United States Navy

Joseph Bede McGroarty, O.P.

Joseph Bede McGroarty, O.P. Jubilarian Born: May 14, 1917 Professed: Aug. 6, 1940 Ordained: Jun. 6, 1946 Died: Apr. 3, 2007 On the morning of April 3, 2007, Father Joseph Bede McGroarty, O.P., died peacefully in the Lord at the age of 90. His long and fruitful life began on May 14, 1917 in Quincy, Read more…

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Robert Dennis Riley, O.P.

Robert Dennis Riley, O.P. Born: Jul. 3, 1926 Professed: Aug. 16, 1954 Ordained: Jun. 16, 1960 Died: Dec. 28, 2006 Father Robert Dennis Riley, O.P., died in George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, at the age of 80, as the result of a fall and severe head injury from which he never regained consciousness. A Read more…

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Charles Valerian Lucier, O.P.

Charles Valerian Lucier, O.P. Jubilarian Birth: October 24, 1913 Profession: August 16, 1935 Ordination: June 5, 1941 Died: November 20, 1997 Charles Jeremiah Lucier was born in Mattoon, IL the youngest of five sons born to Emery and Catherine (Bauer) Lucier. After attending St. Joseph parochial school in that city, and its public high school, Read more…

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John Patrick McGovern, O.P.

John Patrick McGovern, O.P. Born: November 23, 1925 Professed: August 16, 1953 Ordained: June 5, 1959 Died: August 16, 2005 John Patrick McGovern was born in Providence, RI, on November 23, 1925.  His early education was completed there at St. Patrick’s elementary school and at LaSalle Academy.  During the Second World War, he served with Read more…

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