1876 – 1940 (November 13)
Patrick Edward Moynihan, the son of Timothy Moynihan and Lucy Sullivan, was born in Hoosick Falls, New York on July 24, 1876, and was baptized in Immaculate Conception Church there on July27, 1876. He studied at Union School, Hoosick Falls, and then at Villanova. He entered the novitiate at Villanova on May 4, 1896, and was professed on May 4, 1897. Solemn Profession followed on June 7, 1900. Following studies, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Edmund Prendergast at Villanova on January 19, 1901.
After ordination, Father Moynihan was assigned to San Agustin, Havana, Cuba where he served for 25 years. In 1906 he was named rector and prior there. In 1926, he became prior and pastor of our new foundation, also named San Agustin, at Mariano, Cuba, and remained there until he was transferred in 1934 to Saint Mary's Parish in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he served until his death.
Father Moynihan was 64 when he died on November 13, 1940 in Lawrence. Requiem Masses were offered in Lawrence and at Hoosick Falls. He was buried in the Augustinian section of Saint John’s Cemetery, Troy, New York.