Father Brice Ingelsby, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1922-1966)

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Born Edward Ingelsby on December 12, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Francis and Margaret Ottenburg. He attended Transfiguration Elementary School and West Catholic High School, Philadelphia. In 1940 he entered Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, New York. He professed his vows on August 15, 1943. His religious name was Brice. He was ordained on June 2, 1950 by Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy of Brooklyn, New York in the St. James Pro-Cathedral. Following ordination he attended The Catholic University of America and earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biology. After serving as a professor at Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk he spent several years as a retreat master at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jamaica, New York, West Springfield, Massachusetts and West Hartford, Connecticut before his assignment in 1965 to Brighton, Massachusetts. He had both the skill of the scientist and the preacher. He was an understanding man noted for his compassion He died suddenly while preaching a retreat in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He was in a diabetic coma. He had suffered a massive coronary thrombosis.