Wilfrid Villarrubia, My Father, RIP

My Father, Wilfrid A. Villarrubia, died at 5:08 AM on All Souls Day, in the Intensive Care Unit of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

He had received Extreme Unction on Wednesday and the Apostolic Blessing yesterday morning (All Saints Day). The prayers for the dying were recited at that time, too. We prayed the traditional prayers of commendation for a departing soul when he breathed his last some seventeen hours later. He was wearing his brown scapular, and this coming is the First Saturday of the Month.

While in the hospital, Dad had the ministrations of no fewer than four priests. Two were traditional-rite priests, who administered Extreme Unction, and then the Apostolic Blessing respectively. Two were CMC hospital chaplains, who were very good to give him a blessing and offer words of consolation to the family who were keeping vigil at his side.

God is good.

Prayers for his soul would be much appreciated. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.


  • M.

    Brother André Marie, may I ask you to contact me? I am praying for the repose of the soul of your dear father. God bless you and your mother in this sad time.

  • So sorry for your loss Brother Andre Marie, may he rest in peace. But such a great consolation to hear how he died with the Sacraments. God bless you.


    Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad but glad to see his final days were in the hands of the best Catholicism has to offer.

  • CR89

    My condolences to you and your family, Brother Andre. My father died five years ago this December and I know how very difficult it is when a man loses his father. May God grant your father eternal rest and be assured of my prayers.

  • Eleonore

    To Rita, CR89, M., and Edward, Thank you for your prayers and condolences on the loss of my husband, Will. He was a good husband, father and grandfather. May he rest in peace. God bless you all.

  • Z.M.

    I am sorry for your loss Brother Andre Marie. I pray that your father is already in glory with God, the Most Holy Virgin Mary and the Angels and Saints. May our Lord comfort you in your affliction.

  • Eleonore

    Dear Z.M. – Thank you for your kind words. Will was blessed by four wonderful priests before he died. He had the Last Sacraments, the Apostolic Blessing and had recently gone to Confession. He was a faithful husband, father, good grandpa and his Catholic Faith was of utmost importance in his life. I also pray that he is in Glory. God bless you and all others who share our grief.