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Mass to remember Valero

Observer staff report | Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Mass of Remembrance for sophomore Sean Valero will be held Thursday at 10 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart for the entire University community.

Valero, a native of Niskayuna, N.Y. and a resident of Keenan Hall, died last week.

University president Fr. John Jenkins asked members of the Notre Dame community to keep Valero and his family in their thoughts and prayers in a Friday statement.

“On behalf of the Notre Dame community, my deepest condolences go out to Sean’s family and friends,” Jenkins said. “My prayers are with them during this difficult time.”

Fr. Joseph Carey, interim director of campus ministry, will preside over the ceremony. Fr. Tom Doyle, vice president of Student Affairs, will deliver the homily.

A visitation in Valero’s memory will be held today at the Daly Funeral Home, located at 242 McClellan Street in Schenectady, N.Y., from 4 to 7 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Schenectady on 2216 Rosa Road.