Retired Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, a native son and former auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, died July 11 at age 84, it was announced by the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Kmiec was born and raised in Trenton, growing up in the city’s St. Hedwig Parish. He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Trenton in August 1982 and served the Diocese under then-Bishop John C. Reiss until he was named 10th bishop of Nashville in October 1992. He served in Nashville for 12 years until he was appointed Bishop of Buffalo in October 2004, retiring from there in May 2012.
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shared the announcement of Bishop Kmiec’s death early July 12.
“Bishop Kmiec maintained many friendships among the priests of the Diocese of Trenton, getting together with them frequently during return visits to his retirement home in Brick. He was loved and admired,” Bishop O’Connell said.
For more on the life and legacy of Bishop Kmiec, visit the Diocese of Buffalo website HERE.