Thoughts and Prayers, passing of Fr. Alfred L. Morisette, S.J.

TO: The Gonzaga Community
FROM: Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil., President
SUBJ: Thoughts and Prayers for the passing of Fr. Alfred L. Morisette, S.J.
DATE: January 21, 2014

Fr. Morisette

It is with sadness that I inform you that Fr. Alfred L. Morisette, S.J., passed away on Sunday at the Jesuit Infirmary in Spokane. Fr. Morisette entered the Society of Jesus on August 13, 1948, was ordained June 17, 1961, and took final vows on February 2, 1966.

Well-known to many faculty and staff of this community, Fr. Morisette held numerous positions during his time at Gonzaga. A longtime member (and Chair) of the Modern Languages department, Fr. Al served in various administrative positions: Counselor in Admission, Chaplain at Crimont Residence Hall, and Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences among them.

He was a dedicated teacher, directing his attention and focus to those who needed it most. Each spring Fr. Morisette would review the undergraduate applications looking for possible participants in his experimental "New Start" program. Over time, hundreds of students successfully accomplished their goal of a college degree by entering Gonzaga through this conditional admission program.

I ask that you please keep Fr. Morisette in your thoughts and prayers along with his friends, family, and Jesuit brothers.

Services for Fr. Morisette are as follows:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

7:00 p.m.
Jesuit House Chapel
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington

Funeral Mass
Friday, January 24, 2014

11:00 a.m.
St. Aloysius Church
Spokane, Washington

Reception immediately following at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the Gonzaga campus.

Friday, January 24, 2014

1:30 p.m.
Mt. St. Michael Cemetery
Spokane, Washington

Notes of condolence may be sent to Fr. Morisette’s sister, Mary Lou Lachowsky, 10609 Russell Rd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil.

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