Wake services held for beloved Mott Haven Rev. John Grange at St. Jerome’s Church

Hundreds in Mott Haven attended wake services for Rev. John Grange, who was responsible for transforming St. Jerome’s Church, according to parishioners. Grange, 73, died

Grange, 73, died after a battle with cancer on Thursday.

Grange, 73, died after a battle with cancer on Thursday. (10/21/13)

MOTT HAVEN - Hundreds in Mott Haven attended wake services for Rev. John Grange, who was responsible for transforming St. Jerome’s Church, according to parishioners. 

Grange, 73, died after a battle with cancer on Thursday.

Raised in the Bronx, the Spanish-speaking reverend was credited with rebuilding the once impoverished South Bronx parish.

A Mass will be held tomorrow at the church located at 1160 Zerega Ave. Rev. Grange will then be buried in Queens at Calvary Cemetery.

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