Date of Death: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Ordained February 3rd. 1979 Rev. Msgr. Peter W. Zendzian served the Diocese of Brooklyn as pastor of Saint Matthias (Ridgewood), Holy Cross (Maspeth), and Our Lady of Czestochowa-Saint Casimir (Brooklyn), as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Margaret (Middle Village), Saint Rose of Lima (Queens), Saint Francis of Assisi (Brooklyn), Saint Francis de Sales (Belle Harbor) and Saint Joseph (Long Island City).
He was appointed to the Catholic Migration and Refugee Office and as Coordinator of the Polish Apostolate. Monsignor Zendzian was released from diocesan assignment to serve as Director of Immigration Services for the New York Regional Office of the Office of Migration and Refugees Services of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC). On June 29, 2001, he was named Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Chapter of Lomza, by the Bishop of Lomza. On May 20, 2007, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness.
Msgr. Zendzian is survived by his sister, Barbara Albanese, dear brother-in-Law Victor, and loving nieces Michelle and Christina.
Vigil Mass was offered at St. Matthias Church on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Matthias Church on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11 AM. Interment followed at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, NY
Under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue Maspeth, NY 11378