Deceased Friars


Anthony Fox, OFM

Anthony Fox

1904 – 1945

Fr. Anthony Fox was born July 7, 1904 in Providence, R.I. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., he entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1923 and professed temporary vows one year later. Fr. Anthony made his solemn profession in 1927 and was ordained in 1930.

He spent his priestly ministry doing parochial work at St. Anne’s Parish, Fair Lawn, N.J., St. Joseph Parish, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., St. Francis Parish in Lenoir, N.C., St. Francis of Assisi Parish in New York City and St. Elizabeth Parish in Denver. Fr. Anthony also served with the Province’s Mission Band.

He died on April 4, 1945 in St. Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla. Fr. Anthony was 40 years old, a professed friar for 20 years and a priest for 14 years.

Each of us should be called a lesser brother, a Friar Minor. Each one of us should wash the feet of the others.”

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Anthony Fox, OFM

Anthony Fox

1904 – 1945

Fr. Anthony Fox was born July 7, 1904 in Providence, R.I. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., he entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1923 and professed temporary vows one year later. Fr. Anthony made his solemn profession in 1927 and was ordained in 1930.

He spent his priestly ministry doing parochial work at St. Anne’s Parish, Fair Lawn, N.J., St. Joseph Parish, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., St. Francis Parish in Lenoir, N.C., St. Francis of Assisi Parish in New York City and St. Elizabeth Parish in Denver. Fr. Anthony also served with the Province’s Mission Band.

He died on April 4, 1945 in St. Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla. Fr. Anthony was 40 years old, a professed friar for 20 years and a priest for 14 years.