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Joe Franceski said in August 31st, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I stopped into Sacred Heart to pay my last respects to Fr. Futie last evening because I knew of his support of the Latin Mass. It was dispiriting to see the Church nearly full of people in excessively casual dress talking in full voice as if they were in a Knights of Columbus Hall for some kind of social gathering. The noise and this disrespect for the Real Presence as well as the disrespect for the moral remain of this man compelled me to say a short prayer, and to leave as soon as I could. I thought to myself, this is another fruit of reform; Holy Mother Church as merely a hall.

Beverly De Soto said in September 2nd, 2013 at 2:24 am

Father Futie was so very kind to me and my family in our time of need. When we were in the depths, he reached out to me before Mass one day and said, “This too shall pass.” He was kind and supportive when I taught CCD for three years at St Mary’s. When my dear, dear uncle died, he said a Requiem Mass in the aftermath of a blizzard, with my son as altar boy. He supported the Latin Mass at St Mary’s so that we could be married in that glorious church, with that glorious rite. His was a kind and generous heart. Ripose en Pace, Father. My family will remember you in our prayers.

Fr. Mickey Danyluk said in July 24th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

He was simply “Richard Futie” or “the Futs” as we called him at Saint Thomas Seminary from 1974-76 when we were classmates. Richard was a bit of a comical character, Traditional in every manner and one who you would imagine could climb the ladder of the Church hierarchy. I hadnt see him since we graduated on May 15, 1976; hearing about his death from Aux. Bishop Christie Macaluso, who had been our Philosophy professor,at the Seminary reunion in May, 2014 was total disbelief. I have fond memories of him and recall the warmth of his parents when I met them. Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.

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