FOLEY, BROTHER BRENDAN, FSC 87, of Christian Brothers Center, Narragansett, Rhode Island, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
Brother Brendan was born in Jamaica, New York on November 24,
He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools after graduating from De La Salle Academy in Newport (1949).
He then went to Barrytown, NY, receiving the habit of the
Brother Brendan began his teaching career at St Patrick’s High School of Newburgh, NY, in 1954, moving to teach at Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester, NH in 1957.
In 1961, Brother Brendan boarded a ship heading for Africa and settled at Kamwenja (a teacher training college) in Kenya. From there he went to teach math and science in Thompson’s Falls (Nyahururu, Laikipia High School) in 1964.
He then spent twenty years at St Pius Minor Seminary (serving as the Rector) in Musoma, Tanzania. Returning to Kenya in 1987, he taught and administered at Rongai Agricultural and Technical Secondary School, St Paul’s Secondary School in Marsabit, and Mwangaza College.
He also served a year as a Director of Postulants and a year as Dean of Students at Christ the Teacher College in Nairobi, Kenya. He then returned to his home province and retired at Christian Brothers Center in Narragansett, RI in 2014.
Brother Brendan will be waked at Christian Brothers Center, 635 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI on Friday, December 21,
A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrate the life of Brother Brendan at the chapel of Our Lady of the Star at 635 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI at 10:30 AM on Saturday at 10:30 AM.
Burial will take place at Christian Brothers Cemetery following Mass. In lieu of flowers.