A funeral Mass was offered Oct. 3 at St. Anthony's Church, Butler, N.J. for Rev. Rayner Williams, OFM, who died Sept. 30. He was 88 and had been a Franciscan friar for 64 years and a priest for 59.
A native of Jessup, Pa., he served in the U.S. Navy and taught accounting and economics at Siena College in Loudonville, later returning to Siena as a professor, assistant dean of discipline, director of student personnel and treasurer until 1970. He then served in administration for his order's Holy Name Province in New York City and New Jersey, retiring in 2007.
Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler, N.J.