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Brother Lloyd, C.F.X. (Anthony J. Markowski), 87, died Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017, at Marian Manor in South Boston.
Born in Baltimore on Nov. 17, 1929, he was the son of the late Stefan and Stella (Ketzka) Markowski.
He was raised and educated in Baltimore, and was a 1948 graduate of Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore.
Following service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he entered the Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier on July 8, 1955. Two months later, he received the holy habit and took the religious name Brother Lloyd. During his ministry of 62 years, Brother Lloyd taught at numerous Catholic elementary schools, mostly in Brooklyn and Maryland. He also served in childcare institutions conducted by the Brothers, the Working Boys' Home in Newton Highlands, Mass., and at Don Bosco Hall in Detroit. In 1985, he began work with the Leonardtown Printing Press in Maryland, and subsequently volunteered at Saint Aloysius Church in Leonardtown until becoming a member of the community at Xaverian House in Danvers in 2013.
Brother Lloyd had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and her rosary. He was an accomplished harmonica player.
In addition to his brothers in religion, he leaves several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Saint John’s Preparatory School, 72 Spring St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Xaverian Brothers Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation will begin prior to the Mass in the chapel at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Xaverian Brothers Retirement Fund, 4409 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229. Arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on  July 26, 2017
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