Rev. Gregory C. LeStrange
unknown - December 13, 2011
Rev. Gregory C. LeStrange, 55, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Francis House. Born in Binghamton on Wednesday, April 11, 1956, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 15, 1982. Father Gregg was a graduate of Catholic Central School in Binghamton and a 1978 graduate of Le Moyne College. He also graduated from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.
Father Gregg served as associate pastor at St. John the Baptist Church in Syracuse, Sacred Heart Church in Cicero and St. Mary's Church in Baldwinsville. He later served as pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville until July 2006 when he began serving as pastor at St. Joseph's Church in Camillus.
Involved in many community activities, Father Gregg was also currently serving on the board of directors of Catholic Charities, Francis House, Le Moyne College and the Samaritan Center. In 2003 he received the Bishop Medallion Award for the House of Providence and in 2009 he received the Samaritan Center Award.
Father Gregg was predeceased by his mother, Elaine S. Murphy LeStrange; father, Lewis J. LeStrange; and sister, Linda M. LeStrange.
Surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian L. and Sarah LeStrange of Tampa, Florida, and Scott J. and Amy LeStrange of Onondaga Hill. In addition to his brothers, Father Gregg is survived by his nieces and nephews, Matthew and Emma, Alexandria, Grant, Francesca, Wesley and Spencer; and several aunts, uncles and cousins whom he dearly loved.
Relatives and friends called from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Joseph's Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A Vigil Service followed at 7 p.m. with Rev. Paul Alciati and Deacon Mike Letizia officiating. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at St. Joseph’s Church. Father Gregg was laid to rest Saturday, December 17 in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church "Faith In Action" Building Fund Campaign, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031; Catholic Charities, 1654 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse, NY 13204; Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208; Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214; or to Samaritan Center, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.