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Deacon Joseph James Wall

Age 83, of New Hope, Kentucky

Deacon Joseph James Wall
Deacon Joseph James Wall, 83, of New Hope, KY, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at University of Louisville Hospital. Joe was born January 17, 1933 in New York City. He was a US Army Veteran and a retired employee of American Water Works in New Jersey. In 1975, he was part of the first permanent diaconate class ordained in the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. He served as a deacon for many years at St. Teresa Church in Summit, NJ and at St. Johns Church in Newark, NJ. Since 2002, he served as a deacon in Nelson County at St. Vincent de Paul in New Hope, Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, and Windsor Gardens Retirement Community. He was also a Third Order Dominican. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Bedelia Wall and two sons, Joseph and Thomas Wall. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Beirne Wall; his daughter, Mary Manion (Francis) of Bardstown, KY; 2 sons David Wall (Leal) of Harrington, DE and Samuel Wall of New Jersey, along with 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, New Hope, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 p.m. at the Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home, New Haven. With Prayer at 5 pm with Deacon Jim cecil.

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