 2016

RE: Passing of Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman, 69

FROM: Most Rev. William Murphy, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre

Just before Mass this morning I was informed of the death of Msgr. Thomas Hartman, a good and holy priest of our Diocese. He served this Church and all of Long Island and beyond through Telecare, the Diocesan television channel which he made into a nationally recognized leader in Catholic television. He touched many lives, healed many hearts and used his considerable gifts to bring people to a deeper sense of God in their lives. These past years he has lived a long Calvary because of Parkinson’s disease which over time left him bed ridden. Through it all even to these last days, he remained serene because his trust was always in the Lord who loved him and now welcomes him into his eternal home. May God give him eternal rest.