Father Timothy Maria T. Johnson, O. Carm.


Father Timothy Maria T. Johnson, O. Carm., who served at parishes and was a hospital chaplain in the archdiocese, died on April 14 in Gainesville, Fla. He was 80.

He served as parochial vicar and director of religious education at Transfiguration parish in Tarrytown, 1988-1991, and also served in the same roles at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, 1983-1984. He was staff chaplain at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, 1985-1988.

He taught at St. Albert’s Junior Seminary in Middletown, 1968-1970.

He retired in 2007 after serving as parochial vicar at a parish in Boca Raton, Fla., 1992-2006.

Born in Philadelphia, he entered the Order of Carmelites, North American Province of St. Elias, in 1954 and professed final vows in 1959. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1983.

He earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and education from Syracuse University. He received master’s degrees in education from SUNY Albany, theology from Villanova University and pastoral theology from Seton Hall University.

He is survived by his sister, Eileen Bryan. A Funeral Mass was offered April 21 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown. Burial followed at the Carmelite Cemetery at St. Albert’s in Middletown.


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Sr. Madagan

I'll always have fond memories of the many theological discussions we shared late at night over glasses of scotch at the guesthouse. Though we often didn't always agree, we certainly enjoyed the scotch. Rest well, my old friend.

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