Deceased Friars


Malcolm MacDonald, OFM

Malcolm MacDonald

1921 – 1995

Fr. Malcolm MacDonald, OFM, was born on May 21, 1921 in Erving, Mass. He attended St. Joseph’s Serpahic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., from 1938 to 1943 and was received that year into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J. Fr. Malcolm professed temporary vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1947 and was ordained in 1949.

His first assignment was to St. Stephen of Hungary Parish in New York City. Next, he went to St. Joseph’s Parish in Winsted, Conn., where he served as a member of the Province’s Mission Band for 10 years. He then went to Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., for 10 years in the same capacity. In 1970, he joined the community at St. Francis Chapel in Colonie, N.Y., where he remained for 22 years. Fr. Malcolm joined the ministerial team at St. Francis Chapel, Providence, R.I. In 1994, he retired to St. Anthony Friary in St. Petersburg, Fla., transferring shortly after to Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J.

He died there on March 2, 1995. Fr. Malcolm was 73 years old, a professed friar for 50 years and a priest for 45 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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Malcolm MacDonald, OFM

Malcolm MacDonald

1921 – 1995

Fr. Malcolm MacDonald, OFM, was born on May 21, 1921 in Erving, Mass. He attended St. Joseph’s Serpahic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., from 1938 to 1943 and was received that year into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J. Fr. Malcolm professed temporary vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1947 and was ordained in 1949.

His first assignment was to St. Stephen of Hungary Parish in New York City. Next, he went to St. Joseph’s Parish in Winsted, Conn., where he served as a member of the Province’s Mission Band for 10 years. He then went to Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., for 10 years in the same capacity. In 1970, he joined the community at St. Francis Chapel in Colonie, N.Y., where he remained for 22 years. Fr. Malcolm joined the ministerial team at St. Francis Chapel, Providence, R.I. In 1994, he retired to St. Anthony Friary in St. Petersburg, Fla., transferring shortly after to Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J.

He died there on March 2, 1995. Fr. Malcolm was 73 years old, a professed friar for 50 years and a priest for 45 years.