REQUIESCAT in PACE Father Edward Joseph Mullowney, SSJ

Father Edward J. Mullowney, SSJ

Oct. 24, 1927 – Dec. 8, 2019

Josephite Father Edward Joseph Mullowney died early on Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Josephite Senior Residence at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, DC. He was the last of 15 Josephites ordained in 1955. He had recently suffered from cancer and was 92-years old in his 11thyear of retirement.

Father Edward Joseph Mullowney hails from Brooklyn, New York, where he was born to Edward and Ann Brady Mullowney on Oct. 24, 1927.

Educated at St. Agnes Elementary and High School in Rockville Center, he moved to the Brooklyn Diocesan Minor Seminary, Brooklyn College. He then felt called to the Josephites and entered their novitiate at Newburgh, New York, in August 1950.

Continuing the course at St. Joseph Seminary at Washington, DC, Father Mullowney was ordained a priest at The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on June 4, 1955.

His first period of ministry was at St. Richard’s parish in the Roxbury section of Boston as associate pastor for four years. After that, he was assigned to Corpus Christi Church in New Orleans for a five-year associate term. Father’s Mullowney’s next assignment was north to Washington and to St. Benedict the Moor parish, first for two years as associate and for the next five years as pastor.

In 1971 Father Mullowney was named treasurer of the Society and spent the next 28 years at the Josephite House of Administration (The Generalate) in Baltimore. At the turn of the century, he became rector of St. Joseph Manor and where, in 2008, he retired from administrative duty.

Father Mullowney had a great love for stamp collecting and participated in several Philatelic Organizations which included being Past President of the Baltimore Philatelic Society, the German Philatelic Society, the American Air Mail Society, and a member of the Expert Committee of the American Philatelic Society. Several Philatelic awards (Gold, Grand, and Vatican) had been awarded to Father Mullowney


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