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Former Grafton Priest Killed in Fond du Lac County Bike Accident

Fr. Vic Capriolo served at the St. Joseph Parish in Grafton from 1977-81.

A former priest at St. Joseph Parish in Grafton was killed Wednesday while riding a bicycle in Fond du Lac County.

Fr. Vic Capriolo served St. Bernard from 1992-98, according to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

According to the Associated Press, Capriolo was crossing the Highway 151 bypass on the Prairie Trail when he was hit by a car driven by a 74-year-old woman. Capriolo, 67, died at the scene.

In a statement, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki said. “I was deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the tragic accident that took the life of Fr. Victor Capriolo last night in Fond du Lac. Fr. Vic had a passion for Catholic social teaching and an insatiable love for the Gospel.  His parishioners and the people of Fond du Lac knew him as someone who would do anything to support the poor and the disenfranchised.  We ask everyone to keep his family, friends and the parishioners of Holy Family Parish in their prayers.”

Capriolo also served in Whitefish Bay at from 1982-88 and at  in Wauwatosa from 1992-98.

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