J. Francis “Frank” Wray, 92, of St. Paul died July 9, 2017.

Frank was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Evanston, Ill. He joined the Christian Brothers in 1943 and graduated in 1947 from St. Mary’s University, Winona. He later went on to get his master’s degree at St. Mary’s and then a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. Frank was a teacher at heart and taught at many Christian Brothers schools in the Midwest. He was the provincial of the Midwest Region for the Christian Brothers.

In 1971, Frank married Elaine McCormick. Frank spent a number of years teaching and then chairing the Education Department at the College of St. Benedict, before assuming the role as president at Totino Grace High School, Fridley, during the 1980s.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Frank is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Anne Wray, and members of Elaine’s family.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate the lives of Frank and Elaine was held July 20 at the Church of St. Cecilia’s, with interment at St. Anastasia Cemetery, Hutchinson, Minn.

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