Joseph P. Frary ’61

Joseph P. Frary ’61 died July 11, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Manila, Philippines. He died of liver cancer, after surviving a brain tumor, melanoma, and colon cancer. He was born in Farmington on August 26, 1939, and graduated from Farmington High School, which he attended wearing a jacket and tie every day. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, president of Phi Delta Psi, a James Bowdoin Scholar, and dean’s list student. He earned a bachelor of sacred theology from the General Theological Seminary in 1966 and a master’s degree in 1969 and doctorate in 1972, both from Fordham University. After doing parish work in Patterson, N.J., and the Church of the Transfiguration in New York City, he entered the Episcopalian monastery of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge. His subsequent career as a professor of theology, philosophy, and Greek took him to the Solomon Islands, South Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. He taught at the St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary in Manila until retirement and continued on there without pay with part-time priestly and professorial duties until his final illness. During stays in Farmington, he served as president of the Farmington Area Alumni Association and was a member of the Garden Club. His epitaph reads, “I lie here under protest but in the hope of eternal resurrection.” He is survived by brother John Frary and sisters Carolyn Roffler and Ann Kim.

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