Longtime Catholic leader Thomas Hadden dies in Pinehurst, NC - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

Local Catholic leader dies

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Monsignor Thomas Hadden, a longtime Catholic leader in Wilmington, passed away this morning in Pinehurst, NC.

There are few details about his death, but Monsignor Hadden had reportedly been ill for some time.

Local Catholics remember him well during his time as the lead priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wilmington during the 1980's and 1990's.

He moved to Raleigh several years ago before retiring to a nursing home for priests in Pinehurst.

No funeral arrangements have been announced.

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