Rochester Churches Monroe County
St. Francis of Assisi


Location: Monroe County, Rochester SW
Address: 83 Whitney St. Map
Parish formed: 1929 [chapel], 1935 [parish]
Present church built: Pre-1929 as movie theater; dedicated Aug. 15, 1929 as chapel
Present affiliation: Closed
Date closed: Aug. 15, 2000
Web site: n/a


  • Fr. Adolph L. Gabbani, Aug. 15, 1929-1935
  • Msgr. Joseph A. Cirrincione, June 1, 1935-Dec. 7, 1937 [Administrator], Dec. 7, 1937-May 1977 [Pastor; upon retirement]
  • Dennis J. Shaw, May 9, 1977-June 30, 1987
  • Fr. Peter A. Deckman, June 30, 1987-June 28, 1994
  • Fr. David P. Reid SS.CC., June 28, 1994-June 25, 1996 [upon Congregation of the Sacred Hearts leaving Rochester]
  • Fr. Paul J. Tomasso, June 25, 1996-Aug. 15, 2000


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