Fr. William Arthur Healy O.C.D.
Healy, O.C.D., Fr. William Arthur Fr. William A. Healy, OCD, 96, senior-most member of the Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, died October 12, 2016 at St Anne's Home in Milwaukee. Fr. Bill was preceded in death by his parents William and Ida (Meyer) Healy and sisters Irene Whelan and Marie O'Gara. He is survived by his sister Elaine Straw, 30 nieces and nephews, and the Discalced Carmelite Friars with whom he lived and served for more than 76 years. Fr. Bill entered the order at Holy Hill, WI in 1939. He made his first profession of vows September 27, 1940 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1946. He served for many years as promoter of the missions and as spiritual assistant to the Secular Order. He was renowned for his preaching and his numerous retreats across the country. Since 1972, for nearly 40 years, Fr. Bill had been a member of the Discalced Carmelite community at St. Florian Parish in West Milwaukee generously serving the parishioners there. Visitation Monday, October 17th 4PM-7PM and Tuesday, October 18th 12PM-2PM in the Basilica at Holy Hill, 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus WI. Mass of Resurrection in the Basilica on Tuesday, October 18th at 2PM. Burial in the Carmelite Cemetery. Memorials to the Discalced Carmelite Friars' Sick and Elderly Fund at 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, WI 53033 would be appreciated. www.berndt-ledesma.com
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