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Fr Michael Feeney

Fr Michael Feeney

Birth
Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, USA
Death 4 Feb 2000 (aged 80)
Lacey, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Burial Lacey, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 30072331 · View Source
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The Rev. Michael Feeney, a Roman Catholic Benedictine monk and president emeritus of St. Martin's College passed away on February 4, 2000 at the age of 80.

He was born in Bremerton and along with his eight siblings grew up in Holy Rosary Parish in West Seattle. He graduated from Seattle's O'Dea High School in 1937 and earned his master's degree in sociology at the University of Washington in 1953.

After high school, he studied theology at St. Martin's College, professed vows at St. Martin's Abbey and finished his studies at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. In 1946, he was ordained a priest at Seattle's St. James Cathedral.
Father Feeney also returned often to preach at favorite parishes from his youth - West Seattle's Holy Rosary and Assumption in Seattle's Bryant neighborhood. He also pastored at a church in Shelton, Mason County. He was a chaplain at Olympia and Tacoma hospitals for the last 20 years and also served as a State Patrol chaplain in the mid 70's.

He taught and served as principal at St. Martin's High School, and was the abbey's prior from 1959 until being named St. Martin's College president.
A familiar figure on the St. Martin's campus, he took pleasure in felling damaged trees and splitting them into firewood for the abbey.

Father Mike is survived by his sisters Jeanette Allen of Everett; Rosemary Jordan, Sioux City, Iowa; Diana Feeney and many nieces and nephews.

Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Abbey Church, St. Martin's College



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  • Originally Created by: Elaine and Bill Schrock
  • Added: 25 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30072331
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fr Michael Feeney (15 Mar 1919–4 Feb 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30072331, citing Saint Martins Abbey Cemetery, Lacey, Thurston County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Garden of Memories (contributor 47930188) .