Fr. Frank Burshnick, SCJ

Rev. Francis Joseph Burshnick, SCJ, 82, of Pinellas Park, entered eternal life on February 21, 2020. He professed First Vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart on Sept. 8, 1966 and was ordained on March 1, 1970. Rev. Burshnick served in parish ministry in the Rio Grande Valley for 14 years and in northern Mississippi for 17 years. He had been retired from active ministry and living in Pinellas Park, since 2007. Although retired, Fr. Frank continued his ministry, serving Mass at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, sharing his faith through nursing home visitations & bringing comfort to the homeless at Pinellas Hope. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Jones; his brothers, Gerald & Robert Brushnick and members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.

Local Service: at the Priest of the Sacred Heart residence, on Tuesday February 25, 2020 from 8:00 am
prior to Mass being celebrated in the Chapel at 10:30 am.

Priests of the Sacred Heart residence is located at: 6701 82nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL. 33781.

Wisconsin Service & Interment: Wake service in the Good Shepherd Chapel of the Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake Residence in Franklin, Wisconsin on Friday February 28th at 9:30 am with funeral liturgy at 10:30 am and his interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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Don & Rosemary Chill
9 months ago

Our prayer group is in total shock! Father Frank met with us in Clearwater for our weekly Friday rosary group for many years. He had a beautiful spirit and always led us to look for the positives in life. We were getting ready to celebrate his 50th anniversary to the priesthood next month. He will be deeply missed. God rest his soul. Love you, Father Frank! ❤

Karen Burshnic Greene
9 months ago

I remember your ordination like it was yesterday. It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years. I am so glad we kept in touch. Rest easy, Uncle

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