Rev. Leonard Thomas Walsh

New York Journal-American
October 17, 1954

BUTLER, N.J., Oct 16 - The Rev. Leonard Thomas Walsh, 57, O.F.N., of St. Francis Monastery here died last night.

Father Leonard came to the monastery in 1948 from St. Francis College in Brooklyn where he taught philosophy.

Born in Brooklyn, he received his early education at St. Anthony's and St. Francis' Preparatory schools there, and later at St. Joseph's Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y.

He was received into the Franciscan Order in 1919, and ordained to the priesthood in 1926.

After a short time at St. Joseph's Church in East Rutherford, N.J., he was appointed superior of the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, where he served from 1937 to 1943.

In 1943 he was assigned to the philosophy department of St. Bonaventure College of New York and later to a similar department at St. Francis College.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William Moran of Brooklyn and Mrs. Edward J. Moran of Ridgewood, N.J.


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