Husband, Father, Teacher, Coach, & Servant of God
July 15, 1937 – June 9,1998
After serving in the Air Force “Colonel P.” (as he was referred to) loved teaching and coaching students at Seton School. He also coached several AAU championship basketball teams. He had a profound impact on many youths – changing their lives because he cared for them. He dispensed wisdom. He dispensed love. A devout Catholic, he taught moral lessons but did it with the candor and humor that were his hallmarks.

Diagnosed with cancer at age 60 with only three months to live, he taught the Seton community “Trustful Surrender” to God’s will. When Colonel P. died in June 1998, it was evident he had affected many lives. Over 900 people attended his funeral.

His wife Jane and seven children carry on his legacy of faith through teaching, raising Catholic families, and serving the Church in religious life.

Seton Logo two tonedColonel P. Memorial Scholarship Award

The Colonel P. Memorial Scholarship Award was established by the Seton Boosters 1) to honor the deceased Seton teacher and coach Colonel Michael Pennefather; and 2) to encourage and reward Seton student-athletes exemplifying the values espoused and demonstrated by Colonel P. and, in so doing, perpetuate his teaching.

A $500 cash scholarship will be awarded to one college-bound Seton male and one female varsity-level student-athlete who strongly lives and demonstrates the Catholic Faith in daily life, in athletics, and through service to the Seton community.

Scholarship winners will be announced at the End of Year Sports Night.

Click here for the application.

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