Father William Frazier, M.M.


Father William Frazier, M.M., who taught for 33 years at Maryknoll School of Theology in Ossining, died March 23 at Maryknoll Society Center. He was 89.

Father Frazier taught at Maryknoll, 1978-2004 and 1970-1977. He also was a teacher at Maryknoll College Seminary in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and was the recipient of the Mission Cross in 1995 in honor of his mission-driven commitment, vocation and accomplishments.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the Mary-knoll Fathers in 1948, professed his final vows in 1955 and was ordained in 1956.

He received bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and sacred theology, and a master’s in religious education, all from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining. He earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree in dogmatic theology from Angelicum University, Rome.

His brother, Jerome Frazier, and his sister, Barbara Bernard, survive him.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated April 12 in Mary-knoll’s Queen of the Apostles Chapel. Burial was in Maryknoll Society Cemetery.


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