Brother Campion Lally, O.S.F. currently serves the Franciscan Brothers as Business Manager and a member of the Congregational Finance Committee.
Robert Francis Lally, son of the late Francis and Dorothy Lally(nee Simon), entered the Franciscan Brothers in January 1955 from St. Francis Prep, taking the religious name Campion. He received the Franciscan Habit in 1955 and was professed in 1957.
Brother was award a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from St. Francis College in 1964, and a Master of Science in Mathematics Education from Yeshiva University in 1966. He continued his education at St. John's University School of Law where he was awarded a J.D. in 1991. He was admitted to the Bar in New York and Florida. His areas of practice include Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, Wills and Real Estate.
Brother Campion began his teaching career at St. Joseph's School in Babylon in 1956. He subsequently taught at St. Anthony's School in Greenpoint (1957-58) and St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Carroll Gardens (1958-60). In 1960 he was assigned to St. Francis Prep. where he taught Latin and Math. In 1963 he was transferred to Bishop Ford High School. In 1967 he returned to St. Francis Prep as Chairman of the Math Department. He served as Assistant Principal of the Prep from 1983-1990, when he left teaching to complete his law degree.
Brother was active in the New York City Board of Education, having been elected to the Community School Board District 14 (Greenpoint-Williamsburgh) for 19 years, serving as its President for 11 of those years.
In 1993, Brother worked as Attorney in the Legal Department of the NYC Human Resources Administration. From 1994-1997 he served the Diocese of Rockville Centre as Executive Director of the Office of Health Ministry. Among his duties was Secretary of the Boards of Trustees of the Hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. He served two terms on the Continuing Care Board of the CHS, and is presently a member of the Foundation Board of Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Center in West Islip, New York. He has been on the Board of Directors of St. Agnes Academic High School College Point, since 1993. Brother served on the General Council of the Franciscan Brothers (1999-2003).
Brother Campion continues to share his talents and Franciscan Charism through his various ministries.