Dominican Friars’ Cemetery

Francis Charles Duffy, O.P.

Francis Charles Duffy, O.P. Born:  June 21, 1931 Professed:  August 16, 1954 Ordained:  June 16, 1960 Died:   March 21, 2006 Charlie Duffy began his Dominican life in the Novitiate in 1953, was ordained in 1960, and following one more year of studies, taught at Aquinas High School in Columbus, OH for three years. Then Read more…

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John Peter Gerhard, O.P.

John Peter Gerhard, O.P. Jubilarian Born: February 22, 1923 Professed: October 6, 1947 Ordained: June 5, 1953 Died: March 18, 2005 A native of Providence, RI, John Peter Gerhard was born on February 22, 1923, and following his elementary and high school education, entered Providence College in 1940. He served in the military in Europe Read more…

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William Brendan Tarrier, O.P.

William Brendan Tarrier, O.P. Born: April 1, 1920 Professed: Sept. 29, l944 Ordained: June 5, l947 Died: February 13, 2005 Although most of Fr. Brendan Tarrier’s priestly ministry was parochial, his very first assignment was as a professor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was much beloved by his students. The beginning Read more…

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Robert Justin Hennessey, O.P.

Robert Justin Hennessey, O.P. Born:  May 22, 1929 Professed:  September 15, 1950 Ordained:  June 8, 1956 Died:  December 7, 2003 Father Robert Justin Hennessey, O.P., a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease in the evening of December 7, 2003, at Mohun Health Care Center, under the care Read more…

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Richard Mark Heath, O.P.

Richard Mark Heath, O.P. Jubilarian Born:  April 20, 1918 Professed:  August 16, 1941 Ordained:  June 5, 1947 Died: December 4, 2005 Father Richard Mark Heath, O.P., was born on April 20, 1918, in Jamaica Plain, MA, to Leslie John Heath and Genevieve Isabella Stapleton. Educated at St. Joseph’s Grammar and High School in Somerville, MA, Read more…

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John Peter Farrell, O.P.

John Peter Farrell, O.P. Jubilarian Born:  December 30, 1907 Professed:  August 16, 1933 Ordained:  May 17, 1939 Died:  November 25, 2003 Father John Peter Farrell, who was known in the Province as “Pete”, was born on December 10, 1907, in West Warwick, RI, the son of Emma Louise (Walsh) and John Francis Farrell. He had Read more…

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Raymond Martin McCabe, O.P.

Raymond Martin McCabe, O.P. Jubilarian Born:  November 1, 1914 Professed:  August 16, 1941 Ordained:  June 5, 1947 Died:  November 22, 2005 Fr. Raymond Martin McCabe, O.P., died on November 22, 2005, at the Mohun Health Care Center of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus, OH. He received the loving care Read more…

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Bernard Christopher McCabe, O.P.

Bernard Christopher McCabe, O.P. Cooperator Brother, Jubilarian Born: November 13, 1916 Professed: July 10, 1937 Died: October 5, 2004 In the provincial office file of Brother Chris (as he was known to all), opposite each of his assignments, to say what he had done there, is written “Brother’s Duty”. In a way, that simple phrase Read more…

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