Thaddeus Hall, OFM
1884 – 1941
Fr. Thaddeus Hall, OFM, was born on Dec. 1, 1884 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., and entered the novitiate in 1916. He professed temporary vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1920, and was ordained in 1923.
He was plagued by a long illness, but served faithfully and successfully as a parish priest in many places throughout Holy Name Province. His first assignment was to St. Joseph Parish in East Rutherford, N.J., where he served from 1923 to 1931. He then served at ministries in Paterson, N.J., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and for one year at Holy Name College. He also ministered in Winsted, Conn., Denver, and Croghan, N.Y.
He died on Nov. 28, 1941 in Croghan. Fr. Thaddeus was 57 years old, a professed friar for 24 years, and a priest for 18 years.