It is with great sadness that we learn that Professor Emeritus Joe Lanigan died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Wednesday, January 21, at the age of 92.
Joe retired from The Integral Program and the Department of Philosophy in 2005, bringing to a close one of the longest and most exemplary careers in the College's history, which began in 1959.
All who knew Joe were extremely fond of this kind, generous, committed and talented individual - and many generations of students were blessed by his multiple gifts.
Widely recognized as one of our most dedicated teachers, Joe also compiled an estimable record of service and maintained an active scholarly agenda. His contributions to the aims and ideals of the College, and specifically to the Integral Program and Philosophy Department, were outstanding.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at the Saint Mary's College Chapel on Saturday, February 14, at 10:30 a.m.
A reception will follow in Dryden Hall.
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and all who knew and will miss him. May he rest in peace.