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Obituary for Msgr. Leopold Nicknair

Msgr. Leopold Nicknair

Pleae pray for the repose of the sould of Monsignor Leopold G. Nicknair, 81, who died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Fort Kent. Msgr. Nicknair “Fr. Nick” was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Eagle Lake, the son of Fred J. and Cecile (Labbe) Nicknair.

In addition, Msgr. Nicknair also served in the following capacities:

  • Human Relations Services – Chaplain for District I (appointed 1975)
  • Member of the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission (1976-79)
  • Member of the Diocesan Priests Personnel Board (1977-80; 1981-84)
  • Dean (Vicar Forane) of Deanery I in Northern Aroostook County (1980-1988)
  • Member of the Council of Priests (1984-89)
  • Member of the College of Consultors (1984-89)
  • Associate Director of the Office of Vocations (1985-91)
  • Dean (Vicar Forane) of Eastern Aroostook County (1993-97)

At the time of his retirement, Bishop Joseph wrote, “It is my opinion that you are one of the most respected priests of the diocese both by your brothers priests and the bishops under whom you have served … ‘a sincere, dedicated and Christ-like priest who provided a loving and caring service to all parishioners.’ … If ever there is an example of what it means to be joyful in the service of the Lord, you are that person.  By your very nature, you remind everyone who knows you that the Lord is truly in charge, and that His Kingdom, a Kingdom of life and love, and immortality, will eventually triumph.  You have spread hope and good cheer in many ways during your priestly ministry among us.”

May Father Leopold’s soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.