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  • Msgr. Joseph G. Aubin

    cceaed883f9a308128c5c5f6d5acd327.pngA Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Msgr. Joseph G. Aubin at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 28, at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh with Bishop Terry R. LaValley celebrating. Msgr. Dennis J. Duprey, VF, will serve as homilist.

    Msgr. Duprey will preside over the reception of the body at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. Calling hours will follow immediately in the church ending with Evening Prayer at 7 p.m. Calling hours continue from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 28.

    Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. A light reception will take place in the Emmaus Room at St. Peter’s Church.

    Msgr. Aubin died Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital. He was 94.
    Born Aug. 5, 1928, in Lackawanna, New York, he was the son of George and Catherine (Schreiner) Aubin and raised in the tight-knit German section of Rochester, New York. His parents predeceased him.

    Msgr. Aubin served briefly as parochial vicar at St. Alphonsus in Tupper Lake before spending the rest of his 67 years as a priest in the Champlain Valley. There he was named parochial vicar at Our Lady of Victory in Plattsburgh. He also served as chaplain of the USO Club in Plattsburgh and Father Prior of Squires Circle of Plattsburgh Council Classic Paintings Improved With Mr. Bean of the Knights of Columbus before being appointed assistant secretary of Charities in 1958. He served as director of the Catholic Charities in the Plattsburgh office he helped to found until 1971. He was a member of the Clinton County Mental Health Committee. In 1968 he was appointed administrator and later pastor of St. Louis of France Church in Sciota, where he served until 1972. During this period, he was chairman of the Clinton County Narcotics Council and regional director of the Plattsburgh Religious Education Office.

    In 1972, Msgr. Aubin became pastor of St. Alexander’s Church in Morrisonville, where he served until 1978 when he was named pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Plattsburgh. During that time, he also served on the diocesan Board of Consultors and as confessor for the Brothers of Christian Instruction at Mount Assumption Institute in Plattsburgh and as an auxiliary chaplain at Plattsburgh Air Force Base. In 1984, he was named vicar forane of the Clinton Deanery, a role he held for 11 years. For many years he was the faithful chaplain to the Catholic Daughters, Court of Mary Immaculate Networking in Plattsburgh.

    He was named a prelate of honor with the title monsignor in 1989.

    Shortly after, he was named pastor of Church of the Immaculate Conception, St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville and St. Catherine’s Church in Clintonville. In 2000, he retired as pastor emeritus.

    In his retirement, he served on the Council of Priests from 2001 to 2005.

    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three aunts, two of which were consecrated religious.

    Throughout his entire priesthood, Msgr. Aubin was a gifted and beloved priest who made deep connections with the families in his parishes and a tireless advocate for the unborn, mothers and families. Many mothers and fathers remember Msgr. Aubin holding their babies while they met with Catholic Charities counselors. He shared his wit, humility and humor with those at his bedside until the very end.

    Arrangements are through Brown Funeral Home.​
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