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Father Aidan C. McMullen Dies at 89

Tuesday, May 30, 2006  
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Father Aidan C. McMullen, S.J., a former History Professor and Academic Dean at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ died on Sunday, May 28.  He was 89 years old.


Born in Jamaica, Queens, Father McMullen graduated from Brooklyn Prep High School.  He entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Wernersville, PA upon graduation.


Father McMullen served the Society of Jesuit for more than 60 years.  He was ordained a priest on June 22, 1947 and took his final vows in the Order on August 15, 1951.


He was affiliated with Saint Peter’s College for more than 50 years.  Father McMullen held a variety of positions at the College over the years, including Professor of History, Academic Dean and Director of High School Relations.  Father McMullen also was the moderator of the school’s Glee Club. He served as a counselor at Saint Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island, NY from 1986-1990.  He lived at the Jesuit Infirmary for the New York Province at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY from 2003 until his death.


Father McMullen is survived by two sisters, Sister Grail McMullen, RSCJ and Sister Faine McMullen, RSCJ, of Albany, NY.  Both are members of the Religious of the Sacred Heart.


“Father McMullen served the entire Saint Peter’s family faithfully for over 50 years,” said Father Edward Heavey, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community at Saint Peter’s College.  “He was very dedicated to his students, both in and outside the classroom,” said Father Heavey.  He will be deeply missed.”

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