WEST RUTLAND — Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in West Rutland for Rev. Adam J. Krempa, 82, who died Oct. 4 at Mountain View Center. Officiating will be The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
He was born on April 30, 1931, the son of John and Sophia (Jagodzinski) Krempa.
He attended Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland and was a graduate of Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass.
He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.
He was employed by Central Vermont Public Service Corp. for 35 years.
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 1990, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by Bishop John A. Marshall.
Fr. Krempa’s priestly ministry began as parochial vicar at St. Anthony, Bethel from June 20, 1990 to June 15, 1993. He also served at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Middlebury from June 15, 1993 to June 23, 1999, and St. Robert, Chittenden and Our Lady of the Mountains, Killington from June 16, 1996 to June 23, 1999. His first pastorate was at St. Anne, Middletown Springs and St. Francis Cabrini, West Pawlet on June 23, 1999 to June 20, 2001. He also served as pastor at St. Raphael, Poultney from June 21, 2000 to Nov. 29, 2010 and as administrator for St. Anne, Middletown Springs from July 15, 2002 to Nov. 29, 2010.
Fr. Krempa was granted priestly status on Nov. 29, 2010.
Surviving are his sister, Jane Kelley and her husband Robert of West Rutland; a brother, John Krempa of West Rutland; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Stanley and Frank Krempa, and by sisters, Sister Mary Helene of the Felician Sisters of Enfield, Conn., Micoline Jakubowski, Anna Castle and Mary Tracy.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland and West Rutland.
This obituary first appeared in the October 10, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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