Rev Msgr. Edward Scanlan, 91, passed away on May 11, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Post Acute Care, Orchard Park. Born in Batavia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Jones) Scanlan.
Msgr. Scanlan attended St. Peter’s School in Le Roy and graduated from Le Roy High School. He attended Our Lady of Angels Seminary at Niagara University. Msgr. Scanlan was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1953 in Buffalo.
After ordination Msgr. Scanlan served as assistant pastor of Guardian Angels Parish in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. He was a professor at Notre Dame High School in Batavia. He then became assistant pastor at St. Lucy Parish in Buffalo and assistant director of the Spanish Speaking Apostolate. Later he was assigned assistant pastor to St. Mary Parish in Batavia and served as chaplain at the United States Veteran’s Hospital in Batavia. He acted as assistant pastor at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Buffalo, St. John the Baptist in Kenmore before becoming pastor at St. Bartholomew in Buffalo. In 1975 he was assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niagara Falls for 21 years before retiring from active administrative duties.
Msgr. Scanlan is survived by his nephew, John F (Mary Margaret) Scanlan Jr; great niece, Beth Ann Scanlan; great nephews, John F. Scanlan III, Timothy Scanlan, and Thomas Scanlan. A cousin, Joe (Kate) Scanlan. He was predeceased by his brother John (Tanky) Scanlan and sister-in-law Sue Scanlan-Jones.
Due to recent circumstances, funeral services and interment in Stella Niagara Cemetery will be held privately for the family. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial offerings may be made to the Retired Diocesan Priests Medical Fund, Diocese of Buffalo, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Arrangements by M.J. Colucci & Son Niagara Funeral Chapel.