Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

KIRWAN FR. THOMAS P. Age 68. May 30, 2011. Beloved son of the late Thomas and Mary. Fr. Tom was born and raised in Detroit. A graduate of St. John's Theology Seminary with a Bachelors in Philosophy and a Master's Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Seminary. He was ordained in June 1969. Fr. Tom served at Christ the King, St. Dorothy, St. Hilary, National Shrine of the Little Flower, Our Lady Queen of All Saints, St. Matthias, Divine Child, St. Blase and St. Raphael Parishes, retiring in January 2001. He enjoyed reading, playing racquetball, music and the theatre. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Saturday, In-state 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Detroit. Memorial contributions to the Archdiocese of Detroit, 305 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 are appreciated. Share your memories at

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Ed Haggerty06/03/2011

What a great guy. My mother's favorite seminarian, even when her two sons were in the seminary.

Barbara G.06/03/2011

A gentle, caring priest; always there when needed. His warm smile and hearty laugh lifted our spirits. He gave his all to God and the church.

Ron & Susan Smith06/03/2011

Father Tom Kirwan will always live within our memories as a most wonderful joyful and loving priest. We felt a special bond to Fr. Tom as we are sure everyone who ever met him did. So genuinely Christlike caring and loving. So special that he Baptised our son Stephen and was also there for our son Jeffrey and all of us at St. Dorothy and St. blase. We trust our Lord has already accepted Fr. Tom into His heavenly home of endless love and joy. Ron & Susan, Macon,Georgia

Steve Smith06/03/2011

Thank you Father Tom for all that you have done for me in my life. You'll always be in my Heart.

marianna vassallo08/02/2011

So sorry to hear of Father Thomas Kirwin's passing. I recently saw his name in Shrine's bulletin and wondered if he was the same as a dear school mate from St. Vincent De Paul in Detroit's Corktown. On seeing his picture here, it confirmed it. I remember him from our neighborhood and felt the pride when I had heard that he was entering the priesthood. He will be missed but the memories of his kind personality will be remembered forever. My love a3125nd prayers to his family

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