Francis X. Gallogly, O.S.A.

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1935 – 2017 (July 7)

Francis Xavier Gallogly was born on February 19, 1935, in New York, New York, one of two sons of Patrick Gallogly and Mary Charles. He was baptized in Saint Pius Church, Bronx, New York on March 17, 1935, and received his primary education at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Parish School. He was then educated by the Marist Brothers at Saint Ann’s Academy, Manhattan, from 1948 to 1951, and at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, where he received his BA degree in 1956. From 1951 to 1953 he was a novice at the Marist Novitiate, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, where he completed his secondary education and entered the Marist Brothers with the name Brother Stephen Joachim, FMS. He taught at Mount Saint Michael Academy, New York, New York, from 1956 to 1958, and then left the Marists with a strong desire to become a priest in a religious community. He taught at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine High School, Bronx, New York, the following year. Frank entered our Order as a novice on September 9, 1959 at Good Counsel Novitiate, New Hamburg, New York, and professed simple vows on September 10, 1960, and solemn vows on September 10, 1963. In 1960, he attended Villanova University, and completed his philosophical studies in 1961. He pursued theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, DC, from 1961 to 1965, and obtained an MA in religious education. He also received an MA in English Literature from Villanova University in 1965, and did graduate studies at Fordham University, the Bronx. He was ordained to the priesthood at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church, the Bronx, on January 30, 1965, by Bishop John Maguire.

Father Frank was assigned to teach at Austin Preparatory School, Reading, Massachusetts, in 1965. The following year he was assigned to Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1974. He served in parish ministry at Assumption/Saint Paul Parish, Mechanicville, New York, from 1974 until 1977, at Immaculate Conception Parish, Hoosick Falls, New York, from 1977 until 1982, and at Saint Augustine Parish, Troy, New York, from 1982 until 1983. He was then assigned for one year to Saint Mary-Immaculate Conception Parish, Lawrence, Massachusetts. In 1984 he became Associate Director of Graduate Studies at Biscayne College, Miami, Florida. He returned to parochial ministry at Saint Augustine Parish, Andover, Massachusetts, in 1988, and in 1991 was assigned to Our Mother of Good Counsel Monastery, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts, and served as associate pastor at Immaculate Conception Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. From 1994 to 1997, he served again at Assumption/Saint Paul Parish, Mechanicville. From 1997 to 2000, he was transferred to Cassiciacum Friary, New Rochelle, New York, and served as an associate pastor at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan. From 2000 to 2002, he served at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Cape Coral, Florida, after which he was assigned to Saint Augustine Friary, Villanova, Pennsylvania, and was chaplain at Villa Saint Joseph, Flourtown, Pennsylvania. For health reasons, in 2005, he was assigned to Saint Thomas Monastery, Villanova, Pennsylvania. For the last several years of his life, Father Gallogly was a resident of Arden Courts, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, where he died in the early morning of July 7, 2017. 

Father Frank Gallogly was a consummate educator, having honed his skills through his formative years with the Marist Brothers, toward whom he always held a grateful and reverent respect. His years as an Augustinian allowed him to combine these with yet other talents both in the classroom and in pastoral ministry. His Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Thomas of Villanova Church on July 13th by Prior Provincial Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., with Father Francis Chambers, O.S.A. as homilist. Burial was in Assumption/Saint Paul Cemetery, Mechanicville, New York.