REV. DANIEL W.J. MCNICHOL

Posted On August 7th, 2011 -

REV. DANIEL W.J. MCNICHOL

Rev. Daniel W.J. McNichol, who has served the Diocese of Honolulu since 1968, died in Honolulu on July 29. He was 70 and a priest for 44 years. Funeral Service will be held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa: Wake on Wednesday August 10: Visitation at 6 pm and Wake Service at 7 pm; Thursday August 11: Visitation at 9 am, Funeral Mass at 11 am, and Burial at Mililani Memorial Park at 1:30 pm. He was born in Philadelphia on March 17, 1941, to Joseph and Jeanette (Bucky) McNichol. He was educated in Catholic schools in Philadelphia, and in Wildwood, N.J. He attended the University of St. Jerome in Ontario, Canada, and then Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsbury, Maryland. He was ordained for the Diocese of Camden, N.J., on May 20 1967. Father McNichol moved to Hawaii in 1968. His first island assignment was at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Pearl City (1969-1973). He was incardinated into the Diocese of Honolulu on April 8, 1972. Other parishes that he served were: St. John Vianney Parish, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, St. Sophia Parish in Molokai, St Elizabeth Church, Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, and in 1999 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Over the years, he was a member of the diocesan priest senate, the College of Consultors, and the Presbyteral Council. He was also chaplain or spiritual director of the Filipino Catholic Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies. After a series of strokes forced him to retire about 12 years ago, he shared a duplex home in Kalihi with the family of his close friend and former parish secretary, James Uy, now a high school math teacher at Maryknoll School. He kept an active retirement despite his health problems. He regularly celebrated Mass and the sacraments on Oahu’s military bases from Barber’s Point to Ft. DeRussy to Schofield Barracks. For years he also celebrated daily Mass for the Christian Brothers at Damien Memorial School.


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