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Father Bertram Mulligan, OFM Cap.
November 1st, 2016

Capuchin Father Bertram Mulligan died Oct. 29, at Mercy Care and Retirement Center in Oakland where he has lived since retiring in 2007. Father Bertram, who was 94 years old, entered the Capuchin Franciscan Order in Ireland Oct. 3, 1941, made solemn vows Oct. 4, 1945 and was ordained to the priesthood June 16, 1949 beginning 58 years of ministry in the Western United States, including five years as pastor of Our Lady of Angels Parish, Burlingame, just months later.

“Father Bertram was a very tranquil man,” his congregation said in a statement. “His tranquility came from a deep inner peace and strength that came from his life of prayer. He was gentle, humble, unassuming, kind and patient. He embodied the definition of what is a gentleman.”

Father Bertram is survived by his brother Aidan Mulligan and his sister Marie McDonnell.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Nov. 4, 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, with interment at San Lorenzo Friary, Santa Ynez Nov. 5.

Remembrances may be made to the Capuchin Franciscan Foundation for Retired Friars, 1345 Cortez Ave., Burlingame 94010.

From November 3, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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