George F. Loomis, O.S.A.

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1881 – 1935 (June 30)

George Francis Loomis, son of Frederick Loomis and Mary Vaughan, was born in Lansingburg, New York, on September 23, 1881, and was baptized in Saint Augustine Church there on October 2, 1881. He entered the novitiate at Villanova, PA in 1904, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Prendergast in the Philadelphia Cathedral on May 14, 1910.

After ordination, Father Loomis was stationed as an assistant at Saint Mary’s in Lawrence, MA until 1922, when he was appointed Master of Novices at Villanova. When the novitiate, which was founded largely through his efforts, was opened at New Hamburg, NY, he became its first Master. From 1926 to 1932, he was prior at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Staten Island, N.Y. Later he was prior of the community at Saint Laurence O’Toole Parish in Lawrence, MA.

Father Loomis died at Saint Laurence’s on June 30, 1935 at the age of 54. He is buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Lawrence.