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Father John M. Egan, O.P.

North Smithfield, RI - Egan, Father John Martin, O.P., died peacefully on the evening of Thursday, November 29, 2018, at St. Antoine's Residence, North Smithfield, RI, at the age of 91. Fr. Egan faithfully served the Church as a Dominican priest for over 60 years. He taught at Providence College, Barry College, Salve Regina College, and St. Mary's of the Spring College. He served as a missionary in Peru, a chaplain to Dominican sisters, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Springfield, KY, and as a chaplain for the Veterans Administration. He was preceded in death by his parents William Lawrence Egan and Elizabeth Margaret (Nehs) Egan. He is survived by his brother Lawrence, his sister Rosemary Gouin, and his nieces and nephews.

Fr. Egan's body will be received into the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas at Providence College at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Office of the Dead will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. His body will then be laid to rest in the Dominican section of the St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. For directions, and online condolences, please visit

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on Dec. 4, 2018
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