Friar Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv. – 1957-2023

Friar Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv.

The Franciscan Friars Conventual are saddened to announce that our brother, + Friar Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv., was embraced by Sister Death late on the evening of Friday, June 23.

Fr. Joe, as he was known, ministered for three decades in the Diocese of Buffalo as executive director of The Franciscan Center, while also serving as chaplain for the Erie County Department of Emergency Services. His most recent assignment was as the associate director of Formation for our Postulancy Program, located in Chicago.

“The friars woke up today to the unexpected news of the loss of our brother, Joe,” said Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial of the Our Lady of the Angels Province of which Fr. Joe was a member. “Right now, the friars are in mourning.”

We know that our good Fr. Joe was beloved by many, who will want to pay their respects. We ask your patience as arrangements are made Details will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

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