Father Richard Woodarek

Phuket funeral to honor Father Richard


PHUKET: The funeral for Father Richard Woodarek, who served Phuket’s Catholic community for more than 40 years, will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Phuket Town on Wednesday at 10am.

Father Richard passed away on Friday. He was 82 years old and had spent more than half of his life in Thailand, most of that time in Phuket.

Bishop Joseph Pratan, bishop of the Diocese of Surat Thani, will officiate at the funeral, joined by Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers from all over Thailand, as well as parishioners from Assumption Church and other Catholic churches throughout Southern Thailand.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

Mary Doerflein
Phuket Gazette

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