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Rev. Daniel M. Trainor

August 5, 2019
Rev. Daniel M. Trainor
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God looked around his garden and found and empty place.
Then he looked down upon the earth and saw a tired face.
He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were getting harder and harder to climb, so he closed weary eyelids and whispered, “Peace be Thine.”
He wrapped loving arms around his lamb, to comfort and promise eternal rest. God’s garden must be beautiful; he only takes the best.


Very Rev. Daniel M.Trainor, 83, Pastor Emeritus of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Providence entered eternal rest on Monday at St. Elizabeth Home.

Born in Providence, he was son of the late William J. and Mary Katherine (Martin) Trainor, Sr. Upon graduation from LaSalle Academy in 1953, Dan Trainor entered Our Lady of Providence Seminary. He continued his studies at St. Mary ‘s Seminary in Baltimore and returned to Our Lady of Providence Seminary before being ordained by Most Rev. Bishop Russell J. McVinney in May 1961. Having received all his sacraments at the Assumption Church, he celebrated his first Mass there the next day. Over the next decade Fr. Trainor would serve as assistant pastor at St. Francis Church in Wakefield, St. Rita Church in Warwick, St. Leo Church in Pawtucket and for seven years at St. Theresa Church of Providence. In 1971, he was assigned to the Assumption Church where he would spend the next 36 years serving as administrator of the team ministry and being named Pastor in 1986. He retired as Pastor Emeritus in 2006. In addition to his parish duties, Father served as Dean of Deanery 10 for three terms; was a member of the Council of Priests and of the College of Consultors (2000-2008).

In 1982, Fr. Trainor and Sister Angela Daniels founded the Genesis Center in the former Assumption School to assist refugees from Southeast Asia who were settling in the city’s west end. The center provided an invaluable service to those in the greatest need. Father Trainor was a man of faith and an advocate for social justice spreading his love across many cultures. Recognized for his service to the community, Fr. Dan was a member of the LaSalle Academy Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Diocesan Lumen Gentium Award and the Jefferson Award. He proudly served as Grand Marshall of the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2003.

He leaves a sister, Marcia A. Trainor of Warwick; a nephew, Daniel C. Trainor (Helena) of Poughquag, NY; a niece, Kara E. Randall (Matthew) of West Greenwich; he was ‘Grandan’ to his great nephews, Conor and Cameron Randall and great niece, Delia; He was the brother-in-law of Barbara Hamilton Trainor of Providence and leaves many beloved cousins in Ireland. He was the brother of the late William J. Trainor (Patricia A. Hyman) and Joseph T. Trainor, Esq.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of Father’s soul on Saturday at 10 AM in the Assumption of the Blessed Mary Church, 791 Potters Avenue, Providence. Calling Hours will be in the church on Friday from 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to the Assumption Church will be appreciated. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. www.trainorfh.com.


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Visitation

Friday

9

Aug

3:00 PM 8/9/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/9/2019 8:00:00 PM
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

791 Potters Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
791 Potters Avenue Providence 02907 RI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

10

Aug

10:00 AM 8/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

791 Potters Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
791 Potters Avenue Providence 02907 RI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Ann Cemetery Final Resting Place

77 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920

77 Church Street Cranston 02920 RI
United States

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

791 Potters Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
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