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Father Clemente Battad Mauricio

November 25, 1934 June 6, 2021
Father Clemente Battad Mauricio
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Obituary for Father Clemente Battad Mauricio

Clemente Battad Mauricio, well known as “Father Mauricio”, was born November 25, 1934, in Zambales, Philippines to Victor and Esperanza Mauricio. He passed away at home on June 6, 2021, at the age of 86 years old in Leesville, Louisiana. Father Mauricio was committed to his ministry as a Catholic priest to all. He had many friendships, across the U.S. and in the Philippines.
His greatest pride was serving our country for over 25 years in the U.S. Army as a Major and Chaplain. Many of his assignments were in the East Coast of the U.S. and included Europe and Asia and Fort Polk, Louisiana. Major Chaplain Mauricio finally retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 at the age of 74.
Prior to joining the U.S. Army, for over 15 years, Father Mauricio served as an associate priest to several Catholic church parishes in Southern California near his closest brother, family, relatives, and friends.
Some often wonder, as a young child full of mischief, why did he become a priest? “Clemente” was his mother’s pride and joy. He was very close to his mother. When she passed away, he was at a loss and determined to join the priesthood. He completed four years of priesthood training in Australia. In 1962, he was ordained as a Catholic priest in San Marcelino, Zambales. He was assigned to Sacred Heart Missionaries as a Vocation Recruiter where he taught young aspiring priests.
Beyond retiring in 2008, Father Mauricio enjoyed saying mass for the Spanish Congregation at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (for over 10 years) and never missed a meal with them. He was greatly loved by all in the local community. Additionally, he had a mischievous humor about him we will all miss.
He will be remembered for his love of gardening and cooking. He was independent and resourceful making his catfish adobo and pickled, jarred fruit and vegetables from his garden. His close friends have shared that he maintained his own little “Garden of Eden” at his home by Vernon Lake.
Father Mauricio lived a life of frugality amid having all the means of being blessed. Rather than fly on an airplane round trip, he would drive across the country. With his faithful truck equipped with meals and gifts of homemade jarred fruit and veggies, he would drive and venture out to visit friends along the way to see his family on the west coast.
Father Mauricio is survived by his brother’s family, nieces and nephews, and numerous relatives in the U.S. and the Philippines.
Father Mauricio was preceded in death by his siblings, Tasing and Conching Mauricio, Conchita, Juanito Sr., Berting and Amparo Mauricio, and Agapito, Librada, and Roman Fabunan.
A funeral mass will be offered by Bishop Robert Marshall Jr. and celebrated with Father Dan Hart and CH (MAJ) Arek Ochalek at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 604 S. 5th Street Leeville, LA on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
A visitation will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with a rosary being prayed at 10:00 a.m. Father Mauricio will receive military honors at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all who showed genuine love and support for Father Mauricio.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

22

Jun

7:00 AM 6/22/2021 7:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
St Michael's Catholic Church

604 South 5th St.
Leesville , LA 71446

St Michael's Catholic Church
604 South 5th St. Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Rosary

Tuesday

22

Jun

10:00 AM 6/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
St Michael's Catholic Church

604 South 5th St.
Leesville , LA 71446

St Michael's Catholic Church
604 South 5th St. Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

22

Jun

11:30 AM 6/22/2021 11:30:00 AM
St Michael's Catholic Church

604 South 5th St.
Leesville , LA 71446

St Michael's Catholic Church
604 South 5th St. Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Service

Tuesday

22

Jun

1:00 PM 6/22/2021 1:00:00 PM
Central Louisiana Veterans' Cemetery

3348 University Parkway
Leesville, LA 71446

Father Mauricio will receive military honors at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Louisiana veterans Cemetery.

Central Louisiana Veterans' Cemetery
3348 University Parkway Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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