WASHINGTON, D.C. Dominican Father William Andrew Newman died on April 28 at George Washington University Hospital after a brief illness. He was 79.
Born on Feb. 12, 1930, in New Haven, he was the son of the late Thomas and Agnes (Carroll) Newman. He attended St. Mary Elementary School and St. Mary High School, both in New Haven. He was professed as a Dominican friar in 1951 and ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1957, at St. Dominic Church in Washington.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin in 1952 from Providence College in Rhode Island and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in 1958 from the Pontifical University of the Immaculate Conception in Washington and Doctor of Sacred Theology degree (S.T.D.) in 1970 from The Catholic University of America in Washington.
From 1958-90, Father Newman had assignments in the teaching apostolate of the Province of St. Joseph. He taught at Aquinas College High School in Columbus, Ohio; Siena College in Memphis, Tenn.; Providence College; and the Pontifical University of the Immaculate Conception, where he also was the director of field education for the Dominican seminarians.
Father Newman also spent semesters teaching at St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore; Mount St. Marys Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.; and the Angelicum University in Rome.
Father Newman was the associate pastor at St. Dominic Parish in Washington from 1990 to 2007.
He moved to the Center for Assisted Living at St. Dominic Priory in Washington in April 2008.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 2 at St. Dominic Church in Washington. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington.
Donations in Father Newmans memory may be made to the Dominican Friars Center for Assisted Living, 630 E St. SW, Washington, DC 20024.