Father Edmund A. Castronovo is the son of the late Edmund M. Castronovo
and Lauretta E. Melfe Castronovo. He has two sisters: Lynda J. Castronovo,
who is the Principal of Scotia-Glenville High School in Scotia, NY; and
Mary Deidre Pignatiello, who is a beauty salon manager in Fairfax, VA.
He graduated from Hamilton Central High School in 1968.
Father attended Wadhams Hall Seminary in Ogdensburg, NY, and received
his Master's Degree in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of
America. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1976 by the Most
Rev. David F. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse.
His assignments as an associate pastor were in St Paul's, Norwich (1976-81);
St. Daniel's, Syracuse (1981-87); and Holy Trinity in Utica (1987-88). 
He has served as Pastor of St. Malachy's Church in Sherburne (1988-2000),
at St. Thomas' Church in New Hartford (2000-2002), and Administrator
of St. Joseph's Church in Oneida (2002-2008).
For two years before becoming Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church,
Father was a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, serving as a teacher
at St. Gregory's Academy in Elmhurst, and assisting at the Fraternity's parish,
St. Michael's in Scranton, P A.

His housemate and buddy is Peppe, a Bichon-Frise/cocker spaniel who never
fails to charm all who come to the Rectory.

Back to main page