Frederick J. Winn, O.S.A.

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1906 – 1962 (April 24)

Frederick John Winn was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on March 18, 1906, to Peter Winn and Emma Grandpre. He received his early education at Saint Mary’s Grammar School, and then at Lawrence High School, after which he entered Augustinian Academy on Staten Island, New York, as a postulant. In 1929, he was received into the novitiate of Our Mother of Good Counsel in New Hamburg, N.Y. in 1928, and made his profession of simple vows on September 10, 1929, and solemn vows in 1932. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Villanova that same year, and pursued theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1935 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.  

From 1936 until 1950, Father Winn was a teacher at Cascia Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1950, he was transferred to Saint Rita’s High School in Chicago, IL. Three years later, at the Chapter of 1953, he was elected prior of Saint Mary’s in Rockford, IL.In 1956, Father Winn became prior at Mendel High School in Chicago where he died on April 24, 1962 at the age of 56. He is buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Lawrence.