Thomas Cosgrove, OFM
1868 – 1930
Fr. Thomas Cosgrove, OFM, was born in Newcastle, England, on May 27, 1868. He entered the novitiate in Allegany, N.Y., April 27, 1890, and professed temporary vows May 3, 1891.
Fr. Thomas made his profession of solemn vows May 3, 1894, and was ordained a priest June 24, 1896.
He served at the mission parish in Wanaque, N.J., and was as pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Allegany.
The greater part of his Franciscan life was spent as a professor and prefect at St. Bonaventure College and Seminary in Allegany.
Fr. Thomas died in Hoboken, N.J., on Aug. 9, 1930. He was 62 years old, a professed friar for 39 years and a priest for 34 years.