Very Reverend Roger P. Dorcy
July 4, 1946 ~ July 23, 2005
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
The Very Reverend Roger P. Dorcy, 58, of Pueblo, Colorad, passed away July 23, 2005. Survived by his siblings, Edward M. Dorcy, Phoenix, Ariz., James R. (Gaylin Boone) Dorcy, San Diego, Calif., Michael M. (Kathleen Shannon) Dorcy, Seattle, Wash., Timothy J. Dorcy, North Little Rock, Ark., Jerome (Cindy Miserez) Dorcy, and Clifford C. (Lucy) Dorcy, all of Omaha, Neb. Also survived by five nieces, four nephews and numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ellen and Michael M. Dorcy, Sr. and his sister, Carol Dorcy. Born July 4, 1946, in Omaha, Neb. He was ordained as a priest on January 29, 1980, by Bishop Charles Buswell and served the Alamosa Parish, St; Leander, St. Mary, Our Lady of the Meadows and at the time of his death was the rector at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Roger served on the board of directors of the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and was immediate past chairman and member of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Board. The casket will remain closed, however, friends may pay their respects from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be a video tribute of his life. Vespers services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. All services will be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to either St. Mary-Corwin Cancer Center, Sacred Heart Cathedral Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
I always found Fr. Roger a caring and attentive priest. I met him through our Lay Marianist Affiliates in Pueblo. He was kind and generous to all of us, and we appreciated his goodness. May God grant him peace, joy, and happiness now face-to-face! May Mary our Mother truly be “Mother” to him now….
IN peace and with prayers,
Name: Maria J. Trujillo
My condolences go out to The Dorcy family in the loss of our beloved priesr, he will be greatly missed, I’m sure The Good Lord he was tired and needed eternal rest and peace. The Catholic Community will grieve a long time, but I’m sure God will send us another dedicated priest such as was Father Roger Dorcy. God Bless his family for sharing his life with our community As always a devoted Catholic Maria Juanita Trujillo. Faith,Love & Hope will keep us going.
I was only a member of Our Lady of The Meadows for a short time but Father Dorcy always made it a point to come and talk with me. When I lost my brother Father would always ask how I was doing and if there was anything he could do. I found him to be a very caring and loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
To the family and friends and all who knew Father Roger Dorcy,
I am a fomer alter boy for Father Roger. I recieved both my First Holy Communion, and First reconciliation. I always looked foward to seeing him on Sunday or any given day at that. He was an extremely wonderful and inspirtational man, whom I think we can all admire,and remember forever. I will miss him greatly. Though I may not be there physically due to deployment, i would like the family to know i think and pray for you everyday
To the Dorcy family, Bishops Tafoya and Buswell, Pueblo Diocese Community and Board Members of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center,
My prayers are with you during this difficult time of shock and loss. May our friend and priest- leader now in his new life in God bless us in new ways. May he be a “heavenly” advocate and work miracles for all the good and great things he strived for during his life of ministry.
With you all in spirit and in prayer,
Fr. Dorcy was such an inspiration. His homilies were wonderful! I will miss him greatly.
To the Dorcy Family:
My deepest sympathy and prayers for your tragic loss. I knew Roger since he was a deacon at St. Mary’s Church and enjoyed his 12 years as pastor at Our Lady of the Meadows. I have considered him a friend and spiritual adviser for 25 years. He touched so many lives, enriching them with his faith and his humor. He truly was a godly man and we are better Christian Catholics for having known him. Your loss is shared by all of us.
The staff of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home and Adrian Comer Funeral Home send our deepest condolences.
We just wanted to take this opportunity to send our condolences to Father Roger’s family and the Diocese of Pueblo, especially Bishop Tafoya, on the loss of this wonderful man. You will be in our daily prayers. Peace
To the family of Father Roger, we would like to offer our deepest sympathy. Father Roger was a very special friend to us besides being our priest at Our Lady of the Meadows. He married Brian and I thirteen years ago and has been through many sacraments with our children. Father also took time from his busy schedule to share support and love for my husband after a motorcyle accident. We will forever miss him and love him with all of our hearts. We are so thankful that he has been a part of our lives. We will never forget you Father Roger. With deepest love,
Brian, Cassie, Tyler, Lexie and Parker Stephens
I offer my sincere condolences to The Dorcy family.The Catholic Community will greatly miss Fater Dorcy because he was such a great&dedicated priest,he will begreatly missed. The Good Lord has given him the peace and erternal rest he greatly deserved. Faith, Love & Hope will help to continue and unity among the Catholic community.
My deepest sympathy and my prayers to all the family. Fr. Roger was not only a special priest, but a family friend and we considered him part of our family. He related to us because we are also a large family. My daughter’s marriage was the first he presided over when he came to Our Lady of the Meadows and then as time went on, he performed many more family marriages and baptisms. The younger children really loved him and he was always so generous with his hugs for them. He was with us and helped the family through many crisis such as illnesses and the death of our dad.We will miss his presence at family celebrations and special gatherings. His untimely death is a great loss.
His sermons always focused on relavant events and his life which made them even more personable. My faith is stronger because of him. I feel that our dear Lord took him so that he would not have to endure the suffering that was ahead of him because of the lung cancer. There will always be an empty space in our hearts and our family.May God give comfort to all of you and may He always bless each of you.
Are prayers are with all of you
To the family of Father Roger Dorcy – Our thoughts are prayers are with you during this most difficult time. We are truly blessed to have had Father Roger cross our path on our journey through this life. We always looked forward to his homilies during mass, especially when he brought his real life experiences consisting of his parents, siblings and extended family. Father Roger will truly be missed by our family.
Our deepest sympathy to Ed, James,
Gaylyn, Michael, Kathleen, Tim, Jerome, Cindy, Cliff, & Lucy Dorcy,
during such sad times. Your in our hearts & in our prayers. We wish our paths would have crossed more frequently, so that we would have been better acquainted with Father Dorcy. May his soul rest in peace.
I was deeply saddened to hear of Father Roger’s tragic death. He was a beautiful person and someone my family always looked up to. We will miss him for years to come. May he find eternal peace in God’s kingdom. I’m so grateful I had the chance to meet him here on Earth.
In the name of the Southwest Liturgical Conference Board of Directors, please accept our sympathy and prayers. Roger was a dedicated minister of the prayer of the Church, a great liturgical colleague and gifted leader. His untimely death is a great loss to all of us. May the angels lead you, Roger! We love you!
Southwest Liturgical Conference Board of Directors
Our prayers and sympathy are with you. Father Roger was not only a wonderful priest but a wonderful person and friend. May God Bless you all.
Father Roger will be missed greatly by myself and my family. We will forever be thankful to have known him and to have had him in our lives. May God comfort his family in this time of grief.
To the family and friends of Fr. Roger Dorcy,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of such a fine person. I was a member of St. Leander’s parish when he was there and was confirmed under him. I remember him very fondly. He truly was a great priest and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with him and you at this time.
To the Family and Friends of Father Roger Dorcey. Please remember you are
not alone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Father Roger was not only apart of our lives through out the years, but he was truly a family friend. Roger touched our lives and our hearts and we are grateful to God for giving him to us for such a short time. He will be sadly missed by our family. However, we find comfort in knowing that he is in heaven with God.
Sandra M. Quintana-Smith
To the family of our beloved priest,he will truly be missed. I just want to thank you for the man he was and to say I truly can say he was a Godly man. I and my husband looked forward to him on sat. evening mass.