The body of Bro Chacko Nettickattil was received from the mortuary of Caritas Hospital, Kottayam at 10.30 a.m. by Fr K.O. Thomas (Vice-Provincial), Fr Manual Mevada, Fr Kuriakose Cheepinkal, and relatives. The mortal remains were then carried to Bro Chacko’s home in Kothanalloor. By 06.15 p.m. the body was brought to the parish church of Kothanalloor. After praying the office of the dead in the presence of the parish community that had gathered for the regular Friday evening Mass and Novena, the body was brought to Don Bosco, Vaduthala by 08.30 p.m. Accompanying the ambulance were Fr K.O. Thomas, Fr Thomas Augustine (Rector, KGF), Fr Manuel Mevada and about 15 relatives of Bro Chacko.
On reaching Vaduthala, where brother had offered his valuable services for about 14 years, local people poured in to pay their respects. Salesian Priests of the communities around Cochin celebrated the Mass in which local people too participated. Large number of people continues to crowd around the body even as this report is being filed.
On Saturday (Feb 06) early morning the body will be placed in Thattazhathamma church and after the prayers, the body will be, by 06.30 a.m., taken to Don Bosco Bhavan, Mannuthy for the funeral services at 10.30 a.m.