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Deacon Apolonio Mejia

Deacon Apolonio Mejia, who served at the Parish of St. Anselm and St. Roch in the Bronx, died Feb. 21. He was 61.

Deacon Mejia served at St. Anselm’s since his ordination to the permanent diaconate in 2004. He assisted with the parish’s program for the homeless and the soup kitchen.

Born in Honduras, Deacon Mejia was active with the Garifuna community. The Garifuna language, an offshoot of the island Carib language, is spoken in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, and five children.

A Funeral Mass was offered Feb. 25 at St. Anselm’s Church. Burial followed at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, the Bronx.

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