Claude Kellerman, OFM
1902 – 1947
Fr. Claude Kellerman, OFM, was born in Manchester, N.H., on March 2, 1902. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., and entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J., on Aug. 24, 1931. He professed temporary vows on Aug. 25, 1932, and made his profession of solemn vows Sept. 17, 1935.
Fr. Claude was ordained a priest in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 1938. His first and only assignment was to St. Elizabeth Friary in Denver, where, in his second year as guardian of the friary, he died in St. Anthony’s Hospital on May 9, 1947. He was 45 years old, a professed friar for 14 years, and a priest for 8 years.