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Father Bob Giguere, SS (1917-2003)

Father Robert J. Giguere, S.S., 85, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Society of St. Sulpice (Sulpician Fathers) for 58 years, died of cancer February 10, 2003, at his residence in Mountain View, California.

Father Bob GiguereHe taught for one year (1945-1946) at St. Charles College in Catonsville, Maryland, and then completed his year of Solitude (1946-1947) at Catonsville before being assigned to California. Father spent the next 55 years of his priesthood as teacher/professor at St. Joseph's and St. Patrick's Colleges (1948-1966 and 1981-1987); St. Patrick's Seminary (1954-1967); Santa Clara University (1966-1968); and College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California (1968-1971). He was associate chaplain for the St. Ann's Stanford University Newman Center in Palo Alto, California, from 1954 until 1989, and served as chaplain to the Little Sisters of the Holy Family from 1949 until 1989. He continued to teach at St. Joseph's College and St. Patrick's Seminary and Theologate until he was 82.

Father Giguere was born in 1917 in Chicopee, Massachusetts, graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1939, received an M.A. in Literature at Boston University in 1941, and was ordained a priest on the Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6, 1945, at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He studied at the Sulpician Seminary (Theological College) in Washington, D.C., where he received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Catholic University in 1950.

Fr. Bob Giguere

Although there are no surviving family members, Father Giguere is survived by the many people whose lives he touched.