Father Thomas M. Feeney, 94, a high school and seminary educator for most of his career, died May 19.
He was born in Minersville, Pa., the son of the late Frank and the late Mary (Donahue) Feeney. He attended St. Vincent de Paul School, Minersville, Minersville High School, and Penn State College, Minersville, before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
He was ordained May 22, 1948 by Bishop J. Carroll McCormick at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. He attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from which he received his doctorate in canon law in 1951.
His assignments include chaplain of the Catholic Home in Marple, and parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Philadelphia.
He served on the faculty of Roman Catholic High School and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he was a professor of Latin and Greek. He also served as assistant rector of St. Joseph in the Hills Retreat House, Malvern. He retired from active ministry in 1995.
Father Feeney’s funeral Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at St. Francis Country House on Saturday, May 24. Concelebrants included Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan and Msgr. William A. Dombrow, who was the homilist.
Father Feeney is survived by nieces and nephews.
Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon.
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