Archbishop Dimino

Archbishop Joseph T. Dimino, the second Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, passed from this life to the next on November 25, 2014

Visitation and Funeral arrangements

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ABJosephTDIMINOArchbishop Dimino was born in New York City on January 7, 1923, and attended Cathedral College and St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 1949. He then did pastoral work in the Archdiocese of New York until 1953, and served as a U.S. Navy Chaplain from 1953 to 1977, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, China Service Medal and Legion of Merit. In 1962 he earned a Master’s degree in religious education from the Catholic University of America. Retiring from the Navy in 1977 with the rank of captain, he was chancellor of the Military Vicariate based in New York City from 1977 to 1983.

On March 29, 1983, Father Dimino was appointed auxiliary bishop for the Military Vicariate and titular bishop of Hyccarum by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 10 from Terrence Cardinal Cooke, with Archbishop Joseph Thomas Ryan and Bishop Louis Edward Gelineau serving as co-consecrators. Following Archbishop Ryan’s retirement on May 14, 1991, Bishop Dimino succeeded him as the second Archbishop for the Military Services. Archbishop Dimino retired on August 12, 1997, and resided in a community for the elderly run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in northeast Washington, D.C.

Arrangements for Archbishop Joseph Thomas Dimino are as follows:

Visitation: Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (EST)
Little Sisters of the Poor
4200 Harewood Road, NE
Washington, D.C.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. (EST)
Crypt Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C.

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. (EST)
Crypt Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C.

Rite of Committal:Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.

Condolences can be sent to Archbishop Dimino’s sister:

Mrs. Mary Stephens
8100 Summer Shore Drive
Del Ray Beach, FL 33486