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Monsignor LeFrois dies in Valdosta after long illness

Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
Monsignor Marvin J. LeFrois, 94, a retired priest of the Diocese of Savannah died Nov. 9 at a Hospice in Valdosta after a long illness.
 
A native of Greece, New York, Monsignor LeFrois was ordained a priest in Rochester, New York in 1949. 
 
He began service in the Diocese of Savannah as an assistant pastor of Holy Family Church in Columbus, Georgia in 1951. His other assignments included assistant rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, pastor of St. Teresa Church in Albany, pastor of St. Anne Church in Columbus, pastor of St. Mary on the Hill Church in Augusta, and pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Warner Robins. He retired after serving as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Valdosta in 1994. Father Marv had been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 69 years. He served as faithful Friar for many years for Assembly 2022. 
 
Although he was elevated to the position of domestic prelate with the title of Monsignor in 1966, he had a lifelong preference to be called “Father Marv.”
 
Monsignor LeFrois is survived by six nephews, Thomas Conrad, Richard Conrad, Bernard Conrad, James Conrad, Philip Conrad, Daniel Conrad, and one niece, Michelle Rowley all of the Rochester, New York area. 
 
Three of his brothers, all of whom are deceased, also were ordained priests, including Father Chris LeFrois, who also served in the Diocese of Savannah. 
 
Bishop J. Kevin Boland celebrated the Funeral Mass Nov. 12 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Valdosta. 
 
Burial was on Nov. 17 at the Catholic Cemetery in Savannah with Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. presiding.
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