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Rev. Donald J. Haycock, C.S.C.

Rev. Donald J. Haycock, C.S.C.
  • February 19, 1930 - December 9, 2016
  • Notre Dame, Indiana

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“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....Read More »
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“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...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: The Alimentato Family - Rochester, NY

“Always liked his homilies and sense of humor. A good servant who will be remembered fondly. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Teresa Werth - Spencerport, NY

“A wonderful wonderful priest! One in a million that truly guided my family at many difficult times. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Coleen Dugan - Rochester, NY

“Tu es sacerdos in aeternum...Prayers for a kind and gentle man who devotedly served the People of God for so many years. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Giblin Family - Greece, NY

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lynette Schuler - Greece, NY

“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,...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Kathleen Piedici - Basking Ridge, NJ

“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...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia Rask - Rochester, NY

“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...Read More »
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11 of 13 | Posted by: Fr. William Michatek - Wolcott, NY

“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...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Noreen O'Keefe-Flanagan - NY

“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...Read More »
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Donald J. Haycock, C.S.C., 86, died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Indiana.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1930, in Hazelton, Pa., to Ross and Marie (Helferty) Haycock. He was received into the Congregation on Aug. 15, 1952; made his First Profession on Aug. 16, 1953; graduated from Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., in 1955; professed his Final Vows on Aug. 16, 1956; and was ordained a priest on Nov. 30, 1958. He then earned his Bachelors and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1959 and later obtained a Master's in Education from the University of Rochester, New York, in 1967.

He served as a teacher at Holy Cross Fathers Faculty Residence, Bridgeport, Conn., from 1959 to 1960. He taught at Notre Dame High School, Bridgeport, Conn., from 1960 to 1961. He was then assigned to the Holy Cross Fathers Mission Band in North Dartmouth, Mass. from 1961 to 1962. From 1962 to 1971, Fr. Haycock served as Chaplain and Teacher at Cardinal Mooney High School, Rochester, New York. He was then assigned as principal of Notre Dame High School, Niles, Illinois in 1971 and served there for two years, before returning to Cardinal Mooney High School as Chaplain in 1973. Four years later, in 1977, Fr. Haycock was assigned Personnel Director at the Provincial House in Bridgeport, Conn. In 1978, he returned again to Cardinal Mooney High School as Chaplain and Counselor. When Cardinal Mooney High School closed its doors in 1989, Fr. Haycock was given permission to accept full-time parochial ministry at St. Lawrence Parish, Rochester, New York, where he served over 20 years as parochial vicar. Fr. Haycock moved to Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind., in 2011.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Ross and Marie Haycock.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Mason (Richard) and four nieces and nephew: Richard Jr. (Maureen), Mariann Osorio (Neylon), Robert (Ami); and seven grandnieces and nephews: Jonathan and Luke Mason; Mark and Amanda Mason; Donte, Sierra, and Deja Osorio.

Visitation will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2016, in the Chapel of Mary at Stonehill College, North Easton, MA, where a Wake Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Chapel of Mary at Stonehill. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery on the College campus. Kane Funeral Home, Easton, MA is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross can be made to: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, P.O. Box 765, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0765 or online at donate.holycrossusa