The Province is mourning the death of two friars’ relatives and a former friar.
G. Sarsfield Ford, 79, uncle of Lawrence Ford, OFM, of New York City, died May 19 in Farfield, Conn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held May 24 at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Farfield. Condolences may be sent to Sarsfield’s wife: Mrs. Barbara Ford, 97 Inwood Road, Farfield, CT 06825 and his brother: Lawrence Ford, Sr., 3212 Cranberry Rd., Olean, NY 14760.
Fr. Roger Tran Dinh Vinh, FSC, 94, uncle of Dac Tran, OFM, died May 12 in Besancon, France. He was a member of the De La Salle Brothers.
Fr. Aidan Leo (Finan) Lancaster, 92, a former friar and a priest for 59 years, died May 10 at St. Mary Health Care Center in Worcester, Mass. A funeral Mass was offered May 15 at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, Mass.
Editor’s note: Contact information for survivors of the deceased can be obtained by calling the Provincial Office at 646-473-0265.