Father Dan Hurley O.F.M.
(June 7, 1919 - March 13, 2010)
Father Hurley O.F.M. was born and raised in Albany, New York. After graduating from the Vincentian Institute in 1936, Father Hurley enrolled at St. Bonaventure College where he earned a Bachelor's degree in the classics. Following his college graduation in 1940, Father Hurley entered the Franciscan Novitiate. He was solemnly professed by 1944, and ordained on June 17, 1945. Afterwards in 1946 he received his Master's degree from St. Bonaventure.
After completing his degrees, Father Hurley worked in one of Holy Name Province's educational institutions as a classroom teacher and director of Franciscan students information and also director of college students. He returned to St. Bonaventure in 1955 and was there for the next 6 years. This was followed by some time spent at Siena College in Loudonville, New York and Holy Name College in Washington, D.C., Father Hurley returned to St. Bonaventure to minister until his retirement in June of 1990. Afterwards, Father Hurley began working at the Campus Ministry. Father Hurley was also chaplain of the National Alumni Board for 30 years and chaplain of the college's Knights of Columbus council from 1980 until 1994. Dan Hurley was one of the first to team up with Father Dan Riley in 1983 to form the new Mount Irenaeus ministry, which has grown considerably since then and is a staple of the St. Bonaventure community. He is a source of inspiration for countless people and will be forever remembered as an 'extraordinary' man at St. Bonaventure.
Fr. Hurley died March 13, 2010 at age 90.
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