Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Fr. Francis "Frank" Hay

The Reverend Frank Hay, 97, passed from this life to eternal life on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Father Hay was born on May 16, 1911 in Brooklyn, NY. He received his seminary training at Saint Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, IN and was ordained at the seminary on May 26, 1942. Father Hay served in the parishes of Blessed Sacrament in Wichita, St. Joseph in Yates Center, Immaculate Conception in Owl Creek, St. Martin in Piqua, St. Joseph in Humboldt, St. Jude in Wichita and Sacred Heart in Eureka. Father Hay retired from active ministry on June 1, 1975, He was residing at the Priest Retirement Center at the time of his death. A memorial has been established with St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund, c/o 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS, 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.Published in the Wichita Eagle November 13 and 14.