In memory of
Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula
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In memory of
Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula
Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, who died Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Rosary Hill Hospice, Hawthorne, NY. He was 69. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct. 22, 1947, the son of the late Antonio Barreiro Brunel and Margarita Blanca Carámbula Regules. Schooled in Uruguay, he obtained a law degree and joined the diplomatic service of his country, where he was eventually stationed at the United Nations in New York City from 1978-1983. He entered the Seminary and College of St. Joseph (Dunwoodie) in 1983, and was ordained priest by John Cardinal O'Connor at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Nov. 22, 1987. After parish work in New York, he entered the University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where he earned a licentiate and eventually a doctorate in 1997. In September 1998, he was appointed the first director the Rome bureau of Human Life International (HLI), founded in that year. In 2010-11 he briefly served as interim president of HLI. In 2004 he was named chaplain of his holiness by Pope John Paul II. In April 2016, he became the parochial vicar at St. Mary's Church, Norwalk, where he ministered especially to the Hispanic and other ethnic communities that make up the parish. From the day of his ordination, Msgr. Barreiro was always an avid supporter of the restoration of the traditional rites of the Church, and was a regular celebrant of what is now called the Extraordinary Form. Msgr. Barreiro's body will be received into St. Mary's Church, 669 West Ave. at 1 p.m. Monday, with Vespers of the Dead at 8 p.m. A Solemn Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk. The Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home, 5 East Wall Street, Norwalk has been entrusted with arrangements, please visit for more information. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, 669 West Ave. Norwalk, 06850 or Human Life International, 4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630.
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