January 12, 2018

Herron, Reverend Francis X.


1930 – 2018

 Reverend Francis X. Herron, died on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Father Herron was born on March 29, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is the son of the late Daniel J. Herron and Beatrice (Allen) Herron.  Father Herron attended Transfiguration Parochial School, Philadelphia, and West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Herron was ordained on May 19, 1955, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by Most Reverend John O’Hara, C.S.C.  Father Herron served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Stephen Parish, Port Carbon; Saint Peter Parish, Reading; Saint Joseph Parish, Ambler; Saint Patrick Parish, Malvern; Saint John Bosco Parish, Hatboro; Saint Matthew Parish, Philadelphia; Saint John the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Anne Parish, Philadelphia; and Saint Edmond Parish, Philadelphia.  He then served as pastor of Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Philadelphia and Saint Irenaeus Parish, Philadelphia; Parochial Vicar of Visitation B.V. M. Parish, Norristown and Senior Priest at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Southampton, until he retired in October 2002.

The Reception of the Body will be held at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Springfield, followed by a viewing.  Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Herron at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 11:00 AM.  Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Francis Mulranen, Reverend Wilfred Maloney, Reverend Edmond J. Speitel and Reverend Richard Hadyka (Diocese of Camden).  Reverend Zachary Navit will be the homilist.

Father Herron is survived by his sister-in-law Mary Herron and his nephews and niece, and many grandnephews and nieces. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon.