ST. AUGUSTINE – A funeral mass for Bishop Emeritus Victor Galeone was held Tuesday at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.
Bishop Galone died Monday, May 29, at age 88. He led the Jacksonville-based Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine for 10 years.
Bishop Erik T. Pohlmeier, the current bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, said, “I am grateful for the legacy of Bishop Galeone. As I hear stories of his service in the Diocese of St. Augustine, the fruits of his efforts are obvious. There are many serving today who began their work and ministry under his care. May God welcome this faithful shepherd in the merciful heart of our savior.”
“Bishop Galeone was such a man of prayer. He led the Diocese of St. Augustine by embracing the whole spectrum of the culture of life,” said Bishop Emeritus Felipe J. Estévez, the tenth bishop of St. Augustine. “The mission of the church was his personal priority giving such care to people on the margins. Bishop Galeone was a bishop who witnessed the truth consistently and at all times,” he said.
Bishop Galeone is survived by his sisters Elisa Lemonds and Rose Marie Sterner and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.