Cardinal Edward Egan, former Bridgeport bishop, dies

Area Catholics are mourning the death of Cardinal Edward Egan who once served as bishop in Bridgeport for 12 years. The 82-year-old former church leader

The 82-year-old former church leader went into cardiac arrest after eating lunch yesterday.

The 82-year-old former church leader went into cardiac arrest after eating lunch yesterday. (3/6/15)

NEW YORK - Area Catholics are mourning the death of Cardinal Edward Egan who once served as bishop in Bridgeport for 12 years.

The 82-year-old former church leader went into cardiac arrest after eating lunch yesterday.

He died shortly later at a Manhattan hospital. 

Funeral arrangements are being made.

Cardinal Egan was ordained in 1957 and became Archbishop of New York in 2000.  A year later, he was elevated to Cardinal.

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