There has been great sadness expressed in both Ireland and the USA following the sad passing of Fr. Bartley McFadden.
Fr. McFadden was a native of Annagry in West Donegal, but spent most of his career in Boston, and he passed away on St Patrick’s Day.
Fr. McFadden was the eighth and longest serving President in the renowned educational facility Stonehill College.
Fr. MacPháidín, 79, took office in 1978 and led the College for 22 years.
Under his leadership, Stonehill’s academic reputation grew dramatically and the College’s facilities and endowment were enhanced considerably.
Stonehill President (Rev.) John Denning, C.S.C. said, “Fr. MacPháidín affected every facet of Stonehill life, including academics, finances, physical plant, community involvement, student life, and public image.
“Fr. Bartley was a dynamic president. The College grew dramatically under his leadership. He rallied alumni and friends to the Stonehill cause and translated that affection into a powerful instrument in moving the College forward.
As a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, he was dedicated to the College and that deep commitment was evident in how he transformed the College academically, aesthetically and financially.”Tags: