Beloved son of the late John
A. and Ann V. Byrnes. Dear brother of Sister Ann Byrnes RSM of Clarksboro,
Maureen E. (Michael) Mahon of Washington Twp., Edward (Barbara) L. Byrnes of
Woodstown and the late William L. Byrnes. Also survived by seven nieces &
nephews, one great niece and one great nephew.
Fr. Byrnes was born in Woodstown, NJ, graduated St. Mary College, KY, received his MA Theology at St. Maur Seminary, KY and MA History Villanova University. He was ordained in Camden in 1966 by Bishop Celestine Damiano. His assignments and parishes included Our Lady Star of the Sea, Cape May; St. Joan of Arc, Camden; Holy Maternity, Audubon; St. Joseph, Camden; Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr and St. Peter, Merchantville.
Fr. Byrnes' appointments were Gloucester Catholic High School 1966-67; St. Joseph High School History Teacher and Vocation Coordinator 1967-1974, Paul VI High School History Department Chairman and Theology Teacher 1974-2000.
He was Knighted by Pope John
Paul II into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem on
September 13, 2003.
Relatives and friends of the family are kindly invited to attend hisReception of the Body (Viewing) Friday 3-7 PM and Saturday 9-10:15 AM at St. Peter's Church, 43 W. Maple Ave. Merchant-ville NJ. Mass of Jesus Christ The Eternal High Priest Friday 7 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:30 AM. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to St.Peter's Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville NJ 08109