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Catholic Conference of Kentucky Mourns the Death of Vincent E. Senior

Frankfort, KY (June 26, 2003) – Thomas C. Kelly, O.P., Archbishop of Louisville today announced the untimely death of CCK Executive Director, Vincent E. Senior. Speaking on behalf of CCK’s Board of Directors, Archbishop Kelly, O.P. stated, "Vince Senior served the Kentucky bishops and his Church well during this past year as Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky. Time and time again, he proved himself to be a very effective negotiator as he represented the Bishops and the Catholic people of Kentucky in Frankfort. He also was a wonderful person—a man of virtue and principle, and a devoted husband, father, and brother. We were lucky to have known him." Vince Senior was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m. at Suburban Hospital in Louisville this morning following surgery to repair an aneurysm.

The Roman Catholic bishops of Kentucky extend their deepest sympathies to Vince’s family on this sudden and tragic loss. His family surrounded Vince at the time of his death.

Vince Senior joined CCK as Executive Director in July of 2002. Senior was retired from the Reynolds Metals Company where he was employed for 37 years. He is a former plant manager at the Reynolds aluminum foil operation in Louisville and Richmond, Virginia. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Senior served as Corporate Director, Public Affairs managing Reynolds’ state and local government relations across the U.S.

Kentucky’s Catholic community, CCK staff and the Catholic bishops of Kentucky are indebted to his all too short work to protect human life and dignity and seeking the common good for all in society.

Funeral visitation is scheduled for Friday June 27, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ratterman’s Funeral Home, located at 3711 Lexington Road in Louisville, KY. A prayer vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. The mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Assumption Church, on Saturday June 28, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in Louisville.

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky is the public policy arm of the state’s four Roman Catholic Bishops.

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