Father Albert J. Fey, C.PP.S. of the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood died on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, OH. He was 92 years old.
Albert Joseph Fey was born on December 28, 1920, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Leo and Mary (Keddie) Fey. He entered Brunnerdale Seminary in Canton, OH in October, 1934 and made Temporary Incorporation on November 30, 1938, at St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, IN. He was Definitively Incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on December 3, 1941 at St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena, OH, and ordained to the Priesthood at St. Charles on February 2, 1946.
Father Al spent more than 60 years as a priest in parish ministry, beginning on February 27, 1946 when he was assigned as parochial vicar to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Mt. Vernon, OH. For the next ten years, Father Fey served as parochial vicar in parishes in Ohio and Virginia. On June 20, 1956, Father Al was named pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Blackstone, VA. He remained there until 1961, when he was named pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mystic, IA, with a mission at Rathbun. It was during his 16-year tenure as pastor in Mystic, that Father Al delivered the dedication prayer for the Rathbun Lake Dam in 1971. The president of the United States at the time, Richard M. Nixon, attended the dedication and in his speech referred twice to Father Fey’s “eloquent prayer.”
In August, 1977 , Father Fey moved to Sacred Heart Parish in Miami, O