Deceased Friars


Walter F Armijo, OFM

Walter F. Armijo

1914 – 1996

Fr. Walter Armijo, OFM, was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 25, 1914. Following graduation from St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, N.Y., he was received into the Province’s novitiate in 1939. He professed temporary vows the following year.

In 1943, Fr. Walter made his profession of solemn vows and was ordained a priest in 1945.

Fr. Walter served as professor of history, Spanish and religion at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., from 1946 to 1987. For years, he offered morning Mass for the Sisters of St. Augustine and served as weekend assistant and director of a Third Order group in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. An athlete in his youth, he was an ardent fan of Siena basketball all his life.

After over forty years of teaching, he retired to St. Anthony Residence, Boston. Fr. Walter died in Massachusetts General Hospital Aug. 9, 1996. He was 82 years old, a professed friar for almost 56 years and a priest for 51 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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Walter F Armijo, OFM

Walter F. Armijo

1914 – 1996

Fr. Walter Armijo, OFM, was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 25, 1914. Following graduation from St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, N.Y., he was received into the Province’s novitiate in 1939. He professed temporary vows the following year.

In 1943, Fr. Walter made his profession of solemn vows and was ordained a priest in 1945.

Fr. Walter served as professor of history, Spanish and religion at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., from 1946 to 1987. For years, he offered morning Mass for the Sisters of St. Augustine and served as weekend assistant and director of a Third Order group in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. An athlete in his youth, he was an ardent fan of Siena basketball all his life.

After over forty years of teaching, he retired to St. Anthony Residence, Boston. Fr. Walter died in Massachusetts General Hospital Aug. 9, 1996. He was 82 years old, a professed friar for almost 56 years and a priest for 51 years.