Condolence & Memory Journal

Father Haycock was one of the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful people I knew. My family and I enjoyed going to his Mass for many years at St. Lawrence. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends, may he Rest In Peace.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2016

Father Haycock was so instrumental to our family when our son 15 year old son was diagnosed with cancer. He came to the hospital to give him Last Rites.

Sam had some good days too. Father Haycock took Sam and my husband Dave golfing and Father insisted on paying for everyone.

Father Haycock came to our home when Sam wasn't doing well to console our family and he said mass for Sam at his funeral at St. Lawrence.

We have the utmost respect and love for him.

Posted by The Alimentato Family - Rochester, NY   December 19, 2016

Always liked his homilies and sense of humor. A good servant who will be remembered fondly.

Posted by Teresa Werth - Spencerport, NY   December 18, 2016

A wonderful wonderful priest! One in a million that truly guided my family at many difficult times.

Posted by Coleen Dugan - Rochester, NY   December 18, 2016

Tu es sacerdos in aeternum...

Prayers for a kind and gentle man who devotedly served the People of God for so many years.

Posted by Giblin Family - Greece, NY   December 18, 2016

Fr. Haycock was such a kind and gentle priest. He was very dear to our family, both at Cardinal Mooney and St. Lawrence. He Baptized some of my grandbabes and was there for my family and me when my late husband was terminally ill. Rest in peace, dear one.

Posted by Lynette Schuler - Greece, NY   December 18, 2016

So sorry to hear about Father Haycock's passing. He was the chaplain at Cardinal Mooney High School for many years and a close friend of my mother, Rose Piedici, a teacher at the school for many years. Father was the celebrant at the Memorial masses for both of my parents. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Kathleen Piedici - Basking Ridge, NJ   December 18, 2016


We are so sorry to hear of Father's death. He was a wonderful man and a gentle loving priest. We knew him from St. Lawrence Church in Greece, New York. Rest in peace Father...
Pat and Gordy Rask

Posted by Patricia Rask - Rochester, NY   December 18, 2016

My sympathy to Fr. Don's family and friends. I was first assigned after ordination to St. Lawrence in Greece in 1966. where he he helped out on weekends. We were good friends thereafter. He was a good model for me as I began ministry. We often visited him at Cardinal Mooney High School staffed by the Holy Cross Brothers and priests.
It's been a number of years since I have seen him. Thankful for the memories, I look forward to meeting him in glory. (but not too soon as the Irish say. Fr. Bill Michatek Webster and Wolcott, NY

Posted by William Michatek - Wolcott, NY   December 18, 2016

Posted by Fr. William Michatek - Wolcott, NY   December 17, 2016

Posted by Fr. William Michatek - Wolcott, NY   December 17, 2016


We enjoyed Fr. Haycock for the whole 20 years he was at St. Lawrence. He was a constant, comforting presence. We have missed him these past few years and have always wished him well. We were very sorry to hear of his passing. We're sure this "good and faithful" servant is resting in paradise. Peace to all his family from the O'Keefe and Flanagan families of St. Lawrence parish.

Posted by Noreen O'Keefe-Flanagan - Rochester, NY - Friend   December 15, 2016


He will be and has been missed from St. Lawrence Church. A few years ago, we were eating dinner with our little granddaughter and Father came in and sat at an adjoining table. We conversed through much of our meal and to our surprise when the bill came for our meal, the waitress informed us that it had already been taken care of (Father had paid the bill for us). We thanked him and told him that was not necessary but to that he replied "do that for someone else". My husband and I will never forget that incident and the example he gave. He truly walked the talk in a beautiful and meaningful way. Now he has a beautiful place to spend Christmas.

Posted by John & Carol Bridgeman - Spencerport, NY - Acquaintance   December 12, 2016