SAMUEL FAYAD JOSEPH (priest)
Gloucester MA 2 agosto 1919
Professione temporanea 9 settembre 1941
Professione perpetua 9 settembre 1944
Ordinazione 12 giugno 1948
Morto 20 agosto 2007
With deep regret, I write to inform you of the death of our confrere, FATHER SAMUEL FAYAD, C.S.S. Fr. Sam passed away on Monday, August 20, 2007 at The Elizabeth Seton Nursing Facility, 125 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA. Born on August 2, 1919 in Gloucester, MA, Fr. Sam was 88 years old at the time of his death. His parents, both deceased, were George Joseph and Marina (Lattof). He had 5 brothers (Jonathan, George, Herbert, Everette and John) and 5 sisters (Helen Foote, Adele Joseph, Sally Lockwood, Marion Sargent and Yvone Cogan) — Deceased among his siblings are: Everette Joseph, John Joseph, Herbert Joseph, Helen Foote and Adele Joseph.
Fr. Sam attended St. Ann Grammar and High Schools, Gloucester, MA, The Stigmatine Seminary and Novitiate, Waltham, MA and Elm Bank Seminary, Wellesley, MA. He entered the Stigmatine Seminary on September 9, 1939, professed his first vows on September 9, 1941, professed his final vows on September 9, 1944 and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Saint Paul Church, Wellesley, MA, by the then Auxiliary Bishop John J. Wright (later Cardinal Wright) on June 12, 1948.
Fr. Sam served at many assignments during his priestly ministry. Among them include:
· English Teacher, Stepinac High School, White Plains, N.Y.
· Parochial Vicar, Mount Cannel Church, White Plains
· Vice Rector, Stigmatine Minor Seminary, Waltham, MA
· Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Parish, Lynn, MA
· Vocation Director, Elm Bank Seminary, Wellesley, MA
· Mission Band Director, Waltham, MA
· Pastor, Our Lady of Ozark Parish, Winslow, Arkansas
· Mission Procurator, Waltham, MA
· Pastor, Mount Cannel Parish, White Plains, N.Y.
· Pastor, All Saints Parish, Manassas, VA
· Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Milford, MA
· Fr. Sam retired to Saint Joseph Hall, Waltham, MA, in 1995.
The Stigmatine Community remembers Father Sam's wonderful sense of humor and dedication to all his ministerial assignments. He always offered his very best and was ready to serve wherever he was called. During his long and difficult illness, Father Sam was never known to complain and he was truly an example to everyone of a priest who did God's will. It may be said that he exercised "holy resignation" to the will of God.
Father Sam's Wake will be at The Espousal Center Chapel, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA on Sunday, August 26, from 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. and his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Espousal Center Chapel on Monday, August 27, at 10:30 A.M.. His burial will follow at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Milford, MA, at 1:30 P.M.
May God grant Father Sam eternal reward in His Kingdom —
May He Rest in Peace