Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


LaSalette Father Hurley, Formerly Of Atlanta, Dies

Published October 2, 2008

Father Jim Hurley, a former parochial vicar at two parishes in the Atlanta Archdiocese, died Sept. 15.

A LaSalette priest for more than 60 years, Father Hurley served in Connecticut, Florida and in Georgia. He was 90 when he died.

Father Hurley came to the Archdiocese of Atlanta in February 1991 and worked at Our Lady of LaSalette Church in Canton. In June 1993, he was assigned to St. Ann Church in Marietta. He retired from ministry there in 2000 and moved to the order’s provincial house in Connecticut.

His years included working as hospital chaplain, seminary superior and parish priest.

He was ordained on May 18, 1948, in Hartford, Conn. His first assignment was as director and recruiter of vocations for the Hartford LaSalette Minor Seminary where he served until 1961.

He then became the director of the LaSalette Seminary in Altamont, N.Y., serving there until 1965.

A parish priest at St. James Church in Danielson, Conn., for four years, Father Hurley then became superior of the LaSalette Minor Seminary in Cheshire, Conn., where he served until 1972.

From 1972 until 1991, Father Hurley served as a hospital chaplain at the Intermediate Reformatory in Miami and as a parish priest in Miami. In 1991, he came to the Archdiocese of Atlanta, serving at Our Lady of LaSalette Parish in Canton and at Our Lady of the Mountains Mission in Jasper.

Those wishing to send remembrances or donations to the Missionaries of LaSalette Retirement Fund in Father Hurley’s honor may send them to Missionaries of LaSalette, 915 Maple Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2330.