Fr. Caufield was born on October 10, 1936. Growing up in the New York City area, he attended the Jesuit-run Brooklyn Preparatory High School. He entered the Society of Jesus at Bellarmine College in Plattsburg, New York on July 30, 1954.
After earning a degree in Guidance, Fr. Caufield held positions at Xavier High School, Saint Peter's Preparatory, and Regis High School. He was also involved in Jesuit seminarian education in the New York area.
At Regis, Fr. Caufield served as both a Guidance Counselor and as the school's first Faculty Chaplain, a position referred to today as the Director of Ignatian Programs. Fr. Caufield dedicated much of his time at Regis to developing the religious formation goals for the school. He was passionate about serving Regis students, faculty, and staff in this capacity.
Arrangements for Fr. Caufield are as follows:
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Prayer Service at 7:00 PM
Murray-Weigel Hall | 515 East Fordham Road | Bronx, NY 10458
Mass of Christian Burial:
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 9:30 a.m.
Fordham University Church | Bronx, NY 10458
Jesuit Cemetery | Auriesville, NY
Notes of condolence may be sent to Father Caufield's cousins:
Mr. & Mrs. Richard (Dick & Cathy) Freiburger
680 Madison Street | Bohemia, NY 11767
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Above: Fr. Caufield presiding over a mass at Saint Ignatius Loyola Church in this undated photo from the 2004 Regis yearbook. In 2004, Regis celebrated the 50th anniversary of Fr. Caufield's ordination as a Jesuit.