Former Bishop Donald Pelotte of the Archdiocese of Gallup died last week in Florida of an infection that affected his entire body.
Pelotte, whose father was Abenaki, moved to Florida after retiring two years ago in the wake of serious injuries he suffered at his home in Gallup. He said the injuries occurred in a fall, although authorities later questioned that account. (See previous post, here.)
KQRE reports that a vigil for Pelotte will be held at 7 tonight at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, and a Funeral mass is set for tomorrow at 11 a.m. He’ll be buried in the cathedral’s crypt.