Terence Egan, OFM
1911 – 1988
Br. Terence was born on June 4, 1911 in Lawrence, Mass. He had wanted to be a teacher and joined the Xaverian brothers in Baltimore. After completing three years of college work with them, he decided to join the Franciscans. Br. Terence entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., in 1940, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1945.
He served in various capacities at several locations, including St. Bonaventure Parish, Paterson, N.J., the Academy of Franciscan History in Berkeley, Calif., St. Anthony Shrine, Boston, Christ the King Seminary, Allegany, N.Y., St. Joseph Parish, Winsted, Conn., and St. Mary’s Parish, Providence, R.I. Br. Terence worked as secretary, sacristan, porter, and refectorian.
He died on Nov. 16, 1988 in Albuquerque, N.M. Br. Terence was 77 years old, a professed friar for 47 years.