The Reverend Patrick Henry Elliott died November 29, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah following an accidental fall near his residence. He was born September 8, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Cecil H. Elliott and Lorraine M. Quinn.
His early years were spent in Detroit, Michigan, where he graduated from the Holy Ghost Fathers Seminary High School. He received his BA degree from the Theological Seminary in Connecticut and a MA from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corner, Wisconsin. On May 19, 2000, he was ordained to the priesthood in Salt Lake's Cathedral of the Madeleine by the Most Reverend George H. Niederauer.
Father Elliott served five years as Associate Pastor at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and twelve years as Pastor of Holy Family parish in South Ogden, Utah. His experience in California's service industry, as well as his unique talents, facilitated his building of the new church, which was his delight. His warm relational skills, dynamic sermons and persuasive powers to initiate new parish programs and social activities endeared him to parishioners and significantly enriched parish life.
As a Fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a Knight Commander of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, Father Elliott provided support for members of the laity who appreciated his sense of humor and willingness to attend their gatherings.
Father is survived by his sister, Sharon Lee (Roger) Bernard as well as two nephews Christopher (Dena) Bernard and David (Brooks) Bernard and a niece, Laura (Jim) Bonar.
A Vigil service will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM, also at the Cathedral. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Ave. and “T” Street. For those unable to attend, visit www.starksfuneral.com to watch the Vigil and Funeral Mass live. Services will remain viewable on Starks Funeral Parlor website thereafter.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Holy Family Church Endowment, c/o The Catholic Foundation of Utah, 27 C Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103.
Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Share your memories and photos of Father Elliott at www.starksfuneral.com