Funeral Held for Fr. David (John) Granfield

August 14, 2010

On Saturday Fr. David Granfield, OSB, age 88, was buried in the Abbey graveyard after a funeral Mass attended by his brother, cousins, many concelebrants, former students, faculty members of the Columbus School of Law where he taught for over thirty years, and many friends. His brother, Fr. Patrick Granfield, OSB, preached the homily and Prior Simon presided as principal celebrant. In his homily Fr. Patrick reflected on the meaning and richness of prayer in his brother’s life, and his long interest in and appreciation of the prayers of other religions. Attendees were invited to a reception in the Abbey after the burial.